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Lauren Ash in Bathing Suit is "Thriving"

Here’s how she stays in shape. 

Lauren Ash is a multitalented, successful woman. She's known for her roles on the TV series Superstore and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. She's a successful podcast host (of True Crime & Cocktails). She's also not afraid to show off her body, as evidenced by her most recent Instagram post. In it, she posed in a white bikini with palm leaves. Ash captioned the post, "Thriving." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Lauren Ash stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She Gets Enough Sleep


Ash spilled a lot of her wellness secrets in an interview with Parade. She says that despite her busy schedule, she still manages to get enough rest each day. "When you get going and when you're working a show that you're often having to be at work at 6 a.m., and you don't necessarily wind down as early as you should the night before, it can be tough to find time for yourself. I've really been embracing just rest. I don't know the last time I had eight hours sleep three nights in a row, and I managed to this week."


She Has Lazy Days


Ash says that she likes to have lazy days to herself, and that it helps her wellbeing. "Just have a Sunday where you do nothing," she tells Parade. "Lay around, cover yourselves in dogs and cats like I like to do, and just put on some Netflix. There's so much value I think in just allowing yourself to be still. It feels lazy. It feels like I should be doing something. I automatically start thinking, 'Tina Fey's not sitting around doing nothing!' But I think sometimes she does sit around and does nothing and I have to remind myself of that."


She's Confident

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Ash is all about body positivity. She tells Parade that she believes confidence in herself is an important thing. "I encourage anyone to try to stop negative self-talk because it's a really powerful thing. And it's funny because I just speak openly to other people about how beautiful I think I am and it really kind of takes people back. They think that you're being self-involved or whatever, but I'm like, 'Why shouldn't we?' I think it's more interesting when people love themselves and I think we're past the era where it's like, 'Oh, we need to be quiet and not brag' or whatever."


She Gives Herself Compliments

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Ash revealed in this Instagram post that one of her self-confidence secrets is giving herself compliments. "I believe that confidence is a daily practice," she writes. "And some days are harder than others. But you have to make a choice to be kind to yourself, to compliment yourself and to reallllllly believe it. I encourage you, the next time you think something negative about your appearance, to then tell yourself something you LOVE about your appearance. Doesn't matter how small it is. Something positive. It can feel uncomfortable but the more you do it, the easier it gets. And if you truly can't think of anything, fake it. Tell yourself you have pretty eyes or a nice smile or great hands. It doesn't matter. I promise you, committing to this as a daily practice will help shift your perspective over time."


She Has No Time For Haters

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Ash has been subjected to a lot of negative comments on her body. After she lost a lot of weight, she received a lot of criticism and questions about her health. Ash hit back in this Instagram post. "I have always posted photos celebrating my body. I'm not going to stop now. I'm more confident and happier than ever before in my life and I enjoy commemorating that with fashion posts and all that fun stuff. If you don't like it, and it's upsetting to you, please unfollow and no need to inform me that you did. I honestly never expected the vitriol I've experienced over the past week simply because I've lost weight. You have no ownership over my body. Nor do you over any person in the public eye. And honestly? Would you ever tell a man he was no longer a role model because he lost weight? Exactly. Thanks for coming to my TED Talk."


Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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