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Selma Blair in Bathing Suit Celebrates "50 Years"

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Selma Blair, the actor and author of Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up, is celebrating her 50th birthday! And she made sure to break out her swimsuits. Blair posted a series of photos on Instagram of herself, her dog, and her son, spending a day at the pool. She captioned the post, "50 years. And I woke sober and happy and groggy. And filled with love and messages. Dad even encouraged Arthur to make a real card after a few prank efforts from the lil Saint. We jumped in the pool and snapped a shot to commemorate. Naturally. And so I can write how much I appreciate you all. I wouldn't be in this incredible time of my life, in a rainbow float, in the sun, amazed at how I have grown up. Grown wiser. Grown more at peace. Because of you. The love. The atta girl you all gave me to open up. And be freeeeeee. Of the bad parts. Perspective. Bless it. Happy birthday to all of us. 🎂" How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Selma Blair 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 Uses Spoon Theory

To manage her MS, Blair uses spoon theory to get through each day. She explained to The Guardian, "You learn to think to yourself, 'OK I've really only got two spoons today, so don't shower, and I can't eat yet because I don't have time to vomit. And the lights and the stimulus on set, all the things I normally love, can leave me quite befuddled. My mind will trip up."


She Wasn't In A Hurry To Lose The Baby Weight

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After having her son, Blair wasn't in a rush to lose weight. She told Us Weekly, "I actually haven't lost any weight since the day I left the hospital. I still weigh the exact same number. I haven't really been focusing on that at all, because I've been running around to different things like Toronto [International Film Festival] and Venice [Film Festival]."


She Got Her Diet From A Fellow Actress

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Blair was eating healthy after becoming a mom. She told Us Weekly that she turned to a fellow actress' diet to eat healthy. "I've been following Alicia Silverstone's The Kind Diet," said Blair. "It helps with my clarity and endurance."


She Stays Optimistic

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Blair tells The Guardian that she didn't let her MS break her. She says that she stays optimistic throughout everything. "You know, this wasn't a death sentence for me. We all have a death sentence somewhere written in the stars. And hopefully, we will all learn to live our lives before that death sentence starts."


She Has Supportive Friends


In an interview with People, Blair revealed that she has gotten a lot of support after her diagnosis. She says that her friends bring meals for her or have things delivered to her home. Blair says that her Cruel Intentions co-star, Sarah Michelle Gellar, put this together. "I get weekend meal packs like I've never feasted on before from Reese Witherspoon, from Constance Zimmer and so many people I don't even know through Sarah," Blair said. "Her friends are just doing this to feed me and Arthur."

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