Tracee Ellis Ross in Bathing Suit Ushers in "Scorpio Season"
Tracee Ellis Ross started the last year of her forties off with a bang! The Blackish star, who turned 49 last week, stripped down into her swimsuit for a post-birthday snap on Monday. "SCORPIO SZN ~ thirstayyyyyy," she captioned the image of her banging body. "LET THEM HAVE IT!" Gabrielle Union exclaimed in response to the smoking hot photo. "Yeesss," added January Jones. How does the actress keep herself so fit? Read on to see 7 ways Tracee Ellis Ross 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!
Her Diet Is Healthy-ish
Ross maintains a (mostly!) healthy diet. "I like simple, whole foods," she dished to People. In general she avoids dairy and tries to source seasonal produce from the organic farmers market.
She Does The Tracy Anderson Method
Ross sticks to workouts that make her "feel good," she told Health. "I have to say that Tracy Anderson's workout the last five years has been really good for me. I love the studio atmosphere, I love how beautiful and sexy and long and strong I look when I work out, and I love the loud music," she explained. "I find that, as adults, we stay so regimented in our movement, even if we get on a treadmill. The music changes all the patterns, and my body gets to move freely, so you feel amazing—which is ultimately the point of the workouts, too. One of the things that's most encouraging is you see a roomful of women working their asses off and looking beautiful. You see women in their 40s wearing jog bras and their stomachs out proudly, walking in a stance that says, 'I love my body,' and that's exciting to me."
She Doesn't Do Daily Workouts
Rosee works out "three days a week on a regular basis, sometimes four," she revealed to Health. "Sometimes I take a little break, but the truth is, I feel the best when I work out. I feel very strong. I didn't wake up like this. At 22, I woke up like that. At 44, I work really hard for this! I am on TV, and I don't want to lie to anybody. I'm not at my skinniest, I'm not at my fattest, but I live my life. This is my body. Health and the functionality of my body are more important than what it looks like."
Self-Care Is Key
Ross prioritizes self-care. "I moisturize, and I dry brush, and I infrared sauna, and I do acupuncture, and I get facials," she told Health about her regular practices.
She Hydrates and Stays Away From Booze
Ross' beverage of choice is H2o. "I drink water, and I don't drink a ton of alcohol," she revealed to Health. "Alcohol makes the folds go deeper—one glass of wine is like being on 17 airplanes; it just dries you out."
She Gets Her Z's
One of the "biggest things" Ross prioritizes is sleep. "Sometimes it's not eight hours, but my sleep is sacred to me," she told Health. In fact, she revealed in a recent Instagram post that sometimes she makes sacrifices in order to get enough of it. "I've tried to choose sleep over working out, which I think is the right choice."
She Has Cheat Days
Ross alots herself cheat days. "I love going to one of my favorite restaurants once a week to have a glass of wine and a delicious meal. I don't restrict my eating to firm meal times. I eat in the same philosophy that I live with: joyfully!" she told People.