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Tracee Ellis Ross in Bathing Suit Enjoys Some "Water Baby"

Here is everything the 49-year-old does to stay fit.

Tracee Ellis Ross is showing off her fit figure! The 49-year-old actress gave followers a sneak peek of her in a bathing suit, the result of one of her Tracy Anderson Method workout sessions that she recently shared on her Instagram stories. How does the Black-ish star manage to look half her age? 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!


She Maintains a Healthy-ish Diet

Rosse makes sure to keep her diet healthy for the most part. "I like simple, whole foods," she explained  to People. Avoiding dairy and sourcing local produce from her neighborhood farmer's market are a few ways she keeps herself eating well.


She Does The Tracy Anderson Method

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In Ross' new Instagram story, she shows off her Tracy Anderson Method moves. According to the star, the dance-inspired workout makes 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 Exercise Every Day

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Ross breaks a sweat "three days a week on a regular basis, sometimes four," she told 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."


She Prioritizes Self-Care

Ross makes sure to make time for self-care. "I moisturize, and I dry brush, and I infrared sauna, and I do acupuncture, and I get facials," she told Health.


She Drinks Water, Not Booze


Ross prioritizes hydration over spirits. "I drink water, and I don't drink a ton of alcohol," she told Health. "Alcohol makes the folds go deeper—one glass of wine is like being on 17 airplanes; it just dries you out."


She Sleeps A Lot

One of the "biggest things" Ross puts first is sleep. "Sometimes it's not eight hours, but my sleep is sacred to me," she told Health. In a recent Instagram post that sometimes she sacrifices a sweat session to get enough of it. "I've tried to choose sleep over working out, which I think is the right choice."


She Cheats

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"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. 


Leah Groth
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