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Victoria Justice has been working since she was a kid and remains driven. She's an actress (Zoey 101 and Victorious in her early years; Trust most recently). She's a singer. She's a fashionista. And now 28 years old, she's stopped "doubting" herself and is self-releasing new music that she's written. Recently, she spent some in the western United States. "Utah, you're beautiful. Miss you already. Thanks for the memories," she captioned some Instagram photos, including one of her in a striking black bikini. Read on for five ways Justice stays so fit, with the photos that prove they work—and to get summer-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bikini Photos!


She Has Tried Hot Yoga

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"Well my sister has gotten me into hot yoga," she told Hollywood Life. "So yeah it's tough. It was really not my thing in the beginning. And I still am in the classes sometimes and I'm like, 'Why am I doing this? Why am I here right now?' But it's… You always leave feeling better. But yesterday we did a class and I had to step out 'cause I was just… I was that one person that was like, Nope, can't take it. But when it's over, you always feel like, Oh, your muscles, they're relaxed and it's so good."


She Has Meditated

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"I try to meditate every day," she told Health. "It's important to take that time, even if it's just 10 minutes, to block everything out and get grounded again. And I love to lie on my hammock and read things that are inspirational and motivational, whether it's a self-help book or an autobiography."


She Makes Herself Happy; Treat Yo'self

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Of her new music, here's Justice: "At this point I'm doing it for me and I'm doing things that make me happy," she told Forbes' Steve Baltin. "It's exciting to just being putting new music out there again. Music is such a passion of mine and part of my soul. So I'm just having fun getting it out there." She continued:  "I just got to the point where I was like, 'You have all these songs that you've written, they're really good, stop doubting yourself. People that you trust and love really like them, just put it out there.' That's the place I got to. And once the pandemic happened I was like, 'I have the song 'Treat Myself' that I really love. It's very vulnerable and real and personal to me. And now is the perfect time for me to put this out into the world because I feel like a lot of other people are in this space where we're alone with ourselves, alone with our thoughts.' And I felt like people would be able to relate to that."


She Advises Herself to Not Take a Second for Granted

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Inspired by a new Justice movie currently underway, The Afterlife of the Party, Baltin asked Justice: "If you were sent back from purgatory what would be the one thing you'd want to change? " I think I would just tell myself to worry less, to don't sweat the small things so much and enjoy the little things, which I think I do now to a certain extent. But I think I would stress that even more now, don't take a second for granted."


She Was Diagnosed With Hashimoto's

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Justice was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease, a condition in which your immune system attacks your thyroid. "They had put me on this thyroid medication, and I think the levels were too high for me because it caused my skin to break out," she told Health. "All my life I've always had great skin, so it was really devastating. Also, at first, I was losing a lot of weight, then I went on tour and I started gaining weight, and it was the most I'd ever gained in my life."

"It definitely did affect my confidence, and it made me a little bit more self-conscious," she said. "But at the end of the day, I had the support of my family and friends. I knew that the people around me had my back. Now I really empathize with people who have issues with their skin, because it can get you down."

Leah Groth
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