Actress Kate Beckinsale covers the January/February issue of Shape and opens up about her workout routine and eating healthy with 17-year-old daughter Lily.
On the benefits of exercise: “I start out absolutely dreading it, do an incredibly punishing workout, bitch about it the whole time, and end up feeling 100 percent better when I leave. Working out is basically nature’s antidepressant.”
On her workout routine: “I do circuit training interspersed with brutal cardio, such as crazy things on a nonmotorized treadmill. That part is torture. But the thing I like about circuit training is that you’re never doing one thing for very long. You get to the point where you almost can’t bear it, and it changes to something else.”
On working out with celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson: “I work out hard with Gunnar five or six times a week. We have loads in common, like our kids. During our sessions we have long talks about teenagers, and then suddenly one day I find that my ass is in a lot better shape than I thought it was!”
On clean-eating with Lily: “I was a vegetarian for a really long time because I am incredibly squeamish about meat. But when I was filming Pearl Harbor, I didn’t have enough energy, and the trainer I was working with at the time said ‘You’ve got to start eating chicken and fish.’ So I did, and that helped me. Lily and I eat clean—we have a lot of sautéed vegetables like brussels sprouts and broccoli and chicken and fish. Also, I don’t drink alcohol. I feel [its effects] very quickly, so I’ve never actually had an entire glass of anything alcoholic.”
“Second trimester energy is everything!!!”the mom-to-be, 32, captioned the image.
She added: “Feels sooo good to be able to get my sweat on again! #pregnancypilates. *btw- let me just say I feel for alllll you fellow pregnant girls (or as like to call them ‘warriors’)- the first trimester kicked my ass and morning sickness is no joke (yes I STILL have it). Sending love to all of u ❤️.”