Jessica Alba Shows Off Her Bikini Body In ‘Shape’: Actress Talks Working Out And Her Busy Life

Jessica Alba in a bikini is a sight to see on the cover of Shape Magazine. The actress shared some of her work out habits in the June 2015 issue. Inside, there is a photo shoot featuring the 34-year-old actress, and she is definitely ready for summer.

Jessica Alba began her career in Hollywood as a teenager, but it was her time on James Cameron’s Dark Angel that taught her how to get in shape and stay in shape, according to Us Magazine. In her Shape interview, Alba revealed that the “martial arts, gymnastics, dance, and strength training” she did during the two years she spent filming the series “really set the bar” for her.

After the show ended, she continued to work out and stay in shape. Her workout methods have changed, but she still has one of the best bodies in Hollywood because of her dedication.

The mother of two managed to get back into shape after both pregnancies. In fact, becoming a mother changed the way she saw her body.

“I wasn’t truly confident about my body until I had my daughters, Honor, 7, and Haven, 3. I felt more comfortable in my own skin after they were born. Plus, if I want them to be happy with their bodies, I need to walk the walk.”

Today, her workout time has to fit into her already busy schedule. The mother of two not only acts, but she is the founder of a billion dollar company. The Honest Company continues to grow, and it makes her one very busy woman. She still finds time to work out though.

“When I only have 30 minutes, I’ll do a series of burpees, mountain climbers, squat jumps, planks, and a few sun salutations. But I’m not going to lie. Working out sucks. Which is why I love taking classes, because I’m surrounded by other people and that keeps me motivated and accountable. These days, I do power yoga with light weights in a 105-degree room, so it’s a mix of hot yoga and strength training. I also spin. The key for me is good music, like 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Jay Z, Beyoncé.”

Not only did she reveal how she keeps her body in shape, she also shared her methods to keep her mind in shape as well, according to Xpose.

“[I meditate to] zone out and quiet my mind. I listen to a meditation podcast from the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Centre. Each one is literally just three minutes long, so I can go into a bathroom stall or do it in my car.”

She admitted she is a bit of “scatterbrain” with all of the things that she has to do each day, but her secret weapon is popcorn. It helps her concentrate and stay on task.

As the founder of The Honest Company, Alba has been busy promoting the company that sells non-toxic and organic baby products and more. She spoke about the company and the work she put into it at a conference just last week. Becoming a businesswoman has not been easy for her, and she revealed some of the challenges in her speech, according to the Huffington Post.

“[People] usually thought of someone in my position as more of a spokesperson, someone that would sell beauty products. Most of my advisors in entertainment thought I should do a perfume or something like that. The reason why I went into business was really to create a safer and healthier world for my children and for all children. The rise of toxic chemicals in our everyday life has contributed to so many serious and chronic illnesses. I felt someone really needed to make better products that are safe, non-toxic, healthy, beautifully designed, affordable and easy to get.”

However, starting her own company was not easy, according to Latin Times. People thought she could not do it, but she revealed that she took that “‘I have nothing to lose’ attitude from acting, applied it to business and tried to trust my gut.” Now her company is one of the fastest growing, and she is looking to take it public.

She is not an easy woman to work with though. People Magazine shared her comments from a recent interview in More Magazine.

“I’m straight to the point. I’ve made people cry. I have to say, ‘This isn’t personal. This is what needs to get done, and it’s just as simple as that. And … we’re not crying anymore.’ My [business] partners are men. Whenever I say something that’s kind of against their intuition, they go back and talk to their wives, and then their wives usually agree with me. So that’s how we get stuff done over here.”

However, she still manages to find time for her family. Jessica Alba and her husband, Cash Warren, celebrated their seventh anniversary earlier this month. According to Yahoo! Celebrity, he posted a message and a throwback photo on his Instagram to mark their anniversary.

“This was taken the day our journey began almost 12 years ago. Today we celebrate 7 years of marriage and I’m more in love than ever before. I pinch myself because life isn’t supposed to be a fairy tale but our life together sure feels like one. Happy Anniversary my love @jessicaalba.”

Alba and her family were seen out on Memorial Day in Los Angeles. Alba also shared a photo of her daughters enjoying some pool time over the holiday weekend, according to Celebrity Baby Scoop. According to a previous Inquisitr report, the actress showed off her bikini body back in March during a vacation with her family.

Alba just turned 34 last month, and she has a lot more that she wants to do with her life. Right now, she is trying to juggle it all, but she appears to have become successful at managing her busy life.

What do you think of Jessica Alba’s bikini photos in the new issue of Shape Magazine?

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