Jessica Alba lands the October issue of Health Magazine, and she looks amazing! The actress is promoting her new movie, ‘Machete Kills.’ Does the world really need another ‘Machete’ movie? I don’t get it…. I’m just not a huge Robert Rodriguez fan.
Anyway, Jessica looks amazing…. of course. In the interview she talks about her empire, ‘Honest Company.’ She also talks about her body (of course) and what it takes to make it in Hollywood.
On The Honest Company: “There were certainly moments when it was scary. The day we launched, I was like, Is anyone even going to go to our website [honest.com]? Our distribution is mainly the Internet. It took me about three years of people telling me I was crazy and that there’s no way it could ever happen before I found the partners who could balance my weaknesses.”
Her mantra: “Breathe. I swear. It’s been so hectic. And I’ve been doing more work in movies and on television lately.”
Her career: “This year, I’ve acted for 20 years. That’s so messed up! How did I do anything for 20 years? [Laughs] Now I don’t work just to work. To me, doing two or three days on a movie with a cool director is more important than spending my life on a set.”
A natural lifestyle works: “Yeah, I used to have a stuffy nose every morning, and once we got a HEPA filter in our main air-conditioning unit in our house, it went away. Just having clean air: crazy! Even Cash–we would both wake up, like, ‘Honk,’ blowing our noses with swollen eyes. And now we don’t.”
Go natural: “Read labels on everything: what you’re cleaning your house with, what you’re cleaning yourself with and what you’re putting in your body. You have the power to not expose your kids or yourself to chemicals that are endocrine disruptors or allergens. You don’t need to live that way.”
Honest workouts: “I like dancing. There’s a choreographer I used on a couple of movies, JJ Dancer [aka Jennifer Johnson]; her dance moves are so fun, so it doesn’t feel like you’re working out. And I like interval training on a treadmill, with sprinting and then uphill walking, then sprint, then uphill walk, then sprint. This morning I did sprint intervals with a high-incline walk. Otherwise I get bored–I can’t just do the same thing over and over.”
She juices: “I normally do one with kale, spinach, green apple, blueberries, ginger, cucumber and celery. So this has all of that but also tomato and turmeric and pear. I blend with the skin and everything. There’s only so many times that you can wake up, get right into the grind and all of a sudden it’s dinner, a glass of wine…and then two. Then you go to bed, wake up tired and it starts all over again. I just felt like I was in a rut. So now I’m waking up, working out right away and doing juice.”
On her body image: “I was a lot more critical of my body when it was probably pretty awesome. It’s like, why did I not ever wear jean shorts? That’s so crazy. I was so skinny! I didn’t have any cellulite…what was I thinking?! I was more willing to wear short skirts after I had my kids. I never wore them before. Ever. I was so self-conscious. But I remember I was 28 or 29, at an MTV award thing, and my girlfriend Kelly was like, ‘You should wear a short skirt, because you are not going to be this age forever.’ Now I’m a lot more confident in my skin–because who cares? At the end of the day, it’s so much time spent on something that really doesn’t matter that much.”
How she relaxes: “A bath after the kids go to sleep. I put in a bag of Epsom salts or Honest Bubble Bath, and sometimes I’ll watch TV or sometimes I’m on my iPad on Pinterest. There is no way that taking a bath is fun when the kids are awake, because they want to get in, too, and they’re for sure peeing in it!”
I think she comes across pretty well, and I’m actually a fan of her Honest Company. I wish it was around when my kids were really little. I like how she’s less critical of her body now, when it’s not as awesome as it used to be. Really Jessica? Look at that body!