It would appear Jessica Alba is a little confused about how much exercise she does.
The 35-year-old actress appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres’ show yesterday and admitted she’s basically allergic to the gym.
“You walk up and down [during Halloween trick or treating with her children] and you’re getting exercise, so I didn’t even need to go to the gym — not like I go to the gym, but I was like, ‘I really don’t need to go to the gym.’”
When Ellen stopped to clarify what she meant by “not like I go to the gym”, given she had just appeared on the October cover of health-focused magazine Shape looking, well, like an exceptionally fit person, Alba’s response was:
“You know how you, like, cover the bits and you know how to do the [pose]. So that’s what I was doing… I should go to the gym.”
Maybe the mother-of-two truly never sets foot in a gym. Maybe she’s just supremely talented at pulling flattering poses. It’s certainly possible.
But the founder of The Honest Company has contradicted this view. And she did it all on her own.
She told Shape magazine: “If I work out four times, I consider it a successful week, but it’s typically more like two to three days a week because that’s what I have time for. I take spin or hot yoga classes in the morning, and I sacrifice sleep to fit them in.” (Post continues after gallery.)
Two or so months prior to that interview, she told New York Magazine’s The Cut:
“I don’t work out daily. I don’t have the time. I do feel so much better when I do. I feel more energised when I do get a good workout in the morning. But, especially this summer, it’s really hard to prioritise that time. My kids are home in the morning and I’d rather spend 45 minutes in the morning [with them].