Jessica Alba: "I Hate Working Out!"

Getty Images

Don't let the body fool you: if Jessica Alba had her way, she'd never be in a gym. "I hate working out," the 33-year-old spilled to Self magazine. "It's boring!" 

"I really only did it when I had a job that was physically demanding," she continued. "But from age 17 until I was 27, all I did were movies that were physically demanding -- so all I did was work out all the time!" 

But her trainers aren't letting her get off that easy. While she may not enjoy being in the gym, there's no doubt Alba uses her time in the gym wisely.

"Jess is an animal,” choreographer Jennifer Johnson, one of Alba’s fitness trainers and founder of The JJ Dancer Technique, told Self. “She works like crazy. She’s still hungry to make it happen. You know that saying, ‘You have just as many hours in the day as Beyonce?’ It’s the same with Jessica. She just uses those hours better, too.”

When it comes to eating and staying lean, the actress revealed she feeds her family without going overboard on "dieting."

“I have the same food philosophy for myself as I do for my kids," she said. "We eat mostly lean protein and fresh fruit and vegetables, nothing processed or from a box, if we can. For me, when I don’t eat a ton of carbs, I have more energy. But I’ll for sure have a piece of chocolate. I will mow through a bowl of guacamole. If I’m not going to have dessert, I’ll have a martini.”

Share this 
About this author

Samantha Leal, Deputy Editor

Sam edits and oversees all site content with a focus on fashion, beauty and lifestyle. When she's not working, you can find her watching way too many YouTube videos and reading (YA novels, mostly). Follow her on Twitter @samanthajoleal.

What We're Reading
Like this post? Contribute to the discussion!

Subscribe to our newsletter