Jada Pinkett Smith Covers Shape Magazine Talks Will Being Her Gym Motivation And Feeling Safe Enough To Be Vulnerable

December 30, 2014  |  

Baayyybee, Jada Pinkett Smith’s body is truly a sight to behold–and a little something to motivate you to get back to eating right and working out after the holiday binge.The 43-year-old “Gotham” actress appears on the cover of the January/February issue of Shape magazine in an ab revealing, orange bikini and she is serving.

In the magazine, Pinkett Smith talks about her motivation to work out, inner confidence and her toughness, despite her petite frame. See what she had to say.

What motivates her to keep working out

“When my husband of almost 20 years can’t take his eyes off me? That’s amazing. But the number one reason I go to the gym is because it keeps me sane; I can deal with whatever’s coming at me.”

We’ve always known that Jada’s personality is much larger than her physical frame. And as you might expect she says she never feels like she’s 5 feet and 108 pounds.

Inner confidence 

“It’s an internal thing. I know that I’m petite but I never think like I am, ever,” Pinkett Smith explained. “The truth is, there are times when I feel as big and tall as Will!”

(My fellow shorties know exactly what she’s talking about.)

Where her toughness and grit came from 

“Often we feel in order to be strong we have to take on male attributes. I grew up on the streets of Baltimore and had to put out an energy that said, ‘You do not want to mess with me.’ But I’m okay. I feel safe now…I can focus on love, compassion, openness, and yes, vulnerability.”

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