Jennifer Lopez On Staying in Shape: ‘I’m Not One to Overindulge’


Jennifer Lopez for Glamour UK

Jennifer Lopez may be 44 years old, but she has a snatched body most twenty-somethings would kill for (including us). Her red carpet-ready body may look effortless, but J-Lo puts in more work than we see.

“I’ve got an athletic body, I’ve worked out my whole life and I’ve been incredibly disciplined when I needed to be. Now I’m just a little bit more relaxed in that area. I feel like this is who I am. But it’s also hard to shed that old skin,” says the triple threat of her regimen in the newest issue of Glamour UK.

“Mentally, I’m always thinking about it. I’m OK looking this way, but at the same time that ambitious, determined girl inside me is like, ‘Come on, let’s be in the best shape ever and really show everybody.’ Then the other side of me thinks, ‘Let’s just relax on the beach chair.'”

While most women find comfort in overindulgence, J-Lo says that’s exactly what’s kept her from tipping the scale throughout her career. “Some people find it comforting to sit down and eat a whole pint of Häagen-Dazs, but honestly that would make me throw up. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten that much.”

Additionally, the singer/actress credits her relationships with keeping her in fighting shape as well. She enjoys the balance in her partnership with Casper Smart, who acts as boyfriend and choregrapher.

“The dream is to have a balance where you feel you could relinquish control from time to time and still be taken care of. It’s about finding a relationship that has enough good stuff to outweigh the bad, because nobody’s perfect right?”

Photo Credit: UK Glamour