Jada Pinkett-Smith's social media series Red Table Talk is a haven of judgement-free realness and honesty, which she readily applies to conversations about her relationship with her body.
In an interview with Women's Health, the 47-year-old Girls Trip star - who hosts her frank and incisive Facebook series with her 65-year-old mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones and 18-year-old singer/actress daughter Willow - said she's learned to show herself compassion, instead of beating her body into musclebound 'perfection'.
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When asked if there was anything she does differently now that she perhaps didn't do back in her 20s and 30s, Jada disclosed: 'I am very compassionate to my body now.' She revealed:
'I used to go so hard on my body. In the gym every day, lifting heavy weights, to have that hard body. But now I look my body, it's softer, it's not as firm as it was and I'm just learning to love it that way, and not feel that I have to beat my body up to be this musclebound thing...'
The Hollywood actress admitted that if she's ever feeling too exhausted she won't force herself to workout like she used to when she was younger, or make herself feel guilty for taking it easy.
'When I'm tired I don't go to the gym, you know what I mean?' she continued. 'Before it would be like, 'you've got to go to the gym!' 'If you don't go to the gym today, you're a sucker'. I would be so militant, you know?
'And now I take it easy. If I only go to the gym three times a week, that's OK. It's OK. It's like, my body is beautiful, my body is in good health.
'That's most important. So I've just been loving my body in a different way because I beat her up quite a bit, trying to get her to be all these different types of shapes. She's fine just as she is.'
Jada received an outpouring of praise from impressed fans when she shared a workout photo of herself, her daughter Willow, and her TV star mum Adrienne showing off her jaw-dropping abs, and now we understand the true meaning of #workoutgoals.
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The TV host often shares workout pictures with fans on her Instagram page, including ones of her doing yoga or light cardio, mum Adrienne lifting weights like a champ, or clips of fitness stars who inspire her.
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Meanwhile, Jada also discussed the driving-force behind her groundbreaking talk show Red Table Talk, in which she, Adrienne and Willow navigate sensitive subjects such as interracial adoption, polyamorous relationships, and pornography to detach stigma and start a public conversation.
Celebrity guests have included Jordyn Woods, Will Smith, and Sex and the City's Kristin Davis.
'We focus on topics which concern, or are centred around women, because I feel like this is a day and age where we as women are really trying to figure out what we are,' she explained.
'And I feel like we need to have so much communication about so much to figure out what our truth is, because forever other truths have been poured into us of what we're supposed to be, that are not necessarily our own.
'So how do we start to claim truths the are own? Well we have to start having those difficult conversations about sex, marriage, motherhood, womanhood, friendship, you name it, everything.
And so I always knew we had to dive into those subject matters that are taboo and not always easy to talk about."
New episodes of Red Table Talk coming September, exclusively on Facebook Watch.
Jada Pinkett Smith stars with Gerard Butler in Angel Has Fallen, released in UK cinemas August 21st.
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