Gwyneth Paltrow posed for Self's May cover in a bright blue swimsuit top and jean shorts. She's promoting her new cookbook, My Father's Daughter, and shares an excerpt from the book and some of yummy recipes, including fudgy chocolate brownies. Gwyneth Paltrow's bikini body stays in perfect shape thanks to all her workouts with Tracy Anderson, and the actress touches on her rigorous fitness routine, love for food, and being in the best shape of her life inside the issue. Read more quotes from Gwyneth:
- On being in the best shape of her life: "I never thought that I’d be considered to have a good body. I was bony up top and kind of dumpy on the bottom. But my trainer, Tracy Anderson, completely changed my legs, butt, arms and stomach. I feel better than ever, too."
- On making her workouts more intense: "If I’m prepping for something or I’ve been eating a lot of pie, I do two hours a day, six days a week for two weeks."
- On her inspiration: "I go with my instincts. We’re capable of pushing ourselves and doing whatever we want to do. You live one time, so be your best self."
- On making time for herself: "Taking care of yourself is being there for your kids, like how on a plane, they tell you to put on your oxygen mask first."