Cobie Smulders is turning heads! However, it has nothing to do with television or film. The How I Met Your Mother star recently showed off her toned body in a skin-tight scuba outfit for the April issue cover of SELF Magazine.
According to Yahoo! News, the 31-year-old actress sat down for an interview with the publication where she talked about everything from her career to her romantic life and her fitness goals. Smulders explained how simplicity is the key where her fitness goals are concerned. She just tries to keep things “simple.”
“I work out to feel stronger and look more energized, not to look a certain way. I’ve never been the person who’s like, ‘I’ve got to get a four-pack of abs!’,” Smulders explained. “And I’m not the type to go to the gym and run on the treadmill for 45 minutes and then lift weights,” she added. “I try to take an exercise class twice a week.”
During the interview, she went on to share that she prefers the “low key approach” to fitness and nutritional health. She also revealed that she’s grown fond of The Bar Method toning exercise. However, she admitted part of the reason she likes the class so much is because she doesn’t look like “a sweaty mess” afterward.
While Smulders clarified that she doesn’t proclaim to be a workout addict, she does make an effort to stay active. The Captain America: The Winter Soldier actress also said that she even enjoys walking and hiking everywhere. In addition to nutritional simplicity, she doesn’t obsess over calorie counting either.
“I lead an extremely active lifestyle,” she adds.
She went on to give an example of what a “usual” day is like for her where nutrition is concerned. “My usual day: a green smoothie for breakfast – if I want to get fancy, it’s eggs on arugula – fruit for a snack, a salad with protein for lunch, and fish and quinoa for dinner. I’ll have pasta two out of seven meals. And if I have 3 bites of my husband’s (she’s married to “SNL” star Taran Killam) mac & cheese, I don’t kill myself! I just slow down and enjoy it, instead of shoveling it in my face.”
Fans can catch Cobie Smulders in the upcoming Marvel Comics film Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The film hits theaters nationwide April 4.
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