Jessica Alba graces the cover of SELF Magazine and opens up about her beauty and fitness routine and opens up about the weight loss and dieting secrets in an interview. She reveals that she’s not a fan of workouts but discusses how she maintains her discipline.

 Jessica Alba

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The 34-year-old actress and co-founder of the eco-friendly lifestyle empire, ‘The Honest Company’ looks stunning on the cover of SELF just as we imagine that she would. And, as Jessica Alba reveals, both in the print interview and in the behind-the-scenes video which you can see below, none of this is by happenstance. She takes us on her daily journey in the video.

She opens up about her fitness routine, and says, “A couple times a week, I wake up at 5:15am for hot yoga class. I need a really good alarm and strong coffee.”

She goes on to say, “‘I’m going to be straight with you guys – I don’t like working out. But I feel really good after.” And, as you’ll see in the video below, she puts herself through a rigorous weight training routine, and she says, “It gives me energy. It just sets a good foundation for the day.” She adds, “‘Being healthy and strong helps me feel confident and beautiful.”

And she has certainly made her mark in both those realms as co-founder of The Honest Company’ which is valued at 1.7 billion dollars, and, of course for her luminous presence on the big screen where she first saw her rise to fame.

Not surprisingly, she is using her own makeup products, as she says, “My five-ten minute beauty routine is primer, tinted moisturizer, concealer, a little eyebrow filler, bronzer, cream blush, mascara, and some type of lipstick.”

In the magazine interview, Jessica Alba reflects upon her earlier years and values her parents instilled that prove key to her success. In sharing a recollection, she says, ““I was on a swim team, and I was chubby and slow and dead last—a full two laps last. I was crying and couldn’t breathe.” She goes on to explain, “My mom and dad were like, ‘You started this, you’re going to finish it!’ My parents made me stick to stuff, pick myself up. It’s painful to go through, but I appreciate that tough love.”

And yes, it’s clear she’s reaping the dividends of those hard-won lessons as her company continues its successful surge.

You can see the full interview here. Check out the behind-the-scenes video and Jessica Alba’s Self Magazine cover below!