35 year old mother of two Kate Hudson looks f..ab..mazing on the cover of Shape’s March 2015 issue, read excerpts from the cover interview below:
On dieting; “I hate the idea, it puts so much pressure on people to lose weight quickly. Getting healthy is not a two-week process, it’s a change of lifestyle.”
On her childhood; “By nature, I’ve always been the ‘dive in the deep end’ person. Literally.” My mom says as a kid I used to jump in the deep end of the pool without knowing how to swim.”
On her brothers (Hudson has one big brother Oliver Hudson and two half brothers Wyatt Russell and Zachary Hudson); “I was that bungee jumping, rock-climbing kind of girl. My brothers and I would ski the double black diamond. Now that I look back, I can’t believe I did it,” she admitted.
On How motherhood changed her; “I felt a shift and really don’t have the desire to thrill-seek anymore. The other day my brother [Oliver] was making fun of me and called me a Gucci skier. He said, ‘You’re wearing all the right clothes and look good skiing, but when you get down the hill, you’re done.’ And I thought, ‘You know what? It was fun while it lasted, but I don’t have to prove myself to you anymore.’ I’m happy doing what I want to do now.”
On exercising; “I’ve been switching up from the softer stuff, like Pilates and yoga, to more aggressive activities like TRX and boxing, I really enjoy sweating it out.” “It’s not just about trying to look good physically, it’s important to get oxygen to my brain and feel like my blood is really circulating.”
On her Parisian mentality when it comes to libations; “I was at my favorite French restaurant in Paris… eating everything I love…steak, fries, lots of wine,” she recalled. Then the dessert came, and I was having strawberries and cream pastries plus the wine. [Then,] a svelte, sophisticated woman approached [my] table. She pointed to my glass of wine. ‘This is your piece of cake. That’s how you should be thinking.’ And I always try to remember that: Everything in moderation!”
On everyday eating; “Food is wonderful and amazing and yummy, taking the time to cook your own food and enjoying the process of feeding yourself can change your life.”
The March 2015 issue of Shape hits newsstands on Februery 19.
Picture credit: Shape/ Nino Muñoz