Gwyneth Paltrow teamed up with her friend, trainer Tracy Anderson, for the cover of the January 2013 issue of Redboook. Gwyneth talked about her surprising body issues, turning 40, and how Tracy's famous fitness method has changed her body — and sex life! The interview comes out just a few weeks after Gwyneth and her husband, Chris Martin, celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary, so Tracy's method must be doing something right. Here's more from Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson in Redbook:
- On her body issues: "With my daughter it had been easier, but [after my pregnancy with Moses], no matter what I did, I felt stuck. I couldn't shift the weight. But I met Tracy and she was this force from the second I met her. She pulled my pants off. I'll never forget it. She was like, 'Oh, my God, wow, I just am so surprised, because you look so good in clothes. I wasn't expecting this.'"
- On turning 40: "I've made a lot of mistakes in my life, but I have the good fortune of knowing what they are. I can recognize my limitations, forgive myself, and celebrate the fact that I have made it to this important birthday with the information I need to keep making corrections."
- On how she celebrated turning 40: "The morning of my 40th birthday, my children and husband woke me up with hugs and gifts, and I proceeded to have the best week of my life. I feel really happy being 40, now that I'm on the other side of it. There was definitely some uncomfortable anticipation. But I'm amazed at what I've been able to accomplish, that I've maintained my important relationships and have such incredible women friends, that I have two funny, beautiful children who can give me a real life. In a way, I feel like no one should make big life decisions until 40. It's when it all starts to settle and become clear."
- On why she loves Tracy's method: "Because it did such wonders for my life, my confidence, my sex life, everything."