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Michelle Monaghan Covers Women's Health December 2010

Michelle Monaghan Covers Women's Health: When I'm Working I Don't Work Out

If you don't already know who Michelle Monaghan is, you will shortly. With upcoming starring roles in two films against heavy-hitters like Jake Gyllenhaal and Gerard Butler, Michelle, 34, is set to become a household name. The latest role for the actress is cover model for the December issue of Women's Health. See what she told the mag about staying in shape while also balancing a family and career.

  • On turning exercise into social activity: "Going on a hike with a friend or my husband works for me because it doesn't feel like exercise. You're catching up or having a gossip session and time goes by quickly."
  • On eating sensibly: "I've never been on a diet. I don't think they make sense. Ultimately, it's eating sensibly . . . but if I'm at a restaurant, all bets are off!"
  • On eating healthier because of her daughter: "For the first time, I thought about my well-being. Now I’m trying to instill healthy eating habits in my daughter, so by default my husband and I are eating healthier."
  • On getting into shape fast: "Typically when I'm working I don't work out at all. That's why it is important for me to get in shape in-between jobs. When I'm getting ready to start a movie and I have to get into shape fast, I concentrate on doing weights as opposed to cardiovascular fitness . . . I don't really tweak my diet as much, I just try to eat sensibly."
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