Gwyneth Paltrow: How I Got Into 'The Shape of My Life'

05/06/2010 at 03:00 PM ET

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Gwyneth Paltrow is making no secret of how she whipped herself into shape for her role in Iron Man 2: Her trainer and business partner Tracy Anderson. In her latest Goop newsletter, the Oscar-winner goes one step further, spelling out her entire Anderson-prescribed regimen for getting, as she writes, “into the shape of my life.” From her daily breakfast shake and post-workout kale juice recipes, to a 26-minute video of the exact leg-and-butt exercises that Tracy laid out for Gwyneth during the filming of the movie, the ever-svelte actress divulges all her get-fit secrets. According to Paltrow, Anderson’s rigorous leg series allows the star to “do ridiculous things like be a 37-year-old mother of two and wear shorts!” For more on Gwyneth’s Iron Man 2 prep work, visit –Marissa Patlingrao Cooley

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Julie on

It’s called st arving and then eating maybe one crumb of bread when you think you might pass out.

Mango on

You don’t have to have an eating disorder to be skinny! She’s always been a hot momma anyway. Have you seen HER mother? Slender is in the genes.

BEE on


Mary on

Not everyone has to resort to starvation in order to look thin. I think Gwyneth looks fantastic.

Zoey on

I do not think she is too thin by any means. I think she looks great, but she has ALWAYS looked like this. Maybe she feels stronger, which is good, but to act like she couldn’t wear shorts before.. come on! Ha, I am a small person but even I feel like, where’s the hope for the rest of us, if gals that small can’t wear shorts!! Ha!

samira on

She has always looked slender but never has she been as toned as she is now. She looks great! and I think the diet is great it is a healthy healthy diet.

Lori on

Why is it ridiculous to wear shorts when you’re a 37 yr old mother of 2? I don’t get that part. I’m a 39 year old mother of 4 and wear shorts and look just fine.

Jen on

It’s nice to read positive comments for once. Overly critical people suck:)

jodie on

she looks very toned and pretty but the black heavy shoes are not great with the shorts. Nice sandals or summery pumps or wedges would be more flattering with her great legs.

eliza winter on

Tracy and Gwynth are business partners in her studio that charges $900/month for membership…

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