She admitted that “working out sucks,” but manages to stay motivated by taking classes surrounded by other people. More photos after the cut..
“I attribute my athletic body to the martial arts, gymnastics, dance and strength training I did while filming ‘Dark Angel,'” she said of her action-packed TV series, which ran from 2000 to 2002. “That’s made me strong and really set the bar.”
Alba said that becoming a mother changed her self-image for the better.
“I wasn’t truly confident about my body until I had my daughters, Honor, 7, and Haven, 3,” she said. “I felt more comfortable in my own skin after they were born. Plus, if I want them to be happy with their bodies, I need to walk the walk.”