I’m in the best shape of my life, says Gwyneth

Last Updated: Apr 16, 2011, 16:39 PM IST

New York: Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed the secret behind her ‘good body’ shape in an interview.

"I never thought that I’d be considered to have a good body. I was bony up top and kind of dumpy on the bottom," the New York Daily News quoted Paltrow as saying in Self.

It wasn’t until the 38-year-old met celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson when Paltrow began her body transformation. But despite the opportunity to work with a certified trainer, the actress revealed the secret to achieving her red-carpet worthy figure is simply done the old fashioned way: diet and exercise.

"I do 45 minutes of cardio five days a week, because I like to eat," she said.

"If I’m prepping for something or I’ve been eating a lot of pie, I do two hours a day, six days a week for two weeks."

"I’ve found what works for me," she adds.
"I know if I put in an hour and a half, five days a week, I’m good. If I’m on vacation and, like, ‘F--- it, I’m not working out,`` I know what to do when I get back. A lot of women think, ``Oh, my God, I could never get there,`` but I don’t think that’s true. It’s simply relative to how much you put into it," she added.