The 40-year-old actor, entrepreneur, and mama of three has always been into fitness, as proven by her Fabletics line and Instagram posts of her workouts. But she's also an author of the wellness books Pretty Fun and Pretty Happy—not to mention a total health trendsetter who always has our attention when it comes to the latest must-tries in the wellness space.
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Here are 40 things she has said about her health routine—and they're all habits and rituals that you could totally adapt yourself if you want to soak up some of Kate's feel-amazing vibes.
1. She makes it a point to shut off her phone at night.
Kate previously told WH she drinks celery juice first thing, followed by a protein shake, oatmeal, an acai bowl (check out that gorgeous one to the left!), or eggs.
3. She rotates between a variety of butt-kicking workouts.
Kate previously told WH that her go-to is always Pilates. “I love how flexible I get and what it does to the shape of my body,” she says.
5. She leans on her partner for support.
6. She doesn't stress about being the "perfect" parent.
Kate loves being a mom to sons Ryder, 15, and Bingham, 8, and daughter Rani Rose, 1—but she admits she's not perfect.
“I make mistakes all the time,” she told WH. “I’ve yelled at my kids too much, and I’ve also cursed in front of them, and I also haven’t shown up for things because I was out of town. But at the same time, I have days where I’m like, ‘I’m a f*cking supermom.’ I am cooking, cleaning, doing homework, changing diapers, I worked out. What I’ve learned—and what I’m learning—is that I’m doing the best I can.”
7. She maintains healthy relationships with exes.
Kate remains hugely proud of co-parenting with her two exes, Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson and Muse singer Matt Bellamy.
“You’ve got to drop the ego,” she says of how she makes it work. "Some people meet, have kids, and end up not being able to figure it out.”
8. She believes in sharing self-care time *with* other people.
Although it's usually not alone, Kate does make time for herself. “I do check out. I go away with [my family], usually to our ranch in Colorado. I sit and look out at the mountains," She told WH. "My doctor says I should be going away on my own, but I’ll do that when my kids are a little bit older.”
9. She lets go of negativity.
Kate doesn't try to fight bad days. Instead, she leans into the emotions and lets herself feel all the feels. “I let myself feel like shit. I try to be open about where I’m at and go through it instead of avoiding it. Life is going to unfold the way it’s going to unfold.” she told WH.
11. She mostly eats a plant-based diet.
Kate describes water as a great healer. "When I'm drinking good water, my skin looks the best. If I had to conjure something up, it would be water," she told WH.
13. She treats herself to facials.
Kate has a facialist who uses a natural peeling mask. "They are just these herbs activated with some kind of acid. It feels like she's putting sandpaper on your skin. Acne and any kind of sun damage stuff just peels away," she shared with WH.
Kate has been doing the herb peel "forever," but she does them sparingly due to how intense they are. " It's amazing on the skin, but if you do it really intensely, it's like a three-day peel. It's like it sunburns your face."
15. She regularly schedules days off from work.
Kate completely shuts her mind off and meditates. “You've got to find time to meditate at least 10 minutes a day,” she told WH. “When I feel my best is when I'm meditating religiously.”
But sometimes, with the craziness of life, it doesn't happen—and she's also okay with that and accepts it. “I would be lying if I said that I was die-hard every day,” Kate said.
17. She finds therapy in music and writing.
Writing, specifically writing music (her partner, Danny Fujikawa, also happens to be a musician by trade), is something Kate wants to accomplish more of—and she is in the process of writing her own record and letting some bluesy, folksy soulfulness out at the piano.
She explained to WH: "I'll write what I know. The music that I write is all over the place. It could be anything from a hip-hop beat to a pop song to a country song. But…when I'm writing on the piano, it's clear what genre of music it is."
18. She likes to journal.
Kate doesn’t want to miss documenting any of the big moments in any of her kids’ lives. "I jot milestones down. I'll jot ideas or things, but that's the one thing I miss," she said to WH.
19. She tries the latest workout trends.
In December 2018, Kate announced that she was the newest WW Ambassador. "My why is really my kids and my family and longevity and wanting to be here as long as I possibly can," she said. "It's really about the holistic approach to weight loss."
21. She's nourished by her social connections.
She also told The Cut that she has no problem doing nothing and kicking back with her kiddos in bed. "My real relaxing is, 'Ugh, I just want to be in bed.' I want my whole family there," she said. "I want to just watch House Hunters International or something."
23. She schedules time to be creative and write like she would with any other appointment.
Kate told InStyle that she likes cocktails and doesn't restrict herself. "For me, it's about everything in moderation and that's just how I've always been in my life. I'm not an extremist," she said. "It’s about being mindful of all the things that you're putting in your body and how you approach them."
25. She indulges and then hits the reset button.
“I think goal-setting can be really great. It can be helpful to really hone in on one thing. It can be travel, it could be wearing a new colour, or getting more in touch with your adventurous side," she told InStyle.
27. She works with a personal trainer.
Kate's frequent workout buddy is also another trainer, Nicole Stuart. The pair meet up once or twice a week for a private Pilates sesh and increase or decrease their training depending on Kate's schedule.
29. She loves a dance workout.
Instead of hunting for answers everywhere else about her physical and mental wellness, Kate looks inside her own mind and body.
"Everyone is sort of looking for an equation. They want the equation for ‘how do I get into these jeans?’. They want the equation to, ‘how do I live a long life?’ Or they want the equation to ‘how do I become more stylish?’. And really, there is no equation," Kate explained to Cosmopolitan UK. "You have to actually connect to yourself. What do you like? What do you like to eat? What do you not like to eat? What makes you feel good?"
31. She doesn't subscribe to health trends right off the bat.
"It’s not guilt, it’s just acknowledgment of, 'I’m not doing it.' I think it’s really important that people don’t [feel guilty]," she told Cosmopolitan UK.
33. She sticks with low-carb fruit for snacks.
Kate has a process for resetting her body if she feels like she needs it. "I have a piece of this thing called Manna bread—it’s a very healthy but yummy bread—with a little bit of butter. I have a half a cantaloupe and one egg for breakfast. I have a snack, I have a lunch that consists of a protein and lots of greens, and any dressing I use I dip it in a fork," Kate told Cosmopolitan UK.
35. She doesn't eat after 7 p.m.
Kate is just going to keep doin' Kate. "We've been programmed to feel like we're under this great obligation as women to look and be a certain way. And that's not our fault. That's what culture and society have gifted us as women," she told SELF. "Thank you but no thank you."
37. She tries not to let stress get to her.
"I think finding the balance really is more about emotional balance, isn't it?" she told SELF. "Sometimes stress can be good stress. The whole point is that life doesn't ever get easy. And so you have to learn how to enjoy it."
This article originally appeared on Women's Health US.