Gabrielle Union for Health Sept 2017

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The actress talked to 'Health' magazine about her love of pancakes over crunches. 

Danielle Kwateng-Clark
Aug, 08, 2017

If there's one thing that is not up for debate concerning Gabrielle Union, it's her honesty. The Being Mary Jane star is on the latest cover of Health magazine and talked about her fabulous job, loving husband and, of course, her daily health practices. You'll be happy to know that like most of us, she's not always super pumped to get in the gym— but she makes it happen for two solid (and hilarious) reasons.

On whether she likes working out: “I do not. I’m not one of those people, like, ‘I can’t start my day without it.’ Nope. I can actually start my day beautifully, sleeping in, eating some pancakes.”
 
On what keeps her motivated to work out: “Knowing that there are people who cannot wait to circle your fat and draw an arrow to it keeps me in the gym….. So between fearing health issues and fearing ‘Stars, they’re just like us! Look at their cellulite!’—that keeps me in the gym. Then when I get in there, I get competitive and won’t leave. I basically have the Olympics happening in my mind with strangers. They don’t realize we’re competing, but I usually take gold. Mainly because they’ve left.”
 
Her philosophy on living well, including drinking and eating bacon: “You know, my grandma lived to be 110, and she drank alcohol, like, every day. I don’t drink every day. But if somebody’s like, ‘Shots!’ I’m like, ‘Yes!’ If someone says, ‘Bacon!’ I’m like, ‘Yes!’ She lived. I definitely live.”

Read the full interview by going to Health