Black-ish actress Tracee Ellis Ross wasn’t always the flawles, confident, funny woman we know and love today. Like many women, there were things that she wished she could change.
Talking to Health, Ross shared that growing up she wasn’t a fan of her butt. “I love my butt in a way I didn’t growing up. I really didn’t like it growing up,” she said. “It was so much bigger than everyone else’s, and I wanted jeans to look the way they did on everyone else, and mine didn’t. Then, in my 30s, I started to get comfortable with the largeness of my personality. The same thing with my butt. I tried getting really, really skinny, and I learned that no matter how thing I got, I was still gonna have a butt.”
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Ross says that now she does specific exercises to keep her booty in shape, squats and deadlifts, which she does even when she’s meditating.
Looking back on her health and struggles to love her body, the Golden Globe-winning actress added that if there’s any advice she’d give her younger self it would be to hang in there. “It’s not gonna be what you expect, but in some ways, it’s so much better. Life is not a fairy tale. It’s a little sobering, but it’s quite wonderful. This is me. This is who I am. I’m not 22, and I don’t look like I looked when I was 22! So love the body you got now, because in 10 years, you’re gonna be wishing that you had it.”