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This is exactly how Jada Pinkett-Smith gets her INSANE bikini body

And yes, she still has cheat days!

By Rebecca Sullivan
Jada Pinkett Smith is proving that age really is just a number, showing off her incredible figure in a steamy bikini snap on Instagram.
The 47-year-old actress, has two children, Jaden, 21, and Willow, 18, with husband Will Smith,
Jada is currently on vacation in Italy with her family and posted the stunning pic while relaxing on a luxury yacht.
She is living her best life and we are here for it!
Woah! Instagram
Jada is open about exactly how she gets her insane body - and making exercise a family activity is just one part of it.
"I started at [Willow's] age, and I've been doing it ever since," Jada
told W magazine of her commitment to training.
"We go hard. Because I've had so many different types of bodies, so I know I don't need a trainer, and I know how to train her for what she wants. I know exactly what she needed to get, where she wanted to go."
And you won't catch this family lounging around on the couch on the weekends.
"Sitting at home on a Saturday or Sunday was never an option," she told Shape.
"They [her children] love to go to the gym with Will and me, but surfing and snowboarding is what we do together as a family for fun."
Jada (right) with her daughter Willow (centre) and Jada's mother (left) in the gym. Instagram
And although she works out regularly, Jada's attitude to exercise is refreshingly realistic and balanced.
"It's funny—my cardio workout varies. If I have a heavy carb week, I've got a heavy cardio week. I tell people all the time, 'You can eat whatever you want, as long as you're willing to put the work in' and that's a thing I had to learn," she told Health.
"So I make sure I do something physical every single day. But that doesn't mean you have to go to the gym and freakin' kill yourself! I do 20 minutes of cardio a day," Jada said.
"Everybody's thinking you gotta be in the gym for an hour and a half. Literally, I'm never in the gym longer than 45 minutes. Just be consistent, that's it!
"It doesn't necessarily have to be intense, and you will see a difference. Just go out of your house and do a brisk walk! Every night, my mother and I take the dog and just walk, and that's a ritual for us."
She also loves to mix it up with weight and resistance training to keep her muscle definition.
"I do yoga. I also do a sled machine, which track runners use for training—you put a harness on and pull things. I do push-ups and some light weights because I'm definitely trying to go for a softer look with my upper body," she said.
WATCH BELOW: Will Smith talks about raising his teenagers. Story continues after video.
When it comes to diet, Jada is extremely disciplined.
"My real diet though, well, I don't eat for pleasure. I probably had the only West Indian grandmother that could not cook. [Laughs] She was an awful cook, and she taught me that you don't eat for taste, you eat for nourishment," she told Essence magazine.
"And I have kept that over the years, so I can eat anything that's healthy. I eat for my schedule so I have to eat high-protein, lots of greens and healthy carbs so that I don't fall flat on my face."
Look at that skin! Getty
But she still has to eat plenty of calories to fuel her workouts.
"My husband's trainer started giving me diet tips and he dismissed the myth that more carbs means you're going to be unhealthy," Jada said.
"What I realised is that I wasn't eating enough of the proper foods like pasta and rice. I needed more of a high-carb situation in order to facilitate the amount of calories I burn.
"That meant more fruits, meant a lot of vegetables because those are carbs as well and, if I want, some pasta or toast or English muffins."
And cheat days are totally allowed!
"French fries, and pizza… together. If I could have French fries and pizza every day I would really live off that."
Same Jada, same.

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