Actress Lea Michele is on vacation with her best friend, fellow Glee and Broadway star Jonathan Groff. Michele posted a series of stunning photos on Instagram of the duo’s trip. Michele is seen hiking, swimming, and enjoying the scenery with Groff, and in one pic, is in her swimsuit. The two go way back, first starring on Broadway’s Spring Awakening together in 2006, and then reuniting for Glee. “He’s my best friend in the entire world—in fact, it’s fair to say that I didn’t understand the concept until I met him. He’s been through more ups and downs with me than anyone else. He’s like a brother, and I love him like crazy,” she once said. How does Michele stay so fit while keeping so busy? Read on to see 5 ways Lea Michele stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don’t miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
While some people’s wellness routine is only focusing on diet or exercise, Michele says that she focuses on both. She tells Us Weekly, “I think that a large majority of wellness comes from what we put in our bodies, but you always have to work out. You have to do both.”
Despite Michele’s busy schedule, she says that she always makes time for exercise. She tells Us Weekly, “I try to work out at least twice a week. More so than that, living an active lifestyle is just incredibly important to me. Walking as much as possible and keeping yourself active, whether or not I can get to a SoulCycle class. If I can’t then I’ll make sure I can get to a hike or something.”
Michele says to Us Weekly that she likes to work out with her best friend and fellow Glee star, Becca Tobin. Michele says that the two of them love to go to hot yoga classes. “We both really love hot yoga. We do hot yoga a lot together.”
When it comes to her diet, Michele tells Us Weekly that she doesn’t eat junk food or anything unhealthy. “Every single thing that I put into my body is to nourish and fuel my body. I’ve always felt that food is fuel so what you’re eating is going to help your body. So I don’t eat junk food, I don’t eat processed food. I keep only fresh and healthy ingredients in my home so I can feel my absolute best.”
Michele tells Us Weekly that she likes to drink lemon water in the mornings. “The first thing I do when I wake up is, I pour a big glass of lemon water to just really flush my system and start the day right,” she says. “How much to drink and when is dependent on each individual. The general rule of thumb at this point among physicians is to drink to thirst. Although there are guidelines for hydration before, during, and after exercise, look and listen to your body as the best indicator when you need hydration,” says the Mayo Clinic. In other words: “Rather than planning out arbitrary amounts of fluids during your workout, your body is the best indicator when you need hydration. Drink when you’re thirsty.”