Issa Rae is currently crushing it. She has a hit HBO show, multiple upcoming projects in the works, and frequently graces the covers of many of our favorite magazines. However, when it comes to fitness, Rae is still keeping things relatable AF. In a new interview, the Insecure star told Women’s Health that her relationship with exercising started slow—and it isn’t complicated (despite her increasingly complicated work life). She noted that she historically has been inconsistent with her workout and eating patterns, often telling herself she’d put off healthful habits until “the new year” (same girl). However, now that she has a more regular routine, it’s nothing too fancy.
Rae also noted that exercise gives her valuable thinking time. “You know those earbuds that you put in your ears? I was running, and one fell. It was dark outside and I couldn’t find it. So I was forced to just be alone with my thoughts, and I was like, ‘Oh, I need to do this more often.’ Those moments are the most creative. I think finding those moments while also nurturing your body is important.”
We’re taking note.