Jennifer Garner looked happy as she left a Pilates studio in Santa Monica after her daily workout on Thursday.
The busy mother of three, 51, wore black and gray camouflage leggings with a long-sleeved black top, white crew socks with black stripes and a pink hat.
She completed her ensemble with sneakers and chic sunglasses.
The actress showed off her glowing complexion by going makeup-free throughout the day.
It’s been a busy week for the Alias alum as her mother Patricia Garner is in town to visit her and her children Violet, 17, Seraphina, 14, and Samuel, 11.
Earlier in the day, the mother-daughter duo met Jennifer’s ex-husband Ben Affleck, 51, before morning school drop-off.
Happy: Jennifer Garner looked happy as she left a Pilates studio in Santa Monica after her daily workout
The 13 Going On 30 star puts a lot of emphasis on fitness and described how she’s achieving a better body at 51 than she did at 31.
She leads an active lifestyle and cited this as the reason for her sensational figure during a performance The Drew Barrymore Show In April.
“What I do in the morning is I work out,” she told host Barrymore, who looked surprised and replied, “Every day?!” Oh god.”
Jennifer insisted that “hard cardio” was the key to staying fit and fit. The star believes that daily physical movements are also incredibly good for the mind and soul.
The Elektra actress is also a devoted mother, but she knows she’s not perfect – especially when it comes to what her kids eat.
“There are no absolutes,” she said People when it comes to parenting. “To put so much pressure on yourself, to have the idea that everything has to be perfect? No. That’s just an unrealistic idea of what we all want to achieve.”
And that’s one of the reasons she co-founded Once Upon a Farm, which makes “cold-pressed pouches and plant-rich meals for babies, toddlers, and big kids.” according to its website.
But that doesn’t mean your kids won’t reach into a bag of chips or treat themselves to a handful of sweet snacks every now and then.
Family time: It’s been a busy week for the Alias alum as her mother Patricia Garner is in town to visit her and her children Violet, 17, Seraphina, 14, and Samuel, 11
Healthy Eating: The Elektra actress is a devoted mother, but she knows she’s not perfect – especially when it comes to what her kids eat
“Am I in a situation where I don’t have food on hand and the kids want junk food?” “Sure, and they’ll get the junk here and there, and especially on a yes day,” she said.
“You just want more good than bad.” So if you have something that’s easy and great for your child, why wouldn’t you use it?”
The Last Thing He Told Me actress opened up earlier this week about the “guilt” she feels about her work as a mother Access Hollywood.
Balance: “There are no absolutes,” she says, when it comes to parenting, she told People. “To put so much pressure on yourself, to have the idea that everything has to be perfect? No. That’s just an unrealistic idea of what we all want to achieve.
“Working moms have it so bad… we all panic because we’re constantly being told, ‘You have 18 summers, you have so much time, time is fleeting,’ and that causes panic,” she told the Guest correspondent Zanna Roberts Rassi.
She continued, “So if you come from a background of expansiveness, rather than just feeling like, ‘I can’t be a mom because I work too and I’m supposed to be guilty all the time,’ then it’s better to lean into that every day.” back to wherever you are, just be there when your kids show up and we’ll have a great time.
Jennifer makes sure to make time for her children and praises her mother for her down-to-earth approach to parenting.
“My mother always said to me, ‘You are her mother forever. Don’t worry, you can do your job. You are her mother forever. I wish I had worked. I would have been a better mother. Yours.” “The kids will be so proud of you,” she said.