We're always inspired by celebs who post selfies while they sweat, but Lena Dunham took her #fitspiration to the next level, using her clout to deliver a powerful message about why she chooses to make exercise a priority (despite being a little busy running a show called Girls). The 28-year-old posted a sweaty Instagram this weekend, sharing that working out has little to do with a toned physique and actually all for the mental health perks.
Dunham shared the post-workout pic from Tracy Anderson Method studio, and got personal in the caption, sharing with her 1.6 million Instagram followers how exercise has helped her deal with her anxiety, OCD, and depression in ways she never dreamed possible. She even thanks Tracy for "showing [her] the light." (Try 3 Toning Moves Tracy Anderson Swears by.)
The best part? Dunham stressed that, while a great body might be an awesome by-product of working out, "it ain't about the ass, it's about the brain." (Can we get that printed on a t-shirt?!) Of course, we'd expect nothing else from Dunham, who recently defended her active lifestyle, setting the record straight that "there's nothing anti-feminist about being healthy."
Plus, we're really digging her self-described "Florida mom inspired workout look" (those leggings are everything). We can only hope we'll be seeing a lot more of this kind of celeb fitspo!
Promised myself I would not let exercise be the first thing to go by the wayside when I got busy with Girls Season 5 and here is why: it has helped with my anxiety in ways I never dreamed possible. To those struggling with anxiety, OCD, depression: I know it's mad annoying when people tell you to exercise, and it took me about 16 medicated years to listen. I'm glad I did. It ain't about the ass, it's about the brain. Thank you @tracyandersonmethod for showing me the light (and @bandierfit is where I bought my Florida mom inspired workout look.) #notsponsored #stillmedicated