Jennifer Garner and James Corden were two of the many guests at the “Be The Love You Need” virtual event last Friday with WW, hosted by Oprah Winfrey.
Garner sat down with the talk show host at the start of the event to discuss her wellness journey during the pandemic, especially when it came to seeking and sharing joy.
“It just felt like I needed it and the best way to manifest it for yourself is to share it,” she told Winfrey. “Thankfully, there are all of these great ladies to share with, and it’s a virtuous cycle.”
“I think everyone has moments when you’re not at the top of their to-do list, but there are a few things,” Garner continued. “First of all, I always move my body and this is for me, this is for my brain, my happiness, I know that you are one step away from a good mood. And so I move one way or another. And for me it’s often like dancing cardio. “
She went on and told Winfrey one of her mantras: “And the other is that when I am overwhelmed, I put myself first and say, ‘Be gentle with yourself. You don’t have to be everything to everyone and you have it not.” to be everything for you now Never rush, don’t worry, step by step and just remove the guilt from the situation. ‘”
“Your own fault for yourself, like I’m not doing enough for myself today,” Garner said. “Sometimes you aren’t, but remove the blame from it. It’s a big step. “
Later in the virtual event, Corden opened his own wellness journey that focused on his goal of leading a healthier lifestyle. The late night host went into great detail with Winfrey about how weight loss is a different experience for men and women.
“I think as a man, historically, it isn’t very sexy to say that you are on a diet, or it is not very masculine to want to change your own health because men drink beer and we go out and it doesn’t matter how you look, ”he said. “I think it’s the most positive and sexiest thing you can do to say, ‘I want to be a little bit healthier. I want to be a healthier presence in my family for my children. And I would like to feel better ‘”
Corden, who began his new journey Jan. 2, said he had found the past few weeks “incredibly transformative” and enjoyed dieting more than ever before. So far, he has lost 16 pounds with the WW program and some exercise.
“I’ve done some exercises that I hate,” he said. “I just can’t take it, so I use the word hate. But my wife is so good at it. My wife actually plans a short stretch for us afterwards. And we do it together and we do some weights and these little runs and I keep moaning about it and then later that afternoon I have to reluctantly say that I feel better. “
Early last month, as part of a new WW campaign, Corden opened up some of the changes he wanted to make in his life at the start of the new year.
“I want to change my way of life,” he said in a press release. “I want to be better for my children and my family. I don’t want to wake up tired or ashamed when I am.” I chase my son on the soccer field and after three minutes I am out of breath. Weight isn’t the problem, it’s wellbeing that I want to address. I will take this year and work towards getting well. “