Staying in shape and finding peace of mind isn’t just for her personal gain. With her busy work schedule and motherhood duties, Washington is always on call. To add some sanity to her day-to-day routine, she makes sure to wake up extremely early to open up free time later in the day to cuddle with her husband, NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha, daughter and Shih Tzu-Yorkie mix. While she insists rest days are important, the actress does not like to miss her scheduled workout days.
“There are a lot of forms of exercise where you have to leave yourself out of the room while you force yourself to do this thing. With Pilates, I get to bring my true self. I cry, I laugh. I get to go: Where is my body today? What do I need today? How can I take care of myself and push myself past my comfort zone? How can I be both loving and challenging?”