Cobie Smulders is definitely smoldering these days.
The actress, 33, appears topless on the cover of Women’s Health, just months after giving birth in January!
Inside the issue, she opens up about learning to love exercise, her relationship to social media, and advice she’d give to her younger self.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron actress described her views on exercise after filming her upcoming movie Results:
"Through this film experience I learned a lot and learned really how to work out, take control of your body, to strengthen it and just become stronger and more capable."
She also revealed she’s become a Soul Cycle fan:
"I know it’s, like, a thing, but there’s one really close to my place and I go, and I sweat, and I just pound it for 45 minutes and then I feel great."
The former How I Met Your Mother star explained her complicated relationship with social media:
"You’re always thinking about ‘Oh, that would be a great picture for Instagram,’ or ‘Let’s see what’s going on in these people’s lives’ and it was just taking up too much of my energy and too much of my time. So I took a break. Now I’m on it a little bit. It is a nice way to get information about the world."
Smulders prefers to use Instagram as a creative outlet saying, "I don’t read Twitter at all really. I’m a much more visual person, so I’m drawn to Instagram a bit more.
I love photography, so I do follow a lot of very artistic, creative people that have more of an inspiring thing for me. I dance a little bit with social media."
She also offered up some advice she would give to her younger self:
"Just chill the F out. When you’re young, you’re so worried. I think I was in such a rush to grow up. I think it’s also the film industry; you’re always trying to be established and trying get to the next level."
"I feel like I should’ve just chilled out, gone back to college for four years and just hung out. Or traveled around the world or something. Just not work so hard."
Smulders is married to SNL comedian Taran Killam. In addition to their new baby, they also have a daughter named Shaelyn Cado who was born in 2009.
Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters May 1. Let’s hope this project is better received than the end of How I Met Your Mother!