Kerry Washington goes au naturel for SELF fitness magazine cover, looks effortlessly stunning

Kerry Washington Will Make You Move

Guess who's on the September cover of SELF magazine? Kerry Washington.

The 38-year-old "Scandal" actress looked absolutely incredible on the cover of the fitness publication in a green leotard, which showed off her fit physique.

Washington, who has been a longtime advocate for health and fitness, may spend her days filming at the White House as Olivia Pope, but she always has time for regular exercise and told the magazine she's obsessed with Pilates.

"I try to get it in so I can be back with my kid early. I have to take care of myself in order to live life the way I want to. It's important to have rest days. But in the long run, if I don't work out for, like, three days, I feel worse, not better," she revealed in her SELF spread.

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But after welcoming her daughter Isabelle in 2014, the stunning star say she's not trying to live up to any wild Hollywood stereotypes about having a hot mom bod. "A few weeks ago, my manager asked: 'Do you feel like you're back? I feel like you're back.' She meant it as a total compliment, but we had this great conversation where I was like, 'You know what? I try really hard not to use that language, because it's not about going backward in life.'"

Washington said she's embraced her new body and has no desire to get her 'old' one back."I've been really focused on not being 'back' to anything, but being the best version of myself right now. My body is the site of a miracle now. I don't want to be pre-miracle."

That being said -- Washington looks pretty darn good. This morning, she took to Instagram to post a photo of her cover with the caption: "I'm so excited to share this becuz I've been a fan of @selfmagazine for a LONG time. Guess who's on the September cover..."

Take a look below:

I'm so excited to share this becuz I've been a fan of @selfmagazine for a LONG time. Guess who's on the September cover...

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SELF also posted the cover photo to their Instagram with the caption: "Head to self.com to learn how this female powerhouse stays calm, cool, and in control - all while rocking an incredible career and being a new mom (styled by @mventosamartin, đź“·@BJARNEJONASSON, hair @takishahair, makeup @carolagmakeup, custom bodysuit by @thescottstevenson)."

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I'm THRILLED to share with you all that I'm on the cover of this year's March @instylemagazine! Can't wait for you guys to see it and read it! So honored. And crazy excited.
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Actress Kerry Washington is seen during 'Good Morning America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on September 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Kerry Washington is seen in Midtown on September 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Actress Kerry Washington seen on the streets of Manhattan on September 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/GC Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0130 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Kerry Washington during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on September 23, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Actress Kerry Washington is seen arriving at 'Good Morning America''on September 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Actress Kerry Washington is seen outside 'Good Morning America' on on September 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Actress Kerry Washington is seen outside 'Good Morning America' on on September 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Lyn Paolo and Kerry Washington at The Limited Collection Inspired by Scandal Launch Event at IAC Building on September 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Nomi Ellenson/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Actress Kerry Washington (L) and CEO at The Limited Diane Ellis attend The Limited Scandal Collection Launch Event at IAC Building on September 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The Limited Scandal Collection)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Actress Kerry Washington attends the #TGIT premiere event hosted by Twitter at Palihouse Holloway on September 20, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Actress Kerry Washington arrives at the #TGIT Premiere Event hosted by Twitter at Palihouse Holloway on September 20, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Ellen DeGeneres and Kerry Washington attend the #TGIT premiere event hosted by Twitter at Palihouse Holloway on September 20, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 03: Kerry Washington attends Gilt And (RED) Celebrate The Launch Of Jennifer Meyer xo Jessica Alba at Sunset Tower Hotel on February 3, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for GILT)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 24: Kerry Washington arrives at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Of America Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on January 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
GLENDALE, CA - FEBRUARY 03: Kerry Washington, Lyn Paolo and Elliot Staples host The Limited Collection Inspired by Scandal Spring Shopping Event on February 3, 2015 in Glendale, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for The Limited)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 24: Actress Kerry Washington arrives at the 26th Annual PGA Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on January 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 22: Kerry Washington arrives at the The Daily Front Row's 1st Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards at Sunset Tower Hotel on January 22, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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