Katie Holmes, Shape Magazine Dec 2019

Katie Holmes has seemingly endless acting credits on her resume. But, as it turns out, her favorite role happens offscreen: Being mom to daughter Suri Cruise.

"I feel very blessed to have such a special daughter," she raved of her 13-year-old in Shape's December issue. "Being her mom is absolutely the greatest gift and privilege."

In Suri—who she shares with ex Tom Cruise—the actress has not only found a best friend, but also a sweat buddy. "Sometimes I work out with my daughter," she told the publication. "It just depends on the day. We have our routines and occasionally they overlap. But I don't force her to work out with me because I know that's lame."

Beyond spinning, boxing and yoga, the Dawson's Creek alum also makes sure to take care of her body outside of the gym. "I'm a big believer in self-care," the 40-year-old revealed. "It's better for everybody if you're taking care of yourself. Those moments are really worth it. I like to get massages."

"I also have a favorite daily ritual," Katie continued. "I take 20 minutes in the morning to write down a list of the things I'm grateful for and listen to calming music. It's kind of a meditation and I give myself that time to just enjoy. It sets a good tone for my day."

And when times get tough, she always has Suri by her side.

"I was happy to become a mom in my 20s," Katie, who gave birth at age 27, recently told Elle UK. "It's been nice that our ages fit...how do I put this? Every age that my child has been and my age at that time has been a good match. We kind of grew up together."

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