Jennifer Lopez celebrates 49th birthday with a stunning abs photo

Jennifer Lopez celebrates 49th birthday with a stunning abs photo

When actor Josh Brolin turned 50, he realized that accidentally peeing on yourself is a thing. What was once a "garden hose" transforms into a "multi-directional sprinkler." As we get older, our bodies change, for better or for worse - mostly for worse. But some people have amazing luck, incredible genes or a strict workout schedule and diet. They age like fine wine, while we chug cheap moonshine to drown our sorrows.

Jennifer Lopez is one of those celebrities who looks like she found the fountain of youth. The singer, actress and dancer is in her 40's and looks like she's in her 20's. When she's not savaging all men under the age of 33, she's spilling secrets about how to age in reverse: working out every morning, adopting a vegetarian diet, cleansing your skin, meditating, getting your beauty sleep and avoiding the axis of evil: coffee, cigarettes and alcohol. It's a lot of work, but the results are worth it.

Today J-Lo turns 49 years old. I know, right? The wheels of time grind us all down into little wrinkled trolls, but Jenny From The Block escapes such cruel fate. You can chalk it all up to discipline. Yeah, she burns some calories dancing on stage in her Las Vegas residency show, All I Have. But it's mostly due to exercise. When we get depressed, we might drink a six-pack to cheer up, but J-Lo hits the gym.

"Sometimes when I get home and I'm not feeling so great, I make myself go to the gym," she told Redbook in 2010. "Then I come home and take a shower, put on a great outfit, some makeup, tie my hair up, and I feel pepped up and great about myself."

Jennifer Lopez looking incredible on the red carpet Credit: Getty

People are fascinated with Jennifer's incredible body, and not just in a pervy way. In an interview with People in 2017, her trainer, David Kirsch, raved about her workout performance. "She’s genetically blessed, she’s physically gifted with an incredible amount of physical energy, but also this beautiful amount of mental and emotional energy," said Kirsch. "She’s very connected to her body, and she’s got crazy discipline."

All that intensive exercise is paying off. On her 49th birthday, Jennifer Lopez posted a selfie from the gym, showing off her killer abs. The caption reads, "SundayFunday kind of... ? gotta get it in... now let the fun begin!! #birthdayweekbegins." Wow. she even goes to the gym on birthday week? Hardcore! Now, typically, as you get older, you try to hide your age, like it's badge of shame. But in Jennifer's case, it's a badge of honor. In the comment section, stunned followers keep reacting, "She's 49!"

But don't worry, it's not all work and no play. On Instagram Stories, Jennifer shared a video from the beach. She's spending some quality mom time with 10-year-old twins, Emme and Max, plus boyfriend Alex Rodriguez's daughters, Ella and Natasha. Relax, J-Lo! You deserve it.