TODAY | April 13, 2013
>>> famous athlete and model, gabrielle reese seemed to have it all. her life is far from perfect. we'll talk to her in just a moment. first, rock center's kate snow caught up with reese in july.
>> when you spend a couple days with a whom who can do this --
>> right off the head.
>> reporter: you know you're going to sweat a little. how come you're going so fast? in her new book, she calls exercise the secret to everything but also wants us to know she's not perfect.
>> i don't wake up every day saying i'm so excited today. i'm going to punish myself. it's a grind.
>> reporter: all of those years of beach volleyball left her with an arthritic right knee. she leads a group through gruelling training. 6'3" drill sergeant. you write in book that god doesn't care about muffin tops or cellulite, he wants you naked and smiling.
>> reporter: first of all, easy for you to say, miss no cellulite.
>> i have cellulite. i'm not big on saying this on camera.
>> reporter: think about what we're eating and don't obsess over little imperfections. the press can be unkind.
>> my friend calls me. sorry about that magazine. what? this day in age it's so brutal. internet is even worse . brutal. there was a picture of me that was worse than my real butt. it is my suit but whose butt is that.
>> reporter: does it bother you?
>> it bothers you for a minute. that's the other thing, we think people care as much as we do. nobody cares . only i care.
>> reporter: for gabby it's doing your best and being happy with what you got. a body, a marriage, a family with all of its imperfections. for "today," kate snow , hawaii.