Actress Kelly Preston looks fabulous at 50.
Although The Last Song star credits the Organic Liaison weight-loss program (founded by actress Kirstie Alley) for her fantastic figure, she states that breastfeeding her 23-month-old son Ben had a lot to do with it as well.
“We’re in the middle of weaning right now,” she tells PEOPLE. “[But] the way I lost the weight was through Kirstie’s [program], and breastfeeding.”
Keeping pace with an energetic nearly 2-year-old is also a big factor in her 42 lb. weight loss.
“I’m running after a 2-year-old and keeping up completely!” she says. “Ben runs around and three, four, five times a day we go outside and find frogs, millipedes and lizards. It’s always, ‘Mama, get it! Mama, get it!'”
And while hitting the half-century mark can be daunting, Kelly claims that “you are as old as you feel.”
“I feel incredible,” she says of turning 50. “It floored me for a bit, but now I love it and I feel better than I have in years. You are as old as you feel and I feel like I’m 25!”
But it was the gifts from her family – including a painted picture frame and photo album from daughter Ella, 12, and a painting of “little dots and little lines” from Ben – that truly touched Kelly.
Of course, a trip to Paris courtesy of her husband John Travolta helped too.
“Last month Johnny flew all my girlfriends and their husbands and our family to Paris for four days for my birthday party and we just had the best time ever,” she says. “Absolute perfection.”