Kerry Washington Feels ‘Very Blessed’ by Motherhood

09/21/2014 at 01:19 PM ET

Kerry Washington TGIT Party
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It’s been five months since Kerry Washington welcomed daughter Isabelle Amarachi — and the actress is still in complete baby bliss.

“[Motherhood is] wonderful. We just continue to feel very blessed,” the Scandal star, 37, told PEOPLE on Saturday at Twitter’s #TGIT premiere event for Shondaland’s ABC shows.

But while Washington says her baby girl is hitting major milestones “all the time … it’s pretty amazing,” the new mom is reaching a few postpartum markers of her own.

Washington, who wore a printed mini dress by Mary Katrantzou, credits her love of Pilates with helping her bounce back after giving birth.

“It’s such a great way to get in shape in a loving way,” she explains. “I feel like I’m both challenging myself and healing my body at the same time.”

But although Washington balances her workouts with healthy habits — including sticking to local, organic foods and working with a nutritionist — she isn’t in a rush to regain her svelte shape.

“I still got some work to do since the baby,” she says.

— Anya Leon with reporting by Matthew Cole Weiss

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Marcia on

She looks wonderful. I can’t wait for Scandal to start this week.

George Strong on

She’s looking pretty rough. She should moved up and got herself a white baby daddy.

Marky on

She has a pretty special HUSBAND, not a baby daddy. She is gorgeous, and looks great! Would love to see a picture of Isabelle…….

Tiffany on

George, Kerry Washington’s husband is a very handsome multimillionaire, Berkeley grad, former football star. If that isn’t moving up, I don’t know what is.

Camille Cooper on

George, if she us looking “rough” how exactly is having a baby by a white man going to make her look “better”? Stupid like you simply amaze me.

Jay Hendy on

George has nothing good going on in his life, that is why he feels the need try to insult Kerry Washington. Kerry and her husband are both educated, she has a beautiful daughter and a hit tv show. What do you have George? Your double-wide was towed?

Tanya on

Kerry looks great in that dress. Congrats to her!

Just saying on

She looks fantastic! Her life is amazing.

Saralee on

Hey George, you should change your last name to Weak. Your comment could not be more disgusting (or maybe it could).

Anonymous on

She is gorgeous, happy for the family!

LYN on

Her baby is ADORABLE!!!

Lady Love on

Kerry Washington is gorgeous and she’s definitely going to be a beautiful/loving mother.

Ivan Kiryushin on

Kerry Washington looks absolutely stunning and extremely beautiful in metallic sylver dress. She knows exactly what to wear to make positive impression and I’m absolutely in love in her style.

Casey on

She’s so classy. Which is more than can be said for troll on this comment board.

MLE on

Hey PEOPLE! Time to flag George Strong. Or do you condone racist posts on your site?

Anonymous on

Love her fashion style and she looks fantastic.

Tanya on

Saw a short interview Kerry gave on TV tonight , she looked stunning.

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