Fit & Famous: Anna Camp
She’s been busy to say the least. Anna Camp, who’s starred in True Blood, Mad Men, The Good Wife and The Mindy Project , is also known for her role in the Pitch Perfect musicals. And, she’s vocal about female empowerment. Here’s how the actress and singer, finds balance and keeps her stamina, and learned about body confidence and girl power in her 30s. Find balance, but let yourself indulge.
“I’ve been travelling a ton and trying to focus on eating a lot of vegetables, drinking tons of water, and getting plenty of sleep. When I get to go home to California, I indulge and relax and have some hot toddies.”
Only do workouts you love.
“I’m not a yoga person—my brain won’t shut off and I have really bad wrists. I like to keep moving, so I do a lot of cardio. If I have the right playlist and can rock out to some really awesome music, I can chill on an elliptical forever! I’m not into the classroom studio setting as much, but I do enjoy SoulCycle.”
Put your phone down, and stop comparing yourself to people on Instagram.
“I have a meditative morning ritual. For the first 30 minutes that I wake up, I don’t look at my phone. Otherwise, I’ll get sucked into the Twitter-sphere and go on Instagram and feel FOMO and like someone is already better than me before I even step out of bed.”
Embrace your curves. And quit working out to fit into a smaller dress size.
“I’ve got curves in certain places that back in the day in college I tried to get rid of by eating a lot less and working out an obsessive amount. But now I realize that that’s why I’m special. So, I’ve definitely become happier and it’s given me confidence that I didn’t have necessarily when I was in my teens and my early 20s, that I’m very happy and thankful that I have now. It’s not about squeezing into a size 0—that doesn’t give you any more self-worth.”
Women supporting other women is everything.
“Doing press for the movie (Pitch Perfect 3), you get asked so many questions like, What’s it like working with so many women? Does it take you a long time to get ready with everybody? And I’m like, it’s so much fun! We’re super supportive; we lucked out that way for sure. I didn’t realize going into it that it would be so much girl power.