Fit & Fa­mous: Anna Camp

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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.

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