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Anna Kendrick in Bathing Suit Says Goodbye to 2021

“Thanks for giving me a taste of excitement and adventure before ripping it away again???”

Anna Kendrick is feeling grateful, despite the state of the world right now. She shared a photo of herself in a bathing suit with other pals, someplace tropical. "Well. 2021. You were a little" jerk "in many ways," she captioned it. "But pre-omicron you managed to bring a lot of cool" stuff. "So, thanks for giving me a taste of excitement and adventure before ripping it away again??? I'LL TAKE IT!" How does the superstar stay so fit while keeping so busy? Read on to see 5 ways Anna Kendrick stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She Stays Present in Her Body

"The times in my life when I tried to restrict the foods I love always backfired, and I ended up feeling miserable. For me, it's all about really being present in my body, not depriving it," she told Shape.


She's Tried to Add More Silliness in Her Life

"I'm trying to have a sense of play. A lot of my life over the last decade has been work, recover, work, recover. That doesn't leave much room for anything else. That's the mindset and the reality for a lot of people. You work and then recover so you can work some more. Putting some fun and silliness into my life is one of my goals," she told Shape.


She Hikes

"The faster, farther and more frequently you walk, the greater the benefits. For example, you may start out as an average walker, and then work your way up to walking faster and walking a mile in a shorter amount of time than an average walker, similar to power walkers. This can be a great way to get aerobic activity, improve your heart health and increase your endurance while burning calories," says the Mayo Clinic. "You can also alternate periods of brisk walking with leisurely walking. This type of interval training has many benefits, such as improving cardiovascular fitness and burning more calories than regular walking. And interval training can be done in less time than regular walking."


She's Tried Certain Wellness Techniques

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"I've tried a couple of meditation classes, and so far I feel like I'm doing it wrong," she says. "My mind races more when I meditate. And I was vegan for a year, or maybe even two, and it was the best I've ever felt. Then I just fell off the wagon super hard. I was like, Well, maybe I can just do vegan most days. But no. It was the classic slippery-slope situation for Anna," she told Shape.


She's Part of a Changing Industry, and Worked Hard to Get Her Seat at the Table

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Kendrick has worked hard to get a seat at the table. "There was a film I did many years ago and it was a mostly male cast… which doesn't narrow it down very much at all," she adds, with a wry laugh. "There were times when I was like, 'Oh my God. I'm a joke to you.' I think if those guys could see videos of themselves now, they would be totally horrified. They wouldn't even recognise themselves, because the world is changing and people are becoming more self-aware," she told the Independent.

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