Camila Mendes Does Yoga Pose on Beach and Here's How She Stays Fit
On Riverdale, Camila Mendes plays Veronica, the one-again, off-again girlfriend of Archie, and she's always caught up in some sort of drama. In real life, she just posted a photo on Instagram appearing far more chill. "Not the white claw in lotus pose," show joked, captioning the picture of herself in a Zen pose, with an alcoholic seltzer, also giving credit to the photographer, @maiareficco, aka Maia Reficco, the singer, songwriter, and actress. Read on to see 5 ways Camila Mendes 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 Bikini Photos!
She Defines Wellness Like This
"For me, it's taking care of myself in the most immediate way. What do I need—and what does my body need right now? Sometimes I'll randomly sit down and check in and be like: 'What does my body want? Do I need water, sleep, or to move around and stretch? Should I journal?' I think being well is about checking in with your physical and mental health and evaluating what you really need at that moment," she told Health.
She Tried a Meal Delivery Service During the Pandemic
"Normally, I love going out to eat and am not doing that now, so I forced myself to learn to cook," she told Health in March, when the pandemic made dining out prohibitive. "It's funny, my mom went to culinary school and my grandma was a caterer. I think because I was spoiled by my mom, I never really had to learn. I began with a meal-delivery service, where they send you the recipe and ingredients—it was great basic training. I've realized I know a bit more than I thought. I must have picked it up somehow through my mom."
She Works Out Every Morning
"On the days I can work out first thing in the morning, I definitely do," says Mendes. "On normal days, I make a fun routine out of it. I go over to my trainer's house, Andrea 'LA' Thoma Gustin, where she has a garage gym set up. I bring my dog to play with hers. It feels like a hangout; it's organic and makes me happy," she told Shape.
She Finds Skin Care Therapeutic
"I always do my skin-care routine before I go to work, which can be therapeutic. When I get to work, I always sit at the mirror and do my eyebrow for five minutes. Literally every day I have to tweeze a unibrow hair," she told Shape with a laugh. "I love makeup too, but doing my skin care does feel really ritualistic. Either I'm preparing for the day or I'm winding down. That relationship with skin care is really personal and soothing. However, my relationship with makeup is more exciting and fun. Usually, I'm listening to music and really feeling myself."
She's Learned to Love Being With Herself
"In my day-to-day life, I'm a social butterfly. I love my friends and normally have to force myself to be alone. But in quarantine," she told Health, "I've learned how much I actually like spending time with myself. It's been nice to realize that, and I think it's something we all need sometimes. When this all started, I was in a place in my life that was go, go, go. I never imagined I'd have time to just sit and be by myself. It has really made me reevaluate priorities."