How Eva Mendes Got Her Killer Postbaby Body
Eva Mendes graces the cover of Women’s Health Magazine‘s April issue just six months after giving birth to baby girl Esmeralda| and it’s no surprise that she looks as fit as ever. Although she admits a workout routine isn’t something she loves| she’s come to peace with the fact that it’s something she needs. This is the actress’s first magazine cover since having her baby| and she spills on the diet and exercise practices that work best for her.
On working out: “”I realized a long time ago that I needed to have some kind of routine|”” she says. “”I don’t love it| but I’ve made peace with that.”” She runs| incorporating sprints| and lifts light weights u2014 “”nothing too heavy| because my muscle bulks up pretty easily. I mix it up with yoga| or sometimes I’ll hike with my trainer.””
On food: “”I haven’t eaten meat in about six years| because I don’t agree with factory farming here. This is just what worked for me| it’s important to say| but when I cut that out I immediately felt better. And also| after a year of eliminating it| my skin looked brighter and healthier overall.””
On being a new mom: “”I’m actually enjoying the sleepless nights because it’s bonding with my little girl|”” she says. Not that she’s ready to dole out too much motherly advice yet. “”I don’t feel like I’ve really earned the right|”” Eva admits. “”I want to respect all the moms out there. They’re going to be like| ‘You know what? You’re a few months in. Just shut up.'””
On mental wellness: “”Having [a therapist] who’s totally objective and who points out my patterns u2014 I find that really helpful. And I’m lucky to work with someone who doesn’t just sit there and nod her head| you know? I need to hear what you think! Tell me what’s wrong with me so I can fix it!””
Read the full interview in the April 2015 issue of Women’s Health Magazine| available on newsstands March 17.