Eva Mendes’ Fitness Routine and Diet Is Easier Than You Think

Eva Mendes is in great shape and now almost a year after giving birth to her second daughter with Ryan Gosling, she’s sharing what she does to stay fit.

Mendes doesn’t have a strict fitness routine but explains that working out allows her to spend time on herself. “Knowing that I have an hour to dedicate to my wellness is a priority for me now,” she says to Shape. Mendes likes doing intervals like running and sprinting, but she also lifts weights.

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“Right now I’m sticking to light weights because I have a herniated disc in my lower back. It’s pretty severe, and I have to work around it. I love squats, but I’ve been told that I have to do lunges instead of squats for the time being. I know a lot of people wouldn’t find that heartbreaking, but I really do!”

Typically she works out three days a week, but if she’s getting ready for an event or in the summer, she works out for 5 days a week. She doesn’t do more than that because she feels that she sees better results when her body gets a rest period.