Why Mandy Moore Is Resolving To Have A "Yes" Year

Don't let anyone tell you Mandy Moore is having a bad year. Sure, her name has been thrown around in the gossip mags for the past few months. Yes, she and husband Ryan Adams announced they're seeking a divorce in January. But, trust us, she's on the up-and-up.

"I’m trying to be more proactive, and more of a participant in life instead of going home and being by myself," Moore told us when we sat down with the singer/actress last week. She also explained that she's helping Tropicana launch a new fruit/veggie hybrid juice called Tropical Green — a partnership that fits perfectly with her new active and healthy mantra for the year.

Is Moore a bright, shining example of how to pull yourself up and move on to greener pastures after a breakup? We'd say so. Here, a snippet of our chat with her:
You just did a detox retreat, right? How was it?
"It was fantastic! I highly recommend it to anybody. I did the four-day version instead of the full week, but it’s just as intense! You wake up at 5 a.m., it’s all vegetarian food, and you go on four-hour hikes every day, followed by yoga classes. I really wanted to challenge myself. It was more of a spur-of-the-moment decision; a year of yes sort of thing."

I love that:
A year of yes. Are you doing that for real?
"Not completely, but I’m trying to! I’m a hermit and sort of geriatric in a way. I’ll go to bed at 9 at night and wake up at 5 in the morning, so I'm trying to push myself [out of that]. If friends say, ‘Let's go out to dinner at 8,’ I’m not trying not to hem and haw about it anymore. I know that sounds stupid, but if someone is reaching out that I haven’t talked to in years, saying ‘Let’s go get coffee,’ normally I would say, ‘Yeah, let’s do that,’ and never get back to them. But, now I am making sure that I’m putting something on the books. I’m trying to be a bit more proactive, and more of a participant in life, and not going home and being by myself." 
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Well, it certainly seems like you’re doing better than ever!
"Thank you! I’m trying!"

Was the retreat restful for your mind, too?
"There are definitely those elements involved, but I wasn’t necessarily going and seeking that side of it...that was more of an additional bonus on top of everything. I really went to push myself physically. Can I hike 12 miles? I didn’t know."

And, you could?

"Yeah, I totally could! I thought that I was going to be so exhausted and there is no way I can do an hour of yoga after, but I would. It was my idea of being in the wild. I felt like Reese Witherspoon! Clearly not, but in my mind I was like, this is a challenge, I’m hiking the Pacific [Crest] Trail. It was about testing my physical limits, but it also has additional restorative properties."

Have you continued this restorative kick since you got back?
"I have been doing SoulCycle and I just started hot yoga a few months ago. I had never done hot yoga before but now I get why people are obsessed. And, there is this new thing called Rise Movement that is amazing and really challenging that I just started. I'd never done a climber machine. The classes are only 30 minutes and you come out just dripping in sweat."
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