Get Marisa Miller’s Slim and Stunning Supermodel Body
One isn’t perennially named one of AskMen’s Top 99 Most Desired Women without having a bombshell body to match. Marisa Miller, the renowned Victoria’s Secret Angel and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model, has maintained her physique incredibly well over the years — but not without a lot of hard work! She’s an avid exerciser, using a diversified full-body workout to achieve phenomenal results, and maintains a balanced diet to stay as fit and energized as possible at all times.
“I’m one of those people who likes to sweat,” Miller explains to Shape. Her workout focuses on all-over conditioning through aerobic activities such as boxing. Miller visits a “down and dirty” boxing gym about 3-4 times per week, completing a high-intensity circuit involving bobs and weaves, heavy bag drills, jump roping, and speed training drills — followed by 50 squats the at end of each routine, reports Pop Workouts.
“I’m really happy that I started boxing,” Miller gushes, pointing not only to the sport’s physical benefits, but its mental advantages and stress-relieving qualities as well.
She switches up her cardio with spinning and other activities — her favorite among these being stand-up paddling, notes Women’s Health. This sport involves standing on a long board and paddling through the water, providing a rigorous full-body workout. Miller loves the sport not only for its effectiveness, but for its adaptability and entertainment value. “You’re cruising around, so you’re not focused on the hard work you’re doing. You can modify the workout and go faster or slower.”
As for targeted workouts, Miller places a great deal of emphasis on her core. In addition to supplementing her boxing routine with crunches and leg lifts, she keeps her belly flat by performing simple moves such as the plank, observing that the move “works your abs and everything else.” Miller also tells Women’s Health that she focuses specifically on her obliques (the muscles on either side of the waist), recommending that exercisers perform an alternating crunch to work them. To learn even more about her favorite fitness moves, be sure to check out these tips and tutorials in Cosmopolitan.
When it comes to keeping a healthy diet, Miller has some helpful, if perhaps unorthodox, counsel. Her first tip? Eat naked. “Eating smart is all about having an awareness of your body. The most obvious way to do that is by seeing it. So when you’re trying to lose weight, spend more time wearing less. I don’t think I could eat a plate of nachos naked — could you?”
Miller also applies more traditional techniques to her nutritional habits, such as practicing portion control and opting for healthier alternatives to snack foods like potato chips and crackers. She prefers to prepare brown rice and quinoa ahead of time for a quick and satisfying bite to eat that’s ready at a moment’s notice.
For breakfast, she’ll cook up a vegetable omelet, while later on in the day she’ll stick to protein-rich dishes such as ahi tuna and spinach salad. Throughout the day, Miller makes simple, healthful choices in her diet, such as substituting turkey bacon for bacon when she chows down on a BLT. Snack-wise, she relies on non-GMO meal bars such as ProBars, notes Fitness, and will carry around nuts and dried fruit in case she gets hungry during work.
That same concept of control comes into play with her sweet tooth: “I usually say no to the bad things at Whole Foods, but then I get to the register, where they have individually wrapped chocolates. I’ll grab five and keep them at home. If I need something sweet, I’ve got it,” she tells Women’s Health. Her other dessert-time trick: Eating a small ice cream portion using a small spoon to prolong her enjoyment of the frozen treat.