You flip the pages of your favorite women’s magazine, and sigh. If only you could have the body of Naomi, Miranda, Gisele, or Heidi. Those supermodels have the perfect abs, legs and back, but for a normal (non-model) like yourself, it’s just not realistic. Wait—is it? Do you want to strut down the street with as much confidence as a supermodel strut down the runway? Then keep reading, because in just three simple steps a day, you’re going to start loving the skin you’re in.
Start Every Morning Feeling Green
Victoria Secret model, Miranda Kerr, always looks great. So what’s her anti-bloating and flawless skin remedy? As it turns out, it’s not about depleting her body of essential nutrients, but filling her body up with them! Green smoothies, which she swears by (as does many of her fellow Victoria Secret model friends) has vitamins, minerals and filling dietary fiber to get your brain, metabolism and body feeling amazing without the need for sugary lattés to give you an energy jolt. Do the same scrambled eggs or bowl of oatmeal each morning bore you? Instead, blend up an invigorating green smoothie and do your body good!
Throw in two cups of fresh spinach, one cup of frozen fruit, one whole banana, half a cup of milk, half a cup of juice (any kind you have on hand will work!), a tablespoon of honey, and if you need an extra boost of immunity or good, overall health, protein powder, bee pollen or spiralina. Think of this as your breakfast of champions, and a natural energy booster—perfect for whatever your busy day has in store!
Make Your Workout an Early One
The key to confidence is easy to achieve, because all it really takes is acting the part of a supermodel. So how exactly do you do that? By doing what they do! The truth is, you don’t have to be a professional model in order to have the workout of one—all is takes is putting an adrenaline pumping, endorphin releasing workout as much of a priority as they do. Do as Heidi (Klum) does, by working out at least three times a morning. Squat, lunge and crunch fast and furiously.
Commit to a strength training and cardio program, so that each week you get three thirty minute cardio sessions in, as well as two sessions of light strength training exercises. Your goal isn’t to have a flawless body, but just a healthy enough one to feel great about yourself. So start off light by hitting the weights. Practice a few rounds of lunges, or if you’re outside, climbing flights of stairs. Make your abdomen workout the most challenging of all by focusing on improving your core strength through a variety of challenging crunches, push-ups and pull-ups. Then move to the treadmill for thirty minutes, and in an intense manner so that you aren’t gasping for air, but going at a speed that makes it too difficult to carry on a conversation.
Consistent Workouts Equal Confidence to Spare!
Get this last one in the bag, and sky high confidence is yours for keeps! The more consistent your workouts, the more confidence you have. Just think back to the last time you said you were going to exercise or eat right, but didn’t. How was your confidence affected? How did you feel about yourself? How did your thoughts, attitudes or opinions about yourself change?
Our actions affect our mood, confidence and happiness. When we don’t take care of ourselves first and foremost, it can manifest into every aspect of our lives—so treat yourself right by eating well, and working out consistently. When you do, you’ll realize that you don’t just love how you look—you love how you feel (just like those supermodels do!)