The 5’8″ blonde stunner Marisa Miller has confessed:
I’m very shy. I know it’s weird for a person who models lingerie and swimsuits, but I don’t like to be the center of attention!
Okay it may be a little too late for that. But this Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model/ Victoria’s Secret Angel says:
Eighty percent of the things I do are not natural for my personality. I believe you have to fake it till you make it. Act like you’re confident and you’ll get there.
It seems as though Marisa Miller’s words of wisdom work. She is comfortable with her husband of five years, music producer Griffin Guess, and seems extremely content with life thus far.
Zero in on the O. We’re talking about your obliques, the muscles on the sides of your waist that, when targeted, can help melt a muffin top.
Working your obliques pulls everything together and gives you a slim waist.
One of her favorite moves is the alternating crunch: Lie on your back with your hands behind your head, elbows out. Lift your legs to the tabletop position (knees and hips bent 90 degrees). Raise your shoulders off the floor as you bring your left elbow to your right knee. Lower, then repeat with your right elbow and left knee.
Another one of her favorites is the plank.
The plank works your abs and everything else!
To do it, hold the upper position of a pushup, keeping your arms straight, back flat, and neck long. Hold for up to 60 seconds.
Marisa also swears by leg lifts. To do them, lie on your back, arms at your sides. Brace your abs, and then lift your legs until they’re perpendicular to the floor, keeping them pressed together and as straight as possible. Slowly lift your tailbone an inch off the floor. Reverse to return to start; repeat for one minute.
Marisa’s stay-slim strategies are anything but garden-variety.
Sounds odd, but she has a point:
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?
Prep ahead of time.
I’ll cook a batch of brown rice or quinoa and keep it in the fridge, so when I get hungry, I can easily dress it up with olive oil, lemon, and salt and pepper, and then add veggies
Miller also enjoys zucchini and spinach.
Practice portion control!
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!
Make smart swaps.
Marisa has found healthier alternatives to fattening foods. Instead of potato chips, she munches on organic Rhythm Superfoods Kool Ranch Kale Chips. And she mixes tuna with Wildwood garlic aioli instead of mayo. She also whips up leaner versions of Griffin’s high-fat favorites—such as a BLT made with an Ezekiel English muffin, organic tomatoes, avocado, lettuce, and turkey bacon.
Keep your hands off his junk food.
When I first met Griffin, I gained 10 pounds! When you are falling in love, all you do is make out and eat!
Now she has learned to indulge judiciously.
When I do have one of his favorites, like soda or cake, I look at it as a treat and enjoy it. Because I eat well 90 percent of the time, I don’t feel guilty.
Marisa Miller is known for her tight bod and beautiful pictures. Do you really think she would lie to you? Embrace her tips and soon you’ll see a tighter/happier you!