Nine weeks ago supermodel Gisele Bundchen gave birth to her daughter, Vivian Lake Brady. The gorgeous model debuted her post-baby body in a black bikini on a recent vacation to Hawaii, as reported by People Magazine. Gisele has given birth to two children, yet she remains in tip top shape even within weeks of giving birth.
How does the Brazilian model get her body back in shape post baby? According to Shape, the supermodel is loyal to a strict kung fu workout routine. Gisele has been completing 90 minutes of kung fu three times a week for the past four years.
Yao Li, Gisele’s kung fu instructor, explained that, “Practicing kung fu improves muscle tone and flexibility in the lower body. Blocking drills and hand techniques do the same for the upper body, especially the shoulders and arms.”
When she isn’t practicing kung fu Gisele also enjoys jogging, lifting weights and yoga. And on trips to California she sneaks in visits to trainer to the stars, Tracy Anderson.
Gisele also keeps her diet in check by following three simple rules:
- Don’t deprive herself of foods you love; instead control portions.
- Fuel up on carbs to keep energy levels up.
- Check your weight every week for motivation and accountability.
Another rule Gisele follows is splurging wisely. She was featured in Unreal’s promo video with her husband, Tom Brady. The pair admit they love Unreal candy because it’s a smarter indulgence since there are no artificial sugars or high fructose corn syrup.
In an interview with Vogue Magazine UK, Gisele commented on how she maintains her figure. “Like I tell my five sisters who don’t work at it [health] very hard at all: Whatever you put in, you get out. I’m not afraid of working hard at anything, whatever it is. I just always want to bet he best that I can be.”
photo via Splash News Online
February 12th, 2013