I Lived Like Victoria’s Secret Angels For 1 Month – Did I See Results?

Victoria’s Secret models. They emanate beauty and grace, but have you ever stopped

to think about what it takes to be a Victoria’s Secret model? Like, how often

do they have to exercise? What does their diet look like? (I mean do they even eat? lol) Can following their

routines actually make you look like a Victoria’s Secret model too? These

were the questions I was looking to answer with this article and to do that I picked

4 different Victoria’s Secret angels and followed their routines for a month. Scroll

on down to find out if I actually saw results!

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Week 1: Romee Strijd

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For the first week of the challenge I chose Romee Strijd. I have

actually been following Romee on socials and YouTube for a quite awhile now

so picking her seemed like an obvious choice to me. 

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I set off into research mode scanning her Instagram, her YouTube

channel, and any other reputable source I could find in order to try and

create a diet and workout plan that was as close to Romee’s as possible.

Here is what I found:

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Diet

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Romee tends to eat 5 small meals every day about 3 hours apart

from one another when she can. Her go-to breakfast options are her chocolate protein

powder overnight oats, acai bowls, smoothies, and avocado toast. She also likes

to start her day with a glass of warm water with lemon or apple cider vinegar.

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For lunch and dinner she likes to keep it really healthy with not much if any meat

getting her protein from nuts, legumes, and vegetables. (It was at this moment

in the meal prepping that I thought doing this might have been a mistake. lol) 

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Some snack foods she likes to eat include rice cakes with peanut butter and

banana, strawberries with almonds (she likes to add nuts to her fruit in order

to keep her blood sugar down), and carrots and cucumbers with hummus. 

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Soooo keeping all that in mind here is what I ended up eating for my Romee week:

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Day 1: Monday February 7th, 2022

Warm Water with Lemon

Breakfast: Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats (recipe here)

I had tried overnight oats before and was skeptical about trying them again since I wasn’t a big fan the first time. However, for some reason I ended up falling in love with them this time and now even after this challenge it has become one of my go-to breakfast choices. 

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Lunch: Chocolate Overnight Oats (I only managed to make it through half

for breakfast as these oats are pretty filling so I just ate the other half for lunch.)

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Afternoon Snack: Fruit and Nut Trail Mix

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Dinner: Rice with black beans 

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Day 2: Tuesday, February 8th, 2022

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Breakfast: Well this day started out a little rough. I didn’t have warm water with

lemon (mainly because I forgot until I was walking out the door for work)

and I also skipped breakfast. Day 2 and already messing things up! Lol I’m

going to blame work for missing breakfast though because I wasn’t able to

take a break like normal that day. 

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Lunch: Acai Bowl 

You can find these in the frozen foods section at the grocery store.

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Snack: Omega Trail Mix

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Dinner: Leftover Potatoes and Corn

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Wednesday, February 9th, 2022

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Breakfast: Skipped again

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Lunch: Overnight oats with banana and blueberries

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Snack: Apple Cinnamon Rice Cake with vanilla Greek yogurt and strawberries

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Dinner: Baked Ziti with spinach

This turned out amazing! You can find the recipe for it here.

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Thursday, February 10th, 2022

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Breakfast: skipped

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Lunch: Baked Ziti with Spinach

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Snack: Apple Cinnamon Rice Cake with yogurt and strawberries

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Dinner: Rice, Black Bean, and Cheese Quesadillas with oat

milk, spinach, and mixed fruit smoothie for dessert

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Friday, February 11th, 2022

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Breakfast: Avocado and Egg Toasted Sandwich with

spinach, mixed fruit, and oat milk smoothie 

Might be in the minority, but turns out I am not a huge fan of avocado toast. 

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Lunch: Baked Ziti with spinach

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Snack: Trail Mix

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Dinner: Potatoes and corn

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Workouts:

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For her training Romee likes to focus on

cardio (UGGGGH) and resistance workouts which last about 1 hour

4-5 days a week. Here’s my schedule:

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Monday: 15 min run and 45 minute POPSUGAR Fitness Pilates workout

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Tuesday: 30 minute POPSUGAR Fitness Zumba cardio workout

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Wednesday: None

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Thursday: 30 minute POPSUGAR Fitness Cardio-Dance modelFIT workout

30 minute POPSUGAR Fitness Bodyweight workout

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Friday: 15 minute MadFit Dancy Party Workout 2000’s hits

30 minute POPSUGAR Fitness Full Body Strength Training Workout with weights

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1000% not a fan of working out for an hour seeing as how I am used to 30 minutes

at most, but I do think the workouts I chose by POPSUGAR Fitness were actually quite good.

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Week 2: Martha Hunt

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The next model I chose was Martha Hunt. 

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When it came to food, this was a model who’s diet I could get behind! Her main

focus with food is making sure she gets protein in every meal and tries not to eat

any processed foods or sweets. Although she does treat herself to some

creme brulee, hazelnut gelato, and rice krispie treats every once in a while. 

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In this video from Harper’s Bizarre Martha talks about what she typically

eats in a day and some of her go-to meals. These include Greek yogurt

with fruit, a toasted English muffin with almond butter, chicken salad with

an arugula base, plant based chili, burgers, roast chicken with mashed

potatoes, and some type of pasta (particularly sausage rigatoni) or Mexican dish.

Another thing I found out about her diet is that she likes to drink green juices

and smoothies and also takes various different supplements and probiotics.

I wasn’t sure exactly what supplements she takes, but I ended up choosing to go with these ones:

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I actually continued taking these after my Martha Hunt week and I even

repurchased them when I ran out.

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Diet

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Breakfast: Vanilla Greek yogurt with blueberries, strawberries, and granola

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Lunch: Chicken and noodles over mashed potatoes

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Snack: chocolate chip granola bars

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Dinner: Jimmy Johns

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Okay, so you are probably looking at this day and wondering how the heck

these meals fit into her diet. (I mean, Jimmy John’s? Come on Amy.) However, since

it was Valentine’s Day I decided I was going to treat myself and eat whatever

I wanted. It was the first time I was actually celebrating the day and I wasn’t

about to have it be a miserable experience! (You can read more about how

I spent Valentine’s Day single here.)

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Tuesday February 15th, 2022

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Breakfast: Vanilla Greek yogurt with blueberries, strawberries, and granola

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Lunch: Pizza

No hating! She said she does eat pizza after her VS shows.  

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Snack: Carrots with hummus

Another thing I didn’t care much for….hummus.

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Dinner: Chicken and Noodles over Mashed Potatoes

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Wednesday February 16th, 2022

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Breakfast: Egg and Cheese Wrap (Wheat Tortilla) with a Green Smoothie (Spinach, Blueberries, Strawberries, Banana Oat Milk)

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Lunch: Buttered Noodles

Buttered noodles might be a broke girl’s meal, but y’all I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love them.

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Snack: Apples with PB

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Dinner: Sausage Rigatoni

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Thursday, February 17th, 2022

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Breakfast: Acai Bowl

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Lunch: Sausage Rigatoni with Garlic Bread

I guess technically this is really more sausage penne. They were sold out of rigatoni at the grocery store so I was working with what I had. Still, it turned out amazing! Recipe here

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Snack: Apple Cinnamon Rice Cakes with PB and Banana

I LOVE this snack. So much better than rice cakes with yogurt. 

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Dinner: Tacos

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Friday, February 18th, 2022

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Breakfast: Kodiak Protein Waffles (with butter)

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Lunch: Sausage Rigatoni

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Snack: Clementines and Banana

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Dinner: Roasted Chicken Legs and Buttered Noodles

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Workouts:

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Martha likes to start her day taking her dog for a walk and, because of her

scoliosis, tries to do yoga every single day. She also, like Romee, does 1 hour

workout sessions with the focus being on yoga, boxing, barre, and

pilates (with her favorite workout company being Body by Simone) 3 times a week.

She also makes sure to drink water with electrolytes beforehand

(for this I drank water with liquid IV). Here is my schedule:

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Monday: None

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Tuesday: 45 minute POPSUGAR Fitness No Equipment Barre Workout

Tone It Up Love Your Body Booty Barre Workout with Jillian

You might not be able to tell from this day of workouts, but I hate barre. lol

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Wednesday: Yoga with Adrienne 7 minute bedtime yoga

30 minute POPSUGAR Fitness No-Equipment Barre Sculpting Workout

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Thursday: Victoria’s Secret Train Like an Angel: Martha Hunt

Body by Simone: Taylor Swift’s 20 minute Full Body Workout

Yoga with Adrienne: Day 3 – Stretch | MOVE

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Friday: 14 Day Body By Simone Challenge – Day 1: Legs

Yoga with Adrienne: Day 4 – Flow | MOVE

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Week 3: Alessandra Ambrosio

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Diet:

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For food she likes meals that are high in protein, especially when it comes

to breakfast, including things such as eggs, chicken salad, protein bars, sushi, and

grilled brazilian bbq. She, like many models, does take part in a post show pizza

party and has some guilty pleasures including red velvet cupcakes and red wine.

She also likes to stay hydrated drinking lots of water and green tea.

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My week of food:

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Monday February 21st, 2022

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Breakfast: Egg and Cheese Quesadilla

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Lunch: Chef Salad

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Snack: Red Velvet Cupcakes with green tea

Peek the cat paws on the table. Figgy trying to sneak my cupcakes. Smh lol

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Dinner: Roasted Chicken Legs with Corn

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Tuesday February 22nd, 2022

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Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs and Toast

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Lunch: Caesar Salad with Boiled Eggs and trail mix

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Snack: Protein Bar

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Dinner: Garlic Butter Steak with White Rice 

This was soooo stinkin’ good! Recipe for the steak here.

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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022

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Breakfast: Boiled Eggs with Protein Bar

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Lunch: Chef Salad

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Snack: Red Velvet Cupcakes and Green Juice

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Dinner: Roasted Chicken with Buttered Noodles and Corn

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Thursday, February 24th, 2022

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Breakfast: Kodiak Protein Waffles with Banana and Green Juice

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Lunch: Steak with Rice and Salad

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Snack: Protein Bar

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Dinner: Hot Dogs – Caved lol

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Friday, February 25th, 2022

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Workouts:

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When it comes to working out Alessandra is definitely no stranger to hard work.

From what I found her workouts tend to last about 1.5 hours and she works out every

single day. Every day for 1.5 hours. Girl is crazy…oh….and also over 40 years

old. 😮 She likes to follow the Tracy Anderson method usually focusing on

glutes (YES!) while also trying to incorporate some type of cardio into her

workouts as well. Finally she does like to do Pilates and tries to

do yoga at least once a week. Here’s what I did for workout this week:

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Monday: Sydney Cummings 30 minute glutes and tabata cardio workout

The Tracy Anderson Method Mat Workout

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Tuesday: Yoga with Adriene 10 minute yoga for self care

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Wednesday: None

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Thursday: None

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Friday: Move with Nicole 30 minute full body Pilates workout

Move with Nicole 20 minute legs & booty workout

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As you can see I didn’t workout everyday for 1.5 hours like

Alessandra, but I am telling myself that it is okay. Even though

the week wasn’t perfect I still did some workouts and didn’t just give up.

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Week 4: Stella Maxwell

The final model for this experiment is Stella Maxwell.

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Diet:

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This model week was honestly the week I struggled with creating meals for

the most. Well creating a variety of meals because I had a hard time find a lot of

information on her diet. However I did find that Stella likes to follow the 80/20

diet which means that she eats healthy about 80% of the time and her favorite

meals include yogurt with granola, oatmeal, chicken caesar salad, sushi, and

salmon. Here’s my meal list:

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Monday, February 28th, 2022

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Breakfast: Overnight Oats with fruit

Lunch: Chicken Caesar Salad

Snack: Omega 3 Trail Mix

Dinner: Garlic Butter Steak with steamed

white rice and green beans

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2022

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Breakfast: Greek Yogurt with fruit and granola

Lunch: Chicken Caesar Salad

Snack: Omega 3 Trail Mix

Dinner: Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

It was Fat Tuesday sooo had to stick with my tradition of making gumbo! You can find the recipe here!

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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022

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Breakfast: Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats

Lunch: Caesar Salad

Snack: none! (Ash wednesday fast!)

Dinner: Cheese Pizza with Side Salad

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Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

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Breakfast: Vanilla Greek Yogurt with fresh fruit and granola

Lunch: Gumbo

Snack: chocolate chip granola bars

Dinner: Baked Chicken Breast with Corn

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Friday, March 4th, 2022

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Breakfast: Greek Yogurt with Fresh Fruit & Granola

Lunch: chocolate protein overnight oats

Snack: none

Dinner: cheese pizza

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Workouts:

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Stella likes to start her day with 20 minutes of meditation and does Ashtanga

yoga 4-5 times a week. She also does kickboxing/boxing, likes to use the

Stairmaster (>1665 steps – same amount as if you climbed the Eiffel tower per Stella), and

weights trains. Her workouts last about an hour and take place 4-5 times

a week. Here’s my workout schedule:

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Monday: Caroline Girvan 20 minute Dumbbell Lower Body Circuits workout

Pamela Reif 20 minute booty workout – weights and booty band

30 minute POPSUGAR Fitness 30 minute at home boxing workout

Fightmaster Yoga Ashtanga Yoga Body Workout (30 minute flow) (I really hated Ashtanga yoga)

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Tuesday: POPSUGAR Fitness 25 minute rumble no-equipment cardio boxing workout

TRAIN WITH GAINSBYBRAINS 20 minute cardio boxing workout

Fightmaster Yoga Total Body Yoga Workout

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Wednesday: None

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Thursday: Tony Jeffries 20 minute boxing workout at home

Caroline Girvan at home glute workout

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Friday: POPSUGAR Fitness 30 minute at home cardio boxing and kickboxing workout

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After my month of training like Victoria’s Secret Angels it was time to

see if all the hard work actually afforded some changes. Here are

my before (on left) and after (on right) pics and measurements:

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Beginning Measurements:

Waist: 24 inches

Booty: 35.5inches

Arms: 9 inches

Thighs: 19 inches

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Ending measurements:

Waist: 23 inches

Booty: 35.5 inches

Arms: 9.5 inches

Thighs: 18.5 inches

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Based on these pics and measurements I don’t think I can say that I saw a huge

difference physically. At least not as big of a difference as I would have liked.

However, I will say that overall I did feel better. I was sick less often, wasn’t quite

as tired, and my anxiety had hit a little bit of a plateau.

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Once the month was over I will admit that my healthy eating and consistent workouts

did not continue on the same level. During the entire month it was actually really

hard to try and follow their schedules because I simply just did not have the

time or the energy to eat 5 meals/day and workout for over an hour almost

every single day. However, it wasn’t all lost. I still do try and eat healthy as

much as possible, while still allowing myself to have pizza rolls, hot dogs, and chocolate

whenever I want as well. Something that I actually found to be pretty interesting is that

since doing this month of training I actually don’t crave unhealthy foods much anymore

and instead find myself wanting to eat healthier which definitely makes things a LOT easier.

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I also don’t workout every day for 1 hour+, but I do try my best to workout about 3-4 times

a week for about 20-30 minutes which seems to work best for my lifestyle.

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In the end I have to say that the month wasn’t as bad or as difficult as I

expected it to be. Granted I didn’t follow their lifestyles exactly. There were days

that I missed a workout or ate food that wasn’t in their diet plans, but for the

most part I did pretty dang good I think. My favorite model week was

definitely Martha Hunt’s. The diet and the workouts really worked best for me and

I actually didn’t mind that week at all!

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If you guys want to see me try out the diet and workouts of other models/celebrities be sure to

let me know down in the comments! This was certainly an interesting

experience and I did find some new things I wanted to add

into my own personal routines as well!

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3 thoughts on “I Lived Like Victoria’s Secret Angels For 1 Month – Did I See Results?

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  1. It’s interesting that you didn’t notice much of a difference. You definitely seem leaner and more toned to me. But yeah, the great thing about sticking to a healthy routine is that your mental game definitely improves. Anyway, thanks for sharing!

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    1. I think i was mainly just sad i didnt get a bigger booty, but thank u! lol and yes the mental health improvement is really the best thing! Thanks for reading!

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