Miranda Kerr photographed by Mario Testino and styled by Katie Grand for GQ UK May 2014
Miranda reveals her personal tips on how to get a bikini-ready body:
Morning ritual: Hot water with lemon to start the day, it’s really good and it stimulates the digestive systems. Dry body brushing I love as well; I feel it really detoxifies. I love having a shower, then I cleanse, tone, and moisturize. And then after that I have my cold-pressed green juice every day. And it has like kale, spinach, cucumber, celery. And then after that I’ll have eggs or oatmeal. Sometimes I’ll do quinoa, it depends on how much time I have. The eggs are easy. Eggs and avocado. And then I make my shake. And I have that throughout the morning.
Healthy Shake (smoothie): It’s just like, coconut water with goji berries, chia seeds, maca powder, spirulina, cacao and then I get all my vitamins and open them and put it in there.
Number one fitness tip: I would say to just stay active even if you’re sitting at an office desk all day, like you can clench/tighten different parts of your muscles. I do it all the time when I’m in the car or on the way to the airport. And I’ll be like, I’m doing this, or I’m squeezing my butt, doing the calf muscles, even do face exercises like this (makes grimacing face movements and fish faces); it helps to tighten the face. It’s really weird. But it’s good, I’ll do all those different weird things. I think it’s just important to stay moving, just get the blood flow pumping, it doesn’t have to be strenuous. Just moving and exercising different parts of your body (I mean you could also be listening to an audiobook at the same time, or music).
Simple ways to tone up: The bridge pose is really good. I feel like that is a quick way to kind of lift the butt. And then I like plank pose. Doing plank pose 10 minutes a day. You go on the side, on the front, on the other side. Turn music on. Do it every day. It just keeps your whole body toned.