Marilyn in various fitness poses, 4028 views
Some think Marilyn was one of the lucky ones: Born with a perfect body, great looks, etc. The truth is, she followed a regimented diet and exercise routine that earned her the figure she was so famous for. She didn’t exercise fanatically like many do today; but she was very good at following the fitness principles that are most important and would typically exercise with 5 or 10 pound weights for about 10 minutes. She’d do a few sets of DB bench presses and arm circles. According to Marilyn, this routine would “firm up the wobbly parts”. There were times in her life when she jogged on a regular basis; but most of the time, this was her routine – a 10-minute workout in the morning, 3 or 4 times a week.
Breakfast: Orange juice or stewed prunes, hot oatmeal or cream of wheat
2 slices of white toast with butter, 1 cup of warm milk – sometimes with cocoa.
If she was in a hotel, she’d heat a glass of milk on a hot-plate while she took a shower; then she’d stir two eggs into the milk and drink it.
Lunch: None or a boiled egg
Dinner: Marilyn would stop at the market near her hotel on the way home to pick up steak, lamb or liver, which she would broil and eat with 4 or 5 raw carrots
Evening snack: She would stop at a local ice cream parlor for a hot fudge sundae, saying, “I’m sure that I couldn’t allow myself this indulgence were it not that my normal diet is composed almost totally of protein foods.”