Today’s #dailyseduction is Marilyn Monroe working out routine. We live in a time where working out became a religion. If asked ‘Do you believe in God’ or ‘do u work out’, the negative answer has the same impact. In this ‘healthy’ society we live in, we must be strong, devoted and embrace the fact that will is a skill!
The other day, when I came across these photos of Marilyn Monroe, it got me thinking about how they used to workout in the past.
Philippe Halsman photographed her for LIFE magazine(1952), taking a few candid shots of her daily workout routine. The candid shots of Marilyn working out didn’t make it to the magazine, and have rarely been seen. Marilyn detailed her health regimen later that year for the Pageant Magazine. Taking about her exercise routine she said she lies every morning beside her bed and does a simple bust-firming routine which consists of lifting five-pound weights above her head, repeating the exercise for 15 times. She also revealed that she was never eared for outdoor sports and she had no desire to excel at tennis, swimming or golf. Talking about her eating habits she said she has hot milk for breakfast in which she breaks two raw eggs, whip them up and drink them. She skips talking about lunch, but she says her dinner is almost always the same- some steak, lamb chops or some liver boiled in the electric oven and some raw carrots. She admits that she likes to stop everyday on her way home for some ice cream which she says “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.”
P.S. What do you think about the outfit? ;)
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Photo source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.html