Alessandra Ambrosio in Bathing Suit Shares "Love Notes"
Alessandra is sharing a message of love—and a photo of her amazing body in a bathing suit—with fans. As a post Valentine's Day treat, the Brazilian supermodel posted a photo of herself clad in a two-piece swimsuit with an inspiring caption to go along with it. "Love is what keeps us going, it lifts us up, carries us forward, excites us, moves us and brings so much joy. It comes in so many forms, share as much of it as you can with the world," she captioned it, adding hashtags #BeKindToYourself #LoveNotes and #ValentinesDay. How does the 40-year-old mother-of-two keep herself so fit? Read on to learn about 7 of Alessandra Ambrosio's top tips to staying in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
Eat Healthy Most of the Time
"I'm all about moderation and eating something different every day. Obviously I try not to splurge on pasta, but if I'm back in Brazil where everything is pasta- or bread-based—and so yummy—I'll eat whatever I want, then go back to lots of salads and chicken or fish with veg as soon as I'm back in L.A," Alessandra explained to The Edit about her approach to diet.
Mix Workouts with Pleasure
Pilates is one of Alessandra's favorite workers, but she uses the reformer based workout as an excuse to "get in some girl time," she told Glamour. "It's important to break a sweat every day, and I love the way Pilates makes me feel long and lean."
Find Mind-Body Workouts
Another one of Alessandra's favorite workouts is just as good for the body as it is for the mind. "I love to do yoga as it centers me and also at the same time keeps me in shape," Alessandra told FOX News. "Since there is a lot to do around the house sometimes I don't have much time to work out, in which case I try to do some stretching and hold a plank for five to 10 minutes."
Make Exercise a Normal Part of Your Life
For Alessandra, exercise is a daily duty. "In my family, no one ever worked out. It wasn't until I did my first Victoria's Secret show that I started exercising…now that it's a healthy, normal part of my daily routine," she told The Edit.
Even when she isn't officially exercising, Alessandra is usually moving. "We love going to the beach, hanging in Malibu and playing volleyball… We like going rollerblading and biking, all kind of things!" she told People about her family's hobbies.
Alessandra treats herself to sweets and alcohol because "whenever I start to diet, everything goes downhill," she confessed to The Edit. "So if I want a little bite of dark chocolate on a plane or a cocktail with friends on the weekend, I'll have it. In fact, I'll drink a glass of red wine with dinner most nights, and two or three times a week I'll have a cup of tea and a cupcake with Anja, who's as obsessed with red velvet as I am."
Lift Weights and Do Strength Training
Another way Alessandra keeps her muscles toned is via strength training, recently sharing her routine via an Instagram video. In it, she lifts weights, does intense interval moves (including mountain climbers and kettlebell squats) and ab exercises.