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Sara Sampaio in Bathing Suit Says "Thank You!"

Here’s how she stays fit.

Sara Sampaio, the Portuguese model, is already a Victoria's Secret Angel and the face of Michael Kors' fragrance Gorgeous, and now she has a new achievement: 8 million followers on Instagram. She celebrated with a swimsuit video of her drawing the number in the sand with her finger. "8 Million of you!!! Thank you for coming on this journey with me! ❤️," she captioned it. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Sara Sampaio stays 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!


This is Her Exercise Routine

"…during quarantine was zero, but I usually work out at the DogPound. I've built a gym in my house, with a Peloton and everything and free weights but it's so hard to get the willpower to work out when I'm by myself. A personal trainer just helps me get…off the couch," she told Elle.


She Does Pilates

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"I've been doing a lot of SLT. It's like a really intense Pilates with a machine. I've noticed with my body that small movements have done more for my body than the boot camps. My body moves better when it's very focused on small movements that elongate your body and your muscles," she told the Cut.


This is Her Take on Eating

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"I'm a big believer in not doing crazy diets and not to stop eating what makes you happy or what you like. It's all about balance. If you've had a long day and you really want a burger, just have that burger or pizza and maybe for lunch the next day you have fish with vegetables or salad with chicken," she told the Cut.


Here's How She Deals With Stress

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"I'm still trying to figure this out. I suffer from a lot of anxiety and depression, I'm on medication which really helps but there's still some anxiety. For me, what works the best is learning when I need my own space and my own time and if I just need to spend the whole day watching TV, that's what I'm going to do. Putting those kinds of needs in front of constantly having to do something because if you're not, you're not working hard enough. Baths really help and sometimes it really is just sitting in front of the TV eating a bag of popcorn or just sleeping," she told Elle.


She Has Learned to Love Her Body

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She has learned to love her body. "I really learned to take my body for what it is; love it if I put on weight, love it if I lose weight – we're all human beings, we fluctuate but I used to be really hard on myself. It's one of those things when you're in your formative years, you really take it personally," she told Elle, "but now I'm like, I've put on weight this quarantine and my" chest "grew and I'm like this is great!"


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