It’s the season for Victoria Secret models! I’ve already written about the super sexy models and sisters Bella and Gigi Hadid, but today I’m going to write about Danish supermodel Josephine Skriver. You probably know who Josephine is already, but here’s a little background:
- Josephine is a Victoria’s Secret Angel.
- She’s been a model since 2011.
- She just got engaged, and her engagement story (and ring!) is beautiful!
Clearly, this lady has some good things going for her. She’s beautiful, goes on amazing adventures (just look at her Instagram), and is diligent. Of course, she has great genetics, but she also has worked very hard to get where she is at now.
Let’s learn about Josephine Skriver’s diet, fitness, and approach to health.
Josephine’s Workout Routine
Josephine Skriver is a fan of strength training
To sculpt her already thin, ectomorph body type, Josephine lifts weights. Her fellow model Jasmine Tookes got her into weightlifting, and the two women share a fitness Instagram account @joja, where they share fun fitness videos and other health tips!
Just so you know, I encourage women to use weights if they feel like it helps them meet their goals. However, if your goal is to look lean and not bulk up, lifting heavy weights may not be for you. But this really depends on your body type. You might see more muscle development than you want. Because Skriver has a naturally lean body, she can lift heavy weights without looking bulky. She looks amazing!
Before you go too heavy at the gym, take my free body type quiz. It will help you figure out the best way to work out for your body! :)
She also loves boxing (and so do I!).
Boxing seems to be a common thing for Victoria’s Secret models. Gigi and Bella Hadid box too! And let’s not forget the amazing Adriana Lima who also loves boxing.
I think this is great. Boxing is a great way to work your entire body, especially your arms while burning tons of calories. And for most people, it doesn’t make your upper body bulky :)
She always makes working out a priority.
Even when she is travelling and jet-lagged, Josephine makes sure to get in a good workout. In fact, she knows her favourite gyms around the world, and she always likes to stay in hotels with gyms.
When she’s in New York City, Josephine likes to workout in the mornings with her trainer at Dogpound, a popular gym that other models visit often. She prefers to go first thing in the morning before breakfast so that she can make sure to fit it into her schedule.
Josephine has always loved working out. She liked playing sports, especially soccer, as a child, and she said running is what gave her her “fashion body.” Now that she models for Victoria’s Secret, she uses weights to add a bit of tone to her lean look.
Typically, Josephine works out 5 days a week for an hour each time, but she listens to her body if she needs an occasional day off.
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Want to follow Josephine’s workout routine? Here are some of her favourite moves.
To create nice, toned arms, Josephine does:
- Shoulder Presses
- Bicep Curls
Josephine’s ab workout routine includes lots of exercises that require balance and core stability, including:
- Workouts with gliding discs (Watch her demonstrate how to do this ab workout on her Instagram account). I also love these types of moves because they improve your overall core strength without bulking you up!
- Planks, which can also help your upper body!
Finally, Josephine has lean, sexy legs that we all can admire! To add some definition, Josephine does:
Remember, some of her moves aren’t great for every body type, especially if you don’t want to become too muscular. If you are an endomorph or mesomorph body type, I suggest avoiding the really heavy style squats and lunges to avoid bulking up.
Josephine Skriver’s Diet
Josephine follows the 80/20 rule.
Josephine tries to eat healthy 80% of the time. The rest of the time, she allows herself to eat other food. She says that it is especially important for her to eat well because otherwise, she feels sluggish.
Josephine knows that she doesn’t gain weight very easily (lucky lady!), so she said she isn’t too concerned by eating burgers or other junk food. Instead, she chooses not to eat them because they make her feel bad. She’d rather feel healthy!
She doesn’t believe in dieting.
Josephine says that diets aren’t a healthy way to live life. Instead, she wants to make sure she lives a lifestyle that includes lots of high-protein foods with lots of fruits and vegetables.
The model said that she believes that consistent hard work is the only way people are going to see results. This one of the things I love about Josephine. She promotes healthy eating and exercise as a long-term solution, not as a quick fix to look good for an event! You can look good and feel good with a lifestyle that focuses on exercise and healthy eating.
She’s a carb-eater.
In a video with her fellow model Jasmine Tookes, Josephine jokes with Jasmine about what their favourite carbs are, and how they could never give them up. Considering Josephine is an ectomorph, this makes a lot of sense. Her body type does best on a higher carb diet.
Remember, that if you are an endomorph or a mesomorph, your diets should be different. Endomorphs, you should be eating healthy fats and proteins and lower carbs. Mesomorphs, your diets should include some carbs, but there should be a balance between carbs, fat and protein.
Josephine’s go-to, fancy post-workout meal is…
Chicken and broccoli. Yes, you read that right, Maybe you wouldn’t call that fancy, but it is healthy and high in protein.
Also, Josephine likes eating:
- Eggs with spinach and toast.
- A handful of nuts as an afternoon snack.
- Greens mixed with rice and various protein sources.
- Yogurt with granola and fresh fruit. (This meal pops up on Josephine’s Instagram account a lot!)
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If you are interested in eating smart like Josephine but aren’t sure where to start, I have a blog post that can help you with that. And, if you want to try eating smart and clean, I have a FREE 7-Day Meal Plan for you. You can download it here. :)
What do you like about Josephine Skriver? When I admire her in the Victoria’s Secret Show, I’ll remember how her hard work and healthy lifestyle help make her look so beautiful! But let’s not forget those amazing abs! :)
I have written separate blog posts on lower body, upper body and ab workout routines that the Victoria’s Secret models use (with lots of cool workout videos!). Also, I have done a post on their diet. And for this year’s show, I’ve done blog posts for a couple of VS gorgeous models. You can read these blog posts below!
- Leg workout
- Upper body workout
- Victoria’s Secret Workout Program
- Kelly Gale’s Workout Program
- Gigi Hadid’s Workout and Diet Tips
- Bella Hadid’s Workout and Diet Tips
- Romee Strijd’s Workout and Diet Tip
And if you like these type of workouts, I have some workouts for you here.