Marilyn Monroe’s workout routine revealed
Marilyn had detailed her health regimen in a September 1952 interview with the now-defunct Pageant Magazine.
“Frankly, I’ve never considered my own figure so exceptional. Until quite recently, I seldom gave it any thought at all,” a humble Marilyn said at the time.
“My biggest single concern used to be getting enough to eat. Now I have to worry about eating too much. I never used to bother with exercises.”
Marilyn went on to explain that she spent about 10 minutes every morning practicing “bust-firming” exercises with small weights – but she maintained she was not a fitness-freak.
“I don’t count rhythmically like the exercise people on the radio; I couldn’t stand exercise if I had to feel regimented about it,” she said.
Marilyn also spoke about her diet in the interview, which others told her was “absolutely bizarre”.
For breakfast, Marilyn drank a glass of warm milk with a whipped egg as well as a multivitamin.
“I doubt if any doctor could recommend a more nourishing breakfast for a working girl in a hurry,” she said at the time.
In the interview the actress completely skips talking about lunch, but said her dinner was almost always the same – a protein with raw baby carrots. “I must be part rabbit, I never get bored with raw carrots,” she was quoted as saying.
But she made sure to save room for dessert: “I have developed the habit of stopping off at Wil Wright’s ice cream parlor for a hot fudge sundae on my way home from my evening drama classes. 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,” she said.