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How Did Marilyn Stay in Shape?

:Star: She was not only committed to her work, but she also knew that, along with work, it was a part of her job to be fit and look good. So, Marilyn devised her own workout plan.

Here is a snip-it of Marilyn's daily exercise regimen:

:star: She was far before her time and would get up early in the morning, around 6:00am, to go for a jog around her neighborhood blocks. She would also come home and use some dumbells to tone her arms, essentially Marilyn was weight lifting in the late 1940s early 1950s. Funny to think of huh?
In her younger days, Marilyn was considered a "tomboy" because she liked to run around and compete with the boys.In her younger days, Marilyn was considered a "tomboy" because she liked to run around and compete with the boys.
Marilyn working out with weights.Marilyn working out with weights.

Her main form of exercise was calisthenics, as she was shown doing during a photoshoot for Fotoplay magazine.

Marilyn dancing....seems like a fun & creative way to stay fit!Marilyn dancing....seems like a fun & creative way to stay fit!
Stretching.  Stretching.
Another random pic from that shoot.Another random pic from that shoot.

:star: That's it! Remember, you are only as young as you feel! So exercise the way that makes you feel good. If you don't like to run, just walk and stretch. OR dance and laugh. I like to take advice from the simpler times...they didn't have all of these gyms and clubs, AND supplements (of course they didn't live as long, but still!). Do what fulfills you--not what the "it" thing of the moment is or the many fad diets that come and go. I tend to think that if you do what you like, then it will become a thing you WANT to do rather than a chore that you HAVE to do.

:WAVE: Have a happy and healthy weekend guys and dolls!

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a-gentle-rain a-gentle-rain 9 years
i read somewhere (i dont know if its really true but it seems likely) that she was a size 14. I know sizes have changed and stuff. But hell she looks beautiful. She is gorgeous here. Way prettier than some of the supposed beauties of today
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
I :love: her workout wear! It's so retro glam!
uptowngirl1999 uptowngirl1999 9 years
she is one of the most beautiful women ever! just goes to show you that you can look healthy and fit and not be a size 0.
curleyjo84 curleyjo84 9 years
haha believe me i take tips from her!!! i love that style
Tnkrbelli Tnkrbelli 9 years
She does look good here curley, but she had to work hard(!) to find out what ways she could pose the best and do her make-up so that she looked flawless. She was determined and it took about 4 years of modeling and analyzing every pic for her to get this way. She also had a few surgeries...so don't want to look like her! But, do take some make-up tips from her! hahaha, that's what I do! :KISS: to you Curley!
Fergie-Gallagher Fergie-Gallagher 9 years
ALL A DIVA!
curleyjo84 curleyjo84 9 years
i wish i looked like her :(
miss915 miss915 9 years
wow..shes really pretty
yayita yayita 9 years
she was so cute!
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