Gorgeous model Brooklyn Decker definitely has a body worth envying, but don't think she's one of those girls who doesn't have to work for it!
The 5'9" stunner, who just celebrated her 25th birthday on Thursday, graces the cover of the May 2012 issue of Women's Health, where she dishes on her hardcore workout secrets, her food philosophy and her attempt at learning to play tennis from superstar hubby Andy Roddick.
Brooklyn on the importance of exercising even when she is tired: “If I stop wanting to work out, then I’m going to be in some serious trouble.”
On fitting in her core workouts throughout the day: “Seriously, I will drop to the floor and do a plank anywhere, anytime—in my kitchen, next to my bed, in a hotel room. Straight planks on my elbows or hands and then the all-important side planks and side plank crunches.”
Brooklyn on physically challenging herself her role in the upcoming "Battleship:" “My director on "Battleship," Peter Berg, said that as much as I work out, he wanted me to be strong. He took me to a boxing gym. After six or seven minutes of sparring, I was completely winded. But I was also exhilarated because it was a new workout that I had never before experienced. You learn how to punch, and I promise, you and your muscles will never forget it.”
On her eating habits: “[I eat] like a 12-year-old.”
Brooklyn on her food philosophy: “I try not to think about foods that are too fattening or too sugary. I always think about why it’s important to eat the best foods. By not obsessing over the bad, I tend to stick with the good.”
Brooklyn on her husband, Andy Roddick: "Being married to Andy has given me a new appreciation for my body. He’s taught me that it’s not how thin you are that matters. It’s how your body performs, how it endures wear and tear.”
On trying to learn tennis from husband, Andy Roddick: “He tried to give me a lesson once, and I ended up hitting all the tennis balls over the fence and smashing my racket because I was so frustrated. I told him, ‘You don’t teach me how to play tennis, and I won’t teach you how to model in a bathing suit.’ And so far, it’s worked.”
For more from Brooklyn, be sure to pick up the May issue of Women's Health, on newsstands April 17th.