EXCLUSIVE: Adriana Lima Talks Motherhood, Career & Boxing!

You have a lot of projects going on at any given time, and you also have two small children! (Valentina, 3, and Sienna, almost 1). How do you personally balance career and motherhood?

The key word is organization! [laughs] I love my job and I love my children. It's really about figuring out your schedules and getting everything down that you need to do and sticking to your plan. Really, truly: organization.

You gave birth to your youngest daughter, and two months later opened the runway show for Victoria's Secret. What was that like? Were you nervous?

That was my biggest challenge in my life, for sure. And no one told me to do that, that was all me. I decided to set that challenge for myself and it really gave me a goal to work towards for getting my body back in shape. And of course, I got my doctor to sign off on it and tell me when I could start my workouts. So three weeks after I gave birth he said, "Okay you can start working out again." 

But again you can’t fight nature! I had no idea what was going to happen to my body after I gave birth for the second time, and whether I'd be able to get back into shape or how fast. I did the best that I could, and luckily I was a part of the show. It was a really a great, but tough experience for me. I had my trainer Michael Olajide, Jr. come to Miami and we were working out – but it wasn’t easy. With a newborn and an almost 3-year-old, to find time to workout isn’t easy! That much is true. But we did it, every day.