Victoria Beckham puts her toned size-zero body on display in the March 2013 issue of Elle UK. The former Spice Girl turned fashion designer credits her intense work ethic for her personal and professional success.
"I have a good work ethic; David has an incredible work ethic," Beckham, 38, told Elle. "I want my kids to have a good work ethic. I believe you can achieve anything if you work hard enough to get it."
Judging by Victoria's super-slender physique, it's hard to believe the brunette beauty is the mother of four. Like her career, her model-like body is the result of hard work and discipline, including a strict diet and rigorous workout regimen.
“I worked out a lot [to lose the baby weight after four pregnancies],” said Victoria. “I ran a lot. I did it six days a week. I become quite obsessive when I get into something."
Beckham, who follows a high-protein diet, insists her figure isn't ideal, but she makes the most of what she has.
“I’ve always had to make the best of what I’ve got,” said the 5-foot-4 Victoria. “I’ve never been a six-foot-tall, skinny model, so therefore I want to create an illusion. People always think I’m taller than I am, not just because of the shoes I wear but because of the way I dress. It’s all relatively streamlined.”
Beckham, who's currently preparing to show her collection at New York Fashion Week next month, says being a perfectionist can be draining.
"You’ve got to trust people [to delegate things]," she says. "And because I am a control freak, sometimes that’s difficult for me, because I want to micro-manage absolutely everything. I can’t hand over, but I’m trying to do that more."