It’s been a big 24 hours for HaleyyBaley‘s Haley Kalil.
After being featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition as a contestant in the 2018 SI Model search and then going on to win the SI Swim Search open casting call, earlier today saw Haley Kalil take her Sports Illustrated journey one step further with a full page spread in the magazine hitting stands. Named as one of the 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookies, Haley calls out the experience as being better than “eating Taco Bell at 2am” (a big call for someone obsessed with the chain).
But while appearing in Sports Illustrated magazines, being married to NFL offensive tackle for the Houston Texans, Matt Kalil, and signing with Wilhelmina NYC modelling agency, Haley is far from being just a pretty footballer’s wife – she’s also got a degree in biomedical sciences and has published award-winning immunological research. Now that’s what we call the full package.
In celebration of all those with “brains and beauty” and in honour of her Sports Illustrated milestone, we pay homage to the figure that got Haley there – pulling her aside to chat about just what it takes to get that magazine-worthy form…
Weekly workout schedule
I tend to workout 4-5 times a week, depending on the week. If it’s a hectic week of traveling, I never beat myself up if I can’t make it to the gym – as long as I keep my body moving and make good food choices, I’m happy! I don’t workout to stay a certain size, I workout to improve my long-term health.
As a model working in NYC, I am used to early call times. I’m always up before 7am. I start with raspberries and strawberries with oatmeal or yogurt in the morning. I also love hard boiled and scrambled eggs. Sometimes I’ll throw some leftover chicken into an omelet for some extra protein. I’m all about quick and easy meals.
Mid-morning snacks/afternoon snacks
It’s always nice to have a snack on set or during long travel days. I love fruit, so I’m always eating the fruit cups at the airport. If I’m on set, I’ll bring some cashews or almonds.
I have a strange obsession with soup. Chicken noodle, chili, beef and broccoli… I could eat soup all day long. So, you’ll usually find me at Panera bread around noon with a soup and a Fuji Apple chicken salad… maybe even one of their warm chocolate chip cookies. Yum.
Living in NYC, you tend to eat dinner out with your friends after work… so most of my dinners are around 7pm. They are usually some type of meat, usually chicken or salmon, paired with rice and veggies… and, depending on the restaurant, something from the delicious bread basket.
I love dessert – I could eat cake and cookies for every meal. Warm chocolate chip cookies are my kryptonite. If I’m having dessert, it’s cookies or a molten lava cake paired with vanilla ice cream.
I try not to eat after 8pm. If I am eating after 8pm, it’s probably late night pizza or Chinese food with my friends on the weekend. I try to be in bed by 10pm every night – unless I get caught up in an epic Netflix binge.
Weekends are my time to eat whatever I want. If I’m craving pizza, I’ll eat pizza. If I’m craving a plate full of spaghetti, I’ll eat spaghetti. I love junk food. As long as I’m keeping my body moving and fueling it with healthy foods during the week, the weekend is my time to indulge in all my junk food favourites.
I actually don’t take any supplements besides a standard multivitamin. And yes, I take it in gummy form because it tastes ten times better.
Everyone who follows me on social media knows my obsession with Taco Bell. I eat it at least once a week. Two chipotle chicken griller, a chicken and cheese quesadilla with extra jalapeño sauce, cinnamon twists, and a large Sierra Mist. It’s my favourite food on this planet.