Julianne Hough's fit figure is envy-inducing, but she'll have you know she's all about her curves!
Flashing her six-pack on the cover of Shape magazine's September issue, the 28-year-old dished all about her insane body for the spread.
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Revealing how unhealthy her eating habits were as a teen, the professional dancer confessed just what she admires about her figure now:
"I love my shape because I feel strong and fit, and that makes me feel confident. When I look at pictures of myself when I was 19, my body was bangin', but I was killing myself. I was working out two and a half hours a day and eating the bare minimum to survive. I was so miserable. I wasn't healthy. To be honest, I looked like a kid. Now I'm embracing the fact that I'm a woman with curves."
This Grease Live! starlet definitely knows a thing or two about balance!
In fact, Miz Hough even shared her favorite food is pizza. Girl, same.
"E! News recently posted a picture of me coming out of the gym, and there were all these comments about the photo, like, 'We could have abs like this, but we love pizza too much.' I started laughing because pizza is my favorite food. I eat it a lot! I want everyone to know that I'm not Miss Perfect. You can cheat every once in a while, and that's OK. You can still have a fit body as long as you work out regularly and eat relatively healthfully throughout your life."
For this soon-to-be Mrs., that's working out three to six times a week.
Read on for more from her fitness routine and healthy diet (below)!
On how she begins each day: "I take time every morning to start my day with a workout. That's what makes me feel happy and personally fulfilled, which means I have so much more to give later on."
On her routine: "I exercise three to six times a week, but usually I do five days of hard-core training. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, I do Tracy Anderson or Body by Simone or I work out with my trainer, Astrid Swan. Tuesdays and Thursdays, I do Core PowerYoga, which I love. If I'm doing something special, like shooting the Shapecover, or when I want to tone up quickly, I'll also take a SoulCycle class. Saturdays, I go on a really long hike with my friends or take another yoga class, depending on how I feel. Sunday is my reboot day. I try to eat healthy and do something outside, like walk my dogs. I relax, enjoy the day, and get mentally and spiritually prepared for the week. It gets me excited for what's ahead."
On getting fit with her friends: "I love going to classes with my girlfriends. We'll call each other or send a group text and organize. Sometimes we sign up for Spartan races and have a blast. Last fall we took a girls' trip to Mexico… rather than drink tequila shots and get crazy, we turned it into a healthy trip. Every morning, we got up and I taught an hour long mix of Tracy Anderson, Body by Simone, and yoga moves. Then we'd put on our swimsuits and go to the beach or the pool. Don't get me wrong: We definitely enjoyed cocktails and chips and salsa while we were there, but after our daily workouts we always felt much better about ourselves."
On hers and fiancé Brooks Laich's diet: "I try to stick with foods that don't come in boxes. I don't want a whole paragraph of ingredients in my body. Brooks and I generally eat protein and veggies. For a boost of energy, I mix in quinoa or rice sometimes. If Brooks had his way, we'd have steamed chicken and broccoli every day. That's too boring for me, and when I get bored, I tend to binge eat. Last night we made baked salmon with rosemary and lemon and broccoli, onions, and cherry tomatoes. It took only 20 minutes and was really delicious."
Is Jules motivating or what??
And that's just from her interview alone, wait until you ch-ch-check out her editorial in the gallery (above)!
[Image via Shape Magazine.]
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