Julianne Hough's Secrets to Staying in Shape Are Surprisingly Simple

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Dancer, actress, and singer Julianne Hough, who was a champion on Dancing With the Stars not once but TWICE, always looks like she's having the most fun at the party, doesn't she? Don't know about you, but when I heard she gave an awesome interview to Self magazine where she divulged her best fitness secrets, I expected it to include things like: don't eat. Ever. Lift 20-pound weights three times a day. Oh, and be born looking like Julianne Hough.

But I was so wrong. As it turns out, the happiest girl in Hollywood works hard, but doesn't kill herself. That might explain why she's always smiling? Her fitness and beauty tips include little things we can all start doing -- like, right now.

After famously dating Ryan Seacrest, Julianne admits one of her biggest goals for herself was to spend an entire year enjoying the single life. Love how, instead of jumping into chatting about her favorite leg toning exercises, she focuses on doing something that is great for the soul and self confidence.

Another tip she has also has absolutely nothing to do with exercise and eating well: take a great selfie. What?! How do we do that, Julianne? Do tell. And she explains:

Get the Camera+ app, set it to night exposure, take the picture 20,000 times and use the Instagram Mayfair filter.

Surely, this isn't all Julianne does to get her fit body. No, no, she also drinks a cocktail called Spicy, Skinny Margaritas (which contains tequila, soda, lime, agave, jalapenos, and whole raspberries) and eats the following foods without guilt: artichoke salad, penne with red sauce, margarita pizza, and frozen yogurt with graham crackers.

So far, I so can do all of this.

At this point, I bet you're thinking: come on, skip to the hard part. Okay, I will. Julianne says she used to hate cardio but now pushes herself to go for a run. And while she tries not to watch TV, when she does, she can also be found doing butt lifts, leg lifts and 200 sit-ups at the same time.

Oh yes, and she dances. All the time.

I'm going to cross dancing off my list right now because I have two left feet, but exercising while watching TV? Easy breezy. 

And one final beauty tip Julianne offers -- if you don't have time to pile on the makeup in the morning, treat your lips to a slick of red lipstick and boldly walk out your front door, confident that your butt lifts and Spicy, Skinny Margarita have contributed to you having an even hotter bod that day.

What do you think of Julianne's fitness tips? Could you follow them? Do you believe this is all she does?


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Choco... Chocodoxies

Simple enough. Spend years of your life training to be a professional level dancer and then have million dollar paycheck incentives from the film industry to stay in shape. 

Seriously, stop comparing the average American woman to celebrities. If you want to look like Gwenyth Paltrow, you are going to have to A) have her genes; B) have her incentives; C) have nannies and cooks and be willing to not eat a lot of your favorite foods. If someone wants to pay me a million dollars for three months of work I'll work 6 hours a day to look like Kate Hudson. Seriously, she work(ed) out six hours a day in three 2 hour incremints of running and weight lifting just to get back in shape after her baby. Personally, I would rather cuddle in bed for a few months with my new baby and bond, but hey, I'm not getting paid millions to look like the "ideal" woman. I'm good with looking like a healthy woman and not like I could climb Everset if I had a spare $60,000 lying around.

I'm sure someone will now accuse me of being jealous, so let's clear that right up; would I like to look like them... Sure! Who wouldn't? Do I want to put anywhere near that level of time and dedication TO look like those women? No, no I don't, and I certainly don't envy the life that requires it of them lest it be suggested that they may be pregnant (rude much) or that they have cellulite (the horror!). 

nonmember avatar Tina Cottrell

JULIANNE'S PIXIE HAIRCUT= ADORABLE!!! Great tips for staying in shape!
Thank you Julianne!!!

NewMa... NewMamaBoo

Dancing will keep you in great shape

nonmember avatar Meandu

Hey whatever Julianne does is paying off because she looks exceptionally divine! I have never seen anyone else who is so breathtaking in my life. She really has a lot of great things going on in her life right now and is one of the best at what she does. I am a huge fan of Julianne and just love everything about her. Her personality is so warm and fun that I forget she's this huge Hollywood star.

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