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Jane Krakowski Talks Giving Back, Busy Holidays and Exercise

Jane's workouts these days consist of chasing her son and fitness classes on the fly. Clearly it's working for her! (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Written by Jennifer Fiorentino, editorial intern

With everything going on this time of year, we can sometimes forget the most important part of the holidays–giving back. That's what 30 Rock's Jane Krakowski is doing with the help of Bank of America, who will be donating this season to Feeding America, which supports hunger relief in the U.S. Jane made the first donation using the mobile transfer function on Bank of America’s mobile banking app, while chatting with us about her holiday plans and her post-baby fitness secrets!

How do you stay organized during the busy holiday season?

I’m still trying to figure that all out. I do a lot of multitasking and things at odd hours of the day and night. I’ll take a nap then wake up at midnight to write Christmas cards. It’s a lot but it’s also a fun time of the year and we’re looking forward to making Christmas special this year.

We heard that you’re hosting your first Christmas, what are you doing to prepare for it?

I haven’t gotten to the preparing part yet. My fiancé and I are going to be those people at the stores shopping on Christmas Eve because of the 30 Rock finale. We’re shooting around the clock right now. So there will be many last minute preparations, but that's fine because it’s just family members. He’ll be doing most of the cooking so my relatives are in good hands, they won’t have to eat my cooking.

How do you squeeze in a workout with your busy schedule?

It always seems really hard, especially when we get to crunch time with filming. There are little things I like to do like taking the stairs instead of the elevator and drinking plenty of water. My son loves to run around and play so chasing him is a lovely little workout – we also do little push-ups together.

How have your workouts changed since becoming a mother?

I used to be a workout freak, I would work out five times a week but lately it’s been harder with scheduling. So now it’s jumping in a class once in awhile but eventually I’ll have more time.

What is your go-to workout?

I love group fitness classes. I pick my classes based on the music they play.

Jane's piece of advice for FITNESS readers: Don’t forget about yourself in your busy schedule -- make time for yourself.

 

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