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Dancing with the Stars' Josie Maran's Diet and Workout

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Eating Smaller Meals, More Often


I am definitely feeling the workout in my hamstrings, inner thighs, and arms. I want to feel it more in my abs, because then I'll know they're working, but one thing at a time! The main thing for me is how much more energetic I feel since I've been doing the 30-Day FITNESS Makeover. I had a baby 15 months ago and since then I have been pretty sleep deprived.

I've also gotten better at the eating schedule (every three hours), but I still have to plan for it when I'm at work. There have been several days where I wake up at 6 a.m. and have breakfast, then eat again at 10 a.m. -- a small salad -- and then have lunch at 1 p.m. When you're used to having breakfast and then not eating again until dinner, that's a lot of food! But I when I follow this routine, it's amazing how I'm not starving by dinnertime.

Becoming a mother has actually made it harder for me to be healthy. With my daughter, I know exactly what to feed her, and I'm hyper-aware of making sure she gets the right nutrition. I cook my own soups and make her quinoa and tofu dishes. The irony is, I focus so much on what to feed her, I kind of forget about taking care of myself! When I told this to Ashley, she said, "You should be eating exactly what you feed your child!"

I am fitting in my exercise this week after my daughter goes to sleep or right before she gets up. Some days, especially after working on my cosmetics line launch, I come home and I'm like, "Holy Moly, I'm exhausted!" and I know it's going to be a tough day to motivate. But even when it seems like a chore, I remind myself it's only 30 minutes and I can definitely do that. And as usual, my Fluidity instructor, Michelle, is going to call me up on the phone and give it to me if I don't do it!

Next week is going to be the biggest challenge. It's the end of my 30-Day FITNESS Makeover, but I'm also flying from L.A. to New York for my Josie Maran cosmetics line launch. Lots of travel for work, and I'm not sure how that's going to fit with my new program. Stay tuned...

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