If you are scared to do something, then do it! That’s one of Julianne Hough’s mantras to get motivated and it’s a wise one. Here is more with Entertainment Tonight about how she stays in shape and more….
ET: Why is it so important for you to be here today?
Julianne Hough: I just love everything that it represents. My shape and representing who you are, loving and owning that shape. I’m a huge fan of just keeping a healthy lifestyle. For your body but for your mind, also.
ET: Is this the best you’ve ever felt?
JH: Yeah. I think growing up it was never an issue for me to think about working out or having a healthy lifestyle because I danced so much. Then when I stopped dancing and I got into regular life mode, I didn’t realize how much diet and nutrition and being active was so important. Not only for my physical state, but for my mental state, too. I think that’s just as important as working out for your physical state. Everything is a little more balanced with me now. I feel like I work out because it’s fun and I changed my mentality for that. too. I figured out if I have a good goal in mind, then I can actually achieve it. I also like to feel good when I’m working out. If I put schlubby clothes on, I’m like, ‘Blah.’ I don’t really want to work out. But if I’m feeling cute and I’m looking good — that’s my motivation.
ET: When it comes to fitness and nutrition, do you have a mantra? What are the words you live by?
JH: One of my mantras is if I’m scared to do something, that means that I have to do it. So If I’m like, ‘Oh, this is not something that I want to do,’ that means I have to do it. That’s always a good motivation. And also, I keep saying this about a mental state, but the more that I am physically active, the more that my mind is clear. When my mind is clear, I feel like I can give more of myself to those around me and hopefully bring light and joy and an infectious kind of energy to inspire them to do whatever they want to do. That’s really the key behind it all.
To read the full interview with ET Online, see this link. Thanks to Abby for the heads up.