Most days, the alarm goes off around 5 a.m. I am not a morning person. Waking up is painful.
Times Square Studio
Going to work in Times Square never gets old.
I eat a light snack before heading to the gym, like some peanut butter and a banana.
I work out almost every day after the show. This is by far my favorite part of the day. I used to hate working out. I dreaded it. But once I found activities I liked, I came to look forward to it. Now I love it.
I’ve also started strength training, which is fun in a different way. It makes me feel strong and empowered.
I am terrible at Yoga. Awful! But I do it because I know it’s good for me and it feels good.
I eat my first real meal after working out. I love oatmeal sweetened with agave and banana, egg white cooked with peppers, chicken sausage and sweet potato. This is my breakfast almost every day. It’s a big meal, but after a tough workout, I need it. The egg cup and sweet potato here are from a meal delivery service called Eat Clean Bro. They help me stay on track with meals when my schedule gets hectic.
Then it’s back to work! I generally wrap up my day around 7 p.m. after “World News Tonight.”
I love to cook. Yes, I made all of that! I don’t cook every night though; generally about twice a week, and I make enough for several days. The single biggest factor in my weight loss was changing my diet. I don’t eat any of my “poisons” ever, mainly flour, dairy or candy. I love fish, lamb, green beans, couscous, sweet potato, broccoli and fruit. Those are my faves.
We always try to have dinner as a family. This is us eating on the floor because my daughter, who is 3, wanted a picnic. It makes her so happy.
This is a pretty typical dinner for me: baked tilapia; asparagus; brown rice; mashed chickpeas.
I take my breakfast and lunch to work every single day. Managing my food is the most important part of staying on track.
Failing to plan means planning to fail! I always pack my gym bag at night so I know I'll have everything I need in the morning
It can be so hard to get to bed on time, but sleep is a huge priority for me. It’s the key to sustained weight loss. Without it, I’m hungry, irritable and I have no energy. I generally get about seven hours a night, but on weekends I nap during the day, and I’m not ashamed to admit it!