It starts with her very first thought in the morning.

By Rozalynn S. Frazier
March 29, 2016
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seems to be in a perpetual state of happy, and we want in. So while sifting through her second , which launches in the Fall (and is super cute!), we got the actress, dancer, and singer to spill on a few of the things she does daily that make her feel her absolute best. One of those things: rocking the convertible sports bra she designed, with a detachable hood. “It totally makes me feel like a badass, ,” she confesses. And in case you are wondering, yes, the Dancing With the Stars alum does knows how to throw a punch. Here, three more of Hough's get-energized tips.



Set a positive tone from the start

It’s mindset first. Wake up, and what is the first thing you tell yourself? That is your first key. It starts with a positive belief in your head.

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Gear up for a great day

When you put on something and think, “Oh I feel freaking awesome right now. I am just going to kill it today. I am just going to own the world,” you will. Working out can be a daunting thing, and as long as I feel confident in what I am wearing, I am ready to work out. If I do yoga, I like booty shorts and a crop top. If I do dance cardio or cycling, I like to wear long leggings and a shirt. I don’t know why, but it makes a difference to me. As an actress, it's kind of like getting into character; I move differently based on what I wear.

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Be sure to break a sweat

A lot of the time I do dance cardio. That makes me feel powerful, sassy, and confident. Then there is yoga, which makes me feel calm and . And sure there are those days when I don’t want to work out, but my slogan is: The way you move directly affects the way that you feel. I know that when I move, whether it is walking, getting up, or just hopping around, it’s going to make me excited and happy and make me feel better. And I know I can give so much more to the world that day if I do something for myself that’s physically active.