How I Stay Fit (and Motivated) During the Holidays, by Julianne Hough

When we think of someone with boundless energy, who manages to stay fit while balancing a fast-paced career and social life, and looks as amazing on the red carpet as she does hiking with her dogs, the person that comes to mind is Julianne Hough. 

You can’t help but fall in love with the pint-sized girl-next-door who was on Dancing With The Stars, kills it on the dance floor, and has the kind of bubbly, life-of-the-party personality we'd legitimately want to hang out with.

If you follow her on Instagram, you know she posts candid videos of herself goofing off with friends and family, dancing up a storm, traveling, and working out, and you quickly learn two things: She never stops moving, and she has one incredible body. 

 That’s why we were ecstatic to nab the triple-threat singer/actress/dancer as our newest celebrity contributor, right in time for the new year. Whether it's deciding to cut her hair into a pixie on a complete whim or bursting into spontaneous dance wars while cooking to burn a few extra calories, Hough is the Byrdie girl through and through. 

Here, in her first column, she covers how she stays fit during the holidays—a notorious time for overindulgence—and also shares her fitness and beauty resolutions for 2015. Keep reading for her secrets!