After taking some time away to make an adorable little human, I’m thrilled to finally be able to announce that I’m heading back to the ballroom for season 24 of Dancing With the Stars. Oh, and Maks will be there too. [He may have won last time we were on a season together, but I’m ready to bring it.]
Some people think I’m nuts for going back to work so soon after having a baby, but I plan on taking it slow and listening to my body. And, as crazy as the DWTS schedule is, we’re so fortunate to be able to keep Shai with us most of the time for feedings, snuggles and motivation to keep at it. I know it will be a challenge, but I’m so excited to get back to performing and look forward to the other challenges ahead – including finding a costume that will keep these massive milk boobs in check.
For now, I’m focusing on getting back to my pre-baby fitness levels and enjoying these last few weeks of calm as a family – Maks has been a wonderful partner on and off the rehearsal floor, even if he is the competition.
Here’s our big announcement on Good Morning America – I talk about the difficulty of returning to such a physically demanding competition only a couple of months after giving birth and Maks mostly talks trash. Or you can check out our interview with US Weekly, online or on newsstands now.
Tune in, cheer us on, and don’t forget to vote as Maks and I make our (hopefully!) triumphant return to Dancing With the Stars, premiering March 20 on ABC. We promise to make our friends, fans and little man proud.
Photo Credit: Good Morning America