#DWTS prediction right now - in the end, it's gonna be Meryl v. Charlie.— AJ (@AmandaJoy) March 18, 2014
MD: My fitness routine has definitely changed since training for the Olympic Games. While Charlie and I worked-out 3 days a week leading up to the Games, including weight, cardio and circuit training, I now really only add cardio to our skating and dance training when time permits... It has been a rather hectic few months to say the least. My must-have workout, though, is a session on the Elliptical.
AJ: What's been your favorite dance this season so far and why? (I think mind is a tie between your Argentine Tango with Val and your Jungle Book Samba with Maks!)
MD: With each dance this season, I feel like I'm having more and more fun. This is a trend I'm quite pleased with and hoping to continue. I've had some very different dances week to week and have had a blast switching-up styles and rhythms after each show!
Note: I submitted these questions just before last week's episode... Each week, I find myself saying "Ok, this one is my favorite." Last week's? No exception. It was STUNNING:
Back to business...
AJ: Since you've had the rare opportunity to work with both Maks and Val in this season, you have to dish! How do they differ as partners?
MD: How could I possibly be luckier? Being partnered with Maks, then working with Val for the week of the switch-up.... what an experience! Both brothers are absolutely incredible. Maks and Val have very different teaching styles, but in the end it's a true honor to learn from both.
AJ: When you want to treat yourself, what do you eat and drink?
MD: I'm big on chocolate. While I'm generally a very healthy eater, my extremely active lifestyle allows me to indulge in my sweet tooth rather regularly. My beverage of choice as of late is usually some kind of coffee. Soy latte, coffee with almond milk and raw sugar...from our nights of sleeping on the tour bus for Stars on Ice to overnight flights from the East Coast to the West for Dancing with the Stars, I've become a more regular coffee drinker out of necessity.
AJ: You have obviously been all over the world now. When you travel, what are some of the things you absolutely must have with you?
MD: I always bring a few things with me when I travel. My phone has become an absolute necessity, in which I imagine I'm not alone. I also like to bring a reliable snack with me for the road; I usually keep a box of Nutri-Grain bars in my bag. I've also become quite dependent upon my travel pillow...With the schedule Charlie and I have been keeping the last few months, we've learned to use our time on the road as an opportunity to catch-up on sleep.
I cannot thank Meryl Davis enough for taking the time to respond to my questions!!!
Tune into DWTS tonight, 8/7c on ABC and be ready to vote for Meryl and Maks - it's Latin night and it's sure to be HOT!