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Volleyball Champ Kerri Walsh Jennings Talks Baby No. 3


8.Moms, especially working moms, almost never get time to themselves. If you had one day that was all for you, what would be your perfect "me time" day?

I would sleep in for sure. Oh man, would I sleep in! I would work out, and then I'd probably get a massage. And then I'd take a nap! I'd just be really mellow.

9.What's your go-to comfort food?

Breakfast sandwiches. I could eat them all day every day. I think I've had at least one every week since I've been pregnant, with crispy bacon and an egg over medium on toast, with tomato and avocado. That's just heaven! And I love fresh lemonade with it.

10.And your secret health vice?

Just eating the bad stuff. Anything fried. Or two huge cupcakes in a row.

11. You recently tweeted that you make the time to exercise. How do you carve out that time?

I look at this as my job even when I'm not in season or in training. After this pregnancy, I do want to be able to hit the ground running and be as strong as I can. Plus, working out helps with labor and helps with my mental and emotional state while I'm pregnant. It helps me accomplish whatever I want. I lift weights, do Pilates, and now that my motivation is back there's a sand dune by me that I plan on walking once a week.

12.What were your favorite tunes on the court in London?

Our theme song was "Good Feeling" by Flo Rida. Before games I would listen to a lot of Sade, just to kind of chill out.

13.What's in your purse right now?

My wallet. Wipes -- for me more than the boys, actually! And my planner. I have a smartphone, but I'm a little more traditional and I use a notebook planner, too. I need checks and balances!

14.Who's your role model when it comes to your health?

Our trainer, Tommy Knox. He's really shown us how to eat well and in a balanced way. He's told us that when you cheat, it's okay -- if you eat something bad, just fix it by eating something healthy the next time. He's made us more mindful of what we put into our bodies.

15.You yourself are a health role model for many young women. What do you hope they learn from you?

People look at us and they just see volleyball, but I think in order to be successful in anything, you have to be well rounded. We have great support systems, and I hope they see that's important. And I hope they also see that we work really hard. Nutrition is a big part of being at your best, and it's not something you can gloss over. And just as hard as you work out, recovery is just as important. There are lots of little common sense, ABC things that allow you to be great. Every day, you're faced with these choices, and we have to make the right ones for ourselves and our team.

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Reviewed on October 15, 2012

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