<p><span></span><a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=the%20real%20housewives%20of%20new%20jersey&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><em>Real Housewives of New Jersey</em></a> star <strong>Melissa Gorga</strong> is launching a singing career - and a smoking-hot new look! At an exclusive <em>Life & Style</em> poolside photo shoot, bikini-clad Melissa, 32, opened up about her secrets on juggling motherhood, fitness and the launch of her singing career. </p>
"There is no dieting going on in the Gorga household! I can't diet! I stay active so I can eat what I want," Melissa tells Life & Style. However, she adds, "I'm not a huge meat-and-potatoes girl. I tend to go for lighter meals, because that's what I enjoy."
Melissa says after her third C-section, in December 2010, she began meeting with her trainer Kelly Giordano three times a week for hourlong weight workouts to maintain a sculpted and toned figure. But with three babies to chase after, there's little time for treadmills and long runs. "I'm up and down the stairs and running around the house, so I feel I get cardio that way." Giordano leads Melissa in a series of moves that includes "pulling exercises to help posture, lunges, squats, single-leg exercises, planks and twists from side to side," the trainer tells Life & Style.
With the upcoming debut of her first single, "On Display," Melissa is prepping for even more public scrutiny as she transitions from reality star to pop star. "I think you need to figure out which part of your body is your best and focus on it and flaunt it," she says, adding that she tries not to dwell on her problem spots.
For more on Melissa Gorga, pick up the new issue of Life & Style, on newsstands nationwide now.
Photo Credit: David Yellen
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