Alison Sweeney Covers REDBOOK May 2012

Posted Wednesday April 4, 2012 10:47 AM GMT

She's in the midst of an all-new season on 'The Biggest Loser' and, as part of her promotions, Alison Sweeney took over the cover of the May 2012 issue of REDBOOK.

Set to hit newsstands on April 10th, the 35-year-old soap star and mother of two opens up about motherhood, marriage and her busy (yet healthy!) lifestyle.

Highlights from Miss Sweeney's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to REDBOOK!

On life in Hollywood:
"Thank God my life is normal. I work hard to make it normal. My husband and I don’t want Hollywood drama. I go to the market and do the dishes. I’m not treated differently because I work on TV. Ben [Alison’s son] only recently realized I was somewhat famous. He Googled me."

On her husband of 12 years:
"My husband and I have known each other since kindergarten…I had a crush on him in school, but we never dated. Then we saw each other again after high school, and there was something instantly familiar about him. I’m a very shy person and was very closed off. But he allowed me to be myself. And there’s a safety in that."

On Staying Fit:
"Fitness is not an option. Its part of my job…If I didn’t bring my duffel bag with me, I wouldn’t work out. I’m running my first official half marathon this weekend. So I need to get in my workouts after I’m done here for the day. If I go home, I know I’ll get distracted."

On her on-the-go lifestyle:
“If I get six hours of sleep, that’s a good night…You’ve got to go while the getting’s good, which it is right now. Maybe in 10 years, I’ll be a stay-at-home mom.”

Photo Credit: Matt Jones for REDBOOK

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