Laila Ali is seven-months-pregnant and showed off her baby bump in a Pea In A Pod dress and high heels at the Heart Truth Red Dress Collection fashion show in NYC yesterday.
She told OK! magazine, who caught up with the boxing beauty, about what shes expecting being pregnant for a second time.
“I don’t get shocked easily,” the daughter of Muhammad Ali, 33, tells me. “I do my research and I know what to expect. Your body changes. It’s such a short period of time that I know now after the first one that it’s going to come and go so quickly that you’ll get back to yourself. It takes a lot of work to get back to yourself.”
And of course, as any second time mother knows, each pregnancy is different.
“This pregnancy I’m a little surprised I’m having cravings. The first pregnancy, I didn’t. This time I really want sweets, sweets, sweets. I’ve gotta watch it. I’ve got two more months, and I’ve already put on 30 pounds, so I have to watch it.”
Sticking to an organic diet during the week, and weekend indulgences keeps Ali fit, but she also keeps being active a priority.
“I get up and make workouts the first part of my day,” she says. “I workout in the morning and get it out of the way. If I don’t, I won’t.”
Knowing how important it is to stay healthy, Ali urges women to take care of themselves.
“If we break down, everything breaks down. A lot of times we overlook ourselves. I think it’s important to take time for ourselves, plan and have priorities.”
Photos by Diane Cohen/Fame pictures
BabyRazzi on Twitter!