Please welcome our newest celebrity blogger, Laila Ali! The former boxer and Dancing With the Stars alum, 33, is mom to son C.J., 2½, and just gave birth to daughter Sydney, now 7 weeks old, on April 4. In a twist to our traditional format, Laila will be video blogging! Check out her first entry below.
– Laila Ali
Hello PEOPLE.com viewers, I’m Laila Ali.
And if I look a little bit chubby to you right now it’s because I am! I just had a baby 5 weeks ago and I have 25 pounds of baby weight that I want to get off, NOW. Now, it’s going to be a challenge. I did it one time with my first child, but now I have two. And my baby is nursing 24-7 and she will not take a bottle, I’m tired all the time and I have a little, busy 2-year-old.
So sometimes it gets a little overwhelming when I think about it, but I know I can do it, and I decided that I want to put myself out there by doing it publicly. And I’m going to post video here on PEOPLE.com, and it’s going to have cooking tips, fitness tips and I’m going to weigh myself on video.
So that’s a little scary now that I’m thinking about it, but I’m up for the challenge because I want to look like this again (holds up a picture of herself). I actually got the weight off. This was after I had my first son. I’m about 30 pounds away from this, but I know I can do it.
So speaking of doing it, I gotta go because I gotta get this workout in while the baby’s sleeping. See you next time.
– Laila Ali