Being a mom is hard, but being a new mom is even harder. How do you maintain your normal routine while caring for a new life? No one knows this better than Tia Mowry, star of Nickelodeon’s Instant Mom, and mother to the cutest toddler, Cree. Recently the star partnered with Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds Lustre as a brand ambassador and shared her favorite beauty tips for new moms.
How do you maintain your sanity with a son, husband and busy career?
Honestly, I take everything a moment at a time, not a day at a time. I literally just focus on one thing at a time. Lots of moms struggle with losing weight after having a baby.
How did you manage to bounce back to your normal weight?
The biggest tip is go at your pace. Take your time with exercising. If you get overwhelmed you’ll be tired and then it’s not fun anymore. So, set realistic goals. I gained 60 pounds during my pregnancy, but I didn’t say ‘I want to lost 10 pounds every month!’ Instead I said ‘I will lose two to three pounds.’ I eventually saw progress and that made me work harder.
Wow! That’s amazing.
Yes! And finally, don’t compare yourself. There are some women who are naturally thin. But do what works for your body. It took me four to five months for my stomach to stop looking like flab.
What's your number 1 beauty secret for new moms?
My biggest tip is to stay healthy. Everyone is focused on what to put on your face instead of what’s inside. Drink lots of water. Also, if you’re thinking about having a baby, start taking prenatal vitamins six months before you plan to get pregnant.