These Celeb Parents Give Us Hope For Aging. Their Secret? Self Care
What's the secret?
It is no secret that most celebrities who continue to age well have one thing in common: how they continue to care for and show up for themselves in their daily lives. They take care of themselves mind, body, and soul.
Too often when working with moms, I hear them say that their self care is the first to go. I cannot emphasize enough how important self care is.
The good news is that if you are willing to put in the effort, you too can age just as beautifully as these celebrity moms. As moms we become masters of multitasking, so I know you can do it!
Say goodbye to half-empty cups and hello to overflow where YOU can truly show up. When you say yes to yourself you are showing up wholeheartedly for your family. It is a win-win situation. These celebrities live jam-packed lives and yet they focus on leading a healthy lifestyle and prioritizing self care.
Health and Fitness
Prioritizing your health is SO important for now and for the future. It is all about the fuel you put into your body.
It’s #FitnessFriday. You asked how to get started? It’s simple... you just decide to start! You decide today that you are worth it! Trust me, I know it’s hard to focus up and dedicate time to working out each day, but with 24 hours in a day you can surely take ONE and dedicate it to YOU! You don’t need a fancy gym to get started - all you need is a living room, a patio, a kitchen floor, a driveway or a backyard, and a water bottle. This simple exercise is called a plank pull. This starts to strengthen your core, and a strong core has been key to my workouts. Each week until the launch of hallewood I’m going to pick a question that you ask and Peter and I will do our best to answer. First, we were asked: if you have weight to lose, is it better to lose weight before you start working out? Peter says it’s best do them simultaneously. You can start by walking each day or doing jumping jacks for cardio, while using very light weights, or again holding water bottles in each hand if you don’t have weights. And you can also start the plank pulls. Here’s to getting started! 💪🏽 Swipe to see the plank ➡️ #FitnessFridayHB
Halle Berry follows the Keto diet and runs a Fitness Friday series. Check her out for some major inspiration!
Jessica Biel is now the spokeswoman for Gaiam for Kohl's, but she has always taken her fitness routine seriously. So much so in fact, that she is known for fitting in a late-night workout. “I’ve definitely been known to be in the gym late night, even 10 or 11 P.M. Keep in mind, that is ‘late night’ for me these days,” she told SELF.
It is truly hard to believe that Jennifer Lopez is 49 years old. Her key to success? Drinking LOTS and LOTS of water. "I try to keep my body hydrated and well rested after every workout," she said. "That way, I'm ready to hit it hard again the next day," she told Harper's Bazaar.
You do not have to spend a crazy amount of money to age well. Treat yourself to all-natural skincare products and say bye bye to lower quality products that are just not doing the trick. It can be as simple as being sure to take off your makeup every night, or taking supplements such as fish oil, or using coconut oil like many of the celebs do.
Our city has been through the ringer this past week, and I’m lucky to be surrounded by women committed to changing people’s lives. I’m so proud to celebrate my girls who TAKE ACTION, show up in crisis and help little ones everywhere. @Baby2Baby raised 4.3 million last night!!
Jessica Alba is known for her luminous skin and her all-natural approach to life and parenting. “Between the kids and the office, I usually only have about five minutes to get ready so I like to keep it simple. I start with Everything Organic Facial Oil to hydrate and wake up the skin. Then I use Honest Beauty Everything Primer, Tinted Moisturizer, and Concealer Duo,” she told W Magazine.
Debra Messing is a mom and you would never guess it looking at her skin! She swears by fellow mom and bicoastal celebrity esthetician, Joanna Vargas.
Aging gracefully isn’t just about looks. Self care is even more important when it comes to your mental health. As a mom, we put our kids first before anything but we have to be sure to not let our own needs fall to the wayside.
“Don't be fooled by this game of perfection that humans play. Because Instagram and magazines and TV shows, they strive for a certain aesthetic, and everything looks so beautiful, and people seem like they don't have any problems, but everyone's human. Everyone has problems. Everyone feels yucky on the inside sometimes.” - @kristenanniebell - Kristen Bell has anxiety and depression. Watch her full video at childmind.org (link in bio). - #MyYoungerSelf
Health is a huge priority for Kristen, who cares deeply about the food she puts in her body and makes being active with her daughters one of her top goals. "To me, being healthy means feeling good about the choices I'm making," she says. "And most important, it's about keeping fit mentally and physically.”
Gisele has turned to meditation to help her deal with the stresses in her life in a more meaningful and purposeful way. “People have been practicing meditation for thousands of years and the reason is because it’s really a wonderful tool to grant you a different access to yourself. It’s a different awareness and new level of peace,” she told Vogue.
This is my best friend. We have been friends for more of our lives than we haven’t. She had my beautiful godson 6 months ago and it was the biggest challenge of her life in more ways than one. She has written the most intimate, witty, heartbreaking and articulate piece about her experience of becoming a new mum and being diagnosed with postpartum psychosis. Mamas talk about how you’re feeling because in some cases it could save yours or someone else’s life x Link in my bio to Laura’s story.
Adele struggled with postpartum depression after the birth of her son, Angelo. However, she was not shy about it and did what she needed to in order to take care of herself and not let it bring her down. “You’re constantly trying to make up for stuff when you’re a mom. I don’t mind, because of the love I feel for him. I don’t care if I don’t ever get to do anything for myself again.” she told Vanity Fair.
Looking for more parenting tips and inspiration? Follow us on Instagram: