Boxing champion and health guru Laila Ali has a new YouTube series called ‘Around the Clock,’ which gives insight into the wonderful world of parenthood from several perspectives. She recently sat down with Ebony magazine to talk about her show and motherhood.


‘Around the Clock.’

“It was a natural fit. I love engaging in conversation with other moms because we can relate to one another and we swap valuable insight and information. I would like our shows to be entertaining, informative and inspiring! All women, moms or not, need a few minutes out of the day where we can connect.  ‘Around the Clock’ is a great place to do it. We have lots more to come. We are just getting started. There is not much that we will be holding back!”

Fitness and motherhood.

“I do my best to workout 5 days a week. There are times when I can only get in 3 days a week because I am traveling or just need rest due to a hectic schedule. But working out is always a priority and if I fall off due to my schedule, it is not long before I get back on track. People who are fit are the same as anyone else. The only difference is their level of commitment. If looking good and being fit was easy, everyone would do it! Most people don’t want to put in the work or make the sacrifices needed in order to be fit.”

Advice for healthy living.

“There is so much that I can say but that would be another article. To put it simply, we all need to make fitness and health a priority and a lifestyle. Eating properly and exercising regularly is key. We need to stay in tune with our bodies. When something does not feel right, instead of ignoring it or taking a pill, do some research and figure out how to fix the problem instead of masking it. We must respect our body by listening to the signs it gives us. That is the only way to get in balance and reach optimal health. I recommend that beginners set realistic short term and long term goals and take it day by day. Have a plan, be disciplined and stick to it!”

Laila is mom to Curtis Jr,3, and Sydney,1.

Read more at Ebony.

Below are more pictures of Laila Ali and little Sydney grocery shopping last month.




Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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