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NO:Ithinktobeinthemomentandenjoy pregnant.Iwentswimmingalot,andalittle
themoment.ImadesurethatthetimeI bitofyogaandsomewalking
spentwithherwasqualitytime.Don’tever Post-pregnancy,mybulgingdischadgone
takethattimeforgranted.AndI’mbound backin,soIcouldstartrunningagain.But
anddeterminedthatwe’llraiseenoughmoney thenmymomwasdiagnosed,soIspent
andawarenesssothatnomorefamilieswill almostallofmyextratimedoingstuffwith
havetogothroughthis. her.Aftershepassedaway,Iwantedtofeel
goodagain,becauseIjustwasn’tfeeling
GA:Whatinspiredyournewbook? goodinside.SoIstartedrunning.Thatmade
NO:Thebookissubtitled,“Mom-to-MomTips mefeelreallygood;theweightstarted
IWishSomebodyHadToldMeWhenIWas comingoff.Thatwasagreatpostpartum
Pregnant.”Ithoughtit’dbefuntowritedown thingforme.Ithelpedliftmymood
differentthingsthathappenedtomeduring andeverything.
mypregnancy—probablythat’sthejournalist
inmecomingout—sothatAshbycouldlook GA:Howdidyousqueezerunninginto
backatit. Iwasjustflooredathowmany yourlifeasanewmomwithabusy
thingshappenedtomethatIneverexpected; career?
theyjustcompletelycameoutoftheblue. NO:I’dnursethebabyfor45minutes.
AndthenI’dchangethebabyandget
GA:Whattypesofscaresandsurprisesdid herreadyforanap.She’dnapfor
pregnancybringyou? maybe45minutesandthenshe’dbe
NO:Iwokeuponemorningandhadallof readytofeedagain.I’dgrabmyoutfit,
thesereddotsallovermychest.Iwaslike, godownstairsandrunupanddownmy
Oh,my God.Do I have the measles or the drivewayforaboutahalf-houruntilthe
mumps?What is this? Anditturnsout—Iwas babywokeup,thenI’dgobackupand
inapanictheentireday,butwhenImadeitto feedheragain.Thatwasmyexercise
thedoctor,hesaid,“Oh,that’scompletely routinerightafterIgavebirth.
normal.Youhavetwicetheamountofblood
inyourbodywhenyou’repregnant,andyou’re GA:Youhavetwostepsons,Tyler,13,and
justseeingtheendsofyourbloodvessels.” Carson,9,withhusbandKeithZubchevic.How
Whoknew?Ithinkyourfriendsdon’tthinkto doyouincorporatenutritionandexerciseinto
tellyoubecausethey’resoexcitedabouttelling yourfamily’slife?
youhowgreatit’sgoingtobewhenyouare NO:Itrytohavesomehealthysnacks
anewmother,howit’saloveyou’veneverfelt around,andI’malwaysencouragingthem
before,andhowyou’llfeelwhenyouholdthe thatiftheywantsomethingtoeat,tohave
baby.Theydon’twanttotellyouallthescary apieceoffruitorsomewholegrains.Every
thingsthatcanhappen. nowandthen,becausethey’rekids,I’ll
makeabatchofcookies.Youwantthem
GA:Sothere’slotsofpracticaladviceandeven tobehealthyandstrong.Wetrytokeepthe
humorinyourbook,too. temptationsoutofthehouse.
NO:Oh,yeah,there’slotsofhumor.[Laughs.]
EveninHollywood,pregnancyisnotsoglam- GA:Doyouexercisetogether?
orous,likewhenyou’reconstipated.Ieven NO:Yes.Theboyslovesports.Wehaveabas-
includedoneofmymom’srecipesforthis ketballnethereatthehouse,sowe’lldothat.
deliciouscakethathasatonofprunesinit. I’mnotabiggolfer,butI’llhittheballabit
Icouldn’tdostraight-outprunejuicewithout becausetheyliketogolf.Igotmybulgingdisc
throwingup.Thecake’sawaytogetmedicine, fromthrowingabaseball.Iwastryingtobe
sotospeak. coolformystepsonsbythrowingareallyhard
pitch.AndIcanthrowafootballinaspiral.
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