*In her blog for UsMagazine.com, boxer Laila Ali makes an announcement about her second pregnancy with hubby Curtis Conway…

Hello everyone!

I can’t believe that another year has gone by so quickly. When I was a teenager, I was in such a hurry to grow up. I can remember the adults in my life telling me how quickly times goes by. Now I get it!

The older we get, the faster the years pass. So I constantly try to remind myself to take time to enjoy life, because tomorrow is not promised. This is a great time of year to reflect on the past 12 months, set goals for the next 12 months, and enjoy time with your family.

Speaking of my growing family…I am so excited and pleased to announce that I am having a girl! Her name will be Sydney J. Conway.

I’ve even started buying little outfits for her when I spy them in the sale section.  However, exerting self-control at the sale rack is like trying to exert self-control around all of the cookies, cakes, gift baskets and sweets that seem to be everywhere right now!  But I fight the urge as much as I can. To help maintain my self-control, I allow myself a “cheat day” on Saturdays when I can eat whatever I want. I’m not talking about a nibble of this or that, but literally whatever I want. I love Saturdays!

Well, I would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season. Enjoy yourself, be safe and spread as much love as possible this holiday season!