Being Kendra: Cribs, Cocktails, and Getting My Sexy Back by Kendra Wilkinson

By Kendra Wilkinson

Kendra Wilkinson has printed herself before—in the pages of Playboy and on her truth express, Kendra. Now she finds her deepest aspect, sharing the ups and downs, the fun and demanding situations of motherhood, marriage, and existence within the spotlight.

In this intimate follow-up to her New York Times bestseller, Sliding into Home, Kendra confides her such a lot candid options and emotions on her studies as a brand new mother, and he or she divulges her secrets and techniques on find out how to do all of it and make it glance effortless, attractive, and fun—even whilst it’s not.

Now with a husband and child in her existence, a booming model to control, and her personal must take into consideration too, Kendra is studying the artwork of stability, occasionally the difficult approach. now not desirous to pawn her baby off to nannies like such a lot of different stars, Kendra relishes the function of supermom—kissing boo-boos, making lunches, scheduling playdates—all whereas juggling appearances, exercise routine movies, or even education for the ultra-competitive hit exhibit Dancing with the Stars.

While Being Kendra is stuffed with humor and actual tales that girls can relate to, it’s additionally a heartrending examine Kendra’s very own trip via a few darkish areas, together with a personal fight with postpartum melancholy and a really public tussle with post-baby weight-loss. Kendra, who has regularly been recognized for her athletic (and better) determine, opens up approximately her efforts to get her bikini physique again and the trouble of no longer taking a look attractive, which she believed used to be her most precious caliber. Her struggle to drop some weight at any rate, chronicled at the covers of numerous magazines, has turn into another triumph for Kendra as she maintains to achieve the face of adversity.

From dental assistant, to Playboy female friend and face of a franchise, to spouse and new mom, Kendra has embraced what existence has thrown at her with choice, fortitude, and a prepared snicker. This bold and sincere memoir captures Kendra and her kin of their top and worst moments as she lives, loves, rebounds, and, finally, unearths her position in her new world.

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A marathon is a running event, after all, not a walking event. But in that one race, even walking was a problem. The thought crossed my mind a few times that maybe I should give up and hitch a ride on one of the event shuttle buses. My time was going to be awful anyway, I thought, so why not just throw in the towel? But dropping out was the last thing I wanted to do. I might be reduced to crawling, but I was going to make it to the finish line on my own steam. Other runners kept passing me, but I limped on, grimacing in pain.

Along with this, my diet started to gradually change as well. I began to eat mostly vegetables, with fish as my main source of protein. I never liked meat much anyway, and this aversion became even more pronounced. I cut back on rice and alcohol and began using all natural ingredients. Sweets weren’t a problem since I never much cared for them. As I said, if I don’t do anything I tend to put on the pounds. My wife’s the opposite, since she can eat as much as she likes (she doesn’t eat a lot of them, but can never turn down anything sweet), never exercise, and still not put on any weight.

I’m the kind of person who has to experience something physically, actually touch something, before I have a clear sense of it. No matter what it is, unless I see it with my own eyes I’m not convinced. I’m a physical, not intellectual, type of person. Of course I have a certain amount of intelligence—at least I think I do. If I totally lacked that there’d be no way I could write novels. But I’m not the type who operates through pure theory or logic, not the type whose energy source is intellectual speculation.

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