Jessica Alba has the perfect reminder for moms struggling with fitness goals in 2019

Actress and entrepreneur Jessica Alba knows how much of a struggle it can be to meet fitness goals while caring for a baby—she has three kids of her own. So when a fellow celebrity mom penned an Instagram post about her struggle with the same thing, Jessica had some valuable advice to share. And it's the perfect reminder to all working moms who have made it their mission to get fit in 2019.

It all started three days ago when model Kate Upton shared the following Instagram post about fitting in some cardio during a beach walk. In the photo, she's holding her first child, daughter Genevieve, 2 months, in a carrier, and is all smiles and looks fantastic. But as her caption she reveals, she hasn't been feeling so great about her body or her diet after the holidays. "I’m not going to lie to you and tell you I’ve been working out and eating healthy," she wrote to her followers. "It’s so hard over the holidays [since I'm] traveling and enjoying time with my family! I’m trying not to get down on myself. Instead [I] use it as motivation to get right back at it! I have a long way to go to lose this baby weight, but [I'm] feeling determined for 2019!"

Kate's post got the attention of Jessica, who left some kind words for her in the comments section. Jessica knows all about fitting in fitness, since she's balanced leading the Honest Company and acting (she's been filming the show L.A.'s Finest, premiering this year) while caring for her kids, Honor, 10, Haven, 7, and Hayes, 1, with husband Cash Warren.

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She wrote to Kate, "Be easy on yourself. Fitness is a marathon, not a sprint, and it's more important to focus on you and your baby. The body will get there." She added, "The thing I've learned after all three is how fast time flies. Soak up this baby time. And you are beyond gorgeous inside and out."

As Jessica reminded Kate in the comments section, new moms shouldn't be so hard on themselves. If you want to get back to your pre-baby physique, know that it won't happen in an instant. And in the meantime, don't forget to care for yourself and enjoy those precious moments with your new bundle of joy.

It looks like Jessica gave Kate some helpful perspective. The new mother responded, "Thank you, and you're so right. I'm loving being a mom and soaking up every minute with her."

For a look at Jessica Alba and her husband Cash Warren, see the slides below!

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CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Jessica Alba (L) and Cash Warren attend the 2018 Baby2Baby Gala Presented by Paul Mitchell at 3LABS on November 10, 2018 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 17: Jessica Alba, Cash Warren and family attend The Baby2Baby Holiday Party presented by Toys'R'Us at Montage Beverly Hills at Montage Beverly Hills on December 17, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)
CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Cash Warren and Jessica Alba attend the 2017 Baby2Baby Gala on November 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)
CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Actress Jessica Alba and husband Cash Warren attend the 2017 Baby2Baby Gala at 3LABS on November 11, 2017 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Jessica Alba and Cash Warren attend the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Cash Warren and Jessica Alba attend the Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 18: Cash Warren, Jessica Alba, daughters and guests attend Baby2Baby Holiday Party Presented By Old Navy at Montage Beverly Hills on December 18, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 22: Jessica Alba and Cash Warren attend the party for the Premiere Of Lionsgate Summit Premiere's 'Mechanic: Resurrection' at 1 Oak on August 22, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24: Actress Jessica Alba (L) and her Husband Cash Warren (R) attend the premiere of 'Seoul Searching' at The Majestic Downtown Los Angeles on June 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Producer Cash Warren (L) and actress Jessica Alba, in Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane, attend Saint Laurent at the Palladium on February 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California for the Saint Laurent Los Angeles show. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for SAINT LAURENT)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 06: Cash Warren, actress Jessica Alba, Honor Marie Warren and Haven Garner Warren attend the Baby2Baby Holiday Party Presented By Tiny Prints At Montage Beverly Hills on December 6, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby and Tiny Prints)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 04: Actress Jessica Alba and husband Cash Warren arrive at the 2015 March Of Dimes Celebration Of Babies at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on December 4, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 14: (L-R) Prodcuer Jamie Patricof, Baby2Baby Co-President Kelly Sawyer Patricof, producer Cash Warren, and actress Jessica Alba attend the 2015 Baby2Baby Gala presented by MarulaOil & Kayne Capital Advisors Foundation honoring Kerry Washington at 3LABS on November 14, 2015 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 14: (L-R) Rodger Berman, Cash Warren, Todd Ramasar, Jessica Alba and host Jennifer Meyer Maguire attend Saks Fifth Avenue presents 'Harper's BAZAAR Models' with author Derek Blasberg at Saks Fifth Avenue on October 14, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/WireImage)
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