Jessica Simpson's Family in Aspen
Courtesy of Jessica Simpson/Instagram

‘Tis the season for germs, germs and more germs! Jessica Simpson took to Instagram on Wednesday, January 8, to share an unfortunate story about her loved ones. 

“My family got kicked in the butt with the flu (everyone except our sweet Birdie),” the fashion designer, 39, began, referring to her 9-month-old daughter, Birdie Mae Johnson. “The only thing that is making me smile at the moment are the Aspen family holiday memories.”

Unsurprisingly, plenty of Jessica’s followers shared kind words for the former pop star. “Hope you all feel better soon! My kids are just getting over it,” one fan commented. “Us too, girl! Get well,” added another. Clearly, it’s time to break out the hand sanitizer.

Flu aside, Jessica is the pinnacle of health! In fact, the proud mother of three recently lost a whopping 100 pounds. “Jessica was very insecure with her pregnancy weight gain. Having Birdie was unexpected and the pregnancy was hard, but she has been enjoying her family so much,” a source exclusively told Life & Style in September 2019.

Jessica Simpson 100 pound weight loss while wearing a little black dress in NYC

“It took her a long time to ‘get her body back’ after having Ace and this time around, she couldn’t wait to feel like her old self again,” the insider continued. “Jessica’s secret is simple: consistent workouts and portion control. Working out is really key for Jess because she wants to be able to eat and enjoy life with her kids. She loves going out for date nights with Eric [Johnson] and having cocktails, so she doesn’t like to deprive herself of that. It’s just about keeping it in moderation.”

When it comes to maintaining her progress and motivation, the reality TV alum is all about planning ahead. “Jessica finds that eating more and having meals planned keeps her in check. They have a chef that prepares food for them and keeps their meals balanced and healthy,” the source explained. “Jessica used to skip meals to lose weight, but what actually works best for her is to eat healthfully and more often.”

Here’s hoping Jessica (and her whole family!) get back on their feet soon enough.

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