Jillian Michaels is Eating Her Words

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Fans of The Biggest Loser have seen fitness trainer Jillian Michaels berate contestants about giving it their all. Her motto was, “If you’re going to exercise, then you do it, and you do it 100 percent” but she has needed to change her attitude in the past year as she adjusts to being both a fitness professional and mother.

The fitness coach added two little blessings to her family within four days of each other in May of 2012. Michaels adopted a girl, named Lukensia from Haiti and her partner Heidi Rhoades delivered their son Phoenix. In a recent interview with Fitness magazine, she talks about how she has adjusted to being a parent while still maintaining her fitness schedule.

She says, “I get up at 7 a.m. — after being up all night with the baby — and run around trying to get both kids diaper-changed, dressed and fed. Finally I’ll shower, and before I know it, I’ve got 50 emails to answer, and I need to leave for work. At the end of the day, I come home, and I’m like, ‘Okay, let me bathe you, change you, feed you, read you books, put you to bed — wait, how am I supposed to do all this? Son of a b—-, this is hard!’” Michaels says she has resorted to answering emails while working out or waiting for Lukensia, who she calls “Lu” to put her clothes on by herself. While this whole motherhood thing has not worked out to be as simple as she thought, she gets through the day by remembering, “As long as I’m winning more than I’m losing, I’m still winning!”

I 100% get where she is coming from it is SO hard to take care of yourself when you are a parent. I cannot count the number of times I have started a fitness routine since having kids only to have it stop because I was exhausted or someone got sick and could not go to the gym daycare or a number of other reasons. I used to think I had to go to the gym to get in shape but have recently started some at home workout routines that have made staying on track so much easier. While I try to do it when my kids will not distract me, it does not always work out that way and that is ok. Besides what is cuter than turning around to see your 5-year old daughter trying to do a Brazilian dance move or attempt a downward dog at the same time as you?

Do you find time to work out as a parent?  

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Jillian Michaels is Eating Her Words

Heather Montgomery is a freelance writer with a background in Elementary Education and an almost embarrassing need to read celebrity gossip. As a work-at-home mom to three children, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She was married in 2003 and currently resides in Florida. ... More

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  1. BabyPinaula says:

    Yeah life is hard when you have others to take care of!

  2. Amanda says:

    My daughter also loves to do the moves with me! I have to be careful since I workout in limited space…once I almost kicked her because I did not know she was there! Which is why I try to wait till they are in bed….lol

  3. Amanda says:

    Oh my yes it is soo hard to find the time to work out ( or do anything else) as a parent! I do all my workouts at home, but by the time I get everyone (four little ones) to bed so that I will not be interrupted, I am too tired to do anything else. I am juggling work and school as well. So of course the last thing on my to do list is working out. Mommy time is the first thing to go when I am losing time….I also love Jillian Michaels!

  4. I love this article. I love her. I actually just started two of her dvd workouts. I have a two year old daughter who tries and do them with me its a blast and keeps me going..

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