Parenthood may not have softened Jillian Michaels professionally, but it certainly has changed the tough trainer’s tactical approach to her own workout routine. “I used to say, ‘If you’re going to exercise, then you do it, and you do it 100 percent,’” The Biggest Loser coach tells Fitness in their April issue. “Now if I’ve got to answer emails while I work out on the StairMaster, well, then that’s what it is.”
And for all those ready to call her out on her new outlook? No need, Michaels is more than willing to eat her words. “People can rub my nose in it, because it is so hard, so hard, to take care of yourself when you’re a parent,” she says. The mom-of-two‘s sudden change of heart comes from her never-ending quest to balance two kids, daughter Lukensia, 3, and son Phoenix, 10 months.
It’s nice to see that even Jillian Michaels can admit this. i for one never knew what kind of windfall having a child would bring to my life. I honestly feel like life is one giant series of getting up and cleaning bottles. And my kid doesn’t even crawl yet! The last thing I think of when my day is going on is heading out to the gym for some exercise.
So it’s refreshing to see that one of the biggest physical motivators in the industry has the same struggle. But Michaels has her routine. She has her kids on a routine, and she also sees them one day entering the world of fitness. I’m sure it’ll get way easier as the kids are older…..or not!