She Is Just Like Us! Jillian Michaels Says Being a Parent Is Not For Sissies
This anger may help me out during my occasional use of her 20-minute shred video, who knows.
But "TV's toughest trainer" is possibly regretting those words and her general dissing of motherhood, along with all her advice to, and humiliation of, her chubby clients who whine about having no time to work out.
Other than her videos, we haven't heard much from the trainer lately. But Michaels has suddenly popped back into the media, not for inspiring/forcing dramatic weight loss in others, but for suddenly becoming a mother to two children in one week.
In a People interview, Michaels says that she brought home her adopted two-year-old from Haiti the same week that her partner of three years, Heidi Rhoades, gave birth to a son, Pheonix. She says adoption is a "calling" and the long process made her despondent at times.
Having an instant family would be incredibly difficult, even for those in the best of shape. In the five-page spread she admits that she hasn't worked out in two weeks (What? What happened to putting yourself first?) and has gone back to every mother's little helper -- coffee -- after giving it up two years ago.
In excerpts from the interview Michaels sounds happy, but slightly chagrined that because working out with a newborn and kids isn't the easiest thing. And maybe putting yourself first isn't always appropriate, nor is you body the most important thing when you have a family.
She says, "I have to figure out how to take care of myself right now. Telling moms 'You need to put yourself first'? It's impossible to put yourself first when you're a Mom...Parenting is not for sissies. You have to sacrifice and grow up."
That's right. Jillian Michaels admitted that parenting is not for sissies. I feel a little better now, do you?
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