Quote of the Day: Jillian Michaels


"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." The Biggest Loser host and fitness guru Jillian Michaels confessed in the new issue of People magazine. Now that she is mom to her 2 year old daughter from Haiti and newborn baby which her partner gave birth to last month, she has gained a new appreciation for us mom's with the not so perfect bodies or hard core work out routines. And she's feeling this way without the body altering effects of pregnancy. Ha! Honestly, I was really happy when I read this comment. There is so much pressure to be perfect after baby, it's ridiculous. I'm sure there are some women (like Gisele Bunchen, ugh) who do have those bodies that snap right back a few months later, but I think thats the exception, and not the rule. I believe it is important that as women we continue to take care of ourselves after we have kids, but we need to appreciate that it takes time. Lots of time. And we will have a lot of days when we just can't pull it together, and that's okay. My son Miles is almost 2, and I'm only recently feeling like I've got my head and my body back together. Seriously, this motherhood thing may indeed be the best thing in the world, but it's no joke! Jillian, like the rest of us moms will figure out her schedule in time, and she will find days or perhaps just an hour in a day where she CAN put herself first, but I think she will realize that being flexible is one of our most important assets as mamas. Some days gym time will be sacrificed for story time or crafts or trains, but sometimes that's time we'll spent.