Jillian Michaels doesn’t always want to exercise but her kids inspire her to do more. The fitness guru tells media that Lukensia and Phoenix keep her motivated and on the healthy path.
“I want to be a good role model for my kids and be around for them,” says Michaels. “I love my family and am always looking to improve myself as a mom and a partner.”
Jillian’s career also weighs in on her healthy lifestyle. “With my work I need to lead by example and walk the walk to help show others what’s possible if they put their mind and heart into something,” explains the star. “These days I tend to remind people that they should feel the fear – it’s a natural part of being human – but then do it anyway. Fear is temporary, but regret is forever.”
Although she doesn’t have time to exercise for hours at a time due to being a working mom, Jillian does manage to get a good workout in by choosing activities wisely. “Of course, I don’t have the time to workout that I used to,” says the personal trainer. “The days of 90-minute yoga classes are few and far between, but I still find at least four 30-minute sessions to train weekly. As long as I am smart with my exercise I can maintain my weight with relative ease.”
Jillian Michaels parents two kids with partner Heidi Rhoades. The fitness guru adopted her only daughter, Lukensia, out of Haiti in 2012.