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'Biggest Loser' trainer Jillian Michaels: It's 'difficult' to get to the gym

Aug. 8, 2014 at 2:43 PM ET

This tweet from Jillian Michaels this week is going to ring true for a lot of moms out there:

Michaels, the vivacious and outspoken personal trainer formerly on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” and author of the new self-help book “Slim for Life,” became a mom to two little ones in May of 2012. That’s when she adopted her now 4-year-old daughter, Lukensia, from Haiti and, that same week, embraced her newborn son, Phoenix, now 2, with her partner, Heidi Rhoades.

Apparently, juggling work, motherhood and staying fit isn’t easy for anyone. Over the years, Michaels has advised many moms on how to squeeze exercise and healthy eating into their packed schedules, but she recently told TODAY Parents that she only now understands what at tough task that is.

“I see how completely difficult it is to make time to get to the doctor for yourself, to get to the gym, to do something for yourself,” she says. “But what I ask of people is, instead of five hours a week, give me 3 and half hours in conjunction with good eating habits. If I can’t get you to eat organic, choose these fruits and veggies over those. If you are eating out, eat this and not that.”

Video: Health and fitness trainer Jillian Michaels has been a household name since first appearing on “The Biggest Loser” nearly a decade ago, and now she’s back on the show again after taking a year-long break. She chats about life as a new mom and her decision to return.


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