I admire Jillian Michaels. I know getting in shape for her was, once, difficult. It is extremely inspiring to see how she took her mission to be healthy and ran with it (no pun intended). Sometimes I wonder if I’m doing the right thing — taking an hour or two out of my day to exercise. I know it’s good for me. But is it good for my family? Is it okay to drop T Junior off at day care so I can go run? Will the 30 minutes I spend doing my workout DVD (Jillian Michaels’s 30-Day Shred, in fact) and not hanging with Mr. T affect my marriage in a negative way?
Someone randomly signed me up for Ladies’ Home Journal. Or they sent it to me for free. Not sure. Anyway, I finally opened one of the copies of the magazine today. Jillian Michaels is on the July 2012 cover, and inside is a Q&A about her new role as mommy to recently adopted 2-year-old daughter Lukensia from Haiti.
One of the questions the author asked the health guru was about her mother, who raised Jillian alone. “My mom has been a role model for me,” Jillian said. But it was what she said next that stuck out to me.
“…And she always did what she wanted. If she wanted to go to the gym, she’d leave me with the housekeeper. Instead of feeling neglected, I saw a woman who took care of herself and it was a good example for me.”
It’s okay. Thanks, Jillian.