Jillian Michaels On Motherhood: “It’s A Whole New World”

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She’s known for her no-nonsense approach to getting and staying in shape, but celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels admits she’s had to change her tune a bit since she and her partner Heidi Rhoades welcomed their kids Lukensia, 2, and Phoenix, 3 months, earlier this year.

“I used to tell moms that for the sake of their well-being they had to put themselves first,” says Jillian, who shows off her amazing physique on the cover of the September 2012 issue of Shape. “But I know now that’s not always possible.”


Jillian, 38, tells the magazine that her life has changed in countless ways now that she’s a mom: “I have two kids. I think that really says it all in every possible way. I don’t watch Mad Men or True Blood anymore I watch Barney! You know, I have play dates now instead of happy hour. It’s a whole new world.”

The former Biggest Loser trainer shared the news of Phoenix’s birth and Lukensia’s adoption in May, saying, “I want to be really present and enjoy all the nuances of their growth and development. I don’t want to rush any of it.”

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