Jillian Michaels: Learning To Be Patient With My Kids ‘Kills Me’

Sun, March 17, 2013 11:30am EDT by 1 Comment
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If only there were more hours in a day! The ‘Biggest Loser’ trainer opened up in a new interview that working long hours with two young kids at home is a lot harder than she imagined — and requires more patience than she has!

Jillian Michales doesn’t have time for excuses on her hit show The Biggest Loser, but the tough trainer, 39, says she is just as impatient at home with her two kids, Lukensia, 2, and son Phoenix, 10 months, with her longtime partner Heidi Rhoades.

“Everything right now is ‘Lu do, Lu do.’ She wants to do everything herself, but it means you have to sit there for 20 minutes while she tries to put on a shirt,” Jillian tells Fitness magazine in the April issue. “It kills me because I’ve got to go to work. Heidi gets mad at me: ‘How else is she going to learn how to put on her shirt?’ or ‘Don’t rush her — you’re rushing her!’ It’s brutal, but I’m really trying. I guarantee it’s going to be their number one issue in therapy.”

Jillian Michaels’ Busy ‘Biggest Loser’ Schedule

Jillian also revealed that her busy schedule barely leaves enough time and energy for her two kids.

“I get up at 7 a.m. — after being up all night with the baby — and run around trying to get both kids diaper-changed, dressed and fed. Finally I’ll shower, and before I know it, I’ve got 50 e-mails to answer, and I need to leave for work,” she says. “At the end of the day, I come home, and I’m like, ‘OK, let me bathe you, change you, feed you, read you books, put you to bed’ — wait, how am I supposed to do all this? Son of a b***h, this is hard!”

Jillian Michaels: I Have A Blessed Life

But for the working mom, family means the world to her — and she wouldn’t change her hectic life for anything!

“Every day I tell myself how blessed I am. I have a great life. I can’t b***h about it, because this is what I wanted. I just thought I’d be able to manage it better,” she reflects, telling Fitness that she welcomes each day with a mantra: “My new motto is ‘As long as I’m winning more than I’m losing, I’m still winning!’”

What do YOU think of what Jillian said about parenting HollyMoms? Do you agree? Let us know in the comments below! 

– Christina Stiehl

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Posted at 1:40 PM on March 17, 2013  

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