I change the workout every month, so you never adapt and never plateau.
– Jillian Michaels
Witnessing the bond between a parent and their little ones firsthand really brought home to me how much I was missing.
I’m done with ‘Biggest Loser.’
There’s a confidence and sense of self that comes with age that I didn’t anticipate.
Whenever I’ve had a rough day, I like to pour my frustration into my workouts.
Look several months ahead, see where the obstacles lie, and figure out ways to overcome them.
In my experience, honesty is the best policy. And being a friend to somebody is not always the best way to help them.
I have this intrinsic sense that everything will be okay.
You just are born the way that you’re born.
You can dramatically affect the expression of your metabolism and your biochemistry by the way you eat and the way you live.
I looked to my mom as an example. And this is what I try to tell so many women: that my mom had a career, and she went to the gym. She took care of herself.
Every now and again, you just gotta hit something. Not someone – something.
The adoption process was not an easy one. The paperwork took nine months. It’s a full-time thing!
You can look for external sources of motivation and that can catalyze a change, but it won’t sustain one. It has to be from an internal desire.
I was homophobic because I obviously didn’t know that I was gay.
Whenever you have a failure or setback, you need to take a step back and find out what you can learn from the scenario. What did you do to contribute to that failure? This way, you can make sure you don’t repeat that pattern.
When you think of ‘Biggest Loser,’ you think of it as a TV show. But people are coming to lose weight. I take that very seriously.
Put your choices in perspective.
The key is to master a few simple ways to exercise that will burn the most calories in the least time. And you also need to figure out how can you eat more of the good stuff and less of the bad stuff without feeling deprived so your diet regimen feels manageable.
Everybody has haters.
We can’t sit around waiting for big government, big business, big religion etc. to save us. We need to get informed and take inspired action.
I’m a capri pant girl.
There are millions of people who do want help. I’m not going to waste my time convincing people who aren’t receptive.
When I go, I go hard.
Sometimes you’ve got to make your work and workouts co-exist.
I will teach people not only how to identify their goals and dreams, but subsequently give them the tools to make those dreams a reality.
Oh, God, food is a constant struggle for me. With exercise, I get my workout done, and I’m done until tomorrow. With food, I eat, and then an hour later I’m hungry again!
For years, I always thought it was hilarious that I was this fitness guru, because fitness was just a tool I utilized to help people improve their confidence. For me, it’s never been about fitness. It’s always been about helping to empower people.
I wish I had some strapping football player husband. It would be such a dream to be ‘normal’ like that, but I’m just not.
The fad diets are doing way more harm than good.