"The Biggest Loser" trainer and adoptive mom, Jillian Michaels, takes an "everywoman" approach to fitness and weight loss in her new book, "Slim for Life." Michaels discussed her new book in a Feb. 25 news article, saying that the adoption of her daughter, Lukensia, and birth of her son, Phoenix, gave her a new perspective on what she'd been preaching.
"Adding kids to the mix added a whole 'nother layer of responsibility, of time management, of financial obligations, of no sleep. It definitely made me understand," said Michaels, who formerly boasted a "no excuses" mindset.
When motherhood forced her to rediscover how exercise fit into her new daily schedules, Michaels gained a new appreciation for what her clients had been telling her on "The Biggest Loser" and in other venues. This isn't to say Michaels is losing the trademark edge that's made her famous and and has helped millions of people succeed during their own wellness journeys.
In a book excerpt available on her website, Michaels says that "Slim for Life" includes a “hierarchy of slim,” which specifically tells you which pieces will give you the most bang for your weight-loss buck." Her journey into motherhood and its resulting priorities has lead her to develop a program that's based on "structuring what works for you and your life."