I knew there were plenty of reasons why I loved Jillian Michaels so much (and it’s not all just because she kicks my butt), but because she’s a tell it like it is, holds nothing back kind of gal. The celebrity fitness trainer and celebrity mom recently opened up to Fitness Magazine about how hard it is to balance her work with her home life, and unlike other celebs, she doesn’t sugarcoat it or give us any clichés we’re heard all too often before.
Here’s a quote that Jillian shared that particular struck a (painful) cord with me when it comes to working on her patience with her kids:
“It means you have to sit there for 20 minutes while my daughter Lu tries to put on a shirt. It kills me because I’ve got to go to work. [My partner] Heidi [Rhoades] 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!’”
She added, “It makes me crazy, so I’ll just sit on the floor of the closet checking emails while Lu tries to figure out how to put on her shirt,” she says. ”It’s brutal, but I’m really trying. I guarantee it’s going to be their number one issue in therapy.”
I mean seriously, what parent hasn’t been there? Sometimes I feel so guilty when I’m in a similar situation, but it’s so hard to find that balance between finding patience with your kids and getting your job done. All I have to say is Jillian THANK YOU for telling it as it is. We moms might not be perfect, but we sure are trying.
Check out some other great quotes from Jillian here and tell us what you think. Everything she says is so relatable, isn’t it?