Jillian Michaels recently became a mom, adding a 2-year-old and a newborn to her family. This month, she graces the cover of Shape magazine and shares tips on how she’s finding balance in a newly busy life, how she squeezes in workouts, and pointers on quick and easy meals for the family. Here are a few we loved!
Jillian Michaels’ Tips on a Healthy Family Lifestyle
On finding the middle ground: I negotiate with myself. I still work out four times a week, but it’s not as intense. I make time for things that help rejuvenate my spirit and replenish my energy.
On mastering multitasking: To save time and fit in exercise, I’ve learned to do several things at once. Sometimes you’ve got to make your work and workouts coexist.
On getting everyone in on the action: Being active as a family is the best way to inspire your children to have a healthy lifestyle and sneak in some exercise.
On injecting energy into everyday: You burn one and a half times the calories when you’re on your feet than when you’re sitting down, which means you could burn up to 300 more calories a day. Don’t discount the value of housework to raise your heart rate.
On being a smart grocery shopper: My pantry is filled with staples that don’t require a lot of cooking time. Also, it’s not a matter of cutting foods from your diet but about making better choices.
On giving yourself a break: Nobody’s perfect. Do your best, and if life doesn’t go according to plan, don’t stress out.
Check out more with Jillian in the September issue. Looks to us like she’s taking motherhood in stride! —Erin