(Closed) Jillian Michaels on pregnancy and adoption

posted 8 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Not sure why she thinks that your body can’t recover from it.  My old trainer had 2 kids and her body was in better shape than mine!

Post # 4
988 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

“Also, when you rescue something, it’s like rescuing a part of yourself.”

Uh rescue “SOMETHING”?? It’s not a dog being rescued from the dog pound…

Probably on of those people that will adopt because she feels like she “needs” to have a baby

Post # 6
1645 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I don’t get all the fuss about that. She probably could bounce back from pregnancy better than almost anyone, but pregnancy and childbirth take a huge toll on one’s body, and I completely understand someone not wanting to do that to their body. Her body is afterall her career. To each their own. Not every woman has the desire to be pregnant or experience childbirth. I don’t understand why everyone is having a to-do about her personal choices.

Post # 7
5153 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m sure her body would look better then most peoples a month after giving birth. I would like to give her the benefit of the doubt on saying “something” but…that whole quote just seems like a mistake as far as her image is concerned. I understand and respect choices people make as far as families, my brother is adopted and I am not, so I have seen two sides first hand but it seems odd that she would want to give the impression that “once you have kids, your body is shot to heck”…don’t many POST BABY women use the 30 day shred? hmm


Post # 8
2006 posts
Buzzing bee

While the wording of her statement is a little off, I get it. Like @mrstilly said, her body is her career. She is very in right now, and taking 10+ months off to carry a baby and bounce back could hurt her job prospects a little (its not like personal trainers are in short supply). 

Its not like adoption is something to be looked down on. Some women just don’t want to carry a baby, but still want children. Yeah “rescue” is a little of an odd word choice but I think her heart is still in the right place.

Post # 9
2476 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think she was fat as a child/teenager, so she’s afraid of going back to those days.  She’s worked hard to get where she is with her body and I can understand her not wanting to “re-live” her fat days– it’s partly psychological.  And if she wants to adopt, I think it’s awesome! 

Post # 10
2280 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’d think it would be harder to have Jillian’s body than to carry a baby! 😛

Post # 11
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t think its a big deal, like others have said her body is her career and she’s struggled with her weight before, im sure she doesnt want to go back to that. Plus, thats one more baby going to a good home instead of foster care and group homes.

Post # 13
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I know some people who are trying to adopt, and it’s a difficult and painful process.. it can take years and it’s not always like you get a baby that you get to keep (I know people who’ve fostered children with the intention of adopting, and then the extended family decided they wanted them back after all). It’s not like you just decide to adopt and become a parent. As for “rescuing something”… that’s just rubbing me entirely the wrong way.

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