Jillian Michaels says she hates working out: do you believe her?

Jillian Michaels

I probably shouldn’t confess this, but I am fascinated by Jillian Michaels. I own a couple of her workout DVDs, but I’ve only watched a few episodes of The Biggest Loser. My impression of her is that she (much like Scott Disick of the Kardashian Klan) plays the villain of the show. Correct me if I’m wrong. Her workouts aren’t easy, but she does advocate the all-important 10% rule of increasing intensity and duration. Jillian seems like the typical hardass variety of physical trainer who sometimes get carried away, but she’s nowhere near the league of Tracy Anderston a-holery.

Jillian is about to turn 40, by the way. I find that unbelievable, but maybe you disagree. Jillian has talked to People and admits that she kind of hates working out:

The Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels‘ body is so bangin’, she must love hitting the gym — right?

Wrong.

“I really dislike working out,” she tells PEOPLE at the launch event for her new 30-minute interval class at Curves gyms. “No matter what I’m doing, whether it’s yoga or spinning or even my Curves circuit class, I’m like, ‘Mother of God!’ It’s hard. And there’s never a moment where it’s hard and I’m going, ‘Oh, I just love this!’ Everything hurts.”

So what motivates her to get moving? “I tell myself that I love my skinny jeans. I love playing with my kids. And I don’t mean watching them play, I mean playing with them,” she says.

When it comes to exercise, Michaels says that everyone — regardless of fitness level — should work out at least four days a week for 30 minutes at a time. And if you fall off the wagon, climb right back on.

“If you get a flat tire, you don’t get out of the car and slash all three other tires,” she says. “You fix the flat and you keep going. So you missed [a workout] today. Control your diet a little bit better and go tomorrow. It’s that simple,” she says.

To make things as easy as possible, she keeps a stock of meals in her freezer for nights when she needs a “quick and easy” dinner, making sure each meal has fewer than 500 calories. “If you know, ‘I’m not making it to the gym today,’ well, don’t have a bottle of wine with your buddy and go out for Italian food that night. You just mitigate it and you jump back on the wagon.”

“I explain to [my daughter] why we eat healthy [foods], and I incentivize them,” she says. “So for example, she loves Katy Perry, and I’ll say … ‘she roars better with kale! Katy Perry loves this!’ And so she’s like, ‘Mom, does Katy Perry like this?’ I’m like, ‘She hates pizza, honey.’”

But it’s not all about pop stars: “I also tell her, ‘I want you to grow up tall, I want you to grow up strong.’ She totally gets that.”

[From People]

God, she sounds way too relatable here. This admission is comparable to when Jillian confessed how difficult it is to parent. I understand what she’s saying about disliking workouts because I feel that way a good chunk of the time too. There are those very few times when I do enjoy it, but that probably the endorphins talking.

What do you think of Jillian’s take on getting her daughter to eat healthy food? I hope she’s kidding about the pizza part. Jillian doesn’t sound like she’d totally deprive her kids of fun food like Goop does. The Katy Perry part is funny though. It’s nice to know that Katy’s existence serves a higher purpose in the world.

Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels

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  1. Sullivan says:

    Well, then she can join the millions of people who hate their jobs.

  2. eliza says:

    We have something in common, she hates working out and I hate her. (I don’t “hate” her, just strongly dislike).

  3. upsiedaizie says:

    I believe she doesn’t like working out….but she does it and its a living!

    and her quote about flat tires came from Keith Klein, Nutritionist in Houston from his book Living Lean. She really should credit him. He’s been in the bodybuilding circles for about 20 years now and she knows better.

    • gogoGorilla says:

      I know. I think this is just to make her seem all relatable to the peasants. Most people I know who look like her really enjoy the process, so I call false.

      Also, CURVES is the worst gym ever–it might be okay for women who are just starting the process and are too nervous to join a real gym, but their workout is totally prescribed (you can’t even adjust the machines so they fit your body properly because that would interrupt the flow) and doesn’t really increase in difficulty. So, this is just a bunch of shite pushing her endorsement, I think. (And I hope women who join Curves eventually join a real gym.)

      • Libby says:

        I totally agree GoGo, about Curves being for women who are just starting to workout. The Curves workout would be way to easy for Jillian.

      • FLORC says:

        She really does dislike working out, but it’s part of her job and she has to be seen as fit and active. She does triathalons here and there as well as races. She IS very relatable and down to earth. I agree she plays a villian on the show.

        And really. When you’re being paid that much money to keep fit and help others get fit are you just going to walk away? Are you going to pretend to like it and come off fake? Or are you going to be honest?
        I am not a fan, but I can see no reasonable reason to dislike her.

  4. Patricia says:

    I wouldn’t say she’s a villain like Scott. She can be very tough, she employs tough love. She is invested in helping people get their lives back, fight through their personal struggle, and understand what made them unhealthy to begin with. She’s a hardass though. I used to watch biggest loser with my roommate and he would do an impression of her screaming “move your ass or I will KICK the FAT off of your BODY!” Hahaha

  5. Shijel says:

    “I want you to grow up tall” hat the hell does that mean? Grow up as in ‘stand tall stand proud’ kind of way?

    That said, I lift weights and I lift them heavy. I don’t do it for skinny jeans though, I have short thunder legs even when I’m underweight. I mostly do it because I haven’t been sick for a very long time and because I can now carry forty kilograms to my 5th floor apartment without having to take a break. I love it. Wouldn’t take advice or train under Jill though, she sounds utterly grating.

  6. Bodhi says:

    You have to have a certain personality type to be a trainer. You can’t be all passive & nice or it won’t work.

    I have her 30 day shred & I saw results when I did it consistently. I’m going to dust that sucker off again after the baby is born

    • Patricia says:

      A friend of mine has been doing this and she looks amazing, the best shape of her life. I’ve known her since she was 13 and I’ve never seen her legs look so good! I’m also pregnant and will try this after my baby comes. It’s my first and I’ve already blown up at only 3.5 months… Oh dear.

      • I'm With The Band says:

        I’m pregnant with my first too, and Jumping Jesus on a pogo stick, I don’t know what the hell is happening with my belly. Although I’m slim, I have my tiny bump, a concave bit above it and then a stomach that is so bloated that I look 12 months pregnant when I stand on the side. I’m almost 15 weeks and I just can’t wait until my two bumps merge and I actually look pregnant and not like I’ve eaten the entire buffet at Sizzler three times over. I’m certain that it all has something to do with the fact that I can’t remember what it’s like to do a poo.

    • Valois says:

      I did it and didn’t see any result at all.

  7. Lipsy says:

    I’ve been working out 3-4 times a week for years… but f-, I hate working out! I feel good AFTER, when I feel like I sweated all the bad stuff out, or the morning after when I feel like my gut protrudes less.

  8. Dhavynia says:

    I’m glad she’s being honest and I do believe it. She has said before she was overweight and she is probably one of those people who will forever need to workout to keep the weight from coming back. I am one of those people, I can eat the healthiness diet out there but will never loose weight if I don’t workout which I really hate but it’s a necessity

  9. MonicaQ says:

    I believe her. I hate working out but I play football so it’s a requirement. Love the game, the pain, working with a unit. But I’d rather sit through a Beiber album than do cardio. Fatty lineman (linewoman?) stumble is not my idea of a good time.

  10. Dawn says:

    So I believe her but I think she walks her talk as well. I don’t watch the Kardashians and so the little I know about Scott is what I read about him and that he is seldom a nice guy on or off the show. I don’t think that is Jillian. I think there is a big difference in being tough and being just a horrid person in general. Jillian is a good person I do believe.

  11. Stef Leppard says:

    I’m sure she was joking about the pizza. She has said before that her kids eat cupcakes and stuff. She just makes sure they eat healthful foods first, which is a good strategy, I think.

    I generally like her. I have one of her DVDs and it’s hard but one of my faves.

  12. Blannie says:

    I saw her on Access Hollywood trying to do the 2013 Malibu triathlon. She failed miserably and had excuses for every step of her failure. She got beaten by an 80 year old in that event! She had never swam in a wetsuit before and it flummoxed her (why didn’t she practice in one?), her bike didn’t work..blah blah blah. Excuses, excuses. I think she’s all hat and no cattle.

    • Bridgett says:

      That’s not uncommon. A lot of fitness personalities don’t do much beyond the liftingand the prescribed cardio to get their heart rates up – they look great and are strong, but it doesn’t help them to automatically run farther or swim well. Those are disciplines that require a lot of specific training. She’s a trainer, but not necessarily an athlete.

    • sapphoandgrits says:

      I’m a long-distance runner, including “shorter” ultras, and there’s no way I’d be able to do a triathlon, specifically open-water swimming.

      She’s a trainer, and in my experience they often aren’t the ones running marathons or doing tris with you. YMMV

    • lucy2 says:

      I listen to her podcast, and she did talk about that in one, it was pretty funny. She did have a lot of things go wrong, but on the podcast basically said the problems were her own fault, acknowledged she didn’t practice and train like people warned her to, etc.

      If you get away from the reality show stuff, she actually gives pretty straight forward, practical, and easy to follow advice. I believe her when she says she doesn’t like working out. And working out yourself, and her job of training others are different things.

  13. Cro-girl says:

    I think the point she is making is that no one really loves working out when they are actually working out. We love the feeling of having it done and over with and the results they achieve, its like a daily accomplishment. If you get yourself into a good routine then that’s the part that’s addictive but its not something to love all on it’s own. Not only that but she’s saying have a healthy realistic relationship with it. No one loves it, we all skip out on it, but stick with it because its really not that hard.

    • Wilma says:

      I love it now, but I used to hate it. When I finally started to work out I first went to Curves. Hated that. Then tried a couple of things untill I found something that I could stick with long enough to build up my fitness. Now that it’s easier to move and my endurance is better I actually like working out.

  14. Esmom says:

    I took her comment as more along the lines of “working out isn’t supposed to be fun” if you’re doing it right (i.e. hard) rather than an indication that she has an overall dislike of exercise. That if you want results you have to expect to be uncomfortable. I don’t know.

  15. minime says:

    I used to watch the Biggest Looser and she always came across as a extremely though but very sympathetic professional. I like her interview, it doesn’t sound very extremist anyway, she’s just throwing some ideas out there.

  16. Mrs. Darcy says:

    Eh, I think it’s a line. I hate working out sometimes too, but I also really love the endorphins, and the fact that she doesn’t mention this is kind of disingenuous. Like she really is just trying to appeal to people who never work out to buy her dvd as opposed to those who would actually do it more than a few times (and I’m including myself in both categories, I haven’t worked out in two months, total lump ‘o lard at the moment. Dodgy knees are my excuse). But even I know that it doesn’t take long to start feeling a bit more positive about it, I am looking forward to Pilates classes in a couple of weeks because I know they will get me back in the mindset of being conscious about my body. Not trying to sound GOOPY here, but when it comes to fitness I do think positivity is a better motivator than negativity, and maybe that is why so many of the Biggest Loser contestants pile the weight back on once the show’s over.
    There was a good article on xojane.com awhile ago, one of their writers went to a bootcamp with Jillian deal, and found a lot to be desired in Jillian’s motivation techniques, refusal to admit anyone who is not skinny can be happy with their bodies, etc. Personally I just don’t find that a motivating attitude.

    • littlestar says:

      Yes, I so agree with you! I could never watch her as a trainer on the Biggest Loser. She would constantly yell at her people, and how does screaming at someone and making them feel even more bad about themselves actually help them out? Sure her people usually were the winners of the show, but it’s exactly as you say – the great majority of them put the weight back on after the show was over with. Being positive about working out does way more good than negative thought :) .

    • The Original G says:

      Personally, I don’t think that any program that makes you work out 5 hours a day is sutainable.
      I found her interactions with people offensive. I think that while we all have learned to be more sensitive culturally, but it’s still OK to insult the overweight.

      I couldn’t stand the way she yelled at people. We may excuse this because we want to think it’s for thier own good, but I supect there’s a good dose of sadism in it. Wellness is much more than a number in a dress.

      • tealily says:

        I never saw Biggest Loser, so bear with me, but I don’t think she does advocate working out all day, every day. I’ve been doing her 30 Day Shred video, and it’s pretty great! 22 minutes, bam, done. It’s hard work for those 22 minutes, but I’m seeing results. I hate instructors who scream at you, but that’s not the tone she takes on the workout videos at all! Maybe she is very different on the show, though.

  17. Penny says:

    I believe her. When you watch her workout video’s she’s clearly passionate about getting stronger, getting fitter, but she’s not one of those freaks who tries to pretend holding a plank pose is her idea of a good time. I like doing her video’s because she references the fact that it’s hard, that it’s uncomfortable, that no one’s having fun right now, that you just want to stop etc. whereas a lot of other trainers bounce around with giant fake smiles, and you end up feeling even more unfit than you actually are because they act like they could do this in their sleep and you’re barely keeping up.

  18. Pumpkin Pie says:

    I don’t like it when a trainer says they hate working out. i don’t know if she’s lying or not, but I find her statement a bit off putting. Given the fact that she is a trainer, my take is that she should lead by example, her own example. How can you say you hate working out and commit to making people loose weight by working out? It doesn’t make sense to me.
    That aside, I tried her workouts and I found them FABULOUS! I am doing the 30 day shred almost daily – I only have about 4 pounds to loose, but I do it because I feel great when I do the program, and after the program. It’s my favorite workout to be honest, Re: “I want you to grow up tall”, I interpret it as it follows: proper nutrition, not only genetics, is a huge factor in a child’s physical development. The human being evolved tremendously throughout the millenia, and nutrition and movement (eg climbing, stretching up to retrieve nuts of fruit – lame examples, but I am not an expert) had a lot to do with our overall physical and mental development.
    I think she is great and hope she only made a faux-pas by saying she hates working out!

    • Sam says:

      I think it’s honest. Working out can be fun, certainly. However, “exhaustive exercise” – which is the variety Jillian would probably be doing – is not. Jillian is very, very fit. That kind of body does not come from everyday movement or working out for fun. It comes from very difficult, long-term work. You get that kind of body by pushing your body far beyond your regular comfort zones and tolerances. That isn’t fun for most people – the very fit included. I appreciate her being honest about the ton of work that goes into keeping her shape, and that it’s not especially fun doing it. I’d rather she be honest about the work. I’ve known so many people who aspire to be ripped but are shocked when they learn the level of work that goes into that. At least Jillian is being honest here. She could probably have a less intense, far more fun workout regiment, but she wouldn’t look the way she does now.

      Personally, I get more pissed at trainers who make all kinds of promises they can’t keep. Jillian at least tells people “This is going to suck, but it will be worth it in the end.”

      • Pumpkin Pie says:

        Thanks for your thoughts, I get it and I totally agree with you. What I find hard to digest is the word “hate”, that’s all.
        Speaking for myself, I don’t work out at her level but I don’t work out for fun either. I do it because I function and I feel better if I exercise.
        Her no non-sense approach is awesome and the shred program is the only workout program I have ever looked forward to to be very honest. And this reminds me that I will have to rotate programs soonish, cardio infused yoga is next!

  19. Brown Eyed Girl says:

    I was given one DVD by her and the entire time she just giggles with the other workout girl. (its the buns/thighs one). She is super annoying.

    that being said, Katy perry for toddlers makes sense. My military hubby has to maintain his current weight before a weigh in at any time in the next few weeks. Whenever he goes into the kitchen to get veggies (and avoid the new girl scout cookies) he’s saying things like “this is some badass spinach” or “fck yeah warrior snap peas”. its hilarious because they are different every time but whatever motivates people.

  20. littlestar says:

    I think that’s kind of ridiculous. Is it not possible to find at least one physical activity that you, if not love, at least enjoy??? For me it is Bikram yoga. I absolutely love it and I never think “I can’t wait to get the hell out of here” while I’m in a class. I don’t find her confession to be more relatable, I just find it silly.

  21. Sam says:

    I think the difference between her and everyone else is that fitness is her job. She’s a brand. If she got heavier, her brand would suffer. I can see how she’d feel resentful about that or dislike it at times.

    However, I don’t think a lot of what she says is applicable to most people. The vast majority of people aren’t seeking to look like Jillian. She has an enviable body, but at least she’s honest that such a body takes a HUGE amount of work and time and control to get. Personally, it’s fine to decide that looking like that isn’t the most important thing in the world. I would rather do other things, mostly.

    • Josephine says:

      I really appreciate her honesty as well. It doesn’t do anyone any good to hear all of the celebs who say that they eat everything and run a few miles a few days a week to stay in killer shape. It makes young women think that there must be something wrong with them to have to work so hard and eat so little. I love Julianne Moore for this reason – she admitted that she spend most of her career starving.

  22. BendyWindy says:

    Her face looks all kinds of 40 to me. I won’t shade her, though. It’s nice to see a celeb look her age.

  23. here's Wilson says:

    I have three of her dvds and they are all tough as nails.. reminds me of pt I used to do in the marine corps no joke, and her body is proof positive she puts in the work… combine her dvds with running consistently and you will get in shape!

    that being said, I can see how she can say she doesn’t like doing these workouts, b/c of the level of difficulty…I call her a bitch sometimes as I’m mid without LOL

  24. Stephy says:

    I absolutely believe her. When you are in the middle of a workout going hard, it isn’t fun. I am going to compare it to surgery (medical or cosmetic). You hate the process but love the results. And like Bedhead said: Endorphins. They feel great but you don’t get to enjoy them until after the workout.

  25. sue says:

    I like Jillian. I think she’s overstating the “I hate exercise” thing though, to be relatable. I feel that way too until I’m like 5 minutes into whatever exercise and I think that’s pretty common. When you do it regularly you crave the feeling you get from it .I think she has a personality type that’s like “let’s act like this is so hard so we can feel like we’re overcoming.” She’s like the fake-gruff but secretly positive/caring friend.

  26. Nerd Alert says:

    Listen, Jillian used to be overweight, and that’s all I need to know to believe her. As a formerly fat myself, I still battle this. I can get on a roll and brainwash myself for awhile that I really do love working out, but in general I do not. I love casual exercise, like disc golf or hiking with my friends, I do. But when it comes time to wake up at 5:30 and hit the gym so I can run like a hamster on a wheel, lift things up and put them down, then shower/get ready for work with a bunch of lady-strangers? Not so excited.

    That said, if someone was willing to pay me millions to work out and look like that, I’d totally be down. Buh-bye research job, science is dying anyway!

    (Reading these comments, it seems like I should be doing videos instead, anyway…)

  27. Wowzer says:

    Oh My Gosh how much does she look like Kirsty Alley in that pic of her in the sweater?!?!

  28. UmamiMommy says:

    You know what? I love her. Her workouts are easy to follow and hard to do, and are responsible for getting me into the best shape of my life. I never thought I could accomplish, fitness-wise, what her workouts have gotten me to accomplish. She’s extremely relatable, motivational, and honest. My guess is she hates the workouts and loves the way they make her feel, like most of us.

    • Nerd Alert says:

      Is there one you’d suggest an intermediate to start with? I have a pretty high fitness level from running and lifting, but would rather workout at home before work, save the gym for the weekends. I’d like to dip my toes in the workout vid pool. I’m on a motivation downslope, so I’m looking for new things.

      • Casey says:

        Try No More Trouble Zones. However she uses tiny weights for this workout so I usually follow the routine but use heavier dumbells with lower reps to suit my fitness level. You can do this for pretty much any of her DVD’s – 30 day shred is good too.

        However it depends on your fitness goals. I don’t do her DVDs very often anymore because my goals are based on strength gains and I think her videos are more for general cardio fitness.

      • Penny says:

        I second No More Trouble Zones, and the sister workout Banish Fat Boost Metabolism which is more cardio based. They’re tough workouts, but they aren’t quite as intense as some of her later video’s so might be a good place to start.

        Extreme Shed and Shred is tough as hell but get’s results. I’ve only done her latest video Hard Body a couple of times, but it’s rough! Definitely recommend that one but be ready to feel like you’re going to die. For quicker workouts I prefer Ripped in 30 over the original 30 Day Shred, it’s a bit harder and more varied and you 4 different workouts instead of 3.

        The only Jillian video’s I didn’t particularly like were her kettlebell one and her kickboxing one, but that’s just personal preference. Every other video is great, even her yoga workout get’s me sweating.

      • Nerd Alert says:

        Thanks for the suggestions ladies!

  29. Lisa says:

    Yeah, I believe her. I love it while I’m doing it, it’s just the motivation some mornings. I’m always glad when I’m in the middle of it and when it’s over. getting started? The worst.

  30. Kelly says:

    “If you know, ‘I’m not making it to the gym today,’ well, don’t have a bottle of wine with your buddy and go out for Italian food that night. You just mitigate it and you jump back on the wagon.”

    Who has a BOTTLE of wine for dinner, dear god?? And what in hell, I have Italian food all the time, when I mitigate I refrain from dessert or cookies, not straight out normal dinner.
    Sure, I got 20 pounds more than her, but I don’t exercise or watch what I eat with that amount of intensity, and my weight stays the same.

    I wonder if it’s harder to maintain your weight if you’re really skinny? Like maintaining 100 pounds and 140 pounds is not the same? I mean, the idea is to eat as much as you’ll consume, but these celebs always seem to eat half of what they plan to consume, every day, like they’re constantly on a harsh diet.

    • Nerd Alert says:

      It’s hardest to maintain your weight if you go from overweight to really skinny, as I understand she has done. When it comes to celebs, I always think they’re super skinny for the most part, and were probably a more normal weight at some point. I think that when you get close to underweight, like just above that line, it’s really hard to maintain unless you’ve been that way your whole life. Everyone’s body just kind of likes to be a certain weight, and it’s usually not 100 lbs.

      To me it doesn’t seem worth it to be super-skinny; I’d rather stick it out at 140 and keep beer in my life.

      edit: I hope this doesn’t look like I was slamming your comment; I’ve just been overweight most of my life and have done a LOT of research.

      • Kelly says:

        “I’d rather stick it out at 140 and keep beer in my life.”
        Agreed, I’ll keep my saddlebags and my beer and chocolate, thank you very much!

        Yep, it makes sense that it’s harder to maintain that “just above being underweight” level, than just maintaining average normal size.

        Well at least she gets paid millions for it!

    • Josephine says:

      It’s harder for people who are more prone to be overweight. And it’s harder as you age. She’s hit that age.

    • Vivian says:

      Coming from someone who is SUPER skinny naturally (me). I tend to eat whatever I want and not gain much, and can easily lose weight if I need to as well…. I have a very high metabolism. It will most definitely catch up to me eventually.

    • cas says:

      What you’ve never shared a bottle of wine (or two!) with a buddy??

  31. RN says:

    Please don’t ever work out to this woman’s kettlebell DVD. Her form is atrocious and you will surely suffer an injury. I can’t believe how appalling inaccurate it is. I don’t trust her as a fitness instructor at all.

  32. Josephine says:

    I believe her because a lot of gym work-outs are boring and repetitive, and that seems like what she is talking about. To me, getting going is always hard, and sometimes the whole work-out is, but there are moments when you feel strong and it’s not so bad. She should advocate doing fun things that don’t feel like drudgery, like hiking, biking, swimming, tennis, etc.

  33. WendyNerd says:

    I’ve lost a ton of weight over the past year and a half and I do six-eight hours of cardio a week. I hate it. I hate working out with the fiery passion of a thousand suns. Every minute I spend on the elliptical or treadmill or whatever is the low point of my day. It’s just so unpleasant. For one, the sweat. I have OCD/Dermatillomania and am pretty crazy when it comes to my skin. So being coated in sweat makes me nuts. I just hate being dirty. Second, I hate being out of breath. Third, because of my OCD I am really obsessive about numbers on the machines. I’m constantly trying to calculate in my head how many calories I’m burning a minute, etc. It gives me a headache. Fourth, I’m constantly comparing myself to other people in the gym despite how much I tell myself that’s unhealthy. Everything about exercising makes my neuroses go into overdrive. Fifth, I have huge boobs and that makes for both a painful and embarrassing situation in the gym. But I force myself to do it because I have to. It’s a part of life and crucial to my health. So I believe her. People force themselves to do things they hate all the time.

  34. Mena says:

    I can relate to her 100 percent. Fitness is my life, but there are times where I just wish it was a lot easier, especially now that I’m in my late 30′s. I have to watch my diet like a hawk, and complete HIITworkouts at least 4 times a week, and strength training daily, just to maintain my figure. I really have to step up my game when I am in competition circuits. It can be exhausting. I miss being in my early 20′s where I drank and ate all kids of junk, and never gained a pound, lol. Those days are gone, but eating healthy and working out is too important to me to ever give it up. I want to be an example for my kids, and I hope they follow this lifestyle with the same dedication ( I’m kind of Goopy in that sense, lol) For me this is not a job, it’s a lifestyle, but it’s not always enjoyable.

  35. Lasdermn says:

    You are a good person but do you go to church

  36. bendgal says:

    Can I have your job Jillian? Trade you my
    $15.00 an hour physically and emotionally taxing 50 plus hour weekly job. I could dislike working out for a living, but still do it…..while making millions of dollars a year!

  37. Mew says:

    What really catches me is that she always put her number one reason to “think how good you look in jeans / tank top / bikini” and it’s always out of her mouth before “think how healthy you get”, so I kinda can imagine she hates working out but has done it obsessively since she started to lose weight and still hasn’t been able to completely switch off from the “I do it to look good” -part.

  38. Penguin says:

    Love her. Went from a 6 to a 4 doing her buns & thighs workout.

  39. AmericanInOz says:

    Forgive me, I don’t watch her show nor do I do her videos, but…I agree with her.

    I did my first Boxing class this morning and I HATED every minute of it. Please who LIKES burpees, push ups and figuring out how to do combined punches…All while trying to Cath your breath?!?! No one, that’s who. I swore I would make my friends pay who rave about how great the class is.

    I’m going back next week though. I loved how it made me feel afterwards. Exhausted, tired and damn pleased with myself.

    To those blessed with amazing bodies by dieting and hanging on the couch…God I envy you. In the meantime I’ll be sweating it out.