UPDATE UPDATE

Wow, after several years ive decided to try and resurrect this little blog of mine. I recently told a friend I missed having a place to write. Then out of nowhere a blog "challenge" if you will came about on a public group im in. So here I am and I'm going to try and keep this thing going. Bare with me as I make changes and update content. Feel free to sift through my old posts, you just might learn something new about me....

Friday, April 23, 2010

Jillian Michaels on weight and pregnancy....

All I can say is wow.  Kris told me "Jillian is going to adopt" and I said "oh yeah, where did you read that" and he told me to go to yahoo.com.  So I did and started reading the article.... you can find it for yourself HERE.

Now, I hope you all took a minute to look at that, but if not I will sum it up for you.  Let me first remind you who Jillian is... she is the well known personal trainer on The Biggest Loser.  She is someone who often makes contestants get in touch with their real problems, they usually cry around her - because of a breakthrough emotionally or because she scares them is up for interpretation - and she often works people to the point of vomiting.  She even has said she likes to make people cry and throw up.  Now, I believe she does this with tough love in mind.  She wants the person to push harder than before to really see what they can accomplish.  I do think she gets some pleasure out of making people cry though.  She seems like a controller to me.

Okay so back to that article above.  She is quoted as saying "I'm going to adopt. I can't handle doing that to my body" - now this article doesn't say if she elaborated on that or not, but I have some major issues with that statement.  I sure hope it was taken out of context, for her sake.  If she prides herself with being able to get people in shape and to eat healthy, shouldn't she be okay with her own body image?  I would hope that she has enough will power to gain a reasonable about of weight and to keep herself active during pregnancy.  Many women get pregnant and gain little weight and stay fit right up until birth.  Then they snap back into shape easily.  I was not one of these women, but I would hope that she would see getting pregnant as an opportunity to be a role model.  As a public figure known for her healthy diet and her trim body she could show women how to be fit during pregnancy, she could write another book about it, or heck even make more workout dvds for expecting mothers.

Her next sentence was "Also, when you rescue something, it's like rescuing a part of yourself."  It's one thing to say you want to adopt for a reason like that.  There are a lot of children in need of a good home, I fully support adoption.  I don't support a public health figure saying that pregnancy is bad for the body and that is why she wants to adopt.  It's nature, it's how things happen.  I just hope that when she does adopt she teaches her child better self esteem and that you should love your body no matter what - especially when you are growing god's gift in it. 

I hope I am making sense here.  Hopefully I didn't offend anyone.  I know most my readers are mom's and I just feel that her quote really makes women feel like being pregnant is a bad thing for you, when in reality rearing children is what our body was intended to do.  I guess it just really hit a nerve in me.  I instantly felt I needed to share this and to vent about how it made me feel.  What do you think?  Do you think she was taken out of context? 

4 comments:

Nessa said...

That is sad... really that she thinks it would ruin her body.

June Freaking Cleaver said...

If she had a baby, she'd know how hard it is for the contestants she helps to get back in shape.

I think she could have been a great role model for moms.

Instead, she joins the ranks of other celebrities who choose to adopt rather than mess up their perfect figure.

Maybe Heidi Klum should be the role model for moms?

Mommy's Sippy Cup said...

I like her even less now. I've never been quite a fan of hers, but seriously?? What does she expect. And I agree with the comment above. Maybe she would be able to relate to these women more, and know that it's easier said than done.

Michelle@DomesticationoftheSingleGirl said...

God forbid that little gargoyle ever experience the joy of getting knocked up. That's just for us common folk.

She's obnoxious.

I'm like you. ALL FOR adoption. But I'd rather hear someone simply state the benefits of adoption and why the actual act of adopting is so dear to their heart...instead of 'I couldn't put my body through that' in reference to pregnancy/child birth.

THAT? By THAT do you mean what your body was intended to do??

Like I said. Gargoyle.

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