Do you know who happens to be the July cover lady for Self magazine?
Yep, Ms. Jillian ‘personal trainer extraordinaire’ Michaels sports a sassy little pair of orange boy shorts on the front of the latest issue.
The article, which I happened to read last night, was wonderful. As you might expect, Jillian shares her always brilliant wisdom and knowledge. And while I am not a fan of The Biggest Loser show (it really fosters unrealistic expectations), I do happen to think Jillian rocks. And after running my eyes over this piece, I found myself liking her even more.
So what did she have to say for herself?
Along with talk about the series which made her famous, Jillian discusses how we might become, if you will, big winners.
Whatever you dream about for yourself is truly possible. You can do and be anything!Believe this!
Being fit helps you feel stronger, not just physically, but mentally and emotionally. It’s empowering.
Be happy with who you are and love yourself.
Jillian also shared some of her typical eats with the Self staff:
Breakfast - "Breakfast is usually whole-grain Ezekiel English Muffins with almond butter," she says. "And I eat two whole English Muffins, about 500 calories."
Lunch - "For lunch, I'll usually have some sort of fish and veggies."
Dinner - "I try to cut out carbs whenever possible," Michaels says of her final meal. "And I eat organic whenever possible. I work with organic chefs who help me on my website and we create recipes and test them out. I eat fish a lot."
Snacks - "I'll have hummus and carrot sticks or chips and salsa or an orange and raw almonds or Brazil nuts," she says. "A little bit of protein and a little bit of carbs."
And she even likes to get her sweet on - "I try to get my dark chocolate in somewhere throughout the day," she admits. "I have to have it. I work it into my calorie allowance and I will always have 200 calories of chocolate...always!"
Jillian is also a fan of keeping it real - "The things that are in Doritos! That thing is like a cancer wafer. I'll pass. I'll have baked corn chips instead."