LOS ANGELES, CA – A celebrity trainer who’s had her share of controversy is adding more fuel to the fire!
Jillian Michaels, trainer for The Biggest Loser, is known for helping those who’ve lost a grip on their fitness get back in shape and love their bodies. Michaels apparently loves her body so much that she would never “ruin” it by getting pregnant.
In the most recent issue of Women’s Health, Michaels admits that she wants kids – just not the natural way. “I’m going to adopt,” she tells the magazine. “I can’t handle doing that to my body. Also, when you rescue something, it’s like rescuing a part of yourself.”
Realizing that her comments have been met with criticism, Michaels took to Facebook to clear up the issue. “There is a misunderstanding circulating in the press on my personal choice to not get pregnant,” she said on her page. “I think that pregnancy is admirable and selfless. For myself, I have remnant body issues left over from childhood which leads me to make adoption my personal choice down the road.”
Those remnant body issues she speaks about are referring to her time as an overweight child. At the age of 12, Michaels tipped the scales at 175 and wasn’t exactly the fittest kid on the block. The thought of ever getting even close to that again perhaps haunts her and hence why she maintains her superior physique.
Michaels show, Losing it with Jillian, is set to debut in the fall of 2011 and is in production with NBC. The fall of 2011 is also when Oprah Winfrey’s show is set to end.
“That’s exactly when Oprah goes off the air,” Michaels says. “I’ve been waiting for that moment. and now that moment is happening.”