The biggest loser, in my mind, is Jillian Michaels. Why? Because she is so immersed in the superficiality of LOOKING fabulous that she says in Women’s Health magazine that she doesn’t want to become a biological mother, because “I can’t handle doing that to my body.”
Yikes! She can’t handle real life? What happens as she ages, and the skin is no longer taut over her muscles? What happens when her metabolism changes with age? Where will her self esteem be then?
I’m aggravated that an individual who purports to teach people about body image and self esteem would be so negative about the challenge of getting back in shape after childbearing. I’ve done it. Millions of women have done it. This is lousy role modeling. She shouldn’t be coaching others when she is so profoundly fearful of the challenge to her body with motherhood.
Furthermore, she says she’s going to adopt. Really? What happens when that kid’s body isn’t perfect? How is she going to actually mother with her schedule of television shows, DVD shoots, plans for “Losing It With Jillian,” and her own television talk show….AND keeping her body perfect?
We all put our priorities in different places. Hers is superficial. I am shocked that this doesn’t topple her media house. In fact, I think this would be a career killer for someone who is supposed to be an inspiration, primarily to women. Go figure.TrackBack URI