Former Biggest Loser star Olivia Ward is pregnant! The season 11 winner shared her exciting baby news this week!
With a busy career and two small children, Jillian Michaels has had to make some adjustments in her life. The Biggest Loser star shares that she had to make some sacrifices when it comes to her workout routine since welcoming Lukensia and Phoenix.
“You learn real quick what matters and what doesn’t. It used to be easy for me to work out, but I don’t have as much time now. I can’t do my 90-minute yoga sessions anymore, so now I cycle in the morning for 30 minutes.”
Jillian shares with InTouch how she’s making sure that her kids will hopefully not have to battle with their weight as they grow older. “I’m teaching them early about healthy food and getting them involved with our meals — they’ll be in our backyard garden, hitting the farmers market with us, cooking dinners. We’ll get them doing activities they love, so fitness is fun.”
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A number of celebrity families headed out on Saturday to attend the 2nd Annual Red CARpet event, which helps to spread the word about the importance of child passenger safety. The event helps raise the public’s knowledge of an unseen and widespread epidemic. September 17th-22nd is National Child Passenger Safety Week.
Safe Kids Worldwide joined sponsor Britax and host Ali Landry for this important public awareness event. The event benefits Safe Kids, a non-profit whose mission is to prevent unintentional childhood injury. During the event, a team of certified technicians installed more than 30 Britax car and booster seats in vehicles for VIPs and celebrities.
Attendees included event host Ali Landry, Tiffani Thiessen, Alison Sweeney, Constance Zimmer, Marla Sokoloff, Briana Culberson & Vicki Gunvalson of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Lindsay Sloane, Sarah Lancaster, Marisol Nichols, Ian Ziering and baby expert Dr. Harvey Karp.
Activities for the event included a giant trampoline, face painting, a Nestle Reading Nook, Lakeshore Learning activity table, and bean bag toss.
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Jillian Michaels graces the cover of Redbook magazine’s October issue where she opens up about why she chose to leave Biggest Loser after 11 seasons and discusses her ongoing adoption of a baby from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
On the two years it’s taken to adopt a baby from the Democratic Republic of the Congo:
I’ve watched friends congratulate me on [starting] the process, get pregnant themselves, have a baby, and then their baby’s crawling. People are lapping me. My best friend just told me she’s pregnant, and of course I’m ecstatic, but I’m also like, Uhhh! [gestures stabbing herself]. Like, I want my kid to be playing with your kids! It’s just a nightmare.
On How she decided to leave The Biggest Loser:
I’ve wanted to be in daytime television for a long time, because that’s where you can convey a message. On prime time, it’s like Jersey Shore and The Desperate Housewives of Some Dumb-ass County. It’s just train-wreck television. And it rates. [On The Biggest Loser] I would have long conversations with contestants about unearthing stuff from their past, and none of it would air. They grunt, they cry, I’m like, “You can do it,” they say, “I believe in myself,” and the scene’s over.
On whether she tried having a child naturally:
Turns out I had PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). But at a young age, I didn’t know if I wanted kids, so I didn’t really care. Then I got older, and I watched friends go through IVF, with years of hormones and devastation and disappointment, and I remember thinking God wants something different for me. If I choose to pursue this path, I’ll adopt. And when I was finally ready to go for it, I thought, This is going to be so easy. I am such an a—hole. I had nooo idea. I mean you’re just waiting…If it’s not done by this November, I’m going to take my shot with foster care.
On advice to women on facing their fear of change:
They have to trust. I can’t tell you how many people tried to talk me out of leaving [The Biggest Loser]. Everyone. People are really fear-based, and many have this monkey-bar approach to life, like you can’t leave one spot until you’re holding on to the next monkey bar. But by going straight to the next thing, you never get time to reflect or to create space for what’s right.
To read the entire interview, the issue hits newsstands on September 13.
(Photo Credit: Sheryl Nields for REDBOOK)
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