OKLAHOMA CITY-Personal trainer, entrepreneur and best-selling author Jillian Michaels was in Oklahoma city today. You may remember her from NBC’s reality TV show the biggest loser.
Michaels was the featured speaker at the "Speaker in theCity" event put on by the junior league of Oklahoma city.
She dished out motivation on reality TV for several seasons, Sunday she brought her message to Oklahoma City.
“It’s about attempting to achieve your best life,” said Michaels.
As a personal trainer and mother, Jillian Michaels says there are several ways to do that.
“The simple answer is to re-identify, define and emotionally connect with the reasons you want to get fit in the first place. Those are the things that carry you through all the work with the goals.
Michaels says realizing that as you change as a woman, so will your opportunities for exercise. Balancing being a mom and taking time for fitness can be tough.
“It’s not going to be perfect. You are not going to get to that 90-minute yoga class. You are not going to be able to go for those long runs along the river. If you can get 4 half hours and really make them count that can make a difference,” she said.
She also recommends making family time part of your fitness routine.
“Be physically active with your family. Can you go for a bike ride can you go skiing? Trade off with your spouse. I go to the gym this night and you go this night and we will meet at home,” she said.
Michaels is also making changes in her personal life. She has a new reality tv show starting soon called Just Jillian.
“It’s my real life, my real friends my real family. What I hope it is going is normalizing the real struggles that we have as modern day people who try to be the best mother, the best daughter, the best coworker,” she said.
Concepts Michaels says we can all relate too and she gave special thanks to those who made it possible to get that message out.
“If I could just give a shout out to the women of the Oklahoma City Junior League. They are a great group of women doing great things,” she said.
Money raised from today’s event will go back into the community through the Junior League’s health-focused community projects.