Losing It with Jillian Michaels

Watch Jillian move in with the Vivio family in last night’s episode here and check out an emotional highlight as Jillian defends on the Vivio family at a local school. We also have two deleted scenes from the episode, which you didn’t see on air! Look ahead to next week, when Jillian faces a tall task – she has to fight culture and unhealthy habits as she moves on to a Native American reservation!

Leadership Class
Jillian speaks to Elijah's eighth grade leadership class about respect and acceptance of yourself and others.

The Barn
Before Jillian moves in the cats have to move out.

U-Turn LaVern
LaVern teaches Jillian how to report the traffic.

Changing a Nation
Jillian must change one person before she can change a nation.


"Live with Passion." Anthony Robbins

Mental Monday

I am a big supporter of clean-healthy-eats, and have seen the results of eating clean whole-foods, and eliminating processed or chemically-engineered foods. One of my pet peeves lately is the HFCS commercials all over TV ... yes, HFCS is just like sugar, and is fine in moderation. The problem is that it's in EVERYTHING. The following article does a great job comparing HFCS vs Sugar. I completely agree with the author's verdict, and follow it to the letter, myself. Let me know what you think in the comments below!


My work has also motivated me to put a lot of time into seeking out good food and to spend more money on it. Michael Pollan

High-Fructose Corn Syrup vs Sugar

Is high-fructose corn syrup worse for you than sugar? Researchers at Princeton University think so. But the American Medical Association and most dietitians say no. AOL Health contributor and nutritionist Victoria Stein examines the issue.

Before we delve into the debate, let's review some basic chemistry. Sugar and HFCS share the same biochemistry. The main difference is that HFCS is manufactured from corn syrup (primarily glucose), which undergoes enzymatic processing to increase the fructose content and is then mixed with glucose. Pure sugar is also composed of glucose and fructose but in marginally different concentrations. Both are calorie dense (with about 16 per teaspoon) with no nutrients.

Thanks to corn subsidies, HFCS has become a cheap alternative to sugar and is often added to processed foods and soft drinks -- substances that offer little nutritional value and, when consumed in excess, contribute to weight gain. But whether HFCS has distinct adverse health effects is less obvious.

Critics believe HFCS plays a direct role in obesity by disrupting normal metabolic functions. According to a recently published Princeton study, rats fed a diet rich in HFCS accumulated more belly fat and had higher levels of circulating triglycerides (i.e., fat) -- both of which are factors in metabolic syndrome, a precursor to heart disease -- than their sugar-fed peers. However, a number of nutrition experts dispute these findings, suggesting that the data produced inconsistent results. Previous studies have shown that fructose is metabolized differently than glucose and excessive amounts of fructose interfere with appetite-regulating hormones and lead to increased fat accumulation. But HFCS is not any higher in fructose than table sugar -- both are about 50 percent glucose and 50 percent fructose. And an excess of either is unhealthy.

The HFCS Image Makeover
HFCS has become the latest health villain, and consumers have begun to demand that manufacturers remove it from popular processed foods. Starbucks has eliminated HFCS and trans fats from all of its products, and PepsiCo introduced a "throwback" version of Pepsi and Mountain Dew that replaced HFCS with sugar.

Meanwhile, the Corn Refiners Association is busy trying to give HFCS an image makeover. In 2008, the CRA launched a multimillion-dollar media campaign with the goal of destigmatizing and educating consumers about HFCS.

The ads all play upon a similar theme: one character scolding another for using HFCS but unable to come up with a reason why. After the first character trips over his words for a few seconds, the other jumps in to correct him: "What do they say? That it's made from corn, nutritionally the same as sugar, and fine in moderation".

Audrae Erickson, president of the Corn Refiners Association, wants to help consumers make informed decisions.

"It's always been calories in, calories out, and singling out any one ingredient or food or beverage in our overall diet only misleads consumers," she says. "If we single out any element of the food supply and say if you just stop consuming this -- whatever this is -- it suggests to people that they'll get skinny. We all know that's very misleading and not helpful."

How HFCS and Sugar Can Hurt Your Health
What we do know is that as excessive sugar intake (in any form) increases, so does risk of diabetes and heart disease. We also know that liquids do not register the same way as solid food, and people rarely compensate for those extra calories by eating less. As people drink more sugar-sweetened beverages, they gain more weight and, as a result, are at a greater risk of developing diabetes and heart disease.

Sugar-sweetened beverages are the main source of added sugar and the leading source of calories in our diet. When added to drinks, all sweeteners -- including natural ones like brown sugar, sugar in the raw, agave syrup and honey -- contribute empty calories. Since 1980, calorie intake has increased by an average of 150 to 300 calories per day with about half of those calories coming from liquids -- sugar-sweetened beverages in particular. During the same period, there has been no change in physical activity levels. Simply put, Americans are eating more and exercising the same.

The American Heart Association recommends Americans limit their sugar intake to half of their discretionary calorie allowance -- about 100 calories per day for women and 150 calories per day for men (or about five and nine teaspoons respectively). To put that in perspective, one 12-ounce can of Pepsi contains 150 calories and about eight teaspoons of added sugar. But it's worth noting that the same amount of orange juice has 165 calories and more than eight teaspoons of sugar, albeit in its natural form. If you're looking to add vitamins and minerals, the OJ is the smarter choice, but if weight maintenance is your goal, you should steer clear of both. When it comes to energy, it's unlikely that your body registers natural sugar any differently than table sugar or HFCS.

Marion Nestle, NYU professor of nutrition and author of "Food Politics" and "What to Eat", agrees that it's a matter of too many calories, rather than one particular food.

"The public now puts HFCS in the same category as trans fats: poison (it's not; it's just sugars)," says Nestle. "Biochemically, it is about the same as table sugar (both have about the same amount of fructose and calories), but it [HFCS] is in everything and Americans eat a lot of it -- nearly 60 pounds per capita in 2006, just a bit less than pounds of table sugar. HFCS is not a poison, but eating less of any kind of sugar is a good idea these days."

The American Medical Association agrees. In 2008, the organization issued a statement maintaining that HFCS does not contribute more to obesity than other sweeteners.

The Verdict
As a dietitian, I shun foods and drinks with HCFS because I don't think anything manufactured in a lab belongs on our dinner plate. But whether the body differentiates between HFCS and sugar is unclear. While the jury is still out on what (if anything) HFCS does to us, it's always best to eat foods that are as close to their natural form as possible.

Bottom line: Eat less high-fructose corn syrup and, while you're at it, cut back on the sugar, too.

Written by Victoria Stein
Originally Published on www.aolhealth.com on April 26,2010

Recipe of the Week

My son LOVES to cook, and found this recipe on WholeFoodsMarket.com over the weekend. He's also become quite the grillmaster, so we threw a couple of ears of corn on the grill, and whipped it up in minutes! It was absolutely delish! The great part is that it's gluten-free (you gotta try it out, Bets!) and vegetarian too!

P.S. We did one minor deviation from the original recipe in that we never add salt and pepper to a dish - we add it to taste on our own individual portions, and we skipped the ricotta salata. Enjoy!


You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth. Shira Tehrani

Grilled Corn Salad with Green Beans and Tomatoes

Serves 8

Next time you have the grill warmed up, throw on some extra corn on the cob to make this easy summer side dish. It's a great complement to any outdoor party.

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
4 ears corn, grilled
1 pound green beans, blanched and cooled
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup basil leaves, thinly shredded
4 ounces ricotta salata, shaved

Prepare vinaigrette by whisking together mustard, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Cut kernels off corn cobs and put in a large bowl. Add beans, tomatoes, onion and basil. Drizzle vinaigrette over and toss to combine. Top with ricotta salata and serve.

Per serving (about 6oz/179g-wt.): 160 calories (90 from fat), 9g total fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 210mg sodium, 16g total carbohydrate (4g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), 4g protein

Recipe from Whole Foods Market

Wordless Wednesday


Education means inspiring someone’s mind, not just filling their head. Katie Lusk

Losing It with Jillian Michaels

The wonderful Maggie just sent me the latest batch of videos, and I can't wait to share them with you!

Jillian moved in with the Northern family tonite, watch as she tries to turn things around and help out the family in the highlight clip below and the full episode here. Next week, Jillian moves in with the Vivio family, watch a preview below!

Quitters No More
Kim, Patrick, Ameer and Ameers thank Jillian for getting their family back on track.

The Vivio Family
Jillian helps a 14-year-old break out of his shell.


It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt

Mental Monday

Healthy Vacation Tips for Summer Travel

No matter how you plan to get there, traveling can be a fairly overwhelming adventure for some. All the planning, budgeting, shopping, packing and even arranging a sitter for the dog can leave you feeling like you really do need a vacation. Not to add one more thing to your crazed pre-trip task list, but we don’t want you to forget to keep your health in mind.

You’ve likely spent the first half of the year shedding winter weight and eyeing that hot new bikini so that you could take this trip without worrying about love handles and arm jiggle. So don’t hang up your hat now. Taking your diet and fitness habits on the road with you is as good an idea as packing your passport and plane tickets.

You might ask “How do I balance the lazy days of vacation with not falling off the wagon?” Well, the answer is you do just that – balance. Whether at home, the beach or some place in between, a healthy lifestyle is all about practicing balance and moderation. We’ll show you how.

If you’re traveling by plane, try this:

Stock Your Carry-On. Carry sturdy fruit like apples or bananas, raw nuts, whole grain crackers, crunchy veggies and even some dark chocolate. You won’t feel hungry on the plane and hand over five bucks for a canister of potato chips or a giant cookie.

Stay Hydrated. Ask for water or club soda with lime, and forgo the rest of the drinks from the calorie cart. With plane germs and the altitude change, you’ll be doing your body three favors in one by sipping H2O.

Watch the Seat Belt Light. When the pilot turns it off, get up and move! As long as the calorie cart isn’t blocking the aisle, you can walk laps. On a longer flight, do this once an hour for about five minutes.

If you’re traveling by car, do this:

Plan a Picnic. Skipping road-side fast-food will save calories, money and even add an element of fun to your trip. Fill a cooler with sandwich making, then stop at a road-side picnic spot for turkey sandwiches on wheat bread, fresh veggies and hummus and a fruit salad.

Be a Tourist. Try to stop every one to two hours to walk and stretch. Small towns that dot the interstate make great pit-stops and photo opps.

Stay Hydrated. Again, keep drinking that water! Each time you stop to refuel the car, refuel yourself. Take reusable water bottles and refill with water in the gas station.

When you’ve reached your destination, do this:

Keep Moving. Plan activities that require you to move. Whether that be golf, tennis, kayaking, swimming or even a stroll to a tourist hot-spot, doing more than lounging all day will burn those vacation calories.

Indulge… Just a Little. Don’t make every single meal a vacation celebration. You’ll no doubt hit local dives and even splurge on a fancy dinner or two, but you don’t have to do it three times a day for a week. If you eat at a greasy beach spot for lunch, have a lighter dinner. If you order a bottle of wine with dinner, skip dessert.

Sleep. One of the best things you can do for your body is stay rested. With the hustle and bustle of getting to your destination, the jam-packed vacation schedule, new time zones and even dietary changes, your vacation can take a toll on your body. Take advantage of your time off and squeeze in a nap, and try to get as much quality sleep at night as possible.

From www.dietsinreview.com by Brandi, Senior Editor
Originally published on April 19, 2010


"Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with." Leighton

Former Fat Girl of the Week

Former Fat Girl of the Week is a place for us to come to celebrate and learn from the success and achievements of one another. Former Fat Girls of the Week are regular women like you and me, living normal lives, but are extraordinarily inspirational. This is their time to shine, and I hope you are as inspired by them as I am.

Name: Demesha Wright
Age: 24
Occupation: Senior Relationship Banker
Blog: Potter's Clay

What's your weight/fitness story?

I started in February 2009 at 342.2 lbs and have since lost 134 lbs followed by gaining 14 back. I started with Weight Watchers for 2 months and successfully shed my first 25 lbs before growing wings and learning how to fly on my own. I then joined a weight loss competition and hosted two competitions of my own at my job where we've lost nearly 200 lbs as a group. In July I met a group of amazing women through facebook who have become my support system (I love you Ali, Valerie, Courtney, Anna & Kristin). We have a group called F.I.T. "Finding Inspiration Together" where we seek to encourage others along the way while challenging ourselves in the process.

Mesha, before

Right now I'm experiencing my first big "speed bump" on my journey. Since reaching my one year anniversary, seems like I've experienced a lot of struggles. I lost 15 pounds after that date but then gained 14 of them back. I'm currently learning how to embrace my set-backs with the same positive outlook as my successes.

I'm living life and learning along the way, part of what a lifestyle is truthfully about. I found myself ashamed and embarrassed of my gain over the last month but the moment I opened up about my experience, it's brought nothing but encouragement for me and others as well.

The newest thing I'm learning on this journey is that no one is perfect and people find encouragement in our failures because they recognize that they aren't the only ones who have a "bad day," or in my case, "bad month." You only fail if you never fall and never get back up!

What was your turning point and/or "Ah-ha!" moment?

My "Ah-ha!" moment was when I watched my first episode of The Biggest Loser (Season 7) and realized that Kristin Steede, the heaviest on the show up to that date was only 20 lbs heavier than my current weight. This was supposed to be an "extreme" weight loss reality TV show and it was so close to my reality that the only thing extreme was the feeling I received in my gut when it all hit me that those contestants, they were ME.

I had tried for so long to ignore all 340+ lbs of ME and I was really faced with seeing the hard truth of it through other people that day. I was unhealthy. I was unhappy. I was severely obese and still climbing.

How has losing weight/being healthy & fit changed your life?

It's daily teaching me how to love & respect myself and those around me as well. The Bible tells us "love our neighbor as yourself," but if we don't know how to love ourselves, how are we going to know how to love our neighbor in that manner?

The decision to make this lifestyle change has been one of the best things I could have ever done for myself. I now have something I can be proud of "me" for. I am now able to run and play with the kids at church and participate in physical activities without always being the one sitting on the sidelines. I can sleep without abnormal fears of heart attack and premature death. I am able to confidently meet new people without secretly being ashamed of my weight, not that I'm even CLOSE to my goal weight yet, but I know where I was and where I am now and it's enough to make me proud whether or not others even know the story.

Mesha, now

It's given me confidence and increased my level of self esteem. I've grown a heart of love & compassion for others struggling with weight issues and strive to encourage and motivate them along the way. I now know to "never say never," there is so much I am capable of doing if I put faith and action together.

How often do you exercise?

4-5x a week

What is your favorite workout?

I have a love/hate relationship with the stairmaster! I feel like I get the best results in the least amount of time. However, my FAVORITE workout would be Zumba.

What 5 food items are "must haves" in your kitchen?

Sandwich Thins, Eggs, Fiber Plus bars, Ground Turkey, Yogurt

What is your favorite motivational/inspirational quote?

"If you aren't failing, you aren't trying hard enough." ~Jillian Michaels

What is your greatest accomplishment?

September 27, 2009 - 100 lbs lost in 8 months

Are you working towards a particular goal we can support you in (upcoming races, events, etc)?

Disney Princess Half Marathon in March 2011

What are the last 5 songs played on your iPod?

Francesca Batistelli: It's Your Life; Lecrae: Joyful Noise; Thousand Foot Krutch: Move; Miley Cyrus: The Climb; Pearlescent Shepherds: Citizens

Anything else you'd like to add?

Losing weight isn't easy, but overcoming the mental/emotional battle is where the majority of the struggle lies. I read once that your mind will give up long before your body ever will. Every day you've got to realize - this is a lifestyle, not a diet.

It's not the end of the world if I have a sweet treat today or missed a workout. Take it one day at a time and remember everyday you start with a clean plate. Don't beat yourself up for what happened yesterday.

Having support and encouragement from those around me has been a huge blessing on my journey, there really is power in numbers BUT we can't ever forget that when it comes to weight loss, at the end of the day YOU are the only one who can make it happen. No one else can do it for you.

I am so thrilled to feature Mesha as my Former Fat Girl of the Week! So much of Mesha's journey rings true within my own journey, particularly finding balance, and overcoming the mental challenges of living a healthier lifestyle. Thank you Mesha for sharing your motivational and encouraging story with us! Please be sure to visit Mesha's blog or add her as a friend on Facebook!


Fitness Friday

Bikini Beach Body Workout for Summer

Well, it’s almost summer again, which means the sometimes dreaded swimsuit season is here. If you have not already stepped up your workouts a little by now, it’s sure time to do so.

Many people often get the misconception that doing hundreds of crunches will get that flat, sexy stomach. Not true. Crunches do, however, work the core endurance and will obviously help. Fat and muscle are two different types of tissue. You need to burn the fat tissue in order achieve the so-called “bikini belly.”

Diet and cardio are the most important ingredients in loss and toning. Weight training is the third ingredient. In order to be successful, you need a combination of all three of these.

Your diet is the biggest part of what you need to focus on for the next couple weeks. Cut the calories, carbohydrates, fat, and the sodium. Don’t skip eating, but keep your portion sizes under control.

Cardiovascular training is anything that gets the heart rate up for an extended amount of time. Pick your poison, but try to keep the heart rate up for at least 30 to 60 minutes, four to six days a week. I recommend performing cardio first thing in the morning to jump start your metabolism, which will burn more calories throughout the day.

Weight training is also very important. The core and bra line are two of the most common problem areas, and the exercise routine below will help you target these areas.

The core consists of several different muscles that stabilize the spine, pelvis and run the entire length of the torso. These muscles provide a solid foundation for movement in the extremities (arms and legs). The muscles that make up the core are rectus abdominis, erector spinae, multifidus, internal/external obliques, transverse abdominis, hip flexors (which consist of several muscles as well), and the glutes. Training the core muscles corrects postural imbalances that can lead to injuries. But, the biggest benefit of core training is to develop functional fitness, essential to both daily living and regular activities.

The bra-line area consists of a few main muscle groups. I am going to discuss the main two.

First, the latissimus dorsi (side of the back, or wings) is the main muscle group and pretty much the focus of the exercises below. This muscle is used for just about everything. If you ever go bowling and the muscle close to your arm pit is sore, that’s the latissimus dorsi. Second, the rhomboids (shoulder blade muscles) play a huge role as well. This muscle is used primarily for retraction or pulling something into your body; rowing for example.

Bikini Beach Body Workout:

Cardio: 30 to 60 minutes

Lat Pull-Downs: Do three sets of 12. These work the latissimus dorsi and target the bra-line area.

Push-ups: Do three sets of 12. These hit the chest and triceps.

Lunges: Do three sets of 12. These target the hamstrings and glutes. Great for lower body strength and endurance.

Elbow Plank: Do three sets of 30 to 60 seconds. These help improve the entire core strength and endurance.

Elbow Side Plank: Do three sets of 30 to 60 seconds. These target your obliques.

One Arm Dumbbell Row: Do three sets of 12. These target the rhomboids and latissimus dorsi.

Triceps Rope Extension: Do three sets of 12. These focus on your triceps.

Body Weight Squats: Do three sets of 25. These target the entire lower body, as well as increasing your heart rate.

Bicycle Crunches: Do three sets of 100. These hit the entire core region, including the upper and lower abdominals.

From www.dietsinreview.com, by Fitness Expert Matt
Originally published on May 11th, 2010

What kind of blogger would I be if I posted special Fitness Friday workouts, and didn't do them myself? Not a very good one, eh?

So here's my review of the Bikini Beach Body Workout for Summer ...

In a nutshell, it's a killer workout! I started with 45 minutes of cardio (15 mins stairclimber, 30 mins HIIT on the elliptical), then created circuits out of the remaining exercises:

A1: Lat Pull-Downs, 30 lbs
A2: Push-ups
A3: Lunges
A4: Elbow Plank (30 seconds)
A5: Bicyle Crunches (100)
*Repeated this circuit 3 times

B1: One Arm Dumbbell Row with 12 lb dumbbells
B2: Triceps Rope Extention, 20 lbs
B3: Body Weight Squats (25)
B4: Elbow Side Plank 30 seconds
B5: Bicycle Crunches (100)
*Repeated this circuit 3 times

The entire workout took me about 1.5 hrs this morning, and I was a hot, sweaty mess when I was done. My heartrate stayed up the entire workout, and I felt really accomplished when I was done. Surprisingly, I really enjoyed this workout, and suggest everyone give it a try, if anything, just to mix things up a bit!

What I most appreciated about the article is the declaration that diet and cardio are the most important ingredients to weight loss. I'll go a bit further to say it's 80% diet, and 20% workout (cardio/weight training). :) We'll talk more about that at a later date ... my workout has made me late for work! lol



"We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water." Sister Busche

Recipe of the Week

With my never ending quest for quick and easy clean-eating recipes, I was overjoyed to discover this recipe in email box courtesty of DietsInReview.com weekly newsletter. My kids LOVE sloppy joes, and with summer here, who wants to spend hours in the kitchen? This recipe is a great make-ahead meal, that will allow you to "heat and eat" in 15 minutes or less!

Vegetarian Sloppy Joes
Serves 10

2-1/2 cups beef flavored TVP crumbles (frozen)
1/2 cup diced onion
1/4 cup diced green pepper
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2-1/2 cup ketchup
2/3 cup water
1/4 cup brown sugar
5 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
5 tsp. mustard
1-1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1-1/4 tsp. onion powder
10 hamburger buns

No real directions other than to heat and mix everything up, and serve!

Recipe Credit: Christine Watson, RD, LDN

Life has been going well this week, I've gotten clearance from my doctor to resume workouts (THANK GOD!), and I'm clearing out my kitchen of all the junk foods that infiltrated my home.

My son started football this week, and my daughter is full into gymnastics/tumbling, and they are both on the same page with me in regards to getting clean, healthy foods into our home. At 13 and 9, they have a wisdom and knowledge of health and wellness that I didn't acquire until a few years ago. I'm beyond proud of them, and of myself for setting a good example for them to follow!


"I am only one, But still I am one. I cannot do everything, But still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do." Edward Everett Hale

Losing It with Jillian Michaels

The wonderful Maggie has sent me another great batch of clips from last night's Losing It with Jillian Michaels to share with all of my lovely readers!

Jillian moved in with the May family and turns their life around, watch their transformation in the clip below and the full episode here. And, look ahead to next week’s episode with the Northern family!

Letting Go
Jillian tries to help Ruth realize the importance of letting go.

The Northern Family
Jillian whips this family into shape.


"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing." Albert Einstein

Wordless Wednesday


A healthier life and weight loss starts between your ears; you have to face the root of why you have become overweight and confront yourself in the mirror and be honest with yourself.

Your help is needed!!!

Hey everyone! One of our friends in weight loss needs your help!

Round Three of the Kansas City Weight Loss Challenge starts now ... The field has been narrowed to 24 potential contestants. Your vote will choose the final 12 people that will compete in the Challenge! Meet the top 24 applicants and vote for who you want to see in round three! Voting is now open and will end Tuesday, June 15th at 5:00pm.


First: Click on the image above to get to the Kansas City Fitness Magazine Facebook Page.

Second: Click the "Like" button to become a fan of Kansas City Fitness Magazine.

Third: View the Round 3 photo album, and click on Demesha Wright's photo (2nd row, last photo on the right). Or you can click here to vote for Mesha! It's as simple as that!

Let's get Mesha into the finals!!! This young woman has a heart of gold, and has made an incredible change in her life already - let's help her see her journey through!


Losing It with Jillian Michaels

Good morning!

Watch Jillian move in with the Jones family in last night’s episode. I also have a highlight clip and two deleted scenes, that you didn’t see in the episode, which show off the progress that Jillian and the Jones’ made last night.


Jones Family Bonding
Jillian concludes her week in Cambridge with a family bonding and goal sharing activity.

Training for a 5K
Jillian takes a nap while Debra and her co-workers start training for a 5K.

Jillian on Skates
Jillian steps outside of her comfort zone and joins Jordan on the ice to play a little hockey.

Losing It with Jillian Michaels

Good morning!

Last night our hostess-with-the-mostess Jillian Michaels stopped by the Tonight Show for some quality time with Jay Leno, where she discussed her series… and not letting Jay get away with anything. Check out the clips below, and we’ll see you tonight for an all-new episode of “Losing It with Jillian” at 10/9c!

Jillian Michaels
Part 1: Jillian Michaels stands-up Jay.

Jillian Michaels continued
Part 2: Jillian Michaels talks house ghost and new NBC show Losing It with Jillian.

Are You Ready?

Ok, seriously, I need to get my rear back in gear. I've been using a few health issues as an excuse to feel sorry for myself, and I'm DONE with this pity party! Time to get back on track, do what I know I gotta do, and get this job done.

I'm going to start by getting some mental motivation by re-listening to Bob Harper's audiobook, "Are You Ready!" Who wouldn't love listen to Bob's sweet voice? :)

I'm also reposting my photo of Bob and me from my trip to LA for the BL6 finale ... this photo represents one of my best days ever, and remembering that feeling will hopefully rekindle the fire of desire back inside of me!

Who's with me?


P.S. Nothing's better than Bob Harper himself commenting on my facebook album that our photo together is cute :)

Losing It with Jillian Michaels

Good morning!

Watch the highlight clip from last night as the Mastropietro family sets their goals, or watch them battle through with Jillian’s help in last night’s episode, which can be streamed here. Next week Jillian knows that failure is not an option when she joins the Jones family, who lost a father to obesity – see a preview of the episode below.

Family Goals
Jillian asks each family member to state a goal they want to achieve.

The Jones Family
Failure is not an option for this family of three.

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