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Stop the presses! A weight-loss guru not interested in getting pregnant? No way! I’m totally being sarcastic by the way. Biggest Looser trainer Jillian Michaels set off a media storm when her interview with Women’s Health hit the stands.

The 36-year old trainer stated that “I can’t handle doing that to my body.” Of course, in this society that somehow morphed into I Won’t Ruin My Body with Pregnancy. But that’s a whole other story, and I just don’t want to open that can of worms. So what makes this Jillian Michaels article such a big deal or the supposed implication that pregnancy will mess up your body, so just don’t do it. Um… that’s not what she said at all, and even if she did, why would anyone come to that conclusion?

According to one health expert “She is teaching people about body image and self-esteem. Women who have children all the time and get right back in shape particularly if they exercise,” Dr. Leslie Seppinni, a Los Angeles-based Family Therapist & Clinical Psychologist. “If this is how she truly feels, she should seek counsel before coaching others on issues of body image.”

According to Jillian Michaels, her decision against bearing children also has to do with “emotional issues and physical limitations that have resulted in that conclusion, some I have discussed publicly and some I haven’t.”

Makes sense to me. I mean, her body is her bread and butter. If she loses one pack from that six or her arms get a little flabby, she will no longer be a weight-loss guru. That means, no more Biggest Loser, no more best selling self-help books, no talk show to rival Martha Stewart or Oprah in 2011. Besides it’s not as if she’s throwing the idea of child rearing off table. She does want to adopt.

My question is what gives us the right to judge her decision to NOT get pregnant? If she has these issues, I for one applaud the maturity and thoughtfulness behind her decision. Good for you Jillian Michaels! And good luck!

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