When Being Superwoman Turns into Being Super-Stressed Out: 4 Key Ways to Take Back Your Health

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Something that comes up a lot with women is the concept of self-care and asking for help, understandably.

I think so many of us women want to be able to do it all, have it all, and be it all, and that kind of self-induced pressure can eventually leave us feeling emotionally drained, lonely and …

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How to Get Your Ass Out Of Bed & Work Out in the Morning

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From the ages of 22 to 27, I worked 70+ hours a week as a full-time fitness professional — personal training 12 clients/day, teaching 15 group fitness classes and managing a university fitness center. I loved it. But what I didn’t love (besides the fact that I had no time to start my online business) was … …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/09/23/get-up/

How to Quit Needing to “Be on a Plan” Every Second

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Stepping off stage after winning my first figure competition in 2006 was an amazing feeling. Months of hard work, sacrifice, tighter nutrition than I ever thought possible and more miles logged on the treadmill than ever. Ahhh, sweet accomplishment: leanest body ever, killer photos to commemorate the experience and the knowledge that I had done something that …

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3 Ways I Used Kettlebells to Improve My 5k Time

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Ahhh running, you devil you! I love you, I hate you. I love to hate you.

Back in 2004, I ran my first 5k. And I don’t know about you guys, but when I’m running, all I want is for the actual running part to be over, so I typically run fast as possible for as …

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Should You Play to Your Strengths or Bring Up Your Weaknesses?

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There are two schools of thought when it comes to time management, priorities and self-improvement.

Some people say it’s wise to work to improve the ways in which you are not operating optimally in the world. In other words, spending time bringing up your weaknesses is time well spent because you can “fill in your …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/09/03/strengths/

5 Tools to Ensure You Actually *Do* the Exercise You Know You’re Supposed To

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If you’re a personal trainer, or you are an exercise buff or if you’ve even taken a general health or exercise 101 class in college, you have probably heard of the F.I.T.T. Model for how to create workouts. F.I.T.T. stands for frequency, intensity, time (or duration) and type. This is a simple starting point for putting …

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Define Your “Healthy”

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I’m not going to lie–up until a few years ago, I kind of sort of hated the term “healthy.” It felt so … blah. Like, vague and boring and like something your grandmother would care about. For me, throughout my 20’s, it was very simple: Lean = good, worthy. Not lean = fat, worthless, insignificant …

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6 Ways to Achieve Real, Lasting Results: “To-Do’s” vs. “How-To’s”

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I’ve noticed something over the last few years in the fitness and nutrition industry–we are all constantly collecting more and more and mooooore “to-do’s.”

We ask our friends, “Did you hear about that oil swishing thing??” or we ask our personal trainer, “I should be doing more yoga, right?” or we ask our friend who’s into …

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Hacking Your Cravings: How To Use Taste & Bulk to Your Advantage

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If one more person tells me to go take a hot bath instead of drink wine, I am going to strangle them. 

Well, not really, but I do think that the current tools out there to handle cravings are getting pretty lip-service-y. Want some chips? Just stretch on the floor during commercials! Ice cream? Read …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/08/04/craving-solution/

{New Workout} Beginner to Kettlebells? I Was Too!

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Okay, okay. Today I have to swallow my pride and admit that I actually don’t know everything there is to know about exercise. In fact, if my old ways are any indication, the thing I know the most about it how to be a Cardio Queen :-\ BUT. It’s been a long time since the …

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8 Easy Nutritional Switches That Prevent You From Binging

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Note: I should have just called this post “The Way I Eat” because now, having seen the final blog, it really is all my moderation tips and tricks in one place. I use all of these tactics to navigate my eating and use mindfulness and self-trust and an abundance mindset to make great choices wherever …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/07/24/satisfaction/

#Selfie Shame

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I’ve been wanting to write this post for a few months now since I’ve been experiencing a bit of an internal battle, and I thought since my 10-Week Mindset Makeover is launching today, that it would be a good time to share a few really raw inner thoughts I’ve been having lately. Maybe this is …

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33 Ways to Live a Richer, More Meaningful Life

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Since I started JillFit almost 4 years ago, my entire life has changed. From the obvious (online business versus desk job) to the subtle (victim mindset vs. possibility mindset). It’s been an amazing ride so far (and it’s still going), and it’s neat to see all the changes.

One shift I’ve made over the last …

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Are You Addicted to Coffee? (+ 4 Ways to Create More Balance In Your Life)

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During the years of 2003 to 2008, I taught 15-20 group fitness classes a week, and personal trained up to 12 clients at day. I was doing what I call, “The Fitness Hustle” and I loved every minute of it. EXCEPT … how it messed with my energy.

Anyone doing The Fitness Hustle knows that …

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Trusting The Process: 9 Ways Wise People Approach Life

Lately on the JillFit Facebook page, something really interesting has been going on. I’ve been getting a lot of feedback that goes something like this: “Jill, thank you for your words and inspiration, they always make me feel like I am not alone.” or “I can’t tell you how grateful I am to have found …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/06/30/wisdom/

5 Simple Solutions To Maintain Your Weight This Summer

I blogged last year about how I consider *maintaining* your weight to be a success. I mentioned that I would much rather maintain a flat stomach year round with little headache, than labor through weeks of strict dieting for a chance encounter with a 6-pack for a day. Extreme dieting is, well … extreme. And …

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What Someone Thinks About You Is Not Your Business

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I once received an email from a woman who was going through a hard time in her relationship with her husband of 30 years. Without her saying it in so many words, I gleaned that infidelity was somehow involved and she had made the decision to stay with him and they were trying to work …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/06/10/stay-in-your-business/

So, You Think You’re Not Good Enough?

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If you’re like most women, you struggle with some insecurities and self-doubt. On some level, you don’t think you’re good enough.

Maybe you pepper your language with “shoulds” and apologize for being you, or maybe you preface everything with a, “I know I need to be better…” or maybe you self-judge constantly, saying something and …

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The Key to Breaking Your Food Obsession: Exposure

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I am in the middle of launching my 4-Week Food Obsession Boot Camp, which begins this Sunday June 1st, and as I put the finishing touches on the content for the online course, I’m fully realizing the many factors that go into hyperawareness around food. And probably 90% of it is mindset work, with the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/05/29/food-obsession/

Are You Unknowingly Holding Yourself Back? 5 Reasons We Fear Success

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We’ve all heard of the fear of failure. Most of us experience this often, and it manifests in many ways: fear of rejection, fear of not making the cut, fear of not living up to our full potential, fear of exposing our flaws, being ridiculed, etc.

The fear of failure can keep us paralyzed in …

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