How Being Selfish Made Me Kinder and More Patient

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I’ve been wanting to write this piece for a while, but have hesitated because the concept of “selfishness” is a bit tricky, and a bit touchy. Especially for someone like me, who does not have kids, who is able to work for myself, who has created a life (yes, after many many years of grinding) …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2015/05/06/selfish/

Be A Walking Billboard For Female Confidence

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I wanted to write this piece after having a huge aha moment a few weeks ago at The Radiance Retreat.

Jen Sinkler and I were dressing in our hotel room, getting ready for our evening festivities at Neghar‘s house — dinner and mingling with the 50 women in attendance at the retreat. I put on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2015/04/29/female-confidence/

9 Ways To Live Life On Offense

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“If you are not in the process of becoming the person you want to be, you are automatically engaged in becoming the person you don’t want to be.” ~Dale Carnegie

Recently, I’ve been thinking about the art of living. And in the context of living on offense versus defense. In other words, how actively …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2015/03/24/offense/

5 Killer Workouts I’m Loving Right Now (No Cardio Machines Required)

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For the last year, I have not been to the gym.

Well, to a big box gym that is. And for this reformed cardio queen and gym rat, that’s a big change. I have not been on a cardio machine in a year, and I have been loving getting out of my training comfort zone, trying …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2015/03/12/5-tough-workouts/

The Biggest Challenge On Earth: How I Stay Motivated to Exercise

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Ugghhhhh, motivation. WHYYYYY are you so elusive?

I get emails all the time from women asking me to write on motivation and I want to, I really do, but it’s difficult because … sometimes I’m just not that motivated either!

BUT. One of my key beliefs for both results and sanity is consistency. Not consistently …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2015/03/10/motivation/

Finally, Unapologetic About My Thighs (because … WTF?)

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Something super strange and unexpected happened last week: I posted a close-up of my thighs to Instagram.

It was right after this insane workout I did, and my quads were pumped up and my leggings covered in chalk, like this:

I say it was unexpected because it wasn’t until after I posted the pic that I …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2015/03/03/unapologetic/

11 Magical Things That Happen When You Start Taking Action

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“Do not wait: the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.” ~Napoleon Hill

I think Nike got it right.

Ninety percent of anything I have ever learned has come about because …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2015/02/23/taking-action/

I Did My First Bikini Shoot in 4 Years, and Here’s What Happened

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Yesterday I did my first bikini shoot in 4 years. It was a throw-away, like, the photographer said maybe, if we had extra time we’d do it.

A lil’ BTS on the way to the shoot (decided on a more natural look, no professional hair/MU, we’ll see!)

Welp, we had extra time at …

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14 Things You’re Doing That Are Holding You Back

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It’s month #1 in the Best of You Coaching mentorship for 2015, and many of my women are taking steps they have never taken before — sharing openly and honestly in the online space, creating business pages for their brand on Facebook and struggling along with technology that they’re not familiar with — all with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2015/02/06/holding-you-back/

Ask These Two Questions When You Are Overwhelmed and Distracted

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“The key to not feeling rushed is remembering that lack of time is actually lack of priorities.” ~Tim Ferriss

My friend (and JillFit coach) Maryalice Goldsmith, owner of InsideOut Wellness is launching her Pursuing Purpose online training again this week, and when she told me, I immediately asked if I could go through …

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Things To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do

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It’s time to tell the truth — most of us don’t know what the hell we are doing 99% of the time.

Me, you, that gal over there who looks like she has it all figured out, that “perfect family” you know from around town, your parents, whoever. So much of the time, we’re struggling …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2015/01/27/what-to-do/

A Case for Hunger & How to Deal with It

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The concept of hunger has been coming a lot during the #moderation365 training, and so I thought I’d set aside time to put together a comprehensive post about it.

First, there’s a difference between hunger and cravings. Cravings are mostly felt in the head — we think, “I have a craving for chocolate right now.” …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2015/01/13/hunger/

8 Ways to Be an Anti-Perfectionist in 2015

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Last week’s blog was pretty much a straight-up railing against perfectionism. #sorrynotsorry Check it here if you haven’t read it yet.

Honestly, perfectionism sucks.

Not only does it keep us from feeling good enough, but it actually doesn’t work effectively as a productivity system. Perfectionists are really bad at taking action because they are so …

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2015: The Year of the Anti-Perfectionist

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“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” ~Brené Brown

Perfectionism is a huge trap that continues to be perpetuated as a humblebrag: “What can I say? I’m a perfectionist!!”

What a scam. And it’s funny because I’m actually to the point in my personal development journey that associating myself with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/12/31/anti-perfectionist/

How to Stop Caring About What Other People Think of Your Body

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Gah! This topic! So juicy. Thank you to the ladies who brought it up recently on the JillFit Facebook page in a thread about metabolic damage and yo-yo dieting.

There are many ways to go with this post, but let’s start with two truths:

Your knee-jerk reaction to this subject is most-likely, “Of course we …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/12/21/what-others-think/

Do Negative Emotions Like Guilt, Remorse and Self-Disgust Motivate Us?

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I’m so excited to share with you ladies a recent interview I did with positive psychologist and super smart (and humble!) NY Times bestselling author Shawn Achor (below!) on the utility of positive thinking on behavior change (i.e. being able to actually do the things you know you need to do).

BUT FIRST, I …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/12/09/positivity/

6 Ways to Deal with Naysayers, Skeptics and Disappointing Others

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A couple years ago, I was at a family wedding and was chatting with two of my uncles who I hadn’t seen in a long time. They were asking me about my job and how it was going with personal training. I told them that I don’t train anymore, and that my business is now …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/12/04/naysayers/

A Day in the Life of a Former Fitness Hustler

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I am going to preface this post with a little PSA: I need you to have an open mind and a whole lot of security reading this piece. Initially, it might come off as self-righteous or “better than” — which as you know is a huge sensitivity of mine, because just the nature of writing …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/11/29/fitness-hustle/

How to Go to Italy for 2 Weeks, Eat Pasta, Pizza & Bread and Not Gain a Single Pound

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Last month, I was sitting at dinner in Amalfi, Italy with my friend Gianpiero and I was remarking on “the carbs in this bread” and the “fat in this cheese,” and he looked at me and just said, “Jill, we don’t talk like this — carbs, fat, protein. It’s just food. And in Italy, if …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/11/19/italy/

Why You Can Never Hate Your Body Into Leanness

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Yesterday, I was talking to a good friend of mine who is also an online fitness entrepreneur and I was relaying a story from about 5 years ago, when I was deep in my obsessive physique phase — hours on cardio equipment, complete obsession with the nutrition details (how many grams of protein, does this have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/11/11/body-hate/

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