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6 Ways to Stop Comparing Yourself to Other Women

Today I want to talk about The Comparison Trap. Marie Forleo calls this having a “Comparison Hangover”—the negative and defeatist emotions you feel AFTER you compare yourself to others. There’s nothing that drains motivation or empowerment faster. No thanks! I …

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The Stick-It-Out Conundrum: Should You Quit Stuff?

Today I want to talk about the difference between martyrdom and grit. But first … a quick announcement that the 52-week nutrition, training and mindset solution, the JillFit Training Experience (TTE) is now open for enrollment thru Friday, and it begins …

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Why I Hate Goals

I wrote this post for one single reason: to encourage you and give you the tools to up-level your accountability. To embrace the ultimate in accountability, by being accountable to yourself. Truth is, I have a love/hate relationship with goals. …

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3 Unconventional Things To Do When You Don’t Want to Exercise

Let me share a little known fact with you: exercise professionals sometimes don’t want to exercise.

True, we love it, which is why we got into the industry in the first place—to help others discover the empowering and transformative effects that we have. But hey, motivation ebbs and flows, sometimes we get disenchanted with our same routines just like everyone else, and every once in a while, we want to give in to #couchtime. And personally, I HAVE BEEN LIFTING HEAVY SINCE I WAS 16. Sometimes I need a jolt of excitement.

I think the difference between someone who truly loves to train having low-energy days versus someone who’s more a recreational exerciser is the number of experiences you’ve had where exercise has made you feel better after.

I know for me that is one of the major drivers for me to train: the knowledge that I will feel accomplished, strong (mentally and physically) and the realization that the iron always loves me back. read more >

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

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 …

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

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. …

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

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 …

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“How Exercise Helped Me Get My Confidence Back”

There’s a psychological technique called “The 5 Whys” that is used in anything from business problem solving to interrogation to solutions for individuals to figure out the absolute core cause of something. You ask the question “Why?” 5 times to …

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3 Ways I Used Kettlebells to Improve My 5k Time

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 …

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

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 …

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