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Cutting Out Gluten or Dairy? 5 Must-Knows Before You Start

Admittedly, I kind of hate when anything is off-limits. Feelings of deprivation lead to eventual overindulgence, which is why building satisfaction into your eating—using things like preemptive cheats, non-negotiables and increasing the #SatisfactionFactor of your meals—is so important. In fact, …

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Body Shaming: A Case for Taking An Individual-Responsibility Approach

Going to sharing a little tough love today. You ready? If you are not on board with #RadicalResponsibility, then just stop reading right now ;) Okay, good. So, there’s been much talk on the interwebz lately about body shaming. T-Nation …

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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 >

Ask These Two Questions When You Are Overwhelmed and Distracted

“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, …

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A Case for Hunger & How to Deal with It

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 …

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5 Ways to Preemptively De-Bloat for Halloween

I’ll never forget the first time I ate maltitol. For those of you who don’t know what maltitol is, it’s a sugar alcohol, a sweetener. And though it’s technically a “natural” sweetener, let’s just say that the gastrointestinal effects are, …

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

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, …

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

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 …

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