Category Archive: Guest post

“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 uncover the underlying reason for action. THIS is the heart of the matter.

In fitness, …

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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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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/10/01/womens-health/

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/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/09/08/simply-kettlebells/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/07/28/kettlebells/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/06/24/summer-maintenance/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/06/04/good-enough/

Carb Rehab: “How Many Carbs Should I Eat?”

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Been receiving a lot of inquires lately regarding carbs. We are confused about them, aren’t we? Some of us are scared of them. Others believe they are evil and are the sole cause of obesity. While others insist, we need carbs! Of course we do, especially if we want to gain muscle and have enough …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/04/21/how-many-carbs/

Why the Advice “Just Eat More to Rev Your Metabolism” is Misguided

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Though he hates the attention, one of the perks to being married to a professional brainiac is that we get to constantly discuss really awesome stuff–biochemistry, research, behavior, psychology, natural health, relationships, personal development, learning, growing, risking, improving. Many have commented that we are “so intense” because Jade and I live, eat, breathe this stuff. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/02/25/eat-more/

What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Fatigue + The 3 Diagnoses They Miss

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You might not know this, but in conventional medicine, “chronic fatigue syndrome” is NOT actually recognized as a legitimate diagnosis because they can’t test for it nor treat it . And yet “fatigue” is the #1 reason why people go to see their physicians. 

And yet adrenal fatigue manifests in women all the time, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/02/20/fatigue/

Help! I’m Counting Calories and I Can’t Stop!

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Aaaaaah! When JillFit Ambassador Maryalice Goldsmith approached me with the idea to write an article about calorie-counting, I loved the idea! I think the one thing that actually saved me from moving into full-blown adrenal fatigue and metabolic damage when I was competing was that I never counted calories. (Oh no, I just cut out …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/01/30/calorie-counting/

Cavewomen Don’t Get Fat? Hormones, Paleo, Carbs, Oh My! {Guest Post}

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I am beyond excited to feature a guest post today, by my good friend and “gorgeous” best-selling author Esther Blum, RD, of Living Gorgeous. Esther and I have been friends since her first book, Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous came out years ago, and over the years it’s been a pleasure to watch her grow …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/01/06/cavewomen/

5 Ways to Boost Your Happiness & Stop Hating Your Body

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The following is a guest post from my friend, and one of my Best of You Coaching Club alumni, Kara Silva (she was also featured here). Kara recently launched her brand, Zen Barbell, and her very first online program, which has been enjoying an incredible reception for the ladies that have completed it–30 Days to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2013/02/14/stop-hating-your-body/

4 Reasons Why You Should Be Doing BODYWEIGHT Exercise (Yes, Bodyweight!)

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Ok, I’ll admit it. I used to think bodyweight exercises were a cop-out. I mean … really?? Isn’t that for “beginners” and people who can’t handle “real” weight training? Well, that’s what I thought until my friend (and expert in female fitness) Nia Shanks showed me up with her new Beautiful Badass Bodyweight Workout Guide. 

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2013/02/06/bodyweight/

11 Ways to Make Your Postpartum Fat Loss Easier

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The following is a guest post by JillFit friend and fat loss expert Kate Horney, owner of Beyond Fit Physiques and creator of the Beyond Baby Postpartum Fat Loss System. Kate had her little Jackson in September 2012 and has been on the path of postpartum fat loss expert ever since. Below she offers some …

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