Category Archive: Introspection

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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#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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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/07/21/selfie-shame/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/07/16/richer-life/

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/

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/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/05/21/fear-of-success/

5 Ways to Handle Envy & Jealousy Toward Others

OH MY this is a juicy topic! And I am so excited to discuss it!

See, over the last 2 weeks, I’ve been privy to about 5 different conversations all revolving around the concept of envy, specifically the feeling we get when we see someone we know being successful and the resulting feelings we experience …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/05/07/envy/

When Hardcore Turns Into Harmful

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I realized something recently: I don’t want to work that hard.

See, I posted last week on Twitter the questions I often ask myself when it comes to nutrition. Instead of, “what foods will help me get lean?” and, “how can I lose 10 lbs by summer?” I ask things like:

How effortless does this …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/04/25/hardcore-harmful/

11 Ways To Stop Doing Stuff You Hate

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“Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.”  ~Gordon B. Hinckley

I grew up in an Irish Catholic family. To say you did things out of obligation or guilt is an understatement.

It was the only MO I really knew.

And it’s funny–when I first started working with my spiritual coach 3 years ago, we talked …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/04/09/stuff-you-hate/

A Thousand Things It’s Not My Job To Do

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You ever feel like you just need to tell someone off?

You feel like you just NEED this person to KNOW how you feel about something? Because it’s THAT important to you. They need to hear YOUR truth. It’s THAT urgent for your own sense of peace.

I felt that way recently. And I want to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/04/05/job/

What I’ve Learned in 5 Years of Marriage (and How I Still Don’t Know Anything)

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Two weeks ago, I launched my most honest and open project yet–the #GetBetter Mindset Guide. In it, I address not only many of the psychological and mindset topics we discuss often here at JillFit, but quite a bit on the topic of relationships–both with ourselves and interacting with our closest family and friends.

It was …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/03/31/relationships/

Confessions of a Former Cardio Queen

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“Dear Jill, I want to tell you a story because reading your blogs finally, FINALLY gave me permission to do things a different way and I am so glad I found you!!

A couple years ago, a pro fitness competitor was holding a seminar near my house. I followed this woman and so I was …

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9 Ways to Quit Obsessing Over Your Food and Exercise

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In order to attain a very lean physique, it takes a certain amount of obsession.

And I say that with zero unkindness and with no judgment. It’s just a fact. It’s difficult to attain a super lean body without prepping and cooking your meals at home for the week. It’s nearly impossible to achieve a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/03/04/obsession/

Want to be Successful? Assume All The Responsibility. All Of It.

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I remember 3 years ago when I was dealing with some personal struggles and I had an amazing spiritual coach working with me. His message, though he never really said it like this, was: take responsibility for everything.

I hated that.

I hated it because at the time I thought taking responsibility was the same …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/01/16/responsibility/

10 Ways To Be Amazing In 2014

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Every new year, I post my favorite ways to make the most of the coming year. Check last year’s post here.

Over the last few years, I’ve been so fortunate to have been given opportunities and experiences to meet and work with so many amazing women–online and in-person. To say I’m grateful is an understatement.

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2013/12/31/be-amazing/

However You Eat Regularly Is Exactly What You Get Good At

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This is Part 2 in the weight regain series. Go here to read Part 1: How It Feels to Regain Weight You’ve Lost

The title of this blog may fall into the category of, “No duh,” but I explain in detail the nuance of the argument below. But first…

A little story …

I received …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2013/12/26/practice/

How It Feels to Regain Weight After You’ve Lost

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Several things happened recently that spurred me to write this post:

First, I was recently speaking at a conference for women about fat loss nutrition, and the woman who hired me told me they brought a former contestant from The Biggest Loser to the conference to speak last year. They said that when she stepped …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2013/12/09/weight-regain/

Who Has “The Right” to Do Something? Easy. The One Doing It.

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“Whatever you’re meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.” –Doris Lessing

There’s a lot of talk about worthiness in the fitness industry among professionals: who’s got the “right” credentials, who should do what (and who shouldn’t), how deep someone’s understanding is of “the science” and how so-and-so isn’t lean …

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7 Tools to Overcome Self-Doubt

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With my third annual Best of You Coaching Club Mentorship for 2014 launching this week, I’ve been thinking a lot about some of the more common struggles that women are dealing with, as they relate to mindset, physique and business.

One of the biggest challenges far and away is self-doubt: “Who am I to build …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2013/12/02/self-doubt/

Gratitude is a Game-Changer. And Yes, It’s a Choice.

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“The antidote for lack is gratitude. Gratitude is a choice, an attitude, an approach towards life.” –John-Roger

In the self-help world, people throw around terms like “gratitude” and “wellbeing” all the time. They sound esoteric. They sound idealistic. And it’s also easy to start numbing yourself to them. So that you’re eventually like, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2013/11/28/choose-gratitude/

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