Category Archive: Introspection

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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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2015/02/02/purpose/

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/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2015/01/08/anti-perfectionism-in-2015/

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/

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/

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/

22 Things that Happen When You Start Trusting Yourself

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I’ve been thinking on the concept of vulnerability for a few weeks now. If you’ve read Brene Brown’s ‘Daring Greatly,’ she goes into a lot of detail around why allowing ourselves to be vulnerable in our relationships, though scary, is the ultimate in transcendence and connection and meaning.

My spiritual coach always quotes Brene’s, “Shame …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/11/02/self-trust/

How to Know If You’re Addicted to Drama

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About 10 months ago, I had an a-ha moment. I was out to lunch with a friend of mine, and the two of us were talking about someone we both knew, saying how we didn’t understand them or why they did what they did and what was up with that, etc. And the whole time, on the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/10/21/addicted-to-drama/

Do Only Certain People Have the Right to Body Esteem Struggles?

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I’ve been wanting to write this piece for a while — ever since my birthday post last July when I revealed that I was the most content and most comfortable with my body than I’d ever been, despite also being the softest I’ve ever been.

That’s the absolute truth. Both parts. It’s a fact that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/10/15/body-esteem/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/08/19/define-your-healthy/

#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/

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