Category Archive: Mindset

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

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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 say it was unexpected because it wasn’t until after I posted the pic that I …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2015/03/03/unapologetic/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2015/02/11/bikini-shoot/

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/

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/

Do Negative Emotions Like Guilt, Remorse and Self-Disgust Motivate Us?

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I’m so excited to share with you ladies a recent interview I did with positive psychologist and super smart (and humble!) NY Times bestselling author Shawn Achor (below!) on the utility of positive thinking on behavior change (i.e. being able to actually do the things you know you need to do).

BUT FIRST, I …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/12/09/positivity/

6 Ways to Deal with Naysayers, Skeptics and Disappointing Others

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A couple years ago, I was at a family wedding and was chatting with two of my uncles who I hadn’t seen in a long time. They were asking me about my job and how it was going with personal training. I told them that I don’t train anymore, and that my business is now …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/12/04/naysayers/

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/

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/

How to Quit Needing to “Be on a Plan” Every Second

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Stepping off stage after winning my first figure competition in 2006 was an amazing feeling. Months of hard work, sacrifice, tighter nutrition than I ever thought possible and more miles logged on the treadmill than ever. Ahhh, sweet accomplishment: leanest body ever, killer photos to commemorate the experience and the knowledge that I had done something that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/09/17/plan/

Should You Play to Your Strengths or Bring Up Your Weaknesses?

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There are two schools of thought when it comes to time management, priorities and self-improvement.

Some people say it’s wise to work to improve the ways in which you are not operating optimally in the world. In other words, spending time bringing up your weaknesses is time well spent because you can “fill in your …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/09/03/strengths/

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/

8 Easy Nutritional Switches That Prevent You From Binging

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Note: I should have just called this post “The Way I Eat” because now, having seen the final blog, it really is all my moderation tips and tricks in one place. I use all of these tactics to navigate my eating and use mindfulness and self-trust and an abundance mindset to make great choices wherever …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/07/24/satisfaction/

#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/

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/

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