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What To Do When You’re Scared Out of Your Mind

I have been off my game a little lately.

Not with food or exercise, but with my perception and mindset. See, over the last several months, I’ve had a few challenges pop up — some in my personal life and some in my professional life, both of which I’ve had a hard time moving past.

In short, I’ve taken the victim stance more than I normal would, and way more than I have in the last several years. I’ve been quicker to blame others. I’ve been deflecting and defending more readily, and I’ve shirked my responsibilities in these scenarios.

And you wanna know what my responsibilities are?


I am responsible for my attitude, my effort, my choices, the situations in which I find myself (even when someone else’s actions may have put me there) and most importantly, I am responsible for my perception. read more >

5 Killer Workouts I’m Loving Right Now (No Cardio Machines Required)

For the last year, I have not been to the gym. Well, to a big box gym that is. And for this reformed cardio queen and gym rat, that’s a big change. I have not been on a cardio machine in …

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The Biggest Challenge On Earth: How I Stay Motivated to Exercise

Ugghhhhh, motivation. WHYYYYY are you so elusive? I get emails all the time from women asking me to write on motivation and I want to, I really do, but it’s difficult because … sometimes I’m just not that motivated either! BUT. …

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

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 …

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I Did My First Bikini Shoot in 4 Years, and Here’s What Happened

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 …

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A Day in the Life of a Former Fitness Hustler

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 …

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How to Go to Italy for 2 Weeks, Eat Pasta, Pizza & Bread and Not Gain a Single Pound

Last month, I was sitting at dinner in Amalfi, Italy with my friend Gianpiero and I was remarking on “the carbs in this bread” and the “fat in this cheese,” and he looked at me and just said, “Jill, we …

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Why You Can Never Hate Your Body Into Leanness

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 …

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“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 …

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Define Your “Healthy”

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 …

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