Category Archive: Testimonial

{New Workout} Beginner to Kettlebells? I Was Too!

Beginner Kettlebell Workout

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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#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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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/

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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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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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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Why I Stopped Doing Cheat Meals

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Cheat meals used to be the highlight of my week. I did them for a long time, especially when I was competing and modeling a lot more. I even made a video of my crazy Reese’s Pieces ritual! But then I used to dread the rest of the week. Because if I wasn’t eating clean …

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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 enough to …

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13 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

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I was inspired to write this post by my friends Marc and Angel over at their most awesomely awesome blog Marc and Angel Hack Life. Highly recco. Check their version here. Over the last few years, I’ve coached hundreds of women in the areas of mind, body or business and there’s often a common theme …

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Why Maintaining Your Weight is a Success

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Between the years of 2006 and 2010, I lost and gained the same 20 lbs roughly a dozen times, as a figure competitor and fitness model. I had distinct “on season” and “off season,” times where I vacillated between strict deprivation and then a food-free-for-all, respectively. When I quit competing and then over the next …

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32 Rules to Live By

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I don’t particularly love road trips (that’s Jade’s thing), but I do appreciate the quiet time in the car that allows for the mind to wonder. Last week, we were road tripping to DC for a mini family reunion, and I was reflecting on my upcoming birthday. In a sense, birthdays are kind of like …

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The JillFit Birthday Workout

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“Holy sh*t.” … seemed to be the only words I could breathe around all the gasping for air that was going on. Tara and I were in the middle of the JillFit Birthday Workout, doing it for the first time last summer when I turned 31. And I wanted to punch myself in the face …

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Next Up For Tara: How To Be A Runner & Keep Your Muscle

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By Tara Ballard I feel like such a hypocrite! As a recovering Cardio Queen, and someone who has struggled with exercise addiction, I have spent the last 5 years priding myself on how little cardio I do compared to the old days when I worked out 3 and 4 hours a day. I get my …

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Do You Even Sprint? 13 Female Fit Pros Weigh In With Their Own Cardio Routines

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Lately, I’ve been into defending cardio. Mostly because I hate extreme stances, and there’s been a lot of cardio hate in the fitness industry. I blogged on it earlier this week. But I wanted to know … do female fitness pros really not do cardio?? We may talk a weight training game, but the bottom …

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Change Your Mindset, Change Your Body: My Top 8 Mindset Reads

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In my last blog, I outlined the difference between what I consider a Victim Mindset versus that of an Empowered Mindset. The mindset (way we think about the world and how we interact with it) we CHOOSE to adopt impacts how our lives unfold–what we do, how successful we are, how lean we get, where …

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9 Ways to Ensure 2013 Is Your Best Year Yet

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In his book ‘Happier,’ author Tal Ben-Shahar outlines 4 archetypes–characteristics of people as they relate to happiness. Some people are “Rat Racers”–only looking toward the future to be happy, while sacrificing in the present. Others are Hedonists–seeking pleasure exclusively in the moment with no thought of the future. Nihilists hold their negative view of the …

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Reflections on 2012 Part 3: BUSINESS

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2012: “The Year of Connection” for both Jill and JillFit  At JillFit, we launched our JillFit Lifestyle Online membership in January, sold over 500 memberships over the last 12 months, and launched the 1st annual Best of You Coaching Club where I worked up-close-and-personal with 14 women all year long in the realms of mind, …

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Reflections on 2012 Part 2: PHYSIQUE

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In Part 1, I revealed some of the key insights I had in 2012 about mindset. Today I want to talk about body, and how I learned so much more about physique change, willpower and the desire for “The Perfect Body” in 2012. Between the years of 2006 and 2009, I did a lot of …

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Quitting Long-Duration Cardio: Tara’s Story

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By Tara Ballard I’ve talked before about my ex-exercise addiction. It came up again recently after I posted a post-workout pic on Facebook…Jill and I started talking about the very first email I sent to her almost 4 years ago detailing my workout schedule at the time. I dug up that first email, and I …

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