5 Tools to Ensure You Actually *Do* the Exercise You Know You’re Supposed To

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If you’re a personal trainer, or you are an exercise buff or if you’ve even taken a general health or exercise 101 class in college, you have probably heard of the F.I.T.T. Model for how to create workouts. F.I.T.T. stands for frequency, intensity, time (or duration) and type. This is a simple starting point for putting …

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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 20’s, it was very simple: Lean = good, worthy. Not lean = fat, worthless, insignificant …

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6 Ways to Achieve Real, Lasting Results: “To-Do’s” vs. “How-To’s”


I’ve noticed something over the last few years in the fitness and nutrition industry–we are all constantly collecting more and more and mooooore “to-do’s.”

We ask our friends, “Did you hear about that oil swishing thing??” or we ask our personal trainer, “I should be doing more yoga, right?” or we ask our friend who’s into …

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Hacking Your Cravings: How To Use Taste & Bulk to Your Advantage


If one more person tells me to go take a hot bath instead of drink wine, I am going to strangle them. 

Well, not really, but I do think that the current tools out there to handle cravings are getting pretty lip-service-y. Want some chips? Just stretch on the floor during commercials! Ice cream? Read …

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{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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8 Easy Nutritional Switches That Prevent You From Binging


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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#Selfie Shame


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


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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Are You Addicted to Coffee? (+ 4 Ways to Create More Balance In Your Life)


During the years of 2003 to 2008, I taught 15-20 group fitness classes a week, and personal trained up to 12 clients at day. I was doing what I call, “The Fitness Hustle” and I loved every minute of it. EXCEPT … how it messed with my energy.

Anyone doing The Fitness Hustle knows that …

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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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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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What Someone Thinks About You Is Not Your Business


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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So, You Think You’re Not Good Enough?


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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The Key to Breaking Your Food Obsession: Exposure


I am in the middle of launching my 4-Week Food Obsession Boot Camp, which begins this Sunday June 1st, and as I put the finishing touches on the content for the online course, I’m fully realizing the many factors that go into hyperawareness around food. And probably 90% of it is mindset work, with the …

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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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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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When Hardcore Turns Into Harmful


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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Carb Rehab: “How Many Carbs Should I Eat?”


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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Regaining Your Common Sense: Why Doing LESS Leads to a Leaner Physique


I used to think that the people who thought about food the most were the leanest.

I thought, it’s the people who aren’t conscious about food that end up eating everything in sight, unable to stop themselves.

I have to tell you–I am changing my tune on that. I think there’s a bell-shaped curve when it …

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11 Ways To Stop Doing Stuff You Hate

Smiling's my favorite

“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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