Archives for May 2013

There is Freedom in discipline!

I like to define words according to what they mean to me.  Have you ever noticed that we tend to speak the same words as those around us AND even though there may be an Oxford definition, since people all have their own filters of words based on personal experiences, we end up on different pages because of our definitions?

Well, here is what my definitions of FREEDOM and DISCIPLINE were back in 2005.

FREEDOM: the ability to try/do anything, unbound, stress-free, follow my own beat, I decide, “yes”

DISCIPLINE: keeping on task, day-to-day mundane schedules, focused, study, ‘to-do’ lists, ‘no’

I would say that I still define them similarly today.  The change I am having in 2013 is that I am acting on these definitions differently.  In 2005 I weighed 170 pounds, was searching for the quick fixes to give me my freedom, and really floundering.  I tried to deny taking care of ‘boring’ everyday business or taking care of myself.  I became so focused on the results, having variety, not getting stuck doing the same thing day in and day out that it was sucking the life, and freedom, out of me.

I thought that if I kept following my to do lists and being so rigid in my schedules, that I was somehow giving up being free.  As I learned to master more of my fear based filters and became more aware, I realized that following discipline was not giving up anything…I was making a choice.  A choice to take care of what needed my attention, so that I could move on and free up the space in my head, around my home, with my children, and more.  I learned how to make consistent CHOICES that were empowering and holding me accountable for what I really wanted!  I got the focus I wanted instead of trying to figure out how to be ‘free’.

It turns out, choice is the only thing any of us really have control over.  We can’t control the weather…or other people…or the circumstances that life throws us.  We can, however control our response and choice in any given situation.

Many people hit those plateaus in their workouts and healthy lifestyles they have started.  They get to the point they’ve always been before and think, ‘well here it is!  Again, just when I get in a groove, life throws this at me!’ Come on…I’ve been there.  I know this happens.  I also know you have a CHOICE.  A choice to let it consume and stop you…giving you the evidence needed to affirm your deepest fear…that success is not yours for the taking OR A CHOICE to say, NO…I will not accept giving in this time.  A CHOICE to stay consistent and see what you’re made of.  Fear stops us ALL THE TIME and we don’t even know it.  We’re on auto-pilot in a way that stifles our freedom.

Now is the time for you to embrace your daily ‘to-do’s’.  Choose to do them.  Choose to follow through on your workouts.  Choose to continue to move through what holds you back.  In creating your discipline, it will free up space for you to do all the things you never thought you’d have time for!

People think I’m a little crazy (I used to, too) for getting up at 4:00am 6 days a week to get my own workout in.  I CHOOSE this so I can keep to my promise and discipline to building my everyday body.  Although I still have fear based thoughts that show up, I continue to act on my commitment.  My discovery?  That in doing this one act of discipline, I realized that before doing my 4:00am workouts I had many unconscious space being used up in my mind about when I’d get it done…excuses that held me from working out…blah, blah, blah!  Now, I get it done and voila…FREEDOM!

Join us for consistent effort by coming to 3 HIIT sessions a week.  Always leave a day in between for your body to rest.  On those days you can get a little extra vitamin D with an outdoor walk, run, or ride!

Cheers to FREEDOM!

I’ll see you soon…


Summer Sculpt

Get in shape for your everyday body!

Jill BoxMany people talk about getting in shape for summer.  Yeah, I get it…but WHAT IF you DECIDED to build your body into your EVERYDAY body?  WHAT IF you DECIDED to work hard all year round so that when any season or situation is here, you are ready for it?   This is your year!

Well, I DECIDED to split the summer into 3 different 4 week programs for all my ladies out there that have DECIDED that health does not take the summer off!  I took too many summers (and other seasons for that matter) off and that took its toll and I paid a price for it!  I finally DECIDED to transform my ‘quick-fix’ body into my everyday body.  You can read a little about that here.

Jill created this program exclusively for you!
1.Ladies only…support each other and be part of the Summer Sculpt HB Team
2.Accountability to yourself and from the group.
3.Bikini Competitor and fitness model Jill to lead you through weight bearing exercises, time management techniques, and nutrition guidance.

Check out what you’ll get to blast your booty into shape:
-Monday: group weight training (UPPER BODY)
-Wednesday: group weight training (LOWER BODY)
-Friday or Saturday Training: Cardio and Core Training
-Nutrition guidelines and recipes for maximum results
-Weekly Check-ins via email
-50% Discount on summer monthly challenges
-15% Discount on all HB Fitness Apparel
-Individual binders with workouts and reflection pieces

CURRENTLY ENROLLING FOR JUNE ONLY(see July and August dates below)

SESSION DATES:  June 3-28th

Monday and Wednesday AM
6:45-7:30 AM
*You choose on a week to week basis for either Friday Cardio and Core at 6:45 AM OR Saturday at 9:15 AM

Sign-up HERE for the AM group

Monday and Wednesday PM
6:15-7:00 PM
*You choose on a week to week basis for either Friday Cardio and Core at 6:45 AM OR Saturday at 9:15 AM

Sign up HERE for the PM group

$249.00, Enroll here

Refer a NEW client that commits to the program, your name goes in a drawing for a $30 gift certificate!

*July Dates: July 8-Aug. 2

*August Dates: Aug. 5- Aug. 30

“A year from now you will wish you had started today!”

I’ll see you in the studio!


Abs are made in the kitchen

Abs are made in the kitchen, and sculpted in the gym!graphics_six_pack_abs_couple

So, you’ve been getting into the studio and rocking on your HIIT classes, BBB groups, TRX, and the like.  We love that and it’s a GREAT piece to the healthy LIFESTYLE puzzle.  It’s only a piece of that puzzle, though.

Now that you’ve established a good exercise routine (and by good we mean at least 3 days of strength/cardio training a week) it’s time to speak about the BIGGEST piece of the healthy lifestyle puzzle: NUTRITION.

Most people like to fool themselves that the act of working out is the hardest to overcome.  We at HB believe that the mental hang-up most people have over food and nutrition happens to be their biggest road block.  You see, many people will eventually get themselves into the gym/studio/outdoors to burn those calories to ‘maintain’, but what are you putting into your body?  What if all of a sudden you had an injury and very little lean muscle (see cardio Vs. Weights blog here) and still ate like your stomach was a waste basket?  What do you think the long term health issues are for eating fatty, highly processed foods? What do you think would happen?

We are so misinformed about what is healthy.  We are so over marketed to ‘buy’ into the emotional connections that the advertisers ‘sell’ us.  Most people actually believe that what the ads tell us are true…why would they lie to us?  Or maybe we do know they are lying, but it gives us that excuse to ‘reward’ ourselves for a hard day at work.  Let’s us give into our fears instead of face them for what they are.

Continue to look for blog posts about nutrition as we push and challenge you to take a closer look at ways you can add to your healthy lifestyle.  We will slowly give you bits and pieces, as with anything new taking baby steps is what will create permanent change.  HB Fitness is about creating a healthy lifestyle for your whole family for a really long time…not just a quick-fix, band-aid solution.  Here’s a first step.  Where is your food coming from?  Take a look at the dirty dozen list below.  These are the foods you’ll want to buy organic as they carry the highest pesticide amounts.  Pesticides mess with our hormones which in turn screws up your metabolism.  The clean list has foods that you can get away with buying conventional, if you want to save some green!

EAT CLEAN TO STAY LEAN…pesticide free is a first step to clean eating!

Dirty Dozen (most Contaminated)

  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • Sweet Bell Peppers
  • Celery
  • Nectarines
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Pears
  • Grapes
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Potatoes

Least Contaminated

  • Onions
  • Avocado
  • Sweet Corn (Frozen)
  • Pineapples
  • Mango
  • Asparagus
  • Sweet Peas (Frozen)
  • Kiwi Fruit
  • Bananas
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Papaya
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Cantaloupe