Empowerment: Turning Life’s Obstacles to Inspiration with Hillary Jones

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KickAss Radio welcomes Hillary Jones, a Chef and Fitness Model, to talk about overcoming her personal struggles in the world of fitness competition. Listen in as she shares how she stopped putting limitations on herself and the things she could accomplish and finally realized that once she believed in herself, she can achieve anything.

In 2010, Hillary Jones competed for the first time in the Arnold Amateur, and placed third among 35 girls in her height class. She did two other shows within the next two months and then competed in her first Nationals later that year.  Her experience with competing was extremely unhealthy, but she had come to believe that it was just what everyone did. After competing at Nationals, she vowed to never compete again and spent the next several months battling a very ugly binge eating disorder.

She had always been passionate about cooking and decided to attend a farm to table culinary arts program in Boulder, CO and learned to look at food in such a different light. It was probably one of the best experiences of her life. Her passion for fitness never went away, and she decided to get recertified as a personal trainer and start training clients again. She still also had this desire to compete again and prove that you could do so in a healthy way. In May of 2013, she competed in her first WBFF show and won her pro status. She took some time away from the stage to figure out what she wanted in her life and career and now she is training for her first pro show in Montreal in 15 weeks. She is most passionate about helping women create a balance in their life, where they can create bodies that they may have always wanted, but not have to feel they are constantly depriving themselves or have to spend hours in the gym or on crazy diets. The most powerful thing one can do is show someone all the power that lies within them, once they just let that light shine.

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