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Jan
26
2016

Had a Crappy Workout? Here’s What You Can Do About It

  Some days, your workout just winds up being really, really crappy.   It doesn’t matter how prepared you think you are or how much you were actually looking forward to your workout. Every lift feels like you’re trying to move a whole planet. Every sprint feels like you’re running through the thickest mud. Every […]

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Jan
19
2016

Cellulite, Stretch Marks, And A “Love Your Body” Challenge

  Nearly two years ago, I published the first version of the Love Your Body Challenge on my personal website, and the responses I received from women all over the world reinforced my desire for, and commitment to, helping even more women find the kind of peace, freedom, and power that can only come from […]

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Jan
15
2016

The Facebook Post Heard ‘Round The World

  The past couple of weeks have been unreal, as my heartfelt New Year’s Day Facebook post continues to be shared and talked about. Major news websites in the U.S. and overseas have shared it, as have people like Zooey Deschanel, Ashton Kutcher, and George Takei. I’ve also had the opportunity to talk about my message with numerous […]

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Jan
1
2016

This Is My Body

    This is my body. This not a before picture. This is not an after picture. This just happens to be what my body looks like on a random Tuesday in December of 2015 — it’s a LIFE picture.   This is a body that loves protein and vegetables and queso and ice cream. […]

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Nov
29
2015

The One Video Every Woman Needs To Watch

    (NOTE FROM GGS: Your support and opinion matters and helps us get more information to women who need it. Click here to share and join the conversation on Facebook. )   “I’d never met a woman who thought she was beautiful, or who didn’t call herself a work-in-progress, at best.” – Erin Brown, on learning […]

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Girls Gone Strong
Nov
27
2015

A Must-Read Message From Girls Gone Strong

  Happy Black Friday. Yes, we are running a sale, but we will get to that in a minute.   More important than anything else, we want to take this moment to update you on what Girls Gone Strong is doing.   We’ve spent a lot of time lately thinking about the mission of Girls […]

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Jaya Dixit
Nov
6
2015

6 Ways To Avoid Falling Into The Social Media Trap

  It’s hard to deny that for many of us, perusing and posting images on social media is part of our daily routine. When it comes to your fitness lifestyle, what draws you to this medium? Desire for expression? Connection? Affirmation? Motivation? Curiosity?     Do someone’s pictures motivate you to take their fitness or nutrition advice […]

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Oct
22
2015

Raising A Conscientious Boy

  TRIGGER WARNING: this article involves the author discussing her sexual assault.   Women come in all shapes and sizes. We are tall and short, stout and slender, slight and muscular. We all have value, and we all have strength. What we might not always consider is that like us, strength comes in various forms, […]

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Oct
13
2015

My Body Has A Story

  If you’re anything like me, the shower is where you tend to do some of your most profound and effective thinking.     It’s where I come up with some of my most creative ideas, and often when I allow myself to feel things that I’ve been numbing or avoiding. I’m sure it has […]

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Oct
6
2015

7 Ways To Improve Your Confidence Today

What if I fail? What if I can’t do it? What will everyone else think of me? It’s easy to nurture insecurities and talk yourself out of taking action by contemplating questions like these. “Self-confidence” is not a buzzword of the new-age sect. Rather it’s the one factor that can make or break any action—it’s […]

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