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Mar
17
2015

4 Ways to Stop Feeling Jealous of Other Women

  Remember high school? The social politics were ridiculous. I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t wait to be an adult!   I knew that I would grow up, and all of that “popular kids” vs “nobodies” stuff would go away.   Somehow, though, “grown-up life” ended up feeling like more of the same. […]

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Feb
12
2015

4 Tips for Raising Confident Girls

    Finding out I was having a baby girl changed my whole life.   At first I was terrified. I knew the sort of issues she might face, the kinds of self-limiting labels so thoughtlessly handed over with “girl.”   I knew I wanted to raise a ferocious and confident kid, but also that […]

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Oct
7
2014

The 6-Step Process To Changing Any Habit

  If you’re interested in learning how to truly change a habit, we highly recommend reading through Part 1 and Part 2 of this series from Dr. Brooke, here and here.   If you’re not satisfied with your weight and your body, I’d be willing to bet that you are pretty excited when a new diet […]

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Sep
26
2014

How to (Truly) Change Your Habits

    Be honest. What habits are keeping you from what you really WANT?   Identifying behaviors that are sabotaging your efforts – in detail – is a key step to making real change. Change efforts fail because you don’t realize that you have to be more clear on why you do what you do and […]

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Jul
15
2014

Why “Comply Or Die” Doesn’t Work For Fat Loss

Why “Comply or Die” Is a Terrible Approach to Fat Loss + 3 Strategies to Increase Willpower   When I first started personal training and teaching fitness classes in 1999, it initially surprised me that all my clients would also ask me about nutrition: “Can I tell you what I eat and you can tell […]

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Jul
8
2014

Why Motivation Doesn’t Make Lasting Changes

Motivation Is Out, Mindfulness Is In – Why Motivation Doesn’t Make Lasting Changes Get off autopilot if you want a chance at change. Recently, my good friend and Girls Gone Strong Co-Founder Molly Galbraith had a great post on her Facebook page suggesting we pick one habit that will yield big results and change it. […]

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Apr
4
2014

Why Motivation Is Overrated

  Motivation is a funny creature. Some days you’re on fire, smashing every single thing you wanted to achieve for the day. Other times it’s all you can do not to just lie down on the floor and stay there. Something most of us have missed is that motivation is an emotion. We’re well acquainted […]

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Jan
7
2014

20 Tips For Combatting the Winter Blues

    While it may not be cold, dark and wintery for everyone this time of year, it certainly is for many. So we at Girls Gone Strong wanted to offer our readers a collection of ways to stay strong, happy and low stress in mind, body and spirit during the winter months.   We […]

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Oct
25
2013

The Law of First Bites

Moderation. It’s just not my thing. Well, not inherently anyway. You see, I have an excessive personality, in pretty much every possible way.     Take my television watching habits for example. I am not a “watch an hour a day” type of gal. Instead, I like to “binge watch,” meaning I will watch an […]

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Oct
22
2013

Losing My Brother to Cancer – My Journey of Strength

My journey of strength started about 3 years ago.  If you had asked me then, why I wanted to lose weight and get strong I would have told you I wanted to do it for my children, so they wouldn’t have the overweight mom who can’t run and play with them like a mother and […]

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