Browsing articles in "Mindset"

Aug
7
2015

What To Do When You Feel Like Your Body Has Betrayed You

My original plan here was to write about how to train around pain. I was looking at it from the perspective of someone who thinks pain is the end; a stopping-block to feelings of achievement and happiness. I had plans, and my body let me down. However, today my heart is seeing this from another […]

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Jul
31
2015

Where Is Your Exercise Taking You?

    I’m not a big fan of road trips.  Maybe it’s that I’m in my 40s, and I’ve had my share of them in my youth:   … As one of three kids, packed into the family car (not even a station wagon, just a regular car) driving for days (yes, days) across Canada’s […]

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Jul
21
2015

How To Not Care What Other People Think Of You

  I am a writer, speaker, and activist with an online following. Among the topics I write about are wellness and body image. I make no apologies nor do I feel obligated to give any explanations about the appearance of my body. Judgments about my body, and even who I am as a person, are […]

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Jun
18
2015

Why Fat Shaming Doesn’t Promote Health And What You Can Do Instead

  Your body is your home, with scars, triumphs, tragedies and countless stories.  Fit bodies don’t necessarily tell the story of a healthy person, nor do overweight bodies tell the story of a lazy person.  You can’t know everything about a person’s behavior or life by simply looking at her body.     When I […]

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May
29
2015

Are You A Fitness Bully?

  “The Biceps Guy” — That’s what I had nicknamed a gentleman who I always saw at one of the gyms I went to.     As a gym regular, I often see the same people working out, and I have become pretty familiar with the exercises that they do. I know who I’ll see […]

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May
19
2015

How To Deal With Toxic People

  Step one: realize that they’re probably not that toxic (in most cases, anyway).   When caught in a difficult or uncomfortable situation, it’s not uncommon to want to believe that we are the one being wronged; that we are the victim of someone else’s behavior. We’ll reel at our friends about how unfairly we’re […]

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Apr
24
2015

How I Gave Up My Tupperware And Got My Life Back

  (Note from GGS: At Girls Gone Strong, we are huge fans of autonomy. We want women to do exactly what makes them feel happy, healthy, and fulfilled. If eating a super strict diet and always following a meal plan is something you enjoy, then by all means, go ahead. However, if you’re someone who […]

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Apr
21
2015

What We CAN Do About the Objectification and Sexualization of Women in Fitness

  Note from GGS: We asked Erin to write on this subject in response to a disturbing trend we’ve noticed regarding reactions to the sexualization and/or objectification of women—particularly in fitness, but really, in the media overall. So often, people are quick to call the woman in a photo a whore and make assumptions about […]

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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 I […]

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