Browsing articles in "Motivation"

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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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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Jul
5
2013

Give Your Best, Your Very Best.

  I was in the gym yesterday morning and a coach was having his client do a controlled bear crawl. He was cuing her on the simultaneous placement of her opposite hand and foot, her hips and so forth. With a cup of coffee in hand, I observed and smiled as I was reminded of [...]

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May
31
2013

GGS Spotlight: Grainne Murphy

Name:  Gráinne Murphy. My best attempt at writing that phonetically is Grawn-ya. Not Grainy! Age:  35 (sob!). Can we just say 30s? Location:  Canada What does being a GGS mean to you?  It’s hard to put into words. I love this community for giving me so much more confidence and encouragement. I love strength training [...]

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May
17
2013

GGS Spotlight: Angel Stone

  Name:  Angel Stone Age: Dirty 30′s Location: Washington, D.C. What does being a GGS mean to you? Acknowledging your fears then crushing them with your bare hands. Letting your light shine. Surrounding yourself with other shining lights. Forgiving yourself. Missing a workout or eating a giant cupcake isn’t disastrous. Negative self-talk is. Celebrating your strengths. [...]

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May
10
2013

Turn Your World Upside Down

Handstands have been quite the unexpected teacher for me over the past seven months. In the fall of 2012, I began my growing interest and determination with calisthenics. For years now, I’ve been able to do pistol squats, pull ups, one arm push ups and other body weight movements, but I wanted to take body [...]

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Apr
4
2013

Living In Strength

Opportunities to build, polish and demonstrate our strength show up everyday in our lives. Maybe it’s a quick moment in a situation where we have a choice in our action or reaction. Maybe it’s literally in the gym as we push for a new personal best, or maybe strength shows up a little each day, [...]

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Mar
4
2013

Lessons Learned From A Girl Gone Strong

2013 is the year of my 30th birthday. Part of me thinks “wow, that’s a biggy!” Although, I don’t really feel a day older than when I was in my early 20’s. The only significant difference is the additional growth in my career and the life perspective that I’ve continued to collect through time and [...]

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Jan
14
2013

Monday Fun Day: Music to Motivate You

Yeah we said it. Who says Mondays can’t be fun? It’s a new day; a chance to crush your fitness goals and become a stronger version of you. Monday is statistically the busiest day at the gym, with the numbers dwindling as the week progresses. But that’s not YOU! You crush it every day of [...]

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