Body Image

Love Yourself, But Not Too Much
By society’s standards, it seems there’s very little a woman can ever get “right.” As women, we’re supposed to be a perfect combination of features… many of which require possessing a certain set of genetic attributes. Though this arbitrary list...
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Why I Love Being Big
I’ve spent most of my life obsessed with my size. For a long time, I wanted to get rid of all of it. It felt disgusting and wrong to be big. It felt like I was failing at being beautiful....
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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...
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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,...
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How The GGS Community Is Changing The Conversation In The Fitness Industry
Quite often, but in particular over the past couple weeks, we’ve received so many messages from you, our community members, telling us how much you love what we’re doing and how grateful you are that Girls Gone Strong is showing...
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This Is My Body
View original post and discussion on Facebook, here. 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...
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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,...
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Is Your Diet Doing You More Harm Than Good?
When we place fitness and health high on our lifestyle priority list, being more conscious and intentional about our food choices just comes with the territory. We’re aware of the macronutrient content and caloric value of food, and a little...
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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...
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