Mindset

Body Shaming ANY Body Is Bad For Everybody
When I was obese, I encountered my share of body shaming. I was oinked at. My food choices were scoffed at. I was presumed to be lazy... among many other things. Some people even defended their hurtful words by saying...
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Nutrition Non-Negotiables: How to Have Your Cake and Be Healthy, Too
“Am I going to have to give up the cream in my morning coffee? Please don’t make me. I love it so much.”  A woman once asked me this before getting started with Girls Gone Strong’s Coaching program. She wasn’t...
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Why? This Simple Question Will Transform Your Workout and Self-Image
It’s been about seven years since I was super lean. Shredded. Twelve percent body fat and completely obsessed with counting calories and tracking macros. During my “lean phase” I ate 1,500 calories every single day, trained for two or more...
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Social Sabotage: How to Respond to Criticism About Your Food and Exercise
Disclaimer: The following is written assuming that you’re participating in healthy behavior. If you are over-exercising, or being far too restrictive with your diet, there is a good chance that people are worried about you and have valid concerns about...
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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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30% of Women in the GGS Community Have Likely Experienced Domestic Abuse
  Some women wish they had bruises, if, for nothing else than to let others know they are hurting. Others have mastered the art of disguising their bruises. Either way, everyone wishes the abuse would stop. Domestic violence, also known...
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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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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...
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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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