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Articles: Mindset

My Journey from Figure to Powerlifting

“If I don’t win my pro card, this is a sign. This is it for me. I’m done.” That’s what I told my then coach Alan Aragon, during a pre-show pep talk as we went over my game plan for the week leading up to what would, in fact, be my final show. In the […]

You Don’t Need Permission To Be Yourself

Last year I signed up for an eight-week Strong(wo)man course at the gym, during which I was introduced to many odd objects and ways of moving them. On one particular day, the athletes were tasked with picking up a sandbag from the ground and carrying it 100 feet, working up to our heaviest possible bag. I really get a […]

Overcoming Fear After An Injury

Like many people, from lifelong avid athletes to those whose pursuit of fitness is more casual, I’ve experienced my share of injuries and pain while living an active lifestyle. These injuries have run the gamut—overuse injuries (fractured vertebrae, tendonitis), acute injuries (multiple ACL tears, sprains, strains), chronic conditions (arthritis). Despite these experiences, I’m a firm […]

Is Perfectionism Your Greatest Motivator or Your Biggest Enemy?

Are you a Perfectionist? Perfectionism is simply defined as the “refusal to accept any standard short of perfection.” This characteristic is often used to describe fitness enthusiasts and self-improvers. Is this a quality that has been ascribed to you? Have friends, family, teachers, coaches, or coworkers noticed your drive to succeed? Your need to excel? […]

10 Fitness Pro Resolution Fails — And What Works!

New Year’s Day is almost here, and for many people that means one thing: time to make New Year’s resolutions. If you’ve ever made a New Year’s resolution, chances are you’ve also abandoned one. In fact, 92 percent of New Year’s resolutions are abandoned every year, and fitness professionals are no exception. In this article, […]

Why 92% of New Year’s Resolutions Fail (and How To Set One That Won’t)

I’m tired of New Year’s Resolutions, aren’t you? I’ve made plenty of them. Care to guess how many I’ve stuck with? And (let’s be honest) I know I’m not alone. Last year, I said, “Enough!”—and it resonated with women around the world. This year, I want to help other women do the same. That’s why […]

Why You Should Continue Training Through The Holidays

The holidays are a magical time. For many of us, this time of the year is full of festivities, events, and quality time spent making memories with loved ones. It’s also a time when our routines get thrown completely out of whack. Many people take time off of work, travel, or are busy hosting relatives […]

Oct, 11 Jen Comas Mindset

Why Your Weight Fluctuates

The last two years of my life have been a wild ride, packed full of changes, both awesome and chaotic. Two biggies started it all: the amicable end of my marriage and a cross-country move. These two changes led me to leave a company that I worked for, partly owned, and loved. I then threw […]

Why I Put Myself First

I put myself first. On my to-do list. On my priority list. In my life. I was not taught to do this. I did not learn it in my home of origin or by watching women around me. In fact, that opposite is something we perhaps unconsciously preach to one another on a daily basis. […]

The Two Simplest (And Most Effective) Nutrition Tools You’ve Forgotten

Note from GGS: High-level athletes or people looking to go from “very lean” to “extremely lean” may benefit from tracking macronutrients. However, the overwhelming majority of the population could greatly benefit from simply getting in touch with what their bodies are trying to tell them, and they are the intended audience for this article   […]

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