Browsing articles in "Mindset"

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 […]

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Oct
7
2014

The 6-Step Process To Changing Any Habit

  If you’re interested in learning how to truly change a habit, we highly recommend reading through Part 1 and Part 2 of this series from Dr. Brooke, here and here.   If you’re not satisfied with your weight and your body, I’d be willing to bet that you are pretty excited when a new diet […]

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Sep
26
2014

How to (Truly) Change Your Habits

    Be honest. What habits are keeping you from what you really WANT?   Identifying behaviors that are sabotaging your efforts – in detail – is a key step to making real change. Change efforts fail because you don’t realize that you have to be more clear on why you do what you do and […]

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Jill Coleman
Jul
15
2014

Why “Comply Or Die” Doesn’t Work For Fat Loss

  When I first started personal training and teaching fitness classes in 1999, it initially surprised me that all my clients would also ask me about nutrition. “Can I tell you what I eat and you can tell me if I should change anything?” Or, “Just tell me what to eat and I’ll do whatever […]

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Jul
8
2014

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.   Solid advice, but sometimes it’s downright hard to make change. […]

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Apr
4
2014

Why Motivation Is Overrated

  Motivation is a funny thing. 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 […]

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Jan
7
2014

20 Tips For Combatting the Winter Blues

    While it may not be cold, dark and wintery for everyone this time of year, it certainly is for many. So we at Girls Gone Strong wanted to offer our readers a collection of ways to stay strong, happy and low stress in mind, body and spirit during the winter months.   We […]

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