Current Goal: Daily Activity Sandwiches

Big news! I’m coding again for a small tech firm out of PA and I sort of feel like my career has gone full circle. I started out of college (graduating with a master’s in Instructional Technology) as a multimedia programmer. After a couple of years I left that position to teach web development and multimedia […]

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GGS Spotlight: Keri Burns

Name: Keri Burns Age: 38 Location: Sparks, NV What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? It means finding your balance. I’m a mother of two young girls, a wife, personal trainer or ‘teacher of strength’ as I like to say…working hard everyday to be what *I* want to be as well as […]

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Kettlebells 101: 5 Best Exercises and Tips for Getting Started

A common misconception among people who are new to kettlebell training is that you need to “get in shape” or be at a certain level of fitness in order to use kettlebells. I assure you, you can start training with kettlebells right now, no matter what your fitness level and exercise history is. Starting any […]

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Why More Cardio Is Not The Answer

Note from GGS: The information in this article is intended for individuals seeking body composition change, and is not applicable if your primary focus is to improve your athletic performance, particularly if you’re an endurance athlete. “Should I do more cardio?” Many women are hasty in their decision to do more cardio when they stop […]

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The Reminder I Needed

There are some things I’m just a sucker for… My oldest when he puts my arm around me and asks for something in that smartass-I-know-you’re-going-to-say-no-glance-but-I’m-going-to-try-to-charm-you-anyway look. Little Bean when he tilts his head down and looks up with that grin only your 5-year-old can give you. And my damn husband when he asks me to go out […]

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A 2 Soundtrack Sensational Sunday

This morning I was able to sleep until 8:30 — EIGHT THIRTY! This is unheard of at my house. If it’s not the kids waking me up at the butt crack of dawn it’s my stupid body, which is now trained to get up at  5 a.m., thanks to hitting the gym super early for the past three years. Not this morning […]

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No Trace! Well… Except When it Motivates Me

Trying to keep the house clean with kids it’s a constant battle. Who am I kidding? It’s probably just as hard without kids – – I just don’t remember those days. Now I’m buried by Legos and Matchbox cars. There always seems to be something on the counters — mail, papers, bills, CRUMBS! And the Nerf bullets, oh […]

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Help! My Daughter Thinks She’s Fat!

Note from GGS: Often women ask Erin for advice on how to handle this conversation with their daughters. But it goes without saying that this advice applies to daughters and sons. At some point most (if not all) kids will begin to observe and talk about body shapes and weight, theirs and others’. It’s a […]

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Reinventing Dessert: Espresso Chocolate Brownies

Why suffer through life without dessert? Enjoy these "healthier" chocolate brownies, loaded with all the flavor, but without added sugar or guilt.

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2 Sick Kids and a Metronome

It’s never a good day when BOTH kids are home sick. The 10-Year-Old has some kind of virus and the 5-Year-Old is sporting the latest in pre-k style: pink eyes. I took both to the doctors first thing and then we camped out all morning. One kid in bed, one watching movies and me on […]

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