Monday, May 2, 2011

Beautiful You Book Giveaway


Several weeks ago, I was lucky enough to convince talented author and body image expert Rosie Molinary to write a guest post on strategies for delight. Do take a peek at it if you haven't already, but now I'm thrilled to have a copy of her recent book - Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance - to give away!

Rosie's book guides women of all sizes, shapes, colors, ages, and orientations through one year of daily self-acceptance. But don't go thinking this book is chock full of cheesy, over-generalized affirmations; Beautiful You is sincere, insightful, and supportive without ever getting preachy or condescending. If you're struggling with your self-image right now, and could use the constant reinforcement and guidance that a body-image-focused daybook could provide, this is your lucky day, my dear.

Here's what you've got to do to enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this post telling us the thing your body does that makes you the proudest, and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified.

  2. This contest is open to international readers. I'll be mailing the book myself, so it might come slowly ... but it'll come!

  3. Cross your fingers!

Enter by midnight CST on Wednesday, May 4, 2011. I'll draw a winner at random the following day. This giveaway is open to everyone, including international readers. Good luck!



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138 comments:

Julia Jackson said...
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jingotron said...

The thing my body does that makes me proud is responding so well to kind treatment :) When I eat well and exercise my body thanks me in so many ways.

jingotron@wildmail.com

Jen said...
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Jen said...

My body gives the best hugs. My son, my husband, my sister, and my friends all tell me so. I will take you in, wrap my arms around you and squeeze you until you're ready to be done. I was built for hugging, and excel at it!

jwronko@att.net

drew said...

What a great giveaway. This book sounds wonderful. Please enter me in the drawing!

I am proud that my body keeps on going despite the ways I berate, abuse, push, nag and ignore it.

( And what serendipity -- I am hosting a book giveaway on my blog, too! )

Thanks!

www.drewmyron.com/off-the-page/

Cel said...

I'm proudest of how my body swims. I adore swimming and it makes me so happy to be able to swim and swim and feel all my muscles and know I can do that.

camoflage31 AT hotmail DOT com

Ashe @ Dramatis Personae said...

Even though I hate when my body hurts, I love when it hurts. I love when I work out and my muscles are sore and I think, I'm pushing myself. It's bonafide proof that, in some way in my life, I'm pushing myself.

mischief my dear @gmail.com

drew said...

oops -- I forgot to include my email.
dcm@drewmyron.com

JR said...

I am proud of how fast my body heals from wounds. It can grow new skin amazingly fast.

orderingformom@aol.com

Jen said...

I have hard time answering these questions to be honest and could use this book.

The thing that my body does best is love.

jeninquincy@gmail.com

JG said...

My body responds to training! I can teach it how to run long distances faster than it ever has before, or how to pick up heavy weights in new ways, and it gets stronger and faster. That never ceases to amaze me.

jewishgirlblog@gmail.com

Cyndi said...

I am proudest of my body for carrying me through each and every day, no matter how little sleep and food and how much caffeine I give it back in return.

bottomley.cs@gmail.com

Janna said...

I've been thinking about getting this book!
Lately the thing my body can do that I'm really proud of is lifting heavy barbells, sometimes up over my head. :)

Anonymous said...

My body is filled with memories: the games of Tag You're It I played behind my grandparents' house as a child in Gary, Indiana; the moves I though were so smooth at dances in high school; the miles I walked to classes and ran around the track in college; the times I made love, marveling at the pleasure my body could experience; the amazing birth of my now-grown daughter. I am proud of my history and the body that continues to move me through my life, walking me down my favorite streets, holding my husband in its arms, softer but with a lifetime of strength beneath the surface.

Alison said...

The thing my body does so well is long, long, long hikes. I can just walk for miles on end. I love that I'm strong and everything works!

ayoung@mpr.org

Amber said...

It's a tie! I have two things!

1. The thing my body does that makes me most proud is the way it naturally walks fast. Always. My body does not know how to walk slowly. It's so amusing. Even long-legged people are like, "Slow down!" And crowds do not intimidate my agile body. It glides through the people with ease, not skipping a beat.

2. The other thing my body does that makes me most proud is the way is freakishly knows how to wake up about 30 minutes before my alarm goes off. No matter what time I set my alarm, and I don't set it for the same time every day. (The thing my body does that makes me least proud is when it then turns off the alarm and falls back asleep!)


sillypuddy101 at yahoo dot com

Argentée (Oh Jolie Laide) said...

I'm sure you will hear this a lot, but I've never been more proud of my body than when it (and I) gave birth. So many of my self-esteem qualms were flat-out erased after that.

I'm loving everyone's answers. We always need more self-love!

sfkirsten23@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Wow! Great question - has me thinking much gratitude for my body. I am proudest of how my body moves, takes me places, dances...

heather_l_anthony(at)yahoo(dot)com

Keri said...

Great give away. Thank you!

I'm most proud of my body's ability to heal itself! Having had a couple of surgeries now I realized how amazing and strong my body is!!

Keri

rine74@hotmail.com

poet said...

Hooray for this being open to international readers!

I am proud of many skills my body has stored in its memory - dancing, cycling, swimming, sewing, making stuff with my hands - and I am grateful that my body continues to function quite well even though I haven't fully figured out the best way to treat it.

My email: poet_of_babylon[AT]gmx.de

Birdie said...

I am most proud of my bodies athletic ability, I can get competitive ha!

irishbirdie@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hmm I had to think about this one for a minute. I'd have to say I'm most proud of my body's immune system. Other than a two day bout of stomach flu last winter, I haven't been sick in over five years. I wish I could attribute it to sleep or diet, but I just seem to stay healthy no matter what. I'm so grateful.

laurel.bobbitt@gmail.com

koogie said...

My body keeps going. Despite a history of chronic fatigue, a reduced immune system that means I get every bug going, a heavy workload AND studying for a masters part-time, my body keeps trucking along. Sure, it bitches and moans, and reminds me when I REALLY need to take it easy. But still, it does what I need it to do, and lets me know what I can go without. Thanks body!

kirsty.bruce@gmail.com

Kate K said...

It's not graceful and it's not going to break any records but my body runs down the streets of my neighborhood and it's going to run in lots of races this summer. It takes to the training I've prescribed and every week it runs faster and farther. And its strength and ability to respond and recover have made me feel so blessed.

kiekhaefer at gmail dot com

Pranita said...

I'm proud of my body's immune system! i rarely fall ill :)

pranita319 (at) gmail (dot) com

Schinken said...

While my brain does the most work over the day in the office, my body makes me very happy with those happyness hormones in the evening when I'm playing an exhausting match of badminton. So much fun!

happyschinkensociety [at] googlemail. com

j. said...

Headstands! I do yoga about once a week, & I am not the most flexible, nor the strongest, person in class. But my body is good at headstands, & they feel good!

sisuzine at gmail dot com

Laura said...

My body gets by just as it is beautifully. I don't need to comb my hair because it never tangles, moisturise or use cleanser on my undeservedly great skin, or remember to take medication every day. I don't treat my body nearly as well as it treats me, & I take it for granted. I love that I am able to do that.

Laura said...

I should remember to leave my email address though! lauraxkelly@gmail.com

Tak said...

The thing my body does best is please the man who loves me.

I'm not a fan of myself and have huge self loathing problems, but when I see his face as he looks at me, be it sexual or just a look while we watch TV or cook, I realise my problems are in my head.

He loves me as I am, and I just need to learn to do the same thing.

ellinoora said...

I love how my body is reacting well to training it back to agility. I love how we finally can hold a wheel pose again, or the shoulderstand sequences. My body loves to move, and I should give it that much more often than I do now, but it's always grateful for what it gets.

elinoora (@) gmail dot com

anais said...

I am very proud of how fast my body learns movements of belly dancing, seen how every week my hips and belly are a little more flexible is something to been proud of :D

Martha said...

I am proud of the way my body is forgiving. I am not as kind to my body as I should be during times of stress, but my body still lets me go throughout my stressful days!

martha.bordogna@gmail.com

Tracey said...

The thing my body does best is, at 49 years old, I have finally started to really exercise. My body surprises me at what it can do!! I'm so proud, I ran my first mile and a half~~Never have I done this before. It's about feeling great, and I do!
tarancourt@yahoo.com

Sarah Burgess said...

I love this, Poet! "- and I am grateful that my body continues to function quite well even though I haven't fully figured out the best way to treat it."

Haha, I feel the same way! I'm grateful my body is letting me stay alive and kicking long enough for me to realize all I should be doing for it, and for taking new steps over the last few weeks to correct my health issues.

I love Rosie's blog, and would love a copy of this book (6 weeks in my "Save for Later" Amazon Cart as I'm too broke to buy it! LOL).

Reading blogs like yours, Sal, and Rosie's, has really helped me alot. I'm new to fashion and personal style blogging, but love that you've added the most important part of style - a healthy body image!

Bless you both!

xoxo

Sarah
Sarah.L.Burgess@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I can reach up and touch the ceiling, and then bend over and touch my knuckles to the floor

julia(dot)reynolds(at)gmail(dot)com

booksNyarn said...

What about my body am I most proud of? That would be my tattoos. I have five, and they were each done at different points in my life - some spiritual, some reminders, all with love.

booksNyarn said...

Whoops!

My email is booksyarnink(at)gmail(dot)com

Una Gatta said...

I am very proud of how my body surprises me now and again with being able to do things I've never expected it to do - taekwondo training for instance (a huge surprise after being told I was not flexible for years!)

My email is novikovavic@gmail.com

Thank you for the beautiful blog - it is a source of inspiration!

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

I am proud that my body keeps on ticking! As a 46 yo with a new 3 yo in the house...it's tiring, but I'm keeping up. I've always had more negative than positive body thoughts, love the sound of this book!
nutthse (at) bellsouth (dot) net

bozburney said...

My body is working hard on changing, it is good at keep going, and getting better at it all the time.

bozburney(@)windstream.net

K2 said...

I was proud of my body when I was pregnant with my son. Even though I gained 50 lbs, my body did not develop a single stretch mark.

k2bernhard@gmail.com

Jessica said...

My body carries me. I know that there is a reservoir of strength just waiting at all times to be tapped into to take me through life.

geekgrrl@bust.com

Bassoongrlspam said...

My Body nurtured and carried to term two wonderful babies. Now two and five.

Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said...

My body can squat 200lbs.

samanthaamenzies [at] gmail [dot] com

Holy Hannah said...

My body helps me make through every day, I know I have not treated my body in the best ways over the years, but it's never failed me yet! It's a good body, I think I will keep it for awhile.

Stephaniepaige123@hotmail.com

Koukla said...

My body is into changes right now, i'm going to the gym and he feels better everyday. I'm proud of these changes.


koukla666 [at] gmail [dot] com

Rudyinparis said...

My body can run and run and run! rudyinparis [at]gmail.com

Elise said...

My body has been through some major changes in the past year. It is all for the best, but I am still working on my self image and feeling good about my body. I look forward to the day when I can really feel beautiful. I may have to read this book whether I win or not.

hollyetf at yahoo dot com

Jill said...

my body spontaneously breaks out into random dance moves when you would least expect it-in the grocery store, while cleaning, etc. it knows how to lighten a mood even when the rest of me doesn't.

hursonjc@gmail.com

Mel said...

I love that my body is well suited to my physical job. I can lift, carry, contort myself into strange positions - all requirements of my job, and all things my body lets me do without question. It may fight back a little so I don't overexert myself, but it always comes through for me.

melklamb (AT) gmail(DOT)com

Katie W... said...

I'm proud of my body for getting through each new day despite the way I treat it. It is excellent at days full of activity and days of lazy napping.

katiewblog@gmail.com

Rachel said...

The thing that my body does best is it gave me my babies. Both weighing in at 8 lbs and perfectly healthy without a single complication. My babies are now 5 and 2 and still perfect in every way.
rachelannstott(at)yahoo(dot)com

Erin said...

My body makes me proud by being wonderful. I'm happy with my body, but my sister, who is my best friend is not. She has suffered through eating disorders, and doesn't recognize how beautiful and special she is. I want to win this book for her.
libgirl9 at hotmail dot com

akabini said...

I'm proud of my quadriceps, for being strong enough to bike up wicked hills when I was a girl, and for carrying me forward through two marathons,

akabini@me.com

Meg the Grand said...

My body keeps running even when my mind tries to give up - my legs are fabulous and get a lovely massage after each race :)

megan.grandstaff@gmail.com

THANKS!!!

Emily said...

My body loves to move and forgives me when I don't. My body gives splendid hugs.

emily (dot) mcintyre (at) rocketmail.com

craft said...

I'm proud that my body wakes up early and gives me strength in the morning :)

barbara5503 said...

This book has been on my wishlist for a while, so here's hoping. I don't have great health, so this is a good topic for me. My body loves working in the garden, even though it hurts.

Stefanie said...

I love my stomach. It is the first thing to react when I start working out after a hiatus, and it is always strong enough to support me!

s.l.gorzelsky@gmail.com

Niki said...

My body makes me proudest when I work out. We've both come a long way with health and i'm glad it hasn't quit on me yet.

nikole[dot]ross[at]gmail[com]

Hope said...

My body makes me proud when it keeps going, long after my mind was sure it would quit - hiking, biking, playing tennis...

riderhed (at) gmail.com

WA_side said...

So many special bodies, for so many special reasons.

I know it should be easy to answer, but I find making positive comments about myself or my body exceedingly difficult.

I am proud of my body for carrying me through my day, whether good or bad, it always takes me through to the end of it. If I tell myself "I am proud" enough, one day I might believe it.

wa(underscore)side at gmail dot com

WA_side said...

Oh and I also meant to say "Hooray" for a contest open to International readers. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I love thinking about what my body can do - carry me through long days, lift heavy weights, and give great hugs.

brown_maureen(at)hotmail(dot)com

Shawn Catherine said...
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Shawn Catherine said...

(with email address this time ... scgfisher@gmail.com)

I am most proud of the fact that my body is extremely strong on multiple levels. I have given birth; I have survived massive amounts of trauma (from head to toe); I have been turned inside out by the whim's of Life's comings and goings ... and comings and goings. And my body continues to uphold me, support me, and provide strength and comfort to me and those around me.

marisa said...

i'm most proud that my body can carry my children. no, not in the preggo sense. i mean literally. i used to struggle with a 20-lb bag of dog food. now i can carry 80+ pounds of small human. i'm strong!

my recent discovery that my body can dance is also awesome.

marisaring@gmail.com

marthachick said...

My body is a soft place for my daughter to wrap herself up in love.

mchickadee@gmail.com

Kristine said...

I am proud that my body can learn new skills! As a middle-aged woman I am learning to play tennis and it's a thrill to get it right. Never been an athlete so this is great fun.
docketmonkey@yahoo.com

Patricia Flores said...

I feel proud of my body whenever I have the chance to show someone I love how much I care about them...Massaging my mom´s shoulders when she is feeling stressed, a warm hug with my boyfriend before he is leaving for work or a sweet kiss on my beautiful niece's cheek are some of the greatest things my body can do.
Thanks for the giveaway! :)

patriciafloresingles@gmail.com

Jessi said...

only one thing that i love about my body? can't do it!

i love too many parts...

i love my jiggly butt... my soft tummy... my strong arms and legs... my cute little boobies... my smiling face... my freckles...

and most of all i love what my body means. i see my family in it (how much i look like my brother and sister... how i look like pictures of my grandmother when she was younger)... and i love how well it fits with my husbands body. and i love that someday... my body will be the oven in which to bake babies.

pretty cool for one lowly person...

jessi
finnpuppy@gmail.com

MsMolly said...

My body stretches beautifully, like a cat.

ohsaycanyousay said...

This looks like a fantastic book! Thanks for the opp, Sally!

My legs are strong from years of horseback riding when I was a kid/teen. They've maintained their strength to this day!

cassomatic@gmail.com

lisa said...

My body makes me the proudest when I am reminded that it carried two beautiful children and is strong enough to bounce back when I'm ready.

lisa.snow.page@gmail.com

Evelyn said...

I can't pick just one-I love the way my strong legs carry me on my bicycle, and I love the skills my hands have learned and keep learning-playing musical instruments, cooking, and sewing.

evel8yn at gmail dot com

Tracy said...

My body doesn't care about the limits my mind sets for it. Can't cope with pain? Oh yes I can, my body says. Can't heal quickly? Watch me, my body says. Continually proves my limiting thoughts wrong and I love it.

tracy At thedaoofdoing Dot com

The D said...

I love that my body allows me to play roller derby- I can skate hard, hit hard, fall hard and push myself to get better. All of that, and my body rarely gets a bruise, and is ready for more really quickly!

My email is whyeatcrayons03 at yahoo.com

Su said...

My eyes & my hands. My eyes, because everyone says they can always see joy & caring in them. My hands, because they bring me please, in holding my hunny's hand, stroking my dog & cats, but they're capable too. They can make clothing, hang wallpaper, bake, clean and write.

Kitmacdonald@cox.net

Melis said...

My body weathered and survived cancer; though I have been fine for more than 15 years that fact still amazes me every day.

melismelis at gmail dot com

Bekki said...

This is a hard one! My body frustrates me in so many ways, but I am proud that my body still has complete functionality. I am thankful that my legs work, though they're in constant pain. My hands still move and earn my living, though they hurt and protest. I have so much to be thankful for, even when I am in pain.

bekkileigh@gmail.com

Karen Gibson said...

I am proudest of my body when it hears Celtic music and begins to dance steps that I am sure I don't know!

wdkmg@pipeline.com

Cynthia said...

What my body does now that makes me the proudest is fight back.

gypsumoon at embarqmail dot com

Thanks Sal.

Kelly W said...

My body responds well to exercise. I can't believe how good I feel after a hard cardio session!

Fabskater@aol.com

ChildDev said...
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Jordan A. said...

One thing that my body does that makes me proud: have the most powerful and silly array of laugh sounds out of anyone I know. Sometimes I cackle, sometimes I bust, and sometimes I titter, but I am definitely proud of my side-hurting laughter.

jordanalam@gmail.com

Francie said...

I'm proudest of how my body has carried me through so many hard times. It has been through a lot and it has this amazing capacity to bounce back. It's kind of wonderful.

franciejn at gmail dot com

fspitz said...

I am proud that my body gave me three beautiful sons and that everyday it allows me to help my husband with his physical challenges.

fspitz@wi.rr.com

jpetroroy said...

My muscular thigh can power me forward while I run and my legs forward when I bike

jpetroroy at gmail dot com

Angela said...

My body is naturally inclined toward singing - even before I took lessons, transferred to a high school with a reputable program, and finished a university degree in music, my voice is something that has drawn people to me, which can be either good or bad, but is definitely powerful as a somewhat shy person. Singing is extremely vulnerable, as I'm sure you know from your own experiences, Sally - my instrument is my very body.
yabobubble at hotmail.

AnnaSpringer said...

Angela's comment made me think. I was thinking about my body in terms of physical strength/athletic ability, but to be honest, I'm not usually very proud of myself in that way. But I am proud of my body when I sing. I feel good about myself, more free when I sing.
So, thanks, Angela, for getting me outside my box.

annaspringer@abbacominc.com

Karissa said...

I'm proud of my body for its ability to heal itself. I'm totally amazed by how my body responds to the way I eat, exercise, and sleep, and how it's happy to repair the damage I've caused when I do choose to treat it well.

karissa.sauder at gmail dot com

Cathy Chamberlain said...

I am proud that my body is able to exercise almost every day. I am 46, and I get sore, but I keep on going!

jchamb9654@aol.com

Cathy Chamberlain said...

I am proud that my body is resilient. I had a foot surgery recently, and the recovery was long, but with a lot of work, I am back close to 100%.

jchamb9654@aol.com

Hannah said...

my body is fantastic at power-walking and hugging and looking stunning in flip-flops, but recently (and most excitingly for now) my body has become quite good at leaving me soft skin without pimples or anything of the sort!

hannahpasternak at yahoo dot com

Emily said...
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Emily said...

This is a toughie -- I love my body, but often hate it at the same time...chronic pain/illnesses.

BUT there are things my body does that make me proud -- honestly, there are a million things; when you have health problems, you also can see how many things go RIGHT without us even trying. I can walk, I can see, I can hear, I can feel the sun on my face. I'm amazed by what goes right without my even trying.

emilykellis@gmail.com

Cookbook said...

I'm really proud when my body doesn't totally collapse after a long, hard run.

leadpaintcookbook [at] gmail [dot] com

Betony said...

My body is fabulous when I'm walking or running. My body gets me from place to place and I'm grateful and in awe that it has the ability to do so.

Betonyfashion@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

I love how my body DANCES! I've been a dancer my whole life, and now I can dance with a hula hoop, too :)

dancerjess@gmail.com

Chrys said...

It probably sounds kinda weird, but lately I'm very proud of how well my body learned stage combat training, even when I'm out of practice. I do improv comedy instead now, but my work is very physically active and varied thanx to knowing how to run into things and fall on the floor ;-)

QOTCPcf(at)gmail(dot)com

Mrs MK said...

I'm proud that my body has rhythm!

mindle22@yahoo.com

Mariló said...

Although I'm still learning to love myself, I like that my ears love music, my eyes love beautiful landscapes, my nose loves the smell of the rain, my feet love walking, and my mind loves to create beautiful dreams.
Petitemess@gmail.com

afkjl said...

The thing that my body does that makes me proud is that it remains healthy despite the common belief that, for my size, I should have all sorts of ailments and be unable to exercise as vigorously and often as I do. All my doctors are surprised but I am not. She's a good little machine!

trezlen@gmail.com

C'estChic! said...

Hello Dear Sal,
I am grateful for my body's ability to restore what I thought was lost: by my late 40's I was having more and more trouble with my feet, unable to walk very far, walk barefoot, or (horrors!) wear shoes with any kind of style-factor. Through gentle persistance & persuasion (& tai chi & yoga!), I'M BACK ON MY FEET! Yay!!!

Anonymous said...

my body forgives me for restricting, and surprises me with the energy and endurance necessary for recovery.

kirsten.anneke@gmail.com

Jackie said...

My body rewards me when I get outside and soak in the sunshine by giving me the biggest rush of endorphins! Also, my hair curls naturally.

jackiewyse [at] gmail [dot] com

er!ka said...

My body is flexible! It doesn't take much extra daily stretching to achieve incredible flexibility and movement. For me, this signifies a deeper flexibility within my spirit and a responsiveness to care and love.

ilikestehmusik(at)gmail(dot)com

rhorner79 said...

My body communicates! I am a flailing, arm throwing, jumping around, tripping-over-myself with excitement talker. I love that my brain, mouth, and limbs all work in tandem when I express myself to the world.

Angelica said...

I spent three years, desperately, life-threateningly ill. I dropped out of high school and spent several brutal years of exhaustion, illness and stress that I don't entirely remember.

But eventually, I gained my GED, got accepted into a strong liberal arts school, traveled around Ireland, hiked remote and breathtaking parts of New Zealand for six months, and finally graduated cum laude. I'm proud of my body for showing me strength and resilience and bringing me through this.

ansgouros@gmail.com

Ruth said...

The thing that my body does that makes me the most proud is that it is able to recover from illness when I give it the chance. If I nourish it properly, it takes care of me.

mccoy017@uwp.edu

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Amaranta said...

I'm proud that I have the perfect body for myself. I do not envy anybody's body and I'm proud of that.

profmaite [at] yahoo [.] com

Melanee said...

Giving birth to my son, that was the proudest I've ever been of my body. But on a day to day basis I'm proud that I am able to do yoga. I'm proud of how strong I am.

melanee.dahl@yahoo.com

saru said...

I am proud of my body for loyally sticking with me through all the nasty thoughts I have thrown at it. It knows that one day we will be at peace. I would love this book to help me on my way

Saru

sezappia@hotmail.com

Kay said...

The thing that I love about my body is that no matter what size I'm in, My body responds beautifully when I treat it better.

A rosy glow, a twinkle in the eye, bottomless energy, that 'I can anything right now' feeling - all when I workout even if it's only for just 30 mins. I love it!

The book sounds fantastic..

cs19647@yahoo.com

Heather Wardell said...

My body knows what it wants to eat. I don't always DO it, but when I listen it always knows and it is always right. Smart body!

sapphireninja [@] gmail

Roo said...

My body makes me proud when I can sit in coach and leg room is not an issue! I like you, short legs.

marissa.hartley@gmail.com

Cindy said...

I love my brain for the opportunities it has given me!
classact15@yahoo.com

Jenergy! said...

Tonight at the gym I discovered that I can run! I can run!! I'm so proud and excited that my body (that I have abused and misused in so many ways over the years) is rewarding my hard work and perseverance and now... now I can run. Yay!

jenergy2004(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Tomix said...

Thank you for this giveaway!

I'm proud that my body has strength and power to struggle. I'm recovering from anorexia and it's not that easy, but I see how thankful and happy my body is when I learn to listen to it and to treat it intuitively.
I hated my body so many times before, but during the recovery process I understood that it deserves love.

kot.kotya @ gmail.com

Terese said...

I am proud that my body still speaks to me, even though I'm recovering from not listening to it for years.
I'm learning to listen to the hints it is giving me, and it feels amazing.

parcelhuspanter@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am grateful to my body for bearing two beautiful children, and giving me the strength after to keep running after them, to be resilient when I don't treat it well, to keep going when I haven't slept, or eaten properly, and still manage to stay well when everyone else is sick, if only so I could look after them. My strong body has allowed me to be the backbone of my family, and I haven't always given it the credit it was due.

Anonymous said...

I am grateful to my body for bearing two beautiful children, and giving me the strength after to keep running after them, to be resilient when I don't treat it well, to keep going when I haven't slept, or eaten properly, and still manage to stay well when everyone else is sick, if only so I could look after them. My strong body has allowed me to be the backbone of my family, and I haven't always given it the credit it was due.

I forgot - the email is
blackheart1970@live.com

Michele said...

I am thankful that my legs are truly pistons, carrying me where I need to go, supporting me so I can shoulder a load and ready to deliver a wicked side kick if the situation ever arises. :-)

shipwin "at" columbus "dot" rr "dot" com

Laurelann said...

I love the way my body is expressive, the way I can convey my thoughts and feelings with a twitch of my nose or by throwing up my arms or even the way that I stand. I am particularly appreciative of this because I am involved in community theatre and have spent a lot of time scrutinizing body language to learn from it. I am a wonderful mimic and that's part of who I am.

laurelah90@gmail.com

irelassred said...

I love how hard I can push my body during a run or weight lifting session. It feels so good & strong! When I exercise regularly I love my body, all of it!
kellid phillips@ gmail.com

Tara said...

The thing my body does that makes me proud is pushing through and reaching higher levels when I exercise. Just when I think I'm down and out, I find that hidden reserve of energy that helps me keep going.

Tina said...

I'm proudest when my body succeeds to be lifted on my hands in one of the yoga poses which seemed to be impossible a couple of months ago.

tina_preseren(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kate said...

I'm proudest when my body gets me where I need to go! I cycle almost everywhere, thanks to my strong legs and back.

katemhoops(at)gmail(dot)com

Lily M said...

My body may get sick, may get tired, but it's been there for me everyday that I've needed it.. i've never woken up body-less. Joking aside, my body does everything I want to it, and surprises me when I need it the most -- thanks, body, for letting me stay up late to study for exams, going the extra mile when I feel like I need to stop, and rocking skinny jeans.
cafetable@msn.com :]

Anonymous said...

Great idea to give away such a positive book on your positive blog!

My body makes me proud/happy when it dances. Whenever it hears a good beat it gets creative and unafraid and just grooves. Sometimes it can't help itself!

pepi.paige@gmail.com

Maria said...

My body talks to me...that is, it scerams out loud that, yes, it can run a marathon, and laughs that it is strong enough to climb trees. It yells that it can dance all night, and giggles when it fogets to stop. It quietly lets me know when it is hungry or sick, or when it is tired and wants to sleep....
My body is my friend and whispers all it's secrets.

Maria said...

Oops, forget email: mariafletcher68@yahoo.com

Edamommy said...

I don't look it but I'm strong and can last a good long time -- great resilience. I love that my body buoys me up during long work days on my feet, kept me going when I was giving birth to three sons and generally is there for me when I need to go right NOW, you know what I mean? I like being able to be quick on my feet.

dwan at digitalpark dot com

Diana said...

The best thing my body does is slowly work its way up to yoga asanas that I had once thought were impossible.

dianalynnsmiles (at) gmail (dot) com

Sierra H. said...

My body makes me proudest by the way it heals itself from sickness, stress, allergies, etc. My body is always moving towards wholeness.

sierra847@hotmail.com