Consciously Committing: the Body Warrior Pledge

 

Love Your Body Day is Wednesday, October 19th, and my goal is to get ALL of you to sign a pledge to making a conscious commitment to be  your own body champion.  Below, you’ll find The Body Warrior Pledge that I drafted three years ago and is featured on Day 2 of Beautiful You.

Pledge your desire to champion yourself by hitting the comments section below, sharing with us which statement you are making the MOST conscious commitment to embrace, and then signing off with your name (check out the comments–  I’m there, too!). Then, send this link to all of your girlfriends who should also be championing themselves and start a mini revolution amongst yourselves.  The pledge needs to be signed by midnight EST on October 19th.  Then on October 20th, I am drawing general prize winners (Byoo-tee tees, a copy of Molly Barker’s Lit from Within book, a journal, copies of Voces Latinas, Hijas Americanas, and Beautiful You– there will be 10 winners overall) and a grand prize winner * (read about it below) from all of the folks who have signed the pledge so go ahead and get you and your friends in the drawing.

The grand prize allows one blog winner the opportunity to experience an incredible opportunity:  One month of coaching with Amanda Page, MFA/Trained Professional Co-active Coach.  This prize includes one hour long Discovery Session and three half hour coaching calls to be scheduled over the course of one month.  With this prize, you’ll be able to get clear on what you want and what actions you need to take, you’ll be held accountable, and really know your values and what it’s like to live a life aligned with them.  A $400 value.

Every single commenter will be entered in the general prize drawing.  Since coaching requires the client’s desire to be coached, to be entered for the grand prize, just put COACHING! in your comment and I’ll put you in the drawing for the grand prize of coaching with Amanda Page.

Let’s start our journey to body warrior amazingness!

The Body Warrior Pledge

Because I understand that my love and respect for my body are metaphors of my love and respect for my self and soul, I pledge to do the following:

To stop berating my body and to begin celebrating the vessel that I have been given. I will remember the amazing things my body has given me: the ability to experience the world with a breadth of senses, the ability to perceive and express love, the ability to comfort and soothe, and the ability to fight, provide, and care for humanity.

To understand that my body is an opportunity not a scapegoat.

To be the primary source of my confidence. I will not rely on or wait for others to define my worth.

To let envy dissipate and allow admiration to be a source of compassion by offering compliments to others.

To gently but firmly stand up for myself when someone says to me (or I say to myself) something harmful.

To change the inner-monologue in my head to one that sees possibility not problems, potential not shortcomings, blessings not imperfections.

To give my body the things that it needs to do its work well: plenty of water, ample movement, stretches, rest, and good nutrition, and to limit or eliminate the things that do not nurture my body.

To see exercise as a way to improve my internal health and strength instead of a way to fight or control my body.

To understand that my weight is not good or bad. It is just a number, and I am only good.

To love my body and my self today. I do not have to weigh ten pounds less, have longer hair, or to have my degree in my hand to have worth. I have worth just as I am, and I embrace that power.

To recognize my body’s strengths.

To no longer put off the things that I wish to experience because I am waiting to do them in a different body.

To understand that a body, just like a personality, is like a fingerprint: a wonderful embodiment of my uniqueness.

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49 responses to “Consciously Committing: the Body Warrior Pledge”

  1. PJ

    I pledge to feed my body the nutrition it needs to heal so I can be truly healthy in body and soul and get on with living rather than existing.
    PJ

  2. JL @ Stop Chasing Skinny

    I want to change the inner dialogue in my head!

    I love this Rosie — I sent the link out on Facebook and Twitter

  3. Rosie

    I pledge to give my body what it needs to do its work well.

  4. alice

    ‘To let envy dissipate and allow admiration to be a source of compassion by offering compliments to others’.

    I love this. Compliments for everyone!

  5. Kip DeForest

    I pledge to readjust my sails by thinking of my body as the vessel for going forward and enjoying all that life has to offer me – without judgement of others – or myself! All coaching welcome!

    Kip DeForest

  6. Katie

    I love all of these pledges, but especially too be the primary source of my confidence. I will not rely on or wait for others to define my worth.

  7. Jamie

    I signed the pledge in the book when I started my journey a few short months ago, but it is a pledge we need to read and re-read….commit and re-affirm over and over…at least I do. I am sharing this on my FB and Twitter! I wouldn’t mind winning, but in a sense we all win when we love and respect our bodies…the coaching is just a bonus!

  8. Analia

    I pledge to forgive myself for the harm I have done to my body and to start the healing process one day at a time.
    COACHING!!!

  9. Trish

    I pledge to give my body the things that it needs to do its work well: plenty of water, ample movement, stretches, rest, and good nutrition, and to limit or eliminate the things that do not nurture my body.

    This is exactly what I have been trying to put into words for some time now. Thanks! (and yes, please, on the COACHING entry)

  10. Hannah

    I pledge to honor and listen to my body and to continue in the recovery I have worked so hard for!
    COACHING!!!

  11. jen

    I pledge to change the inner-monologue in my head to one that sees possibility not problems, potential not shortcomings, blessings not imperfections.

    Rock on! I teach a yoga class the night before, I’ll mention it! Awesome!

  12. Kate

    Wow, this says it all for me..

    I pledge to understand that my body is an opportunity not a scapegoat.

    Bring on the evolutionary conscious awareness of women! x

    1. Kate

      Oh, and COACHING

  13. Katie

    Love this pledge!

    The part that really hits the spot right now though is:

    To gently but firmly stand up for myself when someone says to me (or I say to myself)something harmful.

    I would be the one I need to worry about the most, goes with changing the inner monologue.

  14. Kari

    this hit home for me in so many ways!
    I pledge to respect my body and mind.

    To encourage myself with kindness and love and be gentle with myself every day.

    To continue on my road to health and happiness without judging my body.

    To nourish my body with good food and my mind with positive thoughts.

    To love myself just as I am.

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  16. Kate

    “To change the inner-monologue in my head to one that sees possibility not problems, potential not shortcomings, blessings not imperfections.” Amen, amen, amen.

    I need more Beautiful You in my life – and since I just finished my morning meditation series, I have the perfect time and space for it! Thank you, Rosie!

    Oh, and COACHING!

    Kate

  17. Alison

    I pledge to live!

    Thanks, Rosie.
    Alison

    1. Alison

      And what I meant by that was… I pledge to stop berating my body and to begin celebrating the vessel that I have been given. I will remember the amazing things my body has given me: the ability to experience the world with a breadth of senses, the ability to perceive and express love, the ability to comfort and soothe, and the ability to fight, provide, and care for humanity.

  18. Chris E

    “To change the inner-monologue in my head”. My concentration on possibilities over problems has begun.

    This has been a long time coming. I just started my Beautiful You adventure. May it save me.

    COACHING

    Happy day all of you!!

    Chris E

  19. Jeane

    I pledge at the age of 62 to begin to love and accept my body for what it is and the gift it has been to me. To not allow others to tell me that I’m not beautiful and to try to erase all the negatives that have been fed to me over the years. God made me and he doesn’t make mistakes!

  20. Sheri Gallagher

    “To change the inner monologue in my head to one that sees possiblity not problems,Potential not shortcomings, blessings not imperfections.”

  21. Raquel

    Sounds fabulous! COACHING!

  22. C.J.

    To be the primary source of my confidence. I will not rely on or wait for others to define my worth… Such an important commitment to keep in mind.

    And COACHING!

  23. Ashley Brand

    I pledge to try and reverse my negative body image. To surround myself with people who will only bring me up and not put me down. To eat healthy and make sure I am getting good nutrients. To realize I cannot do everything and it is okay to say no sometimes. To realize I am BEAUTIFUL as I am.

  24. Anna

    I pledge to honor my body for its strength in growing and nurturing my daughter, not to worry about how much it has changed since pregnancy.

  25. shawnacy

    i pledge to be good to my body. to drive it when it needs to be driven and to give it rest when rest is required. it is the vehicle that has to get me through the next 50 years, and i won’t take it for granted.
    i’ve been taking care of my mother who has MS, and am more and more appreciative every day for the bones and muscles that move, for the synapses that fire and respond, and for the ability to move with purpose through each day.

    thank you for this.
    … also… COACHING!!

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  27. KCLAnderson (Karen)

    I pledge to live by my new mantra: I am not broken. I do not need to be fixed. I may not have a perfect body or perfect habits, but who I am at my core is whole, complete, and good. When I believe this and live this, my body comes to its natural, healthy weight.

    1. KCLAnderson (Karen)

      COACHING!

  28. Susan

    I pledge t no longer put off the things that I wish to experience because I am waiting to do them in a different body.

    Thanks for this — and yes, please, for COACHING!!!

  29. Arlene

    I pledge to love my body, to eat more nutritious foods. I am whole and complete just the way I am.
    COACHING

  30. isabel

    This pledge is awesome. They all resonate, but I really want to work on this one, so I pledge to stop berating my body and to begin celebrating the vessel that I have been given. I will remember the amazing things my body has given me: the ability to experience the world with a breadth of senses, the ability to perceive and express love, the ability to comfort and soothe, and the ability to fight, provide, and care for humanity.

    Please include me for COACHING!

  31. Christina

    I love this section of the pledge: To give my body the things that it needs to do its work well: plenty of water, ample movement, stretches, rest, and good nutrition, and to limit or eliminate the things that do not nurture my body. #COACHING

  32. Bethany

    This couldn’t be more timely-what a beautiful and inspirational gift, thank you! All of it is so relevant, but the part that really hits home is :
    To be the primary source of my confidence. I will not rely on or wait for others to define my worth.

    This has been the core of my spiritual journey for months now, and this is a fabulous reminder! I want to own my power and stand in the light of my grace as a mother, teacher, yogi, lover and friend! So happy to feel so inspired and connected here today!
    COACHING would be amazing, thanks!

  33. Melanee Dahl

    This all spoke to me. I need to work on so many of these things. But one spoke out a lot to me:To give my body the things that it needs to do its work well: plenty of water, ample movement, stretches, rest, and good nutrition, and to limit or eliminate the things that do not nurture my body. I was doing so much better at this until I got pregnant. Now I’m out of control and not treating my body well anymore. I recommit to make a better effort to nourish myself (and my growing little one). (COACHING)

  34. Melissah Weiner

    And just this AM I was kvetching about numbers on a scale and kvelling about how my new eye cream didn’t last more than an hour. Then I read this.

    Thanks… I needed that readjustment 🙂 #COACHING

  35. Ann Becker-Schutte

    What a powerful invitation. As we face a time of stress, I promise not to neglect my body, to remember that it carries me through each day.

    And please include my entry for the COACHING! 🙂

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  38. Romy Parker

    I pledge to change the inner-monologue in my head to one that sees possibility not problems, potential not shortcomings, blessings not imperfections…I need to remember that life is really, really good right now.
    Please enter me for COACHING! Many thanks!

  39. Kimberly Jones

    I pledge to nourish my body with the appropriate amount of food and to feed my brain with positive thoughts. I will listen to my body and give it rest if that is what it needs.
    (COACHING)

  40. Moira Delgado

    Thank you! Gracias por compartir este mensaje tan bello. I will be teaching a yoga class with the theme, “Love Your Body” and this pledge is perfect. All my classes face away from the mirror so students can focus on what they feel in their bodies and listen to them. We already have the inner knowledge and power to nurture, love and take care of our mental and physical well-being.

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    I just started working through your book yesterday, so I took the Body Warrior Pledge today. Amazingness, here I come!

  45. jaya

    I took the pledge. awe inspiring.

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