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 noon EST on October 20th. Later 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.