SGBC’s Closing Ceremonies + Amazing Grass Giveaway!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on July 31, 2009

Before we get to it, I’d like to wish Oh She Glows Happy 9 months of blogging!! Exactly 9 months ago today, this blog was born with a ‘boo’ on Halloween night. Can you believe I have written 761 posts!? No wonder my fingers hurt! :D

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It’s been a busy month!!!


My own personal calendar…


Sorry Todoist, this just works for me! I’m not even ashamed to admit it!

I have had so much fun doing the Summer Glow Boot Camp. We have had so many awesome discussions, guest posts, giveaways, and booty kicking exercises to shake things up a little!

For those of you who missed some of the fun, I have gathered most of the posts together below for your reading pleasure:

Summer Glow Boot Camp Wrap Up

WEEK 1: Reflection: How we think, feel, and perceive our current selves

Angela on Dear Body

Angela on Make-up: Can we live without it?

Angela’s Interval Training workout

Zesty makes Balsamic Salmon

WEEK 2: Goal Setting

Angela on Let’s Set Some Goals!

Stacy on Exercise and Hydration

Angela interviews Celebrity Trainer, Valerie Waters

Zesty makes whole grain oatmeal pancakes

Guest Exercises with Stacy

WEEK 3: Getting Over The Hump

Caitlin on Staying Motivated

Kath on How to fuel workouts

Guest exercises with April

Angela on One of her greatest life lessons (and her pre-race meal)

Madison on Friends Getting Fit

WEEK 4: It’s all about the self-love baby!

Angela on Learning to love the journey

Zesty on Roots vegetables jazzed up

Bobbi’s mini bootcamp + Angela discovers Tweetdeck (bahaha)

Leslie on Feeling confident in summer clothes

Video: 10-minute total body workout by trainer Marci Lall (made exclusively for the SGBC!)

WEEK 5: Where do we go from here?

VIDEO: Angela on Keeping Our Eye On The Prize

Personal Trainer, Jodie’s top 3 core blasting moves


Whew, what a month, eh?? :) So much fun! I have taken away so many great pieces of advice and have learned more ways to appreciate all the awesome things my body does for me each day.

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank-you to all of our sponsors as well as all of the amazing contributors! Without you, this certainly would not have been possible.

And what would closing ceremonies be, without TWO HUGE giveaway contests???? :)


Would you like a chance to win a free professional photography session with two of the world’s top photographers? Your photography giveaway submissions are due Sunday August 2, 2009 at NOON EST! Please send to: [email protected] Please make sure to read the rules of the giveaway located here before sending in your submission.


The day is finally here! Amazing Grass is giving away SEVEN of their LARGE 17oz Amazing Grass tubs to one lucky Oh She Glows reader!

The winner of the 1st prize Amazing Grass package will receive SEVEN- large 17oz Amazing Grass powders (Wheat Grass, Green SuperFood, Chocolate Green SuperFood, Berry Green SuperFood, Amazing Meal Original, Amazing Meal pomegranate,  and Amazing Meal Chocolate)! That is a value of over $325!!



  • Leave one comment on this post telling me how the SGBC has impacted your life in a positive way. What was most memorable? Or tell me what post you enjoyed the most and why.
  • For another chance to win: Tweet about this contest on Twitter, making sure to link to @ohsheglows so I can record it
  • Contest ends TODAY at 7:30pm EST!
  • Contest open to US and CAD residents only please.
  • Winner will be drawn randomly
  • Winner will be announced in tonight’s post- so stay tuned!!!



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Catherine July 31, 2009 at 5:50 pm

My favorite post was the very first one. The Dear Body post really hit home for me. I’m pretty sure I had some tears in my eyes after reading your Dear Body letter. It’s so easy to think of all the things we hate about our body, but to finally sit down & write what I loved about my body just flat out rocked! Thank you so much for starting SGBC with such a positive note!

I love love love your blog and hope to see a fall boot camp in the future :)


Jill F. July 31, 2009 at 6:10 pm

I just recently discovered your blog, so am glad that you posted the whole Summer Glow Boot Camp series in one place for me to catch up on it! I am at the very beginning of my journey to lead a happier, healthier lifestyle, and your blog has been very inspirational to take the first steps! I will be getting ingredients this weekend for my first Green Monster and I would love to win the Amazing Grass giveaway!


Susan July 31, 2009 at 6:10 pm

I loved the dear body post. It really helped me learn to appreciate my body. Thanks!


Linda July 31, 2009 at 6:13 pm

Hi Angela, the post that I keep thinking about was when you discussed the importance of rest days. I seem to go hard for too long without really letting my body recoup enough. I’m now trying to be more in tune with my body and see what it needs rather than what I think I have to do.


CD July 31, 2009 at 6:14 pm

The realization that MANY if not ALL women feel about themselves the way that I do was a real shock. Over this last month, the Dear Body post, the confrontation of all the deeply seeded negative ideas placed by others and grown out of ideas taken from media, and the shared goals of fitness and health has really driven me to open up my narrow-minded ideas about how I have treated my body. Without a doubt, this has been mind-changing and life-changing – THANK YOU.


Amisha July 31, 2009 at 6:15 pm

I loved the ideas for new exercises you have been posting. I had no idea there were so many variations on planks and pushups!


Lindsey July 31, 2009 at 6:17 pm

I loved your Dear Body article. It really made me appreciate what my body has given me and made me realize that I need to be treating it better.


Sarah July 31, 2009 at 6:22 pm

I think SGBC has helped me see what a big change you can make in a few weeks! Just adding a few exercises to my routine has really improved my strength! Thanks Angela!


Yesenia July 31, 2009 at 6:26 pm

I love the bikini challenges. I learn pretty good moves!


Ms. garcia July 31, 2009 at 6:27 pm

I loved discovering green monsters!


lora July 31, 2009 at 6:33 pm

reading OSG and the challenge posts have helped me in adding more strength routines into my workouts, not feel “bad” if i miss a run, sign up for a half marathon and try things i never would have given a try…like banana soft serve! thank you Angela for hosting a great blog! you are inspiring!


amazing grass would be a great additions in this addict’s kitch for sure!


Lexi July 31, 2009 at 6:35 pm

I loved the “Keeping Our Eye on the Prize” vlog! It just came to me at the exact right moment. I was feeling in a slump & it helped pull me out! I even wrote a post about it on my blog & linked back to your video. Thank you so much for this. I have made changes in my eating & fitness based on things I learned from your boot camp…but more importantly I am starting to feel better about myself & learning to love myself inside & out.
Thank you!


Kat July 31, 2009 at 6:38 pm

First of all, I’ve never commented, but absolutely love your blog! I have always struggled with my weight, and still am. SGBC has inspired me in many ways, but I think it has inspired me the most to live in the moment, and appreciate the journey. Im so worried about tomorrow, next week, next month, that I forget about all the positive changes I did TODAY! OSG rocks my world :) Thankyou!


jen July 31, 2009 at 6:39 pm

The joie de vivre, appreciation for food and fitness and the empowering sense of community that you work to cultive on this blog are always inspirational, as even more so during this!


Rebeca July 31, 2009 at 6:44 pm

I cannot even explain how the month has changed me… there are definite changes in my body but far more importantly- I have a completely different attitude. As a recovering disordered eater, a month later I appreciate my body a lot more today than then. It’s strong. It made it through all the pushups. I’m proud of it. I’m thankful for it.

Thanks Ange!


Cate July 31, 2009 at 6:56 pm

This past month has been phenomenal. I’ve made Green Monsters at least every other day and feel like I’ve got the “glow”. I began my 30 Day Shred again after stopping exercising for 4 months (tennis elbows in both arms was caused from push-ups and heavy weight lifting). I’ve been feeling more confident and although I have some ways to go from reaching my goal, I feel great! I’ve even started wearing tank tops and just the other day I treated myself to a trip to Sephora to reward myself. I feel like a million bucks. Thanks SGBC and OSG!


Audrey July 31, 2009 at 7:03 pm

Wow, there were so many great SGBC posts that it is difficult for me to pick a favorite . Among these there are “Learning to Love the Journey” and “Dear Diary.” Hearing Angela be so honest really inspires me to accept myself for what I am, and not try to be anything else. Thank you, Ang. You are doing an AWESOME job!!! : )


Katherine July 31, 2009 at 7:04 pm

The SGBC was fantastic because it encouraged me to try some new, wonderful exercises!!


Dawnia July 31, 2009 at 7:04 pm

All of the SGBC posts were really inspirational. It has helped me realize that negative thoughts and being critical of our bodies is so toxic.Focusing on health rather than how toned I am makes me much happier!


Audrey July 31, 2009 at 7:09 pm

I tweeted about the contest (@intothewind) and linked to @ohsheglows. I hope I did it correctly. I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to record that on here or not.


Amber Louise July 31, 2009 at 7:09 pm

I loved the whole summer series! I especially enjoyed the guest exercise posts. I think it really helps to have so many exercise moves to choose from so we can figure out what works for us! Sticking to the same ol’ routine gets mighty boring!


Crazy99 July 31, 2009 at 7:11 pm

I like “One of her greatest life lessons.” It was cool how you said all that. The post just made me happy.


Sana July 31, 2009 at 7:17 pm

My favourite post was the one about feeling confident in summer clothes. It definitely motivated me to re-think how I felt about my body and to ditch the baggy bulky clothes, and enjoy summer in shorts and a t-shirt!!


Foodie July 31, 2009 at 7:19 pm

I just discovered this blog last month so i haven’t done the whole SGBC. But I love the idea and I look forward to trying the next one. My favorite post/discovery so far is the wonder of Green Monsters, which I love! I love trying the recipes from Ang’s blog. The one’s I’ve tried are so healthy yet very easy. That’s a winning combo in my book.


Deb July 31, 2009 at 7:19 pm

The “Dear Body” post was so important to me, it really opened my eyes to how I don’t give myself enough credit for all the good things I am doing.


Liz O July 31, 2009 at 7:22 pm

I loved the summer boot camp series! In general, I really enjoy your positive, fun, and honest approach to fitness, self-confidence, and optimism. Your zest for life, fitness, and fun is inspiring!!


Ellie July 31, 2009 at 7:24 pm

Awesome giveaway! I didnt follow the whole plan, but, the make-up free post struck a HUGE chord with me. I am way to dependant on make up and really self concious about my blotchy, spotty skin. I was so inspired to see you post a picture of yourself makeup free on the internet! Ive started making small cut-backs in my makeup use, and hopefully ill get to a point where i dont think i need it! Thanks!


chippednailsandall July 31, 2009 at 7:26 pm

I can’t believe the SGBC is over already! My favorite part was the posts during Week 3: Getting Over the Hump. I was really stuck in a rut at the time and those posts helped motivate me!


Zarah July 31, 2009 at 7:49 pm

Oh no! I hadn’t had a chance to check the site today (thanks to work). I’m going to go ahead and comment, but if you need to disqualify me I understand.

The best thing about this blog is just how much it has helped me to learn to love myself and to be patient with myself as I navigate a truly healthy lifestyle. So thank you for that. This blog is one of my absolute favorites! :)


betty r July 31, 2009 at 8:00 pm

i have enjoyed several of them ,but i liked the ejoying the journey most!
”We often put our own happiness to the side because we think that we aren’t worthy of true happiness and self-love until we have molded ourselves to which society deems is acceptable.”
thanks for all the work you have done!and the inspiration


betty r July 31, 2009 at 8:07 pm

twitter follower and i twittered you..thnx again!!!!!


N.D. July 31, 2009 at 8:08 pm

Yay!! This has made me so much more aware of what I am eating and not being obsessive over it!


betty r July 31, 2009 at 8:09 pm

oops sorry forgot twitter link above
one lucky Oh She Glows reader will win!


N.D. July 31, 2009 at 8:10 pm

[email protected] ohsheglows



Krista July 31, 2009 at 9:32 pm

Too bad I missed the boat on the Amazing Grass draw… :( Damn 401!!!!


Laura E August 20, 2009 at 8:11 pm

I think the post Stacy did on exercise and hydration was the best thing I ever read to benefit me! I now have a lot more energy on my runs and throughout the day. Thanks so much for the opportunity.


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