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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{ 316 comments… read them below or add one }

e July 31, 2009 at 7:23 am

Sgbc has impacted me in numerious ways but most importantly your post on loving our body and respecting it for all the ways it works daily.


k July 31, 2009 at 7:32 am

I’m glad I managed to log on before I packed my computer!

The way SGBC has had an impact on me the most is with respect to giving myself a break. It is ok to rest and to give myself permission to take guilt free days off if my body needs them- even if there are workouts on the schedule.


Jess July 31, 2009 at 7:52 am

The “Dear Body” post really got me thinking about how I treat myself! Your blog continues to challenge and inspire me – its by far the best I read! Thanks :)


Katy S. July 31, 2009 at 7:56 am

I really enjoyed the Feeling great in summer clothes post. This was something I struggled with through high school and college. I hated when it started to get warm because that meant I couldn’t hide behind big sweaters anymore! I don’t really know what my turning point was…maybe it was just maturity? But I finally decided that I can’t care what people think about me and if I’m happy and comfortable and confident that’s all that matters.
Angela-Thanks for spreading such wonderful messages. I truly appreciate it:)


Anna July 31, 2009 at 8:02 am

I think “”Learning to Love the Journey” really resonated with me. I feel like know one really talks about the importance of thanking yourself for all the good, positive things you do for your body. There is way too much focus on the “shoulds” and “need-tos” and not enough on the “way to gos”! That being said, I love almost all of your posts and really appreciate the things you do here on Oh She Glows. Keep it up!


Mariel July 31, 2009 at 8:03 am

I really enjoyed the post on feeling confident in summer clothes. Actually, all of the issues discussed during SGBC were really great and thought-provoking. Thanks!


Jennifer July 31, 2009 at 8:06 am

SGBC helped me to take time for myself during a particularly hectic month – I looked forward to checking the calendar and the website every day! (Even while on vacation)



Courtney F July 31, 2009 at 8:06 am

I really enjoy the “learning to love the journey” post. Every one is on some journey of losing weight, maintaining, recovery, gaining weight, etc. It is embracing your goals and loving them for the reason why you are doing them. Better health, better wellness, better fitness. This article helped me embrace my journey and enjoy it.


Rosey Rebecca July 31, 2009 at 8:10 am

I loved the Keeping Our Eye On The Prize post! It was so cute!!


Lisa July 31, 2009 at 8:10 am

I really liked Caitlin’s post on Staying Motivated. I’m training for a 1/2 marathon right now and I admit, sometimes I get a little bored with running all the time. Her post really helped me gained that momentum to push through my workouts.


Diane Nusbaum July 31, 2009 at 8:17 am

SGBC and ohsheglows has impacted my life in several positive ways. One way is that I have been drinking Green Monsters every morning for several months. Yum! I have friends drinking them, too. I have learned new and fun exercises, too! Keep up the great job and Happy Anniversary!


amie July 31, 2009 at 8:17 am

i like the post about Learning to Love the Journey. so often i just focus on the end result and i like the reminder that not everything has to just be a means to an end! thanks angela!


A July 31, 2009 at 8:17 am

I most enjoyed the “dear body” post. I know it moved me and so many other commenters (and countless others, I am sure) to tears.


Dana ( July 31, 2009 at 8:18 am

I think all the posts on SGBC were great and have impacted my life in some way. The ‘Dear Body’ post really connected me with how I feel about my body and how I want to feel. The ‘Staying Motivated’ post reminded me that it’s okay to have bad days and you just have to keep your final goal in mind and really stay focused and if you get off track, pick yourself back up and move on. It was all great!! Thank you for being so inspiring!!


Brandi C July 31, 2009 at 8:19 am

OSG has impacted my life in TOO many ways to count! If I must list one it would be teaching me to love my body for all the AMAZING things it does/has done for me and to ALWAYS treat it well!


Madison July 31, 2009 at 8:19 am

I loved all the posts but the “dear body” really got to me. When you talked about how many second chances our bodies give us–I truly grew to appreciate all that my body does for me.


Kels July 31, 2009 at 8:20 am

I, too, loved the “dear body” post. It just really hit home and made me think twice about some things that I put my precious body through! Thanks!


Holly July 31, 2009 at 8:22 am

Happy 9 Month Anniversary!!

I think what has helped me/impacted me the most is reading about all that you’ve dealt with concerning your injury. I’m currently injured now and have been there before, and it is very hard on me mentally because I struggle with the guilt. But seeing others go through it, and come back vibrantly like you have, gives me hope! Thanks for all that you do, Ange! :-)


LilyBeans July 31, 2009 at 8:22 am

WOW that is a lot of Amazing Grass!
I enjoyed your inspirational post the most throughout the SGBC. The one that meant the most to me was “Learning to Love the Journey”. I am currently training for a 1/2 marathon and it reminded me to step back once in a while look at what I have already achieved. Thank you for your wonderful, inspiring words!


morgan July 31, 2009 at 8:23 am

hi angela! thank you so much for the bootcamp. the best part about it for me was the daily inspiration to get off my butt and get moving! i loved knowing that there was a huge group of us working together! :)


CATIEDIDIT July 31, 2009 at 8:25 am

The bootcamp was definitely still an inspiration to me. I injured myself earlier this summer and have had a hard time sitting back and doing nothing (rest is my treatment :( ) But it was good to get an emotional/mental kick in the butt still :)


Red Head, Yellow Dog July 31, 2009 at 8:30 am

The bootcamp was so great for learning new strength moves and has showed me that just doing a little bit of strength training each day can truly make a difference! And the ab exercises are awesome! My abs are stronger then ever! woot!


Marian July 31, 2009 at 8:35 am

While I didn’t keep up with the SGBC exercises, I definitely loved being able to read the daily topics. They definitely kept me motivated with my running and training! I really identified with the post-race blues topic because it definitely hit me after my half-marathon, when I only ran twice in the 2 weeks following the race!

Despite not enrolling officially, I loved the SGBC for the constant support and motivation it gave me to push myself harder. :)


Kat July 31, 2009 at 8:35 am

Happy 9 months! I have to say the “Dear Body” post was the most inspirational and enlightening post for me. As for the exercises of SGBC, I loved Jodie’s core work. I did the 3 exercises yesterday after yoga and i am already feeling it!


Low July 31, 2009 at 8:36 am

Physically, my favorite part of SGBC was the fact that I lost 5.5 inches (and 3 pounds) in one month! But more than that was how this challenge taught me to appreciate my body now and not wait until I get to a certain weight. I think I really go “glow” now :)


Kelly July 31, 2009 at 8:37 am

OMG that’s a lot of Amazing Grass! I’ve been drinking Superfood since this past spring and I have to say that Amazing Grass has impacted my life by making me realize I need to take better care of myself and what I ingest. For me, it’s now all about real, whole foods and Amazing Grass just helps me when I can’t get enough of the greens and the fruits. I feel better in the mornings when I get my chocolate “shake” and I’m actually going to the store after work today to buy more!


Sara July 31, 2009 at 8:40 am

SGBC has not only taught me the AAAAHHHMAZING green monster- but it has also showed me that it is possible to have a healthy balance of diet, exercise and fun. Thank you so much Angela!


JW July 31, 2009 at 8:43 am

“Dear Body” was my favorite, but all have been great. Thanks for everything Angela!


Amanda July 31, 2009 at 8:44 am

I loved your video about the slump you were in. Sometimes I look at other people and think there so perfect they have it all figured out and I feel so guilty when I go through a rough patch. Thank you for being so real and so motivating through the good times and bad.


Pam July 31, 2009 at 8:45 am

I’m pretty new to reading your blog but I’ve quickly become addicted! I would say any post where you talk about listening to your body and doing what it tells you would be included in my favorites. If you’re in an exercise rut then embrace it! Thanks!


Talia Lapid July 31, 2009 at 8:46 am

SGBC had the power to bring women (and men) from around the world together in an effort to better ourselves, but also to accept ourselves. My favorite post–like so many others–was the dear body post. Too often we don’t appreciate our bodies for all that the continue to give us. The minute that we learn to treat them with the respect the deserve, they will become what we want them to be. HEALTHY!


Molly July 31, 2009 at 8:48 am

I loved all the great food posts, and new ways to make my favorites (salmon and pancakes…yum). This was also the place I learned about those super Chia seeds!!


Rachel July 31, 2009 at 8:48 am

I liked that it was a constant reminder to respect yourself and your body. It’s so good to hear every day. THANKS!!!


Whitney July 31, 2009 at 8:49 am

SGBC helped me learn to love myself. I love my body for all it can do for me. The Dear Body letter was my favorite part!


Susan July 31, 2009 at 8:51 am

I enjoyed the post about going sans make-up the most. Like a lot of women, I have trouble going to the grocery store without throwing on some mascara! I still prefer to wear make-up, but it definitely helped me think about how I should be confident in my own skin. Men don’t have cover-up and foundation, and they’re surviving!


Lynn July 31, 2009 at 8:52 am

SGBC has kept me out of my running ruts, whenever I don’t want to put on my 992s, I go to this website and you push me to get out there and tear up the roads!!!!


Shari July 31, 2009 at 8:52 am

SGBC has impacted me by helping me to focus on achieving a healthy lifestyle first and the rest will follow. With every positive action or thought another grows. I especially liked the post on “Learning to Love the Journey”.
Thank you!


Sam July 31, 2009 at 8:55 am

While I enjoyed every post throughout the BBBC, I really loved reading Leslie’s post on being confident in summer clothes. Body image is such a struggle for me (as I’m sure it is for many) and I’ve been striving so hard to simply love the skin I’m in and learn to flaunt my assets. Thanks for all the effort you (Ang) and everyone else put in to this great boot camp. It’s been an enjoyable experience!


Stephanie July 31, 2009 at 8:56 am

I think that the SGBC has impacted me the most because it has introduced me to so many new excercises that I would not have known otherwise.

Thank you!


ari July 31, 2009 at 8:59 am

my favorite part of the SGBC was definitely all the different exercises and workouts! i get bored easily so it was awesome being able to switch things up. great challenge!


April July 31, 2009 at 9:01 am

SGBC helped me to cardio and workouts do not have to be monotonous. Mixing it up makes for a funner workout :D


Krystina July 31, 2009 at 9:04 am

I loved the “Dear Body” post that you wrote, Ange. It was seriously moving and really struck a chord with me. I also enjoyed the variety in the exercises! Thanks for all of your hard work with SGBC.


leslie July 31, 2009 at 9:05 am

i loved your learning to love the journey post. that is a realization i recently came to as well, and i related to all of your words. love you and everything you do, angela!


brittany meenach July 31, 2009 at 9:06 am

It’s made me appreciate what my body can do and that being healthy feels amazing!


Angi July 31, 2009 at 9:09 am

SGBC has gotten me to try new things: reading blogs, new recipes, new exercises, and most importantly, made me a new online friend – thanks Angela!


Sayer July 31, 2009 at 9:09 am

I thought the goal setting posts were the best, and inspired me to set some great short term and long term goals.


Weight Control Help & Strategies July 31, 2009 at 9:09 am

Nice blog, I just added you on Twitter.


Katie July 31, 2009 at 9:10 am

All of the posts written during the SBBC really inspired me to get moving myself. OSG was one of the first food blogs I discovered, back in November ’08 when I was studying abroad in Rome and dreaming of making my own food again! =) The boot camp specifically gave me motivation to go on that run when I wasn’t feeling like it, and to lift those weights when I just wanted to take a nap!


Steph July 31, 2009 at 9:12 am

SGBC has taught me not to sweat the small stuff! I used hate, hate, hate missing a workout. I used to get uncomfortable when my daily eats were not as clean as I would would like. In reality though, SGBC has taught me that life happens and there is nothing I can do about that. So really, something small like this is not a big deal and tomorrow is a new day!


JJ July 31, 2009 at 9:13 am

SGBC has inspired me to smile at myself every time I look in the mirror.. I’m feeling great about myself!


Danielle July 31, 2009 at 9:21 am

SGBC has truly been a gift! Focusing on the mental side of things is so refreshing and SO SO necessary. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!


Kristen July 31, 2009 at 9:21 am

SGBC has inspired me to keep a routine. This is why the “keeping your eye on the prize” post was my favorite–it helped me see how to stay motivated!!


Tess July 31, 2009 at 9:21 am

SGBC has really helped me stay motivated and not to get discouraged when I need to take a break. I loved the “Learning to love the Journey” post. Happy Friday!


Mellissa July 31, 2009 at 9:22 am

My favorite post was Make-Up Can We Live Without It? I never leave the house without at least some sort of cosmetic product on my face. I have been able to go to the gym on the weekends with my messy morning hair and no makeup, this is a big step for me! I have also tried to use more natural products, and get naturally beautiful skin.


Paige July 31, 2009 at 9:22 am

Out of all of SGBC, “Learning to Love the Journey” affected me the most. It’s not always about getting this workout or that done, but the road that gets us there, and that we also need to stop and forgive ourselves.

Just tweeted about the contest too! :D


Holly July 31, 2009 at 9:22 am

Your Keeping Our Eye On The Prize post sticks out in my head because it was really cute :)

off to go work on my photography submission!! Woo hoo!


Christina July 31, 2009 at 9:24 am

I enjoyed SGBC because it wasn’t something I was doing on my own and it was a great way to reflect on and appreciate my body. I may want to be in better shape, but it’s not about that, it’s about the journey and appreciating what I am doing! Woohoo!


Amelia July 31, 2009 at 9:26 am

My absolute favorite post was the one on “one of your biggest life lessons”. It was so genuine and beautiful. I too feel like I have come along way. I am so proud and thankfull that I can run at all even if it is not the fastest.SGBC has made feeling good about my body easy, because it makes me feel strong and healthy….body and mind. Thank you so much.


Erin July 31, 2009 at 9:27 am

I loved your post about makeup. I’ve been “make-up free” all week and I tell ya, it’s truely been liberating! I’m also really excitied to try amazing grass!!


Lynn July 31, 2009 at 9:29 am

I loved the core exercises…some great new plank variations. I’d love to try some Amazing Grass.


Kristi July 31, 2009 at 9:30 am

I loved Caitlins posts on staying motivated. I think that is really important with pretty much everything, but especially working out. There are so many times that I am just not motivated to go work out, but then I remember why I do it and how it makes me feel and I look for the motivation!

P.S. Amazing Grass Rocks!


Natalie July 31, 2009 at 9:33 am

I just found oh she glows the other day when I noticed you tweeting about juicers. I came in and watched your video about changing the way we (women) look at ourselves and are constantly trying to achieve unrealistic standards for ourselves. I struggled with accute anorexia in high school and I’m definitely in a much healthier place these days. I don’t calorie count, try not to weigh myself, and I do a lot of yoga, etc. However, I find there’s always something small about my body I’d like to change. When I watched that video, it was like a great reminder to JUST STOP! Thank you!


The Running Yogini July 31, 2009 at 9:38 am

My favorite was the Dear Body post. I just thought it was fantastic and it was a really unique perspective. I have it bookmarked for life so I can go back and read it later :-)


Laura H July 31, 2009 at 9:38 am

I loved the dear body post, and all of the variations of the plank (which are HARD!!) Thank-you, you are a great inspiration!


Abi July 31, 2009 at 9:38 am

Angela, I love Oh She Glows and read it everyday. But I think the SGBC really added something special to the blog. It is so refreshing to read about a woman who loves her body for what it can DO! My favourite post was the “Dear Body” one — really got me thinking about how I treat my own!


Morgan July 31, 2009 at 9:40 am

Happy 9 month birthday OSG! This month I have really focused on myself, my body and what it can do. I have tried to scrutinize myself a lot less, and instead focus on what I can do. This body can swim for hours, lift weights, prepare a fabulous meal for 20 and pick up my nephews and puppies and shower them with love. If that’s not something to celebrate, then I really don’t know what is!
I also stopped calorie counting this month, inspired by the whole post and conversation that went on a few weeks ago. I feel so much calmer, because I am not always stressing about food!
Thank you for doing this Angela!


Gina July 31, 2009 at 9:41 am

I loved all the new exercises, it really helped me get out of the same routine I’ve been doing for awhile.


Sally July 31, 2009 at 9:42 am

The SGBBC impacted me by showing a holistic approach to fitness: body, mind, and soul…not just body body body! So refreshing!


Allison July 31, 2009 at 9:43 am

I really enjoyed the ‘love yourself’ discussions especially the “Makeup: Can We Live Without It”?


Stephanie July 31, 2009 at 9:44 am

It has been a good month! The boot camp really inspired me to push myself and sort of create my own challenge. I really liked all of the different exercises that you posted. I have learned so many new things and opened me up to new moves and routines. Thanks, the SGBC was great!


Lizzy July 31, 2009 at 9:44 am

I am a new reader to the blog but I enjoy the inspiration I get from this blog!!


Jocelyn July 31, 2009 at 9:46 am

OMG I need Amazing Grass! The SGBC has been so great for me this month. I have loved all the new strength exercises I have learned (and can add to my growing library of them in my head!). I think the biggest thing I have taken away from the SGBC is just to appreciate and love myself TODAY, no matter what! And, I am trying to focus less on calorie counting, and more on what my body needs each day.


SarahF July 31, 2009 at 9:46 am

I loved SGBC! Although I didn’t get to all of the exercises (bad knee that made me stop all exercise) I learnt to love my body just a little bit more and appreciate everything it does for me everyday!


Mallory July 31, 2009 at 9:48 am

this boot camp challenge reminded me that there’s more to a “makeover” than just the physical aspects – i’m glad we had mini workouts for our mental and emotional selves as well :)


Ellen @ Peace in Motion July 31, 2009 at 9:50 am

SBBC made me become more aware of my body and what I need to give it to keep it healthy.


Maureen July 31, 2009 at 9:50 am

It has been a great month as I was told about your bolg just before the SGBC began. I really enjoyed the topics especially the ones earlier in the week about taking days off. I did not work out on Monday or Tuesday and was feeling really blah and even though I think a workout would have helped I just could not seem to get moving. Even though I have been working out regularly for 18th months I still think if I miss a day this routine will end. I think this because it has before. This time around though it is different as I have a new mindset about why I am eating healthy and working out. I am 52 years old and really feel my 50’s will be fabulous and I am probably younger than I have ever been. Great blog I now make it part of my daily routine to check it out. Also I am not a cat person but yours looks like he has real personality. Have a great long weekend.


katie July 31, 2009 at 9:52 am

i love how you have a such a variety of exercises for the sgbc – makes it more fun to workout when it’s something new every day. my favorite post was bobbi’s boot-camp workout – admittedly i haven’t done it yet, but i know when i do it will kick my butt;)


Abby Tichenor July 31, 2009 at 9:52 am

My favorite post was probably one of the most recent ones about not being so hard on yourself for taking a few days off. I feel so guilty when I’m so sore and don’t do any kind of workout. (Probably because in years prior, this would turn into a LONG break just by taking a few days off.) I can identify with all of your posts and simplistic, affordable approaches to being healthy in life.


jennifer July 31, 2009 at 9:53 am

Oh She Glows has given me a good example of what balance looks like. You eat well and exercise regularly but you are not hard on yourself when you miss a day, in fact you encourage rest days! I also love that you enjoy a cocktail every now and then!


Candice July 31, 2009 at 9:53 am

My favorite post was “learning to love the journey.” I have a constant struggle with being extremely hard on myself and focusing on everything I regret doing or not doing every day. This post made me realize that life is too short to only focus on the negative things about my body and my behavior. I’ve started taking time each day to think about things that I did that were great for my body and mind. It has really helped me to stop beating myself up and start loving myself instead. Thanks Angela!


Crystal July 31, 2009 at 9:57 am

The ‘Dear Body’ portion of SGBC really spoke to me. It was really hard at times to face the truth of what I had put my body through in the past but as a result I am so much more appriciative of my body now! I can also do 30 ‘real’ push-ups!! I couldn’t do 5 before this! Thanks Angela!


Danielle July 31, 2009 at 10:00 am

I have really enjoyed summer boot camp! I’ve learned how to break away from what feels “comfortable” and “safe.” I’ve switched up my workout routine and strength training and learned to love exercising all over again. I’ve also tried new foods and have started to change the way I look at myself. I’m sad to see it end but I’m so glad I did it. Thank you!!


Maggie July 31, 2009 at 10:01 am

I absolutely loved your post on setting goals: not only did you show us step-by-step the best way to set and achieve a goal, you used great examples from your own experience! I think that’s what makes OSG so great – the combo of great tips and your own take on them!!

Thanks for a great SGBC!


april July 31, 2009 at 10:02 am

I learned new fitness moves and tips on gaining confidence!


Alex July 31, 2009 at 10:02 am

Wow Angela!

I can’t believe it’s only been 9 months! Look at how much you’ve done! It’s such an inspiration.

Truth be told, your site was a very big reason why I too started blogging. I saw all the positive support, advice, and information you were giving to your readers and I realized I really wanted to do that too!

Cheers to you!


Ryane July 31, 2009 at 10:05 am

I definitely love that I feel stronger in doing many of the moves that I now seek out the harder alternative to them! I loved all of the plank moves you introduced me to.
Overall, I just really liked the variety of themes throughout your posts and the guest posts. Even though it’s a “bikini challenge” you did an excellent job keeping in mind why we want to be active and how its beneficial in other ways besides how we look at the beach.


Genie July 31, 2009 at 10:05 am

SGBC helped me think about my goals more! I loved the goal setting steps you provided for us. Usually I just go go go, do do do without even thinking about thinks. This process really helped me appreciate it all even more!


Katie July 31, 2009 at 10:05 am

Really, just that little moves add up to big changes!! Push-ups, wall sites, crunches, etc are not complicated moves and no equipment is needed but man do they pay off!!


christine July 31, 2009 at 10:05 am

Hi Angela! SGBC has helped guide me toward a healthier outlook on life. I’m in college and after gaining the ‘freshman 15’, I’ve been trying to lose the weight. It’s hard, but reading your posts have helped me realize that just losing the weight isn’t enough because being a certain size can only take me so far. Because of SBGC, I’m beginning to start my own journey and learn how to appreciate and love myself as well.


Kelsey July 31, 2009 at 10:06 am

my favorite post is the feeling good in summer clothes and the discussion about friends/family towards a healthy lifestyle. every post had me thinking long and hard after i finished reading, only emphasizing how important a healthy diet, lifestyle, and mind really is. thanks angela!


mary July 31, 2009 at 10:07 am

I really enjoyed your latest vlog. I think you really talked about things that we all feel every now and then. The exercise slump happens learning how not to dwell on it and move forward is very important. I sometimes feel guilty when I have to miss a day of working out but really is it going to kill! That vlog was just what I needed this week.


Katie July 31, 2009 at 10:07 am

SGBC has been so fun, and it has helped me stay motivated this summer and having a calender telling me what workouts i should do today. and especially the green monsters!! yumm i look forward to one everyday and making new recipes! id love to win the amazing grass!!!!!


Chloe July 31, 2009 at 10:07 am

The Dear Body post was really amazing. It was very personal and I want to thank you for sharing it. SGBC has helped me not to be so critical of myself. I can do squats and pushups and that makes me feel good. Its given me a routine I can do consistently.


Kristina July 31, 2009 at 10:08 am

SGBC has given me strength physically and surprisingly, mentally. It’s motivated me beyond belief and made me proud of what I’ve accomplished.


Laura July 31, 2009 at 10:09 am

SGBC has taught me some different exercises I may not have otherwise tried, and kept me going through the month!


Lesley July 31, 2009 at 10:10 am

Happy nine months!!

My favourite post was the no-makeup post. I don’t think of myself as wearing a lot of makeup, but I still do put SOME on everyday and I often wonder why I do! I can’t lie though, Sephora is one of my favourite stores!


Michelle July 31, 2009 at 10:10 am

SGBC helped change up my regular routine. I loved having a calendar for the month, and looked forward to what was scheduled, because I knew it would be different than anything I would have done on my own–whether it was trying a new exercise or reading an interesting/informative post on your website. Thanks for organizing all this–can’t wait for the next one!


Kristen July 31, 2009 at 10:10 am

Wow SGBC has changed my life, no exaggerating(sp?) here. I have formed a new love for exercise and have committed myself to the elliptical and treadmill 5 days a week. Wiithout this program I wouldn’t have started up exercising because I was in a slump. With all of your tips and personal stories I was given the tools and motivation to start back again. I just want to applaud you for your efforts once again and am so grateful to have found your blog.


Christina July 31, 2009 at 10:12 am

Happy 9 months!I really enjoy reading OSG because your posts spur such great discussions!


Anne P July 31, 2009 at 10:12 am

The SGBC positively impacted my life with all the motivating write-ups and of course the awesome guest workouts! It’s been great having some new strength training moves to add to my routine.


KatieC July 31, 2009 at 10:14 am

SGBC has impacted my thoughts the most this month. I started to evaluate how I view myself and I need to get rid of my negative side. I am so much stronger from all the strength moves too! I always struggle with ‘real’ pushups. I think that all the ab work has really improved my form!


Monica July 31, 2009 at 10:15 am

SGBC has made me appreciate myself for who I am.. losing the “last 2 pounds” won’t make me happier, I WILL make me happier!!

Thanks so much!


Heather S. July 31, 2009 at 10:15 am

I think I enjoy how ‘real’ you are the most in all your posts. Especially when you had your post-race slump – I’ve had that SO many times, and it’s so encouraging to know what WE’RE NOT ALONE. I thought, wow, it’s a struggle to exercise even for Ange, which makes it somehow more bearable when we go through it. Thanks for keeping it real! I just hope I have the strength to get through my next slump like you!


Ali July 31, 2009 at 10:16 am

The post “Dear Body” REALLY affected me. I struggle everyday with how I feel about my body but once I read that post, I decided it was time to really re-think it. I am beautiful, strong, and my body is a precious thing. I realize this and must remind myself of this on a daily basis, but the post really helped me to re-incorporate that into my life!


Betherann July 31, 2009 at 10:18 am

I enjoyed the community aspect of this. It’s easier/more fun to workout with people, even if it is remotely as with SGBC. Thanks for hosting this!


Betherann July 31, 2009 at 10:18 am

Oh, and I twittered as well. :)


NatalieB July 31, 2009 at 10:18 am

The SGBC has kept me accountable throughout July and is especially helpful since I am getting married in a few months. I feel great and since the challenge, from the various posts, etc I have thought more about the impact food and exercise have on my overall well-being. I love my GM’s! I am also a new fan of Chia seeds and Amazing Grass. That prize is awesome!


Tiffany July 31, 2009 at 10:24 am

The SGBC has shown me that I should love my body for the amazing things it can do and does for me, and not worry so much about the last few vanity pounds that I think I need to lose. I am so much more appreciative of my body now, thanks Angela!


Annie D. July 31, 2009 at 10:24 am

What an AMAZING giveaway! The SGBC articles has helped me so much in my thought processes about myself, about food, about life, and about others. This is the first summer that I have felt confident enough to wear sundresses and shorts… and GO SWIMSUIT SHOPPING!!! Whaaa?! REALLY?! I am SERIOUSLY healthier than I have ever been in my life. IN MY WHOLE LIFE. My hair is starting to grow long and strong, my nails are growing like weeds (I thank the GMs for that one!), my skin is beginning to clear up, and I’M IN TO A SIZE 6!!! It’s amazing. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE (I can’t say that enough) to try the Amazing Grass products. Hearing you and other bloggers rave about them has sparked my interest soooo much! I’ve just started getting into the greens thing, and my husband has started to show an interest in them as well (which is almost like a ‘when pigs fly’ scenario!). Thanks for the opportunity to win!


Danielle C. July 31, 2009 at 10:25 am

I loved mixing up my workouts and learning some new moves. Variety is the spice of life!


Mena Donovan July 31, 2009 at 10:25 am

Reading SGBC has really helped me become more positive about myself and my body. I find your comments on various topics to be uplifting and very meaningful. I have incorporated many of the exercises from your post into my home workouts. I have also started drinking green monsters ( who would have ever thought I would love spinach!) and eating healthier. Thank you so much!


inw July 31, 2009 at 10:28 am

OSG is a blog i look forward to every day & it has made being healthy & active fun & enjoyable instead of a chore! I have started making green monsters and working out regularly & have found myself craving both after slipping up & returning to my old unhealthy ways. i loved the first ‘dear body’ quote because it reminded me of how grateful we should be to our bodies & for the health in our lives and gave me the motivation to appreciate my body through treating it as best as i possibly can.


Kelly July 31, 2009 at 10:33 am

I always enjoy articles/blog posts about fueling for workouts (especially ones on the differences between fueling for a workout in the a.m., or fueling for one after work, and the differences between fueling BEFORE working out and AFTER working out. Don’t ask. I just can’t get enough of this for some reason LOL) and you provided those. I also loved the variety of information you shared over the SGBC!
And finally, adore the core moves — I love, love, love working my core and am always looking for new moves! I’m tryin’ them tonight!


Laura E July 31, 2009 at 10:37 am

Thanks so much for the opportunity!

I really enjoyed the post with Jodie’s top 3 core blasting moves. I did them right after I read it and I could feel the burn. I was in a rut with core moves and wasn’t seeing any results but I’m going to do these new moves everyother day now!


Melissa G July 31, 2009 at 10:38 am

SGBC helped me for a few reasons. First off, it was awesome to have the “virtual” support of everyone who reads “Oh She Glows”. Also, I get caught up in the exercise mentality that if I don’t do a longer workout, it doesn’t count. The 10-minute interval boot camp designed by Marci helped me shift that way of thinking to “every little bit helps”. Thanks Angela!!


Help Meghan Run July 31, 2009 at 10:41 am

One of my favorite things about SGBC was the post about feeling confident in your summer clothes. I don’t know why, but something about that post stuck with me and I think about it all the time!


SnowKat July 31, 2009 at 10:41 am

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win !! I can’t afford the Amazing Grass products (although I have picked up a few sample packets at the health food store and LOVE it for my green monsters!).

SGBC has had an a great impact on the way I view my weight loss progress. 3 years ago I weighed 84 lbs heavier than I am now… I was always VERY focused on how much more weight I wanted to lose and found it very difficult to appriciate how far I had come. Your blog has helped me appriciate the hard work I have done so far and to not be a ‘hater’ (to myself) when I look in the mirror… thinking ‘if I lose that last 10-15 lbs I will be satisfied’… because I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be. If I lost another 10 or 15, I’m sure I’d be working on the next 5. Thank you for being such an inspiration !

One other positive :D My husband now drinks green monsters !!!! I was SO thrilled. He sees them everyday on your blog (and sees me drinking them) and asked to try one several weeks ago (very skeptically I might add) and he LOVEs them. He doesn’t drink them everyday like me… but a few times a week is better than nothin.



Jennie July 31, 2009 at 10:41 am

The post “dear body” left a lasting impression on me. I am slowly learning to love my body and stop beating myself up about it. My body has done and continues to do great things for me. Thanks for helping me to see that. :)


Tiffany July 31, 2009 at 10:41 am

I really enjoyed the 10 minute total body workout. It’s definitely coming with me on vacation tomorrow!


Coley July 31, 2009 at 10:43 am

SGBC (and OSG in general) has helped me appreciate my body for what it is, accepting it instead of always trying to change it. I loved the “Dear Body” post. I wrote a letter also, and I think we need to take time to do things like this more often. It helped me really think of all the reasons I should appreciate my body. OSG has really taught me to stop comparing all the time and just ACCEPT:) Thanks for all you do, Angela!


TanyaS July 31, 2009 at 10:44 am

I liked the 10 minute workout session. Love things short, sweet & to the point.

But your Dear Body letter really made me stop and think. We take ourselves for granted so often and rarely give ourselves the respect we deserve.


~carolyn~ July 31, 2009 at 10:47 am

I loved the whole series, but the one that hit home was the one about hydration. I had been training for my first 1/2 marathon and on my long rund days once I hit past 7 miles I was getting some serious leg cramps. I was finding that I was not hydrated enough and then that was one of your topics! It was so helpful!


Leah @ Simply Fabulous July 31, 2009 at 10:51 am

Loved the “Dear Body” letters and guest posts! Tons of great info!!


Kayzilla July 31, 2009 at 10:51 am

Ah, prepare yourself for a lengthy comment.

My memorable moment is probably similar to others. You know, you read a lot how positivity effects you, and to be more positive, but I never really did anything about it.. much. I’d try, but my positivity would wane down over a week or two. In comes SGBC, and I thought.. This is it. I’m sick of being a Negative Nancy! After seeing the schedule, I knew I’d have plenty reminders to keep up my good work. I just needed to do it for 21 days to make it a habit. So I did.

A lot of things happened this month. I got my first job, I lost my first job (within 6 days, at that!), I thought my boyfriend died, I made things awkward and uncomfortable for my boyfriend, I lost a few friends, I gained some new ones. Can I say I cried a few times? I did. But I think SGBC really impacted my life. I didn’t lay in bed with a blank expression wishing I had the guts to kill myself. I didn’t have trouble sleeping. I was exercising consistently. I did fumble with eating every now and then, but I was motivated to atleast TRY to take care of myself the best I could when things got rough.

Being a teenage girl is hard, man. I think the best impact in my life to try harder to reach physical and mental well being has been OSG. SGBC just challenged me even more.

This was a personal conquest. Did I reach a level of positivity? Did I fuel up right? Did I get out there and move to my heart’s desire? Hell. Yes.

That’s a prize in of itself, and I’m grateful. (Cue the cheesy music and view of people in the crowd looking towards a flag with pride and tears in their eyes.)

The best posts in the bunch were the new exercise routines, how to keep motivation, and of course the love-your-body posts! It really helped me, and I actively participated in them on my own. I think even though SGBC is done and over with, I’ve got enough body lovin’, fuel packin’, core strengthining to keep with me as a habit. One of the best habits I’ve ever developed, I must say!

Me and my newfound self-esteem and well being are going to go relax in the sun now. We’re totally BFFs now. :P

In all seriousness: Thank you Angela. <3


Jess July 31, 2009 at 10:52 am

I love the core exercises, i can really feel a difference when i run, i feel stronger and more relaxed.


Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope July 31, 2009 at 10:52 am

What a great way to end the SGBC! I have to say, this blog has been such a joy for me to read. You cover such important topics and always see the many sides to each issue. You give your opinions, but allow us to make our own. The vibe on OSG is what really draws me in! The positive, upbeat attitude you keep makes reading such a pleasure. I think my favorite topic was the fueling for exercises (just becasue it was so interesting and somewhat surprising!) and also hearing all of your green smoothie recipes. I have so many great ideas to try out! :)



allijag July 31, 2009 at 10:58 am

OSG has very positively affected my life! Never in a million years would I have thought about adding spinach (OR KALE!) to a smoothie – but thanks to you – I’ve not only tried it, but tried it and LOVED IT! :)


sarah July 31, 2009 at 11:00 am

I’d love to try Amazing Grass! It’s not available for sale in our city and I’ve really wanted to give it a shot.


Anamaria July 31, 2009 at 11:01 am

Thanks Angela for all your hard work!
The SBGC has helped me to get out of the routine and try new exercises. I have also learned tons about myself and my body!


Lindsay July 31, 2009 at 11:04 am

I’ve really learned how to love and respect my body!


Amy July 31, 2009 at 11:04 am

Wow. So much accomplished in just 9 months!

I love all of the new exercises. And I’d love to win some amazing grass!


Jess July 31, 2009 at 11:10 am

My favourite posts have been the ones about your races (especially the 10-miler!) as I am able to live vicariously through you!


Susan July 31, 2009 at 11:13 am

Your post on going make-up free really resonated with me. Leaving the house sans make-up for the first time was a bit terrifying, but now I can’t even remember what I was so afraid of!


Robyn July 31, 2009 at 11:13 am

SGBC has had so many great posts but I liked “Learning to Love the Journey” the most. It helped remind me that sometimes it’s not just the end result that matters, it’s the little acheivements along the way too! Thanks for a month of such great information!


Pauline July 31, 2009 at 11:14 am

SGBC has made me realize how important my body is- it is strong and takes me where I need to go! I am so grateful that you started SGBC, I learned so much about what my body can do and I learned to appreciate it very much!


Tiffany July 31, 2009 at 11:14 am

My favorite posts are about your running and the glow bakery. It’s neat to see how you are going about launching your business and creating all these yummy bars!


Catherine July 31, 2009 at 11:17 am

I stumbled upon your blog during a study break (I’ve been holed-up in my room for 2 months studying for the Texas Bar exam). I was tired and felt like my body was craving nutrients. Enter Amazing Grass! I was floored by how good the green monsters tasted and LOVE them. They give me a boost of energy and made me feel much better. Also, I was craving a good workout session, but time was of the essence. I was so happy when you posted the 10 minute circuit. It got my blood moving and was perfect for me. Thanks, Angela!


Lacey Q July 31, 2009 at 11:18 am

SGBC has made me realize and appreciate all my body does for me :) Sometimes I focus on what I can’t do, instead of what I can.


Alexis July 31, 2009 at 11:21 am

What I love most is just reading everyone’s responses to all the questions you ask. I think this kind of community is really inspiring and it’s so great to know there are so many other people out there who are thinking about the same things as me because in the real world sometimes it seems like I am the only one who is aware of health, nutrition, my body, etc.


RunToFinish July 31, 2009 at 11:25 am

the biggest thing for me was definitely the I Am the Beholder ab workout.. that was killer and hence I started doing it all the time!!


Jennifer July 31, 2009 at 11:27 am

During SGBC and your posts I have finally learned to stop degrading my body and learned to focus on how strong my body really is. How blessed I am to wake up each day and let my legs carry me and my arms hold sweet babies. I am healthy and blessed. Thank you for the WONDERFUL reminders on this blog!



Missy Maintains July 31, 2009 at 11:30 am

I loved SGBC because I tend to look in the mirror and make negative comments about my body. This taught me to love myself and appreciate the positive aspects of me and my body.


carolinebee July 31, 2009 at 11:31 am

Omy goodness ang! I can’t believe you’ve been blogging only since then! You seem like a seasoned pro :D I have a soft spot for sketchie posts- but my fave are the FAQ’s…your honesty and well-thought out answers give me great info on questions I usually have myself. Congrats and you know I am OSG’s numba one fan!! (well one of them)


Jenn July 31, 2009 at 11:34 am

I really enjoyed the “Learning to Love the Journey” post. All of these years of working out had seemed like a chore to me. I never really stopped to consider that I should be enjoying it all as I was doing it OR thanking my body for being capable! OSG and the SGBC has changed that for me. It served to reinforce my ability put my body and body image in persective. Every time I start to have negative or self-loathing thoughts I almost now instinctively think…”what would Angela say?” I’ve come to realize that perfection is not required and that I need to love what God gave me right now.

Thank you for being a constant source of inspriation.


Juicy Jessy July 31, 2009 at 11:34 am

why oh why do I live in Belgium? :-(


Amy July 31, 2009 at 11:35 am

I enjoyed looking forward to read your motivating posts every morning! Loved the section on motivation….sometimes I just need a little kick start to get reved up about my workouts :)


Jess July 31, 2009 at 11:38 am

This month has been incredibly motivating for me. I feel so lucky to have been a part of it. It has been amazing to watch you grown your business and it gives me motivation to follow my dreams. I really loved the motivation and goals posts. Thank you for doing this challenge – it has been a fabulous journey!


EL July 31, 2009 at 11:42 am

I really enjoyed the post Feeling confident in summer clothes, I think sometimes we are our worst critics. We just need to realize what is important in life, worrying if I have a muffin top is just a waste of energy.


Kristie Lynn July 31, 2009 at 11:43 am

I really loved being able to read advice from different people during SGBC – not that yours isn’t helpful, haha – just that it is nice to see how others approach exercise/health/motivation.


Kat - Curves for Life July 31, 2009 at 11:44 am

I really enjoy your openness on this blog. I feel good after reading each post and it has helped me recognize the importance of reflecting on my own life and evaluate what is most important to me in life. So, Thank you!



EatingRD July 31, 2009 at 11:45 am

Congratulations! I think I really enjoy all the nutrition posts of course and the psychological nutrition post, but I also enjoyed the ‘keeping your eye on the prize’ post. I’ve realized that we’re all not perfect (so sorry if that didn’t come out right before) and have our slump days, but that’s okay because in time we’ll get back at it feeling better than before :) I myself was in kind of a funk this week, and was dragging and feeling like my body was trying to get sick. I haven’t worked out all that much and that’s okay because I may have fallen off the wagon, but the wagon is always there and I can jump on again soon! Thanks!


run4me July 31, 2009 at 11:48 am

The interval training workout was great. I get so locked into steady runs or a typical weight circuit that I just go with the flow and forget to change things up. I really love the look on your face in all the pictures. It’s clear you are having FUN!


Amey July 31, 2009 at 11:49 am

I started looking to blogs this summer for inspiration to lose weight (I need to lose over 100 pounds), and Oh She Glows is definitely a regular and a favorite! The SGBC gave me inspiration, and while I didn’t do the recommended activities alone, I tried almost everything once! I’ve lost 25 pounds and am inspired to maybe start a blog to get me back to where I need to be! Thanks for what you do, and for such an awesome giveaway!


Lauren July 31, 2009 at 11:53 am

I just tweeted to you that I liked the post about make-up, but I also liked Zesty’s root vegetable post!!


Katie T July 31, 2009 at 11:53 am

Your post “Learning to Love the Journey” meant a lot to me.
I used to be SO critical of myself, constantly picking apart my flaws… wishing I would look different (and that “perfect” image seemed to change all the time…) Nothing was good enough!

I’ve learned to LOVE myself AND my body for what it is NOW. Not what it COULD look like, not what it might look like if I do more sit-ups at the gym…. not what I’d look like with a different nose, etc…

THIS is the body God gave me, and hell… I’m going to love it with all I’ve got. :)


Kayla B. July 31, 2009 at 11:55 am

I absolutely loved the “Dear Body” post. I wrote my own letter to my body and it has really helped me to start looking and thinkng differently about body. I’m trying to focus on all body does for me.

I’m so excited. I hope I win! I love to try the amazing grass products in my gree monsters.


Ellen July 31, 2009 at 11:57 am

it has made me recognize the real reason for exercise– feeling good and being strong and healthy. it has helped me accept my body for everything it does for me and has taken a lot of the negative feelings out of being active!


LisaM July 31, 2009 at 11:57 am

Learning to love your body post really hit home with me. I especially loved the whole “right now” part, because I would hate to look back on this time in my life and think about all the time I wasted thinking about how I will be satisfied ten pounds from now. Thank you Angela!


jvegegirl July 31, 2009 at 11:58 am

SGBC has encouraged me to try more forms of exercise. I’m still primarily a runner, but it’s great to shake things up a bit so my body isn’t so..lopsided :).


Allie (Live Laugh Eat) July 31, 2009 at 12:01 pm

The post “One of Her Greatest Life Lessons.” I think so many of us have struggled or are still struggling with that same lesson and I appreciate your openness about it. It’s both comforting and inspirational to know that we are not alone and there IS a way to develop a positive relationship with our bodies. Seeing your success (and beautiful smile) is so motivating. Thank you Ange!


Jennifer July 31, 2009 at 12:02 pm

SGBC has set me up to start the day out on the right foot. I check for updates every morning first thing when I get to work and it helps put me in a healthy mind state all day and I end up getting my workouts in :)


Kristen R. July 31, 2009 at 12:05 pm

SGBC inspired me to get back on track with my strength training. It’s still not my favorite thing to do, but it makes me feel great. Thanks for the motivation!


Holly July 31, 2009 at 12:07 pm

My favorite post was Wiggs abs post! It got me reading her journal, too. I had a really hard time this month and didn’t work the challenge as much as I would like to. But those moves will stay with me forever!

Time to go tweet. :)


Ali July 31, 2009 at 12:10 pm

I have really enjoyed the daily inspiration of SGBC. Plus I love that you could do all the exercises without heading to the gym. The guest posts were great too! (Plus they added more blogs to my daily reading!). I would LOVE to try all the different Amazing Grass products. Thanks again for all your hard work!


Adriana G. July 31, 2009 at 12:11 pm

I loved the post you just did on being unmotivated to work out. I was going throught that at the exact same time, so I did not feel as guilty as I usually do when I go through those periods.


Andrea July 31, 2009 at 12:16 pm

The self-reflection posts helped me the most–taking the time to think about why I exercise, how I feel about my body, how I set goals, etc. was really important and empowering to me. I also really liked the post about feeling good in summer clothes–that came at JUST the right time!

Thank you for many months of blogging, by the way. You’re a superstar!


kristi (sweet cheeks) July 31, 2009 at 12:18 pm

I have to go with what some of the other girls mentioned and say that the Dear Body post was definitely my favorite and helped me out a lot. I think it is so important to treat ourselves, including our bodies, with the utmost respect. Thank you Miss Oh She Glows! :D


Katherine July 31, 2009 at 12:19 pm

I’ve enjoyed your daily motivation to eat healthy – and new ideas on healthy eating. Heck, even the green monster was new to me. Thanks so much!


Hayley H July 31, 2009 at 12:26 pm

I really, really, really loved your letters to yourself. I have gone through so many of the same issues with food and body image, and what you wrote really hit home with me and even made me shed a few tears behind my computer screen. Thank you for being so honest and open about everything on your blog- it is truly inspiring!


AshleyP July 31, 2009 at 12:28 pm

The Dear Body post is my favorite, too! It’s so important to maintain that perspective. This week I’ve been frustrated at my slow running progress, and this post reminds me to be thankful I can do what I do, and not compare myself to others!


Kristin July 31, 2009 at 12:31 pm

It has helped me hearing about how your attitude towards exercise has changed recently…how you no longer stress out about something as small as skipping a run, or something as scary as a serious injury. I have been injured pretty much this whole month, so not being able to participate in the exercises was really tough! But your posts have helped me stay positive throughout and not freak out (like i used to) when I couldn’t exercise for a few days – it’s now been over a month! but I’m ok with it, and can’t wait to revisit the SGBC exercises for my own ‘boot camp’ when I’m healed!


Greer July 31, 2009 at 12:35 pm

I think the goal setting posts really helped me figure out what I want to each in the near and long term, and helped me break it down in to do-able steps.


Katie B. July 31, 2009 at 12:38 pm

I really enjoyed the post on make up, it’s become such a part of women’s routines, we don’t question enough why or if we even need it!


Lindsay (Whim&Waffles) July 31, 2009 at 12:38 pm

I really enjoyed Leslie’s post on feeling good in summer clothes. That was definitely a good reminder. I also got a lot out of your letters to yourself. You always just put it all out there, and I love that! Thanks for putting so much hard work into the SGBC, Angela!


Andrea @ FitHealthyFun July 31, 2009 at 12:42 pm

I can’t believe the SGBC is over! My favorite post was yours on your biggest life lesson. I can relate on so many levels! I think reaching the stage of health and wellness where being good to your body is the main focus is the best place to be! Thanks for such a wonderful month and for all of your hard work on the SGBC!


Hallie July 31, 2009 at 12:42 pm

I’ve really enjoyed the posts about listening to your body, and all the guest bloggers! What a great way to spice things up on the blog :-)

I tweeted this contest, too!


Kristine July 31, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Great giveaway! I like how your challenge has clearly really inspired people to make positive changes in their life. Since your blog is so popular, it attracts many people and I saw that you had a lot of participants. I also really liked all the demonstrations and pictures presented on your blog!! Oh, and your honesty! :)


Jessica July 31, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Happy 9 months :)

i LOVE OSG and definitely check it out at least twice a day, but this month I really tried to put some of the talk about loving and accepting your body – as it is right now – into practice. It’s definitely hard to get those thoughts of “once I lose 5 more pounds” out of your head, but so worth it. Thanks!!


Blythe July 31, 2009 at 12:56 pm


I started reading your blog about 6 month ago as a means to try and understand this new concept of blogs, and was hooked immediately. You taught me about putting yourself out there for all to read and I have enjoyed following your journey from your wedding dress fitness schedule (that’s when I joined!) to now when you are preparing for bigger and better things. Amazing Grass would be a great next step for me to continue my passion for clean and healthy living! Great giveaway!


Lauren July 31, 2009 at 12:59 pm

Happy 9 month anniversary!!

I am always so inspired by you amazing posts. I love that you write from your heart and touch on matters that really impact women and their emotions with food and exercise. I feel that you have inspired and touched so many people through your blog and I am truly amazed by your contriubitions each and every day.

Thanks Angie!


Erin July 31, 2009 at 1:03 pm

It has helped me to respect my body more. Workouts are important, but so is rest.


Eva July 31, 2009 at 1:04 pm

My favorite post was definitely the one about giving up makeup! I stopped wearing much makeup two years ago, and I feel much more confident!


Lisa M July 31, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Undoubtedly I was most impacted by the post and subsequent discussion on wearing make-up. I was surprised to see how many women out there go without and never even give it a second thought. I used that to challenge myself and my reliance on it and now commit to make-up free weekends!

Thanks Ange!


Farah July 31, 2009 at 1:05 pm

OSG has helped me to come to a more cheerful perspective on days when I didn’t think anything could. And also lots of ideas for GMs!


Kimberly July 31, 2009 at 1:06 pm

SGBC has made me realize what a strong, beautiful body I have and how I respect it more and more each day!



Carly July 31, 2009 at 1:09 pm

SGBC has inspired me in so many ways! My favorite post was the Dear Body…after everything I’ve put my body through, it was so inspiring to reflect on how good it has been to me and reflect on that. Thanks Angela!


Jessica July 31, 2009 at 1:14 pm

Reading about your entire jouney has been SO relatable to me. Your open and honest posts about your struggles made me feel like less of a disaster for also having those issues. I also feel like you have influenced me to consiously have POSITIVE thoughts about my body – and thank it!

Yay for Amazing Grass!!


Chutney July 31, 2009 at 1:15 pm

SGBC has helped me to appreciate my body on those days when I normally wouldn’t. Our bodies are amazing and they deserve positivity every day! Thanks, OSG!


Jenna Z July 31, 2009 at 1:16 pm

I have to say, I most enjoyed Wigg’s ab exercises! I can see myself turning to these when I get bored with my routine, her comments are hilarious and I love setting the laptop on the table, picking a few to do and laughing my butt of while I do them!


Clare July 31, 2009 at 1:17 pm

The second, the SECOND! I first tried Amazing Grass-I could feel it! Just like caffine wakes you up, I felt more alive after just 1 little sip!


Jessica July 31, 2009 at 1:20 pm

SGBC made me realize that I don’t have to do much, I just have to do it! It also opened my eyes and after doing the exercises I thought, well hey that didn’t take that long and it wasn’t that bad and i feel great about myself! And I started my running again because of this program. It just has impacted me into getting back into the groove!
I loved the post on running and distractions. It has changed the way I run forever.


Sara July 31, 2009 at 1:22 pm

I loved the “dear body” post. My body has been through the ringer with a tough regime of chemotherapy over the past few months. My body is kicking cancer’s butt and I seemed to keep dwelling on the fact that it has also been changing along the way. I loved the Dove video!! My body is getting me through a crappy disease and for that alone, I LOVE IT :) Thanks Angela for the awesome boot camp :)


Melanie Z July 31, 2009 at 1:24 pm

SGBC has impacted me in a positive way by helping me see that my body is fine just the way it is. If I want to get healthier and improve my body in the mean time, that’s great. SGBC has helped me to become more aware of what kinds of foods I’m putting into my body and how I’m fuling it. Overall, SGBC has just helped me rediscover myself and realize that I’m GREAT!


Keri July 31, 2009 at 1:27 pm

Learning to Love the Journey… I loved that post and that message. I think that it is something every person, male or female, could really try to grasp. SGBC is such a motivating, positive, and uplifting blog– it’s hard to feel down about yourself when you read it!



Rebecca July 31, 2009 at 1:28 pm

Hello Angela, SGBC has inspired me to love my body more and be more aware of what I am eating. I like the exercises and daily thoughts. I think you are very inspiring and should write your own book!! Rebecca


Kathy (Moving Beyond Perfection) July 31, 2009 at 1:28 pm

I definitely think what I loved the most about SGBC was the discussion that occured via the comments. I loved refreshing the comments page and reading what more readers had to say. In terms of posts, I enjoyed ‘Learning to Love the Journey’ the most because I could relate to so much of it. I think what I learned most from SGBC is that I am not the only one who has had insecurities about my body, and that is very refreshing to learn. And what’s more is that the important things are not in the PAST, but rather what you learn from them and what you CHOOSE to do in the FUTURE. Thanks for a wonderful program, Angela!


Rachel July 31, 2009 at 1:33 pm

SGBC helped me be more accepting of myself – especially the “Dear Body” challenge. It was so refreshing to be so positive and gain a new perspective.


brooke July 31, 2009 at 1:40 pm

SGCB really changed how I look at myself and exercise. I loved loved loved the dear body exercise….as I don’t think we take enough time to value what we are so lucky to have. Also, I am slowly learning to lose the all or nothing attitude and finding a balance between living well and working hard.


Diane July 31, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Re the SGBC, I enjoyed the Feeling Great in Summer Clothes post – it made me really think about my clothes choices. I also love your blog for all of the great recipes and smoothie add-ins that you post. I’m a huge smoothie fan, but had never considered adding flax seed or wheat grass, not to mention spinach! Now I’m adding all three! thanks so much for sharing!


Madeleine July 31, 2009 at 1:41 pm

SGBC made me realize that losing pounds wasn’t the answer to being happy. I had a lot of internal “stuff” to sort out that was hindering my progress. All these years I had just concentrated on numbers. Thank you for an amazing journey! :)


Sara July 31, 2009 at 1:46 pm

SGBC helped me reach my potential because of the schedule/structure. I have really enjoyed all the related posts and discussions. This was a nice summer activity that boosted reader camaraderie!


maggie b July 31, 2009 at 1:49 pm

SGBC really helped me to start learning how to appreciate all that my body does for me. it made me realize how much pain and suffering i have put it through, yet it still stays strong and presses foward. it was a real eye opener to how beautiful and powerful our bodies are.
Thanks OSG!!


Emily Malone July 31, 2009 at 1:52 pm

WOW! That is an AWESOME giveaway! Amazing Grass has changed the way I look at breakfast – now to include veggies instead of just grains (oatmeal) and yogurt and fruit. Thanks, Angela!


Run Niki Run July 31, 2009 at 1:54 pm

What a great giveaway!!

I really loved how the SGBC emphasized loving the person you are and the body you have. It’s much easier to focus on exercising and eating healthy foods when you simply enjoy how it makes you feel, rather than focusing on losing weight!

Thanks for organzing the SGBC! I hope there are many more to come. :)


lesley July 31, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Cheap answer, but I truly enjoy all of your posts and I think you always bring up very helpful topics to discuss!


Tay July 31, 2009 at 1:57 pm

I really enjoyed all the posts but especially the core moves because I’ve been blah on my core moves lately . Great ideas to mix it up!


Kelly July 31, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Thanks for the summer challenge. As someone training for my first half marathon in a few weeks, I really enjoyed the posts on fueling workouts but also staying motivated. Great advice!


Andrea July 31, 2009 at 2:16 pm

SGBC has taught me that it is easy to fit in little bits of exercise that add up to make a big difference! The post Learning to Love the Journey really spoke to me as well. Thanks, Angela! You are really changing the world for the better!


Jenn July 31, 2009 at 2:16 pm

I began the summer challenge with a quiet life…and then suddenly I was engaged and moving into a new condo that we closed on. Life erupted in an amazing way but also in a way that makes it very easy to forget about your own priorities and goals. Having SGBC helped me set small, measurable goals each day to keep my fitness routine together and also gave me the opportunity to learn more about caring for myself and those around me!

Thank you!


Casper July 31, 2009 at 2:18 pm

I loved SGBC because it helped to motivate me. My workouts were becoming a bit dull, but now I feel refreshed and revitalized.


Brigid July 31, 2009 at 2:18 pm

SGBC has inspired me to get healthy and try new things. I love the boot camp and am on board with the Green Monster Movement. Thanks for bringing us all together!


Susan July 31, 2009 at 2:21 pm

Okay, this is going to sound silly, but the SGBC has made me start doing planks again. I loathe this exercise more than anything else. But I feel so accomplished when I hit a record for time holding a plank! Even the small achievements are worth celebrating :)


Junghwa July 31, 2009 at 2:22 pm

SGBC has taught me that you do not need to work out 24/7 to be healthy. Our bodies require REST!


Kelly July 31, 2009 at 2:22 pm

I’ve learned so much about the importance of listening to and loving your body.


June July 31, 2009 at 2:22 pm

I am inspired to listen to my body more!


jayme July 31, 2009 at 2:23 pm

Hi Angela!
This challenge taught me to become more FOCUSED with my body. I am able to balance between exercies, food, and enjoyment of life!


JK July 31, 2009 at 2:24 pm

This challenge was REALLY good for me. I loved all the different workouts that you guys showed on the blog. Thanks for everything!


hyang July 31, 2009 at 2:25 pm

SGBC has inspired me to walk little bit MORE everyday. I also learned NEW recipes. YUM.


trish (girlatgym) July 31, 2009 at 2:31 pm

Loved the no makeup post. I always had a hard time going without it. Now though, I couldn’t care less. I will go anywhere and everywhere without it. Once you feel confident and beautiful on the inside – you don’t need that extra stuff. I do still wear it, by the way, I just feel like I can’t go out without it anymore. Getting there was a big breakthrough for me.


Kaley July 31, 2009 at 2:38 pm

I think it has definitely inspired me to look at my body as a great tool and not just something to look at. Sometimes I get so discouraged because I don’t look how I think I should, but SGBC has helped with that!


Vanessa July 31, 2009 at 2:42 pm

I especially LOVED the topic on staying motivated. It was so reassuring to see someone so well respected in the blog world also loses their motivation at times! That is something I now understand EVERYONE struggles with! I’m slowly learning to not become so hard on myself when I dont’ run or workout 7 days a week!


Autumn Tao July 31, 2009 at 2:43 pm

What I like most about your blog is the positive message and the honesty. I appreciate hearing about exercise slumps, because I’ve been there too. I also appreciate the positive outlook your blog exudes. It’s a pleasure read.


Janie July 31, 2009 at 2:47 pm

My favorite thing about the SGBC was writing the letter to my body. I never ever do this kind of thing b/c I always think, what’s the point, but I was determined to fully participate in this boot camp so I wrote the letter and it made me feel so good! It also made me realize a lot of things about myself and how I neglect myself but I’m also right there when other people need me. It will be a slow process, but I’m really working on giving myself as much case as I do other people. Thanks Angela!!


Bree July 31, 2009 at 2:48 pm

I have enjoyed reading all the posts, but the one that really continues to resonate with me is the Dear Body post. Every time I hear my negative thoughts creep in I remember your post and I stop to appreciate one thing about my body. I have also loved the exercise posts. I have added some in to my routine to mix things up.


Courtney July 31, 2009 at 2:53 pm

I loved reading all the different views on exercising and eating right. I will never look at it the same. Thanks!


Marcia July 31, 2009 at 2:54 pm

I just love your upbeat attitude. And I’ve gotten some really great tips on cross-training/ walking on the treadmill at an incline that have helped my running immensely without getting bored.


Sara July 31, 2009 at 2:55 pm

I hope you’ll have something fun and exciting up on OhSheGlows soon because SGBC was so fun and inspiring!! My favourite post was the 3 core blasters by Guest Poster Jodie. I did them IN my office at work throughout the day and loved it!! (I also loved your apricot sorbet recipe… can’t try to make it!)
Thanks for the chance to enter the Amazing Grass Giveaway :)


Denene July 31, 2009 at 2:58 pm

It has been inspirational even though I couldn’t participate as much as I would have liked due to an injury.


Valerie July 31, 2009 at 3:00 pm

I have a couple favorite posts – your recap posts after your 10 mile race. The feeling of accomplishment that you projected through your blog was inspiring. It reminded me how much I love running, and why I do it. It also psyched me up for my 10-miler in October, and my half marathon in December. Excellent motivation! I hope I win this, I’m dying to try Amazing Grass!


Jessica July 31, 2009 at 3:01 pm

SGBC & your post “Dear Body” has immensely helped me not be as critical of myself. It’s been a rough road, but I am finally realizing just how amazing my body is.


Patty July 31, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Anything that has to do with cooking. I made my first larabar a couple of weeks ago and I think they came out great. I think I may have put to many almonds in, but it was still delish. And of course, the GM’s…….you can’t make a GM without Amazing Grass.


nieves July 31, 2009 at 3:04 pm

This might be really boring, but I never realized the finer points of hydration and how it affects one’s performance. That was a really informative article to me.

Thanks Angela!


Kristina July 31, 2009 at 3:04 pm

I agree that learning to love the journey has impacted me the most. Things don’t just happen overnight and even the small steps count!


Laura July 31, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Happy 9 Months, Angela! What an accomplishment :-)
I loved following SGBC because it gave me a healthy “to-do” item per day. It was fun to go through the calendar and cross off each day, giving me a sense of pride that I invested the time and energy in a great cause – myself!
Also posted on Twitter @lauramke20.


EEL July 31, 2009 at 3:10 pm

SGBC and your blog keep me motivated in my pursuit of healthy living. Thanks!


Thien An July 31, 2009 at 3:10 pm

I have a large number of posts by you that I enjoy. The one that I Usually dig ou from the archive whenever I need a reminder is the post with the letter to your current self. It’s one of the many posts that reminds me that loving my self is the first step to a future that I want for myself. It reminds me that all this work to be healthy is because I want myself to be healthy.

Other favorites are your health related articles such as the healthy diet trends and the running and heat. Though those don’t hold a candle next to your personal letter to your current self.


chandra h July 31, 2009 at 3:11 pm

you go angela!!!!!!!!!!!



Alexandra July 31, 2009 at 3:14 pm

SGBC has made me realize a lot of things.

My entire life I have struggled with negative self talk and not appreciating everything my body has done for me and gotten me through.

This month has been such an amazing month in terms of making HUGELY MASSIVE progress in accepting myself and my surroundings. I can take a step backward from a stressful situation and determine what is underlying my negative self talk. Am I stressed at work? Am I forgetting to take time each day for myself?

I am also in the process of giving up calorie counting and this month, with the help of the constant healthy reminders of SGBC, I am able to stop looking at food as my enemy and I am beginning to make peace with the choices I make.

Thanks to you and the blog for being such a huge part of this!


Melinda H. July 31, 2009 at 3:14 pm

SGBC really hit home with the “Dear Body” letter….and the Exercise and Hydration posting. (although I actually loved it all!)

This was a great opportunity overall for me to really feel positive about myself and boost my confidence.

Thanks Angela!



Rebecca July 31, 2009 at 3:15 pm

I love learning the new exercises from your bootcamps. Keep them coming I think they are great.


Jaime (Embracing Balance) July 31, 2009 at 3:16 pm


I wasn’t an active participant in SGBC but I do follow along and take many of your ideas to work into my own personal workouts. I challenge myself to do longer side planks because I figure if you all can do them, then so can I!


Alicia July 31, 2009 at 3:17 pm

For me, the biggest change has been greeeen monsters! :D love em


Kristina July 31, 2009 at 3:18 pm

The best thing I learned going through SGBC is that the days I exercise I feel better, even if I have to “talk myself into it”. I always feel great later.

My favorite post was “Keep your eye on the prize”, the tools for staying motivated and keeping the Big Picture in mind.

I loved when I saw today’s post about zucchini!! Before I logged on I was wondering what to do with all mine, I just got 3 more out of my garden this morning and have to come up with new ways to use it!! (otherwise it’s going to end up in neighbor’s mailboxes!) ha!

Thanks again for this opportunity, Angela. LOVE your site, and LOVE my Amazing Grass…


meghan July 31, 2009 at 3:27 pm

YOU and the challenge completely inspired me to go make up free..and feel beautiful! I also loved Bobbi’s mini boot camp!


Jennifer July 31, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Wow what a giveaway! I think the biggest things I have learned, 1. Green Monsters rock!, 2. To love myself the way I am, 3. To not fear and do what you love!


LaTisha July 31, 2009 at 3:36 pm

I want to say that your website is awesome. I have been taking Amazing Grass products since coming to your blog. My Magic Bullet does not blend spinach to well so had to forego the GM. The products are amazing and to win would be blessing. I love that you help women love themselves. Keep on loving!


courtney July 31, 2009 at 3:46 pm

Congrats on 9 months!!

As for SGBC, it has helped me value my body and love all its imperfections because it reminded me that even if I don’t have rock hard abs, I have a body that can run and jump and lift things and loves to be challenged to do all sorts of new things! Thanks for the challenge, and for the amazing prizes!!


Kate July 31, 2009 at 3:52 pm

I loved the SGBC post on learning to love the journey. I think it is so easy to get caught up in how much better things will be if our bodies look different. This post really made me take notice of all the things I had been missing out on when thinking like that. So thank you, Angela!


Amanda July 31, 2009 at 3:52 pm

I didn’t participate in SGBC, but I think my favorite post was your first race recap. I’ve been wanting to sign up for one for a while, and so it was encouraging to see a newbie succeed!


Shauna July 31, 2009 at 3:53 pm

I liked Caitlin’s “Stay Motivated” post. This summer I’ve been so great at my regular runs that when I went on vacation I was disappointed with not keeping up with those workouts and the healthy eating. I gained two pounds and I think I lost a little of my running mojo. It was hard to start again after the two-week mini-hiatus, but the post made me remember to keep in mind my goal–by the end of the summer I want to run 13.1 miles (not in a race… just to say I did it, haha). So I’m back on the bandwagon, working my mileage back up, and I love it :) Thanks for the great giveaway!


Anou July 31, 2009 at 3:53 pm

The SGBC as well as your blog in general has helped me appreciate my body more. I can be so critical of myself and tend to obsess over tiny details. The truth is you made me realise I should be grateful to be strong and healthy, and also appreciative of the body I have right now because to be honest it also looks really good and I should be happy about it !! Thanks for everything you do you are a great inspiration and your blog is definitely my favorite and always inspires me to be healthy !


Beth July 31, 2009 at 3:57 pm

The most memorable SGBC moment for me was the going without makeup. I almost always have makeup on and used to feel terrible without it, worrying I would run into someone I knew. Them I decided to give my skin a break and go without, let it breathe.


Rachel July 31, 2009 at 3:59 pm

I would say that it has been so encouraging to see another young woman seeking to be healthy in her own life, cooking good meals, and still being focused on giving, laughing, loving, and sharing with others.

Gotta love OSG!


Kate July 31, 2009 at 4:00 pm

I never signed up officially for the SGBC but I would say that I attempted to actively participate in the daily exercises, that combined with my new found love for running I’ve lost 5 pounds and 1 in off my waist and .5 off my hips! The program as well as your blog have helped me treat my body better overall! And I would love love love to win all that amazing grass! Thanks for the opportunity to win!


Mary July 31, 2009 at 4:00 pm

9 months and almost 800 posts?! WOW. Congrats — you must be so proud of this feat… not to mention the readership you have picked up along the way!

The SGBC has definitely impacted my life in a positive way. Although I have been running and racing long distances for nearly 4 years now, keeping up with the SGBC has taught me to really LISTEN TO MY BODY. If I’m feeling sluggish, I stop. If I’m feeling pain that is more than just mildly annoying, I stop. I’m running 3-4 days per week instead of my usual 5-6 and have never felt better… plus I’ve jumped on the bandwagon of eating things like kale and chia seeds… everyone in my life is asking “what the heck is that???” haha

Again, thanks to Ange and her daily comment crew for their motivational encouragement :)


Amritika July 31, 2009 at 4:02 pm

I have learned to enjoy exercise, not fret about rest days and come back stronger!


Jen July 31, 2009 at 4:03 pm

SGBC definately gotten me motivated to take a look at my habits and re-evaluate what was important to me – the biggest thing being my health! If I have to pick just one favorite post it would be the interval training workout – I love it – It definately keeps me from getting bored. Thanks for all your tips and tricks – we all appreciate it!


Haley July 31, 2009 at 4:03 pm

My favorite post was the “Makeup: Can we live without it?” Post!Growing up with two brothers I always felt slightly annoyed that they were not expected to “put on their face” before going out the door everyday, as many women are expected to. Now I realize that I can forgo the makeup once in a while too and let the natural beauty shine through. My skin appreciates these bare days, and I appreciate the way I can now buy and wear makeup for fun to enhance natural features, not cover up flaws! Thanks for the great post Angela!


Arwen July 31, 2009 at 4:05 pm

I have realized the importance of listening to your body by fueling it right and giving it rest. I also learnt about so many healthy foods like hemp and chia seeds which I can’t wait to incorporate once I can buy them.


Lily July 31, 2009 at 4:09 pm

I love this site because it has taught me that I don’t have to be on a diet for life to have the body I want! Thank you for your wonderful insights and inspiration =)


Hannah July 31, 2009 at 4:10 pm

I have learned how important it is to take rest days. I have been really strict with myself in regards to exercising, but today I’m taking off the day to do some yoga and simply relax. I’m learning, from this blog and the SGBC, that I need to listen to my body!


Catherine July 31, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Your website has given me so much motivation to change my lifestyles and be a happier healthier person!


Chloe July 31, 2009 at 4:12 pm

The Summer Glow Boot Camp has helped motivate me to look at the big picture. If I have one bad day I can get right back on track wihtout thinking to myself “Let’s go scarf some ice cream”. Everything was extremely positive, which has allowed me to look at my health journey as a whole in a very healthy way.

Hope that you’ll do another boot camp soon!


Sarah July 31, 2009 at 4:20 pm

One post I really enjoyed was your ten-mile recap. It’s inspired me to sign up for my first half marathon in November!


Jen Papaya July 31, 2009 at 4:22 pm

I unfortunately didn’t discover your blog early enough to participate in the whole Summer Glow Boot Camp – by the time I found it, I was actually quite curious what it was all about. This recap was extremely helpful! I love your post on your pre-race meal, I found it very inspirational!

Do a Fall boot camp so I can follow along!!


Gina G July 31, 2009 at 4:28 pm

SGBC impacted my life in that I have been drinking Green Monsters every morning for several months. My skin looks great!


Amanda July 31, 2009 at 4:32 pm

SCBC has impacted my life in the form that i got put on my swim suit this summer and i felt great! your posts about loving your self have really hit home for me! thank you!


Stephanie July 31, 2009 at 4:39 pm

SGBC has really taught me that I need to love me and appreciate my body for what it is. I may not be perfect now but I am working at it. You have shown me that working out doesn’t have to be mundane. I can really enjoy but find something I enjoy doing. Also, your site has shown me new ways of eating. I enjoy my food more and I eat to fuel my body. Thanks for such a great site!


Annalisa July 31, 2009 at 4:43 pm

I really liked Learning to love the Journey. Thanks!


Cindy July 31, 2009 at 4:45 pm

Hi Angela, Definitely the “Dear Body” post was great. Many of us don’t love our bodies for what God has given us. This allows us to take a look at ourselves and overlook all the imperfections we may have and look at all the great qualities we do have and use them to our best ability. If God made us all alike, life would get awfully boring. You have a very uplifting, inspirational blog. Love it! thanks for sharing all the posts.


Cindy July 31, 2009 at 4:48 pm

Not sure if it posted


Cindy July 31, 2009 at 4:51 pm

Just in case it didn’t get posted ,
Hi Angela ….Loved the “Dear Body” post. It allows us to love the body God created for us. Overlooking all the imperfections we may have and to take a look at all the great qualities we were blessed with and use them to the best of our abilities.
Love your blog…very uplifting and inspirational. Thank you!


Kelly July 31, 2009 at 4:55 pm

SGBC has really helped me get on track with my work outs and healthy eating. This is such a great giveaway! I’ve been really wanting to try Super Grass!!


Michelle Hisae July 31, 2009 at 4:59 pm

The SGBC helped me realize that enjoying exercise for the ‘feel good’ aspect is really what fitness is all about. I am fueled by my own motivation, not by the perception I have about how much I SHOULD workout. It’s great to have the breathing room!

Thanks, Angela!


Holly July 31, 2009 at 5:00 pm

I enjoyed the Zesty recipe for Whole Grain Oatmeal Pancakes post! I flip pancakes 3 times a week for my family and was so excited to have a new healthy version to make! Absolutely delicious!!! And approved by a 4 & 1 year old! yippee!
Thanks for the SGBC! Hopefully you’ll do a FALL Summer Boot Camp! Sign me up!


tami July 31, 2009 at 5:02 pm

i pasted your blog on to a friend of mine who is getting back into the swing of excising on a daily basis. she has been following bits and pieces of several different programs and has been doing well.


Anya July 31, 2009 at 5:27 pm

SGBC has helped me love and appreciate my body. It has beautiful, strong, has carried me through several runs, bounced back from injuries. It is truly wonderful and I have learned to love it. :)


Rebecca July 31, 2009 at 5:32 pm

I love the honesty and freshness of this blog. I always feel cheered and rested after reading!! also i love the fab recipes – yum!


Jaime July 31, 2009 at 5:33 pm

I enjoyed the “dear body” post. i have shared it many times with others!


Randi July 31, 2009 at 5:39 pm

My favorite post was the Make Up – can we live without it? post. As well as your thoughts on the power of positive thinking. I found myself often getting caught up in a negative mindset with food and my body, and it was nice to see your reminder that positive thinking is the key! SGBC was a blast! Thanks Ange!


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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