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Comment Contest Tuesday goes Thursday with love

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Since today is Valentine’s Day (and in honor of this month’s Monthly Challenge) I thought we would talk about love, self-love, loving ourselves.

What do you love about yourself? It could be something simple or complex. It could be many things.

It could be your laugh, or the way you find the good in people, or your punctuality, or your legs or how cute you look in a certain outfit. It could be how hard you worked to get your education, what you do for a living or how you do it.

I don’t laugh often, but when I do I think it is a great laugh. I love my philanthropy ideas and ways. I love that I love to travel and plan to see the world. And to be a little vain, I don’t mind my tiny waist and pear-shaped body. I am what you would call curvy (on the bottom at least).

Normally we have Comment Contest Tuesday. Let’s change it up a bit and have Comment Contest Thursday this time around.

Every person who comments will get their name thrown into a drawing for multiple chances to win some of the items I will be reviewing soon on Go Fit Girl!

You have until noon (my time–Pacific) Tuesday, February 26, to comment. And for your comment to count you have to comment in the comment section below. Comments on Facebook, replies to Twitter, e-mails don’t count.


19 Responses to “Comment Contest Tuesday goes Thursday with love”

  1. Brenda Holzer Says:

    What do I love about myself?? This is a hard question for me to answer..not because I think I have so much to love and can’t pick one thing, but quite the opposite. I have had issues with self-esteem for as long as I can remember and therefore I do not see myself as others see me. I have been trying to work on this and it is a struggle for me at times. Since today is Valentine’s Day I will make more of an effort to love myself. So what do I love about myself? I love my knowledge of sports, I can talk sports with just about anyone. I also love teaching, which is my profession. I enjoy sharing my knowledge about nutrition and fitness and shedding light on what the truth is versus myths and fads. Happy Valentine’s Day!!

  2. Ann Says:

    Brenda, I appreciate your honesty. I have struggled with self-esteem as well. And am probably my worst critic. You have so much to offer with the things you listed and so much more. I will always cherish the friendship we had in high school and what has developed recently.

  3. Brenda Holzer Says:

    Thank you Ann! Gosh, we had such good times during high school 🙂 I am glad we reconnected at the reunion and are continuing to do so. You are a wonderful person with a lot to share yourself 🙂

  4. Andrea Says:

    Brenda and Ann, in my memory of high school both of you appeared to have a lot of self-confidence, which I looked up to. You are both incredibly strong women.

  5. Ann Says:

    Thanks, Andrea. I appreciate the kind words. 🙂

  6. Melanie Grimes Says:

    I’ve been reading your posts lately on self-love & I really appreciate it! Many women put so many people and things ahead of themselves that they forget to take care of #1 & I admit to doing that as well….especially being a new Mom. But with that being said, I’ve learned to love and appreciate my body – that took a long time, but after having Lexi I have come to a much bigger appreciation for my body & love every curve that comes with it. I love that I’m a good friend – I’ve learned that listening to someone allows me to really hear what they are saying & because of that I’ve developed friendships that have lasted a very-very long time. I love almost being 40 – the older I get the further I move from self-doubt and the closer I move towards self-love!!! Thanks again Ann for making us all think a little bit more about #1…tonight I think I might have a glass of wine and relax with the hubby AFTER the kids go to bed 🙂

  7. Ann Says:

    Thanks, Melanie. Here here to appreciating curves! I love that you are good friend and listener. AND I also love being close to 40. I actually love telling people my age, they usually don’t believe me. Last year I was visiting my dad at work–he works at the public TV station in Tucson on UA campus. One guy I met thought I was an intern. 🙂 Hope you enjoyed your wine and relaxation.

  8. Andrea Says:

    In thinking about this question, I realized that I love it that I am a good listener and can just be present in both the joyous and painful times of life with people. I also love it when senior citizens call me “sweet.” I love that term of endearment. I also love being strong. I am strong physically and mentally, but I also know that I can’t do it without my family and friends who motivate me and support me. Best of all, I love being the best mom in the world!

  9. Ann Says:

    Andrea, I think that it is amazing that you are able to help and be a good listener for people in good times and bad. What a blessing. Yes! How did I forget to mention being strong! Family and friends are so important for this as well. And I LOVE your comment about being the best mom in the world. That puts a smile on my face.

  10. Stephanie Says:

    Thinking about what other people may love and what my love is for myself. I may sound a little cocky, but I love a lot of things about myself. Not in a selfish way though, 99.9% of the time it’s about other people such as, friendships that I have and how close I really can be with people, how I can joke about so many things, and how I can really listen when other people need that shoulder to lean on. I kind of pride myself on the fact that I’m really good at being there for others if they can trust in me.

    You know what I love about you Miss Ann? How truly amazing your posts are and how amazing you are. Through the rough patches and the easy patches, you’re always seeming to pull through without a scratch or a bruise. <3 Hope you had an amazing Valentine's Day.

    Also, I love that we're awesome friends!

  11. Ann Says:

    AWWWWW!!!
    You are a great friend and listener.
    You don’t sound cocky. We all need to love ourselves and find the good in each of us.
    This post is trying to get my friends and readers to find the good in themselves and rejoice it while sharing. Nothing conceited or cocky about that at all.
    Thanks for the sweet comments to me as well. I love that we are awesome friends, too.

  12. alicia Says:

    I think that it’s important to know what one loves about themselves.

    A few things that I love about myself are:

    1) I have hobbies such cooking, baking, crocheting, and knitting that I feel passionately about and I want to share with others.
    2) I’ve been able to go thru tough situations such job layoffs, etc. Doing what I can to survive such as cutting expenses and trying to find work when jobs were scarse.
    3) I’m working my way financially towards retirement.
    4) Not letting anyone talk me into having kids when I really don’t want them.

  13. Ann Says:

    These are great, Alicia. I, too, love sharing my hobby with others, especially when I take it to the philanthropy level. No. 4 is so important. I am glad you realize your choice is yours–to quote Sex and the City: I choose my choice!

  14. Nicole Meade Says:

    Like so many others have already said, I struggle with this one – complimenting myself! I have conquered most of my self-esteem issues but it’s still hard to say things I like about myself to other people, without seeming, as someone else said above, cocky. I purposely avoided commenting on this comment contest because I just felt like, ugh, what to say. But I realized that anything that makes me feel averse to doing it is usually something I should do. So here is what I came up with when I thought it over: I am loyal, I am patient and tolerant, I am accepting and I am helpful. I have great legs that run in my mom’s side of the family (in her mid-60s, my mom still has gorgeous shapely legs). I have a very kind smile and I laugh and smile easily. I always see the good in everyone, even, after 40 years, myself. 🙂

  15. Ann Says:

    Nicole, I am so glad you did comment.
    I think because we all struggle to find the good in ourselves this practice is important. And I can guarantee support and cheering will come from all the amazing women who have commented.
    Loyalty is a great quality as are great legs. Woo! Finding good in others, but especially yourself is awesome!

  16. Nicole Meade Says:

    Thanks, Ann! Isn’t it nice to look in the mirror and like what you see, inside and out! I am always grateful when that happens, and I know a big part of the happening is surrounding myself with amazing people, who inspire and strengthen me. Thanks for being one of them!

  17. Ann Says:

    Oh wow. Thanks for the compliment! And yes, it is nice to see someone you like when looking in the mirror.

  18. Ann Says:

    Ladies, thanks for your bravery and your amazing comments. You are all beautiful people and I am pleased to know you can find beauty in yourselves. It’s so important. I will be announcing winners and prizes soon.

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