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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Giveaway -- esp for pregnant moms and pregnant moms-to-be

Can you stand it if I mention BlogHer08 just one more time? It sets the stage for our very first All Thumbs GIVEAWAY!

By the third day of the conference, I was feeling pretty cocky. First of all, we'd been treated to tons of swag (episodes of The Closer, t-shirts, premium access at CafePress, not to mention food and drink and Wii time). In addition, I'd been basking in the glow of Lollipop, Pamela Jeanne, Luna and others, and we'd just finished our bridge-building panel. So you can see why I was feeling like I was something special.

I stopped at the massage room (more swag! that I didn't have to carry home!) to see if there was an available table. There wasn't, but a book display caught my eye. I told the woman if she'd give me the book I'd review it here (I told you I was feeling cocky). It's called Fit Mama, and it has a drawing on the cover of a mom in Downward Dog over her baby.

Stacy Denney, who also happens to be one of the authors, handed me the book and her card and said, "Sure!"

So I brought the book home and started reading it. I quickly realized I should have paid attention to the subtitle.

But lucky for you pregnant and soon-to-be pregnant ladies, I didn't pay attention to the subtitle, which is A Real Life Fitness Guide for the New Mom.

If I needed to know about what birth would do to my perineum, or what I could expect from my linea negra, this would be a terrific book for me.

But my children are now 7 and 5. And I did not give birth to them. I don't know a linea negra from a Negra Modelo. I remain blissfully ignorant about my perineum.

But I know many of you might really WANT this book. Are in the MARKET for exactly what this book offers -- an effective, holistic approach to postpartum fitness. This is very much a girlfriend's guide, written as if your best friend or slightly older sister is helping ease your way from your newly maternal body back to your old self (as much as possible).

So, one of you will benefit from my cockiness. I am giving this book away to one of the commenters on this post. Comment by 8:08 am (MDT) on August 8, 2008, up to 3 times per person, preferably with details on why you'd like this book. After the deadline, my daughter will pick a random number from 1 to X (number of comments). That commenter will be the winner, I'll notify her/him by email, and send the book by mail.

By commenting on this post you agree to the terms and rules of this give-away and you consent to letting us use your name (bloggy or otherwise) when we announce the winner. Anonymous comments and comments without a valid email address will be disqualified.

Now. Wouldn't you like to win Fit Mama? Tell us why.


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16 chiming in:

Julia said...

Hm... I know about the linea and my perineum. I am a bit skeptical that it can do anything for me. But I am game, I guess. As long as Tess likes number 1. :)

Heather said...

I'm due in October. My current exercise is walking on an outdoor trail. I'm not sure how feasible it will be to walk outdoors with a newborn as the weather gets colder. I will definitely need something to help me get in shape. I'd love to take a stab at it.

Kaci said...

I'm still trying to figure out what getting my body back means, and my kiddos are 1 & 2. Maybe the book has some secret formula?

Spicy Sister said...

oh oh oh! This sounds right up my alley!!! I love yoga and am very much into holistic approaches to health and wellness. I have prenatal yoga DVDs and am walking, but having information and tools to use for after I become a new mommy would be a huge gift!!!!

Meghan said...

Oh I do I do, for oh 8 months now I've been saying I want to do pre-natal yoga. This will allow me to recognize my procrastination and realize that I might as well plan on doing it after...

Denise said...

I'm still wondering how the heck my 5'1" frame is going to carry two babies to term. I guess I should be thinking ahead to how I'm going to recover from that!

Jen said...

I'd love to win. I have a newborn, I know what my linea negra is (it's still in the process of fading, in fact) and August 8 (the day of the deadline) is my birthday. All three good reasons to try to win.

nancy said...

I'd like to try to win too!

The reason I'd like to try this approach is because I've done different things after each baby and I would love to do something new with my last baby!

orodemniades said...

Oo, I haven't been able to do anything beyond taking the Chieftain for a couple of walks before I go to work, and quite frankly, between the backache from the sling and the backache (and aching feet) from work, and the weird hip/seatbone thing that is still going on, well, I could use any help I can get.

Shelby said...

I need all the help I can get!! I had my son 5 months ago and I really could use the help.

MrsSpock said...

Thanks to my C-section I remain blissfully unaware of my perineum as well LOL.

Maybe the book can explain why I have been working out since J was 4 weeks old (and he is now 12 weeks), and yet I still find it difficult to walk more than 2.2 mph on the treadmill.

Tracy said...

After 8 months of modified bed rest, including no "intentional exercise", I have great concerns about what my body is going to look like afer delivering the twins...but I'm committed to improving it, and not too proud to ask for help. So, please, me me!!

Spicy Sister said...

one more bid for me!!! :)

megan said...

i do, i do!
it could save me from yet another exercise video...the last one i tried told me to add "dance flare" to it and i threw up in my mouth.

but just a little bit.

pick me! pick me!

Tracy said...

Me again...just trying to increase my odds?

Same reasons as yesterday, twin pregnancy, bedrest, too much laptop time. :)

Tracy said...

Ok, I'm starting to feel guilty that I'm taking advantage of the "up to 3 times" clause, but I really could use this book! This past 7 months with no exercise has done a number on my ass!

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