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Best Body Ever!? (Not What It Sounds Like)

A number of blog readers sent this our way. Looks like a great program and it might be fun to do with friends. Enjoy!


“The truth is your body is utterly awesome and I know it.  It doesn’t matter what your body’s like.  If you have a body and you’re interested in having less body-related doubt, worry, and self-loathing and a whole lot more happy confident self-accepting badassery, 52 Weeks to Your Best Body Ever is for you.


What is 52 Weeks to Your Best Body Ever?

52 Weeks to Your Best Body Ever is the latest body-acceptance project from Hanne Blank, author of Big Big Love: A Sex and Relationships Guide for People of Size and Those Who Love Them and The Unapologetic Fat Girl’s Guide to Exercise and Other Incendiary Acts.  It is 52 weekly chapters, each on a different subject having to do with bodies, radical acceptance, and an abundance of gleeful shenanigans.  Readers get a book delivered in weekly doses, each one bringing a dose of body-loving perspective, insight, strategy, experiments, Zen, and badassery to help you revel in the amazing skin you’re in.


Who is 52 Weeks to Your Best Body Ever for?  

Do you have a body?  Then 52 Weeks to Your Best Body Ever is for you!

Body-image and self-esteem books are often marketed as if they were only of interest to women, and as if the only body-related issues anyone ever had were about weight and size.  52 Weeks to Your Best Body Ever was created because we know better.

All kinds of people have body issues, and they have issues about all kinds of bodies.  Some have to do with weight or size… and some of them aren’t!  52 Weeks is about things like the stuff people say and the ways people act about bodies… how we move our bodies through the world… feeling sexy and happy in your body… how we care for ourselves, dress ourselves, feed ourselves… how gender shapes how we feel about our bodies… how our body histories shape our lives today… how to respond to body critics… what to do when you’re having a crappy self-esteem day… and a whole lot more.


Is 52 Weeks to Your Best Body Ever a diet?

Nope.  52 Weeks to Your Best Body Ever is not a diet. Yeah, there’ll be some stuff about food.  Mostly about figuring out how to eat in the ways that make your pelt glossy and keep you purring.  But no, no diet business.


Is 52 Weeks to Your Best Body Ever an exercise program?

No, although you will be warmly encouraged to experiment with moving your body in any and all ways that intrigue, delight, or amuse you.  But I’m not about to blow smoke up your gym shorts about exercise being some kind of magic wand that will cure everything that you don’t like about your life.  This isn’t that kind of party.


So just how is 52 Weeks to Your Best Body Ever going to
change my life, then?

It’s not.  (It’s just a book.)  But it might just help you change your life.

52 Weeks to Your Best Body Ever is all about what happens if you start thinking about your body with the assumption that being a fierce fabulous force of nature is your birthright.  It’s a little bit Zen, a lot pragmatic, and full of all kinds of radically self-accepting and body-respecting juju.  It knows you do not suffer fools gladly and wants you to have to suffer them as little as possible.  52 Weeks to Your Best Body Ever is a full year of kick-ass personal body positivity, no matter what your body is like.”