Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Review of 'Fit Moms for Life' book by Dustin Maher

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to review a new book- 'Fit Moms for Life: How to Have Endless Energy and Outplay Your Kids' by Dustin Maher.  Let me start by saying, anyone who knows me knows that I am not, nor have I ever been, a big exerciser or careful eater.  I don't mind being active, but for me to want to do it, it needs to serve a purpose.  For example, a game of softball, dodgeball, capture the flag, etc. is something that I would enjoy.  Running on a treadmill or using a rowing machine are things that I would not enjoy.  And as far as healthy eating, I don't mind veggies and I enjoy fruits, but I love a good brownie or piece of cheesecake!  But even though I'm not the ultimate 'picture of health', far from it, I was interested in what the book had to say!

Dustin's fitness program is built around five pillars of health, as he refers to them- mindset, nutrition, strength training, burst training, and environment.  He believes that even working on one or two of these areas is likely  to improve your overall fitness, but to get the best results, you should work on all five.  Makes sense to me!

Here's some more of what you'll see in the book:
  • 31 women's transformation stories
  • How to burn 5-9 times more fat without cardio
  • An eating plan and recipes for balanced meals
  • One exercise that can shrink your waistline without diet changes
  • A training program that burns fat while you sleep
  • How to get your kids to eat healthy and move more
  • The ultimate form of accountability

I found that this book generally held my attention and I found it interesting, even though I'm normally a fiction reader.  I especially enjoyed reading the success stories of the 31 women that are featured in the book.  The before and after pictures make the stories even more impressive!  There are quite a few other pictures of exercises, etc., as well.  There are also several recipes included in the book.  I think that is a great idea.

The section I enjoyed the most was the one about fitness for new moms.  It's only been 3 weeks since I had my little baby, so I know that I cannot start a very strenuous work out routine.  Luckily for me, I don't have any baby weight left to work off, but my ab muscles feel so incredibly weak since delivery!  Dustin recommends several safe exercises that I can work on right now that will help to safely strengthen my core and hopefully get all of the muscles tightened back up.  Now I just need to get my mindset right and make time to do them!

If you are looking to get in better shape, this book is for you!  It cuts through a lot of exercise and dieting myths and gives you a simple plan to follow to have you looking and feeling better fast!  So, now that you're convinced, you can enter to win your own copy!  Just use the simple form below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway  *I was given this product for review purposes.  All of my opinions about this product are solely my own.  Your opinions may differ.  I was not compensated to write this post in any way.*

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