Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Book Of The Week: Fit Moms For Life (Giveaway!)

I've struggled with weight and body image my whole life.  I was a chubby kid, an anorexic teen, and now I'm battling the post-baby body.  I've just never found a diet and fitness routine that I could make into a lifestyle.  Even though I understand what I need to be doing intellectually, it's just never clicked emotionally and I've never been able to stick to a workout for more than a few days at a time.  Add in emotional eating and cravings and, well, I'm still chubby.

Then I was given the opportunity by Mom Blog Society  to review for you Fit Moms For Life by Dustin Maher.  I tell you what, I am a believer!  This book has the whole package.  It's not just a 'get fit quick' guide, it teaches you step by step how to change your lifestyle and stick with it!  Here's the official blurb:

"Fit Moms for Life: How to Have Endless Energy to Outplay your Kids ~ (http://fitmomsforlife.com) chronicles the successes of 31 mothers who used Dustin’s fitness and weight loss program with stellar successes. Armed with personal stories with before and after photos, Dustin takes the reader through the five pillars of fitness: Mindset, Nutrition, Strength Training, Burst Training, and Environment. Ultimately leading to the end goal: Staying Fit for Life.
Fit Moms for Life is perfect for Mothers (and women in general) who want a fitness program that works. Dustin Maher says:
• Traditional Cardio Doesn’t Lose Fat
• You Can’t Work Out to Compensate for Poor Eating
• See Results 9 Times Faster With Burst Training
• Learn ONE Exercise That Shrinks a Waistline WITHOUT diet changes
• Burn Fat While You Sleep
• A Healthy Environment Equals A More Fit Family"

 Did you catch that?  It doesn't start with diet, it doesn't start with working out - it starts with mindset!  The very place I've been struggling the most!  Before you even start the program, Dustin has you sit down with a blank piece of paper, a journal (handy for later chronicling eating and workouts) or even the space provided in the back to map out your fitness goals in the short term as well as how you want to feel in 10 years.  Now that's thinking ahead!  He also deals with the inevitability of plateaus on the scale and frustration with progress by having you take and record (in handy charts provided in the back) a number of benchmark measurements to which you can refer throughout the process.  That way, even if you aren't losing weight, you can see progress in the measurement of your waist or in the length of time you can hold a plank position, etc.  This is huge for someone like me who used to obsess about weight and weight alone.

Once you've got the mindset mastered, he moves on to how to eat a clean diet that won't leave room for cravings (complete with menu suggestions), how to build your body with strength training (exercises provided), how to do the most effective cardio for burning fat, and how to surround yourself with a supportive community while you're making your changes.  He even includes a section for pregnant women and some FAQs.  Most inspiring of all are the personal tales of his clients, complete with amazing before and after photos.

You might be wondering what qualifies a man to teach women how to be fit?  Here are his credentials:

"Dustin’s inspiration to help moms comes from his nurturing upbringing and continued close relationship with his own mom. Dustin has helped thousands of women get in amazing shape all over the US and the world. He has been on TV close to 100 times and has been in many magazines, newspapers, radio shows, has over 250 YouTube videos, and over 450 articles and videos on his website. His website Alexa ranking around 300K and he has an email list of 7000K. Dustin is also hosting his own Fit Moms for Life talk radio show at http://webtalkradio.net/shows/fit-moms-for-life. To learn more, please checkout Dustin’s website at www.DustinMaherFit"

Would you like to win your own copy of Fit Moms For Life and join me in my new journey to getting in the best shape of my life?  Follow the easy Rafflecopter below and you just might get lucky!!  If you win (or just decide to try his program), please be sure to check back and let us know how it's working for you.  You can be sure you'll see updates from me as I give this program a try (just as soon as I kick this nasty cold). 

 Stuff I LoveFacebookTwitterPinterestBloglovin
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Mom Blog Society. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

1 comment:

  1. Here's my tweet (couldn't enter it in the corresponding field!)


I love feedback. Feel free to leave comments, ask questions or tell me a story. I'll try to respond to you in a timely manner.

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...