Monday, March 12, 2012

Fit Moms for Life Review and Giveaway

Today I am going to review the book Fit Moms for Life: How to Have Endless Energy to Outplay Your Kids by Dustin Maher.

Here is a little bit about the author that can be found on the back of the book:
"Speaker, blogger, author, boot camp owner, and personal trainer Dustin Maher has appeared almost 100 times on TV and has helped transform over 5,000 moms both in person and through his 28 workout DVDs.  He is the creator of Fit Moms for Life communities that are being formed around the world.  Dustin's mission is to empower and build up a community of one million moms by the end of 2015."
First of all, I want to say that the beginning of this book just got me and pulled me in.  Dustin writes about a mom of three kids whose husband is away from home a lot for work and how she just breaks down about thinking how she needs to start taking care of herself.  OMG, it was like he was talking straight to me.  As many of you know, I am the wife of a truck driver and barely EVER get a moment to myself.  Just a few minutes ago I was finishing my dinner at 10pm....the dinner I cooked for me and Lucas at 5pm.  Yes, my house is that hectic, especially in the evenings.  So, yeah Dustin got me hooked in just the first few sentences.  Then, right there on the second page is my FAVORITE sentence from the whole book!  He writes, "Here is my question for you: If you don't help yourself, who will?"  This is so true and this is when I knew, I had to really read this book good and try what he has to say.  He is right, so right...and almost every mom forgets to take care of themselves!

I really enjoy his way of incorporating his "five pillars of health"" which are mindset, nutrition, strength training, burst training, and environment.  These five things put together sound like they will really work and help out a lot with loosing weight and keep it off!  I don't want to go into too much detail about the five pillars because I want you all to read the book (seriously it's a great read) and start the program also.  But seriously, just starting going through the five pillars is very interesting and is opening my eyes a lot about things I have been doing wrong.

I also LOVED that he has testimonies in the book.  I love reading about other people's successes.  I think this motivates me even more to get up and just DO IT!  That is the hardest part for me is actually doing something I feel will work.  When I read about these other women who took it off and keep it off, it really helps me with that.

Another thing that got me motivated was the fitness test he has in the book.  When I did this, I was VERY surprised that I was actually on the high end of "below average" on everything except push-ups.  I couldn't do even one!  Ug!  Anyways, this gave me motivation because when I looked at the chart and looked at what I did, I knew I could SOOO go another 2 seconds on this and one more rep on that.  I can't wait to get started!  Hubby (whom is huge on fitness and goes to the gym 4 days a week), said that he could see me being in the above average range in about a month!  That gave me even more motivation!

So, all together this was a GREAT read and I totally recommend this book to everyone!  Seriously, go buy yours today!  You can also enter to win a copy below!

UPDATE: I have been now working this program for two weeks and I have lost SIX pounds!!  I feel wonderful and actually look forward to the next day now!!!!!  This program is AMAZING! I am so happy to get my old self back!

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  1. I thought it was interesting that it had a kind of self fitness test.

  2. I think it is interesting that you lost six pounds in two weeks. That is a good testimony in and of itself.

  3. I really want to try that fitness test. :)
    (mary michaud)

  4. I think it's interesting you lost 6 pounds!I need to do this,too!