Fit Moms for Life: A Review

{via Dustin Maher Fitness}
Hello again!

Today I have the great pleasure of posting my review for Dustin Maher's fantastic book Fit Moms For Life: How to Have Endless Energy to Outplay Your Kids. I was so excited to hear from his camp and even more delighted to receive the invitation to review his fun guide for female fitness.

Fit Moms For Life: A 100 Word Summary from Amazon

Discover the 5 secret pillars that, when combined, will result in rapid fat loss, and- more importantly- lasting fat loss. Fit Moms For Life talks about what it takes to make these pillars a lifestyle and not just another flash-in-the-pan diet and exercise program you'll do for a few weeks and stop.

Get to know 31 amazing women who have taken the Fit Mom For Life Challenge, dropped anywhere from 30-100 lbs, and kept the weight off!

Fit Moms For Life: What I Think

I'm going to get this out right away: I hate the gym.

I wish I loved to run on a treadmill. I wish I got the kind of high I hear about from other women who make 5 a.m. trips to the gym a top priority. But I will never be that woman.

The good news about Dustin's book is that you don't have to be that women. And you also don't have to be a mom to enjoy the total health challenge his program offers. I've always been a sports-lover and an active person; getting off the couch and riding my bike, walking around my neighborhood, going to the park, and playing football with my friends is the way I stay in shape. I haven't ever given much consideration to the multiple ways my body would benefit from various strength training exercises. But Fit Moms helped me look at staying active in a way that specifically targeted my own needs as a woman, both for nutrition and for body shape. It seems that Dustin really understands the female form- in all its shapes and sizes- and how to help women be healthy while still maintaining their femininity.

My favorite part about this book is the fact that it utilizes storytelling to showcase fitness success, not just a bunch of before and after photos (although thouse are in there, too, of course!) or dry instruction on the best way to use an elliptical. As a writer, I'm naturally drawn to anecdotal evidence of what I'm told is a "great" fitness program or a "fabulous" new diet fad. Not only was it smart marketing to use testimonies from the women who have gotten in shape using Dustin's guidance, it also revealed a part of his personality as a trainer and self-proclaimed "mama's boy." No one wants to feel like they're being held under a microscope when it comes to changing their eating habits or getting back into the gym, and Dustin made it abundantely clear that his main goal is to help moms (and, like I said before, women in general) become the very best version of themselves, both for their own physical well-being and for the benefit of their families. I was glad he did that. It's easy for us to get so busy we forget to take care of ourselves, which, in turn, really does nothing to help other areas of our lives. Fit Moms is a great reminder!

Want to know more about Dustin? Check out his website here. You can also receive a free copy of the 1st chapter of Fit Moms for Life by clicking here and entering your name and email address.

Thank you to Dustin and his team for inviting me to review his book! God bless and good luck in 2012!

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