Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Fit Moms for Life Book Review and Giveaway!


Finally a Fitness Program Made for Someone like Me:
What I love about Dutin Maher's Fit Moms for Life program is that it is very realistic for me as a Real Mom.  One of those reasons is that he strives to make exercise short and sweet--after all Moms are Busy!  But in that time we do exercise he encourages us to challenge ourselves to work out intensely and to push ourselves.  Secondly, I really appreciate that he appeals to my mindset by educating me on the "WHYs" of Nutrition, Exercise, etc.  One of my favorite parts he talks about is exercise.  His program includes Cardio, Strength Training, and Core Training, and Flexibility Fitness Training.  As a young mom, I have no time to really do the research on what type of exercises to do or Fitness Training to include in my work outs--and I am very grateful that Maher goes into details of the importance of each.  For example, Strength training is ideal for the woman because it not only tones our body but it increases bone density.  I had not known that!  And time and time again I hear about women dealing with bone density loss.  So I am very grateful for the invaluable knowledge and facts inundated throughout this book. 

Dustin hits a lot of major points that can empower and motivate you to keep on going with one’s weight loss journey.  One of these aspects he talked about in his book was the topic of Mindsets and setting reasonable goals. I quite enjoyed setting goals and while talking with my husband over my weight loss goals we uncovered how I had been trying all my life to "please" others.  My mindset was all about exercising and getting fit in order to "please" others.  In reality I need to exercise for my own self--for my own bodily health  and fitness sake.  But what has been ingrained in my mind was that of a negative "I've got to look good for others or they always think this way about me...I want to change their thoughts about how they view me."  These are just a few unhealthy negative thoughts and mindsets that ran through my mind.  As a person we have got to do something for ourselves, and not worry about what others might think!  We got to do something because we choose to do it.  It is not selfish to think this way either! 

Dustin hits other key points that are important for us as moms to become  a"Fit Mom for Life" such as having a good positive environment, having daily affirmations and saying them aloud, as well as the importance of knowing what you are eating (keeping a food log to track your nutritional intake!).  

Thirdly, I really appreciate his approach to fitness.  It is intense but not obsessively so!  As a mom I get burnt out by watching all these crazy exercise enthusiast obsessive who seem to think about fitness 24/7!  Dustin is a really down to earth kind of guy who makes himself available via Facebook and though he is a fitness coach, he is a practical fitness enthusiast!  He's very personable and though he is busy and might not respond right away--he's there to encourage and to help.  I shot him a message via Facebook and got a response back!  

Real Moms, Real Stories, Real Pictures!
 Incorporated in the book are success stories of moms.  They are shown throughout the book, and you can read about their story and fitness journey.  I love that it is not hyped up, but simply real.  I found these success stories quite encouraging me and further helped me to continue on my weight loss journey because I felt like "I can be a success story one day!"  They were ordinary women like me who accomplished being a fit mom!

I joined up with other Mommy Bloggers in February of this year and these were my 21 Day Challenge Results with the Fit Moms for Life!

Here are my before and after measurements:
Arms:  14 inches----13inches
Hips:  41 inches--40 inches
Waist: 38 inches--36 inches
Abdomen: 43.5 inches--40 inches
Thighs: 23 inches--23 inches
Chest:  42 inches--39 inches
Calves: 14 inches--14 1/2 inches (haha gained calf muscle)
Height: 5' 2 inches--5'2 inches
Weight: 176.6 lbs--166-167 lbs!

**For more information and testimonials check out Dustin's websites: www.dustinmaherfitness.com and www.fitmomsforlife.com**


 Giveaway: 
One random winner will be chosen to win Dustin Maher's Fit Moms for Life Book. Giveaway will close May 4, 2012 12:01am EST. Must enter through Rafflecopter form. Giveaway open to US and CAN.


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Disclaimer: This post is in conjuction with the 21 Day Mommy Blogger Weight Loss Challenge with Dustin Maher. I am doing the Fit Moms for Life Program. I have received the program for free and have not been paid to write this post. All opinions are mine. For more information on the program please learn more about it here: Fit Moms for Life