Ok...so maybe this doesn't just apply to new moms. Jace is almost a year old and I'm still not close to where I was, or where I'd like to be size-wise. But rest assured, there's help!
Fit Moms for Life: How to have Endless Energy to Outplay Your Kids by Dustin Maher is an excellent tool to motivate and guide you towards making healthy changes in your life that stick!
Dustin believes and focuses on these ideas and goals in his book:
- 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
I received a copy to review and, let me tell you, reading some of the stories of real moms who've made HUGE differences in their lives is truly motivating. Dustin includes many success stories from his clients and even regular moms who use his workout videos and book in the privacy of their own homes. It's amazing to see their physical transformations, often taking place over just a few months!
Fit Moms for Life is based on five basic principles:
- Strength training
- Burst training
The chapters in the book follow these exact principles in this order, so the book flows and reads very nicely. Dustin uses easy-to-understand language and explanations of how things work in your body. The exercises included in the book are accompanied by photos to show you how to do them, and all require little to no equipment to perform. The idea behind many of the exercises is that strength and burst cardio training are more effective at burning fat than traditional steady-rate cardio, and I tend to agree. Pushing yourself to the max for short bursts feels like a HUGE workout (in a good way!) Also, I love that the author stresses that a fit and happy mom provides a great environment for raising fit and happy kids! (Hubby, too!)
With your purchase of this book comes 4 absolutely free online bonuses! You'll get a downloadable report on 108 ways to make this your fittest year ever, a secret ab video, a leg and butt toning video, and a 5-part flat ab audio series. Wow!
Overall, I'd recommend this book and it's free components to ANYONE, not just moms, looking to not only lose weight but get fit and stay fit for the long run.
Fit Moms for Life gets 4/5 Starfishes from Serial Access Mom!
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