As you well know, I have a weight problem. Well, it’s more like a dilemma. Although, that really suggests that there might be a solution. There’s a great solution: diet and exercise. As fun as that sounds. But seriously, I actually like eating healthy and exercising. I just have to really make it a priority. Now, with two kids under three and a part-time job, free time isn’t exactly my middle name. Gyms are out since I can’t justify spending $40 a month for a year on something that I’m not guaranteed to make time to use.
When I received The Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet by Jennifer Walters and Erin Whitehead, it had my name written all over it. First of all, I follow @fitbottomedgirl on twitter so I have heard of them. Secondly, the book is a one time fee of $17 or free to rent from the library. Thirdly, the book advertises 10 minute fixes!
The whole concept of the book is that you can make time to exercise by taking 10 minutes at a time to do so. The exercises are easy and fun and even I can find 10 minutes a day. The nice thing about exercising too is that once you start, you feel so much better and you also feel more confident. They suggest journaling, which has been scientifically proven to work. Ask Weight Watchers. They also give fun ideas for workouts, like the Reality TV Workout, where you do a certain exercise every time someone cries or someone says ‘thrown under the bus!’ I am going to test it out while watching Teen Mom 2!
A lot of this book might seem like common sense but it’s the kick in the butt that I needed. There is a section on breaking through a plateau, or a weight-loss stalemate. There are sections on things like getting out of your comfort zone and ones on listening to hunger cues. There are even recipes in the back. I like the way Jennifer Walters and Erin Whitehead write the book. They sound like your friends trying to help you out and give you advice. Plus, they have been there so they know what they are talking about. I think it’s a very thorough and well-written book. I also think that it’s great when combined with following them on Facebook and Twitter, in order to keep you motivated.
There are a lot of things I might wish I hadn’t done in life, but getting healthy will never be one of them. Being healthy will also save you so much money in the long run too. So find 10 minutes, take these baby steps in The Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet book, and get to work.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review. Comments and opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.