Over the years I have not been diligent about staying in shape. I go through spurts when I am extremely active and spurts where I’m not so active. Bryan and I go for a two mile walk several times a week, but I can tell I am not in tip toe shape. The last time our family went mountain climbing, Bryan strode ahead of us, while the kids and I panted behind, plotting ways to push him off the top of the mountain. I knew I needed to change my lifestyle and was intrigued when I found Dustin Maher’s book, Fit Moms For Life. With a motto like “How to Outplay your kids and Have endless energy,” I knew it I had to read this one. Dustin works exclusively with moms, not super skinny models or movie stars who can afford a personal trainer and a nanny, another reason I wanted to try this program.
By ordering the book from his website, four free gifts are included:
- A secret report showing you 108 ways to make this your healthiest and fittest year ever.
- A video showing you my “secret” exercise to shrink your waist 2 inches in 2 weeks.
- A short workout video that targets your butt and thighs.
- A five part Flat Stomach audio coaching series featuring experts as well as Justin’s mom.
Dustin’s fitness philosophy is based on five pillars: mindset, nutrition, strength training, burst training, and environment. I think he is right on the money. A chapter is devoted to each of these pillars. It’s easy to say, “I will lose five pounds”, and then go back to old habits after the weight is lost. Or at least it is easy for me to do that. I’ve done it all my life.
I found the “Fit Moms for Life” transformation stories scattered throughout the book inspirational. They are moms who were struggling with finding the “me time” required to exercise or needed motivation. The equipment needed for the exercise program is minimal and low cost–an exercise ball and a pair of five pound weights.
His suggestions for getting the kids in the act and setting up a basic fitness community will help keep women motivated. It’s incredibly hard to exercise by oneself!
Prizes – 5 copies of the book, Fit Moms For Life, 195 page soft cover book with $59 in bonus offers as seen on CBS, NBC & ABC