Friday, February 24, 2012

Fit Moms For Life Book Review


 
I have noticed that this book is all over the internet lately so I know it must be a truly awesome book to have garnered so much interest in how to lose weight and get fit at the same time. It is a lifestyle change, not a quick fix fad type of diet. If you really want to be successful you have to be willing to give up some of the very foods that got you to this and devote some time to doing any type of exercise even if it is small in increments and you work your way up. My belief is that anything is better than nothing!

This book review (Fit Moms For Life) is gonna be a little different than the ones in the past as those were all fictional stories and you have a plot to follow and know sorta where the book is taking you. In this type of book, the ending is not going to be the same for everybody. We are all different, made up different, have different genes and most importantly different health issues.

Take me for instance. I wanted this book hoping it would give me some insight into how to lose the 15 pounds I have put on since becoming sick in 2004 with Fibromyalgia, RA, IBS, Hypothyroidism, OA, GERD, IC (chronic bladder pain), disc in my neck and lower back that is slightly bulged and filled with arthritis and both knees have been replaced already. And I still have a long way to go. I looked thru the book and knew immediately I was in trouble.

With knee's being replaced, you cannot bend them or get down on all fours like you used to. All of my nerve endings are numb and thus, I can't stomach having to get down and feel that awkwardness and I can't get back up once I am down, I have to scoot to a table and pull myself up. I am not allowed to do any aerobics (no jumping or running with my knees). I do have a stationary bike that I use quite often but even I know it is not the same as getting out there and really working up a good sweat with aerobics.

I emailed the author, Dustin Maher, to get his take on what I should do, and bless his heart. I don't think he has ever run across anyone with so much wrong with them. He said my best bet would be to keep up with the bike and try to watch what I eat. Here in lies the whole problem with food:

I have IC (chronic bladder pain). It gets extremely irritated when I eat or drink products that have potassium in them. You go to the grocery store and try to find a product that does not have potassium. I challenge you to do that. There is hardly a food or drink product that does not have it. It is in our cereals, crackers, fruits, potatoes, vitamin drinks, soups, gatorade, oatmeal, yogurt and so many more I cannot name them all. The bad thing is this: most of the foods that I have found that contain traces of it but if I watch it and don't eat too much of it, I won't have a problem. But guess what they are? SUGAR! Everything that is loaded in sugar and calories has less potassium than foods that are good for you.

So, that is how I gained those pounds and though I don't gain anymore, I can't lose what I gained. Because if I try to eat the foods that are good for me, I start to hurt and burn in my bladder then I have to take upteen meds to get it to stop. Or I just eat the sugary items and sit here and watch all of you get healthy and thin. But, just because the book cannot help me, does not mean that it can't help you. It is a well written book by someone who knows what he is talking about (for healthy people) and if you have no medical issues, I think that you will get all the wonderful results that the people in the book claim that they have.

It is a sound plan and if you stick with it, you will emerge a nicely healthy person who has lost some weight and feels good about themselves. I urge you to at least read it and try the program. There are a few exercises here and there that I can do that requires me to not get on the ground and I do those and ride my stationary bike. You will benefit from what Dustin Maher has gained in his knowledge of how to help people lose weight and keep it off. I just was not a good canidate for this program. But if you are, go out there and claim the real you and achieve all that you can be. This is the first step in a long journey that will lead you to success.

Dustin Maher has been kind enough to offer the winner of the giveaway their own copy of Fit Moms For Life. Open to the U.S. only. Good Luck!

15 comments:

witha said...

Thanks for sharing. Would love to read this book

Country Gal said...

I hear ya about IBS lots of food I cant eat beacuse of it , it isnt fun I also suffered from depression have chronic muscle pain do to dangerously low B12 body has trouble absorbing it, now I just get muscle pain when it is cold and damp and going through the change of life . I to have put on weight because of all this I was very sick for years as well . Slowly getting back into shape and losing the poundage ! I think I will look for this book . Good luck with your getting healthier ! Its never to late ! Getting older is fun isnt it NOT ! Have a good day !

Lydia Criss Mays said...

Hi, Mary! I finally loaded See Beautiful up with Linky, so know I'm following you there too. Wouldn't want to miss all the awesomeness you're dishing up for others - ever!

Happy seeing beautiful!

Catie said...

Fit Fun Bootcamps!

Sonshine Classical Academy said...

Thanks for stopping by and following. I returned the favor.

Tina S said...

I would try the Abdominal Training.

Beth said...

The Babytone DVDs look good!

bethsbookreviewblog2 AT gmail DOT com

KaeliH said...

buddy bootcamp would be fun to try!

Sasha said...

I want to try the Got Core DVDs. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Karren said...

Hi Mary I came to visit today and was reading you dilemma about potassium, I can relate to a degree as my husband is diabetic and has to watch it as well and I have to cook accordingly and my daughter has IBS, so I went on the hunt to help you and found some great reads for you and it includes lists of low potassium. I hope you will find something in the links that will help.
http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/aha/LowPotassiumFoodList.pdf
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/low-potassium-foods-list.html
http://www.livestrong.com/article/365556-a-menu-for-low-potassium-foods/

Be well, Karren Haller
karrenh (@) gmail.com

akronugurl said...

I want to try the Got Core DVDs
freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

Christine Jessamine said...

babytone

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

Paul T / Pauline T said...

Abdominal Training - (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

Susan said...

Babytone

shine like stars forever... said...

this book would definitely come in handy soon as we are trying to conceive