Was daily exercise part of your New Year Resolution plan too? How’s that going for you?
While I was given the book, Body Fit, to review and offer as a giveaway, the opinions are all mine.
Did you know that the third week of January is when New Year Resolutions are usually shelved, forgotten, and dismissed? I read that statistic in the Wall Street Journal and felt sad (self-improvement isn’t more important than giving it just 3 weeks?) – then mad (self-discipline has to be more meaningful than that) – then spiteful (let’s show them!!!).
Daily exercise is a lofty goal to maintain especially since I want to live long in good health. I have been committed to daily exercise for 25 years. My motivation? “I eat, and therefore I must work out.” But 25 years of daily exercise gets boring and tedious. That’s why I know if I am going to stick with a daily exercise plan, I’ve got to keep up with the latest trends and exercise information so that I can change it up occasionally. So it was easy for me to accept the offer from Familius to review and offer as a giveaway with the book, A Beginner’s Guide to Fitness – BODY FIT by Greg Marshall.
I didn’t get hung up on “beginner’s guide” because I figured I can always learn something new about daily exercise. And the book did not let me down. Even the author, Greg Marshall, a fitness trainer in Salt Lake City, Utah, said in his introduction, “Whether you are a beginner or a fitness veteran, I wrote this book to help push you to the next level and attain your goals.” Exactly what I was looking for.
The emphasis of the book is to “empower you to train yourself,” giving a strong foundation of fitness education in weight training, cardio, nutrition, and keeping the right mental attitude to live a healthy lifestyle forever.” Two entire chapters are dedicated to nutrition alone: how to maintain a balanced meal plan complete with suggestions for food choices throughout the day and recipes. I always appreciate gentle nutrition reminders and easy to remember tips that can translate to a shopping list.
I also liked the chapter on strength training. Using resistance training is critical as I age because natural aging means natural muscle loss. The only way to combat against this is to actually weight train. Not only does the author explain weight lifting techniques, there is a full glossary with pictures to show me the correct way to do these exercises.
I really like the book and the challenge it gives me to be in charge of my own daily exercise training. I’m looking forward to incorporating some new ideas that I’ve read about and appreciate the reminders of general exercise information that I already knew.
Would you like a boost to your New Years Resolution of daily exercise too? I am giving away three copies of the book, A Beginner’s Guide to Fitness – BODY FIT by Greg Marshall. If you are a winner, you can decide whether you want the book sent to you as a PDF or to your e-reader. To enter the giveaway, just comment below why you want to win the book. You have until midnight, Saturday, February 7th to enter. I will announce the winners, picked at random using Random Number Generator, on Sunday, February 8th.
Good Luck. And here’s to going forward with our daily exercise goals!!