Apr 24, 2012

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Fit Moms For Life Book Review and Giveaway!

When I was in High School I was on swim team and track, working out every day and looking like the athletic girl I was!  I was in the weight room with the guys and running with the girls, and that continued into college.  Come college SAP came into our lives and things changed. With work, college studies and homework, and nursing an infant every couple hours there was no time to work out.  Luckily nursing took care of my “baby weight” and I looked amazing, I thought “now I just have to tone up and I’ll be back to where I was before my pregnancy!”

Unfortunately college only demanded more time, and post-college work to keep the family going and SAP turning into a very mobile, active, and high-strung 3 year old all came together to bring me into the worst shape I have been in save for medical recovery after an accident.  I love to work out, look forward the feeling, enjoy the companionship of others who do the same, but most days it seems like less of a priority than spending time with my little girl or picking up extra hours at work to pay the bills.  Time goes by and I don’t realize how long it had been between work outs.

When I heard of Dustin Maher’s Fit Moms For Life program through a fellow mom blogger I was intrigued.  Could there be a fitness regimen out there that could help motivate me and my family to get more active and get out of this rut?  I was excited to find out!  The subtitle of the book is “How to Have Endless Energy to Outplay Your Kids”…what mom wouldn’t love that?!

The first couple chapters in the book surprised me…it wasn’t about an exercise program, it was all about YOU.  It was about your mindset, about setting goals and what you should be striving for and why, it was about realizing what is holding you back and how to move forward.  I found I went back to these chapters after starting the program as they were very inspirational.  Reading them first definitely got me the motivation I was looking for to change and to figure out how to do it, so I was ready to go to section 2!

Before starting the program Dustin Maher asks you to do a “before” assessment to see where you stand.  Now, I’m a smaller women, I knew I had gained some weight and I wasn’t able to run a marathon or lift the weights I could back in high school, but I thought until this point I was still above average fitness for a mom.  The Fitness Reality Check did just that: brought me down to reality.  It made me realize just how much I had slipped and pushed my own health and fitness down thinking I was doing what was needed for my family, when in reality my family needed me to be healthy, fit, and mentally well to take care of them well.  I was average or below average in every test!  Though disappointed in myself it also made me realize things had to change, and with the support and motivation Dustin’s program held it felt like it was the program for me in my busy working-mom lifestyle!

Dustin Maher, gasp… a guy? Yes, he is known as America’s Trainer To Moms, and has been recognized as one of the top fitness professionals in the world at getting moms back into shape after kids.

Now I am committed.  No I have not worked out every day, overhauled my diet and meal choices, or felt like walking on a beach in a bikini anytime soon, but I am slowly working my way into a more fit lifestyle for me and for my family.  I have made an appointment at my local YMCA to get my Body Composition Analysis and learn my body-fat percentage, I have started to keep a food journal (suggested to do just for a week, not for long periods of time) and learned more of my eating habits I feel I have been hiding from, and I have stopped using fatigue or my family as an excuse to not exercise.  This program brings a whole new idea to getting in shape, there is a lot less cardio, less restrictions on diet, more weight training, and overall just a focus on the whole body, including the mind.

I am on my way!  I think that is why I feel Fit Moms for Life will work for me, because it is a program designed for busy families, for moms with busy lives, who need the motivation and program designed just for them. This is no longer about looking good in a little black dress for the one day a year we can afford a nice date night, this is about having the energy and mental abilities to take care of my family, and it’s about being a great example for my daughter so she grows up in an active lifestyle where family days are bike rides and not always sitting in front of a TV.  I am excited!

With today’s society’s concerns over rising obesity, heart problems, and diabetes I feel we need more programs like Fit Moms for Life, where the focus is not about being skinny but for individuals of all shapes and sizes to become more fit, to the ability or need they feel is right for them, in their own personal ways.  Everyone is busy, everyone is always on the run, so instead of starving yourself cutting calories at lunch or getting up early to run on a treadmill to feel like it hasn’t made any difference at all in your body learn how to better take care of yourself and your family, and this book can help tremendously.  The stories of success from so many different women are so inspirational and I feel I can connect to their struggles and success!  Hopefully one day I can be one of them!

If you think Dustin’s Fit Moms For Life book and program can help you, it’s your lucky day, because he would love to give away a free Fit Moms For Life book to help you on your way in your journey, we all try to live more natural and green because it is not only better for the planet but for our bodies (uck, all those chemicals!), but don’t forget not all “natural” food is really good for you, natural food can still be processed, still contain fats, carbs, and proteins, a fit lifestyle can benefit your green lifestyle tremendously!

Meet Fit Moms For Life

FIT MOMS FOR LIFE chronicles the successes of 31 mothers who used Dustin’s fitness and weight loss program with stellar successes. Armed with personal stories with before and after photos, Dustin takes the reader through the five pillars of fitness: Mindset, Nutrition, Strength Training, Burst Training, and Environment. Ultimately leading to the end goal: Staying Fit for Life.

Fit Moms for Life is perfect for Mothers (and women in general) who want a fitness program that works. Dustin Maher says:


  • 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


Connect With Fit Moms For Life

Fit Moms For Life Website: http://fitmomsforlife.com/

Dustin Maher’s Website: http://www.dustinmaherfitness.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FitMomsForLife

Buy It

You can purchase the Fit Moms For Life book (and it’s 4 free bonuses!) at the Fit Moms For Life Website!

Win It

Dustin would love to give one SAPsMaMa follower a Fit Moms For Life book of their own!

This giveaway is open to US  and Canada!!


Please enter using the RaffleCopter form below!  This is a very simple, easy, and quick way to enter that will allow me to verify entries quicker and keep your information private!  If there is any issues with the entry form  feel free to email me at sapsmama at yahoo dot com or on facebook/twitter for assistance.

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  1. Love the focus on fitness rather than weight loss and the tagline, too! I used to be able to outplay my kids and now my 4 year old is literally dragging me out of bed in the mornings some days. Time to catch up!

  2. Ways to stay consistent! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Anything will help, but probably just adding it to our routine so that my health increases instead of just trying to see the numbers go down.

  4. I think this book will be a great motivator for new moms – help to have a guide – esp with a busy schedule and all the time spent with your new little one.

  5. Kelley Johnsen says:

    To be consistent in my workouts!

  6. JR Pickett - Vicki Vix on rafflecopter says:

    I think it the assessment will make me realise just how far I’ve slipped and that will hopefully give me the motivation I need to get going. Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. desiree says:

    i need something to get me motivated to lose t he 100 lbs

  8. Paul T / Pauline T says:

    jumpstarting my workout by motivating me

    • This was a fantastic inreivtew! Thank you so much John. I love Dustin’s 5 pillars! You guys are adding a ton of value and I really appreciate who you are and what your doing. Great inreivtew. Dr. Jones