“We all face obstacles in life. I faced a big one. But we are not weak.
“We are strong.”
It’s giveaway time!
I had the opportunity to review Fitness Confidential by Vinnie Tortorich, otherwise known as America’s Angriest Trainer. I’m trying to resume fitness after having my baby (I can’t believe she is almost 3 months old already), and I hoped it would help me on my journey. It has, but not in the way I expected it to.
I expected a book that would give me a fitness routine, or outline a diet for me to help me reach my pre-pregnant form. Sure, Vinnie took a chapter or two to drum in how he tells his clients to stay away from grains and sugar (unfortunately, I love bread and I call myself a sugartarian).
He also gave a few pointers on what to do at the gym, including:
- How to pick a gym and save money.
- How to pick a trainer.
- How to get the biggest bang for your buck with three simple exercises for your upper body and just three more for your lower body.
He entertainingly emphasized how to get fit and stay there, keeping it simple.
He laces the book with very personal stories, about being bullied as a kid and finding strength training to make him strong enough to fight back and mentally fit enough to endure it, finding out he had leukemia amid training for an ultra bicycle race, and enduring a bone marrow draw without any anesthesia. Yeah, this guy is tough.
But he doesn’t make it tough to understand what we need to do slim down and get strong. The book is plainly written, not just by any average Joe who has trained a few people, but a guy who went through college, has a degree to prove it, and has helped many clients fight the battle of the bulge.
The book was an easy, enjoyable read. If you’re looking for motivation, you’ll find it. I highly recommend reading past what he calls “the end of the book” to read his race report of Furnace Creek 508, an incredibly intense ultra bicycle race, after his bout with cancer.
Read this book and find key tips to make you successful at your own fitness journey, as well as find inspiration to help you reach your destination.
Order your own copy of Fitness Confidential from Amazon! It’s $13.49 for the paperback book, and everyone who purchases (or have purchased) the book through Amazon can get the Kindle version for only $2.99. Or get the Kindle version by itself for $9.99.
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Now on to the giveaway! We’re giving away one signed copy of Fitness Confidential!
Entering the giveaway is easy!
- Leave a comment about where you are on your own personal fitness journey. Just getting started? Stuck in a slump? Ready to conquer your first marathon? Let us know!
- Then make it all official and get bonus entries on the rafflecopter below.
This giveaway is sponsored by Fitness Confidential. All opinions are my own.