Getting in shape seems like a goal that I never actually achieve. I work at it a lot. I eat healthy..most of the time and exercise…sometimes. Okay, I exercise when I start to feel guilty and my pants are starting to not fit any more. It isn’t that I don’t WANT to get in shape. I just seem to lack the motivation. I am slowly working at it, though, and if you want to get in shape, too, than Fitness Confidential might be a good resource to help guide, motivate and amuse you along your journey to healthier living! Keep reading for my review and then check out my post on running to lose weight if you want to start up a running routine!
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Fitness Confidential Book Review
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Title: Fitness Confidential
Authors: Vinnie Tortorich and Dean Lorey
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Publisher: Telemachus Press, LLC (June 27, 2013)
Format/Length: Paperback 248 pages (kindle edition 638 KB)
From the Publishers:
America’s Angriest Trainer, Vinnie Tortorich, exposes the nasty underbelly of the fitness industry while getting you into the best shape of your life. For over 20 years, Vinnie has been Hollywood’s go-to guy for celebrities and athletes looking to get fit fast. Now, in this hilarious and often r-rated memoir, he holds nothing back. What’s the best piece of fitness equipment money can buy? What’s the fastest way to lose weight: diet or exercise? Why are health clubs worse than used car lots? In FITNESS CONFIDENTIAL, Vinnie tells all. So get ready to get fit, get inspired and get the dirt with Hollywood’s most outrageous personal trainer! Connect with Vinnie on Facebook or Twitter for more info.
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Fitness Confidential is part nutrition guide and part exercise manual with a healthy dose of realism, sarcasm and humor thrown in for good measure. There is a bit of swearing, some body humor, and a good amount of dry wit. It makes for an easy and enjoyable read! The message is pretty simple and there is nothing totally new in this book but the presentation of the material draws you in and makes you want to read it. You will learn why you should not be on Weight Watchers and how to spot a personal trainer not worth spending your money on. You will learn that yes, you really DO need to exercise in order to lose weight. There is a great selection of information on getting in shape and what you realistically need to do for it to happen. It won’t happen overnight and there is no magic pill to give you the body of a supermodel but it CAN happen. Great advice, wonderful writing style and I definitely enjoyed reading it.
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Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.