Monday, February 14, 2011

Fat Chance by Julie Hadden Review & Giveaway

Okay, this is not my normal genre of book to read and review. But I am soo glad I went out of my normal route and read this book. I am sure most of you have heard of The Biggest Loser? I had heard of it but never really read anything about it and I have never watched it. I do have an exercise DVD by Jillian Michaels so I knew who she was. I mean, who doesn't:) So you ask, what does all this have to do with the book I read? Well, I got the opportunity to read Fat Chance by Julie Hadden. She is one of the contestants in The Biggest Loser!! She was actually second in place and almost won! But, I am getting ahead of myself:)

I was really interested in reading this just from the front cover. It kind of pulls you in to see how the woman on the front went from the size she used to be to what she is now. I mean, look at that! Who wouldn't love to figure out how to do that:) So, when I received this book in a package of books, this was the third book I started reading. The only reason it was not the first, was because I had to read the two books by Wanda. But I really wanted to read this one first. Not only is this the beg. of the year, when everyone is thinking about better health and losing weight, but it is an inspirational book with lots of spiritual help as well. Not only does the author tell you how she lost her weight and what she went through, but it also shows how she found out that God was interested in her and how she lived. I loved this! It kind of helped to show me that God has a plan and He wants us to live in a way that pleases him. In both our lives and how we look. Very nice!

The author is very encouraging and I laughed and cried through most of this book. Yes, I cried. This details her struggles with her weight, how she adopted another child(this one really got me), etc. I have been really wanting to lose some weight and I guess this book pushed me more towards my goal. I am starting to really watch how I eat and getting better with my exercise. Isn't that what we all want? Something that is going to encourage AND push us towards our goals. I had to laugh when she talked about being in a gym, after her weight loss, and how she sees someone come in for 30 minutes to work out. Her response is what made me laugh! She talked about how she was used to working out for 4 hours and that it seemed so small to her when someone only exercised for 30 minutes. This kind of showed me too that I am not doing enough to really make a difference in my weight. Definitely need more time:)

So, if this has motivated you at all and you would like to read this book, please read below. I have been offered to give a copy of this book to one of my readers! This is an excellent book and I think anyone will be helped from reading it. Even if you don't need to lose weight, this is a great encouraging book.

Readers, the company working with me on this has offered to give one of my readers a copy of this book as well. So, read below for the details on how to enter. You don't want to miss this book!

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Tell me one of your reasons you miss out on the exercise you need. Mine personally is the time. I have the DVD's, have the equipment and just don't take the time. This must be done or the extra entries do not count.

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This giveaway will end 2/28. Winner will be chosen through Random.org. They will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

I received a copy of this book for review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All thoughts are 100% mine.

45 comments:

debbie said...

I would say time would be a big factor. There is never enough of it.
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I think sometimes I'm just lazy!

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Linda Kish said...

I have too much pain and physical limitations to do too much. But I do manage to walk 2-3 miles about 6 days a week.

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Madonna said...

part of my reasons for missing exercise is laziness and part is the fact I have RA and winter is hard for me to do much of anything due to joint pain

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Cozy in Texas said...

I think about what I'm going to do when I get home from work. First and foremost is exercise - at least an hour. A long walk, the elliptical, a DVD. As the day goes on the time diminishes from an hour to 30 mins to 15. By the time I actually get home I barely get in ten minutes and sometimes all I want to do is flop on the couch. The book sounds great.
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I miss out on exercise because I am so busy.
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I just don't take the time. I have a gazzell. Not in a nice location, in the basement, but it works. I put on the audio book and go when I am not lazy.

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Ricki said...

My problem is definitely the time. I have a 3 month old so time is ALWAYS an issue.

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Trisha A said...

I miss my workout because my daughter just has a really hard day

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I suppose the reason that I don't exercise much is because the 30 minutes of the workout seem SO long. Because I'm so out of shape I'm sure. *LOl* kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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