Do you want to lose 10, 30, 50 or more pounds? Have you recently reached your weight loss goal but want to maintain it? Are you willing to dedicate yourself to a healthy lifestyle? Then this blog is for you!

I have lost 118 pounds and have maintained the weight loss for two years. One of the things I have learned during the weight loss process is that it is much easier to reach and maintain your goal weight if you surround yourself with like-minded individuals to support you in the process (whether they be in person or online).

I also have learned that learning as much as possible about healthy living gives you the knowledge and expertise needed to lose weight the “right” way. So this blog includes regular posts, a book list, website list, TV list, video list and book and website of the month. In addition, there is a recipe of the month and product review section. Visitors to Weight Loss Aficionado can just enjoy the site for informational purposes or can comment on posts, ask questions, share resources, their triumphs and pitfalls during the weight loss process.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Book Review: “Bring It! The Revolutionary Fitness Plan for All Levels That Burns Fat, Builds Muscle and Shreds Inches” by Tony Horton

I just finished reading the book "Bring It". It is written by the creator of P90X. If your ever up late night I'm sure you have seen the paid infomercials! The book is a quick read that assesses you and then gives you the guidance and information you need to stay physically fit. There are chapters on health and fitness, nourishment and supplements. 
Chapters 2 and 3 are assessments you can take. The second chapter “What’s Your Fitness I.Q. includes assessments to measure your fitness level and your fun factor. Once you take the fitness level quiz there is a workout designed for you. Chapter 3 “How Fit Are You” includes additional assessments including finding your:  resting heart rate, working heart rate, waist-to hip ratio, flexibility, strength and endurance.

I really enjoyed taking the assessments and consequently did extremely well on them. My fitness level is Warrior according to Tony Horton! It’s good to see that  going to the gym 2 ½ - 3 hours a day has paid off! 

The fitness section includes a step by step guide with cardio, Kenpo, yoga and strength training exercises. I am familiar with the majority of exercises in the book because I go to a variety of classes at the gym including kickboxing, yoga, Pilates, sculpt and tone and Zumba. This shows me that he has created an exercise plan that includes a vast variety of styles, sequences and moves. 

The recipe section has some interesting foods like Sticky Bars, Spinach and Fennel Salad, Quinoa Black Bean Salad w/ Dried Apricots and Yam Tempeh Stew. I can’t wait to make them! I definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to rev up their exercise program or assess where they are physically!

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