Monday, March 19, 2012

Get Skinny Book & $10 Amazon GC Giveaway!! Ends 4/1

I am helping promote a giveaway for a Get Skinny book and $10 Amazon gift code.  This review was written by Penny Pincher Jenny.

 I was selected to review and giveaway a copy of Get Skinny, a Six Week Body Challenge written by Scott Schmaltz. Scott Schmaltz is a personal trainer of over 10 years and has already co-authored the book The Couch Potato: Family Edition. I was very excited at the timing of this review. My gym recently closed and I have been using what I learned there that could be done at home as well as other work out videos. 

My absolute favorite part of this book was the exercise pictures and the step by step directions. Each week of the book has 5-10 pages of pictures and directions for exercises that I can do at home with equipment I already have! Scott does a great job of breaking down how your posture should be and what to do for the work out as well as the recommended weights for both men and women! The plan breaks down what a man should do and what a woman should do or aim to do. This is awesome for me since I know my husband will never pick up a book to read I can now reference back to this book for the information. 

I am also impressed with the breakdown of the health components of the nutrients of food. So many diets tell you what to eat and when with how much. Scott breaks down why you need the nutrients, the good, the bad, and how to move forward. So much of it is easy to forget, it was a great refresher for me but I also love how I was able to sticky my sticky note tabs on these breakdowns for an easy refresher when I need that “reminder”. Menus are also given within the book using food easily found in any supermarket in the United States. The one thing I didn’t care for in the meal plan is to get recipes for the meals you have to go to his site to buy them. 

My first impression is that the book is a dry read the information is laid out in a way that is easy to use as a reference tool. I have taken sticky notes to my favorite workouts and also the nutrimental information to reference back to as well. I have gained a ton of refresher and new knowledge and hope you are able to as well. 

Now for the fun part! I was given a copy of the book to review and one to giveaway!  I am also including a $10 Amazon gift card. All of the opinions in this review are of my very own thoughts and opinions on this book. Enter on the Rafflecopter below- all entries will be verified.  Thanks for entering and good luck!!


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