Saturday, January 22, 2011
Alpine Weight Loss Secrets (Review + Giveaway)
As most of you know.. I have struggled with my weight loss. While last year I hit the 20 pounds lost mark... this year I have even further to go. Which is kind of daunting to me and since I truly cannot afford to go to a gym, I really don't have time to go to a gym, and I'm essentially a baby.. I'm looking for creative ways to lose weight.
So I signed up to review a copy of Stefan Aschan's Alpine Weight Loss Secrets. And after reading it I realize that I really do have to change my diet. He explains all the different types of foods really well and he breaks them down into different groups than what you would normally see.
I'm going to be honest though. I know that I am not capable of eating the way that is outlined in the book. I really struggle with fruits and vegetables and I'm certain that there is something actually wrong with me because just thought of eating a green bean makes me gag. Truly.
But what I CAN take from this book are the workout ideas. I've mostly only walked to lose my weight and I realized that walking outside with my iPod is vastly different from walking inside on a treadmill. I hate it. I hate walking on the treadmill which has been dubbed a fuckmill in this house. I hate it. I also hate the cold so walking outside in -30 degree weather is not going to happen either.
"A walk is a moment to celebrate time for yourself when you're able to disconnect from all your obligations, worries, and pressures."
What makes the exercise portion do-able is that you are supposed to aim doing the Alpine Aerobic Solution 1-2 times a week. The other thing is that it's different every day. There are all kinds of exercises that you can do in your neighborhood without looking like a person who is slightly mentally unstable and possibly wielding a weapon. (I'm talking to you, person who says to do a 30 second sprint and do 15 squats for 5 full minutes. Nobody thinks that's normal.)
I started doing some of the exercises, specifically the "Throwing the Pumpkin-Shoulder" one and I thought I was going to die. I thought my arms were going to fall right off. Clearly these exercises are made to do something so we'll see how it goes.
BUT I know I have a bunch of readers who have a goal of some weight loss themselves this year. And I have a PDF copy of the book for myself and I want to give away a hard copy version of the book. Want it? Here's how to get it:
1. Must be a follower to this blog via GFC.
2. Leave a comment with your email address telling me what your main stumbling block is with weight loss.
That's it. Easy peasy. I will draw a name randomly from my bowl on TUESDAY, January 25th. Maybe I'll even announce it via vlog. ;)