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Monday, January 14, 2013

Blog Tour Review for, Finished Being Fat, by Betsy Schow

Product Details
Author: Betsy Schow
Publisher: Cedar Fort Books
Published: January 2013
Softcover; 144 pages
Genre: Health & Lifestyle
ISBN# 978-1462111251
FTC FYI: I received a free PDF review copy in exchange for an honest review

 Book Description:
Not everyone can win the race, but everyone can finish it.
Find the strength to conquer even your most daunting goals in this inspiring account of one woman’s journey to the life of her dreams. It all started the morning Betsy Schow woke up ten pounds heavier than the month before and surrounded by the clutter of halfhearted projects and discarded hobbies. She decided she’d had enough.
What followed in her quest to wish away the extra 75 pounds around her middle accidentally changed her life for good. Using her Philosophy of Finishing, Betsy snowballed her efforts from weight loss into a bucket list of seemingly impossible dreams. Now she’s here to share the simple secret to her incredible success.
Whether your goal is losing weight, running a marathon, cleaning out the basement, or all of the above, this informative book will teach you how to achieve more than you ever thought possible without sacrificing your sanity or your sense of humor.

My Review 
 I, like Author Betsy Schow, have been battling against extra weight. I have gained and lost, and gained and lost, many pounds through the years. Betsy states at the beginning of the book that Finished Being Fat is not a diet book. This book gets to the heart of your mind, and they way you think of your weight/dieting and following through with the whole process.

Betsy's journey to conquer this foe, once and for all, is very inspiring. There are many key things that readers can gain from Betsy's story.
 Here is an excerpt from her book...

"After many years of being fat and miserable, with a few years of being average and less miserable mixed in, I finally had a light bulb moment. The reason I was unhappy was not just the extra 75 pounds around my middle. It was the weight of all the things unfinished that hung around my neck.

I was always having grand ideas. I’d get excited about this diet, or that workout routine. Or starting a new hobby or project. Even trying to write a book. Problem was, within a few weeks the excitement would fade and that little voice would kick in. You know the one I’m talking about. “You’re no good at this. You’ll never keep the weight off. Why are you even bothering.” That little voice had kept me from finishing… anything. And every time I quit, my wall of failures would get a little higher — making success that much harder to see.

My adventure started when I decided I was finished being fat, but it snowballed into year of changing my life and accomplishing seemingly impossible dreams. Join me while I discover that “Not everyone can win the race, but everyone can finish.”

And everything is worth finishing."

I think this idea struck me so hard. Why couldn't I finish fully losing the weight or getting healthy? Reading Betsy's story has given me the motivation and courage to press on despite what has happened in the past. Also, the small voice inside of all of us sometimes can be very unhelpful. That negative voice needs to be changed. It was so wonderful to see how Betsy gained confidence in herself and her potential to do and finish anything she wanted. Taking small steps at a time proved she could finish the race, and she did literally!

I highly recommend this book for those who want to finally take off the weight, and keep it off by changing their thinking. I want to be healthy and with Betsy's winning attitude on my mind, I KNOW I can do it! 

 About The Author:
After many years of unhappiness and being unpleasantly plump, Betsy Schow found her way to weight loss success and a better life through the Philosophy of Finishing. She shares it all in her first book, Finished being Fat – available January 2013 from Cedar Fort Inc. Her adventure inspired her certify in yoga and fitness so she could help others achieve their goals. You can find her running around the mountains of Utah, chained to her laptop, or wrangling two small children.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you liked it!! I think you are right, everyone can do it. We just have to get out of our own way! Thanks for the review


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