Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Shelf Control - July 14

Shelf Control is a weekly celebration of the unread books on our shelves sponsored by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies. Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up!

Want to join in? Shelf Control posts go up every Wednesday. Here's how to jump on board:
  • Write a blog post about a book that you own that you haven’t read yet.
  • Add your link in the comments!
  • Link back to Bookshelf Fantasies in your own post.
  • Check out other posts, and…

This week I am featuring a Kindle freebie from my TBR pile.


As fitness professionals, we want to help you reach your goals, but most importantly, we want to teach you how to keep them for a lifetime. We are not looking for temporary success here. We want fitness to be embedded as a permanent priority no matter what is going on in the world around you. You are so capable of harnessing the power of self-sufficiency and reaping the overflow of rewards.

In the fitness industry today, we are fighting a wicked battle between these two ideas; a quick fix to hit a goal (like giving a man a basket of fish) and long-term success based on knowledge and behavior change, consistently (like teaching a man to fish for himself). We know which man will go hungry. Everyday there are more and more predators popping up who are making millions of dollars, preying upon a person’s deep desire to look and feel better. They are selling weight loss products and performance enhancing products that will, ultimately, only lead to temporary success. Likely, none at all. Promises of fast results with little or no effort can cloud the judgment of even the smartest and most cautious of consumers.

In April of 2014, the Make Fitness a Priority community was established in Overland Park, Kansas with this very goal in mind. We want you to get off the roller coaster ride of temporary success and crashing failure, and we want you to do it among friends with the same goals. There is no prerequisite in your physical abilities, everyone is welcomed. We know all our lives are incredibly unique. Your plan should match your uniqueness. From there, consistency is born and your quality of life skyrockets.

These 30 tips and tricks were created from our Saturday morning Priority Fit Camp, one of our community gatherings. In 2019, we implemented a Trainer Tip to be briefly discussed between circuits, in an effort to make a bigger impact on our community. You may be thinking, “how can one 2-3 minute tip make a big impact?” In the following pages, you will see very clearly that small changes, consistently, is what fuels this long-term success we want so badly for you. If you are a beginner, the amount of information available to you is overwhelming. Doing too much, too fast, will lead to burn out and failure to change.

Take your time to wander slowly through these pages, as it fits in your life. Read one tip per week or per day, as it suits you. Take the time to focus, meditate upon and implement them because, as we said before, small consistent changes will build your path to feeling your best. Find your strength, you were built to not only succeed, but never settle. You were built to Elevate.

DATE BOUGHT: 7/9/2020

WHY I BOUGHT IT: I don't fit into my jeans as easily as I used to. LOL! Honestly, I need to exercise more, if for no other reason than I don't want to be hunched over because of my osteoporosis. I did good on vacation, but now that we are back and my work schedule is hectic, I've only walked one day and used my resistance bands once. Not quite enough. 

Have you read this book? Do you exercise regularly? If not, what obstacles prevent you from making it a priority? No judgment here. I hate exercising. :) 


Tammy Sparks said...

I should probably need this too, exercising is the last thing on my mind! lol. Thanks for sharing:-)

Mallika@ LiteraryPotpourri said...

This sounds a useful read--I haven't been getting any exercise at all this year, especially since the lockdown.

Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies said...

This sounds like something I need! I've definitely been putting on extra pounds since shelter in place started. Great choice!

Cheryl Malandrinos said...

Thanks for visiting, everyone. I think this new normal is hitting people hard in ways they didn't expect. I don't have any desire to exercise, even though I know I need to. Lately, I just feel like saying screw everything. :)