One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


My First Book Review!

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Tank Top Arms, Bikini Belly, Boy Shorts Bottom: Tighten And Tone Your Body In As Little As 10 Minutes A Day? A few weeks ago, a Publicist contacted me and asked if I would review a book to include on my site. First, this FLOORED me! Who am I to review a book? Especially considering I’m not the workout queen and the book is about exercise routines.

I used it as a sign. I need to incorporate more exercise and structured workouts into my life and who can’t do some work on their arms, belly and bottom? Oh! Did I mention the name of the books is Tank Top Arms, Bikini Belly, Boy Shorts Bottom: Tighten And Tone Your Body In As Little As 10 Minutes A Day?

The book is organized into three different workouts for different skill levels. Three weeks ago, I started the novice routine. I normally do a 10-15 minute routine right before bed (not sure this is recommended but it’s about the only time I have time). The book has taught me some new moves and I’ve actually been enjoying the workouts.

I haven’t seen any results yet but I feel stronger. A few days last week I was a bit sore, always a good sign you are using muscles you haven’t in awhile!

As for the book itself, it’s easy to read. A majority of it is devoted to describing and illustrating the moves. Towards the back, the author puts together routines that allow you to vary your workouts from day to day. I love the fact that the workouts don’t require much more then some hand weights. They are all basic moves concentrating on those “certain areas” mentioned in the title.

I had one small problem (besides the awkward title.) The routine section of the book does not reference the page numbers of the moves. Therefore, until you are comfortable with the workout you are constantly thumbing through. I found it easier to write down the page numbers on the routine page incase I have to look something up quick.

Overall I would recommend it if you are looking for some new moves. It really does give you some quick routines that are easy to incorporate into your daily life.

There you have it, my first book review! Anyone else have the book?

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    January 30, 2008

    Hi Roni,

    I have this book. After reading through it, and trying out some of the moves (they weren’t hard)it ended up on a shelf. Reason: As you mentioned, all the thumbing through during a workout.

    Since then, I have found magazines with similar exercises and just clipped them…when I had enough I glued them to a big bristol board and mounted on my basement wall next to the tv….Now my exercises are right in my face next to the Biggest Loser on TV…how can I make excuses now?