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Sexy in 6

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Sexy in 6It’s been a long time since I posted a book review so when Lindsey from Da Capo Lifelong Books asked me to take a look at Sexy in 6, I agreed.  To be honest, I never expect much from fitness books. Call me strange I don’t find much enjoyment reading about how to do exercises, I’d much rather read about diet/food or new recipes. It’s just where my interests are.

Anyway, I received the book about a week ago.  It sat in my kitchen for a few days, moving from counter to counter. Finally I peeked at it on Thursday and I’ve been reading bits here and there every chance I get! The book has a little bit of everything! Success stories, workouts, nutrition, recipes, shopping lists, snack ideas, even a chapter on (SHhhh) sex. Everything is organized nicely, it’s easy to read and it even has a DVD with 6 minute workouts! Perfect for busy people and we all know we are ALL too busy.

Seriously, I don’t think I’ve every seen a more comprehensive book with great resources on overall fitness and weight loss. To top it off it’s very affordable, I believe on Amazon right now you can get it for under $20.  

If I have to say anything negative at all, it would be that the images are black and white, but that is hardly a show stopper.

So if you are looking for some new workout moves, want to brush up on some nutritional concepts, pick up some new recipes all with a sprinkle if inspirational stories this is the book for you. I’m super psyched because some of her workouts involve a exercise ball and I’m looking for some new ball moves.

Does anyone already have the book? Want to share your opinion?




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    Anonymous

    January 20, 2008

    I appreciate the wide variety of interests and ideas you post, so, while I am being critical of this book, just know that I’m not being critical of you or what you do here. That said, the photo on the cover of this book is enough deterrent to keep me from buying it, let alone the ridiculous title, which clearly illustrates a complete misunderstanding of working towards and acheiving a healthy and successful lifestyle, not just a “sexy in 6” quick fix. I think it’s this sort of media which intimidates and discourages many women from even trying to make meaningful, if small, changes in their attempts at longterm weightloss and fitness.

    Roni

    January 20, 2008

    Anonymous – You know, I didn’t even think of it that way. I appreciate your comment and welcome it!

    Sometimes I think we (or I) am so desensitized from the blatant use of the females body, and sex to sell things. I mean the market is so saturated with it, it’s really unbelievable.

    You are right, this book may be taken more serious by people if they didn’t use this tactic in their marketing.

    Great point!

    Sandy

    January 24, 2008

    Roni–

    I had never heard of this book or Tracey Mallett but it caught my attention on your site. I ordered it off Amazon and am waiting for it to come. I like the idea of fitting in little bits of exercise here and there. Although I realize that dramatic results in six minutes is unrealistic, I am hoping it will give me a way to put some variety into my exercise routine. I did some research before I ordered the book and two things struck me–the testimonials on Tracey’s website are not dramatic–no one is saying they lost 150 pounds in six months with six minutes a day of exercise. Most of the women have lost 10 to 15 pounds and have toned up a great deal. Secondly, in all the reviews that I read on Tracey’s other exercise programs I did not find one single person who gave a bad review–everyone was positive and said that they had had good results. I’m looking forward to receiving the book and I’ll let you know how it goes…