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Faith and Fitness book review and giveaway: F.I.T.


I am very excited to share with you all a book in which I had the opportunity to review. The book is called F.I.T.- Faith Inspired Transformation. I really enjoyed reading this book because I come from a background of struggling with yo-yo dieting and eating disorders. I started dance as a young girl, and will never forget the day I was praised for getting “thinner”. My inner pride swelled within me, even as a young girl, and from that point on I craved the attention and admiration from my coaches and from boys that made me feel good. I started to feel more significant when I was thin, and less when I gained weight. The struggle just got bigger when I joined the cheer team and show choir in high school, both activities which consisted of fitting into small costumes and where the my body image was very much shattered.

The book focuses on marrying our faith and our fitness. For many who struggle with over-eating, extreme dieting, or not trusting God or being grateful for the bodies he has given us, this book is an encouragement to trust God with our struggles, and not try “fad” fixes or short cuts. The author calls women who are struggling with their health and fitness to shift their focus from what the world says to what the Word of God says about our bodies and diet. Kim Dolan Leto is a fitness expert, writer and speaker who has a passion for leading women to experience faith-inspired transformations that affect their entire beings.

It has taken me years to heal from the lies I believed. Unfortunately, I cannot get back the years I was self-consumed by my image, but I can move forward and press on to be more like Christ. While I will always struggle with my image, I have learned a few very valuable things thanks to God. He desires me to trust him with every area of my life, including the food I put into my body and the way in which I care for myself. He wants me to be strong to do his work, sober-minded, and as healthy as possible. He wants me to be less-concerned about my outer beauty, and much more concerned about my inner beauty. He does not desire for me to crave attention for my looks, but rather desires my modesty and inner beauty to be what attracts others to me- a gentle and quiet spirit who lives with joy for God.

This book is a great read for women who struggle with aligning health and fitness to their relationship with God. I know what it is like to compartmentalize my life, and to not give God the messy parts of my life. Kim Leto, through her very honest and practical book, helps us to see that God does very much care about our entire lives, and that he can help us with every part of our lives- including our health and fitness.

I am very happy to give away one of these books to a reader! Why do you look forward to reading this book?

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  • Reply Ashley Bree Perez

    working out with a fun group of ladies helps me keep working out and staying motivated. 🙂

    May 19, 2015 at 9:20 am
    • Reply Tiffany Cutcliff

      Awesome Ashley! I hope you win!

      May 19, 2015 at 10:06 am
  • Reply Tanj from A Travelogue

    Awesome giveaway! I need to stay motivated. I will enter and share this giveaway! 😀

    May 19, 2015 at 11:14 pm
  • Reply Stephanie C.

    Great giveaway – I love working out with others; group classes are always fun because I think people want to support each other and it always comes out in those classes!

    May 20, 2015 at 12:20 am
  • Reply Robin Rue

    I think this sounds like a great read. I know a few people that are struggling with their faith right now and this might set them on the right path.

    May 20, 2015 at 5:25 am
  • Reply Tiara Wilson

    I am so glad I came across your blog post about this book. I have been looking for something new to read and personally right now this seems like it might fit. I am definietly entering the giveaway!

    May 20, 2015 at 6:04 am
  • Reply Christy Maurer

    I think we all struggle with putting too much focus on tying our weight to our self-esteems. I know God wants us to be healthy, so I’m trying to focus on that! Thanks for sharing.

    May 20, 2015 at 6:38 am
  • Reply Heather - MOHTH

    I think as young people in general we are all a little self consumed about our image. We want to fit the popular mold. Its only natural. With maturity, we outgrow that need and I’m so glad there is a book out that helps you combine your spirituality with your fitness! I might have to pick this one up!

    May 20, 2015 at 10:19 am
  • Reply WendyK

    Sounds like an interesting take on fitness and spirituality. I never thought or heard of anyone looking at them together. Thanks for the giveaway!

    May 20, 2015 at 10:52 am
  • Reply Fi Ni Neachtain

    I’ve never even thought about God in relation to health and fitness, sounds like a unique aspect. Thanks for the giveaway too.

    May 20, 2015 at 12:14 pm
  • Reply Christi

    Great perspective! It’s a good idea to link your health and caring for your body to being good stewards of our lives.

    May 20, 2015 at 1:27 pm
  • Reply Jennifer Juro

    I need to look into this book!! I have been struggling with a lot of these same things.

    May 20, 2015 at 4:00 pm
  • Reply Susie Qpons

    I absolutely love the message behind this! Being able to combine our faith and fitness without the vanity! Thank you for sharing this with us 🙂

    May 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm
  • Reply Miranda (Myrabev)

    Sounds like such an amazing book to read, having God in one’s life is the best decision around I think and focusing on the inner appearance to God and not the outer is even more important. Great review and lovely giveaway

    May 20, 2015 at 10:04 pm
  • Reply Liz Mays

    It sounds like something that has a most wonderful message that would resonate with many people. I have also suffered from eating disorders in my life.

    May 20, 2015 at 11:32 pm
  • Reply Franc Ramon

    This one is a good motivational book. It will truly inspire us to reach our goals and be fit and healthy.

    May 21, 2015 at 12:34 am
  • Reply mail4rosey

    I haven’t heard of such a concept before. That’s a nice way to merge the two together into one.

    May 21, 2015 at 4:28 am
  • Reply Debi@The Spring Mount 6 Pack

    It sounds like a very nice book. I am sure it is a help to many people.

    May 21, 2015 at 5:03 am
  • Reply Rebecca Swenor

    This sounds like an amazing read for sure. It is so important to merge the faith and health together. Thanks for sharing.

    May 21, 2015 at 5:37 am
  • Reply Lisa @Bitesforbabies

    What a unique motivational book…I love how this book combines faith and health…I’ve never heard of something like this before!

    May 21, 2015 at 7:40 pm
  • Reply Vera Khule

    I struggle every day with eating the right things!

    May 25, 2015 at 6:13 am
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