Monday, January 18, 2010

Denise's Daily Dozen Book Review & Giveaway

Giveaway Now Closed. Congrats to Jason, Mary, Pam, Sheila amd Heather.denise's Daily Dozen book
Book Description:
From Denise Austin comes the perfect health book for anyone who wants to live better but just can't seem to find the time. Much more than just another excercise book, Denise's Daily Dozen covers a whole range of health and diet related concepts yet manages it all in a no-stress, time-conscious program of 12's. At it's core, this book contains the minimum daily requirements to keep the reader flexible, strong and trim. Organized simply into seven chapters, which equal the seven days of the week, it covers a full week in daily allotments. Each day will have it's own focus from Monday being "fat burning day" to Sunday's "recharge and rejuvenate."

Denise has created a total body program, including a 7-day balanced meal plan that includes healthy recipes, and a workout that encompasses 12 exercises done in 12 minutes each day. Everyone can take just 12 minutes, at whatever time of the day works for them, and turn it over to these simple and fun exercises. Cardio, toning, yoga and breathing exercises...they're all here but in a way the maximizes effect while minimizing time.

Beyond a dozen exercises for each day of the week this book will include many other of Denises dozens for each day.

About the Author:
A native of San Pedro, California, Denise started gymnastics at the age of 12 and earned an athletic scholarship to the University of Arizona, graduating in 1979 with an exercise physiology degree. She began her career teaching aerobic exercise classes in the Los Angeles area and went on to cohost the The Jack LaLanne Show, in 1981. (Denise considers Jack LaLanne one of her role models, and she is delighted to still speak regularly with the 94-year-old fitness legend.)

During more than 25 years promoting health and fitness, Denise has created 82 workout videos or DVDs. Her enormous number of sales led to her 2003 induction into the Video Hall of Fame.

Denise has been married for 25 years to Jeff Austin, a sports attorney and brother of tennis champ Tracy Austin. They share a home with their two teenage daughters, Kelly and Katie.

My Thoughts:
I really like this book. This is an easy to read and follow book. I love how this book gives you a three week meal plan to follow and a very quick daily workout. The pictures show you exactly how to do each exercise and the directions are very descriptive and easy to follow. I love the Variety and each day of the week You have a different Twelve minute work out to do. This really spices things up and keeps it fun. There is also great Tips and advice in this book. One of the best aspect is that you don't need any fancy, heavy equipment and you can do these exercises in your own home in a short amount of time. This a program designed to help you make healthy lifestyle changes and is not a short-lived diet plan. I really feel that I can benefit from this book and I started doing the daily exercises. I hope to have good results by losing a few pounds and by making exercise a daily habit.

You can purchase this book here
Or You can Win it!! Hatchette Book Group has generously offered Five copies of Denise's Daily Dozen to Five of my lucky readers.

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This giveaway will end on Jan 28 at 11:59 pm Est. The winner will be notified and have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be choosen


CymLowell

110 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

Workout tip: stretch before you begin.

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Mami2jcn said...

Subscribed via email.

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Mami2jcn said...

I follow you on twitter @mami2jcn

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Mami2jcn said...

Tweet:

http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/7906979939

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mverno said...

walk four or five times a week good exercise mverno@roadrunner.com

Lori Taube said...

I'm a Google follower

My tip is to workout in the morning! When I wake up and get it done, I don't have to worry about it all day, plus it gives me more energy throughout the day!

clctaube @ yahoo.com

Lori Taube said...

I subscribe via email

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Lori Taube said...

I follow on Twitter - @clctaube

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Lori Taube said...

I follow Denise Austin on Twitter - @clctaube

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Lori Taube said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/clctaube/status/7922495014

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chromiumman said...

workout tip - exercise first thing in the morning (and get it the heck out of the way)

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dor said...

My tip is Even you you don't feel like working out just say you will only do 5 minutes....you will do more...Works for me.

dorcontest at gmail dot com
Just joined to follow....dor

dor said...

I just subscribed by email and confirmed too.

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jenv said...

A workout tip is to vary your workout so you won't get bored.

SheilaBee said...

Workout tip-reward yourself after every 5 continuous workout-new nail polish-lip gloss-scarf -etc.

SheilaBee said...

Email subscribed.

SheilaBee said...

Twitter following-sheilabran

SheilaBee said...

Twitter following DeniseAustin-sheilabran

SheilaBee said...

Tweet-http://twitter.com/SheilaBran/status/7932788905

Lori Taube said...

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/clctaube/status/7950353131

clctaube @ yahoo.com

Shelly said...

drink lots of water before, during and after

Shelly said...

twitter follow @phxbne

Shelly said...

email subscriber

sweetsue said...

I follow. My workout tip is you burn more calories walking than standing and standing than sitting-so get off the couch and move.
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Lori Taube said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/clctaube/status/7987000123

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MaryAnn said...

I follow this blog.
workout tip: be sure to drink water after your workout to help reduce muscle cramping

MaryAnn said...

I follow on twitter
MaryAnn_S

MaryAnn said...

I follow Denise Austin- @MaryAnn_S

MaryAnn said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/MaryAnn_S/status/7997458851

Beachbrights said...

Drink Water!

XOXO-
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kitkat234 said...

My workout tip is to walk everyday! It does work!
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kitkat234 said...

I follow @Shawnmh on twitter @kitkat234

kitkat234 said...

I follow @DeniseAustin on twitter
@kitkat234

kitkat234 said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/kitkat234/status/8012009769

msrodeobrat said...

change it up so you don't get bored, if i do the same thing every day then i lose enthusiasm

Lori Taube said...

daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/clctaube/status/8028251799

clctaube @ yahoo.com

kitkat234 said...

Tweet 1-21:
http://twitter.com/kitkat234/status/8036059490

Nickolay said...

My best workout tip is to make sure I have Ice Cold water in my bottle. Warm water never seems to help when i am all exercised up

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Nickolay said...

subscriber

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Nickolay said...

Twitter follower

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Nickolay said...

I follow Denise on Twitter

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Nickolay said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/parkerozgood/status/8042582308

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Lori Taube said...

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/clctaube/status/8074328690

clctaube @ yahoo.com

hbokor said...

I follow via Google Connect-publicly-hbokor.

My favorite workout tip is that you need to keep things interesting in order to keep from getting bored with your workouts. People are most likely to get bored when they do the same things over and over again. Also, changing things up is the best way to lose those extra pounds. Also, you need to keep the heart pumping and keep the heart guessing so that it does not hold onto the fat! I have a lot of tips I like! Thanks for this giveaway. Sounds like an interesting read.

heidibokor @ yahoo . com

hbokor said...

I am subscribed by email. Thank you.

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Wanda said...

I just became a follower of your blog.
My favourite workout tip is to walk at least 10,000 steps a day.
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kitkat234 said...

Daily Tweet 1-22:
http://twitter.com/kitkat234/status/8087967823

Lori Taube said...

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/clctaube/status/8114167683

clctaube @ yahoo.com

409cope said...

I follow and I workout every day using my Wii Active More to stay fit. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I am an email subscriber. cardshark42(atr)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I follow you on twiiter as 409cope. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I follow Denise on twitter as 409cope. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

kitkat234 said...

Daily Tweet:
http://twitter.com/kitkat234/status/8127176910

Deb K said...

I follow with Google{Deb K}

And~My favorite workout tip is not to over do it the first time~as I did that and could hardly walk the next day! I had muscles hurt that I didn't even know I had :-)

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Deb K said...

I am a email subscriber

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Darcie K. said...

My tip would be to drink plenty of water. It is so important to stay hydrated when working out. I follow on GFC.
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Darcie K. said...

I subscribe via email.
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Lori Taube said...

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/clctaube/status/8152113812

clctaube @ yahoo.com

Giant Sis said...

Workout tip - Find someone to workout with! Even if you don't do the same thing, it's nice to share worlout time together. Then, it gives you accountability too and makes it a little harder to just skip working out that day! My husband and I have workout time - when we both do our thing. It helped us both stick to it and get results we'd never had before!

Lori Taube said...

daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/clctaube/status/8194116177

clctaube @ yahoo.com

kitkat234 said...

Daily Tweet:
http://twitter.com/kitkat234/status/8204409395

Lori Taube said...

daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/clctaube/status/8236467315

clctaube @ yahoo.com

kitkat234 said...

Daily Tweet:
http://twitter.com/kitkat234/status/8242635557

joahsgrandma said...

Put on the music and dance dance dance ... you know the saying "Dance like nobody's watching"

Julie D said...

To borrow from Nike:
Just do it!
I hate exercise. I dont feel better when I do it. But I know its good for me.

Julie D said...

Following on Twitter Mom2Ways

Julie D said...

Tried to follow @DeniseAustin, but got an "account suspended due to suspiciuos activity" note.

Beachbrights said...

I RTed!

XOXO-
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Lori Taube said...

daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/clctaube/status/8280315323

clctaube @ yahoo.com

djgroz said...

Breath and don't hold your breath while exercising!

sharonjo said...

I follow and I walk with my Mom for exercise! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Good music while exercising keeps me going!

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Karrie said...

I follow on google.
My favorite work out tip is have a work out buddy. you can keep each other motivated

kitkat234 said...

Daily Tweet:
http://twitter.com/kitkat234/status/8300076882

Molly K said...

My work-out tip is to keep changing it up and do different things. It keeps your body guessing what's next and keeps you from getting bored.

Molly K said...

I subscribe via email.

Molly K said...

I follow on twitter as tomandmollyk

Hotsnotty2 said...

Change up your routine to make exercising more fun, thanks!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

karly said...

My favorite work out tip is use small dumb bells to work out your arms at night during the commercials of your favorite shows.

kr@roadrunner(dot)com

chazvgo said...

I follow :)
chazvgo

Work out tip...Dont give up it will pay off in the end :)

Oneangel said...

Even when I don't really feel like it, I push myself! If you miss a day then its SOOOO easy to miss the next :(

Lori Taube said...

daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/clctaube/status/8322768275

clctaube @ yahoo.com

dreamcleavers said...

dreamcleavers@yahoo.com
i follow you
dreamcleavers
and my tip is walking up and down stairs, or I actually used to get my best workout just using a treadmill they work you hard

dreamcleavers said...

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email subscriber

dreamcleavers said...

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i follow you on twitter
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FDP 4 Life said...

i am a follower, my favorite workout tip is to switch it up, don't get into a rut

FDP 4 Life said...

email subscriber

kathy pease said...

following your blog as klp1965

start gradually and add a few minutes more to a workout you have to pace yourself..and great music always puts you in the mood like ad/dc :)

kathy pease said...

following you on twitter klp1965

kathy pease said...

http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/8338584854

cass said...

my tip is to exercise alone away from family in your home in a place designated for your exercise work out and where u cant be disturbed.
I'd love to win this for my friend Laura who is trying to get herself back into the swing of things. She's diabetic.
wombatspurple at yahoo dot com

cass said...

Subscribed !!
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kitkat234 said...

Daily Tweet:
http://twitter.com/kitkat234/status/8343962791

Pamela S said...

Already a follower. (pamelashockley)
My tip is to incorporate small amounts of exercise into daily activities--park farthest away, stairs instead of elevator, run around with your kids, etc.
Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Jinxy and Me said...

Try a new type of workout or activity from time to time. Variety can keep you motivated.

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm following you on Twitter (I'm @ThriftyJinxy).

lilyk said...

My favorite workout tip is to vary your routine so you don't get bored.

lilyk said...

I subscribed by email.

Atreau said...

Get up early to get your workout in and over with.

lilyk said...

I subscribed by email.

Rajee said...

Workout tip: stretch before you begin.

rajee@momsfocusonline.com

Betty C said...

My favorite tip is to mix it up. Doing the same exercises all the time gets very boring.

Betty C said...

I'm an email subscriber.

Betty C said...

I follow on Twitter as willitara.

Heather said...

I follow via gfc as /\Heather/\
Workout tip: For a bit of fun and thigh and booty workout, sit on a stability ball and just bounce. Pause a bit at the top, then continue. You'll feel it after a while...

Heather said...

follow shawnmh on twitter - choochoo428

Heather said...

I tried to follow DeniseAustin on twitter, but it said there was suspicious activity and that it was suspended. I'll try again in a while, but I just wanted to let you know I tried. :-)

Heather said...

Tweeted - http://twitter.com/choochoo428/status/8355020078

ibeeeg said...

Work out tip: Just do it! No excuses...exercise on a consistent basis, even a few minutes when you want to not exercise does wonders. Just Do It.

ibeeeg said...

I m follower of your blog.

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