Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Denise's Daily Dozen Review and Giveaway!

For the past 2 weeks I have had my behind kicked by Denise Austin. Ha Ha Denise's Daily Dozen The Easy, Every Day Program to lose up to 12 pounds in 2 weeks is exactly that. First let me tell you a little more about the book.

From the back of the book: Denise Austin shares the perfect plan for anyone who wants to live better and lose weight but can't seem to find the time. Denise's Daily Dozen covers a whole range of health and diet related concepts managed in a no-stress, time-conscious program of "twelves" to keep you flexible, strong, trim, and feeling great about yourself. Denise knows these methods work because she uses them personally to stay fit and looking fabulous, and they've worked for countless others, too!

I love that everything is written up in "twelves". There are 12 exercises for each day and it will only take you 12 minutes to get them done each day. That is it, 12 minutes, not 30 minutes for cardio and another 30 minutes of something else. The book is broke down into 7 chapters, one for each of the days of the week, so easy to follow.

I started on a Monday, so I turned to the Monday chapter and followed the 12 exercises, along with the menu plan for that day. I will be honest I had to switch up the menus which was easily done with the extras that Denise has thrown in there.

Not only do you get everything written out for you in easy to follow directions, there are so many other "twelves" in the book including A dozen tips to boost your motivation to eat right and exercise. Believe me I used a lot of the extra "twelves". Ha Ha

Before you start an exercise program, always get the O.K. from your Doctor. I was happy when my doctor did not end up in heart failure from laughing at me when I brought the book in, in order to get the ok to start. The fact is that I am in no way overweight but my goal is to get back in shape not to lose weight. After having my 4 kidlets, some things are just not where I would like them to be and I always felt that I did not have the time to exercise. Seriously this is the perfect book to get you started or to keep you on track. I did end up losing 1 lb, but if you could feel the way I do now, you would understand how great this book is.

Another thing to do before you start a program is to make sure you have any extras, for me I had to get a new pair of shoes, 2 sets of weights (I didn't want to use cans this time), and really that is all I had to get.

After my 2 weeks, which ended yesterday something has changed and that is ME!! I am feeling better about my every day life and plan on continuing with this book, but I am also adding in another challenge for myself and that is running.

Thanks to The Hachette Book Group I have 3 copies of this book to give away to my wonderful readers.

Information on the book:
Author: Denise Austin
Category: Health and Fitness
Format: Paperback
Publish Date: 1/5/2010
Price: $16.99/$19.99
ISBN: 9781599952444
Pages: 336
Size: 7" x 9"

The Giveaway!!! This giveaway will end 2/14 (since I will be out of town until the 13th, I didn't want to miss out on picking my winners) Winners will be chosen by Random, notified by email, and will have 48 hours to reply. Giveaway is open to US and Canada, please no PO boxes!

Mandatory Entry:
Leave me a comment with why you want to win a copy of this book. Don't forget to leave your email address so I have a way to contact you should you win.

Extra Entries:

1. Become a follower of my blog and leave a comment. Current followers just leave a comment letting me know you already follow.

2. Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link.

3. Follow Denise on Twitter

4. Become a Fan of Denise Austin on Facebook

Thank You to Hachette Book Group for allowing me to review this wonderful book, participate the tour, and for offering up the books for the giveaway.

I was given the opportunity to review this product because of my membership at The Product Review Place

I was given the book free of charge to review. No other compensation was offered or accepted. The above thoughts are my own and I do not expect everyone to agree.


  1. I love Denise Austin. She's very encouraging. This book sounds perfect for me - I need to get in shape, but as a busy mother of a toddler, I don't have much time.

  2. I also love Denise. She is so positive all the time. I need some help in losing some weight and getting in better shapes.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  3. i could always use help staying in shape, and this sounds like a good way to get started.

  4. oh i would love to win this book. I have seen it reviewed before and looks great. I really need someone to kick my butt!

  5. I'm so impressed with Denise Austin and how she's managed to stay so fit and active for so long. She must be doing something right, so I'd love to read this book and then mix up my workout.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

  6. Yeah, I found you!!! It's Leann and you can find me at academy252.blogspot.com. :) I LOVE your blog! I will bring you Amish bread starter tomorrow sometime but I promise to call first. ;)

  7. I would love to lose 12 pounds! I will take any help I can get.....plus I love to read.

  8. I follow your blog on blogger.

  9. I'm a google friend follower.

  10. That book would help me lose some weight!

  11. I'm following Denise on Twitter (winterbabe98).

  12. I would like to win this because I really need to lose weight and get in shape.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

  13. I want to be healthier.

  14. I would like to win a copy of this book because i am 45 and am serious about wanting to get healthy and loose weight, not only do i need to do this for my weight i need to for my health and this book sounds like the tools i need are laid out for me to use. Please enter me in

  15. I am a new follower

  16. I would love tow in this book! I am on a weight loss mission. I love the dvds that I own with Denise Austin int hem, she is so motivating and upbeat! The book sounds awesome and like something I could really use.

  17. I would like to win to try something new as maybe THAT will finally work magic!

    wickdogg AT gmaildot com

  18. I would like to win this so I am inspired to exercise.

  19. I love Denise Austin and need to lose 15 pounds. I could really use this program! :)

    I am subscribed to you AND I have friended Denise on Facebook (become a fan).