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A Whole New You

A manual for making lasting changes in your life

BACKGROUND Start the Diet Now Advertisement

Author Brett Blumenthal has written a book from her personal experience. She’s continued to recognizes a want and need for change in her life and gone through the process to see the change take place. Blumenthal recounts her early days as child on the soccer field, getting hit in the face and being embarrassed. These early memories of unhappiness lead to major changes in her life. She left the bad behind and became a fitness instructor in college. Once out of school and in a career she didn’t enjoy, she again changed her plan until she landed where she is today, an author and a wellness expert. Blumenthal uses other’s expertise coupled with her own research to create a six step process to changes your own life.

The detailed steps to what Blumenthal calls, “Personal Reinvention,” include 1. Identify the Need, 2. Discover Yourself, 3. Design Your Vision, 4. Create the Plan, 5. Make it Happen, 6. Monitor Your Progress. Each one of these steps include evaluating yourself, assessing your qualities, setting attainable goals, and tracking and monitoring those goals. Each step is detailed and requires in depth thinking. A goal of simply saying, “I want to lose weight,” isn’t specific enough for success according to Blumenthal. She has created a journal in the book that forces one to get more specific and create motivation and support to get one to their end goal.

PRO
  • Very detailed information about each step in the reinvention process
  • Author uses wisdom from several other trusted and respected experts
  • Book includes the tools required in the form of a journal
  • Book is useful to anyone wanting to make changes, not just in the fitness or weight loss arena
  • Book identifies common pitfalls and helps reader to avoid them while trying to change themselves
CON
  • Not a diet plan
  • May be very labor intensive for some, as it requires a lot of journaling
  • The book include several steps, can get confusing
DIET and NUTRITION

Blumenthal is certified by WELCOA (Wellness Council of America) and AAFA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America), however this book does not include any specifics about diet. The main focus is to create change and a plan for that change. While diet may be one of the most common changes people seek, this book does not include a diet plan.

EXERCISE

While many goals may include exercise as one of the necessary steps, Blumenthal does not indorse a particular exercise plan.

CONCLUSION

A Whole New You is a book dedicated to teaching people to evaluate their satisfaction in life and teaching them how to create lasting change. The book is in depth, yet hands-on as it has a journal to help create a plan. The book could be effective in a wellness plan or diet routine, yet it is not a diet or wellness book. Blumenthal has written a very detailed and useful tool for many to use as they try to make changes in their life.

Common Misspellings

A New You, 6 Steps to a New You, A Hole New You


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