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Is juggling your busy life weighing you down?
The majority of women are busy—our lives are a delicate balancing act. We're mothers. We're wives. We're bosses and colleagues. Most of us don't have fancy trainers, chefs, personal assistants, or any staff. There's little time to pay attention to our own needs, let alone our weight. Many of us feel overburdened and underappreciated. What we really need is a real-world plan that frees up time, lifts us up, and makes life easier.
As an inspired weight-loss expert and recovered yo-yo dieter, Jennifer Tuma-Young has used her B.A.L.A.N.C.E. program to help thousands of women create balance, release weight, witness true results, and find joy. Now, in Balance Your Life, Balance the Scale, Jennifer gives you concrete tools to change the life imbalances that are often the real culprits of weight struggles.
Jennifer not only helps others but knows firsthand the challenges women face every day. Many years ago, she lost more than one hundred pounds. By joining the Curves community, changing her food mind-set, and learning how to love life (flaws and all), she radically transformed her body, her health, and her well-being. Jennifer, a working mother of two, is on a quest to help women everywhere find balance and meaning while releasing the weight!
Jennifer Tuma-Young understands women. She gets the yo-yo diets, the madness of "starting" on Monday. She wants you to get off the "Dieting Wheel of Frustration" and kick the negative self-talk to the curb! Above all, she wants you to embrace balance and self-care.
In Balance Your Life, Balance the Scale, Jennifer willteach you how to: Rekindle your true food-life connection Release the stuff in your mind that weighs you down Assess who you are and what you stand for so you can move forward with a "sharper compass" Cleanse and detoxify your life and your body Increase your energy with three critical fuel sources (two of which have nothing to do with food!) Make choices that align with your best self Set and reach goals by removing the frustrating question of how to make it happen Confront obstacles and roadblocks head-on Plug into life so you are happy, healthy, and—most important—not wasting precious time worrying about your weight
The essential ingredient in her winning plan is nurturing yourself. Regardless of your shape or size, if you are beating yourself up to stay thin or using food for reasons other than its intended purpose—which is to truly nourish your body—then Jennifer can help.
"As a guide to healthy weight loss and maintenance, Curves fitness center representative and wellness coach Tuma-Young has persuasive credentials: she says she has worn every size from 4 to 44, lost and kept off more than 100 pounds, and reversed a borderline diabetes diagnosis. But her first book is not really about food; there are no calorie counts and few menus or recipes other than suggestions for simple, 'thirty-second' meals, shopping lists, and alternatives to unhealthy choices. Instead, she offers an intensive course in personal development where using worksheets, charts, quizzes, journaling, visualizations, etc. readers can assess their core values, bodies, definitions of success, deepest needs, and underlying causes of frustrations, the ultimate goal being to 'release' weight by releasing unhealthy habits, energy-sapping obligations, limiting beliefs, and unproductive activities. Tuma-Young, who started with Curves in 2001 as a franchise owner, asks readers to set the bar high on self-actualization, accept no excuses, and become the 'inspiristas' they are meant to be. Her high-octane B.A.L.A.N.C.E. program bases tools and techniques on each letter; for instance, B stands for 'brain dumping,' a process of clearing the mind and brainstorming, as well as breathing, and C stands for confronting fears and connecting with nurturing people and experiences. She includes tricks to get exercise-phobes (she counts herself one) to a gym or class; tips on reorganizing a too-busy schedule; action plans for a comprehensive clean-out of mind, body, spirit, and home; and methods (e.g., S.M.A.R.T. goals) for setting challenging yet reachable ambitions. Tuma-Young's upbeat cheerleading, and her ideas for stress relief (dancing, laughing, and smiling) and increased life-satisfaction (having faith and a support network) temper her congenially demanding and rigorously motivating tone, while success stories from people who have taken her Curves workshop bring this vision of balance within reach." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
“Balance is…one of the essential ingredients to a happy, healthy life. Jennifer Tuma-Youngs book simplifies the balance conundrum that so many of us are in, and contains all the secrets, tips, and inspiration needed to live a life in balance!”
—Marta Tracy, Creator of The Style Network and an original founder of E!
A spokeswoman for the world-renowned fitness company, Curves International, and a lifestyle coach who has been named one of “Americas Ultimate Experts” by Womens World magazine, Jennifer Tuma-Young has created a life-changing weight loss program based on a powerful and proven premise: losing weight and keeping it off is not about self-discipline and calorie counting, its about creating balance in your life. In Balance Your Life, Balance the Scale, Tuma-Young can show you not only how to eat well, but how to live well, with a powerful health, wellness, and inspirational program that succeeds magnificently where so many others disappoint.
About the Author
Jennifer Tuma-Young Having worked with thousands of women over the past decade, Jennifer knows how magnificent women really are and understands that we rarely give ourselves credit for our strengths. She helps women overcome the everyday obstacles that can trip us up and throw us off track, teaches us how to adjust our focus, and has spent the past decade researching and developing effective strategies that explore the relations between food and life, stress and weight, self-love and happiness—all of which resulted in her B.A.L.A.N.C.E. program. Dubbed one of "America's Ultimate Experts" by Woman's World magazine, Jennifer Tuma-Young is a certified life coach. She has been a featured guest on the Rachael Ray Show and has appeared on more than three hundred national radio, television, and Internet programs.