Friday, February 15, 2013

Witness to Fitness - TLC Book Tours & Giveaway

Synopsis:  A 28-day program to help you lose weight while you nourish both your body and your soul In Witness to Fitness, Donna Richardson Joyner brings together faith, food, and fitness in a way no one else has done before. She inspires the reader to follow her on a journey, strengthening mind, spirit, and body. Her program will help you get the results you are destined for and create lasting change in your life.

Joyner's plan is to inspire you to lose weight and feel and look great. The exercises can be followed by anyone at any fitness level. Each day in Witness to Fitness, you are given:
  • daily meal plans with delicious, easy-to-make recipes
  • awesome daily workouts with photographs that clearly demonstrate the exercises
  • uplifting affirmations to keep you encouraged every step of the way
In addition, you get:
  • a scripture to inspire you daily
  • a success story to motivate you
  • a song of the day that keeps you energized and moving
Donna's energy is contagious! Her philosophy is that you can have victory in your health by practicing faith, perseverance, and courage to achieve your goals. Witness to Fitness provides a unique wellness program that focuses on changing your mind-set, living in the spirit, and loving your body. Donna encourages us to strengthen our body and soul to live our best life ever. Her joyful spirit and inspirational program will transform your health and your life.

My Review:  I loved Witness to Fitness.  I have read a lot of fitness books, but Witness to Fitness offers some things that I really liked and haven't seen in other books.

Sweet Tweets - these are awesome little tweets (like what you would see on Twitter) that motivate you...get you up and moving!  They are very cleverly written.  LOVE them!

Transformation Tidbits - More very motivating quick one sentences.  I put them in a jar and pull one out each day as a reminder.  Several actually work with every day challenges, not just fitness!    Here are a few examples (and some of my favorites):
Make a choice, not an excuse!
Move to live, move to give!
When your faith is rooted in a higher source, you have strength beyond yourself.

There are also Donnamite Sound Bites - clever little sayings related to each of the chapters/topics.  They are Step Out! that challenge you to go beyond your (well mine) typical comfort zone.  

Included in the book is a 28 day plan to fitness.  Each day has suggested menu, real success stories, a positive message for the day, song of the day, and suggested workout.  It all really works great together and I love the way it is all laid out and easy to follow.  I am a VERY picky eater and have to admit I don't follow the meal plans.  I am sure I would have much better success if I did, but I do feel better.  Getting up, moving, and being aware of what I am eating always puts me back on track.  Now if I could just get Donna to show up on my door step at 5 am every morning to be my workout partner, I would be all set!

Meet the Author:  Donna Richardson Joyner is a renowned fitness and lifestyle expert who has traveled to 50 states, 50 countries, and 7 continents motivating and empowering people to walk in the newness of good health. The only member to have served under both President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama on the President's Council for Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, she has appeared in and sold millions of fitness videos, including Buns of Steel and the number one inspirational fitness video program Body Gospel. She is a former fitness expert for the NBC Weekend Today Show and ESPN Fitness Pros, and the producer and host of Donna Richardson: Mind, Body, & Spirit. An active philanthropist, she serves as an advisory board member of the Robert Wood Johnson foundation, the LPGA Foundation, and as a consultant for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Donna is the founder of Grow Green Get Fit. She has been inducted into the Fitness Hall of Fame and has been named one of the "25 most inspiring women in America" by Essence magazine.

SNB: Buns of Steel is still one of my favorites....I only have it on video....I need to update it to DVD, since my VCR is on its last leg! 

Connect with Donna:  You can connect with Donna on her website and Twitter.

Purchase It:  You can purchase Witness to Fitness online at Amazon for $25.99 ($12.74 Kindle version).

Giveaway:  I am so excited to be able to offer one copy of Witness to Fitness to one lucky person!  I am going to make it very easy....just leave a comment telling me why you would like to win a copy of Witness to Fitness.  Contest ends February 22, at midnight EST.
TLC Book Tours:  Please make sure you check out all the other reviews.
Tuesday, January 22nd:  Miss Aleck & Co.
Thursday, January 24th:  DopeReads
Monday, January 28th:  Lena Sledge’s Blog
Wednesday, January 30th:  Running with Spoons
Monday, February 4th:  Living Outside the Stacks
Tuesday, February 5th:  Reflections of a Bookaholic
Wednesday, February 6th:  The Brain Lair
Monday, February 11th:  EmpowerMoments
Tuesday, February 12th:  My Faith and Fitness 
Friday, February 15th:  Seaside Book Nook
Monday, February 18th:  Running Rachel
Monday, March 4th:  My Faith and Fitness


  1. thanks for this great giveaway which would be invaluable. I am getting back into fitness after recovering from breast cancer. this would be special. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. This book sounds unique and encouraging. What a new year to start fresh with a healthy outlook. That is what I need. thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  3. Thanks! I gained a few pounds during the holidays and hope to lose it. katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

  4. I would like to win this book because I have a lot of weight to lose. It sounds like it would be a very helpful tool. Please enter me. Thanks!


  5. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one for the tour!


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