Book Review: Hot Body Year RoundMonday, June 08, 2015
I started reading Hot Body Year Round by Cassey Ho because I know a girl who has had great success with Cassey Ho and her blogilates routin...
I started reading Hot Body Year Round by Cassey Ho because I know a girl who has had great success with Cassey Ho and her blogilates routines. I've been trying since the start of the year to become healthy, and live a healthy lifestyle. I've been regularly doing at least 30 minutes of cardio and some strength training most days of the week since January. I have not faltered in that.
Through May, I was going to regular group exercises classes at the university that I work at. Mondays were Cardio Kickboxing, Tuesdays Zumba, and Thursdays Body Sculpt. Classes end with the semester, and the Summer classes don't fit my schedule. I started reading Hot Body so I could work out at home on my own time.
First things first, Pilates are hard. They make use of your own body weight, so the only equipment you need is a yoga mat, or a towel. The book breaks everything down by each season. There is a work out plan and meal plan for Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall.
I worked through the Spring work out plan for about two weeks, and then got bored. The meal plans I never got through. Some of them looked easy enough to make, but the ingredients just really aren't things that I ever purchase. That's the worst part about eating "healthy" or eating "clean": They aren't ingredients that I would normally buy, and they're so dang expensive anyways.
I tend to like to work out in ways that I can also watch tv. I love tv and it helps push through a work out (I'm going to ride my stationary bike until this episode ends.). With Pilates, it's mostly floor-work, which also hurts my hip and back (I have old-lady bones, I tell ya!).
Overall, I wasn't a fan of the book. It wasn't bad. It just wasn't for me. I really think that, for the right person, this book will help gain amazing results.
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I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.