Balance Your Life, Balance the Scale: Ditch Dieting, Amp Up Your Energy, Feel Amazing, and Release the Weight

Balance Your Life, Balance the Scale: Ditch Dieting, Amp Up Your Energy, Feel Amazing, and Release the Weight

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by Jennifer Tuma-Young
     
 

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“Balance is…one of the essential ingredients to a happy, healthy life. Jennifer Tuma-Young’s 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!

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“Balance is…one of the essential ingredients to a happy, healthy life. Jennifer Tuma-Young’s 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 “America’s Ultimate Experts” by Women’s 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, it’s 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.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
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. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062117007
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/25/2012
Pages:
277
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.14(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet 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.

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Balance Your Life, Balance the Scale: Ditch Dieting, Amp Up Your Energy, Feel Amazing, and Release the Weight 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jennifer truly wants to help you balance your life so that you can feel amazing and free from the extra "weight",whether from an emotional or physical origin.She has laid out a plan that takes you step-by-step through the process of discovering your core values,which will help keep you on track to making better choices for your overall mental and physical well-being.She has given you all of the tools to create a joyous,meaningful life,free from self-deprication and self-criticism.She encourages you to open yourself up to thoughts and ideas which you may not have been previously able to acknowledge,breaking out of your "safe"routine.Jen explains how all of this can help you establish your core values and focus on activities that honor them.She explains in an orderly,well-organized plan that by NOT focusing solely on a number on the scale,you can ultimately have physical weight-loss that is continual and lasting.Jennifer has taken a new and different approach to balancing your life that is uplifting and positive in spiritual,emotional,and physical ways you as the reader may never have thought possible!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found more information and life tips out of this book then any other. I am on my way to a healthier, happier me.
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Chris305 More than 1 year ago
I am reading the book now. Loving it..it's a great and easy read. It has many helpful hints and tools and am in the process of identifing my "TRIGGERS"!! Thank you Jennifer Tuma-Young for inspiring me to change my ways of thinking about food, life and myself...