- It’s here.
- It’s waiting for you.
- It’s in the pile of e-books promising a new! fitter! happier! you! (ok not so much…unless you aspire to be a misfit)
Far more pressing, however, a post imploring you to purchase, is my wanting to share *why* I ever joined the e-masses.
It took me a while to decide.
I love e-books. Im a voracious reader. Im a prolific writer.
I simply didnt believe my e-book would improve upon the silence (to mangle a quote).
Id routinely ask myself if the world needed an e-book by me and, for years, my response was no.
I presumed since I
overshare here on a daily basis there was absolutely no need to gather & edit into book-form.
I changed my mind.
I discovered I longed to write the book I wished I’d had when I S.T.A.R.T.ed down my healthy living path.
I felt called to gather posts, collect exercises (emotional & physical), select videos and gather them to create the handbook I’d needed back then.
The guide/reference book I still need now to help me remain on my healthy living journey.
- I loved the process of writing these posts.
- I adored creating new chapters and sharing tips & tricks and secrets & stories I’d not shared before.
- It made me *smile* to yammer at the husband how energized I am by this project.
Im a big believer in trusting your gut.
No hard sell.
No jokey-jokey “if you dont buy my e-book in mass quantities we wont be able to afford to keep our domicile in Oakland.”
Trust your gut. My e-book is for you if:
- If you like my writing voice.
- If youre a fan of my philosophy.
- If youve wondered about the how and the why and the HOW I’ve maintained my weight-loss for two decades.
- If youre curious what I would say are my best tips/posts gathered together in one none-too-pricey place.
All I can tell you for certain is it’s what I wished Id had when I started & I still refer back to it now.
How to Build Muscle and Lose Weight Without Losing Your Mind is available as PDF, on Nook and on Kindle. It’s available from Barnes and Noble and Amazon.
Kat saysDecember 30, 2013 at 3:43 am
Hannah saysDecember 30, 2013 at 4:06 am
I need this, Carla.
2014 is my year.
Lila saysDecember 30, 2013 at 4:12 am
How fast can I put on muscle?
I want bigger arms in 2014 🙂
MIZ saysDecember 30, 2013 at 4:30 am
for ME it really is all about the weights paired with getting enough muscle for your body type.
I need/crave a lot.
Here’s more info on that, too:
lindsay Cotter saysDecember 30, 2013 at 4:31 am
you know i love your ebooks! i have your strength training one which i gave to my sis in law. So this, ya, i’m gonna share again!
AmyC saysDecember 30, 2013 at 4:36 am
Yay! Sharing now…
Olive saysDecember 30, 2013 at 4:37 am
I have lost and regained the same 80 pounds.
What’s your best advice for me?
Matt @ YLBody saysDecember 30, 2013 at 5:19 am
Well first, what do you think the reason is for the regain? I’ll be more than happy to help you, Olive.
Miz saysDecember 30, 2013 at 5:27 am
I just received your email too.
Response coming your way.
My maintaining? I credit to this:
brett saysDecember 30, 2013 at 7:56 pm
oh hey, that’s me, too 🙁
need to get in control
Wanda saysDecember 30, 2013 at 4:59 am
I’m 23 and don’t look half as good as you do.
Kristina Walters @ Kris On Fitness saysDecember 30, 2013 at 5:27 am
This is great Carla! I have been derailed so many times I can’t even count it anymore.
Jamie @ Rise.Run.Mom.Repeat. saysDecember 30, 2013 at 5:30 am
Congrats, Carla! I’m sharing now…. 🙂
Christine Yu saysDecember 30, 2013 at 5:56 am
I’m so glad that you wrote an ebook. I love your writing and your musings and your support. Off to share.
cheryl saysDecember 30, 2013 at 5:57 am
It’s all about doing what you love. Find it. My arms are more toned from yoga and swimming (my loves) than lifting (a second/third love). If you find that love of movement (bodies are meant to move, move, move) then the rest just comes naturally. No brainer.
MIZ saysDecember 30, 2013 at 6:00 am
could NOT agree more.
I often asked WHATS THE BEST EXERCISE FOR XXX? or WHAT IS THE BEST EXERCISE PERIOD?
The one you love.
Or, if you are as I am with cardio and simply do not love, THE ONE YOU WILL DO.
Jody - Fit at 56 saysDecember 30, 2013 at 6:00 am
Long term like us both – it is all about finding your way – what works for you, doing it consistently thru the years & changing it with time if need be but always the patience & consistency & of course the food is huge depending on what you want to do & how much…
Brittany @ Delights and Delectables saysDecember 30, 2013 at 6:09 am
I love you, so you know I’ll be sharing this!! xoxo
That Guy... saysDecember 30, 2013 at 6:23 am
Wait, when did you start writing about exercise…?
Linz @ Itz Linz saysDecember 30, 2013 at 6:23 am
mindys fitness journey saysDecember 30, 2013 at 6:30 am
Ohhhh sharing now…This is great! Congrats!
Sarah MomRunningonEmpty saysDecember 30, 2013 at 6:40 am
My world NEEDS this e-book. In the past year your posts have inspired me to live truer to me, accept life as it is and push past it and reminded me to laugh a little even while I’m taking myself too seriously! Thank you for being unapologetically you and inspiring me to apologize a little less for the mess that I am!
Tina Reale saysDecember 30, 2013 at 7:14 am
From someone I so highly respect I know I can recommend this book whole heartedly. You have much wisdom to share. And good fun. Can’t forget the fun. 😉
Divya Budhraja saysDecember 30, 2013 at 9:12 am
Eeeeeee, this is super super! 🙂
quix saysDecember 30, 2013 at 9:34 am
Love it! I enjoyed… 🙂
Laura @ Mommy Run Fast saysDecember 30, 2013 at 10:25 am
So fantastic! I am lucky enough to have a copy and recommend it highly. I really love that you found the whole project so energizing- definitely a sign that it was the right step for you!
Lisa saysDecember 30, 2013 at 10:45 am
Wow Great information I love it! 🙂
Mindy @ Road Runner Girl saysDecember 30, 2013 at 12:10 pm
Yay! I’m definitely sharing this!
Abby @ BackAtSquareZero saysDecember 30, 2013 at 2:04 pm
I feel I need this for my new strengthening goal, starting in Feb post marathon.
Jessica @FoundtheMarbles saysDecember 30, 2013 at 2:55 pm
I loved this ebook. Such a great! Personal and with terrific tips!
Kim saysDecember 30, 2013 at 4:46 pm
Love your book!! It has a prominent spot on my Nook!!!
Angela @ Happy FIt Mama saysDecember 30, 2013 at 6:13 pm
Oh yes! Sharing now.
Terry Packer saysDecember 31, 2013 at 7:41 am
Congratulations on the release of your ebook! It looks like a great read, and just in time for New Year’s Resolutions!
John Jarvis saysDecember 31, 2013 at 10:33 am
This is great! I have read and read and read before, but I could never find anything to support losing weight AND building muscle simultaneously. I have had a couple of things work for me, however; I try to stick to my caloric deficit that is ONLY necessary to support the amount of muscle that my body has +100 calories of mixed protein/carbs, then I work out with strength exercises and do a couple of days of cardio. The results have been shocking! (I’d say on-par with cross-training at a Title Boxing Club or something) I’ve lost weight in noticeable amounts each couple of weeks and gained in strength and definition at the same time! Good luck to everyone; you CAN do it this year!!
Sara Keil saysDecember 31, 2013 at 11:32 am
Part of what I love about my job is helping people accomplish their fitness goals; it’s so satisfying for me to see what someone can accomplish when they are fully immersed in a lifestyle change to better their health!
Annette Titler saysDecember 31, 2013 at 11:46 am
I’ve always read that you can’t do both, but I think that working out in an environment like TITLE Boxing Club makes your body adjust to a new level of working out–this brings better definition and slimmer figure, combined.
Brian Younger saysDecember 31, 2013 at 12:01 pm
It’s been a challenge for me, so I tend to stick with traditional cutting-bulking phases of dieting and working out. It works just fine, but I wish I could find a strategy that worked (for me) to do both!
Yessenia Montalvo saysDecember 31, 2013 at 12:06 pm
I feel like I have the kind of body that does one or the other, I either get bigger and bulk up or I can lose weight and be small. Ideally I don’t wan’t to be big and manly, I just want long lean muscles and a healthy physique. Is that too much to ask!?
Dave Brown saysDecember 31, 2013 at 12:13 pm
Congrats on the release of your new ebook! Very exciting news. I’ll be sure to pass the word along. Have a wonderful new year!
Ana saysJanuary 1, 2014 at 12:42 am
You are an inspiration to all mothers out there. The assumption that we will lose strength and vitality as we age is so ingrained, so I really like your message and congratulation on the release of your book. I will do what I can to spread the word. Good luck and have a wonderful 2014!
Preen Maddox saysJanuary 3, 2014 at 6:01 am
Building muscles may not be easy, but knowing what to do makes it a lot easier. Choose your favorite tip and apply it today
john b. saysJanuary 7, 2014 at 2:28 am
this is definitely a must-read! thanks to your ebook, more and more women out there will be inspired to start their own healthy living paths.
Jane saysJanuary 11, 2014 at 10:24 am
Sometimes our bodies are able to do amazing transformations! Go you!
Devya Agarwal saysJanuary 14, 2014 at 10:51 am
Thanks, I am a new mom, and also need this. It is inspiring. Sharing this.