I recently received an email regarding a new book by Kim Dolan Leto, 10 Steps to Your F.I.T.: Faith Inspired Transformation, and I instantly knew I wanted to learn more about this book and more about Kim Dolan Leto herself.
I learned that Kim Dolan Leto was one of the most photographed fitness models in America and that she is now speaking out about the one thing that took her from overweight in her 30’s to the cover of the top fitness magazines in her 40’s, and the answer may surprise many: it was her faith in God. Kim Dolan Leto, who has graced the covers of magazines like Fitness, Fitness Life and Oxygen, and competed in dozens of fitness competitions, says that it was her belief in Christ that kept her motivated to reach her fitness goals in a balanced and healthy way.
Dolan Leto is now passionate about helping other women experience their own faith-inspired transformations that affect their physical, mental and spiritual wellness. To do so, she wrote the book 10 Steps to your F.I.T: Faith Inspired Transformation guiding women through every aspect of living a whole, healthy life – from diet and exercise to forming healthy thought processes about our bodies and finding our true identity in Christ. Dolan Leto encourages readers to stop focusing on societal pressures to fit a certain standard and begin focusing on understanding what God says about faith, fitness and self worth.
“My faith is such an integral part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle,” Dolan Leto says. “After years of failed diets and frustration, it felt so freeing to hand over my health to the one I knew could fix me for good. Now that I am on the other side of the dieting and madness, my passion and heart’s desire is to help as many women as possible also achieve confidence in their bodies and comfort in Christ.”
While I only received the book for my review and this post, I did learn that Dolan Leto is releasing the F.I.T. Faith Inspired Transformation workout DVD. The video features three 20-minute circuits that include cardio, core and functional strength training, along with a F.I.T. Push to challenge to maximize calorie levels, a F.I.T. Challenge to propel results further, and a faith-inspired message to provide spiritual strengthening as well.
Kim Dolan Leto is a fitness expert, writer and speaker with a passion for leading women to experience faith-inspired transformations that affect their physical, mental and spiritual wellness. She is the director of family health and wellness for the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA), holds a degree in business, is a certified fitness trainer and nutrition specialist, has completed Dale Carnegie’s High-Impact Presentations speaker training course, and has been recognized as one of the most-published fitness professionals. Kim is devoted to Christ and desires to make His name famous in the world of fitness. She resides in Scottsdale, Ariz., with her husband and their beautiful children.
Now, about the book itself:
I’ll be very honest – while there’s actually nothing new in the book for me as far as combining healthy eating and exercise, I do love the way it combines fitness with Biblical verses and scripture guiding the reader through the lenses of God and the Bible. I took the book to the beach with me on Easter and as I was reading the book, some parts were so on point with what is going on in my life that I felt like the book was written for me. Other parts of the book were very helpful reminders of both spiritual lessons and fitness lessons.
The journey to health isn’t a sprint. It’s a marathon. We succeed by combining our faith with our fitness and doing real life with God. Only in Him do we find the strength to make health a lifestyle. Everything else is just a temporary fix with an unending cycle of deprivation, over-consumption, and exhaustion.
If you are struggling right now, trying to get on track with your walk with God OR your fitness walk, 10 Steps to Your F.I.T.: Faith Inspired Transformation is the book for you! It’s one of those books you can pick up, read a bit, and put back down without being lost the next time you pick it up. I’ve been carrying it with me since Easter, reading a few pages here and there, and learning and relearning what I need to know to get or stay on track. I loved that not very far into the book, it referenced Jeremiah 29:11, one of my favorite verses: “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” (NLT)
Check out Kim Dolan Leto at her website, or on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. The folks over at Fedd Agency were kind enough to provide me with a second copy of this book to share with one of my readers. If you’re interested in entering the giveaway for this awesome book, be sure to enter —————–>>>>>>> a Rafflecopter giveaway