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The core 4 : embrace your body, own your power
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Fitness trainer Gaudreau (The Performance Paleo Cookbook) focuses, in this practical and informational guide for women, on health and strength rather than weight loss and dieting. The book's first part explains "four pillars": "eat nourishing foods," "move with intention," "recharge your energy," and "empower your mind." In part two, Gaudreau takes readers through 30 days of challenges ("small, specific actions") ranging from building arm strength to detoxing from technology. Although she is an avid strength trainer and includes a number of workouts that employ weights, her approach is holistic, addressing, among other things, goal-setting, sleep quality, and mindset changes. Without placing primary emphasis on food, Gaudreau provides shopping lists, meal plans, and a concluding section of recipes based on a whole-foods approach (restrictive diets, she asserts, are ineffective and unsustainable). By the program's day 30, she predicts, readers will have built lasting habits and will possess a full toolbox of strategies for keeping their bodies healthy and strong. Gaudreau's encouraging manual, which takes on outdated diet methods that encourage participants to "shrink" (for a decade, she notes, she tried every such diet herself), should encourage many other women to adopt her appealing health and fitness regimen. Agent: Dado Derviskadic, Folio. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
<p>At Last, a No-Bullsh*t, Shame-Free Strength Transformation Program</p> <p>Since 2011, nutrition and fitness expert Steph Gaudreau has impacted the lives of thousands of women through her fierce-love approach to strength and badassery, what she calls The Core 4. The success of her program can be found in the astounding health results from those women who have tried it--including muscle definition, body confidence, restful sleep, and a strong powerful outlook that permeates every facet of life.</p> <p>In THE CORE 4 Steph finally offers women a strong body and mind achieved through minimal time on the treadmill, simple workouts, targeted nutrition (that is also delicious!), and mindset practices with clear results. When you focus on The Core 4--Eat Nourishing Foods, Move with Intention, Recharge Your Energy, and Empower Your Mind--you give yourself the gifts of care, strength, and resiliency, and take a powerful step toward the life you want.</p> <p>"By refusing to let your weight measure your worth. By nourishing your body. By listening to your intuition as a guide. By taking your power back. I guarantee you'll start feeling energetic, active, confident, strong, resilient, and ready to change the world."--Steph Gaudreau</p>
Table of Contents
Introduction: Take Your Power Backp. 1
Part IThe Core 4 Framework
Pillar 1Eat Nourishing Foodsp. 11
Pillar 2Move with Intentionp. 41
Pillar 3Recharge Your Energyp. 59
Pillar 4Empower Your Mindp. 75
Part IIThe Core 4 Program
Get Readyp. 91
Week 1Kick It Offp. 105
Week 2Settle Inp. 133
Week 3Hit Your Stridep. 169
Week 4Finish Strongp. 205
Conclusion: Day 31p. 251
The Core 4 Recipesp. 255
Stay Connectedp. 287
Selected Referencesp. 289
Gratitudep. 293
About the Authorp. 295
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