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What Others Are Saying about
The 90-Day Fitness Challenge
, also by Phil and Amy Parham

“The 90-Day Fitness Challenge
is a wonderful compilation of the principles, anecdotes, and information that not only helped to change the lives of my friends, Phil and Amy Parham, but can serve to change the lives of its readers as well. From their DREAM principle to the daily mini-challenges and tips, along with the combination of faith principles, inspirational quotes, and noteworthy statistics, Phil and Amy provide guidance for anyone looking to get on the path to a healthy lifestyle.”

—B
ILL
G
ERMANAKOS
, winner, Season 4 of
NBC's The Biggest Loser

“The 90-Day Fitness Challenge
is a great read for those desiring to lose weight and keep God at the center. Having watched Phil and Amy work out at Dl, I believe their testimony will motivate and inspire people to desire to better themselves. I have been around the fitness industry a long time and have a strong passion for overall wellness. It is awesome to experience Phil and Amy sharing a similar passion!”

—W
ILL
B
ARTHOLOMEW
, president and CEO,
Dl Sports Training and Therapy

“Phil and Amy Parham prove there are no quick fixes, but in
The 90-Day Fitness Challenge,
they show how in a brief period of time you can lay the foundation for a lifetime of healthy habits.”

—B
RANDI
K
OSKIE
,
DietsInReview.com

“Phil and Amy Parham inspired me on
The Biggest Loser,
and they will inspire you to reach your goals. This book covers aspects of health that so many others leave out. I was excited to get to the next chapter!”

—D
ANNY
C
AHILL
, winner, Season 8 of
NBC's The Biggest Loser

“The first book that I've ever read that clearly spells out the right steps to take to gain a healthy lifestyle. Phil and Amy Parham have taken the guesswork out of the equation. Apply these principles and in 90 days your DREAM will be a reality.”

—R
OB
D
EMPSEY
, morning radio DJ and multisport athlete

“It takes a special kind of courage to face your personal demons, and an even greater courage to accept that many of them exist as a result of your bad choices. The ultimate courage is to right those wrongs. Phil and Amy Parham have done just that, and their book will inspire many of us to do the same.”

—B
ILL
E
LLIS
, morning radio host, “Ellis and Bradley Morning Show”

“Being on
The Biggest Loser
was one of the most significant times in my Christian life. God designed and desires us to be spiritually and physically healthy, and the impact on our lives is huge. Phil and Amy Parham are the only ones to have put into writing what so many former contestants now know—that weight loss, pursuing health, and becoming the person God intended us to be is not just an exercise program, but a faith journey as well. As a pastor and weight-loss group leader, I love that
The 90-Day Fitness Challenge
is a complete program, tying together amazing teaching and resources on changing to a healthy lifestyle while honoring and involving our Creator. This is THE book to get for individuals or groups looking to change their lives for the long term!”

—R
EV
. M
ATTHEW
M
C
N
UTT
,
contestant,
Season 3 of
NBC's The Biggest Loser

“Phil and Amy Parham's
The 90-Day Fitness Challenge
is more than your typical diet book. They don't just
tell
you how to achieve long-lasting change in your life; they
show
you how to do it. Their story is inspiring, and their enthusiasm for good health and fitness is contagious. If you're looking for a practical program that can help you transform your life through realizing the critical connection between the physical and the spiritual, then
The 90-Day Fitness Challenge
may be exactly what you're looking for.”

—J
ULIE
H
ADDEN
,
first runner-up and biggest female loser,
Season 4 of
NBC's The Biggest Loser;
author,
Fat Chance: Losing the Weight, Gaining My Worth

“If you've tried every diet out there and are finally open to adopting a new way of life that gives you a real chance for success, look no further than Phil and Amy Parham's
The 90-Day Fitness Challenge.
Chock-full of motivation, sound advice, and doable actions that will set you up for a lifetime of success, it's a must-have guide for health and happiness!”

—D
EVIN
A
LEXANDER,
host of
Healthy Decadence
(FitTV) and
author of the
New York Times
bestselling
Biggest Loser
cookbooks

“Amy and Phil Parham will help you understand that nutrition and fitness is a lifetime journey…not a sprint.”

—D
R
. R
ICK
K
ATTOUF
II,
host of
Rx Nutrition
DVDs and author of
Forever Fit

The
Amazing
Fitness
Adventure
for Your Kids

AMY PARHAM
PHIL PARHAM

HARVEST HOUSE PUBLISHERS
EUGENE, OREGON

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THE AMAZING FITNESS ADVENTURE FOR YOUR KIDS

Copyright © 2011 by Phil and Amy
Parham Published by Harvest House Publishers
Eugene, Oregon 97402
www.harvesthousepublishers.com

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Parham, Phil, 1966-
The Amazing Fitness Adventure for your Kids / Phil and Amy Parham.
      p. cm.
ISBN 978-0-7369-3921-8 (pbk.)
ISBN 978-0-7369-4189-1 (eBook)
1. Physical fitness for children. 2. Children—Health and hygiene. I. Parham, Amy, 1967-

II. Title. III. Title: Ninety-day fitness challenge for your kids.

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Contents

What Others Are Saying about The 90-Day Fitness Challenge, also by Phil and Amy Parham

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part 1: Back to the Basics

Chapter 1: Dream Big!

Chapter 2: Face the Facts

Chapter 3: Your Kids Are Watching You

Chapter 4: Nutrition Sense for Your Family

Chapter 5: Activate Your Kids

Chapter 6: Finding Balance

Chapter 7: Getting Started

Part 2: Your Daily Fitness Challenge

Dream Big!—
Days 1-10

Face the Facts—
Days 11-20

Your Kids Are Watching You—
Days 21-30

Nutrition Sense for Your Family—
Days 31-40

Activate Your Kids—
Days 41-50

Finding Balance—
Days 51-60

Strong Mind = Strong Body—
Days 61-70

Best Practices—
Days 71-80

Make a Difference—
81-90

Conclusion

Appendix A: Shopping List

Appendix B: Top 10 List of Kids' Favorite Foods (Made Healthy)

Notes

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About the Authors

Acknowledgments
From Amy

Above all, we thank our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Without Him we wouldn't be able to live this beautiful dream called life.

This book is dedicated to our three boys, Austin, Pearson, and Rhett. They are each so unique and special in their own ways, and we are honored and blessed to have been chosen to be their parents. No matter what mountains I climb or what goals I reach, my greatest accomplishment will be if I raised them to be the men that God created them to be.

From Phil

This is our third book! I almost cannot believe we have accomplished so much in such a short time. I need to tell my beautiful wife, Amy, once again how much I love and appreciate her. She is a gift from God to me. She took this project on her back and ran with it. I also want my kids to know I love them and pray they live the future of their dreams. This book is also dedicated to the children all over our great nation. We wish them a limitless, meaningful, and healthy life.

Amy and I both want to acknowledge AJ, Esther, Jim, Dina, Monique, and all the wonderful people in our Harvest House family. Without you we couldn't be who we are. We love and appreciate you all.

Introduction
Amy's Story

Six years ago, I was lying on my couch, gazing through an opening in the ceiling that led to the attic. My eyes slowly became fixated on a wooden beam. I began to wonder: What would it feel like if I hung myself? Could the beam support my weight? How would I do it? My downward spiral into a deep depression had reached the bottom. I felt completely hopeless and began to contemplate a permanent way out. How in the world did I allow myself to get to this point?

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