Book Review - Faithful, Fit & Fabulous

I attended a class taught by Connie Sokol at BYU Education Week this year, and I thought she was just fab, so when I was contacted with an offer to review her book, "Faithful, Fit & Fabulous: Get Back to Basics and Transform Your Life - in just 8 Weeks," I couldn't pass it up.

I found the tone of the book and the ideas she shares to be right in line with her presentation at Ed Week, so I was really happy about that.

Despite the subtitle's promise that you can "transform your life in just 8 weeks!" I found the message of the book to be more on the "slow and steady wins the race" end of the spectrum. Connie repeatedly reminds her readers that they should pick just one goal each week and focus on it, rather than trying to implement lots of her ideas all at once.

At the end of the 8 weeks, you will have accomplished one goal from each of the 8 areas. (Holy Habits * A Personal Life Plan * Being Fit & Fabulous * Your Finances* Joy in Womanhood * Balance in Motherhood * Organization * Relationships) At that point, she encourages you to stop and assess what you've done, but then she also gives you tips on how to keep going.

I haven't made it through the whole 8 week program, but I have made some progress. I feel the program as a whole is doable and helpful, and I'm excited to keep going.

You can buy Connie's book here.

Connie has lots of extra tips and resources on her website. Click here to check it out.


  1. Sounds wonderful. I enjoyed your review as it mentioned aspects of ed week and the breakdown of areas I hadn't heard before. Thanks so much!

  2. Hi Jenn,

    Thanks so much for your great review of Faithful! I wanted to let you know I'm launching the "Take the 8-week Challenge!" tomorrow to help women use the book with useful tips, free podcasts, and blog posts each week as they go along. You're welcome to join us:)

    Connie Sokol


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