Writer’s Desk: Kim Dolan Leto
Kim Dolan Leto is The World’s Leading Bible-based fitness expert, author, podcaster, and the founder and brand developer of Faith Inspired Transformation (F.I.T.). A certified fitness instructor and nutrition specialist, she is a winner of the ESPN Fitness America competition, a top-five finisher in the Ms. Fitness World competition, and a twenty- five time magazine cover model. In addition to having her work published in Jesus Calling, The Christian Post, Relevant, Oxygen, Muscle & Fitness, Hers, Fitness, Success, Faith and Fitness Magazine, Train, and other fitness publications, she has been featured on The 700 Club, TBN, CBN, Fox, ESPN, and ABC. Her F.I.T. Workout Series currently streams on Pure Flix and she was the Faith and Fitness Expert on HIS Radio. Kim and her husband live in Scottsdale, Arizona with their three children.
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More about Fit God’s Way:
An ESPN Fitness America Champion provides a step-by-step, God’s Word-based guide to equip Christian women with solutions to gain control of food, find lasting motivation to work out, confidently see themselves through God’s eyes, and live their best life.
If you’re tired of starting your diet over every Monday, if getting dressed stresses you out, if scrolling through your social media feed makes you feel insecure, this is not of God!
The way the world portrays health, fitness, and body confidence causes us to live in a thought cycle of “not good enough” and defeat, but in Christ, we are free to live boldly as the best version of ourselves.
If you’re a Christian woman who loves Jesus and fitness, but you haven’t been able to get fit or find confidence, this Word-based solution is your answer.
An empowering Christ-centered system that exchanges the lies of the world for the truth of God is the answer you will find in this book.
It’s time to trade relying on weak willpower for the Holy Spirit’s gift of self-control, lasting motivation found in your purpose, and confidence found in seeing yourself through His eyes!
Yes, you can cross the finish line of your goals. You just need your secret recipe!
Fit God’s Way provides the necessary tools you need to create your personalized daily system of success through the 7 Habits of Christ-Centered Fitness.
If you know in your heart that you were made for more than failed diets and feeling less than… and you are ready to dare to believe with boldness you can become God’s best version of yourself, it’s time to live Strong. Confident. His.
Purchase a copy of Fit God’s Way.
Q&A with Kim Dolan Leto
TG: Everyone always asks for an interesting fact, we’re going to flip the question. What is one boring fact about yourself?
KDL: I’m such a routine person. I love going to bed at 8:30-9:00 and getting up at 4.
TG: Why did you write Fit God’s Way?
KDL: I wrote Fit God’s Way because women who love Jesus need another answer to their fitness. One that empowers them to find control with food, to have peace with their bodies, and joy on the journey. An answer that puts God first, relies on Him, and not self.
TG: Did you have any surprises or learning moments while writing Fit God’s Way?
KDL: Experiencing how making fitness a Spirit-led lifestyle instead of a flesh-driven frustration project is the turning point of greatness, and as we make this pivotal change, we discover a new hope because God can do a “new thing” in our fitness.
TG: What do you hope readers take away from your book?
KDL: I pray women will read Fit God’s Way and feel the burden of failed diets and feeling less than lifted from their shoulders. They work too hard and do too much to not feel enough.
The simplicity of following the way Jesus lived is the answer every Christian woman has been missing from her fitness.
TG: Do you have any habits or rituals as a writer?
KDL: I pray before my finger’s touch the keyboard. I say, God, you are the author, I am the typist.
TG: What habits would you encourage others to take up to be a more productive writer?
KDL: Schedule writing blocks. Mark off time in your schedule to write. For me, I’m most productive in the early morning hours. I know 4:00 AM – 6:00 AM is my most creative and productive time. Create an environment for your writing, this is where you put on your writer’s cap. Keep a note on your phone where you can voice text any thoughts you have throughout the day that inspire your writing.
Pray, and ask God to help birth the message He’s given you without question, insecurity, or comparison.
TG: What do you snack on or drink while writing?
KDL: Water, or plain black or green iced tea, and I’m not a snacker.
TG: How do you overcome writer’s block?
KDL: I work out to Christian music. This works every time.
TG: Are you an “edit-as-you-go” writer or do you wait until the very end before you do any editing?
KDL: I write a thought to completion and then edit it.
TG: What would you say is the most common mistake new writers make?
KDL: Thinking every sentence has to be perfect and getting caught up in the lie – who am I to write a book?
TG: What is the best piece of writing advice you’re ever received?
KDL: Do B- work. Get it done and come back to it. Write without grammar or judgment. Pray and let the words flow.
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Shirley Strait says
Thank you for introducing me to Kim.
Rachel DeVaughn says
thanks for the chance to win!! Ive been following Kim for many years! She is amazing!
Amanda Master says
I am currently on a healthy journey to lose some weight. I’m gonna need to check this out for sure.
Heidi Bee says
Hello Kim! This book sounds fantastic and just what I am looking for!
I’d love a copy. I was Kim Dolan before I got married. Cool to see someone with my name.
Rachel Dial says
I’m so excited to learn about Kim and her book! I need the motivation and help to see my body and my weight Gods way instead of the way the world sees it. I can not wait to learn more!
Lori R says
It’s nice to meet you!
Kylee Feagan says
So excited to hear about this!
Fitness for the glory of God is a topic I’ve been interested in for years. Thank you for introducing me to Kim.
This looks like the perfect books for me!
Can’t wait to check this out!
Erika Luther says
This sounds like a very good book. Would be really helpful.
Caryl Kane says
Hey Kim and Tricia!
This book looks amazing. I feel like I’m constantly trying to be healthy but wanting to do it a biblical way. I need to snag this book. Thank you for the chance.