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Get Off The Couch: 6 Motivators To Help You Lose Weight and Start Living Hardcover – November 30, 2012

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I was that man on the couch, and at my largest I weighed 455 pounds. When I finally got moving and lost more than 200 pounds, it transformed me on the outside and, even more, so on the inside. Get Off the Couch will give you a clear plan of action that will work for you. Steve shows you how to change your life both physically and spiritually.
Ken Andrews
Co-founder, RetroFit Ministries, Contestant, The Biggest Loser (Season 11)

If you struggle with your weight or have health-related issues, or know someone who does, this is the book for you! Pastor Steve has written a uniquely practical and scripturally sound tool to help you take care of the body God has given you. As a man who has walked the talk, Steve has packed this book with lots of encouragement and great manly advice to win the battle.
Dave Brown
Chairman, Foundation for Manhood, Director, Washington Area Coalition of Men’s Ministries

The dictionary defines “movement” as “an act of changing physical location or position or of having this changed.” I placed the emphasis on the last part because if you don’t get off the couch and get moving, you could end up with the coroner “moving” you! We need each other, and Steve does an excellent job of providing a plan that will help you get moving on your own and become a healthier you!
Scott Davis
Comedian and Author, If My Body Is a Temple, Then I Was a Megachurch

 
 
 

 



Steve Reynolds has been an inspiration in the pulpit for many years as he has shared the truth of the gospel. Now, Steve is an inspiration at the refrigerator and the couch as he guides us in maintaining healthy lifestyles. There is no question that one of the most difficult things to do is eat healthy and exercise. Steve, through his own life experience, gives us great wisdom as to how we can make this a priority. . . and a reality in our own lives. Read this book—your health depends on it.
Jonathan Falwell
Pastor, Thomas Road Baptist Church

If I knew nothing else about Get Off the Couch than the fact it was written by a Bible-based pastor, I would read it. Barring any medical reasons, you gaining weight is a spiritual battle, and food may be your idol. What better fitness trainer than a pastor who knows how to apply God’s Word to your health. Steve Reynolds is a modern-day apostle Paul—armed and dangerous!
Ihab John Ibrahim
Medical Doctor

Steve Reynolds has a passion for men to lose weight, get fit and be all they can be. Women will flock to buy this book for the man they love, and men are going to appreciate Steve’s no-nonsense approach to health and total wellness.
Carole Lewis
National Director, First Place 4 Health, Author, Live Life Right Here, Right Now

 



I’ve known Steve since the 1970s, when we were football teammates at Liberty University. As a running back, I depended on Steve to open big holes for me—and he was big enough to open gaping holes! Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of training more than 1,300 NFL players and some of the greatest athletes in the NBA, MLB, MLS, NHL, PGA and in professional tennis, and I stress to my pros that total fitness means being physically, mentally and spiritually fit. No matter what your current level of fitness, Get Off the Couch will motivate you to get up and move! We all need to be the most fit Kingdom players possible.
Chip Smith
Author, Football Training Like the Pros

I believe you must be able to lead yourself before you can properly lead others. One area of importance is physical fitness. If you do not get adequate exercise, eat the right fuel, and get enough sleep, you limit your effectiveness. Get Off the Couch shows how to experience personal renewal and maximize your energy. Steve Reynolds lays out a clear plan for getting the most out of your body and making the greatest impact for God.
Steve Stroope
Lead Pastor, Lake Pointe Church, Author, Tribal Church

Being an NFL agent, most people think I spend a lot of time on the couch watching sports. It is true I love sports and closely follow it, but I still make time for regular exercise. Get Off the Couch is my kind of book, and I highly recommend it. It shows men how to spend time in their man cave watching some sports and still take care of their health. So, let’s get off the couch!
Robert B. Walker
President and CEO, Unlimited Success Sports Management, Inc.

 

About the Author

Steve Reynolds | Washington, DC
Steve Reynolds, America’s “Anti-Fat Pastor,” has served as the senior pastor of Capital Baptist Church in suburban Washington, DC since 1982. He is the author of Bod4God and the creator of the Losing to Live weight loss competition. His story of dramatic weight loss and the way he did it has been featured on local, national, and international media, including The View and Saturday Night Live. Steve is a graduate of Liberty University and Theological Seminary.


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Regal (November 30, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0830765166
  • ISBN-13: 978-0830765164
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,067,203 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I've been called a lot of things in my life, but I never thought I'd be called the "Anti-Fat Pastor." Not me, the one who for years wouldn't go to bed until I'd eaten my nightly giant bowl of ice cream as I sat in my La-Z-Boy™ recliner. The Anti-Fat Pastor--who me? The one who weighed in at 340 pounds and suffered with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes? Wow! Has my life changed!

My journey began when I dedicated myself to God. In Galations 5:16 Paul called this concept "walking in the Spirit." As the Scripture says, when we walk in the Spirit, we will not fulfill the "lusts of the flesh." What else could we call overeating and eating bowl after bowl of ice cream other than "fulfilling the lust of the flesh?"

Dedication is important in the challenge of losing weight. We must dedicate our body to God if we are ever going to have a Bod4God. A lot of us have unhealthy attitudes toward our bodies. We need to take care of what God has given us. Remember, not one of us is perfect, but we do need to have a healthy respect for our bodies. Psalm 139:14 says, ...I am fearfully and wonderfully made... Join me on this journey and achieve your personal health best now!

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Phatty Daddy on December 5, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Wow! Hey Men! Buy this Book!!! After reading this, All I can say is that Steve hits on the current issues that men need to hear and he also exposes the lies we are told as men. This book has boosted my confidence, knowledge and now I am on the right way of track, so I can feel better when I look in the mirror and not have to watch dumb commercials tell me what a REAL man should look like! Thanks so much for writing a one of a kind book like this. Amazing! He also has his website listed in the book and has other products at Losingtolive.com... looks like theres great things happening!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rich Kay on December 30, 2012
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Ok, if you are going to stay on the couch for now, you will want to turn off the TV and read this book. You owe it to yourself, your family and friends and most of all yourself to read this valuable book.
Pastor Steve has been there, done that and got the T shirt and not only inspires you but also shows you how you can reclaim your life back physically and spiritually. Read and be inspired by how he and other men went from obesity and low energy to healthier and vibrant lives. If you read only one book this year, pick this one up. Godspeed and keep charging.
Rich Kay, author of Small Simple Changes to Weight Loss and Weight Management
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Larry The Storyteller on January 3, 2013
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Get Off The Couch is an excellent study guide for helping men to discover the joy of getting off the couch and leading a more rewarding life. Author Steve Reynolds caught my attention with BOD4GOD and now has followed up with this great help for men. I lost 68 pounds following the faith-based teachings of BOD4GOD and now I can't wait to see the results as I glean the information from Get Off The Couch! I'm so excited about it that I've started a men's weight loss group at my church using this book as the study guide. The easy to understand principles and how to apply them to my life has given me great expectations!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dirk Lieb on January 3, 2013
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When i read a good book,as i begin to absorb its contents it becomes a part of me (or i a part of it).This is exactly the type of tapestry woven into Steve Reynold's Book "Get Off the Couch" When it comes to health you will not find a better companion for 2013 and beyond.Feel the very power and presence of God working in your life.Read every page smell it take it all in, with every drop of sweat, every inspiring thought, every movement that takes you where you thought you would never go. become a believer see yourself transformed, you are the next great testimony. Keep this A.C.T.I.O.N. plan by your side ,follow it step by step and you will not fail. Live Happy Live Long.
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By David on January 3, 2013
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Get Off The Couch: 6 Motivators To Help You Lose Weight and Start LivingPastor Steve Reynolds is a fantastic Pastor, and a good guy! Since he himself has lost over 120 LBS with his program and has put it in writing (Bod4God,Get Off the Courch) available on DVD soon, and it's well worked for him, I signed up some time ago and still going strong. My successful results are documented in his new book "Get off the Couch" and I still continue His programs up at His Church (Capitol Baptist) to this day.

I just got back from my Doctors with her results from my blood test, and they are the best in a long time if ever. Even when I was playing Football in Texas back in High School, I don't recall numbers so good. My Pulse is below 60. My Blood Pressure has dropped below the Heart Association recommend levels, and I now exercise most everyday and not just pressing a cold drink on the Sofa while watching a football game. In fact, I am now using 10 LBS dumbbells performing Bob Harper's exercise Video's for about an hour each morning.
Pastor Steve is in it with you. He continues to loose himself. He will be there. He is honoring God with his Body and helping other people do that as well. In addition, Pastor Steve is pretty funny guy with a great sense of Humor (In Church too) and I believe you will enjoy reading this book while you get a new perspective on things.

Since I've been in the program, I've run (2) 5K's and increased my time by 10 Minutes this year. I play Full Court Basketball (Part of Loosing to Live) on Saturday with Men ages 16-58, and we don't just play Horse or shoot free throws, we play hard.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By goodgolfer21 on January 23, 2013
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Pastor Steve Reynolds now helps men get motivated to get healthy and grow closer to God through his ACTION plan. Great book for an individual or a Men's Bible Study.
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I had already started to lose weight before getting this book, and this kept me encouraged and going. Two of his sayings especially have stayed with me:
1) If it is near you, it will get in you (regarding food you keep around your home or office)
2) A buffet is where Big Unhealthy Fat Folks Eat Together. :)
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By Kim on August 14, 2013
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Steve Reynolds, who also authored Bod4God, is an international media sensation, dubbed by the media as the "anti-fat pastor" because he has helped thousands of people lose significant weight and have healthier lives as a result of the four core principles he laid out in both Bod4God and Get Off The Couch: Dedication, Inspiration, Eating/Exercise, and Team. Get Off The Couch takes Bod4God to another level. For anyone needing to lose weight and develop a healthier lifestyle, this book is a must read!
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