Typically we have a fitness focused book as our book review but sometimes you need a break! Linda is currently reading Game Of Thrones! We’ve never read this series, nor have we seen the TV series, but we’ve heard amazing things and Linda can attest!
Edlin has enjoyed reading the following on The Paleo Diet:
I really enjoyed John Durant’s A Paleo Manifesto.
And Loren Cordain’s The Paleo Diet was really my first intro into this diet/lifestyle.
I also recently started LA Son by Roy Choi which I’ve enjoyed so far.
Nicole recommended this inspiring read about a woman who runs a marathon on each continent. Second Wind: One Woman’s Midlife Quest to Run Seven Marathons on Seven Continents by Cami Ostam gets fantastic reviews not only from Nicole but from other readers as well!
Typically we have books related to fitness on the show but Kim recommended a great read that is unrelated to fitness all together!
She just read The Paris Wife for her book club, and LOVED it! It’s by Paula McLain and is about Ernest Hemingway’s first wife and their courtship, early marriage, and decadent time together in early 20th century Paris. Follow the link to purchase on Amazon!
Kenny recommended a book we’ve had on the show before, which just goes to show you, you should pick this one up!
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall which was also featured on our How to Train for a 5K show!
So say you’re not into signing up with a trainer but you want to build a strong foundation on your own! This week’s book, Foundation: Redefine Your Core, Conquer Back Pain, and Move with Confidence by Eric Goodman, will guide you through the steps on how to do just that! Check it out at the link!
Cornering the market on the pairing of the brain and exercise is Gretchen Reynolds with not only the Magazine Rack addition to our show but also the Book Review! Reynolds’ book, The First 20 Minutes, goes into the benefits of the first 20 minutes of exercise and how it can change your life!
This week’s book will help revive your spirit. Making Hope Happen: Create the Future You Want for Yourself and Others by Shane J. Lopez Ph.D.
Dr. Lopez conducted a study which “reveals that hope is not just an emotion but an essential life tool.”
Hope can help you accomplish goals and change your life. Its not just all about positive thinking, you gotta have hope!
This week’s book is The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More, Exercise Less, Lose Weight, and Live Better by Jonathan Bailor.
We are extremely interested in picking up this book as we’ve heard a lot about it and since coming to the end of Whole30, where the principals do not rely on calorie counting but personal portion sizes, we are curious to find out Bailor’s approach.
The book gets amazing reviews with weight loss success stories to go along with it. If you get to pick this up, let us know!
We found this week’s book on the shelves of Barnes and Noble one afternoon and we connected with it immediately. The quotes of inspiration and motivation were something we could totally relate to and truly could use before or after a workout. Pick up a copy, you won’t regret it!
You can find out more information on WOD Motivation: Quotes, Inspiration, Affirmations, and Wisdom to Stay Mentally Tough by Eleanor Brown at Amazon.com!
According to Amazon:
“WOD inspiration from CrossFit Journal contributor and New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Brown!
You know WODs are tough–on your body and on your mind. You know that when your legs are shaking and you can barely breathe, it takes more than physical strength to make it all the way to–and through–the final rep.
WOD Motivation is here to help you build the mental toughness you need to finish every workout with pride. You can use the motivational quotes and affirmations in this book to face your WOD with discipline and determination, and to boost your mental strength when you need it most.
Whether you’re blasting through burpees or knocking out deadlifts, WOD Motivation supports you as you power through to your new personal best.”