5 Things I Want to Read

As you can tell from my previous book store post, I am a hardcore nerd when it comes to books. While I love fiction of various types, I have a special place in my heart for non-fiction. I read fiction to escape reality, and I read non-fiction to make my reality what I dream it can be. As you can see, I’m a dreamer and an idealist (Is that good or bad or, more likely, a bit of both?). So, let me share with you a few books that are on my non-fiction reading list that are about health and fitness.

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  1. Nice Girls Finish Fat is a book that I’m going to be reading soon with a book club that formed from my online weight loss community. I’m not really about putting myself first, and I feel like being nice is usually a good thing. So, I’m not sure what I’ll think. Either way, a book club is a win in and of itself.

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2. It Was Me All Along has been on my radar for a while. My sister-in-law and a bunch of other people have recommended it. It’s a memoir of a blogger who struggled with food addiction and body image issues. I think I’ll be able to relate to this one.

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3. Strong is a strength training program for women at any fitness level. I listened to a podcast interview with the author recently, and I would LOVE to try it out. No matter what other exercise I do, it always comes back to lifting for me.

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4. Awe came up in my Facebook feed today in a post from John Piper about the spiritual side of weight loss.  Paul Tripp, the author, had a weight issue that ultimately stemmed from being more in awe of the creation than the Creator. Again, this sounds like someone I can relate to.

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5. Lean Habits for Lifelong Weight Loss sounds interesting to me because it is written from a perspective that doesn’t focus on counting calories. This is a positive for me. However, it also talks about eating 3-4 meals a day without snacking…I’m not really on board with this one for obvious reasons.

I could list so many more, but I’ll stop here only because I got to five. Any books on your list that I should add to mine?

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