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February Book Club: The Body Book

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February is usually a time when we let go of our healthy resolutions in favor of the couch, Netflix and Valentine’s Day chocolates. While I am definitely all for those things being part of life (case in point), I think balance is really where it’s at. And since balance and wellness are two things I care a lot about in my life, I’ve been dying to read Cameron Diaz’s The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body.

Here’s are a few snippets from the beginning of the book that made me totally excited to choose this as our February read:

“Unfortunately, as women, we are constantly being pressured about being more beautiful, about being thinner, about looking younger, or sexier, or blonder or more brunette. As women in today’s society, we are encouraged to compare ourselves to other women when what we need to do is focus on our own strengths, our own capabilities, our own beauty.”

“Here’s what this book is not: It is not a diet book. It is not a workout regimen. It is not a manual to becoming a different person. Here’s what it is: a guide to becoming yourself.”

“The word health gets thrown around a lot these days, so let’s take a moment to clarify what I mean when I talk about being healthy. When I refer to health, I’m talking about having a body that is working at its optimum, a body that has the energy to go all day without crashing, a body that can fight off illness and keep you strong.”

I think it sounds fascinating and inspiring and I can’t wait to dive in. Are you with me?

E-book readers rejoice: the Kindle version is only $4.99 right now!

P.S. In an effort to add more balance and fun fitness into my life, I just joined The Balanced Life Sisterhood! Are any of you giving it a try?

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    Samantha
    January 29, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Love The Balanced Life Sisterhood! I’ve done Robin’s paid and free programs in the past, and have gotten so much benefit out of them. This one sounds just as exciting!

    I’ve been so tempted to read The Body Book for some time now, but never got around to it. I think this may just motivate me! :)

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    Rebecca
    January 29, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    I’ve literally been eyeing the Balanced Life Sisterhood and am already subscribed to the blog! This might be the kicker I need to sign up for the program itself :) I hadn’t heard of this book but will definitely be adding it to my amazon wishlist!

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    Maria
    January 29, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    YES, I’m really considering joining the Balanced Life Sisterhood. It sounds really positive and motivational. I love Robin’s balanced approach to health! You have me totally sold on The Body Book when you mentioned it was only $4.99! Truly worth a download! What a great idea having a #TBNBookClub!

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    Alys | A Girl Who Reads
    February 1, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    I have had The Body Book on my to-read list for ages, what a perfect time to grab me a copy and get reading

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    Sardis
    February 4, 2015 at 10:04 am

    I had the pleasure to meet Cameron at the launch of her book yiey! and at first I have to honestly say I just bought it because it was HER book, but once I started going chapter after chapter I realized it was such a tremendous source of fine information, and feel so glad I keep it with me. I do things today in my daily routine that I read in this book. I totally recommend it!

    Xoxo

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