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?