I’ve read some really good posts lately and I wanted to share with you guys some of my favorites. Enjoy!
From “A Call to Action”: The Short No B.S. Guide to Changing Your Life Forever
I really want to try this recipe from My Bizzy Kitchen. It looks amazing: Gyros Pita Burgers. But then, most of the stuff she posts looks delicious to me!
This was a great post from one of my favorite bloggers, Lori: Waking up in a Victoria Secret body
This post about “Asking for Help” was really thought provoking for me. It made me think about some of the challenges I had when I was starting to lose my weight. I definitely asked my friends and family for help. But for me, that help meant just be supportive. I didn’t want to go out to restaurants or happy hours with friends because I was tempted to eat “bad” things so my friends were AWESOME and we hung out doing other things that didn’t involve food. That was very very helpful.
I also liked “The Rule of 5 – Your Associations“. The writer’s posts are often insightful and spark good conversation. “Whether you’re aware of it or not, the people around you have an influence on you, and depending on how conscious you are of this – it could be significant! The rule of 5 states that you are the combined average of the 5 people you spend the most time with – your closest peers. That could be the average income, health, attitude or even the average jokes, so if you’re spending time with people who have awful jokes – don’t expect yours to be any better!” <–So true!
I LOVED THIS POST! Women And Weight Training – An Enigma Every woman must read it. He also wrote another good one: How To Keep Your Fitness And Weight Loss Motivation
Now For The Books
I’ve also read some pretty interesting books of late.
1. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
This book was a chilling futuristic novel that was a little too close to home. Sometimes I wonder if society is heading this way…Scary.
2. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
I loved her other book, Gone Girl, and it’s a book that has stayed with me long after I finished reading it. The characters she’d developed in that one were so complex and evil. I didn’t think any of her other books would compare. Sharp Objects was her debut novel and I think it was even better than Gone Girl. It was, by far, the darkest book I’ve ever read. Sometimes when people discuss a scary book or movie, they describe chills it gave them. This is the first time I’ve actually experienced physical chills and a sinking stomach at reading the horror in this book. Definitely makes it to my top 20 of all time books. Truly terrifying.
3. Burning Man by Alan Russell
I LOVED this book. The characters were fantastic and I was sucked in immediately. I wanted to finish reading the book in one sitting I loved it so much!
4. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
This book was a slow start and I almost gave up but I am so glad I stuck with it! I loved the story and the characters and cultural things in this book. So good!
QUESTION: Have you read anything worth noting lately?