I try to keep fit, not only to be in shape but for my mental health. When I exercise as running, I feel energized, clearheaded, and become more creative. My mind seems to quiet down, and as an added extra benefit I let go of any anger that I might have built up.
I also weigh train which I enjoy tremendously. Why? Because I do see results, but I wouldn’t have been able to enjoy the rewards without expert nutritional and exercise advice. Books have inspired me to get better, get stronger and healthier.
The books that have changed the way I eat, work out and my body, have been the following, which I highly recommend if you want to see results. I suggest you read them, digest them and slowly transition into changing your diet and exercise routine.
The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan
The Body Sculpting Bible for Women, The Way to Physical Perfection by James Villepigue
Running & Being: The Total Experience by George Sheehan
The Six-Week Plan to Flatten Your Stomach and Keep You Lean for Life. by David Zinczenko
I have also been subscribed for years to Oxygen magazine. All about weight training, diet and exercise. Now available on-line!
To keep feeling motivated, reading up on exercise and nutrition routinely, helps you to keep your goal in mind and stick to your routine and diet!
Enjoy and good luck!
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