The 3D Body Revolution
Donald Driver was a record-breaking wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers before he retired in 2012. Now, he’s a personal trainer in Dallas for both professional athletes and normal folks. Can’t get to his gym for a workout? This book is the next best thing. The illustrated exercises, broken down into three different skill levels, will help guide you at the gym and make it feel like he’s right beside you, every step of the way.
How to Break Up with Your Phone
I have a phone problem. I’m constantly gazing at my phone, fondling it, and even if I pick it up for a second to look at one specific thing, I’m entranced by its glow and will get sucked in for another 15 minutes. Think of all that lost time! Plus, the blue light is definitely affecting my sleep patterns. Catherine Price’s 30-day plan to take back your life is irreverent, yet filled with concrete actions to help break the phone addiction and use your device more mindfully.
Since I’ll already be eating more vegetables with Whole30 in January, I want to continue the trend throughout the year. Gena Hamshaw’s new cookbook is filled with 100 delicious recipes that are balanced—containing healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, and proteins—and fill you with energy. The vegan blogger’s techniques are simple, and she tells you which recipes are best to cook ahead and eat all week. Yum!
Rise and Grind
Daymond John is my favorite “shark” on the ABC show Shark Tank, and that’s because I love his advice. He tells entrepreneurs that persistence and hard work are at the heart of every successful business and even illustrated it in his own life, founding a clothing line as a young man that he hand-sewed between shifts at Red Lobster. The subtitle of his latest book is Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life, and that’s exactly what I want to start doing in 2018. In addition to my day job, I want to work on my passion project on the side without getting burned out. Daymond shows readers how to squeeze every minute out of each day’s 24 hours.
How Healing Works
Wayne Jonas, M.D.
Navigating your own healthcare is important—and confusing. Dr. Wayne Jonas’s book lays out a new approach to dealing with injury, illness, and wellness, which is all about tapping into the mind-body connection that’s so often ignored at your general practitioner’s office. Dr. Jonas argues that we, not our doctors, are in control of our own well-being. This book helps readers change the way we think about and use health care and enables us to be more in control of our recovery and lasting wellness. It’s a fascinating and empowering read.
I love a good New Year’s resolution. There’s something about the start of a new year that makes me feel like I have a completely clean slate and can accomplish anything if I set my mind to it. I’m feeling especially ambitious in 2018: I’m attempting to do Whole30 in January—ignoring bagels and pizza in favor of fresh veggies and fruits. I also want to get to the gym (way) more, take control of my own health, get my side hustle in gear, and stop mindlessly scrolling on my phone. These five books will help support me in my goals and teach me everything I need to know. Pick up one of these reads as you focus on your own resolutions for 2018!
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