One of my New Years resolutions is to read more. I love reading but don’t always make time for it, which is kind of crazy given all the time I spend in airports and on the go. I’m off to a good start though… I just finished my first book of 2016 last week & it was a good one.
The Body Book, by Cameron Diaz, is perfect for anyone who has had body image issues at some point in their life. Okay ladies I’m guessing we can all raise our hand to this one. The book teaches you how to love your body, how to fuel & nourish your body, and how to live a happy & successful life.
The Body Book is split into three parts, nutrition, fitness, and mind. What I really like about the book is how honest and open Cameron is about her earlier unhealthy habits. It makes her extremely relatable. She is so real when talking about eating fast food, burritos, fattening lattes, smoking cigarettes, and never exercising. Being blessed with “good genes” she was able to maintain a slim physique, so she had no real intention of changing her unhealthy habits.
It was during the filming of Charlie's Angels in her mid to late twenties that Cameron began her healthy-living journey & she has maintained this lifestyle ever since. So ladies… it's never too late to get started! I don't want to spill too much more about the book, but trust me when I say it's great & totally worth the $15 price tag.
And although I love all the health & wellness talk, my favorite part of the book is one paragraph toward the end when she talks about how to achieve success in life. I liked this part so much that I bent the page & read it aloud to my hubby.
‘People talk a lot about the secret to success. But the secret to success isn't a secret at all. At the core of every successful person there is one common thing: discipline. When I think how I define success in my life, I know that strength is important to me and being capable is important to me and feeling good is important to me. I could not achieve any of those things without being disciplined! Everything I have comes from discipline. I do what I do because I make myself do it - every day - whether I’m working on a film or on a break between projects. Because my work is not just my job: my work is all the things that I need to do in order to create the life that I want to live.’
SO ON THAT NOTE… HERE ARE SOME NEW HABITS I HAVE ADOPTED FROM CAMERON AND THE BODY BOOK
1. Drink a whole bottle of water first thing in the morning
2. Put my phone away 1 hour before bed (or let's just say I'm working on it!)
3. Take the dogs on more walks
4. Run to the mailbox
5. Eat a bite of food before my morning workouts (I used to just do coffee)
6. MEAL PREP (why wasn't I doing this before?)
7. Love my body