February 4, 2013 by nicolerothier
Hello fellow Amazons. I’ll begin by formally introducing myself as Nikki (otherwise known as “Minaj”). Why am I making a guest appearance? Well, the time has finally come where we put our muscles and brains together: Welcome to the first meeting of the Brain Lift Book Club.
Why a book club? For me a major life change started with the Whole30. After months of staying the same weight, Darlene suggested I read the book It Starts with Food by Dallas and Melisa Hartwig. About a week later, I was casually surfing Amazon.com and remembered I still needed to buy the book. Without a second thought, I 1-clicked and received my book in two business days (cheers to Amazon Prime). Little did I know that book would quickly change my life.
Considering the amazing, life-altering experience we had in reading that one book, why not introduce more? Better yet, why not read with people who also want to make changes in their lives? I often find big changes are more easily made when discussed with others. We’re all in it together. This is why we’re super excited to begin reading books that will have the same effect. You may be eating right, you may be working out (great!), but you might need a little extra convincing that skipping pizza is a good idea (sometimes I need a punch in the face to convince me). Maybe you need to break some bad habits or just want to understand what causes them.
Whatever you may be interested in, I can (likely) guarantee you will find your niche with our book club. What better than to spend your recovery day than learning why you can barely walk the day after leg press? Or reading about how to actually change your life (a nice change from the 200 word magazine articles that promise the same). Regardless of what you decide, read along, listen to us rave, or just watch us dissect books (because at times, it may be funny), we Amazons are proud to say: we can lift heavy things and read heavy things.
We have finally come to our first book (drum roll, please): The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. So, please, stop by your local Barnes & Noble or download a copy on your kindle and cozy up on your recovery day to read and learn with us. You don’t even have to discuss it with us (but that would be awesome and we would love you unconditionally – no pressure), just join us on our adventure to not only strengthen our bodies, but also our minds. We’ll be back on the last Monday in February with our thoughts.