Sometimes the best way to rekindle your fitness romance is to crack open a book. Don’t subscribe to the weight loss books that aren’t sustainable. Choose fit lit that embraces a healthy, full life infused with fun and excitement.
When you need to add a little pizzazz to your workout routine, look no further than the Mad Skills Exercise Encyclopedia. With more than 700 exercises to choose from, ranging from simple beginner moves to elite acrobatic skills, you’ll never get bored during a workout again.
The Clean Eating Handbook, $6-$18
Written by the star of ABC’s Emmy-nominated Recipe Rehab, Mareya Ibrahim makes cleaner eating an approachable, attainable goal in The Clean Eating Handbook. With her nutritional knowledge and tasty recipes, you’ll be serving up a new kind of cleaner plate club to your family.
In addition to a full marathon training guide, 26.2 Life Lessons by Cami Ostman, serves up a winner with her “marathon as metaphor” approach to this book. With motivation and inspiration to push you through tough long runs, you’ll be ready to conquer your first full marathon in six months time.
One Size Fits All, $3-$8
Good health isn’t just about making it to the gym and eating the right foods – it’s a whole-life endeavor. Michele Howe uses 50 chapters in One Size Fits All to emphasize the importance of making good decisions in all areas of life to help reduce stress and improve quality of life.
Run Like a Mother & Train Like a Mother, $10-$12 each
Written by author-team Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea, these two running books approach the sport of running in an accessible, girlfriend-to-girlfriend way that takes the fear and mystery out of the sport. Whether you’ve yet to lace up your sneakers or you’ve crossed the finish line hundreds of times, everyone can benefit from the practical, down-to-earth tips from the Mother Runner team.
Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle, $12-$21
Ready to get lean? Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle, to be released on December 10, 2013, is a science-based, realistic approach to improving body composition. Girls Gone Sporty received a pre-release review copy, and we were incredibly impressed with the content provided by well-known fitness expert Tom Venuto. This isn’t some crazy diet plan, it’s solid information on the hows, whens, and whys of getting lean.
Whether you want to train for a marathon or you want to hit the gym five days a week, every goal becomes easier when you have a functional way to track your progress. The Believe I Am Training Journal is designed to provide users with visual cues to improve and enhance goal pursuit while tracking progress over the course of a year.