Love & Care For The One And Only You

Adams, Michelle Medlock. Love & Care For The One And Only You: 52 Inspirations. Franklin, TN: Worthy Publishing. 2015.

SUMMARY:
loveandcarefortheoneandonlyyouMaking the choice to be healthy and strong isn’t always easy even though it may be the correct decision. As a certified fitness instructor, author Michelle Medlock Adams provides encouragement, coaching, compassion and empathy through the included 52 inspirations. Personal stories, scripture verses, power prayers, positive reminders, healthy hints and delicious recipes all provide the necessary motivation to meet those goals, rather running a 5K, losing weight, eating healthier, or an ultimately larger goal, all linked to spiritual guidance. Taking care of the one and only you has never been better…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Having increased my own fitness goals for the New Year, I found Love & Care For The One And Only You to be perfectly timed. Like a conversation with a good friend, reading the inspirations, pondering over them, thinking about them while working out, and then rewarding myself with one of the healthy treats, this book made looking after me (for that little bit of time) enjoyable and productive. I especially liked the scripture verses which complemented each three or four page devotion along with the “work your words” and “healthy hints” sections. Easy to read yet full of meaning, this is definitely a book I would recommend to those needing that extra support to meet their goals (which is just about everyone)!

RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Love & Care For The One And Only You from Worthy Publishing for my honest review*

Get Unstuck, Be Unstoppable

Burton, Valerie. Get Unstuck, Be Unstoppable: Step Into The Amazing Life God Imagined For You. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers. 2014.

SUMMARY:
unstuckLike a wonderful conversation with a best friend, Get Unstuck, Be Unstoppable is brimming with encouragement to live life to the fullest, no matter where you might have been. From unclogging your past, to changing your present attitude, to reaching for your dreams, Valerie Burton coaches you to be your best…just the way God intended.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
So upbeat, so inspirational, so necessary…Valerie Burton gently encourages yet delivers a well-placed nudge to take control and live a healthy, happy life. Set up in chapters full of thought-provoking messages (commit or quit, don’t let stuff control you, drop the toxic friendships), each chapter also provides areas in which to journal, jot notes and share comments. Having never read one of her books, Valerie Burton will now be on my must-read list as well as my to-share list. With such optimism and reassurance included, failing to get unstuck and be unstoppable would be almost impossible.

RATING:
5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Get Unstuck, Be Unstoppable from Harvest House Publishers for my honest review*