So I've said it before, but I'll say it again.
I'm grateful for these two books. They have changed my life, (not mention my waistline). At the beginning of the year, I was weighing in around 160-something pounds. That's more than 10 lbs over the BMI for my height: well in the 'overweight' category.
Sure there was baby-weight; but even before Holden was born, I vacillated between 150 and 155 lbs from 'happy-married' weight. Waaaaaaay too much for my 5' 5" frame.
It's not like I was carrying the muscle mass I did as I collegiate athlete.
But then I found running (well, a way to run without getting injured); and a sustainable way of eating...for betterment of my body and the environment. (Thankfully, I never really went on 'a diet". Maybe that's the difference.... because of course I needed room for cupcakes occasionally.)
I am happy to report as part of this journey (sustainable eating, running and a lot of yoga) I am weighing in at 137 (well, that's what I was today)... of course it fluctuates a pound or two either way.
I am still hoping to lose more; and would like to continue to tone up before I get pregnant again. But I feel like these two books have played such an incredible role in my path to health and wellness.
Yoga has been a part of journey for a long time -- that will continue.
But these two pieces seem to be the missing puzzle pieces. If you haven't read them, I give them Sabrena Suite-Mangum-two-thumbs-up-stamp-of-approval.
**Oh, and if you want to cliff notes on eating, just shoot for "Pollan's: Food Rules." It's like the pocket guide for change when it comes to overall healthy eating for a better you and a better planet. Seriously, it will take you less than 45 minutes from cover to cover...and that's if you're a slow reader. :)