February E book Recap – The Fitnessista

Sharing the books I learn in February and in the event that they’re value including to your assortment.

Hello hello! How’s the week going? I hope you’re having one. We’re again from a dance competitors and hit the bottom sprinting into the week. The subsequent month is a busy one, however I’m nonetheless making an attempt to get in not less than half-hour of studying every day. I hit 4 books final month (1 DNF…) and wished to share the main points with you! It was a novel mixture of picks with impactful, inspirational, instructional, and a little bit fluff for good measure.

Listed below are the books I learn in Feb!

February E book Recap

The Light We Lost

This book examines the influence of our choices, and residing with the “what-ifs” and implications once we don’t observe our coronary heart. I learn this one rapidly as a result of I couldn’t wait to see what occurred; it jogged my memory of a Colleen Hoover ebook with extra charming writing 😉 The ending was a little bit little bit of a disappointment and whereas I loved this one, it wasn’t one in every of my high faves. I’d say it’s a 7/10.

From Amazon:

Lucy is confronted with a life-altering alternative. However earlier than she will be able to make her choice, she should begin her story—their story—on the very starting.

Lucy and Gabe meet as seniors at Columbia College on a day that adjustments each of their lives perpetually. Collectively, they determine they need their lives to imply one thing, to matter. After they meet once more a 12 months later, it appears fated—maybe they’ll discover life’s that means in one another. However then Gabe turns into a photojournalist assigned to the Center East and Lucy pursues a profession in New York. What follows is a thirteen-year journey of desires, needs, jealousies, betrayals, and, finally, of affection. Was it destiny that introduced them collectively? Is it alternative that has saved them away? Their journey takes Lucy and Gabe continents aside, however by no means out of one another’s hearts.

This devastatingly romantic debut novel concerning the enduring energy of old flame, with a surprising, unforgettable ending, is Love Story for a brand new technology.

Yellow Wife

This book is predicated on a real story, and follows the lifetime of Pheby, who’s born a slave in Virginia and is the daughter of the plantation’s drugs lady… and the grasp of the plantation. As a substitute of receiving the liberty that she’s promised when she turns 18, she finally ends up being bought and compelled to depart her residence and people she loves behind. She’s transferred to the Satan’s Acre, which was an actual jail that housed and tortured a whole lot of hundreds of slaves, and turns into the mistress of its Jailer. The ebook is clearly extremely onerous to learn. It’s a few tragic and darkish time in our historical past, and a devastating reminder of the atrocities which have occurred in our society.

Whereas it’s a tough learn, it’s an essential learn. It was well-researched and the creator vividly describes the hardships that so many confronted, whereas demonstrating what ladies will even endure to guard their kids. 10/10

From Amazon:

Born on a plantation in Charles Metropolis, Virginia, Pheby Delores Brown has lived a comparatively sheltered life. Shielded by her mom’s place because the property’s drugs lady and cherished by the Grasp’s sister, she is about aside from the others on the plantation, belonging to neither world.

She’d been promised freedom on her eighteenth birthday, however as an alternative of the idyllic life she imagined together with her real love, Essex Henry, Pheby is compelled to depart the one residence she has ever identified. She unexpectedly finds herself thrust into the bowels of slavery on the notorious Satan’s Half Acre, a jail in Richmond, Virginia, the place the enslaved are damaged, tortured, and bought day by day. There, Pheby is uncovered not simply to her Jailer’s cruelty but additionally to his contradictions. To outlive, Pheby should outwit him, and she or he quickly faces the final word sacrifice.

$100M Offers

This book is written by a brilliant profitable entrepreneur (making 10M+ monthly… I KNOW) and how one can craft an irresistable supply to your viewers. He goes into the psychology behind what makes an awesome supply, how one can bundle your companies, pricing, provide/demand, copy, and so forth. I discovered quite a bit whereas I learn this ebook, and am going to make use of a few of his ideas with my present product choices. 9/10

Concerning the creator, from Amazon:

Alex Hormozi is an American entrepreneur. He began as a administration advisor within the public sector then left that profession to pursue a profession in health beginning his first gymnasium at age 23. He scaled his small gymnasium chain from 0 to six areas in three years. Over the subsequent two years, he and his spouse began flying across the nation turning gyms round.

Their giant success, nonetheless, got here from packaging and licensing his boutique gymnasium mannequin to 5000+ gyms around the globe. They then began a complement and software program firm to help that base of gyms. They bought a 66% stake within the firm in 2021 at $46.2M to American Pacific Group. They then began Acquisition.com as a holding firm for his or her personal investments. The personal fairness agency focuses on making minority investments into money move constructive rising founder owned companies. They then scale these companies. As of 2023, their portfolio of 16 corporations generates $200,000,000 per 12 months and rising.

The couple now has shifted their mission to creating actual enterprise schooling accessible to everybody. They fulfill on this by making content material throughout social media and publishing books and free programs for entrepreneurs.

Alex’s most up-to-date ebook $100M Presents: How you can make provides so good individuals really feel silly saying no, has bought 300,000 copies from phrase of mouth alone. Of their spare time, Alex and his spouse nonetheless get pleasure from coaching at hardcore gyms and heading off loss of life one exercise at a time.

Good Inside

I want I might have learn this book when the women had been infants – it didn’t exist but – however the factor is, it’s by no means too late to learn this ebook. Her ideas are relevant whether or not you may have a toddler, an enormous child, a tween, teen, and even for those who’re a grandparent serving to with grandkids. I strongly align with Dr. Becky’s parenting philosophy: treating kids with agency boundaries, kindness, understanding, and humanity. I discovered so many great ideas from this ebook and liked listening to the audio model. It has validated the significance of connection, particularly when a baby goes via a tough time. As she says, “Your job isn’t to get them out of the opening. It’s to get INTO the opening with them, so that they know they’re not alone.” 10/10 – undoubtedly learn this one!

From Amazon:

 Over the previous a number of years, Dr. Becky Kennedy—identified to her followers as “Dr. Becky”—has been sparking a parenting revolution. Thousands and thousands of oldsters, uninterested in following recommendation that both doesn’t work or just doesn’t really feel good, have embraced Dr. Becky’s empowering and efficient strategy, a mannequin that prioritizes connecting with our youngsters over correcting them.

Dad and mom have lengthy been bought a mannequin of childrearing that merely doesn’t work. From reward charts to time outs, many widespread parenting approaches are based mostly on shaping conduct, not elevating people. These methods don’t construct the talents children want for all times, or account for his or her complicated emotional wants. Add to that folks’ sophisticated relationships with their very own upbringings, and it’s simple to see why so many caretakers really feel misplaced, burned out, and frightened they’re failing their children. In Good Inside, Dr. Becky shares her parenting philosophy, full with actionable methods, that may assist dad and mom transfer from uncertainty and self-blame to confidence and durable management.

Providing perspective-shifting parenting ideas and troubleshooting for particular situations—together with sibling rivalry, separation nervousness, tantrums, and extra—Good Inside is a complete useful resource for a technology of oldsters in search of a brand new strategy to elevate their children whereas nonetheless setting them up for a lifetime of self-regulation, confidence, and resilience.

Lessons in Chemistry– DNF

I began the audiobook of this one, and referred to as it quits midway via. I hated it and couldn’t assist however surprise if I used to be listening to the unsuitable ebook! SO many individuals extremely advocate this one, and it’s only a good reminder that all of us have such completely different tastes in books! I discovered that it dragged on and on, nothing thrilling occurred, and I felt blah about the entire plot. 0/10 lol

From Amazon:

Chemist Elizabeth Zott just isn’t your common lady. In truth, Elizabeth Zott could be the primary to level out that there isn’t a such factor as a mean lady. But it surely’s the early Nineteen Sixties and her all-male staff at Hastings Analysis Institute takes a really unscientific view of equality. Apart from one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, good, Nobel–prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with—of all issues—her thoughts. True chemistry outcomes.

However like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why a number of years later Elizabeth Zott finds herself not solely a single mom, however the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking present Supper at Six. Elizabeth’s uncommon strategy to cooking (“mix one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride”) proves revolutionary. However as her following grows, not everyone seems to be blissful. As a result of because it seems, Elizabeth Zott isn’t simply instructing ladies to cook dinner. She’s daring them to vary the established order.

Snort-out-loud humorous, shrewdly observant, and studded with a blinding solid of supporting characters, Classes in Chemistry is as authentic and vibrant as its protagonist.

So, inform me, associates: what’s the perfect ebook you’ve learn just lately?

In case you’re seeking to change up your studying rotation, take a look at Book of the Month – you’ll be able to select a ebook every month from their picks or choose a latest member fave. I’ve two coming this month and may’t wait 🙂

xo

Gina

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