{fit friday with erica} healthy reads!

I don’t know about you and where you live but here in Michigan we are in the dead of winter. I’ve been bombarded lately with freezing temperatures, piles of snow, and absolutely no desire to leave the house. Instead of giving in to my oh so strong desires to bake up warm cookies everyday and not dare venture outside to go for a run – I’m trying to beat the odds and remain healthy till spring arrives and it gets easier – hopefully sooner rather than later!
One of my favorite things to do – especially in the winter time – is curl up on the couch with a huge fuzzy blanket and a good book. My favorite books to read are those that are recommended  by friends – so here are a few that some close girlfriends have recommended to me that just might interest you as well!


{Naturally Thin:  Unleash Your Skinny Girl and Free Yourself From a Lifetime of Dieting}

by Bethenny Frankel

I read this a couple of years ago when I was struggling to break free of eating from a “plan”.  Frankly, I really didn’t know what to do with myself.  I was so used to structure that I feared gaining weight if I wasn’t following something specific in regards to eating (tracking calories, tracking points, etc.).  This book opened my eyes to my body and eating intuitively.   I learned to trust myself and my own knowledge.



{In Defense of Food}

by Michael Pollan

I haven’t personally read this one, but so many other friends have, and loved it.  It has been recommended by many as a book  that  makes you really think about what exactly  is going in your mouth.



{Born to Run}

by Christopher McDougall


Were you born to run? Maybe, maybe not, but reading this book about the inspiring and interesting ultra-runners located in the canyons of Mexico will sure motivate you to get out and get your own body moving!



Are you reading a book right now related to health, fitness, or overall wellness?  Leave a comment here, so we can all add your recommendations to our own lists!!!



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