52 Small Changes by Brett Blumenthal
New Year’s resolutions, a healthy goal, commitments to do better…. almost everyone at one time or another has made a vow to make positive changes in their habits. Of course, this is easier said than done, especially in today’s hectic world of too many time commitments, jobs, meetings, kids events…
What wellness coach Brett Blumenthal presents in this book is a way to motivate readers in the right direction by making one small change a week. The changes are realistic from healthy eating habits, to stress relief, mental wellness, and even your home environment. 52 Small Changes is a step by step road map to a happier, healthier you.
I am as guilty as the next person when it comes to the New Year and “new me” promises. This year, I started it with Team Kickin It and plan to be consistent in what I am doing to hopefully motivate others – as well as their input motivating me. Is it easy? No. Some days I am a rock star… other days I am looking at the empty Burger King bag wondering why did I just do that?
What I really like about 52 Small Changes is that each week is that not only is the change a small tweak in the way you do life already… but the chapter goes on to tell you the benefits of this change, how to do it, options and keeping it real….
For instance chapter one is called Drink Up! Water is one we are all suppose to be doing, but few of us get the amount of water we really need daily. It goes on to give you a road map to success, accessing your needs, how to remind yourself, and keeping it real. While you might think this is a no brainer, actually reading the chapter gave me tips to getting my water intake in each day as well as back up substitutes (like tea) or adding things to make it taste better – like fruit or cucumber slices.
Moving on, chapter 2 is about getting enough sleep, chapter 3 is about getting off the couch, and chapter 4 is about keeping a food journal, etc… etc…
I like that each chapter is doable, you stay on it for a week, then add a second one and so on. Martha at Martha’s Bookshelf mentioned doing a group thing with this book and I like that idea.
You can check out my take on this challenge by clicking on the Team Kickin It avatar below.
I received this book for review from Amazon Encore