Reshaping it All & Made to Crave

Hey Y'all and Happy Tuesday! It has been a hot minute since I have published a post on a Tuesday but I feel like I am finaling getting into my "quarantine routine" which will soon be our "summer routine". Anyone else feeling all over the place?

I use to post a book review the last Tuesday of every month. I read a lot of books so to put those post together took a long time and they didn't get a lot of traffic because as most of you know I like to read romantic novels. Most of which are rated R. I know most of my readers do not read those type of novels which is fine so I stopped doing those monthly book reviews and just started keeping up with my books on GoodReads. 

Over the years, I have read several really great personal development books. In fact several of them I have read more than once. I wanted to share those books with y'all again and why they meant so much to me.

My plan for the next several months (the last Tuesday of every month) is to re-review some of my FAVORITE personal development books.

Let's get started....

I don't know about you but during this quarantine, I feel like I have eaten anything and everything because I have nothing else to do. If I don't quickly get a grip on my eating habits then this new lifestyle will escalate into summer and I will have gained all my weight back that I have worked so hard to lose. Which I refuse to let happen.
When I first started my weight loss journey, these two books HELPED me SO much. They just spoke to me on such a deep level.

Reshaping it All by Candace Cameron Bure. 

Here is the Amazon description. 

Bure’s healthy lifestyle has been featured in US Weekly and People magazines as well as national talk shows including The View and NBC’s Today. In Reshaping It All, she continues the story, inspiring women to embrace a healthier lifestyle by moving faith to the forefront, making wise choices, and finding their worth in the eyes of God. Candace shares a candid account of her struggle with food and ultimately her healthy outlook on weight despite the toothpick-thin expectations of Hollywood.

More than a testimony, here is a motivational tool that will put readers on the right track and keep them there. In addition to practical advice, Candace offers a biblical perspective on appetite and self control that provides encouragement to women, guiding them toward freedom.

I love how Candace is so real and honest in this book. She shares her struggle with food and fitness even from her Full House days. She gives great tips on how to train your mind about food and potion control. 
I have so much highlighted in this book. 
But I especially love how she constantly refers to the bible even when she is struggling with food. 

Bonus- at the end of each chapter she shares a recipe. Which is always neat to have. 

Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst

**I realize this is the participant's guide. I do have a copy of the book but I can't find it. I'm guessing I let someone borrow it and I don't remember who.  I attempted to host a Facebook group following this book and I didn't do a great job. 😢

Here is the Amazon description. 

The reality is we were made to crave. Craving isn’t a bad thing. But we must realize God created us to crave more of him. Many of us have misplaced that craving by overindulging in physical pleasures instead of lasting spiritual satisfaction. If you are struggling with unhealthy eating habits, you can break the “I’ll start again Monday” cycle, and start feeling good about yourself today. Learn to stop beating yourself up over the numbers on the scale. Discover that your weight loss struggle isn’t a curse but rather a blessing in the making, and replace justifications that lead to diet failure with empowering go-to scripts that lead to victory. You can reach your healthy weight goal – and grow closer to God in the process. This is not a how-to book. This is not the latest and greatest dieting plan. This book is the necessary companion for you to use alongside whatever healthy lifestyle plan you choose. This is a book and Bible study to help you find the "want to" in making healthy lifestyle choices.

This book really changed how I ate and how I looked at food. I love the biblical truths and tactics that Lysa uses to share her story. I love how she makes you not feel alone in your weight loss journey. This book felt like I had a best friend cheering me along. 

Do you read personal development books? If so, what is one of your favorites? 

Have you struggled with eating all the things during this time of quarantine? If so, what did you do to change your mindset? 

Please give me all your tips in the comments below! 


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