I’m a fast reader. Always have been. I zoomed through books as a child, leading to multiple library trips per week. So it should come as no surprise that I packed four books for this trip. And I’ve already finished one and a half of them.
My book arrived last Thursday, but I forced myself to get some work done and wait to read it until I was tucked into my seat on my flight from Syracuse to JFK yesterday (don’t you love when the first leg of your flight takes you in the direction opposite of your destination?). And I’m glad I did, because it kept me entertained throughout the entire flight and most of my two and a half hour wait before the second leg.
From the get-go, I expected to enjoy the book. There’s something about Tina’s blog that keeps me coming back for more, week after week, so why should her book do any differently?
What I didn’t count on was the inspiration and encouragement I’d get from the book. As I read, I was reminded that change doesn’t happen overnight. I was inspired to honestly take up strength training, with a real and consistent schedule from which I will hopefully see results (perhaps I’ll give ‘New Rules of Strength Training for Women’ another try?).
I’m currently engaged in a healthy living challenge with a few of my closest blogger friends, and one of our goals is to limit ourselves to one sweet treat per day. This can be a real challenge for someone with a sweet tooth like mine! Through Tina’s description of ‘Cookie Friday,’ I’m now aiming to have one LITTLE sweet treat per day, with a bigger treat only once or twice a week. It may not happen this week (after all, I’m going to lunch at a cafe with the BEST turtle cake ever on Thursday, and will be at Camp Blogaway this weekend), but it will slowly but surely happen. I’m determined.
Most importantly, Carrots ‘n’ Cake reminded me that it isn’t just me… everyone falls off the ‘healthy living wagon’ now and again, but the important thing is to make a positive change for yourself and jump right back on.
All in all, I’d give this book 3 1/2 stars out of 5. I’m sure I’ll be flipping back to reference bits and pieces in coming months as I attempt to win my blogger challenge.
Have you picked up Carrots ‘n’ Cake? What bloggers do you want to see publish a book?
Disclaimer: I was provided with a review copy of this book, courtesy of Tina and Sterling Epicure. However, I was not compensated in any other way, and this review is truly and completely my own.