February E book Recap – The Fitnessista

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

Hello hello! How’s the week going? I hope you’re having a very good one. We’re again from a dance competitors and hit the bottom sprinting into the week. The following month is a busy one, however I’m nonetheless making an attempt to get in at the least half-hour of studying every day. I hit 4 books final month (1 DNF…) and wished to share the small print with you! It was a novel mixture of alternatives with impactful, inspirational, instructional, and somewhat 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 impression of our choices, and dwelling with the “what-ifs” and implications once we don’t comply with our coronary heart. I learn this one shortly as a result of I couldn’t wait to see what occurred; it jogged my memory of a Colleen Hoover e-book with extra charming writing 😉 The ending was somewhat little bit of a disappointment and whereas I loved this one, it wasn’t one in every of my prime faves. I’d say it’s a 7/10.

From Amazon:

Lucy is confronted with a life-altering selection. However earlier than she will make her determination, 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 eternally. Collectively, they determine they need their lives to imply one thing, to matter. After they meet once more a yr later, it appears fated—maybe they’ll discover life’s which 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 selection 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 past love, with a stunning, 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 medication 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 offered and compelled to go away her house and people she loves behind. She’s transferred to the Satan’s Acre, which was an actual jail that housed and tortured a whole bunch of 1000’s of slaves, and turns into the mistress of its Jailer. The e-book is clearly extremely exhausting 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 troublesome 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 may 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 medication lady and cherished by the Grasp’s sister, she is ready other than the others on the plantation, belonging to neither world.

She’d been promised freedom on her eighteenth birthday, however as a substitute of the idyllic life she imagined together with her real love, Essex Henry, Pheby is pressured to go away the one house 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 offered every single day. There, Pheby is uncovered not simply to her Jailer’s cruelty but in addition to his contradictions. To outlive, Pheby must outwit him, and she or he quickly faces the last word sacrifice.

$100M Offers

This book is written by an excellent profitable entrepreneur (making 10M+ monthly… I KNOW) and the right way to craft an irresistable provide on your viewers. He goes into the psychology behind what makes an excellent provide, the right way to bundle your providers, pricing, provide/demand, copy, and many others. I realized rather a lot whereas I learn this e-book, 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 marketing consultant within the public sector then left that profession to pursue a profession in health beginning his first fitness center at age 23. He scaled his small fitness center 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, nevertheless, got here from packaging and licensing his boutique fitness center mannequin to 5000+ gyms around the globe. They then began a complement and software program firm to help that base of gyms. They offered 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 non-public investments. The non-public fairness agency focuses on making minority investments into money circulate constructive rising founder owned companies. They then scale these companies. As of 2023, their portfolio of 16 firms generates $200,000,000 per yr and rising.

The couple now has shifted their mission to creating actual enterprise training obtainable 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 e-book $100M Provides: Learn how to make gives so good individuals really feel silly saying no, has offered 300,000 copies from phrase of mouth alone. Of their spare time, Alex and his spouse nonetheless take pleasure in coaching at hardcore gyms and keeping off demise one exercise at a time.

Good Inside

I want I might have learn this book when the women have been infants – it didn’t exist but – however the factor is, it’s by no means too late to learn this e-book. Her ideas are relevant whether or not you will have a toddler, a giant child, a tween, teen, and even in the event you’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 realized so many fantastic ideas from this e-book and liked listening to the audio model. It has validated the significance of connection, particularly when a baby goes by a troublesome time. As she says, “Your job isn’t to get them out of the opening. It’s to get INTO the opening with them, in order 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. Hundreds of thousands of fogeys, 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.

Mother and father have lengthy been offered a mannequin of childrearing that merely doesn’t work. From reward charts to time outs, many fashionable parenting approaches are primarily based on shaping conduct, not elevating people. These methods don’t construct the abilities youngsters want for all times, or account for his or her complicated emotional wants. Add to that oldsters’ difficult relationships with their very own upbringings, and it’s simple to see why so many caretakers really feel misplaced, burned out, and fearful they’re failing their youngsters. In Good Inside, Dr. Becky shares her parenting philosophy, full with actionable methods, that can 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 anxiousness, tantrums, and extra—Good Inside is a complete useful resource for a technology of fogeys searching for a brand new solution to elevate their youngsters 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 known as it quits midway by. I hated it and couldn’t assist however marvel if I used to be listening to the mistaken e-book! SO many individuals extremely suggest 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. Actually, Elizabeth Zott can be the primary to level out that there isn’t any such factor as a median lady. However it’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, sensible, 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 couple 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 completely satisfied. 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.

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

So, inform me, associates: what’s one of the best e-book you’ve learn just lately?

For those who’re trying to change up your studying rotation, try Book of the Month – you may select a e-book every month from their alternatives or decide a current member fave. I’ve two coming this month and might’t wait 🙂



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