The last couple of weeks have been a bit of a struggle. While I have been super-focused on my health and nutrition for as long as I can remember, life threw me a curveball that pushed those priorities to the bottom of the list.
I was given an opportunity to review Lorna Jane’s new book — NOURISH: The Fit Woman’s Cookbook — through the SweatPink ambassador community. This new book is a collection of all things Lorna Jane has learned & loves about nourishing her body.
While super excited to receive this beautiful book from Lorna Jane, there was so many things occupying my thoughts that I didn’t have the energy or desire even open the package for days.
Once I did, I was WOW’d!!! This is way more than just a cookbook. Lorna Jane has penned a gorgeously-photographed healthy living guide with recipes from breakfast thru dinner & in-between. She gives wonderful practical advice about healthy eating, such as “Eat Less, More Often” and “Eat According to What You Feel Your Body Needs.”
However, what stood out to me the most were the inspiring messages peppered throughout the pages. Perhaps I noticed these messages because it was inspiration I was seeking?
Nonetheless, as you read other reviews of this book you will likely see loads of her lovely & healthy recipe creations. In fact, I can’t wait to try a whole bunch of them myself (Wonder Woman Smoothie – you are first on the list!!!)
In my review, I wish to share some of the words from Lorna Jane that gave me inspiration and made me feel BLESSED when I needed it most. I hope you will find inspiration in them as well!
1) Don’t Let The Seeds Stop You From Enjoying The Watermelon
I think this message is saying not to let your fears stop you from doing something. I’ve said this before … change is SCARY. This inspires me to live life in the present & not worry about what may or may not happen. What do you think??
2) I Believe the Start to a Better Future is Simply Our Belief That it is Possible
Love this one! To me, this is simply a message of hope. When you feel hopeless, you can’t imagine anything else is possible. But it really is a choice. You can let something destroy you, or you can choose to forgive, to love, and to grow. If you believe in something enough, it IS possible.
And last but not least …
3) Expect The Most Wonderful Things to Happen Not in the Future, But Right Now
This message reminds me to live in the present and to count my blessings. I think many of us tend to dwell or worry about things that have happened in the past or might happen in the future (I know I do sometimes!) But what about today? I’m looking for the wonderful things in my life today and trying very hard to give up the urge to control tomorrow.
Have you read Lorna Jane’s NOURISH? I’d love to hear some of your favorite quotes & your interpretation!