Week 46: The Shift by Tory Johnson

AdVerb Creative reviews the book by Tory Johnson

Wrap Your Head Around What it Takes to Lose Those Pounds!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I didn’t know what I would think of this book. I don’t watch much TV, so I had no idea who Tory Johnson was. All I knew about her was what I read online. She lost a ton of weight and wrote a book. What pulled me in was that it wasn’t a “how-to” or another “special diet” book, it was just the story of what it took for this woman to wrap her head around this weight loss thing that remains elusive to the likes of me (and obviously millions of Americans). Some of the things she says to herself are the exact (verbatim) things I say to myself all the time. I could totally relate and sometimes those things, when I heard her read them, made me cry.

What’s so great about this book is that she and I are so different. She struggled with her weight her whole life. I, as an athlete, never had a problem. She is a self proclaimed couch potato who “hates to sweat.” What? I LOVE to sweat, and I can’t still on the couch. If I can find a ball to chase, I’m there! But, even as we are different, we are the same.

If you’ve been struggling with your weight, or know someone who is, this story is really, surprisingly, inspirational. My favorite “shift wisdom” point is where she says to ask yourself, “Is this a priority, or a preference?” Wow. That cookie is definitely a preference. The extra time on the tennis court, or in the pool is priority for me. Pretty simple, and an easy thing to remember. Give this one a read, it might just be the nudge you (or I) need. Way to go Tory!

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