Hey, we would all totally fit right in with the Kardashian family. Kay, Kari and Kristen. It's like fate.
Anyway. So, we read Strong looks better naked.
I didn't hate this book. It was a very easy, quick read. I don't really follow the Kardashians at all, but from what I've seen, Khloe seems the most normal and interesting, like we'd be friends in real life if all things were equal.
It's split into 3 parts; Body, Mind & Heart.
Nothing new in terms of weight loss and exercise - you need the motivation, make it a priority, do what you love, it's a lifestyle, drink water etc etc etc. Nothing wrong with any of that, but I've read it all before. It is all true, of course.
I liked the 'mind' part the most. Because I know where Khloe is coming from. I mean, if the book is legit and honest, that is. I have struggled with weight and body image most of my life, and though I didn't turn to exercise as a form of therapy or stress relief, it has definitely become that for me. However, the most important thing, the best thing I have ever, ever, ever done for my body was to get my head screwed on straight.
Everything that was ever wrong with my body was in my head. Yeah, I've been overweight, but you'd think I was 1,000lbs the way I spoke to myself. Every single thing I did to my body - starving, vomiting, detoxing, etc etc - that was all because of my warped vision of myself and what I should be, what I should look like.
She also mentions whining and if you knew me 5-10 years ago, you'd know I've changed drastically. I used to be such a negative nancy about everything, not just myself. It's the only way I knew how to be. Then one day I was around someone very similar and I was so frustrated with her constant complaining (this drink is warm, it's cold, I'm fat, my hips are too big, my hair is weird, I wish the food would hurry up) that I turned to my friend and desperately asked 'I'm not like that, am I?'. She loved me enough to tell me yes. I was. Ugh. What a horrible person to be around!
I made a conscious effort to stop being so negative, and eventually I was like 90% better, with the 10% being negative to just myself, not sharing my negativity. While this probably made me a better person to be around, I still disliked myself. So I worked on that. I did many things to get my head right, from affirmations to changing my attitude to just growing up and getting over it. I'm not perfect, who is? But I'm happier than I've ever been and it's the best thing I have ever done.
So overall, I did enjoy this book because I like reading about things I agree with - exercise, eating well, doing what you love, being in a healthy and happy spot mentally and physically. Would I recommend it? I mean it wasn't bad, but it wasn't a masterpiece either. It was like reading a really long blog post / article about someone's journey, really.
My favourite part was this though:
I don’t think there’s any excuse for being late. I think it shows a flagrant disrespect for the other person’s time. Being late does not make you special or important, it makes you unreliable.
Preach girl, PREACH.
The next book we will be reading is Secret Sisters by Jayne Ann Krentz
It's tagged as romance / mystery / contemporary / suspense and sounds pretty interesting. It only just came out last month. We'll be chatting about it on the 2nd of February if you'd like to join us.
If you read Khloe's book, feel free to talk about it in the comments or link up below!