The basic premise of the books is… it’s like you’re having a conversation with one of those people who doesn’t take any of your shit.
You say “I can’t go to the gym, I’m too tired” and Joanne says Countless studies have found that regular exercise reduces feelings of fatigue.
You say “I can’t eat healthily because I have to prepare meals my kids will eat” and Joanne says Just because they say they don’t like it the first time doesn’t mean they won’t like it a second time if it is served differently.
Reading these books is like someone holding up a big mirror to your whining, excuse-making, sorry self. Joanne has an answer for every excuse, so you’re left with… er… ok. I’ll join the gym and buy some apples. And then… the books sit there and taunt you…
There’s nothing in these books that’s ground breaking – but that’s the beauty of them. They tell you everything you already knew, in language you can understand. They’re like that voice in your head that’s usually drowned out by your expert excuse-maker voice (I don’t know about you, but that’s often the loudest voice in my head)And yeah, after reading these books I got up off my behind and joined the gym.
Disclaimer: I was provided with these books free of charge in exchange for a review – but I was not obliged to write a favourable review. All words and opinions are my own.