It’s so easy to abandon your diet and fitness goals during the holidays. And it’s even easier to justify that lack of attention to your health and the holidays certainly don’t help at all.
The older I get, the more I realize two things are paramount. The first is attitude. Having the right mindset and attitude gets the ball rolling. And the second is discipline. Without proper discipline, we fail to reach or meet our goals.
Audible has an unbeatable selection of health, mind, and body audiobooks that you can listen to anytime. anywhere on any device. You can listen at the gym, in the car on your way to work or while heading to the mall to do some shopping.
You can listen while you are getting ready in the morning, or while you walk the dog. I like to listen through my Alexa device while I am making lunches for my kids in the morning.
With your Audible membership you can choose 3 titles every month. Audible has the largest selection of audiobooks on the planet and you get 1 audiobook and 2 Audible originals every month as part of your membership. You also get rollover credits if you don’t use your credits up every month, and they have easy audiobook exchanges.
The Audible app lets you carry your books around with you in your pocket and listen to them whenever it is convenient for you. This makes it so easy to stay focused and motivated during the holiday season. And the more effort you can put into your health on the crazy days preparing for holiday events, the more you can enjoy a holiday treat or two without spiraling into unhealthy habits.
10 Best Motivational Books from Audible to Stay Fit and Healthy During the Holidays
These 10 books span the entire genre of health, mind and body offering inspiration, nutrition information and fitness motivation for physical and emotional health. I chose them because others have recommended these books, they are highly rated, and each one is on my “to-listen” list this holiday season.
Holiday indulgences are no match for these 10 best motivational books from Audible!
T Is for Transformation: Unleash the 7 Superpowers to Help You Dig Deeper, Feel Stronger & Live Your Best Life by Shaun T. – “In T is for Transformation, Shaun T unveils the 7 transformational principles that guided his progress through life and that are at the core of his incredibly successful workouts. T is for Transformation is a motivational master class as Shaun shows you how to become more flexible and resourceful, give everything you’ve got, and, most importantly, trust and believe in your path to success.”
The Spartan Way: Eat Better. Train Better. Think Better. Be Better. by Joe De Sena – “Determined to yank 100 million people off their couch cushions to start living instead of being passive observers of life, Joe De Sena has one ultimate goal: to help improve everyone’s physical and emotional health by teaching them the tenets of Spartan living from ancient Greece: simple eating, smart training, mastering resilience, and an all-out commitment to achieving a goal. Like Spartan training, living the Spartan way requires endurance to reach your finish line, the goal that inspires and drives you to succeed no matter what obstacles are thrown in your path.“
The Little Black Book of Workout Motivation by Michael Matthews – “The Little Black Book of Workout Motivation is fitness expert Mike Matthews’ personal, practical blueprint for radical transformation, inside and outside the gym. It contains practical scientific research, compelling stories, and time-proven tactics that will help you discover and tap into the inner strength you need to take control of your body and life. The bottom line is this: The Little Black Book of Workout Motivation is a backpack companion for everybody who wants to be better than they are now.“
Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable by Tim S. Grover – “Direct, blunt, and brutally honest, Tim Grover breaks down what it takes to be unstoppable: You keep going when everyone else is giving up, you thrive under pressure, you never let your emotions make you weak. In “The Relentless 13”, he details the essential traits shared by the most intense competitors and achievers in sports, business, and all walks of life. Relentless shows you how to trust your instincts and get in the Zone; how to control and adapt to any situation; how to find your opponent’s weakness and attack.“
Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet by Jesse Itzler – “Living with a SEAL is like a buddy movie if it starred the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air…and Rambo. Jesse is about as easy-oing as you can get. SEAL is…not. He even shows up at Jesse’s apartment with an inflatable raft just in case the Itzler family ever has to escape Manhattan by crossing the Hudson River. Jesse and SEAL’s escapades soon produce a great friendship, and by the time SEAL leaves, Jesse is in the best shape of his life, but he gains much more than muscle. At turns hilarious and inspiring, Living with a SEAL ultimately shows you the benefits of stepping out of your comfort zone.“
The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It by Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D. – “Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal’s wildly popular course The Science of Willpower, The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters. In the groundbreaking tradition of Getting Things Done, The Willpower Instinct combines life-changing prescriptive advice and complementary exercises to help listeners with goals ranging from losing weight to more patient parenting, less procrastination, better health, and greater productivity at work.“
The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss by Dr. Jason Fung – “Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones – in everyone – and only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss. In this highly listenable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps – a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels – Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight – for good.“
Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis – “As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the 20 lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we’ve told ourselves so often we don’t even hear them anymore. With unflinching faith and rock-hard tenacity, Girl, Wash Your Face shows you how to live with passion and hustle – and how to give yourself grace without giving up.“
Never Binge Again: Reprogram Yourself to Think Like a Permanently Thin Person by Glenn Livingston Ph. D. – “If you struggle with binge eating, emotional eating, stress eating, or if you repeatedly manage to lose weight only to gain it all back, you may be approaching things with the wrong mindset. Most contemporary thought on overeating and bingeing focuses on healing and self-love. But people who’ve overcome food and weight issues often report it was more like capturing and caging a rabid dog than learning to love their inner child. From his perspective as a formerly food-obsessed psychologist – and previous consultant to major food manufacturers – Dr. Livingston shares specific techniques for isolating and permanently dis-empowering your “fat-thinking self”. He reveals much of his own personal journey in the process.“
It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways by Melissa Hartwig – “It Starts With Food outlines a clear, balanced, sustainable plan to change the way you eat forever-and transform your life in profound and unexpected ways. Your success story begins with the Whole30, Dallas and Melissa Hartwig’s powerful 30-day nutritional reset. Since 2009, their underground Whole30 program has quietly led tens of thousands of people to weight loss, enhanced quality of life, and a healthier relationship with food-accompanied by stunning improvements in sleep, energy levels, mood, and self-esteem. More significant, many people have reported the “magical” elimination of a variety of symptoms, diseases, and conditions in just 30 days.“
In addition to an Audible membership for yourself, it also makes a super thoughtful gift for just about anyone on your list – health buffs, mystery lovers, science and romance fans and more! Audible even has books for children and teens which is a great way to get kids listening to books that will help them explore their imaginations.
Check out these fun and creative workouts:
- What’s Your Name? Beginners Workout
- What’s Your Name? Extreme Workout
- Daily Workout Routine without Equipment
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