Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Research Shows Reading is Linked to Weight Loss

Well not official research. Just my experiences of late. I'll explain.

You know when you get good and into a book and just can't bear to put it down? 

That's how I've felt about the Hunger Games series. I just finished the 3rd and final book and feel lost not knowing what to read next, and sadly confident that whatever it is- it won't hold a candle to what I just read.

 These books are truly awesome.
Don't let the Children/Young Adults categorization throw you- seriously great reading.

Anyways, the best part about my infatuation with these books (other than the fact that they were free kindle loans- Sarah, you can let Justin know he got a shout out-I'm sure he'll be excited... not : ) ) is that they got me back in running shape.

The easiest, guilt-free reading time for me is when I'm on the treadmill at the gym. Reading on the iPad is so easy when running- large font, effortless page turning- way easier than a regular book. So when I hop on and get totally engrossed in my reading, the miles fly by without my realizing it.  
Trust me, I am NOT saying I got skinny. But when I went to the doctor last week, smack dab in the middle of the stuff-my-face-holiday-eating-season, and was a few pounds lighter than earlier in the month, well, I'll take it.

So thanks Hunger Games, for helping me through the holiday season, relatively unscathed in the how-my clothes-fit department.

Recommendations for awesome page turners that will continue to keep me on the treadmill for long periods of time welcome,
please and thank you!

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