Thursday, June 12, 2014

Review: Body&Soul by:Bethany Hamilton

 Body & Soul: A Girl's Guide to a Fit, Fun, and Fabulous Life
About the Book:
Bethany Hamilton has become a fitness expert by virtue of being a professional athlete who has excelled---and she's done it while overcoming incredible challenges. Whether you know Bethany or not, whether you surf or not, everyone has challenges, and in Body &Soul, Bethany shares some of her core experiences with body, mind and spirit. Sharing her expertise as an athlete, Body & Soul helps young girls develop a healthy lifestyle, understand their changing bodies, gain confidence, and establish a pattern of healthy living starting at a young age. 

This book includes workouts specially developed for young girls by Bethany's personal trainer, recipes and information on healthy eating based on Bethany's food pyramid, which follows the Mediterranean diet, and advice on deepening your spiritual health, for a total body wellness book perfect for growing girls. This isn't a book about Bethany, this is a book about wellness, becoming your best you, through physical and spiritual balance, because spiritual health is just as important as physical health."

About the Author:
Bethany Hamilton: Bethany has become a source of inspiration to millions through her story of determination, faith and hope. In 2003, Bethany lost her left arm while surfing to a 14-foot tiger shark. Rather than let her career as a rising surf star come crashing down, Bethany miraculously returned to the water one month after the attack, a year later won her first National title, and has since realized her dream of surfing professionally. Her unbelievably positive attitude fascinated the world, and her story has been told in an autobiography and later adapted to the 2011 film, Soul Surfer.
Bethany and her husband, Adam Dirks, are involved in many charitable efforts, including Friends of Bethany, which she and her family created to help shark attack survivors, traumatic amputees, and serves to inspire others through her life story. Now as a professional surfer, motivational speaker, and healthy lifestyle advocate, Bethany continues to touch and inspire lives globally.

My Review:
 Bethany Hamilton is not defined by her losses and she inspires you not to be defined by your losses as well. Becoming known in every household during a devastating accident due to a shark attack, I'm sure was not her intention all those years ago. She would of much rather had come to know the world as a professional surfer---something she has done all her life. But as a result of that accident she is also known for her inspiring&encouraging spirit and her faith in the Lord.

 In Body&Soul, Bethany shares with us her process of getting in shape and staying in shape not just physically but mentally as well. She provides fitness tips, recipes, even different exercises to keep you fit. This book is a great book of fitness strategies as well as recipes and faith building exercises to get you to goal fast and keep you there. 

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher.