I could not wait to dig into this book! I found Rachel Hollis through an Instagram friend back in September of 2018. Rachel had just launched a "Last 90 Days" challenge and I was all-in. The challenge was to complete 5 things each day: Move your body (exercise) for 30 minutes, drink half your body weight in ounces, cut one thing from your diet that you know you shouldn't have, get up an hour earlier for "you" time, and write a daily gratitude list of ten things! All great things right? I stuck to this challenge for most of the 90 days and I felt amazing!
While on the challenge, I soaked up a ton of Rachel Hollis content. I listened to every episode of her podcast, watched her Instagram stories, read blog posts. The only thing I hadn't done was read her book.
When I set my reading goal in January, I knew this book was going to be at the top of my list! I dug in enthusiastically, thinking I would finish it in one day (I've been known to do this!), but I just couldn't get into it.
It's not that the book wasn't good... It is good. The problem is that I was reading the same exact things that I had already listened to on Rachel's podcast.
Rachel's podcast "Rise" has four or five chapters of her Audiobook as episodes of the podcast. I LOVED listening to these. Rachel's voice for narration is hilarious, she did a wonderful job. I found myself nodding and saying "yes!" constantly while listening to it.
So, when it came time to read the book, it just wasn't the same. I LOVE the content of the book and if I had read it before listening to the Audiobook this review would be totally different.
Besides the whole Audiobook versus traditional book debate, I can't think of a woman in my life who couldn't use this book and its message. It is witty, smart and moving. It will motivate you to make small changes that will lead to large changes, that may just change your whole dang life! I would 100% recommend!
You can buy the Book or Audiobook (my vote!) here.
Did you know you can also check out Audiobooks (and E-books) from Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries for free through an App called Overdrive? The wait-list on this particular book is about 100 people long, but it is a great tool if you want to read/listen to a ton of books without going broke!