Note – I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Hi everyone! I have a book to share with all of you today and it’s a different kind of book than I usually read.
I had heard of Anastasia Amour and knew a little about her blog and her mission, so when I saw she had a project that she was working on I was intrigued. So, who is Anastasia Amour?
Anastasia is the go-to source for women around the world wanting to stamp out self- inflicted negativity & embrace Fearless Body Confidence.”
Why is her mission so important to me? Because I, like so many out there, have battled with self-image and that battle factored into an eating disorder.
INSIDE OUT is a book that I wish I had when I was 20, when I realized that I had eating issues and when I sought out help. And it’s a book that I’m happy to have read and one that I’ll return to, even if it’s just to read a chapter here and there from time-to-time.
It’s a book for anyone who deals with negative self-image, whether you’re “16 or 60.” If you battle negative self-image daily or off and on and you want to put a stop to it, this book is for you. Anastasia wanted a book that wasn’t too fluffy and wasn’t too scientific; she wanted something in the middle that women would be able to work with.
What I like about INSIDE OUT is that Anastasia is working on changing the way we view ourselves. We have so many outside influences saying you’re too fat or you’re too thin, so that’s what we hear and believe. She’s working to change that, she’s trying to replace that negativity with a positive voice that has a positive message–your positive voice with your positive message.
When I started reading this book, I started to read it as a reviewer, not as someone following through with the 14-day program, and I noticed that even though I was reading this critically, it’s message started to stick with me. I started to notice–more than I had before–when women around me would talk negatively about themselves. I started to see it on social media and I noticed when I had negative thoughts about myself. That’s when I realized that maybe I should read this more slowly… maybe I should participate in the exercises.
It might feel a little silly to do the exercises at first. It actually reminded me of some of the dance DVDs that I enjoy, where they say, “It might feel a little silly, but that just means you’re doing it right.” It might feel a little silly at first, but I think it’s just because it’s different and something you’re not used to (like with dancing), but you’ll see the value and importance of the exercises as you go on.
One thing that I was looking for while reading this book was if and how she would address eating healthy and moving your body. I think that part of loving your body is to give it what it needs in terms of healthy food and movement. She does address that and I was really pleased with how she did.
After finishing the book I went to Anastasia’s website and got lost reading article after article. I found that she talks about some of the subjects that I connected with most in the book in more detail on her blog, which totally makes sense. The book is a 14-day plan to start changing the way you think and talk about yourself; her blog is a place to get more detailed. Both are so beneficial and both are refreshing. I felt at peace after reading this book and going through her blog and I would definitely recommend looking for her blog posts related to the topics that captured your attention most in the book when you’re done.
So, if you’re interested in reading more about INSIDE OUT and picking up a copy, the book will be available in both eBook and paperback on November 14th. Anastasia was kind enough to give me a coupon code to share with all of you. If you’re interested in the book, be sure to keep an eye out for its release and use the following coupon code to get 15% off!