Thursday, June 29, 2017
Review: Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza
When Janey Sweet, CEO of a couture wedding dress company, is photographed in the front row of a fashion show eating a bruffin--the delicious lovechild of a brioche and a muffin--her best friend and business partner, Beau, gives her an ultimatum: Lose thirty pounds or lose your job. Sure, Janey has gained some weight since her divorce, and no, her beautifully cut trousers don't fit like they used to, so Janey throws herself headlong into the world of the fitness revolution, signing up for a shockingly expensive workout pass, baring it all for Free the Nipple yoga, sweating through boot camp classes run by Sri Lankan militants and spinning to the screams of a Lycra-clad instructor with rage issues. At a juice shop she meets Jacob, a cute young guy who takes her dumpster-diving outside Whole Foods on their first date. At a shaman's tea ceremony she meets Hugh, a silver fox who holds her hand through an ayahuasca hallucination And at a secret exercise studio Janey meets Sara Strong, the wildly popular workout guru whose special dance routine has starlets and wealthy women flocking to her for results that seem too good to be true. As Janey eschews delicious carbs, pays thousands of dollars to charlatans, and is harassed by her very own fitness bracelet, she can't help but wonder: Did she really need to lose weight in the first place?
A hilarious send-up of the health and wellness industry, Fitness Junkie is a glorious romp through the absurd landscape of our weight-obsessed culture.
I really found myself enjoying this book from the first set of pages and also found myself disliking Beau.
Like he was the typical douch that let any sort of recognition get to his head and forget how he got there. The people that were there for him. Janey more than anyone. From Janey we see just how superficial society has gotten but also that hey, not everyone is bad, sure they want to fit in with the latest trends but for some, their heart is in the right place. As well as, hey, its okay to be happy just were you are at and to enjoy yourself once in a while.
Now the weird personally thing was that I found myself wanting to eat the junkiest of junk while reading this and even as I write the review I am eating a muffin. Not a bruffin, but a dark double chocolate muffin xD I guess its because I kept reading about workouts and its like.. This counts as a work out right? I can treat myself now!
So you could say that im glad that I am done with the book.
I loved it, to be honest, its the perfect summer read.
Yup I do!