Looking at the title, you might think this book is about how to get shredded and become a fitness model. But Josh defines LEAN as ‘being economical, agile, and efficient in hitting your goals’ and STRONG as ‘doing what matters, even when it’s hard.’
This book is about mindset and values. The concepts are simple – we feel like we “know” so many of these things he’s talking about implementing in the first chapter. At the same time, it’s so hard because the ideas are in opposition to everything our diet culture teaches us.
I look forward to reading this book every January – when so many people are dieting & restricting and trying to get into a new fitness routine, we will be reminded of the skills we need. We will be encouraged to take small steps will practice.
I know that we will be in different places in our health journeys next year and we will get something different out of the book.
Josh walks you through every step of the process of becoming “Lean & Strong” and the theme throughout the book is: just keep practicing.
We’re not aiming for perfection. We’re practicing every day.
Practice is at the core: The more you practice, the better you get. You don’t lose your progress because you didn’t practice your skills at one meal, one training session, or for one day. Your skills are still there, you can simply start practicing again.
The more your practice aligns with your values, the better you’ll feel about what you’re doing.
There’s so much more in this book, so many great studies referenced, so many tools, so many relatable analogies… Josh drives home the lessons, allows us to make mistakes, and makes sure we know it’s about the journey. We’re learning and practicing every day.