Books to help you kick-start 2012
We know: 2012 will be the year you lose five pounds, stop biting your nails and finally write your Victorian-era vampire novel. Here to aid in your ambitions are three new books that help you reach your goals.
For your body Since 2006, Physique 57 has offered New Yorkers a waistline-trimming mix of strength training, barre work and cardio. Now the rest of us can take advantage, thanks to the company's first book, The Physique 57 Solution, which proposes a two-week, easy-to-follow food-and-exercise program for fighting holiday weight gain.
For your soul Best-selling author and Oprah regular Martha Beck's new book, Finding Your Way in a Wild New World, tackles the age-old question of "what should I do with my life?" It provides concrete, compelling and inspirational solutions, including wordless meditation and finding a "tribe" of like-minded cohorts.
For your heart You know you were supposed to learn something about relationships from Jane Eyre, but you're still hung up on the hidden-wife-in-the-attic thing. Luckily, Much Ado About Loving does the work for you, combing famous novels for legitimately useful love lessons. Learn how to rein in wedding madness (Pride and Prejudice) and why bars are bad places to meet men (Bright Lights, Big City).