Bon Bons to Yoga Pants

Bon Bons to Yoga Pants

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by Katie J Cross
     
 

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Lexie Greene has always had such a pretty face.

Unfortunately, that’s where it seemed to stop. She’s grown up hearing her Mother constantly remind her that she needs to lose weight. And twenty-two-year-old Lexie knows she’s overweight.

With her younger sister’s wedding on the horizon and a crush to stalk on Facebook, Lexie’s

Overview

Lexie Greene has always had such a pretty face.

Unfortunately, that’s where it seemed to stop. She’s grown up hearing her Mother constantly remind her that she needs to lose weight. And twenty-two-year-old Lexie knows she’s overweight.

With her younger sister’s wedding on the horizon and a crush to stalk on Facebook, Lexie’s had enough. She gives up her constant daydreams about food and joins a dieting group. As the pounds melt away at the gym, she finds that life on the other side of junk food isn’t what she thought.

Bon Bons to Yoga Pants is an inspirational hit about a girl coming to terms with herself, and her past, all while navigating a world of food and fitness.

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"In a pop culture filled with dystopias, vitriol and negative messages, this book is a breath of fresh air."

"Lexie Green is relatable, she's funny, she's insecure...she's every woman."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780996624930
Publisher:
Antebellum Publishing LLC
Publication date:
08/07/2015
Series:
Health and Happiness Society , #1
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
304,483
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Bon Bons to Yoga Pants 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 49 and have been fat my entire life. On 2/29/2016, I started day one of my new "healthier" lifestyle. This book struck a huge chord in my heart. I truly saw much of my excuses in eating with Lexie. I also have only and always seen the weight of my body and the numbers on the scale as who I truly am, not what was inside. Embarking on my own journey prior to reading this book means the world to me, but Lexie's story belongs to so many of us out there who struggle with body image. I really needed Megan's comments to Lexie. Megan would be the ultimate friend and workout buddy. This wonderful story really opened up my eyes and gave me much to reflect on. I am doing well with my healthy lifestyle changes and feel great so it makes this book even that much better because I can relate. I also gave up diet soda cold turkey like Lexie so enjoyed the parts about the love affair with DDP!! This is a must read for anyone making this decision to become healthy. Will for sure recommend this to anyone who will listen to me praise this inspirational story. Lexie is the best. I laughed and cried throughout this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bon Bons to Yoga Pants (The Health and Happiness Society) by Katie Cross. Lexie is flawed, insecure and unhappy, but she is determined to improve her life. While it isn't always (or even often) easy, she DOES. And in doing so, she is the role model young women need today more than ever. At its heart, BBtYP says if you belief in yourself, you can change your life, and the key to happiness lies not out there in the world or from the approval of others, but rather within. And it's okay to be imperfect. One book probably can't counteract the deluge of negative messages young women are bombarded with from popular culture...but it's a good start. G.S. Jennson
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I never read this version of the story, but I did read it on wattpad. The journey that the main character goes through in this book is wonderful and reminds you to never give up on your goals. Its a perfect read for the new year. The characters are relatable and funny. Another book by this author called "First Dates to Lifting Weights" is also very good. In my opinion its better than this one.
BuckeyeAngel 8 months ago
Lexi stalks Bradley through the internet. Lexi’s sister McKenzie is engaged and to be married in six months in July .Lexi was a sophomore in college. Lexi worked at Lucky’s Irish Pub since she had graduated HS. Lexi has been talking to Bradley several months online and he will probably want to meet up soon. Lexi could not remember the last time she felt happy. Bradley mentioned conning to meet as he was coming an hour away to help a friend and now Lexi had a date for the wedding. Lexi went to a diet group and is going on a diet and starts exercising at a gym. Loved this story. Great plot and good writing. At times I choked up and at times I laughed. I went through these feelings as I am on a diet and know and relate to how Lexi feels. I do wish the story was a little longer. I completely Understood Lexi’s insecuritie sabout measuring up and her comfort in food. I highly recommend this story. I received an ARC of this story for an honest review.
Anonymous 10 months ago
What a great book! It was sweet, funny, inspirational and made you want to laugh and cry at the same time. Author did a great job getting into the mind of a young girl with so many insecurities, imperfections, and fears, struggling to fit in
ReadersFavorite 11 months ago
Reviewed by Samantha March for Readers' Favorite Bon Bons to Yoga Pants by Katie Cross brings us book one in the Health & Happiness Society series, and it starts off following Lexie Greene. Lexie has always struggled with her weight, overeats to cope with stress in her life, and has become immune to hearing she has a pretty face and her mother’s urges to lose weight. At twenty-two years old and on the cusp of meeting her online crush for the first time at her sister’s upcoming nuptials, Lexie gets inspired to slim down, change her look, and be good enough to meet Bradley. She joins the Health & Happiness Society and finds encouragement to go to the gym and count her calories, but of course, it’s never that easy. Lexie struggles to watch the pounds get lower on the scale, binge eats after a stressful day, and finds the gym to be humiliating. But she is determined to be good enough, pretty enough, and thin enough to meet Bradley, so she continues on her quest to becoming a better Lexie. Bon Bons to Yoga Pants truly fascinated me because it was more than just reading a story; it was taking a journey – and a very personal one at that – with Lexie. Katie Cross did a fantastic job at taking me into Lexie’s world, to understand that, when we first met our main character, she truly believed being beautiful translated to being thin. It was really quite moving to see her become more confident, not only as she lost weight, but as she understood there was so much more to being a beautiful person than just what pants size she wore. An added benefit in my opinion was the little health lessons I learned along the way about eating clean. I am very excited to read more from this series, and I highly recommend it.