Are you worried about making and breaking yet another New Years resolution related to your dwindling health and fitness? Or will this year be the year where you finally stick to your diet, persevere with the gym and get the body of your dreams? Who you kidding? Well what if I told you there was a more effective way of finding balance, and achieving health and fitness goals that don’t rely on that sure to fail all or nothing approach. New Year, Same You shows you how it is possible to find balance too by taking away the pressure be anyone other than yourself. Because ladies, guess what? You are already enough. This book explores the negative things many of us tell ourselves and identifies the battles that so many overweight women face in terms of our sometimes frantic pursuit of health and wellbeing, offering some simple solutions to age old problems without the need for diets or extreme fitness regimes.

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A no fuss practical guide for women who want to take up running. With a focus on tackling the negative voices we hear in our head telling us we can't do it this book will get you to that all important 5K point in just five weeks, ensuring you don't have a nervous breakdown or give up completely in the process. Focussing on the things that many running plans forget to mention like how to motivate yourself to simply get out the door more than once a week and how to switch the "gee this is hard" voices off in your head this book is an idiots guide to becoming a runner and without all that talk about the need for a good sports bra anywhere.

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Ever had dreams of becoming a runner, going to the hassle of buying new running shoes, setting off for your epic first run and then after 30 seconds of complete mayhem you realise that its REALLY not going to happen? This book explains why the first 30 seconds of running is so hard, and offers some tips and tricks to keep you going. It challenges you to get out there and simply run three times a week for three weeks using these common sense strategies to see if you can notice an improvement and break that half minute barrier. Having gone from a 20 stone, cheesecake eating party girl to a sub 6 hour London marathoner, she herself started from scratch too. So if anyone knows how difficult it is to run for 30 seconds straight as a beginner or returner she does.

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Have you ever considered running a 10K but then thought better of it? Or started a couch to 5k programme and given up training half way through because it was seemingly too hard and progress was too slow? Then this is the book for you. With 10 straight forward training sessions, a simple to follow nutrition plan and tricks and tips to maintain motivation, this book gives you all the support you could possibly need, bar running the thing for you. Designed for those new or returning to running there is a focus on supporting athletes with a few extra pounds to lose and it is written in a simple to follow way without the unnecessary running terminology or complicated pace/speed formulas of other training guides.

For all those busy mums out there dying to get back in shape, this book gives you 99 fun ideas for how to run (or generally improve fitness whilst burning calories) with your offspring in tow. With dedicated sections taking you through the various stages of your childrens development, there really is no excuse. As useful for absolute beginners who are clueless about where to start as it is for seasoned runners who are now struggling to fit it all in on top of family life. There is even a bonus section on how to cope with a not so supportive ‘him indoors’. The book suggest practical solutions to time management and endless creative ideas for burning calories whilst being a super mum and deals with the guilt we often feel as mums when seemingly we put our own needs before those of our families.

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Hold your hand up if the single most annoying thing about your running right now is not being able to run any faster? Are you sick of being the slow one? Fed up of not being able to keep up with your friends? Then this is the book for you. Dispelling the myth that running faster as a plus sized runner is impossible and breaking it down into 7 simple techniques that can be implemented over a 60 day period to really transform your pace. This book also helps you to understand the unhelpful barriers we place upon ourselves when it comes to speed and absolutely forbids you to use the S word ever again.

Available from 4th December

What are people saying about my books on Amazon?

Where were you 14 years ago? - I’ve been running for just over a year and being a working mum of a 14 year girl.. I’m constantly trying to be all things to all men (well one man really).. its hard work and at times frustrating. I loved the introduction about prioritising, which with the support and encouragement of my family I have done. The book will be a great introduction to new runners (and filled in a few gaps for me)
The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth! - Julie writes with simplicity, honesty and personal experience. Shes not fat girl gone thin but still a fat girl aiming for a healthier lifestyle who runs an d wants to inspire all budding running enthusiasts to do the same! Running takes effort – full stop! This book eases you into it and sets you up for success! I would highly recommend this book to anyone who never thought he/she could do it but believes enough in themselves to just give it a try! Happy Running!
I’m convinced! - So I read the book and I signed up for the10k. Yes, I’m training for a 10k. This book is a really easy read and has definitely motivated me to go for it. Worth the money for sure.
Great book, easy to read & put into action! Must read to succeed - This eBook is amazing! Julie really breaks the training down for beginning runners and makes the goal of completing a 10k seem easy and attainable. This book is beneficial for all levels of runners- even if you have completed a 10k, a new training plan will only help your running. I look forward to more books from Julie…perhaps a marathon training guide for dummies?!?!?
Love the flexibility! - Wow! Finally a book with a realistic and straight talking strategy for reaching the goal of running 10k! I love the fact that I can choose how I’d like to structure my program and there are so many options for exercise. Nothing in it was beyond reach of even the beginning runner. It’s great to be able to have the detailed descriptions of each of the exercises to refer to and to come back to during the training period.
Does what it says on the tin - This is an excellent go-to guide for any new or returning runner, who has the desire to get out and run 10k, but isn’t sure how to go about it. The book is concise and simple enough that you can read it, get your shoes on, and be out of the door on your first run within a matter of hours. The author tells it like it is; she is supportive enough that anyone will feel that they can run 10k, but direct enough that she makes it clear that you need to put the work in! There’s also nutrition advice that cuts through the fad diet nonsense that we’re fed on a daily basis. The book has motivated me to sign up for my first race in a good few years.