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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Today is National Running Day... So Get Off Your @$$ and Run!




Ok... so I'm a day late. This post was supposed to go up yesterday, but life and mommydom sort of got in the way...

I wish I could say that I love running. I know it is great for you, but ehhhh. Now that I'm focused on losing weight and being healthier, I'm really trying to give it a shot and become a runner {like my dad}, so I knew that I had to take the chance to review this hilariously titled book. 



I love the sense of humor in this book!



From the publisher:

Starting an exercise or diet program can be as tricky as sticking with one: You’re unhappy with your body, you want to make a change, but you just can’t get started. Whether you lack the motivation or the gym membership, it’s time to ditch the excuses and meet your new best friend, your worst nightmare, and the only personal trainer you’ll ever need: the Grit Doctor. 

GET OFF YOUR A** AND RUN! A Tough-Love Running Program for Losing the Excuses and the Weight by Ruth Field, and her alter ego the Grit Doctor, is the kick in the pants that will inspire even the most terminally unmotivated couch potato to step outside and start shedding the pounds. All you need is a pair of sneakers and a sense of humor.

The combination of Ruth’s realistic advice and the Grit Doctor’s stern, no-nonsense motivation will have you up and running in six steps. This is a uniquely effective guide for those who want to lose weight and get fit.

Get Off Your A** and Run! includes all you need to get started: 


A six-step beginner’s program for developing a running routine that won't injure you or your motivation 

Tips on establishing good eating habits to fuel a new fitness regimen (Eat less crap. Move more.) 

5K and 10K training plans for those who catch the running bug 

Informative and inspiring Q&A's and testimonials, including one from the author’s 57-year-old mother, who hadn’t exercised in fifteen years.

You only need to find three 45-minute free periods a week. You are always only two minutes away from getting the job done—two minutes spent putting on your sneakers and getting out the front door, which is 90 percent of the battle won. So lace up, hit the road, and never look back.

Take it from someone who has despised running since middle school, this book is just the kick in the pants you need if you are interested in picking up this healthy habit. It has helped motivate me to actually want to train and sign up for my first 5k {I'll keep you all updated on that}! I've got just about everything I need to be legit: this book, good running shoes, the will to do it... now all I need is a good, supportive sports bra {anyone have any suggestions? I had to put my running on hiatus because my go to sports bra literally broke and without it, I could give myself a black eye at a slow jog's pace}. Let me know! Until next time...




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