Run Your Butt Off!: A Breakthrough Plan to Lose Weight and Start Running (No Experience Necessary!)

Run Your Butt Off!: A Breakthrough Plan to Lose Weight and Start Running (No Experience Necessary!)

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by Leslie Bonci, The EditorsofRunner'sWorld, Budd Coates
     
 

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Shed unwanted pounds and keep them off ONCE AND FOR ALL withRun Your Butt Off!, a back-to-basics, test panel-approved weight-loss plan and beginners' running program that yields sustainable, healthy results. The Run Your Butt Off! program is founded on the simple concept that in order to lose weight, calories burned must exceed calories consumed. No

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Shed unwanted pounds and keep them off ONCE AND FOR ALL withRun Your Butt Off!, a back-to-basics, test panel-approved weight-loss plan and beginners' running program that yields sustainable, healthy results. The Run Your Butt Off! program is founded on the simple concept that in order to lose weight, calories burned must exceed calories consumed. No gimmicks, no shortcuts, no silver bullets can circumvent that reality. With this program, you'll learn to burn fat from both sides of the weight-loss equation--the calories in and the calories out--at the same time. Run Your Butt Off! will make you fitter, stronger, and leaner.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Run Your Butt Off! is not just another diet book; it’s a gateway to a running-based lifestyle that can work for anyone. Thank you, Runner’s World, for this valuable tool in the ongoing national fight against obesity and inactivity.”

Mary Wittenberg, President and CEO, New York Road Runners Race Director, ING New York City Marathon

 

“One of the keys to getting through that first step of training is to break running down into manageable bite-size pieces, which is exactly what Run Your Butt Off! has done.”

Ryan Hall, Olympian and American record holder in the half-marathon

Library Journal
This basic guide for individuals interested in starting a program for better health has a good mix of expertise—Bonci is a nutritionist, and Butler and Coates are affiliated with Runner's World magazine. In chapters such as "It Starts with a Single Step" and "Fight the Urge To Sit," the authors provide motivational help while emphasizing the premise that success is based on burning fewer calories than calories consumed. They walk readers through the calculation of their basal metabolic rate and ultimate caloric limitations. Their structured program of exercise progresses from walking to running and culminates in a routine of running for 30 minutes nonstop. The 12-stage program is built so that readers can progress at their own rate, working through the entire program in 12 weeks or taking it at a slower pace. VERDICT A commonsense guide for those interested in gaining a healthier lifestyle through a running program.—Crystal Renfro, Georgia Inst. of Technology Lib. & Information Ctr., Atlanta

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609613440
Publisher:
Rodale
Publication date:
03/15/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
137,373
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

SARAH LORGE BUTLER is a Runner's World contributing editor who has covered the racing, training, and nutrition habits of runners of all abilities, from beginners to Olympians.

LESLIE BONCI, mph, rd, is one of the country's most recognized sports dietitians and a consultant for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Pirates, and other professional and amateur teams.

BUDD COATES, ms, has a degree in exercise physiology and is a member of the Runner's World advisory board.

RUNNER'S WORLD is the worldwide authority on running information. With a goal to inform, advise, and motivate runners of all ages and abilities, Runner's World aims to help runners achieve their personal health, fitness, and performance goals, and to inspire them with vivid, memorable storytelling.

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Run Your Butt Off!: A Breakthrough Plan to Shed Pounds and Start Running (No Experience Necessary!) 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read some of Lorge-Butler's pieces before Runner's World and like her tone....unlike most writers who cover running, she doesn't assume the reader is training for the Olympics...she doesn't talk down the every day, a couple miles a day runner. Just bought this book and hope to adopt its plan for my own. Can't everyoe use a little less butt!?!?!?!
SincerelyStacie More than 1 year ago
This book is aimed at non-runners who would like to learn how to begin running. Th book featured a target group of people who tested the system. Different chapters of the book featured what things worked for that member of the test panel as well as for other beginning runners. I appreciated their honesty and the struggles, as well as, successes that they shared. This book gives you a very clear workout plan to begin running. You start with walking for 30 minutes straight and work in more running each week, or however long it takes you to feel ready to move to the next step of the workout. I ran/walked a 5K in June so I am obviously ahead of week 1 already, but I truly appreciated the explanation that running doesn't necessarily mean fast. I think I have been trying to push myself to run faster, but I can still get just as good of a workout in running at my walking rate or a tad faster. I am anxious to see if this extends my time that I can run. The steps into full-on 30 minute running are gradual and at your own pace which I appreciate. The book also gives lot of websites and tracking journals for you to use. A lot of the book also includes nutrition tips and heavily encourages you to keep a food journal. As a new runner, I am not always sure what is the best to eat/drink before and after a run and this book explains all of that. I really appreciated the tips in this book and had a few Aha! moments. I am anxious to really get started with this plan because it is one of the few that really feels manageable. I read this book on my Kindle, but I almost wish I had this book in hand because of the workbooks and journals it includes. I can go online and print them off though, which I appreciate. If you have never been a runner, want to get back into running, or are just curious about eating right and working out, I highly recommend this book. "Those first few steps are a leap of faith." Won't you take the leap with me?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The goals given are very realistic and straightforward. It's perfect for an absolute beginner like me, and I couldn't be happier with it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book will get you running and keep you motivated
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I gave it 5 stars because it worked; plain and simple. In a approximately 6 months, I lost 22 lbs. I'm a fairly good sized guy, 6'3". At my heaviest this summer I was 225lbs. My goal is less than 200lbs; I'm at 203 today. I didn't religiously stick to the dietary stuff but I was careful; I focused more on the proteins than the carbs; didn't count my calories and just stuck to the regimen. I missed a few meals here and there but when I did eat, I wasn't taking in as much. Is this representative for all? NO!! And they cover that very explicitly right from the beginning in the book. We all lose weight differently. I was an avid runner; I have run a marathon and several half marathons, 10ks and 5ks. However, every time, I started back up after a hiatus, I either got burned out or injured or both. This walk/run regimen, at least 3-4 times a week(I do 4) and building up, gradually and slowly (pace-wise) was perfect for me and helped me to get back into my stride again and stick with it. Good luck, I hope it works for you too!!! Keith
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Runners who have plantar fasciitis that interferes with their running might also be interested in "The 5-Minute Plantar Fasciitis Solution."
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