TUESDAY THREE: Fit Lit!
Here's a Tuesday Three for those of us who are vowing to take up a new exercise regime this year! From running to Zumba and brand new gym memberships, it seems as though everyone's getting the new-year fitness bug (for now, anyway...). Here are three fun titles for some great inspiration, chick-lit style!
Girl on the Run by Jane Costello
He's a real catch ...if only she could catch him up Abby Rogers has been on health kicks before - they involve eating one blueberry muffin for breakfast instead of two. But since starting her own business, after watching one too many episodes of The Apprentice, the 28-year-old's waistline has taken even more of a back seat than her long-neglected love life. When Abby is encouraged to join her sporty best friend's running club - by none other than its gorgeous new captain - she finds a mysterious compulsion to exercise. Sadly, her first session doesn't go to plan. Between the obscenely unflattering pink leggings, and the fact that her lungs feel as though they've been set on fire, she vows never to return. Then her colleague Heidi turns up at work and makes a devastating announcement, one that will change her life - and Abby's - forever.
The Handbag and Wellies Yoga Club by Lucy Edge
What happens when an urban girl swaps her kitten heels in the city for karma in the country? It is a big year for Lucy - she has met the love of her life and they're planning to trade the city rat race for a Norfolk farmhouse, get married, and try for a baby. But country life isn't quite what Lucy imagined. Sure, there's time to stop and chat, but where does she find the people to stop and chat to? She has almost had it up to here when, one day, she stumbles across a local yoga club. There - in a small room above Knit and Knatter - she finds the laughter, friendship and wisdom to steer her through whatever dramas life throws at her. This is a funny and heart-warming true story about one woman's search for love and friendship in the lotus position.
Mum on the Run by Fiona Gibson
Laura Swan was dreading the school sports day Mum's race - but whoever would have thought it could be quite so life-changing? Sports Day at her children's school is a nightmare for Laura because of the event she dreads -- the Mums' Race. She knows the other mothers have been in training for at least three months -- even though they're trying to pretend that they haven't. Laura's vowed never to take part, but the morning of the School Sports Day she makes a fatal error and promises her daughter that if she eats her Rice Crispies, she will run. With no escape, Laura is forced to take part and as she moves towards her inevitable humiliation, she is horrified to spot her husband Jed flirting with Celeste the delectable French girl who works with him. Determined to put up a fight and to show Jed there is still plenty of spice left in their marriage, Laura decides it is time to give her body the work out it has been desperately crying out for. But when Laura makes a special new friend at the running club that she has joined, she gets much more than she bargained for. From buying sexy lingerie displayed alongside the gherkins at Tesco to struggling into the last playsuit in Topshop, this novel is full of humour and Laura is a true heroine for our times. A sparkling, witty novel, that fizzes off the page.