Julie-Ann's Journal
#Me #MyJourney #MyGoals for 2017

#Me #MyJourney #MyGoals for 2017

Share Button


Hi everyone! 😘 I’m going to tell you a little about me as part of our new you photo challenge for the new year! I hope you will join in!

#me #newyearnewme #photochallenge

I’m Julz! 😄 And I am the owner of the new you plan! I started the company in November 2009 with a big dream of creating a weight loss company that didn’t just help people to lose weight but to believe in themselves more and be happier! I truly believe that so many people are holding themselves back from living their best life because of their weight!! Me included!!

This is a real passion project of mine and part of my life journey. I love personal development, setting goals, achieving goals, and helping others to do the same!! I’m not someone who is naturally skinny. I have always struggled with my weight. I am an emotional eater and I love eating out! I grew up in a house where you couldn’t leave the table until your plate was cleaned! So I have a lot of the same issues that everyone has.

I am committed to mastering my journey and I know it is a lifelong journey! Hopefully through my imperfect journey I can help people along the way! I know I personally find it hard to get inspired or take advice from someone who hasn’t been in my position. I get far more inspired by someone like Candida Woolcott who has beaten her demons and is maintaining well, than some expert skinny guru who has never been overweight, was born with a passion for vegetables and emotional eating is a foreign concept to them. I get inspired by the people who have been on the same journey as me.

In the 7 years since I started the new you plan I have had such a crazy rollercoaster 🎢 adventure! Lots of highs and lows! I got engaged 💍 to be married to my soul mate and best friend Michael at Christmas 2009, and we got married 👰🏼 in June 2010. I was 9.5 stone on my wedding day (I’m a wee shrimp at 5ft) and few months later we were expecting our first baby.

Then I developed a severe pelvic condition related to my pregnancy. I couldn’t move without excruciating pain. I literally screamed to walk to the bathroom. I had to stay in bed. I couldn’t sleep. Every week I gained a few pounds. By the time I went into hospital on my 1 year wedding anniversary to give birth I was almost 18 stone. I had doubled my body size! I had never been more than 11stone before so this was very overwhelming for me.

I had a long road to get well and get walking again, but I was focused and determined. I set my goals and made my plan and bit by bit I got there, even with another pregnancy that had the same condition and 2 falls that resulted in me breaking both my ankles. I shared my journey as much as I could throughout this time. Sometimes when it was really hard I didn’t want to share my struggle too much as my job was to inspire everyone else. I’ve had some very low moments and times when I just wanted to curl up in a ball and cry and live on a desert island 🌴!

Throughout all my physical challenges my passion for helping people stayed strong and we were able to grow the new you plan to help over 30,000 customers! One of our meal replacements is consumed every 20 seconds in the UK & Ireland. I think that is unbelievable!!!! I have to pinch myself still over the growth & success of new you plan.

When I look back at how I started each year. 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015 all these years I started not being able to walk. I just worked on my laptop in my bed. My biggest goal was to get on my feet and walk.

Last year 2016. I stepped into the new year feeling relieved that I could walk but I had the strangest feeling of not really wanting to achieve any goals. Which isn’t like me at all! So after trying to achieve goals a few times I just came to the conclusion that my goal for 2016 was simply to be happy for no other reason than just being happy. 😊 It was a totally new concept for me not to have big goals. So from June to December I just was happy being alive and not focused on goals. I walked. Eat healthy foods. Slept. Travelled. Journalled. And practiced daily gratitude and self acceptance. ❤

Stepping into 2017. I feel happy. So happy. So grateful And so excited. I think the break for the constant goal achievement was good for me!! Now I’m back feeling energised and restored! Today I am 75 pounds lighter than my heaviest. I was 100 pounds lighter last year but I’m not going to lie I’m still mastering weight maintenance, especially when travelling a lot!

I learned a few lessons last year that I am going to apply this year. I am going to write a blog post about this soon to reveal what those lessons are. I would like to lose 45 pounds this year and I feel excited and ready to do it and share this journey with you.

When I get to my target I’m going to start a new part of the business to support people with maintenance. I’m going to bring in some experts and create something unique and special so that we can all make sure that this is our year of mastering our weight 100%.

I am so excited for this next phase in my life and in new you. 🙌🏼

I have my goals for 2017 all planned. If you would like me to create a video on how I plan my goals let me know and if there is enough people I will make a video and show you! It’s a really cool simple system that I have devised! ❤


I hope you will come and join me on my weight loss and fitness transformation this year.  If you want to get started I recommend you start with the 2 week bundle, this will give you 60 meals and snacks, pick a good variety so that you can taste everything that you think you will like! Our meals do taste great.  Read the information on our home page and check out the special offers

If you want to speak to a member of our friendly support team then call our office UK 02838330720 or IRE 00442838330720.  We love helping people, so don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and ask as many questions as you like! We want you to be confident that you have picked the right diet partner for you!  We also have a money back guarantee for new customers! I really hope to see you in our secret slimmers group on facebook!


Julz xox


Share Button

1 thought on “#Me #MyJourney #MyGoals for 2017

    • Author gravatar

      Hi have had alot of blips over xmas and new year. So need to start again this weekend but have terrible cough and sore throat and no voice, so when feeling better will start as hate first 10 days so need to be strong to do it. Brought my products ready to start just need my will power to come back

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Join the conversation

Follow New You on Twitter Follow New You on Facebook New You Blog Follow New You on Instagram RSS Feed