The Unapologetic Fat Girl's Guide to Exercise and Other Incendiary Acts
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This empowering exercise guide is big on attitude, giving plus-size women the motivation and information they need to move their bodies and improve their health.
Hanne Blank, proud fat girl and personal trainer, understands the physical and emotional roadblocks that overweight women face in the word of exercise. In this one-of-a-kind guide that combines exercise advice with a refusal to fat-bash, Hanne shows readers how to choose workout options from WiiFit to extreme sports, avoid common sports injuries, get proper nutrition, source plus-size work out gear, and more.
indicate that someone is new in the field or that they are not very good at advertising, and not that they are bad at what they do. Many trainers do personal training as a part-time job and so keep their personal training hours deliberately low. The time to worry is when the number gets high: more than twenty-five to thirty clients a week means that your trainer is slammed and may be working by rote. If the trainer has more than thirty clients a week, you probably really don’t want to be just one
trainer should be comfortable with fielding. It’s not okay for a trainer to dress you down for any perceived failings in your fitness history, and it is really not okay for a trainer to mock or humiliate you. If this happens, leave immediately. 3. Your goals for personal training. Be very wary of being asked questions that may sound like “What are your goals?” but are not, such as “What is your goal weight?” The question “What are your goals?” is an open-ended one that can have all kinds of
time is looking at you and probably judging. Lots of us fat girls have old, old baggage that we bring into the locker room with us. For some of us, locker rooms were the sites of some intense body shaming when we were at particularly vulnerable ages. For many of us, they were the places where we first saw our naked or nearly-naked fat bodies in direct comparison to thinner girls’ bodies. Also, for some of us, the locker room was merely the agonizing overture to a humiliating and painful
floor again until you are pretty sure you can make it. As an interim measure, you might try moving from lying down on your back on a bed to getting up on all fours on a bed, then transferring to lying down on your back again. Being able to do this consistently and repeatedly is a fairly good indicator that you now possess the strength and coordination to get yourself up and down off the floor. The first time you try actually getting down and then up off the floor, though, you should make sure
fully, whether our digestion is good, our muscles springy and elastic, our mood is stable and upbeat, and whether we seem to feel good in our skin. There are all kinds of ways in which we can feel good and feel happy in and about our bodies, and this can happen whether or not our bodies are slender. Being as healthy and as happy as you possibly can be in your body is not something that you have to be a certain weight to do! You can do it any time, at any size at all. Fifth and last, know that