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Can You Be Fat But Fit?

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Are You Heavy?

Don't stop moving just because the scale has. If you're feeling discouraged, keep these important points in mind.

There's no need to suffer.

If you detest every minute you spend on a treadmill or Spinning bike, you'll never stick with it. Find an activity -- kickboxing, ballroom dancing, walking with friends -- that you'll want to make a near-daily part of your life.

You're not alone.

Does being surrounded by smaller, buff bodies at the gym sound like hell? Sign up for tours at several clubs near you to find one where you'll feel comfortable and that has classes that appeal to you. Party-atmosphere Zumba classes are particularly welcoming, as are CrossFit classes, where there's a team dynamic.

You can look great right now.

Enough with the shapeless sweats and tees! Workout wear that fits and supports your body will have you sweating in style and performing at your best., Zella at,, and have particularly fab plus-size selections.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, June 2013.


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stacyjahn wrote:

The article has some good info, but the recommendations for plus-sized athletic wear at the end of the article are pretty disappointing. barely has anything above a size 16,Zella @ Norstrom and have nothing about size 18, and TeamEstrogen does not have much. All of these sites have ridiculous prices.

7/27/2014 01:03:48 AM Report Abuse
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5/23/2014 06:38:53 PM Report Abuse
lark1964 wrote:

I have weighed between 240-245 (5'8") for years, I go up, I go down, but I always return to the range. I work out with a trainer regularly, I can run 2 miles, I eat healthy - and it doesn't come off or stay off! So, here I am, my boyfriend thinks I'm sexy, my 25-year-old daughter says I look great, my trainer uses me as an example of curvy power on his wall in his studio, and my doctor says I'm strong and healthy. What more could I ask for, really?

1/10/2014 09:27:46 AM Report Abuse
sunflowersince1999 wrote:

I'm glad. I've got a friend who calls herself fat. she exercises regularly but she isn't that small according to her. but checking her BMI and reading this I can tell her she is healthy. I'll give her this site. Thank you!!

12/29/2013 03:41:55 AM Report Abuse
hmhughes171 wrote:

Perhaps we now have to redefine what "overweight", "obese", and "fat" really mean. If women are healthy, fit, constantly exercise, and even have a doctor tell them they are healthy, the they are NOT overweight, obese, or fat no matter what the scale or society says!

8/20/2013 03:15:17 PM Report Abuse

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