Can You Be Fat But Fit?
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. Athleta.com, Zella at Nordstrom.com, MovingComfort.com, and TeamEstrogen.com have particularly fab plus-size selections.
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, June 2013.
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