Great article about runner Julie Creffield:“Despite my size 18 frame I am a runner,” she wrote on the Huffington Post. “I have in fact been a runner for the last ten years running everything from 5k fun runs to full marathons. I run because I love the feeling of running, I love the community of runners where I have made many friends, but I admit I also run to keep control of my weight, and to help me lead a healthier and happier life.”She has recently launched the website Too Fat To Run which will provide first-time runners with the resources, including safety tips, to make their dreams a reality. The site will also sell merchandise, because, you know, you got to keep the lights on. Actually, one of the coolest things “Too Fat To Run” is doing, merch-wise, is selling runners apparel that provides a range of sizes for plus-sizers (most fitness wear does not clothe women past a size 16 or 18). The idea is to be able to make this business profitable enough to make “stylish, sexy, technical apparel” for plus-sized athletes."What we need are practical solutions where women feel empowered to be more active and where exercise is seen as something enjoyable and fun rather than a chore and something we must do."
Here’s a ‘I should be studying, so I’m tumbling and posting old dance pics instead’ pic. WAY back when I first restarted dancing at the open classes of the Miami City Ballet. I hadn’t gotten to the point of body acceptance that I have now, but even then I never let being the biggest girl in the room stop me. Dance is absolutely the number one thing that taught me to love my body. I always feel beautiful when I dance.
On a completely unrelated point, this was my ‘Take ALL the dance selfies’ stage. Eventually I got pretty good at it. I have a TON of pics like this.
Extended Standing Leg Stretch Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana
One of the biggest myths about flexibilty I keep hearing is that one has to be skinny to be flexible…well…that’s NOT true.
I’m 5’8” and over 350lbs. I train for triathlons & compete against myself. I’m a cancer survivor and I love the person that I am. I have always been a big girl and I love surprising people. Let’s squash the stereotype & show the world how beautiful we are! :D -Jess<3
YOU GO GIRL
Curvy Yogi Appreciation (Part V)
[because yogis come in all shapes and sizes]
I still can’t do half of these. Ugh. :/
fitness comes in all sizes! These people are so strong and flexible, omg.