One-Song Workout: Plus Size Princess, CeCe Shows Us How To Workout In Five Minutes Or Less

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One-Song Workout:  Plus Size Princess CeCe Shows Us How To Workout In Five Minutes Or Less If you're a diva on the go, carving out time to workout can be challenging.  As much as we know how important physical fitness is, between work, school, kids and the few minutes that we set aside to sleep, our fitness regime may suffer.  Leave to plus size blogger CeCe of Plus Size … [Read more...]

Valuable Lessons I’ve Learned As A Plus Size Athlete

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By: Louise Green In 2008 I gave birth to my son; three months later I decided, despite my leaking boobs, the tail end of postpartum and weighing in at my all time heaviest weight of 242lbs, that this was the perfect time to become a personal trainer. Upon acquiring all my certifications I opened my business, Body Exchange, and I dedicated my services to the plus-size woman. … [Read more...]

Tatiana Scott of ‘Fit With Curves’ Shares Workout Tips With BlackDoctor.org

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Tatiana Scott of 'Fit With Curves' Shares Workout Tips With BlackDoctor.org Our motto is to "thrive in your curves." Living a healthy lifestyle is a must nowadays to living longer, but that doesn’t mean you have to lose weight. We share stories of those who are on journeys toward healthier lifestyles and those that show that regardless of your size you can be a plus size woman … [Read more...]

In Her Words: Body & Fitness Advocate Louise Green Chronicles Her First Half Marathon

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Louise Green is a globally recognized “fit and fat” voice at the forefront of the Body Advocacy movement.  She recently wrote the blog post "Pioneering Fit and Fat, which chronicles her anticipation of running first half marathon. You can follow Louise online at louisegreen.ca It’s race day and after flying from Vancouver to San Francisco to run my first half marathon, I … [Read more...]

Be PhActive: 55 Day Challenge Gives You A Reason To Try New Activities

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There are many types of blogs in the plus community and we try to shine a spotlight on the ones we find interesting, inspiring and/or just plain bold. We also always try to help share the story of people who help encourage others to live a healthy lifestyle and thrive in their curves. So without further delay, here’s a submission from a new blog Be PhActive! In just a matter of … [Read more...]

See How This Woman Is Celebrating Her New “Ugly” Body

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Love Yourself & Your Body Before, During & After Weight Loss Last month we shared a story of the untold issues that may arise when you lose a large amount of weight. The story brought up that due to excess skin, shopping for clothes and even being comfortable in this new body/skin can be a bit of a task. This month we're sharing another perspective on the … [Read more...]

Kirstie Alley Joins Jenny Craig and Offends People with ‘Circus Fat’ Comment

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After severing ties with Jenny Craig seven years ago, Kirstie Alley has recently signed on as a spokeswoman for the weight loss brand. The actress and Dancing with the Stars alum admits that she was doing great for a while and then her weight began to increase.  Kirstie’s return to Jenny Craig follows a 30 lb. weight gain in a six month period. I get it.  No one wants to gain … [Read more...]

Plus Size Fitness Instructor Jeanette DePatie Says Everybody Can Exercise

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When I saw Certified Fitness Instructor, Jeanette DePatie, on the Katie Couric show, I just had to reach out and ask for an interview. I found it absolutely encouraging and awesome to see a full figured woman that went against societal norms and became a fitness instructor. Speaking with Jeanette was an absolute pleasure and she is down right honest and funny. T. Marlene: … [Read more...]

Did Your Child Receive A “Fat Letter” From School Yet?

Did Your Child Receive A “Fat Letter” From School Yet?

Plus Size Acceptance News I was shocked to read a story on CNN.com about 19 states that allowed elementary school students to be sent home with a letter to their parents warning that they may be obese. How did the schools come to this information? They calculated each child’s BMI. What do the kids call the letters being sent home? Fat Letters. I'm sad for our children. … [Read more...]

Developing Healthy Eating Habits That You Can Live With

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Image Credit: Weighttraining.com As an adult I have always struggled with maintaining my weight. My key problem? LACK OF CONSISTENCY in my diet and workouts. I hate to use the word diet because really what is necessary is a lifestyle change. You see I have been every size between 7 -24 and as a grown woman I know from experience the toll that my weight gain and even sudden … [Read more...]

Mo’Nique Debuts A New Figure After Adopting A Healthy Lifestyle

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Over a year ago comedienne Mo’Nique made her quest towards a healthier lifestyle public when she released photos of her working out on twitter. Now she’s showing off her new figure. The slimmed down Oscar award winning actress stopped by The Hot 97 Morning Show on Tuesday to share her get fit journey. Her workout routine includes taking 10,000 steps a day. She keeps … [Read more...]

Yoga For The Pretty Bendy Chubby Chick

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By: Jen McGuire  Most of my life I’ve been a plus-sized woman. Hovering around the size 14/16 mark, sometimes heading into the no-man’s land between plus-size and straight-size. That was tough. Being just a touch too small for one store and a touch too big for the other (while also getting "The Look" in the straight store...you know the one. If "The Look" could talk it would … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Spring Fitness Challenge: Plus Size Princesses Get Fit!

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With spring within reach, many of you are exercising, adjusting your lifestyle and selecting healthier foods all in the name of getting healthy. In addition to being the voice behind one of the most entertaining blogs that I’ve every read, CeCe of The Big Girl Blog is getting in shape also and she’s inviting you to join her for the PSPfit Challenge. Keep reading as we get to … [Read more...]

Get In Shape Curves: Three Things Plus Size Women Should Do Before Working Out

Get In Shape Curves: Three Things Plus Size Women Should Do Before Working Out

Since February 1st I’ve embarked on a path towards incorporating physical fitness into my everyday routine. I’m still trying to find my workout rhythm but thanks to working out at Planet Fitness, dancing my recent water aerobics exploration, I must say it feels pretty good to get in shape. Whenever you make the decision to get in shape there are certain things you much do to … [Read more...]

Spring Forward With Fitness

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With Spring just around the corner, it’s time to get our body into top gear. Here are some tips on how to look your best even during your craziest workout sessions. Beauty: As a general rule, wearing makeup at the gym is not advisable because your pores open when your body temperature rises. You wouldn't want bacteria to seep in and cause breakouts. However, if you insist on … [Read more...]

The January Journey Jumpstart: Full, Fit and Fabulous

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The title alone ‘had me at hello’…I am a sucker for alliteration. When Rochelle Rice called and asked me to participate in a day- long seminar on January 12, with a lineup of events, activities and speakers sure to quell the most whoa-ful of post-holiday lamentations (“Why did I eat the whole fruit cake? I don’t even LIKE fruitcake!!”), after she told me the title I said, “I’m … [Read more...]

Erica Watson Interviews Aja Davis, Your Friendly Neighborhood Cellulite Fighter!

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About 4 years ago I walked into a pizza shop in Brooklyn to get a slice. As I stood there trying to figure out which slice of pie I would devour, I noticed a flyer on the wall for a new fitness boot camp that was being started by a young woman named Aja Davis. Instead of buying the slice, I took the flyer home and called Aja. A week later I was in her first boot camp class. It … [Read more...]