Fat and Fit


Rita Benavidez Not my best set of the new Cal Strength program, but it was my most fun!!!! 147# with a side of shimmies!!!!

 I discovered pretty quickly that I preferred to do this kind of stuff rather than worry about not being invited to popular kids’ parties. I felt an immediate and reciprocated kinship with anything green and outside. As an adult trail-running, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, and ZIP-LINING!!!! are among my favorite things to do for exercise and for simply being in nature.



The two often run together, BUT THEY ARE NOT THE SAME THING.

Fat Acceptance: The idea that fat people should not suffer marginalisation due to their size.

HAES: The movement that says health is possible at any size.

Health is not a requirement for acceptance. That’s a seriously ableist idea. 


A Fat Girl Dancing: Talk Dirty To Me (Jason Derulo)

Whitney Thore grew up as a dancer until she experienced events in her life that caused her to put on 200 pounds and quit dancing. Whitney is a producer for a morning radio show where one of the personalities encouraged her to make a “Fat Girl Dancing” video series. She has dedicated the series to inspiring women, addressing the issue of body shaming and self acceptance.

I am learning to practice aggressive self-love. I have lived my life as a 130-pound woman and as a 350-pound woman in North America, in Europe, and in Asia. Cultural norms, societal pressures, and the whims of the fashion industry do not define my worth as woman or a human being. My intelligence, personality, talents, and contributions do not fluctuate with the numbers on a scale. I am unwaveringly me at any size and I’m learning constructive and pro-active ways to help shape my ideals and the ideals of the world I live in. Do it with me?

Girl has moves. 


Unfollowed a bunch of inactive blogs today so reblog/like if you are:

  • A body-positive fitness/health blog.
  • Have an about me or some sort of personalization on your blog.
  • Post personal things about workouts/your day etc.



Don’t let your size or wait discourage you. You can do it too!


Don’t let your size or wait discourage you. You can do it too!