A Call for Your Help
As you may know, I usually
have many, many events listed on Plus
Size Events . Now I do not. For some reason, I have had fewer submissions
of events lately. I need people to tell me what they are doing. Do you
know of any plus size events? I am interested in ALL the plus size events:
performances, dances, weekends, seminars, etc.? When you are surfing
the Internet and come across an event, please send me the information.
Please tell your friends to send information too.
The more events I can list,
the more plus size people will know that there is a whole world open
to them. If you can help gather information on plus size events and
send it to me, I would be so grateful... so will all those people who
need to know about these events!
Using a Workout Video
Many people leave the video sitting on
the shelf until they are ready to workout. That can be a problem. It
may cause you to delay getting started ... or never start.
You don't have to DO the workout to get
started. I suggest that you fix a nice drink,
sit in a comfy chair and WATCH the video first. Yep, just
watch before you tell yourself that you are really going to do the exercises.
This gives you a chance to see that you really CAN do this workout ...
you may even have to set down your drink and boogie!
An email of HOPE
This is one of MANY emails I get all the time. This
is what makes my job a true joy!
Kelly, I just had to write and tell you about my first
experience of doing one of your tapes. I have CFIDS, fibromyalgia, arthritis,
diabetes, and asthma - plus I'm fat, and dealing with alot of depression
and menopausal problems. I bought an assortment of your tapes a while
back but hadn't felt brave enough to try them until today. I knew that
if I could just get myself moving, it would help me break through the
depression and fatigue, but sometimes it's hard to take that first step.
So I told myself, "I'm just going to preview this video, sit and watch
it and see if it looks like something I can handle." I chose the seated
aerobics 1 tape. You guessed it - right away, I was exercising right
along (in my recliner, no less) and eventually moved forward to the
edge of the chair to do it right. I did the whole tape, and felt GREAT!
And I want you to know that I have NEVER felt so RESPECTED and UNDERSTOOD
as a fat woman as I have with your video! You are a really wonderful
role model, and I kept thinking to myself that if you could radiate
health and vitality while carrying extra "softness" (as you so nicely
put it), may I could, too! You really made me feel comfortable with
varying the intensity of the exercises when I needed to, and when you
took off your top to show us the ribcage movement and I saw you bare
your belly, I just wanted to reach out and hug you! I'm going to tell
everyone on several mailing lists I'm on about your tapes - they (and
YOU!) are truly wonderful. (...and please feel free to use anything
I've said as a testimonial to help others!)
An email of Success!
Thank you for all of your great tips! Ordering and using
your videotapes got me motivated to join a gym to use their pool. I
weigh about 400 pounds and have problems with mobility. I water walk
and the first day I was able to walk for 25 minutes, 50 laps because
I had been using your tapes to exercise and motivate myself!! I've gone
every day and just love the fact that I am able to exercise for such
a long period of time. Before I joined the gym, although I could follow
ALL THREE of your tapes in succession, I was able to tolerate only about
5 minutes on the treadmill here at home. It was pure torture! Now I
have been able to add water walking to my regime and I'm exercising
about 1 hour daily!!! Thank you for making such great, motivational
and stress reducing videotapes!! You helped me get back into MOTION!!!