Peace with Yourself, Not War
It is happening all over the country. Every time you turn on the
radio or TV, every time you open a newspaper or magazine, you
hear about the “War on Obesity”. Can you feel the
increasing fear? Can you hear the buzz of stress as plus size
people increase their anxiety over their weight? Can you feel
the anger toward large people for existing, taking up space, and
Unfortunately, I can.
As I work with people building healthy lifestyles, I see the casualties
of the “War on Obesity”. Large people are learning
to hate their own bodies more. Smaller people feel entitled to
hate other’s large bodies. The war and hate are palpable.
It seems more like a “war on obese people”. All of
this negativity makes it harder for people to live healthy lives.
The stress of this war makes it harder to succeed at self-care.
I propose that we END the “War
on Obese People” and BEGIN
Campaign for Healthy Eating and Fitness for ALL People, of ALL
wish that we would focus on the actions of healthy living, not
If we shift the focus
onto our actions instead of our size, then every body CAN succeed
at the actions of self-care! We can directly affect our actions.
Our ability to affect our size is much more complicated and indirect.
on Obesity’ has casualties of all ages, but I am most concerned
about the children. Plus size kids are being targeted and teased
at increasing rates. Thin kids are given the dangerous message
that, as long as they are thin, they are healthy even if they
eat non-nutritious foods and sit around all day. I want to reach
out to all people, young and old, large and small and say:
UP! No matter what size you are,
EVERY BODY needs to
eat healthy foods and get moving!
If you want to help yourself, help the kids around you, and
end the war on obese people, then stop hating your body.
Kids hear what you say. Stop saying body loathing comments
about large people, including yourself. Start taking care
of yourself. You deserve your care!
a 30 minute FREE Lifestyle Coaching session,
More Fit, (even if you don't have a plus size fitness class near
are plus size today, then right now, today, there is nothing that
you can do that will make you thin tomorrow. However, there
is something you CAN do that will make you MORE FIT by tomorrow.
Every time you use your muscles or do aerobic training, you will
increase your fitness. And every little bit counts toward
your wellness and fitness!
are lots of ways to get more fit. When you contract your
muscles lifting groceries or getting up from a chair, you are
doing muscle toning. Every time you breathe heavily, you
are doing aerobics. You don't have to belong to a class
to get fit. Think about your life and your day. See
if your can get more movement into your day. If you can
walk, then walk. If you cannot walk, then check out the
many sitting workouts, including SuperFit
and Sitting Aerobics I & II.
people really respond to going to a fitness class. They
provide structure and camaraderie. If you have a plus size
fitness class in your area, go to it! You are very lucky.
I get calls and emails every day from people who are looking
plus size friendly fitness.
you don't have access to a fitness class that is designed for
the unique bio-mechanics of the plus size exerciser (or the classes
that you find have a weight loss focus that encourages body loathing)
you can build your own class.
three or four friends and find a place to workout in a social
hall, large family room, or community room at an apartment complex.
Then each of you can buy a few fitness videos. Check out
Size Fitness" on Plus Size Yellow Pages for
everything from Tai-chi to Aerobics, both sitting and standing.
Pretty soon you will have a library of workouts from which
to choose. You might workout on Mondays and Wednesdays,
or what ever days you decide. You make a commitment to each
other to show up. You select a workout and enjoy your own
personal plus size fitness class right in your own location!
This is powerful. You will come to this mini-class because
your friends are expecting you, even on days when you might have
skipped it if you were on your own.
My videos are now available in DVD!
get up to FOUR workouts in every DVD Package.
a great value! These workouts on DVD are LOWER COST than
when purchased seperatly on video!
here to read further descriptions of individual workouts.
30 min. workouts)
No-Impact Aerobics !I
Muscle Toning II
Stretch ( Small to Large)
The Form Workout
and Lo Intensity
30 min. workouts)
Sitting Aerobics I
Stretch for Larger People
Sitting Aerobics II
Fitness PLUS - One Hour Workout
aerobics, muscle tone, and stretch for plus size people
No-Impact Aerobics III- 30 min
Stretch ( Small to Large) -30 min
with Lynn McAfee
SuperFit - One Hour Workout
aerobics, muscle tone, and stretch for very large people
The Back Health Workout - 30 min
Stretch for Larger People - 30 min
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