Sunday, May 2, 2010

Curvy doesn't have to mean FAT

Reposted from blog by Jessica Kane, Publisher of Skorch

Seriously. Curvy doesn't mean nor does it have to mean fat. While the term plus size is extremely vague in my opinion, I choose to embrace the curves of my womanly body, but refuse to be in denial about being overweight. There comes a point when curvy turns to fat, and it's time to get back into shape. As a size 26/28, I am not embarrassed or hate myself/body, in fact I'm quite confident since I know my personality is my number 1 accessory...but I live life with the mentality of living life to the fullest - and for me that means being more physically fit so I can enjoy hikes and biking! Funny, the word curvy...I thought long and hard on my blog's title, and while I am curvy, I do not wish to be fat my entire life.

So, when the time came to spearhead some weightloss, there were two things I needed to do:
1) get some workout clothes! I decided to hit up my fav online places for activewear, old navy and always for me (yes they have activewear too!).
2) sign up for a gym - 24hr fitness had a great deal - so I signed up for the personal trainer too.

Then, it was time to hit the gym!
And, I say often, don't take yourself seriously! So, to prove I follow my own advice, here's a few shots of me trying to be cool in my activewear. *laughing* Seriously in my head I was FIERCE! :)

Why I love the pants: As a "curvy" girl, I need a little extra support, if you know what I mean -and these pants from Always for Me are absolutely AWESOME! Honestly, once I put them on - I'm ready to shake and bake! :)

Outfit Deets:

Women's Plus Size Workout - 9502 Yoga/Bootleg Pant - Black & Navy - Sizes 1X-6X

More Colors
Our Price: $44.00

Top from Old Navy Plus- Online
Women's Plus Lace-Trim Camis Regular Price $10.00-$12.50

And! Do your feet go numb when on the treadmill or machines?
Mine do, and I asked my trainer today what to do...he said get Diabetic Socks. Guess they reduce the pressure on your ankle and allow better circulation! Genius! So, here are some diabetic socks via Google....

Shopping results for diabetic socks women

What do you think? Does curvy mean fat?
jessica kane  - publisher of skorch mag


becky said...

work it! i am in love with zumba! it's helped me lose a lot of weight and tone up... and it's fun to shake it!
good luck...

plusstyle said...

You go girl! Like Becky I tried Zumba too and love it - now I just need to figure out a way to work the class around the kids schedules :)

When you are ready to hit the bike - has just added a great new collection of plus size cycling clothes. Cute cycling jerseys and bike shorts - that would even look great running around town. The bike shorts have a padded seat for extra comfort - love it!

Frances said...

I actually like the word 'fat'. I like being fat. I go to dance classes because I enjoy it and because it helps me asthma, but I never aim to lose weight.

I don't care if my body gets bigger, smaller or stays the same - so long as I feel healthy on the inside, I'm happy.

Elizabeth said...

I also really like the term fat. It describes me. I'm curvy, too, but I am definitely in the fat-zone. I like owning that word. And I like working out, too! :) It makes me feel so good.

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