Plus Size Athletes Remind Us: #LoveYourBody
The rise of big women in the athletes’ blogosphere is all to the good. They are throwing shade on stereotypes left and right, upside down and backwards, proving that the number on a scale has no place in telling you about your level of fitness. Get to class, get outdoors, or get in the pool. The act will be its own reward.
Yoga practitioner Jessamyn Stanley has some hard-won attitude, and wants people to know that She. Does. Not. Care. what anyone thinks of her in skimpy clothing doing challenging yoga poses. Handstands, backbends, balance poses; she does them all with grace and in a sports bra.
It’s often noted that running is an individualistic sport. Mirna Valerio, blogger at fatgirlrunning.com took that to heart, just running because once she started, she found that she enjoyed it. Mirna shook off the stares she would get at races. And now, she’s a runner, simple as that. Her blog straightforwardly covers her training, clothing, shoes – you know, all the usual things an actual athlete’s blog would cover. She runs ultras and Marathons and is also a cross-country coach.
She’s cheeky and funny and strong, and Fat CrossFitter will remind you that just showing up is sometimes an end to itself. And also that you – yes, you – could lift 50 kilos or insert incredible feat here if you trained for it. Just show up, do your best WOD, and you will be rewarding yourself.
When you’re done, slide into a pair of our plus size harem pants and this hoodie for a jaunt to a café or a browse through our plus size dresses for spring and summer: you’ve earned it.