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Working Out Is Different When You’re Plus-Size—Here’s Why

Working Out Is Different When You're Plus-Size—Here's Why

Still to this day, I have a folder under my bed filled with Seventeen and Cosmopolitan workout tear-outs. These workouts felt like a bible to me growing up (as did the entire magazine—I was from a small town that thought eyeshadow only came in brown and the most fashionable thing you could wear is a floral dress from Hollister circa 2011). Everything I knew about fitness came from there, and I’d sit in my room every day and contemplate which workout I’d do. But I never lost weight, I never got lean Carrie Underwood legs, and I definitely never got the abs I was promised.

I’ve been plus-size for years (and before that I was at the tail end of straight-size), but I’ve also always been at least somewhat active. No, I didn’t play three sports in high school, and I never stepped foot in a gym until I was in college, but I’ve never been totally “out of shape.” I move my body to an extent, and I pretty much get 10,000 steps in every day. But there are many exercises I can’t do, and I’ve blamed my body and my seemingly innate lack of physical fitness forever, which led me to stress over workouts so much that I basically stopped doing them.

 

I’ve been plus-size for years (and before that I was at the tail end of straight-size), but I’ve also always been at least somewhat active.

 

It wasn’t until I was watching a YouTube video recently in which a plus-size…

Working Out is Different When You’re Plus-Size-Here’s What I’ve Learned

Still to this day, I have a folder under my bed filled with workout tear-outs. These workouts felt like a bible to me growing up (as did the entire magazine-I was from a small town that thought eyeshadow only came in brown and the most fashionable thing you could wear is a floral dress from Hollister circa 2011).



Working Out Is Different When You’re Plus-Size—Here’s Why

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