Shape Up with the Slow Fat Triathlete: 50 Ways to Kick Butt on the Field, in the Pool, or at the Gym--No Matter What Your Size and Shape

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Hachette Books, Dec 9, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 360 pages
Jayne Williams brings irreverent wit and a passion for movement to people who want a roadmap to real-life, functional fitness. Shape Up with the Slow Fat Triathlete is the antidote to fitness books that promise killer abs and deliver disappointment.

A mediocre athlete with a lifelong weight problem, Williams struggles with her own fitness demons, including self-consciousness, injuries, and yo-yo dieting. Now, she puts fun back into working out with realistic advice, zany anecdotes, and essential observations. With stories from other “imperfect athletes,” Williams's fifty audacious tips help aspiring athletes of all flavors to kick butt on the trail, in the pool, or at the gym.

 

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Contents

EAT SOME CHOCOLATE
TAKE A
ESCHEW DIETS
FIND A DOCTOR WHO LISTENS
MIND THE IBUPROFEN
NINE TIPS FOR DEALING WITH THE WORLD YOU LIVE
BE SELFISH
WORKLESS AT YOUR JOB Chapter 30 GO ALONE

EMBRACE THE AWESOME POWER OF
START SMALL
DREAM
DONT HATE
FIND YOUR INNER JOCK
TEN WAYS OF BEING AN ATHLETE
DARE TO WEAR LYCRA
OUTFIT YOURSELF JUDICIOUSLY
DEVELOP A MIGHTY CORE Chapter 13 MOVE LIKE AN ANIMAL
SWIM AT ANY OPPORTUNITY
EMBRACE YOUR BODILY FLUIDS
BE INCONSISTENT
GO OUTSIDE
TAKE TWO STEPS BACK ONE STEP FORWARD
TAP INTO SOME AGGRO
EIGHT WAYS TO CARE FOR YOUR BODY
HYDRATE HYDRATE HYDRATE BUT NOT TOO MUCH
FUEL YOURSELF SUGAR
AVOID CHAFING AT ALL COSTS
GO WITH FRIENDS
BE NONCOMPETITIVE
DONT MAKE THE DONUT THE REWARD
BE AN ACTIVEWEAR ACTIVIST
REBEL AGAINST NUMBERS
REGARD ALARMIST HEALTH NEWS WITH SKEPTICISM
SEVEN ADVANCED WORKOUTS FOR YOUR MIND
STUDY YOUR BODY Nuts and Bolts
REVEL IN THE JOYS OF DATA
SEPARATE MOVEMENT FROM WEIGHT LOSS
SEE MOVEMENT AS A PRIVILEGE
TRAIN YOUR BRAIN TO BE A POSITIVE ENERGY GENERATOR
BE YOUR OWN SUPERHERO
GET HELP WHEN YOU NEED
SEVEN PRACTICES TO INSPIRE YOUR SPIRIT
BE A PIT BULL
GET HIGH INTO THE MOUNTAINS
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Jayne Williams lives with her husband in Northern California, writing for fun and paychecks. She has eaten raw reindeer in Siberia and completed 20-plus triathlons and one slow marathon.

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