The Unapologetic Fat Girl's Guide to Exercise and Other Incendiary Acts

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Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, Dec 26, 2012 - Self-Help - 224 pages
This empowering exercise guide is big on attitude, giving plus-size women the motivation and information they need to move their bodies and improve their health.

Hanne Blank—a fellow plus-size girl who’s been there and has the worn-out sports bras to show for it—will help you discover activity that works for you no matter what your size or current fitness level. Whether you choose to do yoga, pump iron, walk your dog, play Wii Fit, hire a personal trainer, or just run errands by bicycle, Hanne will provide specifically tailored advice on:
•  Finding movement that feels great, physically and emotionally
•  Choosing a gym
•  Facing the trail, pool, park, or locker room
•  Overcoming fear and shame
•  Sourcing plus-size workout gear
•  Getting the nutrition you need and avoiding common injuries
•  Fighting fat prejudice and uninvited comments

Featuring incendiary acts like “Flail proudly,” and “Claim the right to be unattractive (just like anybody else),”

Hanne serves up years of hard-won fitness advice with humor and self-acceptance. With motivating lists like “30 Things to Love About Exercise (None of Which Have Anything to Do with Your Weight, Your Size, or What You Look Like),” this call to action will get you up and moving in no time!
 

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User Review  - skinglist - LibraryThing

On the second try, I actually finished the book. Honestly not sure what I thought of this book. While I agree with the HAES movement, I found her to be a hypocrite. While pushing for fat acceptance ... Read full review

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User Review  - mlake - LibraryThing

Hanne Blank is the perfect unapologetic fat girl! She has a great fun attitude even when discussing this heavy subject. This book is a great guide to beginning exercisers, whether they be fat or not ... Read full review

Contents

Why Bother?
9
What Do You Think Youre Doing?
17
Sample Goals for Your Body Practice
24
Pay Real Attention to Yourself
35
Have Your Own Reasons to Do the Things You Do
41
Dont Make Yourself Responsible
50
CHAPTER 3
69
Solo Exercise
75
CHAPTER 5
129
Percent Rule
138
Modifying Movements
146
Change Is Inevitable
152
Body Weight and Size Changes 15?
159
Common Sports Injuries and What to Do About Them
165
Some insider Secrets for Happier Body Practice from the Ancient
171
Nutrition and the Active Eater
178

Flail Proudly
84
Functional Fitness
90
CHAPTER4
101
The LockerRoom Thing
111
Play Pool
117
The WellShod Fathlete
125
Getting Down and Up Again
184
Institutionalized Body Hatred and the Unapologetic Fat Girl
191
Resource Guide
197
About the Author
205
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About the author (2012)

HANNE BLANK is a lifelong fat girl and movement coach who has a devoted (but not monogamous) relationship with her elliptical machine. A writer and historian, she is the author of six books including Big Big Love: A Sex and Relationships Guide for People of Size (and Those Who Love Them) and has taught at Brandeis and Tufts universities. She divides her time between north central Massachusetts and Atlanta, Georgia.

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