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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

Author: Jayne Williams
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Da Capo Lifelong, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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"With her first book, 'Slow Fat Triathlete', Jayne Williams insipired novice and seasoned triathletes of all shapes, sizes, and abilities to embrace their athletic dreams. Now, Williams brings the same irreverent wit and passion for movement to people tired of fitness books that promise abs of steel and deliver only disappointment. 'Shape up with the Slow Fat Triathlete' is for anyone who wants a roadmap to  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jayne Williams
ISBN: 9781569243916 1569243913
OCLC Number: 149618187
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 269 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Abandon self-consciousness --
See fitness as what you do, not how you look --
Be slow --
Be proud --
Embrace the awesome power of fun --
Start small --
Dream big --
Don't hate --
Find your inner jock --
Dare to wear Lycra --
Outfit yourself judiciously --
Develop a mighty core --
Move like an animal --
Swim at every opportunity --
Embrace your bodily fluids --
Be inconsistent --
Go outside --
Take one step forward, two steps back --
Tap into into some aggro --
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate (but not too much) --
Fuel yourself, sugar --
Avoid chafing at all costs --
Eat some chocolate --
Take a nap --
Eschew diets --
Find a doctor who listens --
Mind the Ibuprofen --
Be selfish --
Work less (at your job) --
Go alone --
Go with friends --
Be non-competitive --
Don't make the donut the reward --
Be an activewear activist --
Rebel against numbers --
Regard alarmist health news with skepticism --
Study your body : nuts and bolts --
Revel in the joys of data --
Separate movement from weight loss --
See the movement as a privilege --
Train your brain into a positive energy generator --
Be your own superhero --
Get help when you need it --
Be a pit bull --
Get high (into the mountains) --
Care passionately about your absurd endeavors --
Find the flow --
Endure --
Know when to quit --
Develop the full-body scan.
Responsibility: Jayne Williams.
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From the author of Slow Fat Triathlete: a funny, practical guide for the out of shape, the spandex-averse, and anyone unprepared to start--or stick to--a fitness program.  Read more...

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Library Journal, 10/24/08 "Williams supplies tips for letting go of the worst obstacle of all-self-consciousness. At last something for real people; highly recommended." Washington Post, 1/3/09 Read more...

 
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