Gym Starter Kit

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Heading to the gym for the first time can be really overwhelming. I remember how awkward I felt and sometimes still feel. In all honesty, all you need to do is show up, lace up and get moving. Celebrate the body you have and what it can do and try not to get discouraged by what it can’t do- yet. Feeling unsure of what to do when you get there? Remember that most gyms have staff to help you navigate the gym and the machines- seek this help! I did many times and it really helped me to use the machines correctly to see better results. Remember, being prideful and not asking for help may lead to improper use of equipment, injury or delayed results.

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What Do Women Do When We’re Not the “Right Type” of Curvy? | #ThisGirlEats

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“I like curvy women!”

No, you like women with big boobs, small waists and peachy bums. You like the right kind of curves.

The hourglass figure has been held on the highest pedestal of beauty for as many years as I can remember. Growing up around the time that I did, big bodies weren’t really represented, at least not how they are today. It was all about the Kate Mosses and Victoria Beckhams and, if you didn’t stand a chance of looking like them, the hourglass was what you aspired to be.

There’s no denying a bodacious hourglass figure is a beautiful sight to behold, and I have absolutely no intention of saying otherwise. I’m not here to detract from any body type. But what about the rest of us curvy women?

For years people used Marilyn Monroe as the poster girl for fuller figures. She was, of course, a…

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