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The Fat Chick Works Out! (Fitness that's Fun and Feasible for Folks of all Ages, Sizes, Shapes and Abilities) Paperback – April 15, 2011
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I love this book! It makes me love being physically active! If you love something, you don't let it go...you keep going back for more!!! -- Marilyn Wann
"...here, finally, the author organizes these bad habits and tendencies, contextualizes them for us, and gives a replacement plan for a healthy, accepting life. I highly recommend this book to anyone, regardless of age or gender, who has battled weight and lost, even once. It will truly change your life."--Rocket Rod
The Fat Chick Works Out! is one of the friendliest and most accessible fitness books I've ever read. I love that this book embraces and encourages large people, but I recommend it for EVERYONE. -- Mary Joe Thatcher
"...self-proclaimed fat chick Jeanette DePatie advises readers on how to get to exercise and stick to it. With fifty exercises that focus on practicality and getting going, "The Fat Chick Works Out!" is an exercise guide that realizes you aren't going to be a Greek god overnight, recommended." --The Midwest Book Review
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"Does the word exercise fill your heart with dread? Does it conjure up memories of that awful PE teacher you had in third grade or that step aerobics class that almost killed you? Well then friend, it's time to come and work out with ME! Because honey, The Fat Chick knows how to have fun while she's working up a sweat!"
--Jeanette DePatie, AKA The Fat Chick
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I love the author's attitude and philosophy, and her writing style. (I could live without the too-cute "chick" illustrations, but they're harmless.) Her passion for health and fitness at any size is clear and appreciated.
So I was terribly disappointed when her program began with walking around the block -- something that, for me, would totally violate her no pain rule! On a good day, I can mange with a cane to get to the end of my driveway to get the mail, or visit some of my plants, and get back to the house.
It's too bad that this program is not inclusive of those with more limited mobility, despite the claim "for Folks of all... Abilities" in the title.
Fortunately, I learned this soon after purchase, and was able to return my Kindle edition.
If a walk around your block is not too much for you, and you're looking for a gentle, sane, sustainable program of joyful movement, I highly recommend this book. Very sad that it just wasn't right for me.
The Fat Chick Works Out! is a great fitness book that embraces and encourages all people to jump on the band wagon to live a happy and healthy lifestyle. This inspiring book is easy to read with a 12 week fitness plan that will walk you through each week's lesson plan, it's really easy peasy! This isn't a diet book, the author encourages the reader to embrace the concept of living a healthy lifestyle: body, mind and spirit. This fitness book is fun, it has a lot of great informational tidbits and the little chick illustrations throughout the book are awesome and will make you laugh. Finally there is a fitness book that will help you to actually have fun while you work towards living a healthy fit lifestyle!
When I was asked to read and review The Fat Chick Works Out!, I had been looking for a fitness program that would help me get back into shape, in addition to also help me live a more healthy lifestyle. I am glad that I got this chance, because as I get older (late 40s) I have seen how my eating habits and lack of a good fitness program have left me cringing in the mirror. As the Spring and Summer season is upon us, I am embracing the concept and fitness plan that Jeanette easily spells out for her readers ... all it takes is your willingness, determination and willpower to get off your couch and just do it!
The Fat Chick Works Out! is a fitness book that everyone can utilize. The author provides a wide range of information, technique and tools to help you along the path to a healthy happy lifestyle. With over 50 exercises, lots of advice, and excerpts from the author's own journey, this book will help you design a fitness program that will fit your specific needs.
The Fat Chick Works Out! is an inspirational and motivational fitness book that will give you a new outlook on fitness, teaching you how to love your body and live a healthy lifestyle ... so what are you waiting for?
Disclaimer: At the request of the author and publisher, a Paperback edition of the book was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest review and participation in hosting the virtual book event.
Virtual Book Tour Event: On Thursday, March 15, 2012, author Jeanette DePatie participated in a virtual book event with an Author Guest Post on Jersey Girl Book Reviews.
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