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New Years Resolution Special Edition

Hello everybody.  Sorry the post is so late today, but I was working up the special treat you see in the video above.  I’ve been thinking a lot about New Years resolutions lately and how to make them more body positive.  That was the inspiration for the video.

I’m sure you’ve noticed by now that the video mostly has pictures of me.  And while I’m okay with looking at pictures of myself, what I REALLY would like to do is create a video with some pictures of YOU.  I think working together makes us so much stronger!  So, I’d love it if you would send me some photos along with body-positive resolutions. Just send them to projects@thefatchick.com.  You can use the video above as an example of the kinds of photos and resolutions I’m seeking.  You can send anything–(just keep it PG and body positive, please!)

I’m so excited about the coming year and the amazing projects we can do together!  For instance, on the Fit Fatties Forum we are launching Fit Fatties Across America.  Starting tomorrow, forum members can enter their exercise duration or miles on a very simple form.  We’ll add everybody’s time and distance together and calculate how long it will take all of the Fit Fatties to get across the USA.  (NOTE: the program is open to folks all over the world.  We simply picked the US as a beginning geographical marker.  Once we get from New York to LA, we’ll have a big party and begin discussing “Fit Fatties Across the World” or “Fit Fatties Fly to the Moon!”)  If you’re interested be sure to join the forum (it’s FREE) and hop right on in there!

Also launching on the Fit Fatties Forum on January 1 are, by member request, training and support groups.  There are groups lead by fat certified fitness professionals for people of all sizes, abilities, and goals.  There is a group for those with a goal of 150 minutes of activity a week,  a group for those planning to participate in a fitness event this year, one for those who want to enjoy movement without tracking or structure, and then there’s Team Zombie.  People can join as many groups as they would like.  There is a small fee to be involved but it’s pretty cheap and it will be awesome.  You can find out more info here. (If you aren’t a member you’ll be prompted to join at the link – it’s free and doesn’t commit you to anything.)

We are also launching an amazing new project with the Size Diversity Task Force here in Los Angeles.  We’ll be “liberating” diet books and papers from our closets and garages as well as local resale shops, thrift stores and rummage sales.  We will then be incorporating these diet books into an extra special super cool art project!  Want to make sure you’re in the loop on this awesome project?  Check out the site for the Size Diversity Task Force.

Well that’s about the limit of awesome I can fit into one blog post.  Tune in soon for more updates.  Oh, and Happy New Year!

Love,

The Fat Chick

Thursday Theater: Sled Dogs

Just in time for the new year, I present some very, very happy doggies sledding in the snow. I do this for two reasons.

Reason #1: This video makes me laugh and feel happy every time I watch it.

Reason #2: I’d like to talk with you about one of my favorite New Year’s Resolutions. This year, I’m going to resolve to get more happy, fabulous, fun and JOYFUL movement into my life. I want to move more just for the fun of it–sorta like these dogs are doing. I want to run and romp and play just because I can.

Because I ask you–do you think these dogs are calculating the number of calories they are burning? Do you think they are wearing fitness monitors that tell them if they are in their “target training zone”? Are they pulling out their iPhones to record their number of sets? NO! They are just running around, tongues hanging out, and having as much fun as possible before someone tells them they have to come inside.

Now let me be clear. There’s nothing wrong with tracking details of your exercise program if that makes you happy. By all means use whatever iPhone app or tracking program or digital device that makes you happy. Whatever works for YOU.

But as for me, I’m aiming for more playtime followed by grown-up nap time this year.  I want to smell the seasons in the air and jump around and dance like a silly person and collapse with giggles.  I hope to have as much fun with my exercise routine in 2013 as those guys in the video up there, and I hope you do to!

Love,

The Fat Chick

P.S. If you live anywhere near the LA area, you can join us for a super fun dance extravaganza on January 6.  Details coming soon!

And it’s always fun to join us for our free live streaming workouts.  They are starting back up this year on January 5 and will air Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings from 8:30–9:30 PST.  Just go to this link to watch and dance with us LIVE!