I believe in Healthy Curves at Every Size. I have PCOS. I’ve lost a good amount of weight and loving myself at any size has been the key. Check out my Plus Size Fitness and weight loss tips here. If you’re interested in working with my nutrition coach and trainer, jump into the #PSPfit bootcamps!

Plus Size Fitness: 3 Minute Squat Challenge! #PSPfit

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Once I realized that I could do squats without putting stress on my knees, I’ve been incorporating different stances into my workouts. I’m also learning that doing squats safely can offer many benefits to my Plus Size Fitness journey. Two main reasons I do squats are:

1.) Injury prevention: The last thing we want is to hurt ourselves in a way that keeps us out of the gym. Squats help strengthen stabilizer muscles, ligaments and connective tissues where a lot of athletic injuries happen.

2.) Increased Mobility: Being plus size can put stress on my joints, so I want to make sure my legs are here to support me well into my elderly years, so that I can be the old lady twerking on my husband at my grandkids wedding. Squats helps me build that foundation.

And of course, we always want our bums looking as nice as possible ;-) Scroll down for my 3 minute squat video + todays Plus Size Gym Clothes outfit deets. The workout starts at the 1:40 mark– perhaps you’ll throw on some workout clothes and join me?

What other Plus Size Workout Video challenges should we do?

Plus Size Sports Bra Here | Supportive Plus Size Workout Tank Here | Plus Size Workout Leggings Here


Three Tips to do Squats with Bad Knees

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Plus Size Fitness: Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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They say that 80% of healthy living is what you eat… of course, that’s the part I struggle with the most.

I have a habit of of depriving myself of “bad foods” and then binge eating later on the very foods that I was trying to avoid (*blush* does anyone else do that?).

I think a more sustainable plan is to cook healthy foods that will support my healthy lifestyle and satisfy my cravings. Last night I made a batch of chocolate chip cookies. Instead of using pre packaged dough or a recipe with white sugar and flour, I made my cookies using almond flour and agave. Two awesome things about this recipe is that its only four steps and the dry ingredients can be found online at lower prices. Recipe and links below!

Clean Eating Almond Flour Chocolate Chip CookiesBecause I am trying to eat clean, almond flour is a good choice for me because its simply ground up almonds. For me this is a much better option than simple carb, processed white flour. Almond Flour Cookies Ingredients

These cookies expand, so a small teaspoon of dough is all that’s needed for each cookie…

Clean Eating Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
I’m excited to have this quick/easy recipe in my arsenal… A cookie and a glass of coconut milk will be a nice treat this week!

Almond Chocolate Cookies

(2 1/2 cups) almond flour (order here)

(1/2 tsp) salt

(1/2 tsp) baking soda

(1/2 cup) grapeseed oil (order here)

(1/2 cup) agave nectar (order here)

(1 tbsp) vanilla

(1/2 cup) dark chocolate chips

(1/2 cup) sliced almonds

(350 F). Line baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt and baking soda.

In a medium bowl, combine grapeseed oil, agave and vanilla. Add to almond flour mixture and mix until thoroughly combined. Fold in chocolate chips and almonds.

Spoon dough one heaping teaspoon at a time onto baking sheet and press down to flatten.

Bake for 7 to 10 minutes, until lightly golden. Let cookies cool on baking sheets for 20 minutes.

(Recipe can be found on the back of the almond flour bag, adapted from elanas pantry!)

Also a reminder that tonight I’ll be doing another #CurvyConvo video/twitter chat: 9:00-9:30pm EST follow the conversation on twitter using  #CurvyConvo  9:30-10:00pm EST we’ll be live on-air!  RSVP here!

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Plus Size Work Out Video + Lessons from the NYC #PSPfit Workout

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On Saturday, I took the NYC #PSPfit girls to one of my favorite hidden gems in the city to workout on the water. It was a beautiful day, with beautiful girls.

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Lesson 1: As we used the grass and park benches to train on Saturday in the park, people would walk by and cheer us on which was a total surprise. I know some of us hold off on working out because we’re nervous/embarrassed/intimidated, so it was really nice to be reminded that the majority of people are kind and supportive.

Lesson 2: Although our trainer had us huffing, puffing and sweaty, when it was over people asked “When is the next one?” Sometimes showing up is the hardest part, but you will never regret a workout session.

We’re working on weekly workouts for the NYC girls, for updates send me your email at www.PSPfit.com.

Thanks to everyone who came out and I look forward to seeing you in September! In the meantime here’s a #PSPfit: Plus Size Fitness Cardio Workout that you can do at home.

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#CurvyConvo Video + Twitter Chat with @GarnerStyle, @Amanda_Allison, @MarieDenee & @CeCeOlisa

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Is there a question you’ve been wanting to ask me, your fellow PSP’s or a plus size blogger? Sunday is your chance….

On August 10th at 6pm EST, I’d like to invite you to my first live #CurvyConvo google hangout/twitter chat (I would never get in the way of your Sunday shows, so we will finish at 7:30).

RSVP Here

Here’s Sunday’s #CurvyConvo, Live schedule:

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Twitter chat with @GarnerStyle, @Amanda_Allison, @MarieDenee and me, @CeCeOlisa. Use the #CurvyConvo to tweet with us as we talk about fashion, dating and fitness from a Plus Size Perspective.

7:00-7:30pm: Live Google Hangout with my blogger boo’s as we dig deeper into plus size love and dating with this weeks Curvy Convo question: “Should I lose Weight for my Boyfriend?” We’ll have time for a few more questions/topics so if you have a suggestion for Sunday’s hangout, leave a comment below :-)

See you Sunday!!

***Update Here is the full video of last nights chat***

 

In the meantime I’ve asked my guest bloggers to give me their favorite piece of dating advice for plus size girls… ahhh Sunday’s gonna be so much fun!!

RSVP Here

If he doesn't want you You dont want him #CurvyConvo PlusSizePrincess.com

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Trust your instincts. Your instincts are a blessing and are there for a reason #CurvyConvo jpg

www.thecurvyfashionista.com

If you can't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else #CurvyConvo

 

www.youtube.com/ImFashionablyLate

 

My love life improved 100 when I decided not to settle #CurvyConvo PlusSizePrincess.com

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Plus Size Workout Clothes: My Favorite Plus Size Gym Leggings!

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There is nothing more annoying that burning a hole through your leggings. In the beginning of my Plus Size Fitness journey, I’d just buy cheap fashion leggings from wherever. I’d workout in them, work a hole right through the inner thighs and then go buy more (augh!). Over time I learned that there are benefits to ordering plus size workout tights/gym leggings. Its taken some time but I’ve finally got a solid collection of plus size workout leggings. Here are my faves:

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Gym leggings are usually made of a more slick/slippery material which means they’ll hold up better against inner thigh “chub rub” and last longer. There are also great functional pockets in workout tights that hold things you may need during your workout like keys/phone/lip gloss (maybe that’s just me lol) anyway, if you don’t want to carry a purse, these pockets come in handy. Keeping your fashion leggings and gym workout leggings separate also makes them last longer because you’re not doubling up on usage.

I’m so excited that plus size workout tights are finally starting to come in fun colors/designs. Here’s a quick video lookbook with my five favorite plus size gym tights/leggings.

Let me know which ones you like best?

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Blue Legging Here |  Grey Legging Here | Black Legging Similar Here | Galaxy Legging Here | Yoga Capri Here

 Duffle Bag Here | Sneakers Here (I have wide feet but these shoes fit great!)

Also, the #PSPfit Plus Size Fitness Challenge has some exciting things coming this fall, be sure to sign up for the mailing list at www.PSPfit.com

Thanks Ms. Lydia Hudgens for the photo snaps!

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Plus Size Fitness Monthly Workouts, Come Join us!

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Alright my lovelies, you’ve been asking for more regular #PSPfit workouts in cities outside of NYC so lets do it!

The next #PSPfit Clean Eating Online Bootcamp begins in 90 days. We know that clean eating is 80% of healthy living and we’ll cover that in detail during bootcamp. But our exercise/fitness game is important too, so if you want to get motivated and work out with your fellow Plus Size Princesses this is your chance!

Over the next few months I’ll be hosting workouts in NYC, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, DC to help you girls start your #PSPfit workout groups. If you’re interested in running a #PSPfit group in your city, please send me your email here.

Here’s the schedule/locations for the next August and September. I’ll announce the October/November dates soon.

August 2nd @ 11am – NYC register here

September 6th @ 11am – NYC and Philadelphia register here

Hope to see you soon!

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