Jayne Williams brings irreverent wit and a passion for movement to people who want a roadmap to real-life, functional fitness. Shape Up with the Slow Fat Triathlete is the antidote to fitness books that promise killer abs and deliver disappointment.
A mediocre athlete with a lifelong weight problem, Williams struggles with her own fitness demons, including self-consciousness, injuries, and yo-yo dieting. Now, she puts fun back into working out with realistic advice, zany anecdotes, and essential observations. With stories from other “imperfect athletes,” Williams's fifty audacious tips help aspiring athletes of all flavors to kick butt on the trail, in the pool, or at the gym.
Williams, Jayne. Shape Up with the Slow Fat Triathlete. Da Capo Lifelong. Jan. 2009. c.272p. index. . pap. . HEALTH~In her previous The Slow Fat Triathlete, Williams described her transformation from couch potato to triathlete. This humorous follow-up explains how fitness does not necessarily lead to a magazine-perfect body. It's alright to be what some call "overweight"; it doesn't matter what you look like in a bathing suit. What's important is getting out there and moving. Williams supplies tips for letting go of the worst obstacle of all-self-consciousness. At last something for real people; highly recommended..