Curvy model and social media influencer Tabria Majors has been breaking beauty stereotypes since she started her career a few years ago. Most recently, Majors has inspired other women who, like her, weigh over 200 pounds to celebrate their beauty.

Majors tweeted a photo of herself at the beach, where she encouraged other women to join the “200+ club.” Her tweet prompted a response of over 2,000 people and racked up 70,000 likes.

Who else is in the 200+ club, let’s see! pic.twitter.com/LoMUyZHA4f

— Tabria (@TabriaMajors) August 29, 2017

She tells Yahoo Beauty, “I didn’t expect that post to garner as many responses as it did. Seeing so many women proudly showcasing their bodies despite weighing over 200 pounds made me incredibly happy.”

At 218 pounds, Majors says that the road to self-love and acceptance is not an easy one, but she affirms that it is possible.

“If you’re unable to change something about yourself, you can choose to accept it or allow it to consume you,” she says. “Body image issues are usually the product of societal standards that have been drilled into our heads, society doesn’t determine your self-worth — you do.”

The 27-year-old created a place on Twitter for other women to be happy with their bodies at any weight. One of them is Nicole Rivera, 28, who despite battling stage IV colon cancer, found a moment of happiness seeing so many women her size appreciate their own beauty.

YES MA’AM!
EVERYONE IN THIS THREAD IS STUNNING!
And I’m still cute even while battling cancer! pic.twitter.com/ZAEFaMTs5g

— nuclearnicole (@NUCLEARnicole) August 30, 2017

“I loved the celebration of women with larger bodies,” Rivera tells Yahoo Beauty. “I have been chubby my whole life, and my adult life I’ve always been over 200 pounds, even after I lost weight from my cancer treatment,” she says. “It took me many years to love my body. We all carry weight differently and a lot of us over 200 pounds are still very healthy and happy with our bodies.”

Another woman who answered Majors’ call to join the club is Gabrielle Rocheville. The 20-year-old is thankful for women like Majors who are representing a different kind of beauty.

220+ and proud It’s not about the number, it’s about the confidence pic.twitter.com/A8y5Igo865

— Gavi (@gabroche29) August 30, 2017

“We need more ‘unconventional’ women in the media to show that everyone is different, that not everyone fits society’s standards, and that it’s OK if we don’t,” Rocheville told Yahoo Beauty.

And the Twitterverse couldn’t agree more with Majors’ “200+ Club” celebration.

200+ club induction pics? pic.twitter.com/DUMVQ7Sfcc

— tess (@laurentesse) August 30, 2017

My girlfriend wouldn’t think she belongs on this thread but I say otherwise ❤❤ pic.twitter.com/qmHYs3szh8

— ikee boy (@yaboyikee) August 31, 2017

Loud and proud pic.twitter.com/UEg48X2wVt

— Bri Martinez (@BriMartinezzz) August 30, 2017

two twenty pic.twitter.com/GGpAQm5TXA

— courteney (@courteneyystone) August 30, 2017

202 and here for this thread pic.twitter.com/VlHr2DZTxa

— bells (@bellaellabunny) August 31, 2017

not exactly, but pretty dang close !!! heheh pic.twitter.com/F0wn5RLqBB

— ginger!!! (@gingerhollander) August 31, 2017

That doesn’t mean there aren’t internet trolls who feel the need to comment. But Majors handles it well: “In life, you’re always going to be faced with opposition, and you can either sulk and self-loathe about it or take it in stride and try and use it to your advantage. I choose to do the latter.”

She adds: “People who are happy don’t have the time or motivation to bring other people down.”

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  • Plus-size Instagrammer shares body-positive post: ‘I am my own body goals’
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  • The age of women who have the most body confidence may surprise you

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By Lisa

I never weigh myself. I know when I’m drinking too much Strongbow, eating too much dark chocolate and skipping WODs when my Lulu’s get tight and the inside liner fits my butt in an annoying way (4-way stretch: good, 2-way stretch: bad), when I no longer feel comfortable WODding without a shirt, or when I cringe at overhead squat pictures of myself. I’m kind of in that stage right now.

I feel like I’ve been in body metamorphosis-cycle since starting CrossFit + Paleo. I lost weight and size quickly in the first six months of this lifestyle (down to about 130 pounds one year ago when we opened CrossFit Incendia) and I’ve been getting bigger in the last 12 months as I’ve been WODding more (and eating more, I’m sure). I’m still very strict with my Paleo, I’d say 99%. (Before you Paleo-hate on me, you should know that I’m Celiac. Grains make me shit my pants. Dairy makes me wheeze AND shit my pants. Legumes light me up. No, thank you.) Even though I know that I shouldn’t be concerned with the number on the scale, I’m like every other woman out there – it can haunt me. On Saturday night someone asked me how much I weighed at our Paleo Party. I promptly went into the bathroom, stepped on the scale and saw a “150” and I promptly thought to myself, “Oh F*ck!” See, I remember what I looked like in my “Before” Pictures when I weighed 150 pounds. These pictures were taken by my friend Aimee at CrossFit Fury when I was just starting CrossFit and beginning my first Paleo Challenge. I did not like the way I looked or felt at this 150 pounds. It isn’t the actual number that affects me, it’s the way I felt about myself at that time. I did not like it.

All These Women Weigh 150 Pounds

I think every girl has a weight number that puts them in a tizzy. Yours might not be 150 and could be more or less. It’s personal and we all go through it in some degree no matter what the actual number is. See, BC (before CrossFit), when I didn’t like the way I looked I would a) smoke more so I would eat less or b) take diet drugs to force me to eat less or c) all of the above. Option c was most likely the option selected. After Saturday, I had decided that I was going to immediately sugar detox and take some fat burners. You see, I need to buy a new dress for the Anniversary Party and I can’t hate the way I look because of “the number.” I decided it was time to do something drastic! Then I thought about things rationally for a second, drove to the gym, and asked Brian to take pictures of me so I could compare both versions of my 150 pound self.

One thing that CrossFit has given me is acceptance of my body. I have decided that CrossFit and Paleo make my body the best version of itself that it can be. Beyond that, I might whine that my legs are getting big (Hello, Quadzilla….Trent, I’m coming for you!), I can’t wear jeans because of them and that dresses make me look like a boy without hips, but overall, I’m pretty happy with the way things have shaped up over the last 18 months. I’m 39 years old. I have two small children (ages 2 and 7). I was never an athlete in my life before CrossFit. I’ve had open heart surgery, two hernia repairs, my appendix removed, two C-sections, half my thyroid removed, I smoked for 20 years, have killer asthma, and I fractured my pelvis when I was 18. (Which, reminds me. Looking at the new pics, I’m thinking I look a little crooked and need to go see Dr. McCall to get that fixed up. Stat!) What I’m saying is, I’m not the best athlete in the gym. At all. Not even close. I don’t supplement and I probably only work out 3-5 times max per week. I’m ok with all of that.

This is 150 Pounds BC (Before CrossFit) on Me

All I ever wanted to was to look good in a bikini and chase my kids around; however, when that dreaded 150 pounds registered on the scale, I mentally backslid into my old ways. I’m so glad I had these new “After” pictures taken. I think I definitely look different while weighing the same amount. I know better and I still mentally beat myself up for a couple days. I encourage you TO STAY OFF THE SCALE! Girls, we’ve got to accept our bodies, no matter what the “number” is. I went from feeling good to feeling crappy in a matter of seconds because of that 150. So silly. Not happening again. Don’t let yourselves fall into “The Number Trap” either!

How one plus-size model lost 200 pounds

Three-and-a-half years after pledging to fight the flab, Rosie Mercado has lost more than half her body weight, shrinking from a size 34 to a size 16 to 18 through a strict diet and exercise regimen.

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At 5-foot-9, Mercado weighs 201 pounds and has just 21 to go before reaching her target of 180 pounds and becoming a size 14.

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Mercado signed with Manhattan-based True Model Management in April 2014.

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Mercado has shed nearly 20 inches off her 65-inch waist.

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She claims the biggest payoff has been the improved relationship with her children.

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Tears streamed down Rosie Mercado’s cheeks after the flight attendant delivered his stinging words: “Ma’am. You are not going to fit into one seat. You need to purchase another fare.”

The humiliating exchange on the red-eye from Las Vegas to New York in June 2011 was among a series of embarrassments endured by plus-size model Mercado when she tipped the scales at 410 pounds.

They included having to hire a nanny to take her kids to Disneyland, because she was too big to accompany them on rides; mobility issues; and hurtful comments from gaping strangers.

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Now, 3 ½ years after pledging to fight the flab, the 35-year-old beauty has lost more than half her body weight, shrinking from a size 34 to a size 16 to 18 through a strict diet and exercise regimen.

At 5-foot-9, she weighs 201 pounds and has just 21 pounds to go before reaching her target of 180 pounds and a size 14.

“I now truly love myself and appreciate every single moment that I live and breathe,” says Mercado, who signed with Manhattan-based True Model Management in April 2014. “When I was larger, I just wasn’t leading the lifestyle I wanted.

“Now I couldn’t be happier.”

The Las Vegas-raised former makeup artist courted success after competing in plus-size beauty pageants such as Miss Plus America in 2009, during which she was featured in National Geographic Channel’s “Taboo” documentary series.

At her heaviest, she filmed the reality TV show “Curvy Girls” on NuvoTV in 2011, but found that top modeling agencies would pass on her portfolio as soon as they found out her measurements.

“They would contact me after seeing pictures of my face and upper body, neither of which were big, yet were shocked at my 65-inch hips,” recalls Mercado, who has killer cheekbones but describes her body as “very pear-shaped.”

“It was disheartening,” she adds.

The mother of three confesses her key problem was comfort-eating, particularly during stressful times such as pregnancy and her 2008 divorce.

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“I made some very poor choices, opting for fast food like McDonald’s burgers and supersize fries rather than fruits and vegetables,” she says. “My health was low priority, and it was affecting everything I did, especially spending quality time with my kids.”

Although Mercado was voted the Face of Full Figured Fashion Week in New York in 2010, delivered red carpet TV fashion reports and appeared in magazines such as “The Best of Brides,” it wasn’t until she took charge of her unhealthy eating habits that her career really took off.

The “a-ha” moment came a few months after the cringe-worthy plane seat incident when she signed up for a weeklong “Unleash The Power Within” course in LA led by self-help guru Tony Robbins.

It was out with the junk food and in with lean proteins, fruits and vegetables. Mercado, who began running small distances, also enlisted the help of a boot-camp-style personal trainer. She now hits the gym six days a week for an hour a day.

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“It has not been the easiest journey, and I’ve had my ups and down,” admits the model, who describes her weight loss as “steady and gradual.”

“But, when I compare my quality of life now to how it used to be, I know it was worth it.”

She claims the biggest payoff has been the improved relationship with her children — she took them to Disneyland without the need of a nanny this year and goes walking with them in the hills — but counts her signing 18 months ago with True Model Management as one of her best achievements.

“They believed in me and supported me every step of the way,” she gushes.

The partnership has since led to a number of high-profile modeling assignments, including 2015 campaigns for plus-size fashion companies igigi.com and Ibbi World.

“I’m proof that, if you follow your vision, your dreams can come true,” adds Mercado, proudly sashaying with her now-48-inch hips.

When it comes to men’s and women’s weight, there are certain myths that we tend to perpetuate. Like, men who are over 200 pounds need to look like this or that to be fit and a woman must be under 200 pounds and/or tall or she’s fat — plain and simple, right? Well, wrong! There are a growing number of women who are proving that your scale doesn’t determine if your healthy or not.

Take a look at these beautiful women who are taking social media by storm and proving that healthy comes in all sizes–even the over-200 size.

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Name: Candice Williams
Instagram: @UnendingBattle
Weight: 207 pounds

Candice says: “This just goes to show you at my smallest I still had the skin I had had no surgeries to remove the skin but I appeared and felt so much bigger then I do at a heavier weight. What I like to get back to 200 yes just because I felt pretty comfortable at that weight but anything below that has been extremely hard for me to maintain. But that is my body. That is my story. Some people may think 200 is still extremely big or overweight Lord knows the world and my doctors charts do haha but I am so much healthier today than even a year ago and I will continue to try to be even more healthier as I keep growing in maturity and age haha😜😘💓 I love you guys!”

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Renee Miller
228 pounds
Instagram:@200plusthickandfit

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Renee says: “Coming from size 24 was no easy task..but i got it done..many will discourage you….family may not want no part of your healthy eating habits..friends may not understand why you can’t eat out like you used to..Spouse may discourage you by telling you he’s not attracted to small women don’t lose weight..You may go at this fitlife alone…I did…..but When I walk this staircase…..Know

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“This is 200 pounds”

Kaitlin Burgess is a Pro Strongman competitor who has lifted a 300 lb. stone to a 48 inch platform, can log press 200 lb. and deadlifts nearly 500 lb. But it was just a few years ago that Burgess was an out-of-shape new mom who was so scared and embarrassed that she couldn’t bear to go to a gym with other people in it.

Pro competitor Kaitlin Burgess before and after discovering Strongman. Burgess weighs about the same in both pictures.

So Burgess found herself in a CrossFit gym, going in between classes to work with the owner to avoid a group setting. It was immediately obvious that Burgess, whose dad was a bodybuilder and brother was a college football player, was really strong.

But when Pro Strongman competitor Bryan Barrett tried to convince Burgess to do one of his local competitions she blew him off. Again and again.

“Finally, we did try some real basic Strongman stuff and was like, ‘I’ll train you’,” Burgess said. “At the time, I had left my daughter’s dad. I couldn’t pay anything, and he let me.”

But the newly single mom didn’t just take an interest in Strongman.

Burgess also rekindled her old partying ways, as a mechanism to cope with depression. She was surrounding herself with people, drinking and socializing as a way to get back on her feet.

In reality, she was sabotaging all of those efforts.

“I remember Bryan broke me down. He said, ‘Hey, I’m not telling you how to live your life, but if you quit drinking and partying you’d be really good ,” said Burgess.

“And within the first month of not drinking alcohol, I exploded. I wasn’t tired, I had energy. It was unbelievable.”

It’s even more impressive watching Burgess, who recently picked up two more pro cards at Strongman Corporation Nationals, when you consider all the things she now juggles.

In addition to working at an emergency room in Texas, Burgess bartends at night and gets up some mornings to train other athletes at Arlington Strength, at 5:45 a.m.

“People ask, “How do you do it? You’re a single mom with two jobs,” said Burgess, who has never missed a training session since Barrett’s talk. “Well, how do you get up and find time to change your underwear? It’s a matter of making the time. For me, it’s been a lifestyle change.”

And with that, a body-image change as well.

Burgess, who sits at 200-lb. training, competes as both a heavyweight and middleweight woman, depending on the level of competition.

“A lot of women are afraid of bulking. When I started lifting heavy weights, benching, learning to implement Strongman and putting weight on the bar and log, the fat melted off of me. I’ve lost like eight pants sizes, but I weigh about the same,” said Burgess, who will cut to around 180 lb. when necessary for competitions.

“I’ve lost so much weight, but the scale hasn’t really moved. I’ve lost size in my hips, clothes fit differently. That’s why I’m so passionate about the scale. You can weigh 200 pounds and look great. Or you can weight 150 pounds and look great.”

Burgess with fellow Pro Strongman Kimberly Lawrence

And Burgess has no problem proving it.

A few months ago, after overhearing a guy say he “had a weight class” when referring to women he dates, Burgess took to her Facebook page to post a bikini picture with enviable abs.

“Hey bro here’s your 200 lb. weight class!,” Burgess posted.

“WOMEN DON’T FOLLOW A SCALE. #Fyourweightclass.”

She made a statement at this year’s Arnold as part of the first-ever Pro Strongwoman competition, finishing 2nd overall.

The historic event, which will finally put the women on the same stage as the men —who get to travel and are paid thousands of dollars — is a significant step forward in an emerging Strongman sport. And Burgess hopes it’s only the beginning in forging a new wave of female Strongman competition.

“I think a lot of people think Strongwoman are all fat or bulky” Burgess said. “And there are some heavyweight Strongwoman who are big and not exactly the fittest. But there’s classes.

The biggest thing is for people to not be scared. Go over there and pick it up. I have two girls in a training class, I told them ‘This weighs 135 pounds, let me show you how to do it. They tried and they had that sense of accomplishment. And you know what? They weren’t scared anymore.”

As I step onto the tiny digital scale at my doctor’s office, the doctor reads aloud: “204 pounds.” She immediately follows it up with, “well, you don’t look it.”

It’s not the first time I’ve heard that comment from a medical professional. Every time I’m forced to give my weight to a doctor or a nurse, I’ve had the same exact reaction: I don’t look like someone who is 200 pounds.

I’m 5’5 and a comfortable 12/14 size. I can mostly fit into a large size in any brand. But by every technical definition, because of my number, I am seen as “overweight,” or even unhealthy.

In society, there is something so dirty and negative about being in the over-200 club. We get a terrible reputation (and a gasp every time we say our weight). See for yourself: Ask five of your friends if they would consider a woman over 200 pounds fat. Most likely, they’ll all say yes. I wouldn’t be angry at anyone who called me fat by looking at my number on the scale. It’s a high number. But the fact is that 200 pounds looks different on everyone, and my 200-pound body is strong and curvy.

A lot of people assume that being 200 pounds means you’re inherently unhealthy. At a doctor’s checkup last year, my doctor thought that because of my 204 pound weight I might have diabetes or hypothyroidism. After the blood tests came back, she was proven wrong. My numbers were totally normal.

I did find out that I had high cholesterol, however. This is because I like sharp, smelly cheeses and rich, creamy seafood dishes.

Even knowing the cause of my high cholesterol, I was still rattled. My father died of a heart attack in his fifties, I knew high blood pressure and heart disease ran in my family. So my doctor told me that losing 20 pounds would bring my cholesterol into a healthy zone. I vowed to do it for that reason. Not so I could be perceived as skinnier.

Still, it was difficult for me to lose any of the weight. A year at the gym yielded a measly five pound weight loss. But something else changed.

With my focused efforts, I had energy to get through my day. I wasn’t winded walking up the stairs to my apartment anymore. I could run a mile and not feel like dying. I could hold all three warrior poses in yoga without shaking or wanting to rest. I was getting stronger and healthier.

And while I might still be in the 200 club, what’s important is that I know I’m healthy. I know I still have 15 pounds to lose, but I’m doing it so I can keep this fabulous body alive for longer, not so I don’t feel shame for my weight.

I don’t mind telling people my weight at all, because I know I am none of the stereotypes that come with that number. I’m not sick and I’m not lazy (I can probably lift more than you at the gym). Sure, I sometimes eat what’s bad for me (and I never turn down a glass of wine) but if missing out of those life experiences means a few extra pounds on my waist, so be it.

The number on the scale, ultimately, means very little to me. My size is a feeling, not a number. I feel, look, and am healthy, and that’s what I want to be defined as — not as above or below some false fat/skinny line.

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7 Proven Weight Loss Tips For Black Women Who Weigh 200 Pounds Or More

If you want to get started losing weight and you weigh over 200 pounds then learn the 7 proven ways to do it effectively.

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Starting the process of losing weight for someone 200+ pounds is very different from someone whose starting weight is 140 pounds.

Depending on how long you’ve been carrying around 200+ pounds there could be impairment to your joints which will require you to ease into working on your weight loss.

Also understand, more than likely you didn’t gain the weight overnight so be practical when trying to lose it. It won’t happen overnight.

A healthy rate of losing weight is 1 to 2 pounds a week on average. Starting at a heavier weight, assuming low physical activity levels, one could actually exceed this average rate of weight loss simply by making some minor changes daily.

Weight loss is 80% nutrition and 20% activity so with that in mind check out some key tips to help you lose weight when your beginning weight is 200 pounds or more.

See Your Doctor

Before starting any new weight loss program which includes a modification to your nutrition or physical activity, get a physical by your primary care provider. Have her or him check your vitals, blood lipids, and glucose levels.

Make sure you’re your hormonal “levels” are normal such as estrogen, insulin, leptin and cortisol. Any imbalances could be the reason why you’re packing on weight.

Once you get a clean bill of health from your physician begin exploring ways to improve your nutrition.

Get Your General Nutrition Together

As previously mentioned, weight loss is primarily impacted by the quality of food, nutrients and the amount of calories you eat and drink. If you subtract the amount of calories you eat from the amount you burn through daily activity you want to be in a slight caloric deficit every day.

To be exact, if a pound consists of 3500 calories then aim to eat 500 less calories a day to begin losing at least one pound a week.

Recommendations to do this include cutting out all sugary drinks such as soft drinks and fruit juice and consume nothing but 74 oz of water daily at a minimum.

Refrain from eating out at fast food places where food tends to come in huge portions high in empty calories, salt, sugar and fat. Ditch eating highly processed foods that have a long shelf life.

They are pumped with low nutrient calories which will store in your body as fat with no nutritional value.

Aim to eat at least one salad a day with no more than 2 tablespoons of clear salad dressing and vegetables with each meal.

Eat More Protein

A sedentary person only needs about .4 grams of protein for every pound of body weight a day. More active people need more. Multiply your 200+ pounds body weight by .4 and target that amount of protein in grams every day.

If you eat lean protein across 3 meals, then multiply that by 3 to know how many grams of protein to eat per meal.

Protein is a great lean muscle builder and it helps keep you fuller longer.

Great sources of protein include legumes, lean beef, chicken, fish and quinoa. Center your meals on this and you will find you are eating less yet feeling fuller longer.

Drink More Water

Get in the habit of drinking at least 2 liters of water daily. Not only will it help flush out toxins from your body for a nice natural detox, it will also help you feel fuller longer and it’s zero calories.

If you don’t like plain water, infuse it with fruit, herbs or tea (don’t add sugar) to give it a refreshing taste.

Upon waking up in the morning consider drinking an ACV tonic with water as a base which will help manage blood sugar levels so you aren’t as hungry as often.

Adult bodies are made up of about 75% to 80% water so you want to stay hydrated at all times. Taking a few sips of water before eating a meal aids in digestion and waste elimination (which could also be the reason you weigh 200+ lbs).

You can’t go wrong by drinking more water daily.

Walk Off The Pounds

Remember when I stated weight loss for someone 140 pounds isn’t exactly the same as someone who is 200+ pounds? That is because a lighter person may not have issues with high intensity activity because it won’t hurt their joints due to their weight.

Someone who is 200+ pounds has to be more careful with all of the jumping, running and bouncing especially if they’ve been sedentary and inactive for some time.

Walking is an excellent option as a starting point for someone 200+ pounds looking to lose weight and get more active.

Walking just 30 moderate minutes a day, 5 days a week can possibly burn anywhere between 500 to 1,000 calories a week depending on speed, incline and intervals. That is an excellent start for someone who isn’t active at all.

You can walk indoors or outdoors – however you’re most comfortable. After about 2 to 3 weeks of consistent walking, increase the amount of time you spend walking from 30 minutes to 45 minutes to keep your body guessing.

The walking pace should be moderate to start meaning you should be able to carry on a conversation while walking. Also swing your arms to get in a little extra calorie burn during your walk.

Begin To Add Low Impact Workouts

Once you’re ready and have built up endurance, balance and stamina from walking, you are ready for a low-impact workout routine to help you build muscle.

The more lean muscle you carry on your body the more calories you burn while at rest so don’t be afraid to pick up those dumbbells and begin a strength training program.

Below are sample low-impact workouts you can try at your own risk.

Disclaimer: Before starting any new fitness or workout program check with your physician first. Femme Fitale Fit Club is not liable for injury, loss of life or limb due to your participation. Know your body.

Equipment needed:

  • Dumbbells – 7 to 8 lbs
  • Yoga mat
  • Chair, step, or step bench

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Biceps curls

Triceps kickbacks

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Stay Consistent

You’ve seen your doctor and received a clean bill of health, you’ve started addressing your nutrition and eating more protein, you’re drinking more water every day and you’ve begun walking, now what?

STAY CONSISTENT!

You didn’t gain the weight overnight so don’t expect to lose it overnight. Stay diligent on your nutrition plan and consistent with your daily walks.

You may begin to see the weight begin to drop after just one week on this regimen but don’t slack up. All of this is something new to your body so it’s in shock and responding by burning pounds.

Your body will soon adapt to this new eating, walking and low-impact exercise routine so you must keep it up and even turn it up over time. Keep your body guessing.

These are some of my recommendations to help you stay consistent:

  1. Write down goals and post them in a visible place so you see them daily and remember why you started
  2. Recruit family and friends to join you along your journey whether it be eating like you or walking with you. Making it a family affair makes it fun
  3. Find activity you enjoy doing it and it won’t feel like exercise or a chore to do it

Let’s Wrap This Up

If you weigh 200 pounds or more and don’t know how to get started to lose the excess weight heed these tips and recommendations to get you started.

Once you’ve dropped some of the excess weight and are ready for a more intense and structured workout program be sure to check out my #NoFluff 12-Week Fitness Program which includes 6 meal plans.

It comes in Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced (gym required) levels and can be done at home.

I hope these tips are helpful and if there are more you thought of leave a comment to share it with us.

What other weight loss tips do you have for a woman who weighs over 200 pounds?

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