1. Dawn T

    I agree with papa. I learned of your blog through Kath’s blog. I added it to my reader because of your varied approach to fitness and I identify with some of the health items you have addressed. From one woman to another, you look amazing. Be proud of how fit you are. You wear it well.

    • gracefulfitness

      Thanks for writing Dawn and thanks for the compliment, I really appreciate it. I am proud of my body and quite pleased with it, I’m not proud of any attachment I have left to the idea that it would be good for me to be “skinny” and that’s what I want to let go of.

  2. Anna Shapiro

    It’s all a matter of perspective. Every time I see you I think, “damn she’s skinny!” But more than that I think you are one of the healthiest, strongest, most athletic and beautiful people I know and it radiates out of you. You literally glow. It’s all semantics anyway. Skinny is just a word. How you feel is the most important thing.

    • gracefulfitness

      Whenever i see you i think “damn, she’s gorgeous!”. Truly.
      Thank you for writing, I love the idea of glowing because I don’t think you can do that unless you are comfortable in your own skin.

  3. Diana Hunt

    So I had a response and lost it to I pad woes! Faith this is THE most important and intelligent and intimate blog you have ever posted! Kudos! Just the other day another 62 year old relatively petite and fit and ideal weight woman and I were lamenting about our prejudice and judgement about FAT and fat people. Though we regretted our disrespect for the human within, our conversation whittled down to the basics of “fat”. Neither of us take any drugs for any condition, we practice Yoga and lead active lives . (Unlike an alarming number of our peers who have already chosen to ” let themselves go” and chosen the fat related designer disease of their eventual demise). Fat cells inhibit All of that and more! They crowd your organs and inhibit your movement and literally suck the life out of you as you age!
    News this week a miss America Contestant @5’8″ and a size 4! Was being lauded as a real woman with real curves! The average American woman is 5’4″ and size 10 or 12! ENOUGH SAID! Thank you Faith you make your mama proud!
    P.S. My friend from above is 4’11” about 110 pounds and bitterly complained about her belly spare tire! Body image trumps All! So feel good ladies. FEEL FIT AND STRONG,

  4. Ellen M

    Having been a very chubby kid and pre-teen, (to the extreme that we shopped in the chubby dept at local dept stores) I can certainly relate to your body feelings growing up. Even had a nasty nickname from an aunt and uncle emphasizing this. To this day I can’t think of a single female friend who isn’t on a perpetual “diet” to either lose or maintain weight. I’m guilty of it as well, but have also become strong and fit and extremely comfortable with what I am for my age. Likely a lesson I’ve learned from my mom, your grandma! You are beautiful and strong with a passion for a healthy lifestyle which seems to be creating a wonderful life for you. Continue inspiring others with your blogs and classes. We’ll plank together next weekend!

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