The people doing this may mean well, but that doesn’t change the issues here. Treating fat people differently than thin people is messed up - including the belief that fat people need/want special accolades for doing exactly what everyone else is doing at the gym. It’s a form of weight stigma. Congratulating fat people for “rising above” your stereotypes about us is weight stigma. It’s also healthist, ableist, and the kind of “good fatty/bad fatty” thinking that none of us needs. Fat people who workout are not better than fat people who don’t. Running a marathon and watching a Netflix marathon are morally equivalent. Unless a fat person asks for your input or support around their workout, a good rule of thumb is to leave us alone. (That’s actually a good rule of thumb for people of all sizes.) #fathlete #healthateverysize #haes #atthegym #sizeacceptance #riotsnotdiets #psblogger #honormycurves #exercisetime #fitnesstips #effyourbodystandards #fatphobia #plussizefitness #mybodymyrules #plussizefit @ragenchastain ragenchastain Ragen Chastain

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  • The people doing this may mean well, but that doesn’t change the issues here. Treating fat people differently than thin people is messed up - including the belief that fat people need/want special accolades for doing exactly what everyone else is doing at the gym. It’s a form of weight stigma. Congratulating fat people for “rising above” your stereotypes about us is weight stigma. It’s also healthist, ableist, and the kind of “good fatty/bad fatty” thinking that none of us needs. Fat people who workout are not better than fat people who don’t. Running a marathon and watching a Netflix marathon are morally equivalent. Unless a fat person asks for your input or support around their workout, a good rule of thumb is to leave us alone. (That’s actually a good rule of thumb for people of all sizes.) #fathlete #healthateverysize #haes #atthegym #sizeacceptance #riotsnotdiets #psblogger #honormycurves #exercisetime #fitnesstips #effyourbodystandards #fatphobia #plussizefitness #mybodymyrules #plussizefit
    Ragen Chastain The people doing this may mean well, but that doesn’t change the issues here.
Treating fat people differently than thin people is messed up - including the belief that fat people need/want special accolades for doing exactly what everyone else is doing at the gym. It’s a form of weight stigma.
Congratulating fat people for “rising above” your stereotypes about us is weight stigma. It’s also healthist, ableist, and the kind of “good fatty/bad fatty” thinking that none of us needs.
Fat people who workout are not better than fat people who don’t. Running a marathon and watching a Netflix marathon are morally equivalent.
Unless a fat person asks for your input or support around their workout, a good rule of thumb is to leave us alone. (That’s actually a good rule of thumb for people of all sizes.) #fathlete #healthateverysize #haes #atthegym #sizeacceptance #riotsnotdiets #psblogger #honormycurves #exercisetime #fitnesstips #effyourbodystandards #fatphobia #plussizefitness #mybodymyrules #plussizefit

    The people doing this may mean well, but that doesn’t change the issues here.
    Treating fat people differently than thin people is messed up - including the belief that fat people need/want special accolades for doing exactly what everyone else is doing at the gym. It’s a form of weight stigma.
    Congratulating fat people for “rising above” your stereotypes about us is weight stigma. It’s also healthist, ableist, and the kind of “good fatty/bad fatty” thinking that none of us needs.
    Fat people who workout are not better than fat people who don’t. Running a marathon and watching a Netflix marathon are morally equivalent.

    Unless a fat person asks for your input or support around their workout, a good rule of thumb is to leave us alone. (That’s actually a good rule of thumb for people of all sizes.) #fathlete #healthateverysize #haes #atthegym #sizeacceptance #riotsnotdiets #psblogger #honormycurves #exercisetime #fitnesstips #effyourbodystandards #fatphobia #plussizefitness #mybodymyrules #plussizefit

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jwhit140 - Jeanette 1 week ago

The condescending remarks are why I stopped going to the weekly yoga I so loved at the gym. It took me years to find movement and a class I enjoyed, where the instructor provided alternative movements and stances for those who needed it without judgment, myself included. It was even at a price that fit my budget. A few months in, someone in the class congratulated me for making it through a class, and I never went back. I had felt so comfortable and content up until that point. It bothers me to this day

onceuponasquat_official - The One And Only B’Neika 🦄 1 week ago

The petty in me has learned the best responses 🤣🤣 but no in all honesty I have learned to take their comments differently as the reason the said something is because they wish they had the will power I did, but it comes out as a half complement .. minding ones business has always been a great rule of thumb for the gym 😉

lifeindisairray - Sarah 1 week ago

I know right?! I know thin people think that they’re being ‘supportive’ and ‘encouraging’ by telling my fat arse “you can do it” and “you’re doing a great job”, but I don’t need or appreciate those comments because a. I already know I can do it, and I’m not doing a “good” job, I’m doing a f-ing awesome job thanks! And b. If you wouldn’t say the same thing to a thin person (I know you wouldn’t) then don’t patronise me with your pretend ku dos, simply because you approve of my fat arse working out.. I don’t need your approval - I’m not working out to adhere to your patriarchal, diet culture standards!

delilahjo - Delilah 1 week ago

OH MY GOD this was me so much on the MS150 this year. So many strangers riding by on hills kept telling me “good job!” and I knew I shouldn’t get irritated at something so well-meaning, but when I kept getting it and the people around me didn’t, I couldn’t help but thinking ok by why am *I* doing such a good job, huh?! Aren’t we all??

artkoea - Artkoea Bogiatto💕 1 week ago

Lollll like gurl wth do you want from me ?? it was one of the reasons at first I felt uncomfortable to work out (yes I am thin now if you look at me but I was younger and i weighted differently with age and exercise My body just changed) but it’s happened to ppl I know too