Mirna Valerio is proof that anything is possible.
She’s not only an educator, writer and new author but she is an athlete that’s plus size. And she is on the cover of the September issue of Women’s Running Magazine.
Valerio is the latest plus size athlete to show that you don’t have to be a size 0 to be active, to run in marathons, to climb mountains and to just be free to do anything you set your mind to.
It’s women like her and Louise Green, Jessamyn Stanley, Valerie Sagun and countless others who are putting the spotlight on being active at any size, defying the stereotypes that being fat or plus size means you are lazy.
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You're Free to Be Fit. Your life, your rules. I decided athletic performance was important to me and that weight loss wasn't. Along with beauty ideals, fitness culture also has its own set of ideals but you don't have to play along. Thank you for featuring my ideals, rules and terms of fitness. There isn't one way to live your healthiest life, find YOURS. #bigfitgirl
This issue of Women’s Running Magazine is dedicated to the great outdoors and the headline “Ditch The Gym” speaks volumes. What a great way to inspire everyone to get out there, be active and enjoy the outdoors. All it starts with is one step.
The issue is on newsstands now. Congrats Mirna! You are inspiring so many people to change their lives.