Hi! I am a big fattie, 300+ pounds and very out of shape, and while I'm starting to trying an accept my weight, I -am- still very unhappy being a noodle arm weakling who gets out of breath changing sheets. I have Health at Every Size checked out for a first time read (excited) and am also going to read The unapologetic fat girl's guide to exercise and other incendiary acts, but I was wondering if you had any recommendations for books, or your own advice for getting physically stronger while fat.
I think you are totally on the right track with those two books! And you can also check out my “exercise” tag for more info and resources.
On a purely personal note, I want to encourage you to be patient and kind with yourself as you work on your goals. As you know, you are moving a big body around and that takes a lot of effort! And that’s OK. It is normal for fat people to breath hard and work hard as we do physical tasks like housework or going up stairs, even when they are physically fit. Don’t forget that some people have to go to the gym and lug weights around to get the kind of workout you can get just doing your daily chores and living your life! Your body is it’s very own strength-training machine. Enjoy that!