When celebrated radio personality and columnist Kerre Woodham found herself 40, overweight, and depressed she faced two choices - do nothing and probably not make it to 50 or do something and get her life back. Fortunately for all of us, and especially those women who like to eat and dress well, she decided to fight back. Leaving kilos of herself and two bra sizes behind 'somewhere in the Waitakeres', she embarked on a fitness and training regime, with a goal to complete the Auckland marathon.
To the laugh out loud delight and support of her listeners, she battled her way to fitness and achieved her goal - then decided that she didn't want to stop. With the 2008 New York marathon in her sights, Short Fat Chick documents her life changing decision to get fit and stay fit, eat what she wants and still wear a size 12 dress. With insightful comments and fitness and training tips from her personal trainer, Gaz Brown, Kerre tells it like it is and takes the listener on a journey of self-discovery and self-discipline we can all admire and emulate.
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Great for + 40 women - very entertaining
Relatable and funny story of an overweight 40+ woman who thought she should run for charity
I'm now training for my first marathon
Yes, definitely. Kerre is a good storyteller and I found her memoir of getting ready to run her first (and subsequent) marathons funny, relatable and inspiring. It got me off my tush to chase the same goal for myself.
I enjoyed the descriptions of race day in New York.
No. I tend to listen to audiobooks during my commute or exercising, so I listen in batches.
If you're looking for a challenge, and to improve your fitness, I'd recommend this book.