When you’re plus-sized, it can be dispiriting to see all those toned bodies at the gym and in the park. One way to boost your motivation to work out is to learn a bit about some of the fat-but-fit folks who have achieved athletic glory. People like sumo wrestler Kelly Gneitling, who weighed more than 400 pounds when he completed the Los Angeles marathon in 2011. Or Cheryl Haworth (pictured), who weighed more than 300 pounds when she won Olympic bronze in 2000. Do a bit of googling, and you might be surprised at how many inspiring stories you will find. Keep working and you will reach your goals!