Home / Featured / 300PAR 004.5: What Does It Mean to Be A Plus-Size Runner?!? W/ Latoya Snell

300PAR 004.5: What Does It Mean to Be A Plus-Size Runner?!? W/ Latoya Snell

Aight goal crushers in this episode we talk with Latoya Shauntay Snell. She’s fit. She’s fat. She’s an athlete. Latoya is the founder of Running Fat Chef blog. She describes her blog as a uncensored journey filled with spontaneity, ups and downs, eating like a fat ass on a budget while maintaining your marbles, fitness and livelihood.  In this podcast Latoya Shauntay Snell talks to us about who she is, her evolving relationship with running, her advice for dealing with haters/doubters and lastly she gives new runners advice to help them crush their goals.

Other people’s fears will paralysis your progress if you let it” – Latoya Shauntay Snell

Scroll down for complete show notes.

Join the Movement: Subscribe and Review!

Get the 300 Pounds and Running Podcast delivered automatically to your smartphone or podcast player at no charge to you, please subscribe using your preferred method below:

Listen to 300 Pounds and Running Podcast on iTunesListen to 300 Pounds and Running Podcast on Stitcher RadioListen on Google Play MusicListen to 300 Pounds and Running Podcast on Sound Cloud




Get the RSS Feed for your own favorite RSS Podcast Player.

Show your boy some love and leave me a review and rating on iTunes! This helps me get the show up in the rankings and I’d deeply appreciate it. ?

Show Notes

0:23 - Who is Latoya Snell? - I am a potty mouth rebel that enjoys doing marathons!

0:50 - Latoya discusses how her job, becoming a parent and marrying young played a role in her her weight loss and gain journey.

4:42 - Time for action - Latoya discusses how she discovered she had sciatica and how the diagnoses lead to change. Latoya -”One day I bent over and I couldn’t get up.”

9:23 - Latoya reflects on her first time trying out Shaun T’s Insanity workout

10:37 - Learn how Latoya first got into running - “I was suckered into running. I thought it was cool to go to the track. I had no couch to 5k...I just jumped into it.”

13:30 - Latoya discusses the early obstacles she faced when she first started running

16:07 - Latoya talks about her family's reaction to her running

21:36 - Learn about the impact that running has had on Latoya’s life - “Running is my therapy.”

25:49 - Learn what product that Latoya can’t live without

30:37 - How many races do you think Latoya has completed? Quick hint...it’s more than 50 AND that not including obstacle courses!

31:59 - Latoya’s most challenging race and her biggest takeaway - “When you hit a wall...keep moving!”

44:46 - Learn about Latoya's blog: “Running Fat Chef” and her motivations to start blogging - “The goal is to be comfortable in your own skin.”

52:52 - Latoya discusses body dysmorphia, depression and her love of internet trolls - “There are times I am astonished by ignorance; We idolize photoshop”

57:47 - What would Latoya tell her pass/younger self - “You are so much stronger than you think. Do not doubt the process.”

59:57 - Latoya gives words of advice for those that are new to running or starting a weight loss journey - “Put one foot in front of another.” “Don’t be the hare be the tortoise.”

1:09:29 - Latoya gives her favorite weight loss and running resources - “Sometimes a Google Search can’t solve all of your problems”

1:05:33 - Guess Latoya’s favorite workout songs - There is something for everyone in this mix!

1:08:35 - What are Latoya’s goals this year

1:11:36 - Latoya’s special message for the doubters and haters - “Hurt people..hurt people.”

1:18:18 - Words of Wisdom from Latoya - “Keep fighting the good fight!”

Resources Mentioned During the Podcast


How do I contact Latoya Snell?

What you missed in the last episode?

In episode 4, we sat down with Julie Creffield  from The Fat Girl’s Guide to Running and we talked about her evolution of running and the advice she would give to all of those Goal Crushers out there who are thinking about starting their own health journey. Check out 300 Pounds and Running Podcast episode 4 now!

I Appreciate Your iTunes Reviews!

Getting a 5-star rating and/or written review is incredibly important for this show. It helps with ranking and with generating the necessary exposure that gets this podcast out in front of other runners.

But it is even more important to me!

I read each and every comment and really take them all to heart. They provide encouragement that what I am doing is getting noticed and that the show is getting listened to.

I am so thankful to those who have recently gone into iTunes to provide a five-star rating and written a review of the 300 Pounds and Running Podcast.

That’s why I’m asking YOU to please provide your boy rating and/or write a review on iTunes. You can do so by following the instructions below:

1) Go to the show’s iTunes Page or search “300 Pounds and Running” from iTunes if you aren’t already a subscriber.

2) Open the page in the iTunes app, and click on the number of stars for the rating you think I deserve.

3) Write a sentence or two to share your comments.


A million thanks in advance!


That’s it for now. Keep crushing those goals, and we’ll be back next time!

Want to start running, but don't know where to begin? I'm here to help, download Zero to Running, for FREE!

We won't send you spam. Powered by ConvertKit



About Martinus Evans

Martinus Evans, MS is the blogger behind 300 Pounds and Running. He is on a journey to eating right, losing weight, running marathons, and crushing goals. Follow him as he Chase Values and #CrushGoals.
comments powered by Disqus
Scroll To Top