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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

What fitness means...

I am a big fan of dictionaries. Whenever I am not sure how I should start a post I look up whatever it is I am planning to write about. Today I want to write about fitness. To define fitness is not easy, so in order to find out what fitness means to me I first had to find out what fitness means in the Collins Dictionary. Fitness: a) The state of being fit. b) The degree of adaptation of an organism to its environment, determined by its genetic constitution. c) The ability of an organism to produce viable offspring capable of surviving to the next generation.

Well, there you have it. Now for the BIG question: Am I fit? According to definition a) I am not, but according to definition b) and c) I am super fit. I do not have a fitness routine or a dietary advisement chart on my fridge or kettle bells in my cupboard. What I do have, however, which makes me fit in accordance to definitions b) and c) is that fact that I am alive (I have adapted to my environment) and I have an offspring, Kayla, who is capable of surviving just as I have.

So, maybe I am 2/3 fit. Emotionally and mentally I am 100% fit but physically I am not. It is definitely a goal of mine to lose weight, eat healthy food and get into some sort of a fitness regime (that I enjoy). Once this has been achieved I will be 100% fit as a fiddle and the ultimate definition of fitness according to the Collins Dictionary.

Oh, they do make it look like a lot of fun, don't they?

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful post Klara. You are correct - fitness is not about being ripped like the Incredible Hulk or spending your evening making seawead smoothies! Being fit is a mental, physical and spritual state - it's your body's entire being. And sometimes the physical part gets neglected in the ups and downs of today's world - but that is easily fixed :) good article
    Claire at Full Circle Wellness (