What ‘fit’ and ‘healthy’ really means…

We are all so conditioned to “know” what fit is supposed to look like. According tot the dictionary fit is being ‘in good physical condition; in good health’, yet we often mistake what this actually is. Instead of focusing on the health of someone we somehow automatically assume that someone with shredded abs, popping’ biceps, and a huge, lifted booty is ‘fit’. This is accentuated with what Instagram tells us as we see millions of fitness models who seem to display this attributes and we assume that they are healthy.

And I don’t doubt that people with those physiques are lean and fit, but you shouldn’t feel weaker if you don’t look that way. Fitness cannot always be displayed in such ways so you have your own story and may actually be fitter than these models.

This is because having abs doesn’t automatically make you fit. In fact you may be the opposite. Having abs may be due to genetics meaning that you can eat crap yet still have abs but does that mean you’re fit? NO. Also certain fitness models take steroids (which I am totally against) making themselves look big and muscly yet they neglect their cardio and are also visually strong but not in real terms.

So I want to challenge you to think about what being ‘fit’ really means for a second and I’d like to hear your own definition.

Lots of love,

Charlotte xoxo