If you know me, you know I have done my share of fitness. From swimming, to fencing, water polo, yoga, triathlons etc, I kinda dip my fingers in as many pots of fitness as I can. I have done crossfit workouts too – many a stairwell work out in college but with my new work schedule I have found it hard to get to a physical gym and I havent been on my bike in a bit – need to take it to a shop to get it fixed. So I have turned to the at-home gym and Mr Shaun T has been quite helpful. I am hoping to try and keep up with it for 60 days and really see if there is much difference. The reality is, I’m pretty happy with my body. It pretty much likes to sit at the weight its at and in order to get down more I would have to sacrifice foods I like which just isn’t an option. I’m healthy and I’m strong and I just want to stay that way.
But that brings me to a different point – America doesnt know how to just be happy being healthy. We are obsessed with ideals – the “skinny” ideal and the every growing “fitness” ideal. I read a really interesting article about this here. This ideal we have of fitness where women are getting to such low percents of body fat in order to have these cut defined muscles that it is sometimes worse for their health than before.
How do you feel about health and fitness? Is it something that makes you excited or is it something you are constantly struggling to get through?