A fit person is not just someone that works out, fitness is part of who they are as a person.
It’s a shift in perspective to realize that it’s not just about doing fit things. It’s about having the knowledge, skills, experiences, AND habits of being fit.
This is important because your perspective around fitness dictates the results you will get.
Think of the process of becoming fit like the process of becoming a lawyer. (substitute “lawyer” for whatever your profession is)
Imagine that when you decided to become a lawyer you went out, found an office with other lawyers, walked in, and just start doing what the other lawyers are doing. You make phone calls, have meetings, write up documents, etc.
A month or 2 of this and you can call yourself a lawyer right?
Hopefully you’re laughing by now because obviously it’s not that simple.
Just because someone does lawyer things doesn’t mean they are a lawyer. A lawyer is someone who has the knowledge, skills, experience and consistent habits of doing the lawyer things.
From the time you decided to be a lawyer (or your profession), it took years of training, learning, trial and error, etc. before you even considered yourself a lawyer.
You went to school, you read notes and did case studies. You planned ahead ie: had a schedule of classes, practiced basic things at first and then built on that over YEARS of time. You failed, struggled, had set backs and things didn’t exactly come easy.
Basically, it didn’t happen overnight.
The same is true with being a fit person. You need a schedule of classes (workouts), you need to practice basic things, build habits and progress overs YEARS of time. You will fail, struggle and have setbacks.
It also will NOT happen overnight.
To me this is a lot different than just getting fit or loosing 30 pounds.
You can’t just start working out and expect success. You have to build the knowledge, skill set, and discipline first.
Just like you trained for years to be the professional that you are, you also need to train for years to become a fit person. You need to make the skills and habits of fitness part of your every day routine.
A fit person, by my definition, is someone who has the knowledge, skills, experience and consistent habits of doing fit person things.
In my experience, many people just start doing what other fit people do without realizing it takes time to truly develop the lifestyle.
Unfortunately that part takes time and effort and isn’t very sexy.
If you’ve tried following a program before and failed, this is why. You just copied the actions and focused only on the result.
You didn’t put in the time and effort to become a fit person.
Are you a fit person, or do you just do fit person things?