Be Your Own Kind of Fit

This is Fit

Can you look in a mirror and say that about yourself?  For a long time, I couldn’t, even though I’d been exercising all my life.  When I looked in a mirror, all I saw were flaws.

            “I exercise a lot.  Why aren’t my legs more toned?”

            “I can’t get muscle definition in my arms.”

            “I work my abs often.  Where is my six-pack?”

If my inner voice was a real person in real life, I’d think she was a real poopyhead and avoid her.

So why do we do that to ourselves?

I want you to be your own kind of fit.  Being fit means different things to different people.  For one client of mine, it means being able to climb stairs in her big old farmhouse, and get on and off her riding lawnmower.  For another, it means going from second place in his trampoline competitions to first.  For most of my clients, it means feeling good enough to not look in the mirror and say mean things to themselves.

I’m not here to judge you.  I’m not here to guilt you into exercising, or make you feel like shit for not exercising frequently.  I want you to be here because you have some idea of what being fit means to you, and you think I might be able to assist you in that journey.  Welcome!

When considering a name for my website, so many ideas came to mind but none stood out.  I love words, and I love language, and I love double-meanings.  And don’t even get me started on double entendres – let’s just say I have a soft spot for sweet talk, if you know what I mean.

When This is Fit came to mind, I pictured a variety of people – all shapes, all sizes, all manner of backgrounds and life experiences and stories – standing tall, hands on hips, saying, “This is Fit.”  With an attitude.  Own what you got, honey.

When This is Fit came to mind, I heard the variation, “This is It.”  Now that you’ve stumbled upon my wee bit of real estate in the never-ending vastness that is the internet, I hope you think, “This is It. This is what I’ve been looking for.”

When This is Fit came to mind, I thought of myself tired, panting and struggling after completing a workout, thinking, “This is Shit.”  Because honestly?  Sometimes exercise is just that.  It’s just hard.  I have those days too.  But the beautiful thing about exercise is that’s when the most growth occurs.  When you push just a little bit further than you thought you could.

And that last one made me laugh so hard.  Keepin’ it real here, folks.  “Welcome to This is Shit!”  (PR people everywhere just fainted.)

But mostly, I’m in love with the first vision.  This is Fit.  That means you, the beginner.  That means you, the athlete.  That means you, the parent, who struggles to find me-time.  That means you, the busy professional, who struggles to fit one more thing into your schedule.  That means you, the person who manages to navigate your life with all its challenges and demands and never-ending to-do lists.

I want you to decide what This is Fit means to you, and if I can be part of the picture you have for yourself, then awesome.  I’m so glad to be here with you.

Rather than focusing on everything you can’t do, take a minute to focus on what you can do.  What you already do.  Can you walk stairs?  Do you provide for your family?  Do you go out of your way to help people at work?  Are you alive today?  Then be gentle with yourself.  Can you be more fit?  Of course.  We all can.  I can too.  But toned and sculpted bodies or not, we have so much to be grateful for, and so much to give.

Decide why getting or staying fit is important for you, and decide if I’m the person to help you do it.  My Quickies have worked for me, and experience with others and research shows they will work for you, too.  You’ve got nothing to lose by trying.  I mean, they’re free.

You’re welcome.

Now go back to that mirror, look yourself straight in the eye, hands on hips, and say, “This is Fit.”  

Ready for your Quickie?  I’m ready if you are.