Nobody likes the "What are we?" relationship conversation, but we've got to clarify things before we invest our time and ourselves too deeply. Right? So, there's something I want to clarify with you.
FIT is not a size. I created the "Be FIT" brand to emphasize health and wellness as a state of being, not as a look. (Let's be honest, it also rhymes with my name - thanks Mom and Dad.) Being FIT can mean so many things; search it on Google right now and six different definitions will pop up. So let's define our relationship with "FIT."
I know English can be a complex language, but I only agree with one of those six definitions of FIT: "in good health." Read that definition again. When did we begin to change our mentality and see "FIT" as that jacked guy at the gym? Or that skinny woman in Pilates class? When did we start listening to social stigmas like having a "thigh gap" or cropping out parts of our bodies in photos just because it wasn't worthy of posting on social media?
To be FIT is to be in a state of health and well-being. This can mean physically, mentally, emotionally, nutritionally - you name it. It is NOT a one-size-fits-all mentality, nor is it something you can see. Take this for a piece of brain food:
Physical fitness is not the difference between a six pack of abs and a six pack of beer. (Quite frankly, you could have either one and I wouldn't treat you any differently.) It is the body's ability to function efficiently and effectively in order to be healthy and to resist disease.
Mental fitness refers to a state of psychological well-being. It means having a positive sense of how we think, feel, and act, which improves our ability to enjoy life.
Emotional fitness is a state wherein the mind is capable of staying away from negative thoughts so that it can focus instead on creative and constructive tasks. Some say that being emotionally FIT is the key to success in all aspects of life.
Nutritional fitness is (a term I believe I am coining myself but bear with me here) about eating a balanced and healthy diet to provide the energy and nutrients needed to sustain daily life.
Each and every one of these aspects of fitness varies from person to person; this is why it does us no good to compare ourselves to others. Rather than striving to be like "that model" or "that athlete," strive to be the best version of YOU. One of my favorite quotes reads, "Comparison is the thief of joy." - Theodore Roosevelt. The only person you need to be better than, is the one you were yesterday.
What does FIT mean to you? Let me know in the "Contact" section above. You can connect with me by subscribing to my site below or following me on Instagram @fit.bybrit for ideas, recipes, workouts, and recommendations. I can't wait to set you on your path to health!