Thursday, January 24, 2013

Fit to Be...

Super Awesome Wife and Dirtbag Baby are on the mainland right now visiting her family. I'm still on island because we decided I should save sick days for Mommy/Baby Needs Daddy days. So I'm home alone. On my run today I got to thinking about what I would say to a person if they asked me why they should get fit. I think it's a good question, what would you say? Do you have real reasons for being fit? I spent the run thinking about that and came home and wrote it out. Then I decided that instead of just posting words, like normal, I'd play around with the camera built into the computer and make it into a simple video. For fun. Because this should be fun. So below is the video and below that is the text from the video. Thanks for playing along!

Fit to Be

Fit is variable.
Fit is mental.
Fit is an idea.
Fit to be...
Fit to be healthy.
Fit to be dedicated to a goal.
Fit to be balanced. To expend negative energy in positive ways.
Fit to have a reason not to sit on the couch after sitting at work.
Fit to be a parent who’s kids grow up with fitness.
Fit to learn limits. Fit to learn to surpass limits.
Fit to accomplish something every day.
Fit to be sexy? No. Sexy is an external value placed on you by others. Fit is not always sexy.
Fit to be self confident then. Self confidence is always sexy. Fit builds self confidence.
Fit to conquer and subdue ego. Fit to build a healthier ego.
Fit to be accepting weakness in yourself and others. Fit to know weakness is not a permanent state.
Fit to be happy. To quote a guilty pleasure, “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't shoot their husbands, they just don't.”
Fit to eat the occasional pint of ice cream after a long day.
Fit to be better at suffering. Fit to understand pain passes eventually, but not always easily.
Fit to be in control of something in your life. Fit to have something to hold to.
Fit to be better than you were the day before and understanding sometimes that just isn’t possible. Fit means going again anyway.
Fit to be free.

1 comment:

  1. good job - like hearing you and your definitions. I'll be looking for another.