Fitness isn’t about having a six pack year round, or staying really dry and good looking for 365 days. While if that does happen as a by-product of your actions, sure it’s a cherry on the top! But fitness is a lot more than just what meets the eye.

Without being too preachy, I’m going to speak a little about what fitness personally means to me.

What Google Says

Google says that Physical fitness is “a state of health and well-being and, more specifically, the ability to perform aspects of sports, occupations and daily activities. Physical fitness is generally achieved through proper nutrition, moderate-vigorous physical exercise, and sufficient rest.”

What Fitness Really Means

But personally, for me, the greatest impact that the pursuit of fitness has had in my life is mental well-being. I believe that living a healthier lifestyle with the right balance of cardiovascular and weight training, along with a balanced and nutritious diet help individual aspects of the body’s functioning and make you a better person overall.

Samarth Ahluwalia Fitato on pursuit of fitness

My Experience

I’ve experienced mood swings when my diet is off, lethargy when I don’t train for more than a couple of days. And, believe it or not, anxiety creeps in much easier when you don’t have an outlet.

On the flip side, things changed since I’ve gotten in the groove of training and eating foods. They help my body grow and recover. Not only that, I’ve felt an improvement in my mood, my activity levels, and a major reduction in my stress levels.

In The End

Fitness for me is ideally staying in decent shape year round. It also is eating right with the odd cheat meal so that I don’t get complacent. And it also means to make sure that I get my ‘Me time’ at the gym or on the football field. So that I take care of the mental aspect as well.

It can mean a lot of things to different people. As long as you feel you’re improving as a person with each passing day, I’d say you’re doing good! I’d say you are getting fit!

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