Being "Fit"

  • reptile18

    Posts: 199

    Nov 03, 2012 3:28 PM GMT
    So, in high school and college I weighed 120 lbs and after college, I weighed 130 lbs. And that's pretty much been my weight whether I work out or not and regardless of how much I eat (I might gain like a pound one week, but after a few more days, I always "revert" back to exactly 130 for some reason -- like literally every time I've stepped on a scale, it always reports exactly the same number regardless of who's scale I use).

    I'm not hardcore about workouts, but for a few months this year, I really started to try an actual workout schedule for about 2 hours a day for 3 days a week. That lasted about 3 months, and then I sprained my ankle and stopped cold turkey, haven't gotten back into the mix.

    My question is, what is considered "fit"?

    I don't currently think I'm fit because I'm not working out, but people around me hitch onto the 130 lbs and say that I'm fit even though I not actively exercising (I do go on hour long lunch walks frequently, but that's more for fun and shopping than for working out). Is this just because everyone else is so fat? Why are naturally slim people like me given a golden ticket while people that are born to be heavyset ostracized?
  • HottJoe

    Posts: 21366

    Nov 03, 2012 3:39 PM GMT
    Everyone has a different definition of fit. For me, I workout every day, no matter what, so my weight fluctuations are mostly due to diet. I guess I yo-yo diet. Right now, I'm on a health kick (lean meat, veggies, low carbs), and I have no discernable fat anywhere on my body... I'm sure when the holidays roll around, however, I'll eat way too much pie and and several dozen cookies, and then I'll feel fat.icon_sad.gif
  • roadbikeRob

    Posts: 14341

    Nov 03, 2012 3:42 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidEveryone has a different definition of fit. For me, I workout every day, no matter what, so my weight fluctuations are mostly due to diet. I guess I yo-yo diet. Right now, I'm on a health kick (lean meat, veggies, low carbs), and I have no discernable fat anywhere on my body... I'm sure when the holidays roll around, however, I'll eat way too much pie and and several dozen cookies, and then I'll feel fat.icon_sad.gif
    SizzlinJoe, you are the 100% accurate definition of healthy and fit.icon_biggrin.gif