Fitness: noun; the act of being physically fit and healthy.
I was introduced to fitness, like most, at a young age. We met during my youth at the peak of my athletic career. Playing a variety of sports such as tennis, volleyball, soccer, and softball gave me a real feel of fitness (well, basic understanding for a 12-year-old). I continued playing 1 sport for the next 3 years, volleyball. Through practices, games and tournaments it was easy to stay active. Volleyball came to a halt during my 8th grade year. It was clear that fitness and I would not continue our ongoing path through sports. Due to my lack of athleticism, I had to take 2 years of physical education while in High School. Of course it was no big deal, fitness was there. At about the age of 15 I decided it was time for me and fitness to experience and explore something greater; I began running every other day and hiking on the weekends. I had a handful of fitness guru friends who would personally train me at the gym, while also educating me on different workout positions. Passionately, I took on longboarding which became an everyday activity. I would spend hours skating around my town, bombing hills and dodging cars.
Fitness continued to grow with me through college until today. However, a little after my 20th Birthday was when I truly understood fitness and what it meant to me. I was eating moderately healthy, and mildly working out 3 times a week. Fitness was slipping away from me and I could not seem to stop it. Unfortunately, my bad habits were outweighing the good. I knew it was time to change my mindset and start making some better decisions. It takes 30 days to build a habit, so I went cold turkey and started 3: working out, eating right, and sleeping 8 hours. I told my friends that I was making some lifestyle changes and would be giving up going out for 30 days including weekends. My focus for the next month was re-finding fitness. I began researching the internet educating myself on foods, and different workout moves I could do for best results. Because I was not filling myself with junk, working out 6 times a week was not too brutal. In the past 3 months I had opened up to kayaking and rock climbing, which gives me a different kind of adrenaline rush. I was reintroduced to fitness, however, this time I decided to engage my mind. I was already an optimistic person, but for the first time in my life I truly believed that I could do anything. I quit looking at the present, and began looking into the unhappened future when I realized anything was possible. I had put 100 percent of focus on myself in order to benefit lifetime fitness. Everything I did was questioned by “how could this affect my future goals.” I exhibit the definition of fitness to my full potential. The fitness I NOW know, and myself still have a long, eventful journey ahead. The beginning has been wonderful, and I look forward to the rest of the adventure.
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