A blogger friend of mine who posts about health, fitness, food etc and is currently involved training for a strongwoman competition recently caught some flack about looking “soft” in photos. That she didn’t look “muscular” or (and this is the word I have problems with) “fit”.
Now if someone looks muscular or not can be subjective anyway and can very much depend on how much flexing is going on, how lean they are, lighting and fake tan. Being muscular doesn’t always correlate to being strong.
However fit? Fit isn’t a look however much fitspo wants it to be. It’s not a waist size, it’s not a BMI, it’s not how much you weigh, it’s not if you have bulging muscles, it’s not the ability to run 10miles without stopping, it’s not being able to see your abs or even having a flat stomach. You can’t tell by looking at someone how “fit” they are.
Ok smart arse so what is fit? Well I admit fit is going to be subjective in a certain way. It means to be to be in good physical condition, but not pertaining to what you look like but in what your body can do. To be fit you need to do exercise (preferably balanced between cardio and strength), you need to get sleep, you need to eat food. You need a balance that works for you and you need to enjoy life.
Fit can not be measured by what someone looks like and to try to do so is absurd.