Fitness Can Be About More Than Getting Smaller
Toning, sculpting (coolsculpting?), shaping, firming: they're all the same.
They're words used to indicate physical transformation. I can get on board with that: you're powerful beyond measure, and you have the power to show up in your body (and in your life) exactly as you see fit.
The issue I take, though, is that those are almost exclusively used to give us all the same goal: getting smaller.
Fitness is about SO much more than that.
We've shifted as an industry to considering a more holistic approach. Everywhere you look, a marketer will sell you a technique "guaranteed" to make you feel better about yourself...usually while getting smaller.
"Smaller" isn't always better, and it's time we considered that fitness exists for so much more than to shrink us.
Lift after lift, rep after rep, you learn a little more about yourself.
When we divorce fitness from the notion of getting smaller, we see that there's so much more available to us, twinkling on the forest floor among the leaves, sending a wink and waiting for us to wrap our fingers around it.
We learn who we are under pressure.
We see that the pressure is largely of our own design.
We discover our edges.
We take a stand: we put a stake in the ground claiming who we are, what we want, and what sacrifices we will make to get there.
We draw upon our power, letting it swell and overflow the cup.
We design containers bigger and sturdier than we imagined, one rep at a time.
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