TN50#33, How Do You Define Fit? 16 August 2021

Hi Team,

Happy Monday and welcome to The Next 50 #33.

This is part 2 on thinking about how we define fit, once again, I have to credit CrossFit for introducing this graphic/definition to me as well.  I was introduced to picture back in the early 2000’s at my first Level 1 Certification, Greg Glassman drew it on a white board as he taught.  One of the things I liked about the graphic is it reminded me of the fuel gauge on some of the old Fords I grew up in.  My dad’s old Ford Ranger, a mid-70’s model and an early-70’s model Torino that my granddad (we called him, Pap Pap) sold my dad for us kids to drive.  I was the 4th and youngest so the Torino didn’t last long enough for me to drive it but Rachelle, Monique and Aaron all took their turns.  I remember when my oldest sister Rachelle had an 8-Track player and 6 x 9 speakers installed so we could rock out, “…M M M My Sharona…”

Pix 1: CrossFit Level 1 Training Guide, page 21

OK, back to defining fit.  I love the visual of the gas gauge.  If your tank is full (Fitness) on Resting Heart Rate or Bone Density and you suddenly have an injury or illness, it’s nice to know you have to pass through Wellness (half a tank) way before you get to Sickness (empty) on that metric.

Where are you at on these metrics and any others you can think to measure?  The examples in the graphic are all physical; what would your mental and emotional gauges look like?  Can you think of a few things that are at or below half a tank?  I know I can.  Write them in your journal, think the issues through, then develop a plan to start topping off those tanks!

Don’t know where to start, drop me a line I can help.

As always, I would love it if you shared your thoughts on this entry and please share this with your tribe if it would be useful to anyone you know.

Have a good one, Alex

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