Success in Fitness: What Does It Take?

What does it take to feel successful with fitness? Do we actually have our goals achieved? Maybe some of them, but not all. Maybe some of the time, but not all of the time.

Success in fitness, I believe, comes back down to defining what it means for each of us. For me it means to be relatively pain free, to be able to get up and down with ease, carry the things I want to carry when I need to (like packing boxes and groceries), and do all the gardening in a day that my little heart desires. It means good posture so that there is adequate space between my vertebrae so that they’re not pushing on my nerves so that my nerves can adequately enervate my organs and the rest of my body.

It means having plenty of mental and physical energy to get through the day and do the things I set out to do to the best of my ability.

Basically, adequate fitness means, to me, to be able to do the things I want to do with my body, to feel the way I want to feel in my body and in clothes, and to stay well without the need for medications or self-medicating.

What does it mean to you?

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