What is fitness?
How do you know when you are fit? Does being fit mean being able to squat 1-1/2 Times your body weight? Or running a mile in under 6 minutes? Does it mean you have become a perfect specimen of the human form? Does it mean you should be able to 500 burpees and run 100 miles?
Fitness is Relative. Just like Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity where time is relative, fitness likewise is relative to need/demand. If you only need/plan to sit around all day and have no desire to push your self to be active then technically you are “fit” enough for that. Now this level of fitness may come with its aches and pains. As a matter of fact there is no doubt it will as inactivity leads to muscle atrophy and bone density loss. So it’s not really a level you would think people would really chose to remain. However most people never move past this level of fitness because they just don’t need to.
On another level if you want to be able to do 10 strict chin ups or run in your first spartan race or 5k run/walk or lose body fat or just want to be able to keep up with your children as they grow and become fast moving active little critters and you work to get to that point, you can’t just reach that goal and stop doing it all together and retain what you attained. You MUST keep doing it. Don’t allow reaching a goal or mile stone (as we like to refer to them) be an excuse to quit!
So as you push yourself to reach the next level of your journey you must continue doing the basics that got you there. Fitness simply is a life style of ability you chose to attain and maintain. How far up that scale you go is up to you! Raise the Bar!