8/28/13

WWW | Fit & Fab

I found this article to be so inspiring that I had to make a shirt that would go along with it. If that tells you anything, it's that you should at least prepare your mind for some good nutrition. So if you like the post and want one of the shirts then you can find a link at the bottom. Buy the shirt or not, just read and share! - Endu

As I start this, I can’t help but think about the movie 13 going on 30 where all she wants to be is “thirty, flirty, and thriving”. Well, most girls, just like Jenna want to be fit and fabulous. But this brings me to the topic at hand: what exactly is fit? Most girls have their idea of what they want to look like. Drew posted a great picture the other day about the fruits and all wanting to be something different. It made me laugh because that’s how typical girls are. However, it convicted me because I’m at fault of this a lot. Girls go on crash diets and extreme measures to get fit when in all reality they don’t want to get fit, they want to be skinny. They want to be the opposite of healthy because that’s what so- and-so looks like and life would be easier if we all looked like that. Well, so-and-so is trying to eat all she can and have a chest, curves, and butt like you. That’s the world we live in. So, instead of focusing on the outside, like we talked about a few weeks ago with Drew’s article and illustration tothe tomato, we’re going to get back to basics and figure out what fit really means.

            Many girls who think they’re fit are actually just slim or skinny-fat compared to the culture of obesity we live in. They wear a size 4 so they’re “fit”. No. They weigh under 140 so they’re fit. No, again. 


Being fit means to be strong, powerful, fast, have 
endurance, stamina, and agility. If you’re crash dieting, 
you’re not fit. Sorry, because you don’t have any of that.

            We as women cannot be afraid to work hard for what we want. There are those few blessed people that can go get on a treadmill every day and maintain and lose and get their ideal goal and stay in shape. But in reality, most women get on the treadmill and elliptical for hours and adjust it to fat-burning and continue to not lose and sometimes even gain. This is because for most of us, only hard work and intensive training will get you really fit by definition. 

Most people want to skip this hard stuff. But it’s much 
harder and frustrating to waste your time with no results. 
And trust me, you’ll waste more time on that treadmill in a 
day than I will in 2 days of intense workout. 

Some will say they aren’t strong enough. You’re probably right. But you have to start somewhere and that’s the best way to see amazing results. If you’ll remember back to my training for the Thor, I could hardly do 5 push-ups in a row. Soon, I was doing 3 sets of 20-30 daily!!!! I sure wasn’t strong and still have a long way to go. But you have to start somewhere and hard work always pays off in the long run. Maybe not tomorrow though, so be patient.


            So, some woman to woman advice: go be fit and fabulous. Work hard and go get it. Remind yourself of the definition of fit. You may not be a size 2 but I guarantee you people have more respect for your work ethic and less body fat. I salute you and so does your heart and other organs that you’re improving. Being fit is all about being healthy and feeling fabulous from the inside out. It’s about being able to go play with your kids and minister to those around you. That’s what we’re about around here and will support you through it all. Go be fit and go endu because you are fabulous!

Here is the link I promised --> EnduWear shirt-shop The Willing

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BS, MS - exercise Physiology
EPC - Board Certified Exercise Physiologist

Published Thesis
The impact of three different forms of warm up on performance


The Effects of Glucose Supplementation on Barbell Velocity and Fatiguability in Weightlifting - A pilot study"

Graduate from Midwestern State University, founder of Endunamoo Barbell Club, and Endunamoo Strength and Conditioning. Working to help athletes physically reach their goals and achieve scholarships while spiritually pouring into as many people as possible on all platforms.