Over the past year, I have totally amped up my health and fitness journey, thanks, in part, to blogging and meeting and reading other bloggers and their posts (respectively ). As I am coming to the end of my personal training studies and thinking about scheduling my exam so that I can be a cer-tee-fied personal trainer, I’ve noticed even more how much health and fitness are a part of who I am, and not just a part of my day. The conscious learning and studying have made the difference for me.But I’ve been wondering about all of you–where does health and fitness fit into your life? I made this little scale that combines scientific ideas with my own experience and word smithing. Hope you like it and let me know in the comments where you are at on this scale. For me, I sat at “halfway there” for many years of my life, but I am basically “almost hooked” and already morphing into a “fit freak.”
1 = Totally Oblivious
Fit-what? Huh? Just gimme my Corona and pizza. And ice cream.
2 = Barely Aware
Oh, I have some friends at the office who are fit-freaks. And I think that’s cool for them, but I’m not that interested.
3 = Wannabe
I used to play basketball when I was in junior high. I should probably get back to that.
I’ve been thinking about my health lately and I plan on doing something about it, but I don’t know what yet.
5 = Dipping Your Toes
I’ve been walking off and on and I try to watch what I eat, but I know I need to get a lot more consistent for any real results.
6 = Beginner
I’ve been pretty consistent about exercising for the past few months but I still have a lot of room to improve in what I eat. (or vice versa, good at watching what I eat, but still room to improve in exercise)
7 = Halfway There
I’ve been consistent about exercising (watching what I eat) the past six months (to a year) but I still need to figure out this eating (exercising) thing.
8 = Almost Hooked
I’ve got both the exercising and eating down for about the last 3 months. Feels like I’m really on my way and I’m feeling really good about myself and life in general.
9 = Hooked
Wow! For the last six months (to a year) I’ve really overhauled my life in the health and fitness arena. I feel really great, my body has morphed into something I thought I could never achieve and I want to tell the world!
10 = Fit Freak
I’m a freaking health and fitness freak. I can’t get enough of it; most of my friends are fit freaks too and my whole life revolves around this thing.