San Jose “Fit” Expo

OK OK Before someone shoots me on this one let me say that despite the title of this post I did have a great time at the fit expo and took a peek into the current world of bodybuilding. I haven’t been to a show in roughly 10 years and things have changed a LOT. 

Now for the explanation as to why I titled this post as I have. I was expecting to see a huge amount of FIT people and this is where obviously everyone has a different view on what it means. Lets start with the definition of fitness 

fit·ness  

/ˈfitnis/

 
Noun
  1. The condition of being physically fit and healthy.
  2. The quality of being suitable to fulfill a particular role or task.
 
Synonyms
suitability – aptitude – convenience – pertinence

My problem lies within the first part of the definition. That magic word HEALTHY up there. Now don’t get me wrong I am far from the healthy I aspire to be, but I just can’t see how the food that I watched people eating during/before the show can possible be considered healthy. Can the dude that can’t even scratch his own back jog a mile? I just don’t see it. Rice Cakes with crappy squirt-on jelly. Tupperware full of boiled meats of all sorts. Very few veggies tossed in the mix. No vendors promoting cardiovascular health other then some weighted jump rope. 

There were minimal vendors promoting an organic or vegan lifestyle. Actually there was 1, Nutiva. Great Hemp seed protein supplement! Damn though, only 1, are you freaking kidding me?!

Overall I am doing this as an experiment and a challenge with my brother mixed with a fun way to get truly healthy as I see the meaning of the word. 

What does healthy and fit mean to me? Simple, to be able to live a highly active lifestyle with minimal injury and sickness. I want to be able to do this for as long as possible. 

We all have our own beliefs in this world of fitness and health of course. This is what makes the world great. I just hope that people understand that the crazy crash diets done before their shows are not the only methods to lean out and I plan to show that to any disbelievers through out this life long experiment I have taken on. 

Keep your mind and body strong. Keep your goals in sight. Keep them realistic and most of all have FUN!

YOLO.

-JP

 

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