Tuesday, October 6, 2009

It's a beautiful day for a poll

I figured it's about time for another poll, if for no other reason than I don't have a single witty or incisive thing to say this morning about health or fitness. I think the fumes from my weekend room-painting project got to me.

So, here's the question: Overall, are you satisfied with your level of fitness?

Seems like a pretty straightforward question, doesn't it? But sometimes reality and self-assessment don't mix too well. For instance, I know some people who are incredibly fit, but because they are also incredibly driven, they are never satisfied with their level of fitness. On the other hand, I know some people who would not meet anyone's definition of fit, yet because their lifestyle is such that it doesn't require a lot of endurance or strength, they are perfectly satisfied with their level of fitness. See what I'm getting at? Good, because I'm not sure I do.

So, you know the drill by now. Just line up over there at left, remain orderly, don't try to sway anyone else, and cast your vote.


  1. This is a great poll. Because as you said, even people who are "fit" still aren't happy and vice versa.

    For me, when I was obese and losing all my weight, I would have said no I'm not satisfied with where I am. But then on the other hand, I also appreciated how far I had come.

    These days I'm satisfied, but still not staying status quo. I'm always pushing to do more and accomplish more.


  2. Thank you, Diane. Hmmm, maybe satisfaction is not a good thing. We can always try to do better, no matter what we're striving for, right? Although as you mentioned, I think it's important that we appreciate and respect our progress in any endeavor. I guess it all goes back to that sometimes-elusive concept of "balance" in our lives.