I recently read an article by Mark Manson called “In Defense of Being Average“. (worth a read!)
The premise of the article is that we tend to idolize and make heroes of people (or characters) who embody perfection. We think up heroes like Batman and Superman, and idolize Greek gods and Spartan warriors. We’re always looking up to those that are the best at what they do.
The same is true in fitness. You can tell by the endless amounts of Instagram posts of “Fitspiration” focused on peach booty’s and 6-pack abs. It’s perfect images of perfect body’s in perfect lighting and perfect poses.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice to look at for sure, but what does that do for our expectations of OUR fitness? Continue reading “An Argument for Average Fitness”