A quirky bunch, us athletes. Oh so different than the typical highest praise one can offer a female– “You look skinny!” Nope. Not athletes. If we want to tell someone they look light or lean, what do we say? “You look fit.”
Of course, being a little lighter often does mean more fit and closer to peak, but not always. Sometimes I find it easier to stay lean when I’m not working out quite as much. I don’t get as hungry! Also, there’s no real cost of eating a little too little beyond a little discomfort. If I’m training lots, it’s a different story. I’ll get weak. Light headed maybe and bonky. Not a pleasant experience.
I’ve heard that phrase over the past month or so when I was actually losing fitness for lack of training. I’m making my way back now. Let’s see if I can stay lean. Oops, I mean “fit”.