I thought of myself as fit before I actually was fit. Basically within a week of joining the gym. This led me to embarrass myself a lot
and may even have contributed to an injury or two but overall it was for the best -- it gave me the courage to try things I wouldn't have tried otherwise. I did get cut down to size a lot. I still do. Just yesterday I was at the city track (first time) and there were some pull up bars and a bunch of super fit guys doing stuff on them and I was all "that's my thing, I'm going to do some too" and I went over, jumped up, and ... couldn't reach the bars because they were too high.
Of course then my adrenaline / embarrassment hormone kicked in and I jumped higher than I've ever jumped before and managed to do my thing and felt GREAT afterwards but the point is I never would have tried if I didn't think of myself as fit. Even though I don't LOOK like I'm fit. I'm a fit person in a not-so-fit person's body maybe.
Edited by: NAUSIKAA at: 6/26/2013 (09:38)