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    28 Things That Are Worth Getting In Shape For

    Proof that there's no one way to be fit.

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    We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what fitness means to them. Here's what they said.

    Fitness is:

    1. Experiencing the euphoria of an endorphin rush.

    2. Accomplishing what you set out to do.

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    It's being capable of doing whatever I set my mind to through patience, hard work, and determination. —Kelsey Arcocha, via Facebook

    3. Feeling powerful in every way.

    4. Discovering you can do amazing things with your body.

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    To me, fitness means discovering things I can do with my body that I've never been able to do before. —Calli Celine Allen, via Facebook

    5. Never having to slow down.

    6. Keeping up with a toddler.

    7. Banishing anxiety.

    8. Being happy with how you look.

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    To me, it's finally being happy with myself and how I physically look for the first time in my life. And no, I'm not super thin or muscly. I'm just me. —Brittani Bartnik, via Facebook

    9. Surpassing your limits.

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    Being fit means being able to push yourself past your limit every day to achieve a goal you set for yourself. I have lost 115 pounds, and I am still losing... Being fit and being healthy is about how you feel on the inside, which will show on the outside. —Danielle Fuerst, via Facebook

    10. Striving for balance.

    11. Being emotionally stable.

    12. Being the horror movie character who survives.

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    Knowing you'd be able to give outrunning a mad ax man a decent stab. Everyone knows the first one to get the chop in any horror flick is a weakling. —Laura Bertin, via Facebook

    13. A sign that you're improving yourself.

    14. Being able to try anything.

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    To me it's being able to turn my hand at anything. I might not be the strongest, fastest, etc., but I have the physical capability to give a damn good go at whatever is asked of me. —Michelle King, via Facebook

    15. Loving yourself.

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    Being fit is eating healthy, exercising regularly, and being hygienic. But most important of all, no matter your weight or gender or appearance or habits or ability, being happy and comfortable with yourself. —ABCDBadwolf, via Facebook

    16. Keeping up with the demands of your job.

    As a student paramedic, to me, fitness means that I can do my job properly and not be limited by my physical endurance. —andyb49c668ad7

    17. Being healthy at any size.

    18. .An unbeatable mind-body connection.

    19. Feeling strong and in control of your body.

    20. Making time to achieve a goal.

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    Ninety minutes every day just for me, when I don't think about doing anything but sweating and pushing myself to achieve a goal. —wouldntuliketono

    21. A way to stay positive and sane.

    22. A way to combat chronic pain.

    23. Crushing your goals.

    24. Being able to walk.

    25. Overcoming adversity.

    26. Living the good life.

    27. Dominating on the court.

    28. And, of course, loving the way you look in your birthday suit.

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    Looking good naked, obvs. — Rachel Byrne, via Facebook

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