An excellent discussion around the fact that all of our bodies are different, and that someone's appearance says precious little about their health and capabilities. For me, being both curvy/chubby and fit, is a reflection of the fact that I pay attention to moving my body every day, be it strength training, running, biking, swimming, dancing, walking, gymnastics, or any number of other things... Further, I understand my body's nutrition needs and pay attention to those, without losing my mind over them. There was a time when I couldn't bear to "miss" a workout (I.e. only certain activities "counted"), and when I restricted and evaluated the hell out of everything I ate... The result is that I had less body fat that I do now, but I was way out of balance otherwise, and that's simply not sustainable for me. If someone looks at me now, it wouldn't be immediately apparently that my lab work is excellent, that I am physically strong and capable of so much, and that I eat and move in ways that make me truly, deeply, happy. I have triathlon training coming up, and for the sake of upping my performance, I will probably make some tweaks to my routine, and the reality is that those tweaks will have some impact on my current body composition, but those tweaks wont make me any more or less healthy or happy! For me, having a groove that keeps me active, happy, and sane, is true fitness, body composition be damned.