Isn't that the same thing you ask?? To which I'll answer... NO!
Last summer I trained to get fit... what does that mean? To me it meant training my body to endure prolonged physical activity at a high level... ie to not finish the race in last place.
This summer I trained to get into shape... like actual physical shape, I wanted to change the physical shape of my body. Once I was in "shape" though I couldn't do all the things that I was able to do the previous year, such as swim, bike and run. I wasn't able to do as many chins ups, I wasn't able to deadlift the weight I could typically lift and I wasn't able to run up the stairs in my typical spry fashion. I was definitely not fit.
My body was just for show, not for function.
I wanted to take some time to address this topic as many women get very down on themselves for not being what they think is thin, or having abdominal definition or for not being a certain size.... like that actually matters... it doe...