NAFC NewsBlast - July 2017 | Ed 2
Accept and Work with Your Genetics
Written By: Stacy McCarthey | Equinox Fitness instructor | NAFC Affiliate.
To connect with Stacy go to: www.yoganamastacy.com
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Accepting Your Genetics
Accepting our genetic makeup is a healthy start to achieving a healthy beach body. Being fit does not only mean we must look a certain way. Being healthy also has to do with with the whole body, and this includes acceptance of who we are "genetically".
"How to have that bikini body? Have a body and just put on a bikini! Before beginning on any journey of wellness, it's important to recognize where you are and respect where you are now on your journey. Maybe you're a little insecure in your bikini or after your pregnancy. Maybe you've tried every diet in the book to no avail.
None of us are perfect and none of us go a day without recognizing our own flaws, and the truth is, no matter how much weight or how toned (we) get, the mind will always seek out ways to improve. If your self-image isn't healthy NOW, it'll be really hard to change that once you have ‘the body you've always wanted'. It's good practice, therefore, to start (accepting) yourself right now, exactly AS YOU ARE."
Accepting the entirety of who we are must involve accepting our genetic predispositions. In understanding our genetic makeup, we can avoid unrealistic expectations of ourselves. Reminding ourselves and others that genetically, we are who we are, and we will never look like someone else. The object is to work towards being our best us. Know that with practice, patience, and persistence, our bodies will change. So put on that beach body suit and keep on putting in the effort to be where you want to be. This will lead you to be your best you!
Written by: Stacy McCarthey | Equinox Fitness Instructor | www.yoganamastacy.com
Edited By: Tammy LeBoss | FitPro Foodie