“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
When we struggle with relationships we often deflect the issue onto others and ignore the problem is truly within ourselves. We don’t feel worthy, we struggle with self-acceptance, thus losing the ability to be present with ourselves and others.
Self-worth is so important for being fully functioning at our deepest level of happiness and success. A lack of self acceptance brings in anxiety, neediness, defensiveness and self-sabotaging behaviors. We do not believe we deserve happiness and subconsciously we sabotage our happiness just as it gets started.
Begin to realize your self worth by releasing past judgments, turn off the negative self -talk and breathe. This will take time, be patient with yourself.
Fitness is not one size fits allby Stacie Zamperini
Fitness is very individualized but so often we forget this. We accept readily that we have a very specific DNA that defines who we are and yet we want all the achievements of the person next to us nearly dying on the treadmill. Fitness is how your body performs during a specific task. Fitness is also how your body responds after performing this task. What does this mean? When you exercise how are you breathing, what is your rate of perceived exertion? How fast do you recover? What gifts does your fitness level enable you to do? This is so different from person to person….and if someone is trying to sell you a program that talks about fast results that can look like blah, blah blah. They are not invested in you, they are invested in themselves. Your progress is yours and yours alone. Be proud of yourself!
Stacie A. Zamperini M.Ed.