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Body composition, weight and body image.
Omg! What a debate, for a lot of people!
I have been in movement my whole life. Have taken part in many disciplines, dance, swimming, synchronized swimming, martial arts, etc...some I stuck with for decades, others I temporarily experimented with. Became a fitness instructor and yoga teacher. I also have been really interested in nutrition. Kind of goes hand in hand. Now I teach yoga full time and weight lift. I'm mainly vegetarian, bordering on veganism. Eat organic, as much as possible. Control portions, stay away from gluten, dairy and sugar, most of the time. And yet, I have never attained the look of what is considered fit in North America. I don't have a 6 pack showing. And yet, I'm in better shape than most people and can do physical things, most cannot do. And yet, my body, still doesn't look look like that fitness model on the cover of those magazines. But, I am strong and flexible. I managed to go through menopause without gaining an ounce. Still don't look like the typical fitness trainer or yoga teacher. Does that mean I don't have a good body? Does that mean I'm not beautiful?
The question we all ask ourselves when we don't fit the beauty image society presents us with.
Well, I'm here to tell you, you are beautiful. You are enough. You deserve to be happy with your body. It's the only one you've got. So off course you need to move that body and off course you should eat well, be healthy, but over obsessing on the shape, length, more curves, less curves, etc...will only make you miserable and life is so much more than that. Start concentrating on connections instead! To yourself and to others. Live your life. Be happy!
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