Stop blaming genetics. It’ll get you nowhere. You’re in control of your body.
I have two doctors, my left leg and my right. ~G.M. Trevelyan
Genes never helped anybody pick the right foods or hit the gym floor at 6 am or after work, or go for runs Sunday mornings, or find the time during a lunch break to walk, walk, walk. Or chose to not over-indulge all the time on sweets or one of my favorites – chips. It’s you as a person; its always been YOU!
I hear people say ‘she’s lucky’ or ‘your naturally fit’ or ‘you have good genes’.
Over the past 25 years, I went through periods of having been much skinnier and consequently weak and ill, as well as heavier and not feeling strong at all.I also struggled with adult acne and the ‘blues’ due to poor choices with food and my loss of interest in exercising for a while. I had to lose 35 lbs of post pregnancy weight and say goodbye to my daily dose of McDonald’s strawberry sundaes. I can put on 10-15 lbs in no time!! I looooooove digging into a jar of Nutella or polishing off a bag of chips and have to mentally control those indulgence because I know that it WILL show up on my thighs and effect my skin….and mood. And even after I do break and over-indulge, I start over and go for my runs or walks…I let it go and just eat better again for today. I forgive myself but don’t forget. Lol!
So looking or feeling good can take a little (sometimes a lot) of effort but that effort is worth it and gets easier and easier when you stop focusing on the results or comparing yourself to someone else and instead focus on the daily choices you make to help you feel good for today.
Yes, your physiology, your genes has something to do with it, but soooooo much more has to do with YOU and the effort and choices you make. So please stop assuming it’s just easy for others …. and get moving, eat better, and stop making excuses.
I worked hard mentally and physically for months b4 this photo was taken! Had I not exercised or ate nutritionally healthy foods, I would NOT have looked fit like this.
So stop blaming genetics. It will get you nowhere. You’re in control of your body. Eat right and exercise. The rest will follow.You are beautiful. We are all beautiful and we should take care of the one vehicle that will carry us through life throughout our lives – our bodies. We should nourish our bodies and mind with healthy food and physically and fun activities that get us moving every day, at any age and every stage of our life – because in doing so, the rest will follow.
Much love. Susana
Photo Credit: Paul Buceta