Getting Happy with Your Body

Just as some people have to come to terms with the fact that they’ll always be of short stature, a lot of us also have to come to terms with the fact that we’ll never be a size zero. We are in the same boat!  Setting unrealistic goals in our fitness or diet routines can not only set us up for failure, but also a lack of self confidence and even depression.  Even before starting on the path to a healthier life, it’s helpful to get focused on what you can achieve with the body you have. In this article, we’ll explore the pitfalls of comparing yourself to others, celebrity culture, and how you can get on the right track to making the most of what you have.

Here at NYC Adventure Boot Camp we are big on the three C’s- COMMITMENT, CONTROL & CONSISTENCY! Make the first step and Commit and we will gladly guide you through the rest.  Whatever your health and fitness concerns are, we are confident that we can help you achieve your goals! If you are interested in speaking with a personal trainer, please sign up for a free consultation. We can discuss your goals and see if we are a good match. What are you waiting for?

Comparing Yourself to Others

It seems like it’s almost ingrained in women to compare ourselves with each other, whether it is with our friends, co-workers, and even Manhattan fitness trainers. We can always find something to admire in other women, whether it be their hair or waist size. The problem is that we don’t often take time to sit down in front of a mirror and discover what it is we like about ourselves. Sure, we know what we want to change, but when do we ever take the time to complement ourselves?

The most important thing to remember is that every body is different.  Sure, there are plenty of women that are naturally thin, and others that have to fight tooth and nail to retain their size.  Don’t get caught in the trap of focusing your energies on anyone’s body but your own. NYC Adventure Boot Camp can help motivate and support you, and most importantly, help you recognize your strength and improve your health! Nothing is more important than ones health!

Celebrity Culture

Celebrities are everywhere these days – of course we expect to see them in movies or on music channels, but now they’re on the covers of women’s magazines, starring in commercials, and don’t forget the thousands of internet pages dedicated to favorite stars.  It’s hard not to admire them for what seems like a fantasy lifestyle, and on top of that, they often seem to be absolutely perfect.

Just like comparing yourself to your friends and others, comparing yourself to celebrities is a dangerous trap, and there are three reasons why.  First of all, it truly takes a team to make a celebrity look good on the red carpet.  Wardrobe consultants and hair and makeup assistants all work together to make the celebrity look her best.  Second of all, it’s true that many celebrities work very hard to maintain their figures, but a lot more than we could ever have time for, sometimes as often as two or three hours a day.  It’s a part of their job to look the best they can, so they can afford to take the time.  Finally, there is a not so secret weapon that magazines use to make celebrities look their best – the air brush.  This tool is used very often to manipulate pictures of celebrities for the cover of magazines to make them look perfect, when the reality is quite different.  Do yourself a favor and keep these reasons in mind the next time you admire a celebrity on the cover of a magazine!

What Can You Do?

It’s all very well and good to say that we need to focus on our own bodies when setting out to achieve a fitness goal, but sometimes it’s beneficial to have a second opinion, and that’s where consulting with NYC Adventure Boot Camp can come in handy.  Stacy Papakostas can use her experience and training to do a full assessment of your body and help steer you towards a goal that will have you looking and feeling your best.  Remember, NYC Adventure Boot Camp can help motivate and support you, and most importantly, help you recognize your strength and beauty!

For a free consultation please call me 917-822-3440, I offer 4-week boxing camp on the Upper East Side in New York City.  I also run a 4-week boot camp for women on the Upper West Side, Upper East Side and now in Scarsdale, New York.

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