You are beautiful and perfect just the way you are. That is how we at Balance Fitness see every client. As Michelangelo once said "I see an angel in the stone and carve to set it free".
I believe this is an essential element at Balance Fitness and what you should be looking for in any trainer or coach you choose to work with. Do they see you as damaged and flawed, in need of repair? Or do they see you as whole and amazing, only needing to chip away at that which keeps you and the world from seeing it.
As we go through life our bodies and our psyches are shaped by every person who touches our lives and every experience we share with them. Some of the people or moments leave damage that permanently alter us, or scars which may only be visible at close inspection (even if only by us) but may remind us of those painful moments long ago. Either way, we are not flawed but refined. We are adapted. Our innate will to survive and the "why's" for which we live inspire us to persevere and to grow as a result of our damage.
Can you think of a moment that has changed you? Is there a capacity in you that has been limited by an injury that you've suffered? I can. Many of them.
There are days where I cannot see my perfection. There are days when the broken bones have not mended straight and the scars are too deep or two profound to see past. There are days where I forget that my potential is limited by my own perception not my reality. Today is not that day for either of us.
How will you act today in the reflection of your beauty and greatness? Will you honor the scars while working to repair the damage or will you hide them and let them close you off from your potential? I know which one I hope for you.