Finding Balance in #PerfectNever
Life isn’t easy. It’s messy and it certainly isn’t perfect. Solace New York coach Sofia Leguizamon believes understanding that perfection is not obtainable, is the first step to being happy with who you are.
“A perfect moment you can have, but you can’t have a perfect life,” she says. “You have to understand that there are going to be ups and downs, that’s part of life.”
Realizing that you don’t have to live up to society’s expectations and remembering to take in the small victories is Leguizamon’s message.
“Perfect Never means balance,” she says.
“Especially moving to New York City, I’ve found that you have to learn how to balance and it’s OK when you fall short on certain things. Perfect Never is just the way it goes and you have to be OK with it.”
As a coach, she says fitness can be the constant in your life that allows you to push forward, to keep improving and to establish the confidence you need to believe in yourself.
“It leads to confidence because you know that you’ve done it before and you can do it again. It’s not something that’s out of reach,” she says. “You have to stop comparing yourself to whoever or whatever, break down the barrier with yourself, that you can complete a task and know that you can do it.”
Taking a deep breath at the end of the day and knowing she did her best is when Leguizamon says she feels her best self. In that moment, she remembers she is #PerfectNever.
“Another day went by, something good hopefully happened, something bad happened but that’s OK because you have the next day to go for it," she says.
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