Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Nature vs. Nurture and @MizFitOnline

So I had a great What I ate Wednesday post scheduled for you all today, but during my early morning internet surfing I found myself reading a fabulous post from one of my favourite fitness bloggers - MizFit Online. Her post - Genetics loaded in the Gun - really struck me. And after mercilessly bombarding her Facebook wall with my thoughts and feelings, to the point of bordering on spamming, I decided to just write a post about it. 

So if you have even so much as read the title of my blog, then it should be fairly obviously that genetics has played a huge role in my health and my body. There is absolutely nothing I could do or change to ensure that I did not develop my heart condition. I had the gene and I got the condition. And when I drew the short-end of the genetic stick again with BRCA 1, I chose to take an active role in my health and ensure I did everything possible to keep this body breast cancer free.

I credit my genetic struggles for making me the person I am today. My journey has had a profound effect on the way I choose to live my life. And I can see how genetics ties into almost every facet of me.That being said, because genetic has had this profound impact on my world, I think I make a conscious effort to ensure that it does not define me.  

Your genetic predisposition doesn't have to define your life or your ability. There are very important areas that you can control and they have a HUGE impact on your overall health. Choosing to eat a healthy diet. Training for a Marathon. That is all me! And despite being blessed with a little defective body, and less than stellar genetics, I plan to be healthy and around for a long time.

You can push through boundaries and limits - its all up to you! FACT!

Love your Favourite Darwinian Fail,
Krysten