Archive for February, 2015

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Life is hectic and complicated for many,the constraints put on individuals by social expectancies and stereo types. How do we break the chain: it’s comes down too mind set and networks. From interpersonal,social,individual and societies teaching and our own perceptualisation. We are brought up and our social slots and standing. How do we change: this is down to mind set and personalisation of situations,choices,interactions and delivery . What is normal/accepted: here is where a lot of people go astray, Why: because of fear !!!, because of our  social upbringing and class pigeon holing and blind faith in the perceptual growth and where we fit.

Changing how we see ourselves and where we belong is a challange we face daily. From the preasures from peer groups,media,area,family,interactions,education and society. We  bumble along and accept a lot of things despite ourself. Even though we complain and moan about it at the time. Do we change it: the norm for most is no as we are brought up not to rock the boat and this is where we are socially. Should we challange/change it: with many years of experience and trial and error I would defo say hell yeah.
  How can you grow and spread your wings?, where do you see yourself in 5 years?, Do you want too be healthy?, Do you want longer life?, Do you want to be the best you can be?, Do you accept yourself and how you are?, Is where you are and your social circle good for you ? And Are you a sheep that follows blindly or are you a leader and insperation.
  The above are all questions I have asked myself daily. The choices their after help change and shape the outcomes of that minute,hour and day. Should you care how this affects those around you ?. There should always be concideration of others around you but allowing thier stereo types and perceptions to rule your decisions is wrong. We are all individuals that have to take control and free ourself.  This is above all one of the hardest things too do and for many is never actually achieved. Mainly because of fear of failure or non acceptance by the external factors that keep us where we are by default.
  From our social choices to the food we eat humanity is far too easily lead by the conceptions of worth and the norm. The people who strive for thier own perfection and life goals are seen as rebellious and sometimes selfish by the majority. But these people also become important people in society and their social group. Why because they achieve and push boundaries and others follow thier example because of the visual and physical benefits of thier choices. They become by default the leader of thier pack as it were. Driving others to strive and push thier boundaries without realising it at all.
   For those of us that are parents or have younger siblings we see this every day by what the kids or younger siblings do. Our actions have direct impact on thier choices,likes,dislikes,phobias,fears,social circle,choices and personal goals.
  This is why regardless of personal situation we should all challange our standing,step outside the box,educate and inform ourselves, make educated choices,strive and challange,raise the bar and be the best we physically and mentally can be.
  Surround ourselves with like minded people.Lose the negative and spiteful influences that drag us down, move forward learning from mistakes or blips in our journey and continually giving 150% to our goal acheivement.
   Not allowing the word failure to encapsulate us but drive us to change direction and push forward. It’s ok to change direction or go back a few steps to take on a divertion or 40 to get to the goal in any task we set ourself 8n life. Accomplishments are never straight forward so take the de tour enjoy the scenery on our journey. Let’s arrive at our destination with all the facts,clear picture and everything else intact.

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There are many obsticles put in the way of a healthier “You”. The hectic pace of life,family,work,illness,disability and many more. Health is ranked as one of the top priorities in many polls and debates on what people want and priorities of the majority.
  Who stops us from doing anything ? , I believe it’s down to self motivation and drive. This can be destroyed or diminished if we listen to others in society and take heed of press and the norm within social networks.
    Why do we allow this to happen to ourselves ? , too me it’s like self harm in that the bullying nature of demoralisation and pigeon holing sections of society and condemning  thier abilities. Then the press’s unrealistic image based formation of normalities preasures being told that these levels of society are this and that.
    ” WHAT are You going to do too change your lives ?” .
  With the correct information and a small amount of research great changes can be made. These are not global or government changing. But if enough of us were too start the revolution of change would gather momentum.
  
First steps: This is the hardest but most important, it won’t happen over night or over a few months. And yes you will fall of the path but take note and get back on track. It is not a race or compitition with others.
   Changing your mind set and misconceptions around food,meal times,portion size , what nutrients we need, healthy against unhealthy and what we see and how others perceive us. As I said above this is the hardest and it is a case of many small steps slowly building momentum and confidance with every small victory.
   While not making a big deal of any mistake or error in our path. Rewarding yourself for keeping on track and keeping track of the factors leading up to any blip so those cases can be flipped round or avoided.
  Surround yourself with like minded individuals, motivators,I can do’s,supportive networks. Ridding as best we can the sooth sayers,bullies,demotivational people,press,misinformed,lazy and haters.
  This giving Us the best mental building blocks to improve and continue the journey.

Second step: Small informed changes in diet and associations towards food and eating. Cutting down on the incorrect processes,food types,nutritional information,timings and social acceptability .
  By changing portion size, utilising informed choices, fueling the body correctly,correct fluid intake,time, and conception.
  Things like low salt, low sugar , low fat , utilising leaner meats,fish,chicken, pulses,seeds and fruit and veg. Changing preferances in pasta,breads and rice, wholemeal,wholegrain,egg proteins and freshly cooked instead of processed. These are just a few examples of the type of changes.

Third step: Increase in physical exercise, walk further than normal at normal pace. Once that becomes easier increase distance or pace and progress the same every time. For those that are able introduce short periods of jogging into this and increase as you did with the walking. In no time at all you will be able to rum the distance and longer.
  Swimming uses every muscle group in the body so burns more calories and tones more muscles. It is easier on us physically as no matter disability or weight the water supports our weight and allows for greater range of motion.
  Things like knee raises using the resistance of the water,wall hold leg kicks,dead leg arm pull lengths ect will improve general mobility ,flexibility, pain relief and recovery.
Cycling is another great low impact exercise that burns plenty of calories, to develop or progress add hills, increase speed or duration.

No matter your age,ability or ailment there is always something you can do.
What will all this do for me I hear asked!!
Here are a few for you, improved heart rate,respetory imput,lower stroke risk,better calorie conversion,lower Bmi,improved dietary process,less infections,happier,motivated,higher self esteem, lower stress and greater self awareness. Which will help and improve employment,personal,social and relationships of any kind but most of all a far better self and informed society.

“Embrace change and follow your heart do  not accept the perceptions of normality make your own mark on the world”

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I have suffered from nerve and muscular pain from am early age. Dibilitating at times stopping me from joining in with PE at school and other fun stuff.
  I was told by medical professionals to just do light exercise ie swimming,cycling and walking. And to take my meds along with a healthy diet.
  Until I met a physio therapist called John,who showed me the importance of flexibility, range of motion and strength in muscle tone. And the truth behind the benefits for my condition 8f exercise and development.
So carefully and gently I introduced running,climbing and bodyweight exercise. Playing football with my mates and learning gymnastics and dance. Before I knew it I was able to run long or short distance,flexibility was a lot better and my range of motion was excellent compared to previous.
  Now I was lucky I found the right advice at an early age. And was able to nurture my progression and pain at the same time.
  Through exercise and diet my bodies production of its natural chemicals which assist immune system,energy production,nerve and brain development and other chemical reactions that occur within our bodies systems. Was greatly improved and because of this pain management,calorie/fat conversion and many more processes were significantly better .
  The external support of physio , coaching,medical and many more. Assisted the education development, withdrawl of meds and introduction of appropriate others,increase in dietary knowledge and all aspects of life.
    Allowing me to take up sports and other activities as a teenager too joining the armed forces and becoming a qualified nurse.
  I am now 40 years old and was diagnosed with Fybromyralga at the age of 28. Finally I had understanding of my nerve and pain condition. Unfortunately the medical professional I dealt with at the time set me on the roller coaster of tests and more tests. Higher amounts of meds and more pain and discomfort,lathergy,  dipression,anger,dispare,lower drive and many more. And was informed after 5 years nothing would me done until I ended up in hospital or a wheel chair. I had went from 12 stone too over 20, suffered from continual pain/discomfort,had an asthmatic condition and was not in a good frame of m8nd or mental place.
At that point I decided to get bk on my bike literally and start swimming. Sorted my diet out,stopped smoking,comfort eating and started living. Self motivation returned and looking at my kids as they grew up my drive and determination increased.  The more weight I lost the healthier I felt the more varied exercise I took part in .
  The variety of tasks I could perform increased and within 24 months I had plumited down to under 18 stone. Lost 6 inches around my waist and  qualified as a personal trainer (fitness). And even though I am still in 24/7 pain and constant discomfort I have used my experience and knowledge to transform the mental and physical knowledge and  appierance of many clients,friends and family.
   No matter your disability or condition performing as much exercise as possible with the right informed assistance and correct diet. Supported by the right nutritional and medical advice and plans. There is no reason why better health is not achievable for all.
  It will take time, stacks of patience,support, tough love and determination.So the individual can achieve short or long term goals but I can truelly say in the long term it is deffinatly worth it.

Here I stand

Posted: February 22, 2015 in Random
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Twisted and contorted
Rooted to the spot
Limbs gnarled and open
Torso full of contusions
Stretching towards the light
Water cascades across every inch
As naked I stand
Howling winds,snows and rain
Batter and harang
But true and strong i stand
In this place called home
Spreading out in freedoms place

Haiku

Posted: February 22, 2015 in Random
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             Feeling wind swirl
       Blowing cobwebs of doubt
             Clarity flows insight

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I am a warrior my mask is embellished by scars and marks . No finery or jewels for people to admire. But my l8fe scars are jewel enough for me. Happy within my own skin and with my personality and abilities. Free from the negativity of societies flaws. There are many out there that are the same. Unfortunately they do not see themselves as warriors or champions. All because of the societies fear and lack of compassion towards many.
   I have had 59 maxi facial operations,2 bouts of viral meningitis,2 bouts of bacterial meningitis, broken my jaw in 27 places and shattered my knee caps. Lived through years of name calling,physical and mental abuse, been told I don’t deserve or can’t do. From many differing areas strangers,friends and parents. Still to this day I am looked at as lower class and worthless by many. Why do I write this I can see and here people ask ? , because I am strong and individual I do not nor ever have saught Pitty or sympathies from anywhere.
   Fighting is part of me from day too day life too education and civilization. Whether it’s idiotic name calling or physical bullying I take it in my stride. Forty years of experience and tweeking of my mechanisms and attitude. By god its not easy how do you break free of decades off disimilation and ignorance. In bread into the either of societies Dna.
  

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Acceptance of self is the most important thing I have found.Being able to learn about your own condition, disability or difference.And using the + and – to your advantage in equal measure. Always take the time to turn negative to a positive the best you can.Propelling your confidance forward and upwards pushing yourself above the murky and dismal cloud that others try too shroud you in.
   Refusal to conform to the whims of the masses and taking control. Finding people that boost you and support for no gain other than for austerity and progressiveness. Growing thick mailable armour and lightning wit and intelligence also help.
   Once self worth and a clear pathway can be seen by self you will launch and grow despite yourself and others. I am proof and try to show others leading by example. I am no sheep quiet of acceptance I am a leader and guider to show how it can be done and which directions can be taken.
   I have been diagnosed with Ptsd thanks to the traumas of my past life and fybromyralga due to nerve damage and trauma through my body.
Now that sounds bad huh !!!, just wait I have played international sports,served my country for 10+ years,qualified as a nurse,started youth clubs and teams, qualified as a personal trainer. Traveled three quarters of the world and have 4 wonderful kids and moved to a wonderful part of Britain and everyone is loving it.
  This is not a story of woe but I hope that it helps spur people to achieve and progress. The idiots still exist but they are below us we are individual warriors all. We deserve our scars and marks to show we have endured and survived. Our differences spread colour and brightness guiding others and motivating them and ourselves take pride always

Living as self

Posted: February 21, 2015 in Random
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The changes and scars
Imprinted upon my form
Twisted and gnarled
Contextual flow
Freedom of expression
Caged by the fearful
The butt of thier neviousness
Flying free
Living with our differences
Toss asunder there retorts
Gaze at the light
Pitty thier foolishness
We are who we want too be
The world is our oyster
Fly and grow within the unbound
Be the best your abilities grow
Indifference is special
As are you

Haiku

Posted: February 21, 2015 in Random
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             Mists gather above
        Depravity swirls around
   Grasping for sunlights freedom

We Are

Posted: February 21, 2015 in Random
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Set into the wind
Time flashes by
On wings of cotton down
Flitting across our path
Carrying hopes and dreams
Transporting us hither and dither
From past too present
Interloping futures flashes
Raining on the doubters
Casting sun on the supportive
Taking our loves forward
Casting the spells like mother nature
We encompass our dreams and hopes
With the our striving and work
Smiling through the darkest days
As despite ourselves we survive and grow
Human nature is glorious
Bask within your own glories
We are built to shine in our own survival and acomplishments

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The devil mentioned hidden
Angelic facia fools easily
Determination abound
Freedoms grasp complete
Youthful exuberances
Floods from heart and soul
Who can be contained within
Fresh faced and maturing fast
Growth a pace uncontrolled
Keeping the faith with self
Age the number Un yielding
But the heart and mind
If kept motivated empower
And survive without interuptions
Keep true to self worth
Life is for living your way