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I’ll let the video do the talking.

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Let me start off by saying, Summer is finally here 🙂

Everyone’s happier, the evenings are longer and brighter, flowers are blooming, birds are singing and the positive vibes are flowing. I’m here to keep the vibes flowing with another quote of the week and to provoke some more thought.

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible”

Does this make sense to you? At one point it didn’t for me but now I fully get it. Let’s explore a bit deeper and hopefully I can make it clear for some who may not understand.

Everything starts of with a thought. You are where you are in life at this very moment because of your thoughts. You are in control of  your thoughts, you and no one else.

Through your  thoughts, you can decide the next step you take on this journey called life.

Through your thoughts you can determine how you want to look, who you want to be, where you want to be, what you want to achieve, how much money you’d like to earn, who you choose to marry, what car you drive, how you treat people, how you feel day to day, reaching for a snack, going to the gym, down to reading this blog post at this very moment…

Can you see how powerful thought is?

What is thought though? Have you really asked yourself that question? Where does it come from? Can it be measured? If psychics can really read our minds, do they know what thoughts we’ll come up with next? If so, that leads me to question free will? Do plants have thoughts? If so, what do they  think about?

We as individuals can see our thoughts in our minds but we can’t show them to people like you would a video on Youtube.

It’s almost as if thought exist in another realm somewhere and in order for us to bring them into manifestation on this physical 3d plane we need to take a number of “strategic  steps” for people to see what we can see in our minds. In order for people to see our thoughts, believe in our dreams and truly experience them with us we have to first know that it is possible.

martin-luther-king-jr-day-L-xGOagM1Martin Luther King had a dream, a thought, an idea, a clear visual image in head which at one point we couldn’t see. But he took it upon himself to take a number of “strategic steps” to make that dream a reality. To make the once invisible thought become a visible reality.

He worked hard to share his vision with us and that’s what we have to do with our great idea’s, big dreams, ambitions and aspirations. Life is limitless, but by making the wrong choices we limit ourselves.

Say for example a guy watches a documentary about Bodybuilding and loves the lifestyle they live. He loves all the eating, the sleeping, competing, training twice a day and all the aspects that comes with that lifestyle and decides to himself:

“You know what, I want to become a Bodybuilder” – He leaves himself open to two choice. He could:

A) Just leave the idea as a thought, you know, a nice little idea in the back of his mind.Never taking action to make that dream a goal, he limits himself never really living to his full potential. One day however, he look’s back on his life once he’s settled down with his wife and kids and thinks “What if”… Don’t be a what if-er. I’m going to cover what if-er’s, buts, maybes and regret’s real soon as that’s as that’s an interesting topic within it itself. His second choice is:

B) Set a goal and make that thought become a reality (turn invisible into the visible). Do whatever it takes to not only become a Bodybuilder but the best damn Bodybuilder there is. (This reminds me, I must upload some Arnold Schwarzenegger motivational videos)

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Thought is like electricity… We can’t see it but we know it exist. Just look around you. The world we live in is built around thought. You still don’t believe me…

The car you or someone you know drives…A load of people gathered round together and thought up a bunch of ideas  before that car came into existence. The design of the car, the price it cost, they also came up with it’s name whether it be BMW or Ford, it’s logo, the models that will be available and a whole list of other stuff. They put it on the market which then made it available for you to purchase and drive. This process doesn’t “Just Happen” 

Come to think about it, nothing ever “Just Happens”.

The shopping  centre you and I shop from…It didn’t just appear one day out from out of the skies…It was through thought how it came into manifestation.

The same applies to movies, TV shows, commercials and even music. A singer/songwriter for example usually goes through an experience and through that experience they get a thought/idea about a song to write, record that song and then release it for our listening ears to share the experience. I wasn’t there but I know Katie Perry kissed a girl and liked it very much 🙂

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Even the tough situations we face…it’s through our thoughts that we decide the outcome. Do we get knocked down and stay down or do we get back up and keep fighting. The choice is yours.

When this concept was first brought to me, I had difficulty understanding it (many people do).

But as time goes on, if you become more aware of your thoughts and consciously monitor your thinking, you start to realise that you literally shape your future and the outcome of ALL situations.

I invite you all to try this an experiment for one week as I don’t want you to believe the information I give you but would rather you go research and try it out for yourselves. What do you have to loose? If it doesn’t work for you it cost nothing but a little effort.

To believe means to be-lied to which is a state of ignorance – Accepting something you cannot prove is ignorant which is why I say research it and find the truth for yourself. Once accepted as truth for yourself you are no longer in that state of ignorance.

If this information resonates with you in any way, shape or form or you gain something from the experiment after a week, you can then build on from your experience and start taking REAL control over your life.

The choice is yours for the taking…

Have a great week guys and Love to you all

NAMASTE

David Richards

DEE’S FITNESS

Quotes by: Tony Robins/David Richards

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Hey guys,

How’s everybody doing out there. I hope wherever you are the suns shining bright and you’re enjoying the summer.

I thought I’d base today’s topic around a question I’ve been asked a lot recently, which is “How do I loose weight &  What is the quickest way of loosing it”? I’m going to gather research and put together my knowledge to really break this thing down.

Now most of the time when people ask “how to loose weight”, really what they want to know is “how to loose body fat”

You see, body weight can be broken down into 3 categories, let’s take a look.

Bodyfat

The stuff you want to loose if you have to much stored. People don’t realise this but a little stored fat is actually healthy as it helps your body function properly.

Fat is a source of energy which is stored within the cells in the body. So you can look at your excess fat as back up which can be used if your body goes into a state of emergency (no food for example).

Fat is also works as a shock absorber that protects your organs,  forms part of every cell membrane in your body and acts as an insulation blanket that reduces heat loss. This is why you find that the people who carry excess fat don’t seem to get as cold.

And sorry ladies but women generally store more body fat than males do due to their hormones and their ability to reproduce. Fear not though and see below 🙂

Muscle

Good ole muscle. Lean mean muscle machine. What us guys work so hard for in the gym and what so many women are scared of gaining (Hence why they don’t lift weights) But ladies, I’ll explain why lifting weight will help you loose fat in just a sec. Before I do though, let me quickly run through some benefits of muscle:

  • Muscle protects your joints and your bones (vital for supple movement)
  • Provides a better foundation for your skeletal frame
  • You look and feel better both on the inside and out which will lead you to feeling better about yourself and help to boost your confidence
  • Better oxygen flow throughout the body which leads to a stronger and healthier heart (not forgetting the lungs)
  • Muscle also speeds up your metabolism which leads to fat loss – Let’s dig deeper

The more ­muscle tissue you have, the higher your  BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate). BMR is the amount of calories you burn at rest. So say for example you sat down all day watching family guy, your body is burning calories. That’s right, you can sit on your butt all day and burn calories (never recommended though). You also burn calories when you eat as your body uses energy to the digest food.

Muscle tissue is metabolically active but also uses energy at rest, whereas stored body fat is lazy (doesn’t like to move and isn’t active like muscle). Make sense when you break it down like this doesn’t it. I find that understanding the basic science behind how your body works helps you achieve your goals quicker and puts you ahead of the game.

Remember, muscles move requiring energy (active), while fat doesn’t like to move and can be seen as storage (lazy).

So increasing muscle through exercise such as weight lifting will dramatically increase your metabolism (Women, the same applies to you as well). I’ve covered women and lifting weights before but I will continue to cover it until the misconception is no longer alive.

Just do a search for the post on here if you want to have a read. But the long story cut short is, females don’t create enough testosterone in their body to become jacked, muscular, hench blench, dench, tonk, wham, stocky or for simpler terms “muscular” or any of the other names I can think of LOL. Seriously though, no need to fear the iron…You won’t look like these two beauties…

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Water
At least 70% of the body is made up of water. Without water, the body couldn’t survive. Saying that, the water in our bodies can be manipulated to achieve that “ripped look” or even just a overall leaner tone. When the body isn’t holding onto a lot of water and the body fat percentage is low, you can see more muscle striations aka muscle definition as there isn’t as much water being held under the skin (but we will cover water manipulation in more depth in another part).
There are a number of methods in which can be used to achieve this ripped or toned look but low carb diets are most commonly used when looking at nutrition. When you eat carbs (bread, rice, potato, pasta, fruit etc) your body holds onto water.
That’s why when people drop their carbs lower the usual for say a period of  2 weeks+ (ketogenic diets) for example, they report significant weight loss. The rapid drop of weight is usually water and not so much fat. People confuse fat and water all the time and it’s a very common mistake we can all make.
I’ve only just scratched the surface today as I wanted to start off with some education before building up on the foundation  so at least if this is all new to you there’s no need to feel lost. If you retain all this knowledge already then guest what…
Reminders are never a bad thing 🙂
Any questions, fire away
EDUCATION IS KEY!

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Hey Guys,

How is everyone doing this week? I hope you’re all good and enjoying life to the fullest doing whatever it is you want to be doing everyday.

It’s the first week of July already, it won’t be long until they start advertising Christmas, just you watch LOL.

Anyway, I’m back again to send out some more positive vibes and motivation and hope to lift someone’s spirit who may be going through some hard times right now.

While searching for this weeks quote, I found the below quote and knew it was the one I had to share this week. Not only do I live by this quote, but I feel it has a nice message to it that anyone can relate to. Without further ado, here goes…

“Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way”.

I’ve always believed and said to people, aim for the stars and if you don’t get to the stars, at least you’ll touch the sky.

Have you ever found that you’ve had a goal or a dream, shared it with someone, and there and then they’ve crushed it within a heart beat? I don’t know about you, but I have and it doesn’t feel nice. To be fair, a lot of the time I don’t reckon their intentionally trying to put me down, but their level of risk taking is not on the same level as mine.

You may often find this with friends and family and easily take offence, but from their perspective, I think most of the time there just trying to help and maybe don’t believe the risk your willing to take is realistic. This is why it’s VITAL that you fully believe in yourself.

You see, only you know what you are capable of and no one else. Eric Thomas taught me when I went go see him a few months back that, I should keep my dreams to myself and I recommend you do the same. WHY?

BECAUSE YOUR DREAMS ARE TOO BIG FOR OTHER PEOPLE!

What we need to remember is, no one is going to believe in us if we don’t even believe in ourselves.

Take a bank investor for example. If I went to him/her with a business plan but I wasn’t 100% confident that the business would succeed, why on earth would they even consider to give me the investment? If I don’t believe the business will do well, what reason do they have to believe it will do well? There’s a 90% chance I will leave empty handed.

Take the same scenario, however this time round I’m fully prepared, have all my numbers together and fully believe the business is profitable – What are the chances I’ll get the loan now?

I think you’ll find for one, they’d take me seriously and two, even if I didn’t get the loan, just by changing my mind state to a place of belief and being prepared, my chances soared 10 fold.

We gotta be realistic here guys, you really have to know and believe in yourself first before others can place any sort of hope in you.

Saying that though, once you’ve established a belief system within yourself and accepted that anything is possible (proving your willing to put in the work) it then becomes easier for you to sell your dream to people.

NOTE – You will always get some people who reply with negativity upon sharing a goal or dream, in situations like this, just brush off your shoulders and keep proceeding forward.

I always preach to folks that no one can stop you from doing what you want to do but you and feel I should elaborate a little on this using myself as an example real quick.

Back in January when I entered the Body Transformation challenge at my gym, I told myself flat out that I had won. I visualised how I was going to look after the 90 days, I visualised how I was gonna train throughout the 90 days and I visualised my reaction upon finding out I had won. I may sound crazy, but visualisation is a very powerful tool that deserves its own blog post.

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Anyway, 90 days later and KAPOW – It was in the bag. Throughout the journey NO ONE was going to stop me but me…I mean how could they.

No one can’t diet for me but me. No one can train for me but me. On top of that, no one can get 6-8 hours of sleep a night for me but ME – Only I can do the above for me and NO ONE ELSE!

If I didn’t maintain a strict diet, it would of been ME stopping ME from getting the win. If I didn’t train 5-6 times a week in the gym, again it would of been ME stopping ME from getting the win. Can you see my point here? This is what I mean when I say NO ONE can stop you.

“Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now”.

To me, if we live in the past we are just dwelling. If we live in the future, we are not enjoying the now, the present (which is a gift). To live in the now is difficult for a lot of folks and I used to be one of them. Since secondary school I’ve always found myself goal setting and thinking about “5 years down the line” or “In the next few years I’m going to do this or do that etc”

Now don’t get me wrong, THINKING and planning for the future is good, however, constant LIVING in the future is a whole different story.

Living in the future doesn’t allow us to enjoy the present (the now). We can easily find ourselves obsessing on tomorrow. But then tomorrow comes and we obsess about the day next, then the next day, then the day after that and soon enough we find that although we have reached our goal, at no point did we stop to enjoy the days leading up to that goal.

So what happens is, you find yourself in a situation where you have accomplished your goal, a goal that you’ve worked hard for, however, you don’t have the happiness you imagined would be associated with your new success.

Don’t do this to yourself guys, enjoy everyday and try to live in the now, the present, the gift.

If you find that you don’t currently live in the present (the now) and your always dwelling on the past or obsessing on the future, please may I ask that you take some time to reflect upon your life. I think that you’ll find living for today,THINKING about tomorrow, but learning from the past will put you in a much happier state of mind which will essentially lead to a better overall experience of life.

I call it a gift I suppose as it’s a play on words. You give someone a gift (a present) but to be alive at this time present is a gift within itself as many people have transitioned but you are still here now, alive and kicking and able to read this.

Be grateful for everyday you are alive no matter what as there is ALWAYS someone more worst of than you and it’s only when you compare your life to say someone in a 3rd world country that you can really appreciate life and count your blessing seeing things from a different perspective.

I hope I have provoked some thought within some of you and helped you to see that life ain’t so bad after all…

Anyway, Ima wrap it up as I have a long day ahead tomorrow and need some beauty sleep.

(You don’t look this fine just using coco butter LMAO – I’m only joking)

Have a great week guys and I’ll be back soon.

Peace and Love

~NAMASTE~

David Richards

DEE’S FITNESS

Quotes by: Eileen Caddy/David Richards

 

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