Posts Tagged ‘Health’

What’s good people!

Just a quick one today…..

Our health is very important and without it we cannot go very far in life as it’s our health that keeps us strong and in a state of balance…I feel this is something we can all agree on…

Hence why I thought it would be important to share this chart with you all today. (Do your own research on this one, as many charts vary!)

ACID VS ALKALINE

There are some MAJOR misconceptions within the health industry, some that I have found out recently which are rather shocking to say the least. I look to share this with you guys in due time. For now, enjoy the chart and educate yourselves, friends and family.

Keep being the best version of YOU and no one else 🙂

Love as always.

David Richards

DEES FITNESS

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Hey Hey Hey,

What’s up my beautiful people 🙂

I hope everyone’s doing well, enjoying life and eating good.

Today is part “1 of 5” of the Fat Loss 101 blog series.

So what inspired this post then Mr Dees Fitness?

Well…

I met up with my cousin the other day and we was talking until the early hours in the morning. One of the subjects that came up was “Fat Loss”. He looked me square in the eye’s and said:

“Hey bro – I don’t know what I’m doing wrong, but this fat just isn’t shifting…Is it even possible to lose?”

I chuckled and said “Of course it’s possible, it’s not easy though.”

I too felt like this at one point in my life, as I’m sure many of you do – But I never gave up hope and nor should you…

Everybody want’s that special pill – But if it existed, we would all be taking it I’m sure – But the truth is, there are no short cuts I’m afraid (Healthy ones that I know of any way LOL)

But without further ado, let’s get straight to business!

Never Eat Until You’re Bloated

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I know I know, we’ve all been there before – When the food taste so good that you struggle to put the knife and fork down.

You’re feeling full already but the flavours are so immense that you can’t help but to keep going. You feel that bloated feeling coming on but you can still find some space for desert.

You chew your way through that cake and ice cream and out of no where you hear a knock at the front door…

KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK

It’s your long time friend Mr Bloat.

He’s come to visit you and plans to stay for a very long time lol…

The Lesson

Never eat until you feel bloated, it’s really not a nice feeling. Portion control becomes a myth when the food enslaves you.

I teach all my clients to eat until they are 80% full. A good way to measure what 80% feels like for you is to eat to the point where you could tuck away a little more…No need to go over board!

Did you know that the more you stuff/over fill your stomach, is the more it starts to distend…

This is why some guy’s have abs and a massive belly at the same time…

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WOAH, I hear you think

That or some serious HGH – LOL

Anyhoo, that’s it for part one today. We still have another 4 to go in the series.

I used some of my previous material for this post and added in some extra bits as this information is vital for both your health and fitness.

I hope y’all found this information useful and I’ll be back real soon my people.

MAKE THAT CHANGE TODAY!

David Richards

DEES FITNESS

Hello My Good People,

How are we all doing on this fine day. Summer is now officially here and the BBQ’s have started, the tops are coming off and the music is pumping out of those car stereos.

Welcome Back Summer 🙂

I hope you are all doing extremely well, sticking to your goals, enjoying life and trying to live stress free.

I know this can be difficult at times though as we do live in a negative world – But surround yourselves with good people, stop watching the media (it show’s nothing but negativity – would you agree) And do activities which brings you both joy and happiness. I would say this is a great start to cutting of some of the negativity in our lives.

My energy as of late has been towards writing my book/e-book that I am putting a lot of effort into at the moment. Also, I have invested in a microphone and I’m working on creating program packs for you guys to listen to as MP3 files – Great for listening to first thing in the morning, whilst driving to work, at the gym, whilst relaxing or before bed.

Some of the topics I look to cover will include: Motivation, Goal setting, Wealth, Health and Happiness – The basics for any human being to be happy, successful and to live a life with true value.

Today is just a quick post though about “Worrying, Stress, and Clearing Your Mind”

As a people, we tend to worry and over think and this naturally leads us to stress. And as we all know, stress can lead to a number of things:

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1) Anxiety

2) Depression

3) Lack of Sleep – Lack of sleep within itself causes health issues

4) Physical Illness

5) Poor Mood/State of Mind

So it makes sense that we do all we can do to try and not worry and over think right?

We need to be honest with ourselves and ask the Important question:

“What actually causes us stress”

Only you can ask this question to yourself…

Set aside some time and with a pen and some paper if necessary and write down that which is bothering you…It makes it so much easier and at least you can go back to what you have written down for reflection at a later date…

Once you find the root cause of what is bothering you, then and only then can you slowly start to work through the issue(s) – These exercises don’t work over night. Be patient with yourself and take your time.

“Stress could come from anything in life – Your 9-5 JOB (Just Over Broke), Family Life, Relationship Issues, Low Income or the Simple Act of Over Thinking”

Since I started practising Meditation, my thoughts have been a lot more calm and I am able to deal with day to day situations a lot easier. Meditation isn’t necessarily what you see in the movies though…

You know what I’m on about – Leg’s crossed, Aummm chanting sounds in the background and people dressed as a Buddhist or Monks… Don’t believe the hype my people LOL.

Meditation can simply be closing your eyes for 10-15 minutes a day, either sitting or lying down and just focusing on your breathing. There is scientific studies showing how Meditation works on the Human Anatomy, and I will share this with y’all if interested. You’d be surprised how many benefits there actually are once you do some research on the subject. Some key points on the benefits of Meditation to get you started are:

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1) NEUROSCIENTISTS have found that, after just 11 HOURS of meditation, practitioners had structural changes in the part of the brain involved in monitoring our FOCUS and SELF CONTROL.

2) Research has found meditation to promote ‘DIVERGENT THINKING’ a type of thinking that allows many new ideas to be generated – Talk About Ultimate Creativity.

3) Mindfulness also affects awareness and the FILTERING out of other mental processes during creative tasks.

Check out the link below for more information if you’re interested or do a Google search on:

“The Benefits of Meditation”

Source: https://www.headspace.com/science

Worrying is Like Walking Around With An Umbrella On A Sunny Day 

I kid you not, the woman on the TV just said the above quote to her friend on an Australian cooking show that I’ve got running in the background and I just had to post it in here – What a coincidence or was that meant to happen? Hmmmmm.

Without deviating though, worrying can be avoided and this is something I tell my Mum all the time. If you knew me a few years back, you would know that I used to worry…

“A LOT”

But life wasn’t productive for me back then and I wasn’t enjoying my life like we all should be…

So I researched, bought books about stress and anxiety, watched videos, went to seminars and years later, here I am helping others with what once use to be my enemy…The beautiful cycle of life eh 😀

But listen to the irony which just came to me – We all want to be happy and worry free, yet we are the ones creating worry for ourselves…Meditate on that for a moment…

In reality, no one can create worry for you but yourself…Have you ever looked at it like that?

I have a program that I’m creating to help people stop worrying which I’m saving for my book/e-book, but here’s a step by step guide below which I think is genius to help with this issue:

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Learning to Postpone Worrying:

  1. Create a “worry period.” Choose a set time and place for worrying. It should be the same every day (e.g. in the living room from 5:00 to 5:20 p.m.) and early enough that it won’t make you anxious right before bedtime. During your worry period, you’re allowed to worry about whatever’s on your mind. The rest of the day, however, is a worry-free zone.
  2. Postpone your worry. If an anxious thought or worry comes into your head during the day, make a brief note of it on paper and postpone it to your worry period. Remind yourself that you’ll have time to think about it later, so there’s no need to worry about it right now. Save it for later and continue to go about your day.
  3. Go over your “worry list” during the worry period. Reflect on the worries you wrote down during the day. If the thoughts are still bothering you, allow yourself to worry about them, but only for the amount of time you’ve specified for your worry period. If the worries don’t seem important any more, cut your worry period short and enjoy the rest of your day.

Source: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/how-to-stop-worrying.htm

I could keep going, but this was only supposed to be a short post LOL – I just can’t help myself sometimes hehehe

I hope you have learned lot’s today, and have found both the video and blog post insightful.

Share with your friends, family and loved ones and let’s all make this world a better place day by day 🙂

Peace, Blessings, and Much Love To You All

NAMASTE

David Richards

DEE’S FITNESS – Author, Bodybuilder, Life Coach, Personal Trainer, Nutrition Advisor, Counsellor, Public Speaker, Entrepreneur 

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Stay in Shape This Winter With Dee

Hey Guys,

How’s it going out there 🙂

Coming up to the Christmas period is a time where the pounds start piling on and all the guys in the gym start “Bulking” –  A term used within the Bodybuilding/Fitness community, whereby dudes eat an over excessive amount of food for the love of the muscle LOL. I did at one time take part in such extreme eating.

But healthy eating is always the way forward and should be adopted as apart of your lifestyle.

Let’s face it, getting in shape and staying toned can be tricky, especially during the festive period. If you feel like your exercise regime has hit a wall, or you just want to give your efforts a boost, you might be interested in the various bodybuilding supplements now available.

For example, bodybuilding experts such as Monster Supplements offer creatine. This is a compound that’s involved in energy production within the body, so it plays an important role in health and fitness. If you’re interested in the sciencey stuff, it’s a nitrogenous organic acid that is produced in the liver. It helps to supply energy to cells around the body, especially those in the muscles. Creatine is made naturally in the body, but you can also get it from certain foods and supplements.

Because of its ability to supply energy where it’s most needed, many athletes and fitness enthusiasts take creatine supplements to help raise their performance levels. It can help them to train harder and compete more effectively. If you’re wondering whether this product could assist you, take a look at the following benefits of creatine.

Improving strength

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One of the main reasons people take this supplement is to bolster their strength levels. Because it helps the body to generate more energy, it can make lifting that extra weight or completing a few more reps that little bit easier.

Research conducted by a team at Charles Sturt University in Australia found that creatine can increase maximum performance and power in high-intensity anaerobic repetitive work. The scientists, who published their research in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, suggested that it could raise performance levels by as much as 15 per cent.

Increasing muscle mass

Creatine also boosts water retention, and this can have the effect of making muscles appear larger. When the substance is inside muscle cells, it attracts surrounding water and this can cause muscles to look bigger and more toned. If you’re trying to build up rippling abs and bulging biceps, this is something to bear in mind.

Improving muscle recovery

The compound is also thought to boost muscle recovery after exercise. If you’re hitting the gym hard, you’ll know how difficult it can be to keep up an intense fitness regime. Trying to start a workout when your muscles are aching and tender can be a real chore.

Experts believe that creatine supplements can help to reduce protein breakdown following intense exercise. This may mean the products make it easier to stick to gruelling exercise plans.

Other potential health benefits

It’s not only in the world of bodybuilding and fitness that creatine is causing a stir. It’s now believed that the substance could help to promote health in range of circumstances. For example, a study published in the Journal of Neurochemistry found that the substance might be useful in treating neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s.

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Meanwhile, a team from Ruhr University Bochum in Germany discovered that creatine could help to improve the strength of people who suffer from muscular dystrophy. The experts conducted short and medium-term experiments and revealed that treatment with the supplement improved muscle strength and was well-tolerated.

Creatine may even prove useful in treating depression. Researchers from three South Korean universities discovered that women with depression who added five grams of the compound to their daily antidepressant responded twice as quickly to the medication and experienced remission of the condition at twice the rate compared with women who only took the antidepressant.

See for yourself

If you think creatine could benefit your health regime, you can purchase the supplements online. Of course, it’s important to bear in mind that supplements of any kind shouldn’t be seen as a substitute for a healthy diet. Instead, they should be taken alongside balanced and nutritious meals.

Look out for the next winter special where I’ll be bringing you my secret dietary tips that’ll be sure to help you keep trim throughout the up n coming festive period.

Until next time – Eat well and Stay Motivated

Dee’s Fitness

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Losing weight is never as easy or as straight-forward as we would like it to be and there are tons of tips and advice out there that it’s hard to know which advice to follow for successful results.

We’ve kept things simple with 5 Essential Tips for Weight loss:

Don’t make drastic changes to your diet

Making a huge initial change to your diet will get you results in the short term, but long term you will struggle as you will have less tools to use when you hit plateaus.

Be consistent

Consistency is key!

Try to maintain something that can be manageable. Do not aim for something that is not maintainable. Better to have 100 okay days back to back than having 25 perfect days followed by a week on binge eating.

Track progress, adjust if needed

Tracking progress will help you understand what is happening with your body. The use of pictures can be good to see how your body is changing as sometimes we don’t notice or trick ourselves into thinking we’ve lost weight. If your body is not changing then you need to make a change to your diet or exercise program.

Make a food diary

By tracking calorie intake, it gives you more accurate data to work off when analysing your progress. If you are taking on too much food, you can adjust and alter your food diary accordingly. We also find that when we write down what we eat, we tend to eat less and may realise we eat a lot more than we thought we did!

Be patient

It is better to take things nice and steady; losing 1-2lbs a week is generally a good rule of thumb to aim for. Any faster is probably too fast!

Author Bio: This post was written by Vinnie Duong a Personal Trainer and Co-founder of Heavy Duty Apparel.

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Wassup guys,

How are you all doing my wonderful people?

It’s been a little while since I posted an update and a crazy few weeks for me.

As some of you may already know if you follow me on Facebook, I fell into Cardiac arrest around 2 weeks ago and was out cold…

I’m quite lucky to be alive!

For reasons unknown, I can honestly say that what happened was rather random and not only a shock to me, but my family, friends and everyone around me…

I felt it necessary to let everyone know that I’m OK and still loving life 🙂

Today isn’t about a specific topic – I just feel the need to type and flow…

Thoughts

The recent event has thrown me into a state of deep reflection ever since…

I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and that is the philosophy I live by…

I also believe that whatever the reason for something happening may not be seen/clear to us at the time.

Therefore, I let it be and continue on with life holding onto the gratitude and appreciation that I am  still able to breathe, continue experiencing happiness and making my dreams a reality.

When you face death and accept that it is a normal part of life, the fear of death disappears and you appreciate it for what it is…

A natural part of life…

I think as humans we view death in the wrong light and for a number of valid reasons (We won’t go to much into this subject today though)

Rather than mourn over the loss of someones life, I believe we should celebrate it. I know that if I did past away 2 weeks ago, I would of wanted everyone to celebrate…Not cry and be sad.

I was blacked out most of the time so mentally trying to recover at the moment isn’t as bad for me as it is for others.

New Reality

It’s really been an eye opener as to how much people care about me and brought into light a question for me to ask you guys:

Do you really know how much people love you?

Maybe you don’t as people tend to show appreciation “after” someone has passed away rather than whilst they are alive. Something to think about…

However, I feel exploring this question may help to change the way you see yourself as it has done for me.

I now ask myself:

“Why do people love you so much David and how did you not see it before”

We as a people do so much good in our lives but never see it the way others do. It’s as if we have a hard time appreciating our true value.

I feel this is down to the self image we have created for ourselves based of painful experiences (search for self image on this site as I have written an article about the topic)

For some reason, humans have a hard time embracing their greatness and all the wonderful things they have done for themselves and others – I’m thinking about my Mum as I type this…

Greatness vs Ego

I’ve also come to learn that people don’t give themselves the props they deserve as we live in  a society where embracing how good or great we are at something is seen as being “Egotistic” or “Big Headed” – There is a big problem here…

If you are great at making music for example, then you should be able to share this with people that you are GREAT at making music without feeling that you’ll come across as big headed or egotistic… Sadly that’s not the case.

For us to limit sharing our greatness due to the fear of what others think is quite absurd…Don’t you think?

At the young age of 25, I “know” what I am great at…

I am now focusing my energy on those areas of greatness to not only improve them but to continue sharing them with the rest of the world…

I share this with you in hope that you have found your greatness and if you haven’t then no need to worry – Just try to live in the present moment being grateful for what you DO have and flow with life rather than flowing against it.

The Flow of Life

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To flow against life is to flow against what it is (The Present Moment)

Meaning: If something happens, you CANNOT change the fact that it has happened.

You have a choice as to how you react to what has happened, but you CANNOT change it.

For example – If you loose your phone on a night out, you can’t change the fact that the phone is now missing – It is what it is, whether you chose to accept it or not…

Most of the time in a given situation as such, people throw tantrums and hissy fits causing themselves much unnecessary pain.

Rather than making peace with what is, they think about what “could have been” had they done things differently…

ANY past situation you’ve faced, it’s irrelevant what you think you:

“SHOULD” have done

“COULD” have done OR

“WOULD” have done…It’s the past and cannot be changed I’m afraid…

Instead of focusing about that which cannot be changed, focus on how you can/will do things differently if ever faced with the same or similar situation…

Logically on all levels this makes sense!

Once people fully understand the above concept and start applying it, stress levels will decrease dramatically and the quality of your life WILL improve – I am confident of that.

Life vs Life

The term “Life is Short” couldn’t be any truer for me at this present moment.

I see life for what it is…lessons and experiences…

This is one of the  many reasons why I don’t waste time on negativity or things that are of no benefit/value to me.

This is why I practice forgiveness towards those who have hurt me in the past. Not for there benefit, but for me to be able to live in peace without harboring negative feelings/emotions.

My message is the same as before:

Enjoy life, question everything, be happy and try to do what it is that brings you ultimate joy.

Closing

I don’t know what path my life will take, none of us do. All we can do is our best and if our best doesn’t bring to us what we desire, we can keep trying or may choose to accept that it’s not within our destiny to have that which we dream of…Only you can make that decision!

Speaking of dreams though, I have started writing a book that I would like to release next year. One of my major life goals/dreams is to release a book along the lines of self development, motivation and positivity. I feel I have gone through my fair share of experiences and learning to be adept at creative writing.

Plus…

What do I have to loose 🙂

Pray for me that I release a best seller and I will pray for you that your dreams come through…

Love as always

David Richards

DEE’S FITNESS

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WOULD YOU FEED THIS TO YOUR CHILDREN?

Guys,

We need to wake up. The food industry CLEARLY doesn’t care for our health.

I’m no conspiracy theorist, I simply deal with, FACTS, SCIENCE, TRUTH, RIGHT KNOWLEDGE & RIGHT WISDOM!

We are sleeping zombies when it comes to the foods we put into our bodies.

You don’t have to hear what I’m saying though – Go and do the research for yourselves. We live in the information age now, so research is much easier than say 10-20 years ago.

REALITY CHECK – Food causes ill health, disease and death…When is enough, enough?

EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION is needed for children and adults alike where food is concerned – I’m just getting started…

Allow me to share the below article with you…

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WTF IS THIS?

KFC Allegedly Not Serving Real Chicken The Truth About KFC’s Name Change. KFC has been a part of our tradition for many years. Many people, every day, eat at KFC religiously. However, do they really know what they are eating?

During a recent study of KFC done at the University of New Hampshire, they allegedly found some very upsetting facts. First of all, why did they change their name? Several years ago Kentucky fried chicken became KFC. Does anybody know why? Most thought the real reason was because of the “fried” food issue. But that is not the case. The real reason why they call it KFC is because they allegedly cannot use the word chicken anymore. Why? KFC does not use real chickens? They allegedly use genetically manipulated organisms.

These so-called “chickens” are kept alive by tubes inserted into their bodies to pump blood and nutrients throughout their structure. They have no beaks, no feathers and no feet. They grow with multiple legs and wings on one “chicken”. Their bone structure is dramatically shrunk to get more meat out of them. This is great for KFC because it saves them money for their production costs. There is no more plucking of the feathers or the removal of the beaks and feet. The government allegedly required them to change their name and banned them from using the word “chicken”. I find this matter very disturbing. I hope people will start to realize this and let other people know.

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More to come my people…(Please note that the above is my own personal truth and may not be true at all – Don’t believe what is written here – Please do your own research)

Taken From: http://dailybuzzlive.com/archives/3753

 

Imagine your young child dying 12 days after eating a beef burger which you thought was safe…

Imagine eating chicken that couldn’t walk due to being fed major chemicals to help add extra weight for a better profit margin…

Imagine living a life where you was soooo busy, you had no time to prepare healthy food for your family…So instead, you brought them “Fast Food/Take Away” without realising the health risk you were placing upon them…

Well no need to imagine…

These are all realities in which we live in today and this documentary WILL open your eyes up to the crazy madness taking place within the food industry.

Why is this information important for us to know?

BECAUSE WE ALL NEED TO EAT TO SURVIVE – THAT’S WHY!

Without education we are all lost. So I am here to help educate and relay information which I believe is VITAL for us all to know.

There’s no point me knowing all this stuff and not sharing it with you.

My eyes are being opened RAPIDLY to some crazy things going on in our lives that we are not made aware of due to it not being publicized as mainstream media…I WONDER WHY?

Anyhoo, take what you will from the information I will be sharing with you all this year.

I’m about to take this Nutrition game to another level because:

OUR HEALTH IS A VITAL PART OF OUR EXISTENCE!

Please don’t believe nothing I blog though…

Instead, take the information, understand it, cross reference it, research it, and:

FIND YOUR OWN PERSONAL TRUTH…

After all, I could be lying to you…

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 WOOP WOOP

We made it guys, the New Year is here and already we are 9 days in. Time really waits for no man.

The New Year is always a time for a fresh new start. The energy is powerful in January as the majority of the world are focused on making a new start. However, once February approaches that energy dies down as people easily loose focus on their goals or New Year resolutions. You may know someone this has happened to or even experienced it yourself.

When people set goals they tend to see the bigger picture which is what motivates them to get started in the first place and this is a good thing. For example, if you are 2 stones over weight, the bigger picture for you would be the lost of the 2 stones and a new you. However, the bigger picture can also work against you. Why you may ask?

Well, when you see the bigger picture originally you can’t wait to get stuck in right? A new you sounds great. But I find that once people get started, the bigger picture becomes too big for them and they loose vision as they can’t possibly see a way they will get there. This is why breaking down your goals is so important and I will discuss that in another post.

Today though, I want to talk about a subject most of us have faced in life or will face in life. I think it’s only right I share my story so you can see that we all go through the same things. That leads me to today’s quote of the week:

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step”

The reason why I chose this quote today is because I have come across PLENTY of people recently who are starting out at something new and are already being hard on themselves from the get go.

My Story

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Pizza Eating, Ice-Cream drinking – LOL – Never again

An example is when I first started going to the gymnasium. I was out of shape, unhealthy and wanted to look like one of those dudes on the front cover of Mens Health and Fitness. I love my food and was still eating unhealthily when I first signed up. Back then I knew nothing about staying fit and healthy. I had no knowledge on Nutrition and would order a Chinese, Indian or Pizza at my disposal. What makes it even worst is I worked part time at Domino’s pizza back then and was “very” cool with the manager. Very cool as in free pizza after every shift LOL (with sides)

It’s funny because it’s true hehehe…

Anyway, I had a good 8 years bad eating under my belt and wanted to go from Mr tub to Mr Stud over night.

“You don’t get from A-Z in one go – You have to go through the rest of the alphabet”

It’s the same with anything really. If you want to get good at something or you are trying to achieve something from life, you have to grind, graft, hustle and put that work in… PERIOD!

Work has to be put in, in order to see a result…

I’m sure you’ve all heard it before: 

Cause and effect & You reap what you sow – It’s all Universal Law folks…

Yet, you see so many people who want the results for free so to speak. It either cost them too much time or effort…

If only it was that easy. If it was, we would all be success in this life time. The difference between a successful person and a person who isn’t successful is the cost they pay – Not necessarily money either…

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I kept Going…

The journey to success has to start from somewhere. Don’t beat yourselves up. I use to beat myself up when I first started going to the gym. My previous self dialogue went a little something like this:

“David, why are you so fat”? 

“Why are you going to the gym, you’re wasting your time – Go eat a pizza”

“Damn you’re weak, you can’t even lift this weight”

It’s quite clear I didn’t love myself back then and I had to go through that stage in order to know and love myself. 

To all my guys out there now going to the gym and they’re new to this game – Please drop your ego and know that you don’t have to try and lift heavy weight because the guy next to you is. Ego lifting will get you hurt. You, like everyone else has to start from somewhere in order to build up your strength. 

Women who are new mothers – Don’t ever judge yourself and think your a bad Mum because you don’t get some things right…

~YOUR A NEW MUM – You’re a special Mother with a special little creation to look after. Enjoy the new journey and path you have embarked on~

I am able to approach people like this because I have gone through similar things myself (not the baby part of course LOL)

The more the days go pass and the more I look and reflect on my past, I can see the magical path I have been travelling on (I was blind at the time though)

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What self image have you created for yourself?
Are you the cat looking at the lion or are you sadly looking at it the other way round…

 

Me not loving myself was the magic on the path that has now allowed me to learn to love myself and help others in hand to love themselves – Can you identify the magic?

Me living a life with a poisonous self image of myself has allowed me to identify that image, re-create it into something beautiful and to help others identify their image and to re-create it also if necessary – Can you identify the magic?

I’ve now seen how Life and the Universe really works…

At the time of going through these situations (I used to call them heart breaking at the time) no way did I know the reason for them. This is why I say, when something happens, DO NOT look for the reason – You will just drive yourself crazy (again, talking from experience)

~Let life flow and the reason will be revealed when the time is right~

That’s why when I’m now faced with a sticky situation, I

1) Take a deep slow breath

2) Face whatever it is

3) Make peace with it there and then (Move through anger and negative emotions, never let them consume you)

4) Know that not only will it make me stronger person, but a person that will be able to share the story one day

Just like I’m doing now 🙂

I could keep typing but I feel I have put across today’s message (I hope LOL)

I will be covering a lot more fitness and nutrition related issues this year but I’ve felt recently that “life” issues in regards to the state of mind and humanity as a whole have became more of a priority for me. 

What good is living if you don’t love yourself LOL – I make a joke out of it now only to lighten the energy but it is a serious matter not to be played with.

Anywhoo…

HAPPY NEW YEAR ONCE AGAIN 😀

Really focus your attention on making 2014 the year of the change (whatever the change may be)

It’s your life, your thoughts, your reality and your time to shine…

My Love, Energy and Blessings goes out to you all.

NAMASTE

David Richards

DEE’S FITNESS

Quotes by: Lao Tzu & David Richards

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Stay Positive Brothers & Sisters

 

Hello Hello Hello my wonderful people 🙂

How are we all doing today?

Christmas is around the corner and I know the binge eating has started already after speaking to some of you LOL. As long as you’re happy and enjoying life it’s all good – But do be careful that you don’t go TOO overboard as that bloating feeling is never nice and the weight gain really ISN’T cool – I’m sure we’d all agree on that right 🙂

Anyway, how quickly has time flown. We’re rapidly approaching the start of 2014 whilst simultaneously approaching end of 2013. Did you all have a successful 2013? I sure hope you did. If you didn’t, it’s not the end of the world and you should never be too hard on yourself – What’s the point?

2014 is a new start for new success, new money, new memories, new love, new friends and new clothes if you so desire LOL

But on a serious note, if you didn’t achieve what you wanted to achieve this year, reflect upon why that is?

Really sit down in silence and ask yourself some questions – You may find that talking to yourself a few times a week actually helps you to put things into perspective and helps to give you clarity as to what it is you really want from life.

It’s a big misconception that talking to yourself deems you as mad – I actually talk to myself aloud for at least 20 minutes a day (by myself of course LOL) and it has helped me to work out situations, dilemma’s and major break throughs that I wouldn’t of arrived to had I not been speaking with myself.

With that being said, allow me to share with you todays “Quote of the week” from my main man Will Smith – Who remembers Fresh Prince 🙂

“No matter how hard things may seem, don’t get down, and don’t give up. The clouds will clear, and there are brighter days ahead”

A lot of the quotes I share with you are along the lines of “Not Giving Up” and that is because as humans, we tend to give up easily upon being faced with a difficult situation.

We all like the easy way out as the easy way out is the easiest option of course. I mean, it is easy to quit, give up or stop trying (which are all essentially the same thing) because then we can tell our minds:

“Well at least we didn’t fail right…”

WRONG!

By quitting, we enrol onto the course at the “Failure Academy” and are well on our way to a masters degree/PhD in Quitology – Am I right or am I wrong?

When we quit, it is planted into our sub conscious minds and it remains there as emotional blockage until we do something about it. We continue with our everyday lives carrying this blockage at a cellular level tricking ourselves about the whole thing – Who can identify with this?

We feel down when things don’t go our way and then we get even more stressed when we quit. So in theory, what we have just done here is created a vicious cycle for ourselves.

I call this “The cycle of doom”

When we are in the cycle of doom or in the picture frame metaphorically speaking, it’s inevitably impossible for us to see the bigger picture – But we must remember, where there is dark, there is light (even if you can’t see it at the time)

Saying that, I then ask you this:

If a situation you deem as bad helps you to become a stronger individual, can it still be deemed as bad?

You see, whilst in the “bad” situation, you are in the picture so to speak, and again, this makes it difficult for you to see the bigger picture.

Allow me to share a quick exercise with you all which helps me at times like this.

Paradigm Exercise

1) Close your eyes and imagine yourself very clearly in the picture and all that’s going on around you

2) Imagine yourself now stepping out the picture whilst holding onto the frame for guidance and support

3) Now, imagine yourself again very clearly looking at the picture you just climbed out of, however, you can still see yourself in the image (the situation)

What this does is puts you into what I call “3rd person perspective” and allows you to analyse the situation from another perspective than how you’d normally view it – Very Powerful Exercise!

As humans, it’s in our nature to be hard on ourselves – Where did this even come from?

What has being hard on yourself ever caused you but grief, headache and possibly a degree of self hate (Would you be hard on a loved one – Your child, parent or lover?)

I’ve said it many times before but I’ll say it again – There is a difference between being critical of thy self and being down right hard (sub-conscious abuse I call it)

I have discovered the poison in my mind and I am consciously working with it and on it EVERYDAY. The sad thing is right, a lot of people live their lives this way and never work at ridding the poison of the mind (most likely due to their lack of awareness of it all) which is why I combine motivational quotes with my personal experience to hopefully help some of you who may be going through what I’m currently going though. They say, help others and you indirectly help yourself – So true!

I’ve discovered that Life is a game of polarity – What do I mean exactly?

Well…

We appreciate good times for we know bad times

We know happiness as we’ve felt sadness

We know of ying and yang

And we recognise darkness as we are moving through the light of Life 🙂

Life is a game of polarities and to master the game, we must learn to integrate both the polarities…

Positive vs Negative 

Key points for today

* Keep loving yourself as being harsh for making mistakes isn’t loving yourself

* NEVER GIVE UP

* Step out the picture frame every now and then (See my blog post on 3rd person perspective where I go more into the subject)

* Talk to yourself like you would a Guru/Master Teacher or God (If you are religious that is)

* CONSCIOUSLY ENJOY LIFE AS LIFE IS ENJOYING YOU

RECOGNISE THAT YOU ARE LIFE ITSELF AND THAT WHATEVER CREATED YOU ALSO MADE YOU A CREATOR OF LIFE – DON’T LET THESE WORDS GO OVER YOUR HEAD!

I love you all

David Richards

DEE’S FITNESS