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Posted: December 25, 2016 in Life
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Hey,

How’s it going my beautiful people and what a long time it’s been.

I know I’m 4 months late, but:

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015

I’ve had a hectic 2014 and it’s been one of the busiest and craziest years of my life. From slipping into cardiac arrest, to becoming a public speaker, to starting my own business and becoming self employed – All from the back of my two Bodybuilding shows and modelling shoot at the end of 2013.

2015 started of pretty wild also, but the storm is now calm and I am able to breathe and continue to focus on the things that I really love to do – What else is life about eh?

I’ve learned so many lesson over the past two years (where has time gone so quickly) and feel that I have grown as an individual that can deliver some new juicy content for you guys over the next few years to come…

Today I have no particular topic in mind, but just wanted to catch up with you all and make it known that I am still about and living well. Also to let you know what I’ve been up to as I’ve had hundreds of emails asking what I’ve been getting up to…

Well,

Something happened to me that I never thought was possible…

I TOOK ON TOO MANY GOALS TOO SOON

Now – Not ever in this life time did I think it would be possible for me to take on too much at one go, as I like to think of myself as a pretty balanced individual. But I made that mistake last year and will forever have the experience with me to help me through tougher or similar situations. (I don’t use the concept of mistakes any more, I simply view them as lessons learned)

Now in life, we all want to be successful, healthy and wealthy (I at least hope so anyway) and this leads us to setting goals, doing affirmations and incantations (an affirmation with emotion and reaction).

Life ain’t easy folks, and we must do all we can do to help us get through periods of tough times in our lives. Here’s a list of a few tools that I use to help me through periods of darkness in my life or to help get me through challenging goals. I hope you will also find them useful.

We Can Get Through Anything in Life – 5 Step Program

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1) Self Talk – As I’ve wrote before, talking to yourself ISN’T a sign of madness. It’s simply an exercise which can be used when you find yourself down about something. Talk to yourself as you would to a loving child. Ask yourself why you’re feeling tense or uptight. You may find that the answer you receive helps you to ease the apprehension you are feeling at the time. I find this exercise also helps to bring me to a state of calmness if I am ever feeling anxious, tense or nervous about anything.

2) Writing Things Down – Writing things down whether using the “Diary” approach method or simply by just scribbling down your thoughts and emotions on a piece of paper is a good way to release anxious energy and a powerful tool if you don’t want to share your issue with anyone.

Writing yours goals on a piece of paper and having them up by your bed so you can see them everyday is also worth doing and highly recommended.

3) Speaking with People – The good ole days before smart phones, where people use to communicate with each other more face to face or actually speak on the phone LOL. Speaking with like minded people helps you to align yourself with that positivity energy needed to get you through that dark spell. Try to build a good circle of people around you that can be there to help you when you need them most.

4) Read Books/Articles – Remember guys, we now live in the DIGITAL AND INFORMATION age where access to information is only a click away (You got that smart phone right LOL)

On a serious note, there are so many books, ebooks, audio books and articles out there that you have no excuses not to better your life. Reading the right books and getting the right information will help you through anything.

A simple search on Google for:

“Self Development”

“Self Improvement”

“Achieving Goals”

“Law of Attraction”

“Motivation Quotes”

Will help you on your path to a better life…

We have a wealth of information out there waiting to help us, we just have to go out there and search for it.

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5) Visualisation – Visualisation works simply by you envisioning yourself in the position you want to be in life right now. It’s that simple and rather a fun exercise (LOL, I’m sure we all do it sometimes – Better jobs, careers, loving relationships, holidays, new cars – It can be anything that put’s a smile to your face)

Once you’ve had some reflection time and you know where you want to be in life and you have a clear visual representation of this of this in your mind – GO OUT THERE AND GET IT!

AND DON’T LET NOTHING OR NO ONE STOP YOU ON YOUR JOURNEY!

My philosophy is this –  We only live one life in these physical bodies of ours, so we might as well make the best of it and do as much as we can whilst we are here (Without taking on too much at once of course LOL)

And Remember

~Tough times don’t last, Tough people do~

It’s been great catching up with y’all 🙂

Stay Blessed and Much Love

David Richards

DEE’S FITNESS

 

 

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Hello my good people,

It’s been a long time, I know I know…

How are you all doing? 

I miss the weekly blogging, I can’t lie 😦

Today is just a quick update to let you all know that I am currently working on some new material which includes:

A number of Ebooks (Some free and some chargeable)

Dee’s Fitness Podcast (Based around my blog material)

A Youtube video channel of my own or with my sponsors (www.HurricaneMixx.com)

And I am currently working on my first official book which I would like to release at some point next year through Hay House Publishers (If it’s ready on time that is LOL)

Hence why I have been so quiet for so long…

I hope you are all doing well and you’re all achieving those goals that you set in January as promised…

I WILL BE CHECKING UP ON YOU LOL

Some great news before I go people…

I HAVE STARTED PUBLIC SPEAKING AS OF TODAY 😉

It wasn’t planned and I was put on the spot…I can still hear my heart beating from earlier HAHAHAHA

I will share the story with y’all soon…For now…

Keep Grinding, Keep Hustling & Stay Happy 

~Life is to Blessed to Be Stressed~ 

Much Love

NAMASTE

Big Dave

 

 

 

Happy Monday Folks 🙂

How are we all doing on this fine Monday?

I see the motivational content is helping you chase your dreams and goals…

This really does fill me with joy and I’m glad I can help where I can.

Thank you for the emails and kind messages – It does mean a lot to me 🙂

My schedule is filling up thick and fast again but I have made a conscious effort to try and do at least ONE post a week. Lord knows I would write for a living but I haven’t found a way to make money from it YET…

I have many ideas and concepts for books I want to write, but I’m just waiting until I have some space on my time table to focus on writing a best seller (Put some good thoughts out there for me please…It cost you nothing 🙂

Anyhoo,

Let’s talk motivation as it seems to ALWAYS be a topic of conversation around me (And around you I’m sure)

Today I will talk about some methods in which you can use to help make that dream come true by staying motivated. I have discussed some of these methods before, but it’s vital that we go over them to ensure we have fully grasp the concept of what is required to utilise them for the great tools that they are.

So without further delay, let’s get stuck in…

5 Tools of Motivation

1) What is your why?

When we get half way through a goal, it’s easy to forget why we even started in the first place. Have you been in this situation before?

It gets to the point where you may sometimes think:
“This has become way to tiresome now, why am I even doing this again?

Sometimes we need that fuel to add to our fire and help us remember our “Why”.

This remembrance will help us to bring fourth that passion which got us started up in the first place. Always focus on your “Why” when you start to loose hope.

2) Visualise/Imagine

Since we were children we have been using our imaginations. Most people imagine the worst as we live in a fear based system but we should use our imaginations for positivity and to better our lives.

Imagine how good you will feel once you have gone through the pain and hustle of reaching your goal/dream.

A woman after 9 months goes through the pain of delivering a baby. However, once she has gone through that pain, she has the beauty and joy of a  new life that has delivered.

The same cane be said for when we are reaching for our dreams. We may (very likely) go through some pain and struggle, be prepared for it. However, once that pain has subsided, we can then look forward to our blessings and new joy in life.

Everything has a gestation period and has to go through a process before it comes to
fruition. Please remember that…

3) Set Way Points

Way point’s help you to track your progress over a period of time. There’s nothing worst than going through 90 days of struggle to reach a point where you feel like you haven’t achieved much because you can’t identify  with “how much you HAVE actually achieved”.

I find that a lot of the time, people have come so far in life from where they once were but choose to focus on where they are at present and complain that they are not where they WANT to be rather than focus on how far they’ve come…

Sound familiar…

Measure your progress and use it as motivation for how WELL you are actually doing…

That’s right…Big yourself up…It’s not ego, it’s claiming and reaping the happiness for what YOU DESERVE!

4) Share, Share, Share – Share with friends and family what you’re up too – There’s nothing more embarrassing than someone asking you 2 months down the line how your project is coming along for you to turn around and tell them:

“Yerrrr, about that….”

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Stick to your word!

5) How will it improve your life?

Life is all about change and improvement – If you’re not moving, creating, expressing and loving what you do, what are you doing?

Usually, in order for us to change our life’s, it involves us having to change a current routine or to try/do something different – Leaving our comfort zones so to speak.

Upon our journey to success though, we will find MANY MANY SET BACKS.

But ask yourself:

How will not giving up improve my life?

If I keep going through the tough, will it be worth it?

By not giving up, can I improve others lives around me?

Sometimes our dreams/goals include others (Our children or spouse maybe)

So even though our focus is on self, we must remember the people around us that are also counting on us as we are very much needed in this life time (more than we may know)

Conclusion

I’m here for you guys and can see the potential in everyone collectively and individually…

Believe in yourself and know that you can make your dreams a reality if you say:

“Enough is enough – It’s my time”

I love you all

David Richards

DEE’S FITNESS

 

What’s up my wonderful people?

How are we all doing on this fine Monday?

I’m here to bring you some more motivation today as motivation is what keeps us going through rough times & difficult situations, without EVER giving up. It’s what keeps us going when we are on the verge of “wanting” to give up…

It appears that ALOT of people loose hope when Monday morning comes around…Am I right?

They’ve enjoyed the weekend sooo much that work seems like the biggest drag ever…

I’m sure that’s why Eric Tomas makes “Thank God It’s Monday” every week 🙂

Look at it like this though: Things could be so much worst…

It’s easy to complain about our current situation, I use to do it…

But when you look at the bigger picture at what is going on around us in the world today, it’s easy to see that we’re not doing too bad 🙂

Imagine if you had no food to eat whilst starvation was upon you?
Imagine living on the streets throughout the winter period?

Imagination is a powerful tool to help you see that “All is well”

Anywhoo,

I want to discuss motivation with you today…

Being a personal trainer/nutrition advisor, I’ve heard every excuse under the Sun LOL…

Here’s a few:

“I had no time Dave, you know, with work n all”
“It was raining outside buddy…”
“Dave, you know how it is, KFC is just so tempting”
“Healthy food is boring Dave, I really can’t do this”
“It’s too much effort man – I will just take fat burners instead”

Heck, I may have even used some of those excuses myself in the past…

However, one thing I’ve come to learn about excuses is that they are just:

“Really Good Stories”

It’s a story we create and tell ourselves on a daily basis to make us feel better. Think about it…

Somehow along the way of becoming a great story teller, we actually believe our own story LOL…

Us humans really are something else…

We then tell our friends and family:

“Arghh man, I was going to the gym for a month or two but I stopped as it took up way too much of my energy. I also started to eat sugar again to keep my energy levels up also”.

People come up with such a bizarre crazy stories and really believe them LOL

It’s all good though as I know this fitness way of life isn’t easy.

It does take work and dedication to keep your nutrition in check.

It does require effort to work out 3-4 times a week whilst working a job (Just Over Broke) and juggling family and social life…

BUT it can be done if you make the time and are “Motivated” enough to stick to it…

Do you have heart? Do you have what it takes?

YES YOU DO!

Are you prepared to sacrifice something you love to get to where you want to be?

Only you can answer that one my friend…

Do you give up when it get’s tough?

Maybe before you did, but not after reading this…

YOU CAN CREATE WHATEVER IT IS YOU WANT IN LIFE…

It all depends on what you are willing to put in though?

When I was preparing for my first Bodybuilding/Fitness show, motivation was the only thing that kept me going…

Did I want to give up at times…HELL YES!

I even doubted myself at times…

I had to sacrifice foods I loved as they were no good for my goal…

I had to come out of my comfort zone and train harder than I ever had trained before as I was competing against the best physiques in Europe…

I had to believe in myself!

No one else can believe in you if you don’t have self belief first…Remember that…

I had to wake up at 5.30am in the morning to go to the gym. I then got to work tired only to work a 8 hour shift and still went back to the gym for round 2 of training in the evening. That’s my story but not one filled with excuses…

Too many of you are good story tellers…

Like I say, I know how it is – I’m human as well…

But don’t let story telling (excuses) be the reason why you don’t excel and move forward in your wonderful life…

Do you know that whatever created you also created you to create abundance in your life?

Our mind is a gift that allows us to make our thoughts a reality – Did you know that?

Did you know that you are more powerful and special than you may perceive at this moment in time?

If not, work with me on reclaiming your power and live the HAPPY LIFE that you deserve to live – I’m not joking here!

What other way is there to live? Really think about this my people…

A new job…

A new state of mind…

A new you…

It is all possible if YOU REALLY WANT IT…

I love you guys!

Stay Strong, Stay Focused & Let’s Keep Making This Thing Happen!

David Richards

Dee’s Fitness

 

Wassup Guys,

A new week, a new start (Although a new start can be made the moment you decide)

Life is short – Would you agree?

Once our time here on Earth is done, that’s it, it’s over…

Saying that, we need to stop looking at death as a bad thing as it is a natural part of life…

Would you agree?

Most of us at some point in our lives have lost loved ones – This could either be family or friends…

That being said – WE ARE STILL HERE ALIVE AND BREATHING…

We for whatever reason have been blessed with the opportunity to experience life on this physical plane while others have passed…

What does this mean exactly?

It means that (WE) collectively as a people and (YOU) as an individual are here for a reason/purpose – Whether you identify with it or not…

If you chose to believe that you are just here to exist and breathe – You have free will and good luck to you…

HOWEVER, if you wake up everyday going through the same old routine and questioning life…You are not alone…

We are all GREAT at something…

A lot of the time, whatever we are GREAT at, we don’t realise as it’s:

“SOMETHING THAT IS JUST NORMAL TO US”

Here’s the problem – We don’t identify with OUR greatness as WE don’t see it as being great…

At the age of 25 I have now found what I am good at and I consciously make the effort to embrace it and share it with the rest of the world…Please don’t take these words lightly…

I see greatness in people that don’t see GREATNESS in themselves…

That’s crazy because IMAGINE how much people out there will pass away never having shared their full potential with us?

Do you want to be one of those people?

Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Elvis Presley, Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Nikola Tesla

What do all these people have in common?

They all found their greatness and shared it with the rest of the world…
(Plus they have passed away but their GREATNESS still lives on)

Could you be the next great?

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Only you can decide that my friend….

Find your greatness and share it with the rest of the world through being:

Motivated
Patient
Consistent
Bold

And having the courage not to care what others thinks about you. Learn to drop those inhibitions guys, they really do us NO good…

My names David and I love you all

PEACE

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What’s up my fabulous people 🙂

How’s the motivation coming along? Are we all still pumped up from our January 2014 resolutions or have we started to slow down? The good thing is, goals can be set the moment you decide to set them. What I mean is, you don’t have to wait until the start of a new month, the start of a new week or the first thing Monday even – Set them as of when you are ready 🙂

Today I wanted to talk about “Inhibitions” and “Caring”.

I’ll first start of by saying…

At the age of 25 I am finally starting to loose all of my inibitions…It’s about time as well lol

I am a very conscious person and this conscious energy I contain has translated to me as “Nervousness” for many years throughout my childhood to this present day.

The thing is right, I’m a very confident person. I’ve just misunderstood why I’ve felt so self conscious around people all this time…

I’m conscious about my body language when I’m talking to others…

I’m conscious as to how my breath is smelling (Did I eat red onions at lunch?)

I’m conscious to the fact that I may have sleep in my eye and that the person I’m talking to may just be too polite to tell me…

Ohhh, here’s a good one: I had some broccoli at lunch time, do I have green stuff in my teeth lol

I mean, all of the above examples are things we are all conscious of, but in my head I am standing there and over analysing to the point that I’m not fully into the conversation…LOL, yes I have issues I know. So although I’m in the conversation, my mind is elsewhere…

But through my madness I’ve realised that there is a difference between being self conscious and “Caring to much about what others think”

And that my friends leasds me to todays QOTW:

“Never be afraid to be you and to be true – Shine your light bright as only you can do it right”

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People care what others think about them due to the fear of judgement…

We care what others think so much that we don’t express our true-selves. I know as I “used” to live like that and speak to many others that still do.

This is not true living. Living true to yourself and being free means you are able to express yourself without the fear of  what the next person will say, do or think!

Society has created what it means to be “Normal” and I do not agree with it whatsoever…

Since when does a group of people have the power to create “What it means to be normal”

Being normal is being you…Don’t beleive the hype my people…

But we feel we have to conform to the norm. I’ve stopped conforming and I am now truly living just being myself and NOT what others want me to be, do or act.

And whoever doesn’t like it…Guess what they can go and do…

Actually, we will keep it polite and clean around here lol.

Seriously though…

I don’t mind when I’m called strange or different. Why on earth would I want to live and be like everyone else? What fun comes from “being normal”…

I find that “normal” people are boring and follow along like sheep doing what the rest of society and the population are doing…Hell no!

Where does my individuality then come into place?

Or yours?

I believe that whoever created us also created us to be different. (Hence we all have diffrent finger prints, eye colour, body types etc)

We quite clearly weren’t created to be the same. I mean, let’s look at it from DNA cellular level…We are all biologically made up differently if you want to start talking science.

That being said, I also beleive that we were created to express our individuality and too not judge others on the way they chose to go about living their lives.

(The same way we wouldn’t want to be judged for our differences in thoughts, feelings and emotions)

Nothing is weird or strange to me anymore – Just different.

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For me to call something or someone weird, I’d have to be basing that of something I’ve seen before that wasn’t of the norm to me. So between me and my sub coscious mind we’d interpret it as weird as we don’t get it or understand it.

And this is the problem we humans have today. We reject, judge, criticize and analyse that which we do not know or understand. We will then find another 10 people who agree with our view point and judge that “one person” for being different…I hope you are following me…

Who give’s us the right to do that?

I believe the world would be a better place if we all expressed ourselves in a positive light…

Imagine 10 people making a cake compared to say 20 people?

Now the cake may not necessarily taste nice with the input of 20 people but it sure as hell would be different right…Not something out of the norm…

On the other hand it could be the best tasting cake you’ve ever ate, down to everyone’s creativity, love and freedom to add what tasted good to them…You following me?

We all see life through a different lens based upon our up bringing, past expereinces, pain and joy.

No one person will see anything the same – Maybe in a similar light yes, but never the same.

100 people can read the same book and all translate it differently. This is because we are all special individuals…

Dropping your inibitions takes conscious everyday work – I know as I’m currently going through it and have been doing so for say the last 8 months or so.

I find it does get easier though, so no need to fear. However, simply having this knowledge and not taking action upon it does nothing.

I find that to truely ackonwledge something you have to “act upon the knowledge” hence why it’s called acknowledge(ment).

For example – If you’re a guy and you like the colour pink but you are living in the fear of judgement of what others will think about you, then you my man will never be truly happy.

(Although pink is quite a feminine colour for a man) that is simply just my opinion and not something that you should concern yourself with – You see what I just did there???

Ladies, my beautiful ladies –  So what if someone doesn’t like the shoes you’re wearing: Ask yourself…

Am I wearing these shoes to impress others or am I wearing them for my own happiness and pleasure?

I’m confused as to how we humans even got into this state where we care so much about other peoples opinions of us. I know for sure I wasn’t born like this, you wasn’t born like this, so what’s up???

How did we reach this place in our lives where we care so much?

I say it’s the media, society and the taboo’s we are faced with everyday.

Men feel like their penis isn’t big enough because of mainstream media and the crap that comes with it.

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Women feel they have to wear make up, false hair and nails because the magazines and modelling shows (the media again) say that THIS is how they should look or that THIS is what is in fashion and the “norm” to follow…

We have all been trained to be consumers of designer branding…

iPhone, Samnsung, Louis Vuitton, Nike, Adidas, BMWs, Mercedes…

People feel like their status is highrer than those who cannot afford Gucci or the latest smart phone…WTF?

I smell consumerism…

We live in an ego driven society that I will get deeper into at another time as I don’t want to deviate too much today…

I’m 25 now and I’m no longer holding back on ANYTHING!

It has taken for me to identify some KEY issues within myself  to then discuss the issues with you and too hopefully help you identify and solve them yourself.

You know that song “EXPRESS YOURSELF” – Let’s all make that our new ringtones and alarm clocks until we really get the message lol.

I’ve changed big time over the last 18 months and pretty damn quick too (For the better mind you) This change took place as I wasn’t happy with the way I was living before and knew that I was the only one that could do anything about it…

I am now the first to dance at a party if I feel like dancing. I don’t care about others looking at me like:

“Hey dude, it’s way to early to start dancing”

SAYS WHO???

I dance when I want to dance and ain’t no boddy stopping me. If my song comes on then I’m on the first on the dance floor dropping it like it’s hot baby 😉

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH GUYS – BE YOU, BE TRUE

The moment I stepped on that stage November 9th 2013 and strutted my stuff is the day I said good bye to fear.

It’s the day where I dropped much of my emotional baggage, inhibitions and much needed bull crap which was in the form of:

Others peoples opinion on me, what I looked like etc

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Who’s that guy with the Afro?

I got on stage in front of 1800 people in just my underwear and my afro…

(I’m sure that will change anyone actually LOL)

But for real, I had to reach a place where I thought:

You know what, screw what anyone thinks about me…It’s my life, my stage and my time…

And this is the mind set that many of us NEED to adopt to start truly living and enjoying life. Every time you get out there whether it be your place of work, the local shops or anywhere in general…Just remember that:

It’s your stage and your life…

Now like I said above – It will take a lot of work and effort to drop your inhibitions as we have been living like this our WHOLE lives. The older you are the more work you MAY have to do…

However, I promise you that it does get easier…

It’s either that or live and not be 100% happy…

It’s Your life, Your choice and Your free will…

Much Love and Peace to you all

NAMSTE

David Richards

DEE’S FITNESS

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Hey Guys,

How are we all doing in this fine moment? If you’re able to read this now it’s means you’re breathing and if you’re breathing I say you are blessed – Even if you can’t see how blessed you are 🙂

February is already here! If you haven’t got started with your 2014 goals yet, please share with me what you’re waiting for?

If you haven’t set any goals yet think about what you want from life…

From there you’ll have a great starting point to go from. Goal setting give’s us direction in life and without direction we are lost…Would you agree?

Through consciously setting goals over the past 10 years I have learned many lessons (some of which I will share with you today).

One of the many lessons I’ve learned is directly related to:

“Expecting” and “Expectations”

And that my friends brings me to today’s QOTW:

“Expect Nothing and You Will Never be Dissapointed”

Where do I start???

I have faced many set backs and hard ships on my journey in life so far. Many of which could have been avoided had I not allowed my expectations to consume me.

Expectation is a funny little entity and I’ll share with you why that is.

You see, on one hand a person can be sure to expect success upon applying themselves each and everyday over a period of time.

Let’s take fat loss for example.

An over weight person aiming to loose 14lbs CAN expect to loose weight upon performing regular exercise. They CAN expect to drop body fat upon mainating a clean and balanced diet and they sure CAN expect to loose the fat upon learning to be patient.

So why is it then that expectations can cause so much pain, hurt, dissapoinment and grief upon not getting what we had set out for?

This same question puzzled me for some time (still does every now and then).

However, I feel I have the answer to this one (or I’m some what close)

I find that when I want something really bad I can tend to become a bit obsessive.

(Please note, we’re not talking about girls here, more along the lines of goals OK lol – Just had to put that out there)

When I say obsessive, it’s not always bad though. It’s just that when I know I can make something happen and believe I have the control over how quickly it can happen, I want it to manifest instantly (Patience, Patience, Patience David)

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When we want something new in our lives time really does become pain in the back side right… and I’m sure we can all relate on that one lol.

Now we could be talking:

Fat Loss – In our minds the fat should have been gone YESTERDAY

A New Car – Time makes it seem like the car you’re driving now looks like something out of chity chity bang bang (Especially if you have your eye on a new motor)

A New Job – The thought of your new salary could have you feeling like you’re currently making pennies although you’re doing fine now

A New Partner – Hmmm – Don’t get me started on this one (hehehe)

We’ve all been there…

CONTROLLING THE OBSESSION

When we obsess on what we want and allow the obsession to consume us, it’s easy to find ourselves in a situation where the obsession itself leaves us in a place where we no longer feel good about what is coming to us…Sound familiar?

Controlling your obsession(s) is critical for when we are discussing expectations. (And this is from my own personal experience)

Also, it’s crucial for us to learn, NOT to expect, that which we have no control over…

To expect something from which you have no control can only put you in a bad place and likely to end in misery.

I know as I’ve been there…

Allow me to share a story with you – True story by the way.

(This time to do with girls or a girl in particular)

David & The Girl

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A few years ago when I worked in a local gym, one of my roles was to give customers a free Induction and a 45 minute Personal Training session upon them joining.

I met these two young ladies around my age group who I had the pleasure of giving the induction to. We all got along really well and I’d find myself helping them out with their training sessions when they came to the gym to train.

One of the two females wanted my Blackberry Pin (Instant Chat) so we could engage in conversation OUTSIDE THE GYM – To this I had no objections. Giggiddy 🙂

We started talking more and more and became real good freinds.

I’d arrive to my shift at work with news that she’d been in the gym to train and had come looking for me (Boy did this get to my head)

I felt we had a good vibe going and so did others around me as they kept saying:

“Dave, go for it mate”

So I did just that…

Expecting she would say yes (due to the good vibe we had going), I bottle up the fear and anxiety us males go through when asking y’all out on the first date (yes females, it isn’t as easy as we make it look) and I just went for it…

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WOOP WOOP WOOP -I broke out doing the happy dance as she said yes (you will see the happy dance one day if you’re lucky lol)

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THIS IS HOW I FELT WHEN SHE SAID YES LOL

So what happened after that then Dave, tell us more???

Your guess is as good as mine people, your guess is as good as mine (Sad Face)

I mean, we went on a few dates and it was going really well. At that point I was expecting us to progress further but it just never happened. The strange thing is though right, I knew she liked me…

(Females, I’m still trying to study your species lol)

She mentioned a few times about trust issues relating with her ex but who knows…

Maybe it was a polite way to fob a guy off hahaha….But life is such…

Conclusion

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Story aside though, can you see why expectations can be a bit of a 50/50 gamble?

I feel if you have no say so in a situation then you really can’t expect anything…

However, if the expectation you have set is in your control so to speak, for example, saving money or dropping pounds of fat, then by all means go for it…

Speaking for myself though, I EXPECT to do well in life as I am doing all the things one has to do to become successful:

1) I work smart

2) I practice patience

3) I give without wanting to receive

4) I’m motivated

5) I set goals and dream big

6) I am willing to take calculated risk if it means personal growth for myself and others around me

I could go on but I’m really not trying to toot my own horn here. I’m simply trying to share with you a reality which is available to ALL OF US. A reality which is available to us if we simply apply ourselves.

Focus on becoming a better version of YOU everyday as it’s your God given birth right to do so!

My blog is how I lead my life. I couldn’t tell you to something and not do it myself (Well I could, but it’s not in my nature)

So guys, what will it be?

To expect or not to expect?

Your life, Your choice…

~Thank you for reading –  Nothing but Love as always~

David Richards

DEE’S FITNESS

Quotes by: Susan Bay/ David Richards

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Wassup y’all,

How are all my wonderful people doing today?

We’re soon hitting the 1st of February already. It amazes me how fast time flies. It feels like just the other night I was boogying the night away on new years eve lol.

Apologies for not sticking to my word and posting up this weeks quote on Monday as I promised. I am truly a man of my word and hate letting people down. Truth be told, life happened…

My insomnia has been playing up real bad recently and I’m trying to juggle a lot of things at the moment. I set so much goals for myself that I think I need to slow down a little and practice the art of balance in ALL areas of my life. So once again, please do forgive me 🙂

As of January the 23rd I have officially hit the big 25 (woop woop)

I still look like 17 though so it’s all good lol.

Ribs, chips, fried calamari, onion rings, coleslaw…It really went down lol – Check my Instagram picture to see what took place 😉

Anyhoo,

Today I wanted to talk about Patience as it’s a word that we have all faced before and will continue to face throughout the duration of our lives.

And that my people brings me to this week QOTW:

“Patience is self control over a long period of time”

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Me and impatience use to hang  out together as if we were best friends lol. No kidding right, I use to be so impatient that I wanted things instantly. I mean, don’t get me wrong – I was willing to put the work in to get what I wanted, it’s just that I always wanted it NOW NOW NOW!

Being a personal trainer I come across many people who want their dream physique instantaneously. It’s understandable though – The world we live in now, 90% (if not more) of the population want things done yesterday.

Out of that 90%:

45% are willing to put in the work

45% just want it by any means necesarry

I am going through a stage in my life now where I am consciously practising “The art of Patience” and boy it’s not a easy game…

I’m currently working on a product for the fitness industry and have been working on it since June 2013.

You can’t believe the patience I have had to learn over the last 7 months. My heart just wants to release the product to everyone but there has been so much legal work, paper work and ups and downs to go through that I have had no choice but to be patient. It’s been a critical life lesson for me not only for future business ventures but also other areas of my life.

~Everyone has the ability to be patient~

However, some are better at exercising patience over others. In order to work on being patient you have to first be conscious about your level and ability to be patient in the first place.

I kid you not, my life has improved SIGNIFICANTLY since I decided to work on my patience and my level of intolerance.

I used to get aggravated just by sitting in the traffic. Some might say that’s normal but I don’t want to follow the norm. It makes no sense being aggravated over something which you have no control over. Think about that…

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I find that when you become more patient life seems to just flow. I talk a lot about the flow of life because I have found that the flow is accessible to EVERYONE.

Sadly, some choose not to go with the flow  or simply aren’t aware of it’s presence.

I have made it my job to help others find this flow as I want everyone to be happy…

Simples!

From my own experience I can understand why being patient “appears” to be hard. When we are practicing patience we have to also learn to let go a little.

So within practising patience also comes “The art of letting go”.

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There’s a difference between letting go and giving up, allow me to explain…

Letting go is knowing that you are still working on your goal but not obsessing with it so to speak.

Giving up is simply that…Giving up!

Knowing and establishing the difference is vital before you can see improvement.

When I first stated learning to let go I felt as if I was going crazy as I had conditioned myself to “obsess” where a goal was concerned.

Let me give you an example – If you are doing a 90 day challenge to drop 14lbs but you get to day 90 and have only lost 9lbs, the average person would get angry with themselves and start with the negative self talk…You start telling yourself:

“I knew you couldn’t do it, just give up” OR

“Don’t worry that you didn’t make it, your a failure anyway” OR

“At least we tried, might as well go back to eating crap”

But you know better right…

Instead, exercise patience, loving yourself and say:

“Well, I done everything I could to loose the 14lbs and it didn’t happen in 90 days…

O well, at least I’m on track to losing another 5lbs to get to a total weight loss 14lbs…

Hmm, I’m a lot closer than I was before aren’t I…

Plus, I look better, feel better and half of the hard work is done…”

Hug yourself at this point, feel good about yourself for all your hard work and keep on pushing!

You see, humans don’t think like that – We beat ourselves up and for what???

~ENOUGH IS ENOUGH~

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Are you still beating yourself up in 2014?

A balance of monitoring your thoughts & being patient will improve your life drastically – Use me as an example if you don’t anyone around you that has tried.

If you’ve been following my blog over the last 18 months you will know that everything I share with you is from my own personal experience and straight from the heart.

The sooner we start loving ourselves and stop with the negative self talk the sooner we will all be happy and living the lives that we all deserve AND want to live.

HAPPINESS, JOY, SMILES AND LOVE – Why else would you want to live?

Have a great week and keep your head up people.

~Love as always~

David Richards

DEE’S FITNESS

Quotes by: Dr Malachi Z York & David Richards – Time for a change

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Hello My Good People,

How are we all doing today?

20 days into the New Year already…

Before you know it, we will all be talking about summer, beaches, 6 packs, leg’s, bums & tums… just you watch 🙂

Speaking of summer, I wouldn’t mind some hot sun on my skin now…The UK is FREEZING!

I’m not sure what the weather is like where you are right now but if it’s anything like the UK, let’s just say I feel your pain lol

Anywhoo…

For this weeks “Quote of the Week” I decided to look at my currentt situation in life and everyone else’s around me and I came to the conclusion that it doesn’t matter who you are, how wealthy you are, how much money you have in the bank or who you know…

WE ALL FEEL PAIN

This got me thinking….

You see, pain comes in different shapes, colours and sizes. No “one” pain is the same as another.

Pain may be different for you compared to someone else – The fact of the matter is we all feel it…

We can experience pain in a number of forms.

Pain can be felt from falling over and scraping our knee to feeling pain of loosing a loved one.

We may feel pain from loosing a job or from splitting up with a partner.

After viewing and thinking about pain with a new pair of eye’s and some updated 2014 thoughts, I’ve now adopted a new approach to the topic which I’d like to share with you all.

And that my friends leads me to today’s QOTW:

“Pain is merely another sign that you are alive. Therefore, give thanks when in pain”

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Before I continue, let’s quickly look over the definition of the word “Pain”

1) Highly unpleasant physical sensation caused by illness or injury.

2) Mental suffering or distress.

So for me to turn around and say “Give Thanks” to the little bugger may seem crazy right?

Allow me to continue…

People view death as a taboo subject when in actuality it is a natural part of life. In fact, it is within the cycle of life and will happen to ALL of us eventually whether we like it or not. Yep, that’s right, we ain’t gonna be here forever….

(Which is why you need to enjoy life to the MAX)

Plant’s, Insect’s, Animals – We all go through the cycle…

If we weren’t alive in this physical body we’ve been blessed with, how would we experience anything…including pain?

Allow me ask you something on a personal level to help validate my point…

Are you grateful for life? 

If yes:

What are you grateful for?

If you answered no, ask yourself:

Where does the lack of gratefulness stem from?

Deep reflection and pondering upon this question can do 1 of 2 things:

1) Help you to clearly see how blessed your life truly is

2) Bring up a lot of hidden emotions, demons, beliefs and thought patterns that you didn’t even know you had hiding in your sub conscious mind

If you answered no, I have an exercise for you below which WILL help you move from a state of UN-gratefulness to Gratefulness  if followed everyday (notice the capital G)

(NOTE) This exercise is wonderful to perform even if you are in a state of Gratefulness. It’s a simple exercise you don’t have to head down to the gym for either…

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(Things I am Grateful for in my Life AKA My Way to Gratefulness Exercise)

1) Reflect upon your life and others around you who are worst of than you are – Just watch the news if you’re struggling…

2) Buy a small note book and pen

3) Label the note book “Things I am Grateful for in my Life” – It has to be this title!

4) Write down 5 things that your grateful for EVERYDAY

5) Read over ALL of your notes everyday, 5 times a day (At least once upon waking & once before going to sleep – This will help to re-wire your sub conscious mind)

NOW, I can’t tell you when to stop this exercise but your Heart can…

Tune into your body and listen to your own guidance system..We all have one. We just haven’t been made aware of it or have learned how to tune into it properly.

I find writing down what we are grateful for put’s us in a place of “Feeling Good” and helps us to to go with the natural flow of life.

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I don’t believe that our experience in life was meant to be “hard” or “painful” so to speak. I believe we are to feel & experience these emotions to not only master them but to also be able to identify them upon being faced with them again in our lives.

Seeing how we react to the same emotions after our previous lessons with them is like a test, a Life test so to speak…

So…What does pain have to do with being grateful then?

Well, I find that once we are truly happy and grateful in life and have found our purpose and direction….

THEN and only then can we start to look to pain as an indicator for being alive and grateful…Make sense?

It really is a new way of thinking. A new way for that works for me and hopefully works for you.

I use my pain as motivation and so can you….

I turn negative into positive and so can you….

Before I leave, allow me to share a poem with you I wrote (well sort of a poem) ENJOY!

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~The 3 Gifts of Life~

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G = Greatness

= Gift

G = Gold

You are a Gold star, Giving Gifts of Greatness.

Acknowledge you are the Gift. Acknowledge you are Greatness

Every time you share your natural skill or talent with someone you are sharing a Gift.

Every time you share a piece of yourself, you are sharing Greatness.

You are a Gift sharing Greatness

You are Greatness sharing a Gift

You are a Gold star sharing Gifts of Greatness

Share your Greatness and you will receive more Gifts

More Gifts will be received by sharing your Greatness

Share your Gifts and you will receive more Greatness

More Greatness will be received by sharing your Gifts

~I love you all~

NAMASTE

David Richards

DEE’S FITNESS

Quotes by: Dr Malachi Z York & David Richards