Zero: “The Dream”

Good morning, today I woke up with a slightly negative mind-set, which was not helped by people around me. Today’s post is about “The dream”.

“The dream”. What do I mean by that? I mean the vision that you see. Places you see yourself reaching, people that you see yourself possibly reaching out to and more. The things you want to achieve, where you want to be. Why did I wake up in this negative state? Well because when you are a fighter, When you are fighting to become a better you everyday- it’s going to be fucking difficult! Seriously at times you will feel so isolated and alone that you will want to fucking ball your eyes out. At times you will feel like no one sees this vision you have created for yourself- as though all it is , is JUST that….a vision, just a dream. As though your crazy, everybody around you is sane and your the insane one. At times in my life I feel as though my purpose is worthless and simply this ‘vision’ that I’ve fabricated. Truth is it won’t be easy, truth is you will feel mentally suffocated at times, there’s times when you won’t feel to share your aspirations because “what’s the point?” and the worst thing about it is that sometimes you will feel most distant towards those closest to you, because at first they won’t see what you see. This will tempt you into seeing your ambitions as minor or un-important.

Now, away with the negatives. Yes you will feel all these emotions, yes you will feel as though your vision is unimportant, yes you will feel as your journey is not worth having – simply because everyone else is not on this journey- they won’t encourage it, matter of fact many will discourage it and very few will support it. But fuck it! Point being all this shit doesn’t matter. All these people are irrelevant or at least they should be. It doesn’t matter if these people are family, or the closet friends you’ve had since childhood. If their not supporting the elevated new version of ‘you’ then simply make these people irrelevant and watch your circle begin to change, you will begin to meet people that are on a similar path to you- that understand your vision sometimes even before you do. This will all be part of becoming a stronger version of you, For example, you might have friends or even family that say “you go to the gym too much” ” you eat mad healthy- chill” ” lets go to Macdonald’s” ” Your so boring” ” Live a bit” “gym is not that important- its not priority.” People will lack the ability to view things how you view it – “live a bit” well you can live without being self-destructive and destroying the body that will carry you through . The body and the mind is the core- its an essential- it’s a priority- it is important. And the problem with our society today is that it is no longer viewed as one, it is neglected and abused. Reason why our health is no longer in the equation. Health is dying out and being replaced with quick fixes and solutions to problems that will not only promote more problems in our body but that could’ve been avoided if only we viewed our health and our body as priority. To summarise, I wanted to let you know I UNDERSTAND. I’ve been there, I am there, but how do I get through this? simple. Anyone that doesn’t see the vision, understand or encourage it, or support me in becoming the best version of myself… is irrelevant! Weather their family or long time friends- sorry but whatever. Its not to be mean or harsh… no don’t get it twisted. I call it “protecting your vision”, nurturing your mental and aiding yourself. Once  you are a stronger you, physically and mentally, this will be visible and the people that doubted you or tried to make you regress back to your old ways will want you to school them – how you’ve changed and how you’ve become a happier and healthier you, why your skin is no longer dull but now glows. Trust me… they will want to know. Your job is simply to trust the process and keep going! consistency is key, fuck the doubters, the fact that they doubt you is not your problem but theirs. This doesn’t reflect your capabilities  and abilities but theirs, people get mad when they see you doing what their one: afraid to do or two: don’t have the will power to do. Simply remembering this can make your life richer and exciting to live. Push yourself to strife to be the best you in everything you do everyday, every single day should be a day to correct the wrongs of yesterday. Get up – Fuck shit up – recharge – wake up – repeat! Simple. Its not always that easy but time is so precious , its the most precious thing  we’ve got (but that’s a whole other topic). But nevertheless, the point of this post is just to allow you to understand your not alone, & sometimes just knowing this can make so much more of a difference. Empower yourself, empower others – encourage others to repeat the cycle and create a new generation of empowered educated fearless people. Let’s strife to make a change but first with ourselves. Have a blessed day.

Change the way you think…

Today’s blog post is about changing the way you think- in order to change your life and accomplish your goals. In the process of becoming a better you physically, you will need to change your mental. The two go together. During this journey things will not always pan out the way you want them to- you will need to grow thick skin and keep it moving nevertheless. In our generation today we have been so conditioned to play the blame- game. Placing the blame on to others and never taking responsibility for our failures. We are in control of our life’s and most importantly our health! The reason why you are unhealthy, the reason why you get out of breath going up a flight of stairs, the reason why you don’t have your ‘dream’ body is because of you. In order to change that you need to start pointing the finger towards yourself- and understanding that the reason why your unhealthy and not the best version of yourself that you could be is because of you and only you.

Detach yourself from your feelings. I know I know… It doesn’t sound right- but really detach yourself and watch how things begin to change. Its part of the process of building self-discipline. Stop being a ‘bitch‘- we get caught up in our emotions far too much and as a result of this- this delays our journey towards accomplishing our goals. “I don’t feel like working out today” – “i’m too tired” – “I don’t have time” “I don’t feel motivated” “I haven’t got that…you know “ This is many excuses that I constantly hear. You don’t feel like going to the gym today- go anyway ! Its cold outside? It’s snowing? Its 45 degrees? Go anyway. All of those external things are completely irrelevant. Go either way, Becoming a better version of you is all bout building ‘good habits’, make working out a necessity. Re-programme your mental to view working out, drinking 3 litres of water a  day – your journey to great health as a NEED. You wake up in the morning and never forget or neglect brushing your teeth do you ? no. Start to view exercising and eating right this way. If you’ve planned to workout 5 days a week for example and have two days off and you’ve only managed to hit gym 3 days this week- reflect upon why it was you couldn’t work out the other two days- was it due to your emotions- if it was, that something you need to work on and move past.  One thing I would suggest is that just like having a food diary- have a ‘feel diary’ and similar to the food diary , in this ‘feel diary‘ you’ll record your emotions during the week . Its inevitable that you’ll have days where you don’t feel as enthusiastic or motivated- we are only human! HOWEVER, what separates the winners from the losers is that winners continue to win regardless of how they “feel” regardless of the weather, they never stop winning. Remember without health- we don’t have anything. Start to view this journey that your on as a lifestyle change- not a diet- not something your doing just for the summer or just for your birthday. No. A lifestyle change that you owe to yourself, a change that you are deserving of- therefore there can’t be no off days- or part time changes when you “feel” like it. It’s a necessity therefore you must continue on this journey that will never end but will only get better!