Slowing the basics down…

More change, how can we adapt again? can this be done again? YES!

We have to keep moving, in any environment, but it also doesn’t make any less of a challenge. This is still bloody hard.


I’ve tried to remind myself often that we always face changes, every day – same large, some smaller, but change is always there.

Taking on those changes one by one has had a massive difference in slowing the pace when things all around seem very hectic, leading to clearing the fogginess of this experience and being at greater peace.

That’s been reflected in my recent training. As I previously mentioned, we’ve become accustomed to just using what we have so, whilst the consistency is still there (which is what I can control) slowing the reps down to get a better stretch has been a great help lately.

Our challenge has been to figure out how to break that down in decisions throughout the day, it’s a further challenge to keep them small. To tackle doubt, anxiety and install belief to propel us ahead. It was quoted Daily Stoic this week “Am I in control here or my anxiety?…Is my anxiety doing me any good?”

I’m in control of my smaller and bigger choices in my environment that we are in. I try to slow down each process, piece by piece, so that it becomes clearer, day by day.

Best Wishes folks…

I also wanted to mention sonething that happened in the last week. I was saddened to read the inspirational Captain Sir Tom Moore had passed away. Reflecting on how his quest to make his steps around his home for others, to do the things he could to make a difference brought hope, belief and became a shining light to everyone.

RIP Sir.

Published by Matt Elson

Bringing you the latest in not only my personal journal into the world of disability Bodybuilding, but a discovery into latest events, profiles, news and promoting awareness of this great sport Based in Bristol in the UK, I’ve been competing in Disability Bodybuilding for the last 3 years in a journey which has taken me all over the country to national, international & world championships and I am so so grateful for that opportunity that had changed my life. Living with Cerebal Palsy has its challenges, but everyone has their individual hurdles to negotiate. Gaining strength both physically & mentally and adapting to the surrounding is all part of this journey. This is a mission to raise awareness, to promote our great category to develop opportunities for others. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss more!

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