Just getting started…

Well into my 30’s now, recovery times are even more crucial with my training, HOWEVER! I still feel we’re only just getting started. I’ve been training consistently for around 8 years, but I’m still learning every day, I think that’s why I still love it. Training and bodybuilding is a world of discovery. As isContinue reading “Just getting started…”

Finding Resilience and adding it to my programme…

There have been many reasons why I wanted to get into fitness over the years. I remember my own journey starting just after Christmas 2013, so rather than scoff at “New Year” posts, I love seeing and engaging with the positivity from the drive that people have. I believe it’s takes courage to not onlyContinue reading “Finding Resilience and adding it to my programme…”

The 2022 Plan? Keep on tweaking the plan!

There are so many objectives ahead in 2022, more family activities, plans to get bigger physically , career development, sharing more stories, get more sleep, it could be literally endless… The issue I’ve realised at the turn of the year reflections is that I can’t cram it into 30 days, nor do I want someContinue reading “The 2022 Plan? Keep on tweaking the plan!”

Even more grateful for…

I’ll look back at 2021 finishing with even more gratitude of what I have. It goes without saying how grateful I am for my family and our health. For this year has made us acutely aware of each precious moment. In a year with further study of the Stoics thanks to the fantastic Ryan Holiday,Continue reading “Even more grateful for…”

Grateful for this chance…

I’m grateful… To have a chance to improve To move To ponder To experiment To change To be free To build strength To challenge myself To be ok not to be ok sometimes To have space To be still To create To explore To question To build To thrive I’m grateful…

Motivation Mountains – Breaking down goals into mini movements

We have big goals and dreams. Some will be in touching distance, others maybe so far away that they barely seem reachable….for now. I try to work and improve on my thinking a little more every year when attempting new goals – from my gym work, my career and wider changes. It’s always a learningContinue reading “Motivation Mountains – Breaking down goals into mini movements”

Bringing early physio lessons with me into later life…

Cerebral Palsy Physio Appointments. They started from early but I recall them from about the age of 5/6 onwards…. So picking up around 1991/2…8am. Another appointment at The General. Missing the start of school. Month after month. Assessment after assessment. Stretching, pulling this way & that. Checks. Measurements. More checks. This was a monthly (sometimesContinue reading “Bringing early physio lessons with me into later life…”

My Disability isn’t up to me. My discipline and desire however…

I’ve been trying to unpick the difficulties/challenges of the lockdown, particularly in relation to training. On the one hand is this massive set of restrictions, an inability to access the set up you’ve created and used for so long. On the other is an opportunity of reconstruction of the previous routine structure. My mindset hasContinue reading “My Disability isn’t up to me. My discipline and desire however…”

Learning to celebrate my disability through bodybuilding…

Bodybuilding: Changing my mindset to my disability. More than lifting… 10 years ago I disliked referring to myself as disabled. I cringe at that now, but, for me at the time it was about a fight for an equal platform, not to showcase with my ability but to prove that I could do things despiteContinue reading “Learning to celebrate my disability through bodybuilding…”