From acceptance to empowerment…

I couldn’t control the restrictive movement, but although I was far removed from this for years, I control how I feel about my movement in my cerebral palsy on my left side. It’s too strong to say I hated my disability, but just saying that I had one was challenging for a long time. IContinue reading “From acceptance to empowerment…”

Focusing on what can be done…

I’ve tried to keep things simple this week – a lot of recent trials with attachments and new exercises have had relative successes – however it’s not lost on me to keep things simple with my workouts, keeping in what works well for me and whilst taking in new ideas, keeping a solid base toContinue reading “Focusing on what can be done…”

Grateful for the movement I have….

I remain incredibly grateful for the movement have in this life, no matter any frustrations that comes along the path which at first glance may seem restrictive, but I’m often reminding myself that while I do have muscle limitation in structure, it could have been even more challenging had things not been as quick whenContinue reading “Grateful for the movement I have….”

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…”

The slow reset of discovery…

The last two weeks in the gym have been ones of recovery and discovery. It was certainly time to reset some things, freshen up the routine and to almost reconnect with my set up. Its always important to keep things moving but to also try and keep some consistency. That being said, I have toContinue reading “The slow reset of discovery…”

The power of accessible information….

Social media is playing a huge part in delivering accessible information regarding training . Both in terms of how things can be done and achieved and celebrating and sharing ideas. I’ve tried to be like a sponge with information – particularly with training practice and theory. This goes for nutrition and with trial and errorContinue reading “The power of accessible information….”

The battle to find the adaption…

I’m always excited to find something new to try especially when there is an apparent (particularly on my part) requirement to have to adapt to make it work. This is a fresh post as I got the chance to try some “battle ropes” for the first time at my gym this week. I’ve decided toContinue reading “The battle to find the adaption…”

Spending years not wanting to be different, now it’s integral to my journey…

Whether I liked or not I stood out. The biggest sign of my cerebral palsy was most obvious in my hand and that initiated often unwanted conversations about it growing up & at school. Being asked questions about its origin, its look, its feel – were hard to process – I didn’t know how differentContinue reading “Spending years not wanting to be different, now it’s integral to my journey…”

Disability Bodybuilding & Giving back what it has given me….

It’s provided me with Energy Confidence Strength – both physically & mentally Belief A passion Knowledge And a position to question – are we doing enough, what more can be done & how can I be better than yesterday? And also…To not be afraid to fail I want to just say thank you and aContinue reading “Disability Bodybuilding & Giving back what it has given me….”

Doing what I can but also exploring “what can I do?”

There has been an acceptance from myself that have to do things differently from many people. It’s a mental attitude picked up from an early age that I had to find alternative routes with things, so doing that in the gym wasn’t alien to me. That being said, it was notion having to find myContinue reading “Doing what I can but also exploring “what can I do?””