Have you ever had someone tell you that you’re not being totally honest with them and it infuriating you? Have you ever thought that maybe half the reason you’re so angry is because they’ve got a point!
Well I wasn’t infuriated so much but I was initially taken a back when my mentor uttered those words to me, Emma, I don’t think you’re being totally true with everyone out there. What do you mean, I’m not being true? I’ll have you know I’m the truest person I know!
Ah therein lies the exaggeration. I know that maybe what I like to think, but deep down I know that’s not true, in fact deep down, I know that’s not been the case for most of my life. That sounds a lot deeper than it needs to right now but hey, you get what I’m saying ;-)
So what am I talking about? Well what I’m NOT talking about is that I’m lying to you because that’s simply NOT true.
What I AM talking about is I’m not exactly sharing everything with you. You see I’m not always PC. I do get annoyed by rude people, I would lick the ice-cream bowl if no-one was looking and I’ve only recently starting burping again but don’t worry I am working on the last one ;-)
So to tell you a little more about this in person, here I am:
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Enjoy the ride my darlings and thank you for still reading and sharing this journey with me…I love you all!
I just wanna meet…
“People who are really putting themselves out there and living life; who are true to themselves; who make up their own language; who live every moment; who fall over and laugh; who respect others; who respect themselves; who live in the moment; who don’t care what other people think; who aren’t afraid of crying; who live by the truth; who see the value in manners; who tell their grandmother how beautiful they are; who’ll do something ‘because’ they’re afraid, not run away from it; who aren’t afraid to ask for what they want; who are strong but not overpowering; whose kindness can put others before themselves; who’ll paint their face like a cat to make the children laugh; who are not afraid to be vulnerable; who can love unconditionally; who love laughing hysterically; who can make you laugh hysterically; who take responsibility for their own actions; who challenge themselves; who don’t take themselves too seriously; who have a vision; who accidently burp then laugh; who aren’t afraid of looking silly; who would help an old lady cross the road; who see that beauty is within; who wanna try something new; who grow stronger through times of pain; who follow their passion; who you can trust; who listen to you”
…that’s who I just wanna meet.
Oh my Lord, why do I have to feel like this? Sunday morning, lots to do today with all of my projects, I was even going to fit in a little visit to my family so why do I feel like ‘death warmed up’? In fact what is it with the timing of my ‘under the weather’ incidences that they always seem to happen when I just don’t have the time for them?
As they say in America, “This sucks man!”
Then again I suppose it makes sense that they always happen when I’ve got something big happening; an event; a deadline; a party.
I mean it’s only my ‘body telling me to slow down’ right? Well at least that’s what everybody always says but what exactly does that mean? Surely my body doesn’t talk to me? And why is it always about slowing down, what if I’m going pretty slow already, I mean slow people get sick too don’t they?
I joke about it only because for me if someone had said that to me a few years ago, I would’ve just accepted it as one of those things people say, and gone through my ritual pill popping routine to nurse myself back to health again.
It normally consisted of a ton of Lemsip Cold and Flu Max Strength, extra ibuprofen when I needed it, Berocca and a hell of a lot of sleep.
So what changed?
Well I changed. I started to understand myself a lot more and for someone who was often ill, this was an important research project! You see, my communication with my body isn’t just limited to one message; “I need to slow down”.
I realised that if I was totally honest with myself and let’s face it when we’re doing something ‘wrong’ that’s not easy to do. If I was totally honest with myself then my body would tell me all kinds of things!
Take now for example. As I’m sat here, with my flu-like symptoms I know what my body is trying to tell me.
It’s trying to tell me that I’m an absolute idiot to think that I could start my new workouts with my PT, without drinking enough water and consistently eating healthy! It’s also trying to tell me I need to be on top of my new projects; I need to do all the things I’ve been putting off before it gets too late!
This time I got off lightly and it could be a lot worse, but if I don’t do what my body’s telling me to, then I know next time the ‘whole immune system gets it!’.
I joke but there’s a serious side when the ‘whole immune system gets it’ because when I’m ignoring the warning signs and not looking after myself, this could lead to serious dis-ease in the future.
The messages from my body could be anything; drink more water; do more exercise; sort out my relationship; stop working late; anything that causes stress on the body physically or mentally.
After all, 75% of all doctor visits are stress-related, and can probably be prevented.
Our bodies are amazing machines so maybe we should listen to them more:
- There are 45 miles of nerves in the skin of a human being.
- 50,000 of the cells in your body will die and be replaced with new cells in the time it’s taken you to read this sentence.
- We have a whole pharmacy within us and can create any drug we want.
- The average human’s heart will beat 3,000 million times in their lifetime.
So how about next time you feel ‘under the weather’, instead of reaching for the pills, you ask your body what it needs, do what it wants and thank it for looking out for you ;-) Just a thought, but why not try it and remember, it will only work if you’re honest with yourself. You don’t like being ignored so why should your body.
Oh and out of interest ;-)
- You use an average of 43 muscles for a frown. You use an average of 17 muscles for a smile!
- You burn 26 calories in a one-minute kiss!
- A sneeze comes out of your mouth at over 100 m.p.h!
- According to the World Health Organization, there are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day!
Enjoy the Ride fellow Emergisers.
Thanks to Deepak Chopra’s, Magical Mind Magical Body for these great facts.
When a very good friend of mine entered into a competition that, if she won it, would help her change people’s lives all over the world; to support her was easy.
Now that she’s in the final, it’s your chance to be part of that mission, and who know’s, it may even be your life that she changes. Confused?
Sit back, Enjoy and You’ll find out ;-)
First step personal training sessions, check! Next step, move over Pammie, I’m a taking your job! Baywatch is still running isn’t it?
“I think Baywatch is such a hit here because of the weather.” Gena Lee Nolin
So once I’ve got the body of my dreams, I was wondering, how does one normally apply for the sexy body roles in movies and stuff? Will I have to fill out an application form or do I just turn up on the day and show them what I’m made of? And maybe more importantly, will I have to hire a body guard to protect me from those that want what I have … “The Body of Goddessville”? !!!
Oh there’s too much to think about and there was me thinking that I’d just committed to PERSONAL TRAINING WITH SHANI ANDERSON – OH MY GOD! What was I thinking?! She’s a bloomin Olympian, she’s a bloomin champion, she’s a bloomin HARD CORE PT!
Dear Lord … hear my prayer.
http://www.shanianderson.com/index.html (or check my blogroll for her details :-) )
Well my weekend is almost over and cor blimey it is so great to be as excited about the week as it is to be excited about the weekend! For me it’s all the same now, I have as much fun in my work as I do at home, the only difference is in one I spend money and in the other I earn it!
I may sound like a hippy when I talk this way but it’s so true and so important. If I’m not having fun in my life and work then you might as well lock me in a dark room, and not feed me for a week. I mean, people say that we need food and water to survive but where’s the fun in that equation? I mean come on, are you trying to tell me that a life without fun and laughter is worth living? I didn’t think so.
I meet so many people who are miserable and gloomy all day, so particularly for those people I want to share with you a video of one of my finer moments.
Whatever you’re doing today and whoever you’re with, take a leaf out of my book and try not to take yourself so seriously ;-)