Living life on your own terms.

So often, I hear people say “I’d love to go travel like you do” or “I really like what you are doing, but I’ll never be able to do it” The hardest thing for me doing this, is not doing it and trying to explain to people can be quite difficult…

The conversation which sums it all up.

When I ask people why they have such a negative view or why they aren’t doing what they want, I normally get a response like “I just haven’t got the time” Or “I don’t have the money”.

I used to feel bad for the individuals I was talking to but then I remembered when I was in the same situation and how much I was making excuses for myself, not taking full responsibility for anything and allowing other people to run my life for me.

You see, people in this predicament are always focusing on the negative aspects of their life or the lack of things they have such as time and money.
I’m a firm believer in the law of attraction and if you make your bed then you have to lay in it.

People tell me they hate their jobs but then aren’t doing anything to change their situation, the lack of money or time or the crappy job isn’t the issue.
If you have a willingness to change, you will find yourself working towards your goals.
I’m not saying it’s going to be easy or fun at all times, you will get stressed, you’ll burn out, you’ll want to fall prey to the activity you don’t want to do but if you want something so badly, you will keep stepping towards it, regardless of the challenge ahead.

 

What Can You Do To Change Your Life?

Luckily for you, there are simple steps that you can make to change your life.

 

 

1. Obtain The Best Information.

In whichever field you are in, refuse to get the best information possible. Once you have it, spend your time and focus on learning it. It’s a crucial difference between finding information and finding the best information.

Which would your prefer to work with?

 

2. Find The Best People In Your Field To Use As Role Models.

Look for the best people in your field and follow their journey from the beginning, what were their work patterns like when they first started? How long did it take them to get where they are now? It didn’t happen over time but the difference between them and so many other people is their determination to keep driving it forward. Adopt a mindset of success and learn what works for you and what doesn’t.

 

 

3. Spend Time Looking At Your Current Beliefs.

What are your current beliefs? Are they supporting you? Or do you have self-limiting beliefs? You need to spend time on your personal obstacles and turn them around, when you understand what a self-limiting belief is, you can start to develop yourself as a person to combat these. To kickstart your brain into a new mindset, check out the following page about affirmations.

4. Shape Your Mindset With Goals.

Building your positive mindset is easier when you set goals, seeing a vision and knowing what you really desire. See goal setting and working out your why? for more information.


 

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Carbohydrates And Weight Loss.

I recently had a conversation about fats and carbohydrates and how they are responsible for health-related issues. Everyone talks about fats and how they are bad for you but let me explain that sometimes they can be used for your benefit.

The Truth About Fats.

The truth is quite simple. Fats do not make you fat…

“Erm, what?”

It’s true, fats don’t make you fat, in fact, it’s actually carbohydrates that help you load the pounds on. You are probably wondering how?
Eating carbohydrates causes high blood sugar and secretion of insulin, which as we know, gives a short burst of energy instantly followed by a “low” or a “slump” which often causes a slump in your mood too (which is your blood sugar levels dropping).

Low blood sugar is a huge reason that people over eat and have cravings.

 
carbohydrates can, of course, be burnt off with exercise but with our hectic lifestyles, many of us don’t get the exercise we need to get rid of the excess carbs.

We talk about the different types of carbs but let’s be honest, there are only two different types: Good Carbs & Bad Carbs (those you burn & those you don’t).

 

 

 

Welcome to the Carbohydrate addiction cycle.

 
The “CAC” is as powerful an addiction as any illegal substance. The only way of cutting this addiction is like any other.
You need to go cold turkey. The remarkable thing about this then is losing your fuel source by dodging the carbs.
If you aren’t receiving the fuel from carbohydrates then it’s got to come from somewhere else, and where does it come from? Your fat reserve. It’s these fats which will help break the cycle supporting you in your weight loss goal.

How does this work?

Omega 3’s in particular turn on the fat burning mechanism in the body and turn off the fat production mechanism so make sure you turn to a good source of Omega Oils. Good Omega oils also increase thermogenesis (body heat) which means you burn fat off as heat too!

In addition, fats keep you feeling fuller for longer and sustain energy levels without peaks and troughs so remove the cravings that make regular dieting so difficult.

 


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What makes a person magnetic or irresistible?

Do you find there’s always that one person who always has a flair of good luck about them?
I’m sure you are fully aware of who I mean, that one girl who everyone thinks is drop-dead beautiful but still manages to get whatever from whoever she wants? (Before we all start kicking off, let me explain myself).

There’s a lot more to the outer beauty of these people & that what magnetises others to them. When they walk into a building, the whole room lights up.
They accomplish just about anything they desire purely because of their charisma and attitude…Or sometimes, it’s even as simple as showing kindness.

Their whole persona just beams out confidence, joy and compassion. You know there’s something completely different but you can’t quite work out why…

People who are likable are conscious of the way they treat others. They realise that arrogance kills likeability more than anything People who are irresistible don’t act like they are better than you.

Irresistible people don’t act as if they are better than you. They actually believe that you have the ability to succeed and create the life that you want. But, what’s the secret to truly being this type of person?


HERE ARE 15 THINGS IRRESISTIBLE PEOPLE DO DIFFERENTLY:

 

1. They Treat Everyone With Dignity And Respect.

They have no need to put other people down. Their ability to treat everyone the same is incredible. They will treat a homeless person the exact way they would a CEO of a huge company which is what makes them so likeable. There is simply no status that is able to separate individuals from each other. They understand that we are all part of the human race.

2. Gossiping Is A Big No…

A person who is charismatic has no need to gossip about people as a means to take part in conversations. They have more important things to be doing and always endeavour to bring the best of themselves to the table, helping other people to shine. They are so focused on uplifting others, their energy is what attracts people to them. Gossiping is hugely a negative trait. Charismatic & irresistible people have no time for it.

3. Treat Others How You Expect To Be Treated Is One Of Their Mottos.

“But that rule is flawed because it assumes that everyone wants to be treated the same way. In reality, people have different desires and goals.”

A person who is irresistible understands this perfectly, it’s their number one rule: Simply treat others they way they wish to be treated.

4. They Understand Boundaries.

People who are irresistible don’t need to please people all the time. They understand and know fully that there’s a place and a time for everything. Their ways of giving to and assisting others are healthy, they don’t drain themselves of energy to do so, they are able to find the balance between helping people and looking after themselves.

 

5. They Are Genuine People.

They don’t need to pretend to be someone they are not. You see what you get with them. Their self-confidence is bursting at the seams, whilst they might not have super-model looks, he or she can and will walk into any room with their confidence where they just have a glow about them. They understand their self-worth and they are not willing to allow others to dictate how they should be seeing themselves.

6. They Have Integrity.

Albert Einstein said:

“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.”

Those who hold integrity hold it in their authenticity, not just that but they truly know what matters and they pass this on to other people around them. You will be made to question your principles, honesty and goodness.

One of the best lessons they can share with you: Integrity.

7. They Smile… Often.

One of the most powerful qualities a person has who is irresistible has is the ability to always smile, regardless of what is going on around them. Their energy is capable of bringing laughter to people. They know that helping people to smile is the solution to a lot of issues and is a great way of shutting out negativity.negativity.

8. They Show Compassion.

These people are very capable of showing empathy. They are very compassionate to animals, people and of course, nature. They get the fact that whilst you may be on top of the world one minute, you could find yourself struggling the next. It’s not just showing and being kind to those around you who you like but it’s also leaving the comfort zone, stepping into new places. They dare to take chances with people because they know it’s worth it.

 

9. They Love Life.

They are not exempt from emotional drama, challenges or facing obstacles, chances are they feel these and come across these the most, but they have a great understanding that life is an opportunity and it’s the only thing that is real. They understand it’s for taking chances, loving people and helping those around them. When they meet someone new, they will try to make the individual feel good about themselves & they cherish every moment in life.

 

10. They Bring People Together.

They just have an ability to bring like-minded people together, they connect people to each other and love to help other people succeed. Chances of finding yourself in someone’s enchantment, you will find yourself instantly connected on a deep level. You might refer to them as a teacher or a coach who can help you reach your next level.

 

 

11. They Love People.

The person who people class as irresistible is the one who is known as a “people person.”
They enjoy social situations, add to the energy and love stories and being around people. They have a great ability to attract others who are ready to smash their own goals.

 

 

12. They Know You Must Work Hard To Get Ahead.

These people probably always wear a smile and are able to have a laugh but they realise that without hard work and a bit of struggle you don’t get very far. Their work ethic and will to succeed is what keeps them focused on accomplishing their dreams. Their success happens because they refuse to give up.
Let’s be honest, the only time anyone really loses is when they give up.

13. They Listen.

“People like to know you’re listening, and something as simple as a clarification question shows not only that you are listening but that you also care about what they’re saying. You’ll be surprised how much respect and appreciation you gain just by asking good questions.”

The irresistible person has this innate ability to stare into your spirit and truly make you feel as if you are understood, acknowledged and loved.

14. Positive Attitudes.

Despite the obstacles and challenges, these people always keep a positive attitude. They despise feeding into negative emotions, very rarely entertain the self-pity act from anyone, tend to avoid arguments and quite often search for an optimistic approach to the burdens of life.

15. They Always Use Their Manners.

The ability to show gratitude is a magic wand for the irresistible person.
They recognise compliments go a long way in life. What really makes others like you are simple manners: Please and Thank you. These are taught to us from an early age, are never misused and are very powerful in making people feel accepted.


 

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The Signs Of Dehydration.

So I’m currently in Bangladesh around my 1/2 way point with VSO & ICS and I was thinking about how much water I had been consuming since arriving and it significantly helped me with the idea of writing this post.

If the weather where you are is approaching Summer then this is really important for you to take in, although you can become dehydrated anytime of the year, there’s a higher risk of it during the Summer days.

 

Here are a few things to look out for:

Dry skin.

Some of the earliest indicators of dehydration present themselves on your skin. If there’s not enough water in your body, you stop sweating. When you don’t sweat, your skin
begins to dry, so use this to your advantage and grab some more water.

Dry eyes.

Your eyes will start to dry out. Severe dehydration can also impede your ability to produce tears, which leads to dry, red, burning eyes.

Joint pain.

Materials such as cartilage and ligaments are roughly 88% liquid, and water helps naturally lubricate joints to keep you moving effortlessly and pain-free, your joints can become painful with movement.

Fatigued and lethargic.

Your body will start to slow down in order to conserve resources. Water acts as your body’s fuel, and when you’re starting to run low, you will experience sleepiness and fatigue.

Decreased urine output.

The average person should be visiting the restroom 4-7 times a day minimally. Also, urine color is a good indicator; the darker it is, the more dehydrated you are.

Headaches.

This can indicate inadequate water consumption, particularly when combined with one or more of the other symptoms of dehydration.

Hunger.

Most people don’t realize that hunger pain can actually signal a need for water, not just food. Your body will try to tell you when it needs more water, sometimes by increasing your hunger. Try sipping water before reaching for a snack.

 

 

Lackluster workouts.

The workout sessions that seem to drag on, the yoga poses that are suddenly impossible, the weights you can’t lift even though you just did the week before. Your body, including every muscle, tendon, ligament, and blood cell, run off of water. You can’t operate at maximum capacity without it and your exercise regimen will suffer because of it.

 

 

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Supplements?

So you’ve started your fitness programme and it’s been a few weeks when the inevitable conversation comes up about supplements and you are faced with an awkward question.

Have you thought about taking supplements?”

If you haven’t before, then by this point, you will almost certainly be thinking about it, so the person you are speaking to advises you where to go and what to look for.
You go to your local shop and browse all the different products on offer, so many price slashes and deals you just don’t know which one to pick.
The one suggested isn’t on the shelf and the staff member you ask for help promotes the “best seller” to you as per his or her training.

Puzzled By That Emoticon

 

To add confusion to the mix, a friend tells you to avoid supplements at all cost due to the effects they can have, another friend tells you that all supplements are okay & you aren’t too sure on who or what to listen to.

 

Guy Pulling Hair Out

 

Balanced Diet & Nutrition In Food.

It’s a well-known fact that eating a balanced diet is crucial to keeping your fitness game strong along with taking your required nutrients, but are you aware that the nutritional value has dropped in food significantly over the years in comparison to what it used to be?

 

Do Your Research.

I suggest that you spend a considerable amount of time looking in-depth at all products you are thinking about purchasing. You need to remember, this isn’t a new toy you are purchasing, supplements are effectively improving your health, your performance and stimulation. They are absorbed into your system so you seriously need to be thinking about it.

Ask yourself: Is it better just because it’s cheaper?  I highly doubt it. 95% of the time, there’s a reason the cheaper products are cheaper.

“I’m saving money by purchasing these at £10 as opposed to a different brand” Sorry to break it to you, but it’s rare you are saving money. In fact, you are losing money. These supplements aren’t effective as they need to be, are often poorly manufactured and have a very small amount of nutrients that they are being sold for.

Before purchasing any supplement, you need to be asking yourself:

Do the supplements I am about to purchase have any certification?
Are they accredited with rigorous testing practices?
Who are the supplements backed by?

These are vital questions you should be asking yourself, remember that there is no substitute for your health and you can’t put a price on it.

This is just adding to the mix of issues…

I hear you & it’s probably not what you wanted to be hearing, especially if you are currently purchasing products at a low price. What you have to remember is there are very few corporations who actually care for you health or wellbeing, it’s all about profit making for them and you are merely are a consumer adding to their money pot.

Among my journey, I have found a brand of nutritional supplements that I would definitely recommend you add to your routine. These support your Bones, Nerves & Muscles as well as supporting your Heart, Eyes, Skin & Lungs, through a comprehensive spectrum of vitamins & minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients.

 

Why The Recommendation?

Is it the fact have been added to the PDR (Physicians Desk Reference)?

This happens to be one of the most important and frequently consulted reference books in the industry.

Virtually every physician across the USA uses the PDR. What do they know about these Optimals?

OR

Is it the fact that they have been added to the Informed Sports list?

Informed-Sport certifies that every supplement and raw material with the Informed-Sport logo has passed a rigorous certification process and is made with the highest quality standards.

Athletes use Informed-Sport as part of their risk management strategy when choosing which supplement products to use.

“Are you telling me that Doctors and Athletes are using and recommending these?”

Exactly. Athletes, as well as Doctors, are trusting these nutritional supplements.

Here’s what Tom Jackson, VP of Product Development & Regulatory Affairs has to say on the matter.

“We are proud to have this certification on our products, as validation that they are free of any contaminants and banned substances. Our consumers can have complete confidence in our products”

Click on the following link for more information about the Optimals.

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