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Redefine what it is possible…

๐—œ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฑโ€ฆ

To participate on a cancer research study to improve your recovery and outcomes after cancer with exerciseโ€ฆ

The university called me to ask if I had been doing any exercise since cancer treatmentโ€ฆ

I told them what I did during chemo and what I have been doing since then.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐˜„๐—ฒโ€ฆ

They are trying to scientifically prove that people have much better chances to recover quicker and better if they exercise during cancer treatment and after treatmentโ€ฆ.

I explained to her that in 2018 I was never told to exerciseโ€ฆor to change my dietโ€ฆ

or to do anything else other than turn up to chemo.

When I look back at my journeyโ€ฆ.

How much research I didโ€ฆ

How much I studied about health, diet, exercise and you name itโ€ฆ

I see someone who wanted to redefine what it was possibleโ€ฆ.

I was told to do what I couldโ€ฆ

To eat what I felt likeโ€ฆ.

๐ˆ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐š๐ ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ข๐ญ…

๐ˆ ๐๐ž๐œ๐ข๐๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ซ๐ž ๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐žโ€ฆ.

๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ ๐š๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ข๐ญโ€ฆ

๐ˆ ๐๐ž๐œ๐ข๐๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐ณ๐จ๐ง๐žโ€ฆ

๐˜€๐—ผ ๐—œ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜†, ๐—ฎ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ฒ

สแดแดœ แด„แด€ษดษดแดแด› แด„สœแด€ษดษขแด‡ สแดแดœส€ ๊œฐแดœแด›แดœส€แด‡, ส™แดœแด› สแดแดœ แด„แด€ษด แด„สœแด€ษดษขแด‡ สแดแดœส€ สœแด€ส™ษชแด›๊œฑ,แด€ษดแด… ๊œฑแดœส€แด‡สŸส สแดแดœส€ สœแด€ส™ษชแด›๊œฑโ€ฆแดกษชสŸสŸ แด„สœแด€ษดษขแด‡ สแดแดœส€ ๊œฐแดœแด›แดœส€แด‡.แด…ส€.แด€ส™แด…แดœสŸ แด‹แด€สŸแด€แด

You can’t change your body, mind and life with the habits that got you where you are in the first place…To change, you need to create new habits.

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Are you motivated for the wrong reasons

Most of us will say that we can’t change a particular area in our lives because we lack motivation…

I would argue with that…

I believe all of us have one area or more in our lives that we do well, we feel successful at it and regardless of what happens around us we keep that area going, moving up, towards achieving our goals around it.

But there are other areas in our lives that we struggle with…we tell ourselves that we can’t change them because of time, money, knowledge…we even blame other people…

What we try to avoid is to get to the truth behind our behaviour…

We don’t want to say out loud that work gets the best out of us…what would people think of you right? Especially when you are a parent right?

We don’t want to say our health is not a priority because who knows? You might get a curse from the skies and get sick…after all we all have been raised to say “Our health is the most important thing we have”. But do we live it?

We don’t want to say out loud: my relationship is not a priority for me because really who has got time to be intimate when we are so busy keeping the world going?

We don’t want to say out loud: I don’t feel connected to my children because I spend all my time correcting them, getting them to do their chores, disciplining them as otherwise they won’t be successful when they grow up right! It does take a lot of courage to say that too.

We also don’t want to say out loud that work is not a priority as we would worry about what our peers would think of us, how can we do well at work if we say what we really think about our jobs?

So we keep telling ourselves the same stories, doing the same things and getting the same results…after all we haven’t got time, money, the motivation or the discipline.

So I argue with that because I believe when you are willing to tell yourself the truth, you are willing to change whatever it needs to be changed in your life because you will find the motivation, the discipline, the how to do it. Remember there is one part of your life that you are already doing great and the only reason why you are doing great at it is because you invest time, money, effort and everything else you have got at it. You were not born knowing how to operate that part of life, you work at it, you change things around, you improved it, you gave and give your best at it every single day.

Now if you are honest to yourself: what is the area of your life that you know you need to change, you need to invest on, you need to look after?