What’s happening in your life right now that you are finding hard to accept?

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I just had to write about this — something has been stewing up in my mind for a very long time.

Why do good people suffer, and why are they subject to pain and discomfort? I’ve often wondered why.

I asked myself this question every time I look into my mothers face.

I don’t see her suffer — I see her hurting from within — asking those questions people on the razor’s edge of life and death try to understand the most:

  • Why me — what did I do wrong?
  • I didn’t ever imagine this would happen to me
  • I don’t want to leave my loved ones behind
  • I still want more time to do those things I love

My mum has pancreatic cancer. She’s had it for a while…

The mission towards weight loss can sometimes come to a halt — just when we thought the needle started to move in our favour.

Hmm It’s time for a craving — those weight loss misses come to fruition. Image purchased from FreePik

Initially, the change in your food and lifestyle behaviours tend to appear pretty much straight away. But, then, a few weeks will pass, perhaps even a month, and all is running smoothly.

Sometime after this initial stage, you might begin to notice a few things.

Slowly, your progression begins to slow down. Maybe it’s pretty incremental, or perhaps it stops suddenly.

For example, you may begin to start cutting food groups out of your diet or do a lot more cardio (which is usually the case).

Then, a shift may occur — or it may not. The result could either…

I thought I knew what enjoyable was until I sat down and wrote down what I did every day.

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As I sit down to write this on my mac, I start to face the startling truth about exploring this topic.

I can honestly say that I don’t believe my life is that enjoyable right now — though I wish it were so.

It’s true; you can make your life as you want it to be — and always quit the things you don’t like doing to start experiencing more joy and happiness. I’m not opposed to this realisation at all.

But what about the things that are outside of your control, that play at your heartstrings? For instance:

  • A sick child, the parent or loved one
  • Someone you love is dying
  • The pandemic, closures and losses
  • You…

When you finally make a deal with yourself to change your body and life. Then suddenly, everywhere you turn, temptation lures you back where you belong.

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I know the feeling; it’s happened to me and perhaps most people that have dieted.

The one moment you decide it’s time to get shredded, it seems like temptation is ready to pull your ass back into the fat zone.

During my extreme bodybuilding dieting phase (where I had a can of tuna and a boiled egg every morning for breakfast), I felt the need to put my mouth under a chocolate fountain tap and let it pour — not only in my mouth but somehow get it into my veins.

The image I created in my head startled me.

How something long before our time and help us transform our way of eating, and diminish weight gain for good.

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Is this statement too bold?

Perhaps to someone who hasn’t yet had the pleasure of practising it regularly.

Let me ask you, have you been caught up in a situation where you forgot the food eaten just a few hours ago?

Were you preoccupied with something, like work or a deadline and shoved in any old thing to stop the rumbling?

You are not alone on that one.

I’ve lost count of how many times this has happened to me. It just happened today!

A 2011 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture states that the average American spends two…

It’s Sunday yet again, and I sit here contemplating time, which yet again has slipped through my fingers like grains of sand.

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I’ve often wondered why lately, my head and heart are not in tune with one another as they were before. I conclude that it’s not laziness; it’s tiredness.

When your head and heart are consumed with endless pursuits, it can suck the life out of you. Yet, I feel that my soul somehow became extracted this year — a small yet very significant part of it.

Thinking back to the catalyst of this moment, I realise that the shift happened during my mum’s cancer diagnosis.

I can still vividly remember when my partner called in a panic, saying that mum’s…

It’s so easy to make minor mistakes with intermittent fasting that could inhibit your weight loss goals.

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When I first started my fasting journey, it was challenging.

I went from the typical bodybuilder diet (which was no longer working for me), and I cut my food intake by more than half! How does that work? Well, eating 5–6 meals a day and then reducing it to about 1–2 was challenging.

I never really enjoyed eating a lot more food than I wanted.

I felt like a robot — a muscle building food churning food machine.

All I ever did was constantly meal prep, cook and store the food. I didn’t even include the shopping in that mix…

Did you ever ask yourself this question — why am I feeling the way I am right now?

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Perhaps we should spend the time to ask ourselves this very question every single day.

We spend eons of days and years wondering why we are experiencing a giant mountain of different emotions during our teenage years.

Of course, our peers and those older than us say it’s just hormones. Eventually, they will sort themselves out.

But do they ever “sort themselves out,” or are we just putting our feelings and emotions on the back-burner because they become too hard to handle?

Has there ever been a time in your life where you’ve had clarity as to why you’re feeling…

When you get to this age, you realise that your closer to “old” than you ever were before

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I’m not saying that’s a bad thing — we all have to get to this stage at one time or another — but I don’t like that word “old.”

I feel that its reflection is of someone that’s over the hill, unable to do as much as a youngster, and is just plain old dried up.

That may be the case for other “older 40-year-old” people, but it’s not for me.

It hurts me seeing people that are younger than I am in a chaotic mess. When I say chaotic, I mean this:

  • They stop looking after their outward appearance

Gyms have now shut down. No group fitness or fun — what’s a bodybuilder or gym goer supposed to do?

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When I got a text message from my local gym warning me of a shut down starting on Friday midnight. I was shocked!

Not again was my immediate reaction. How can they take away our lively hood — the only place which gives us the best form of therapy?

The good news is, I learnt my lesson from 2020, bought a few bits of equipment, and dragged them back into my home from the garage.

I never thought I’d see these pieces again, but I welcomed them with open arms.

The gym setting is now my lounge-room, minimal equipment, and…

Ange Dim

My mission is to show the world that healthy eating, exercise and mindset is the 3-way combination to living your best life.

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