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How to make the big words work for you

I don’t know, seriously. Or I don’t know yet. Like in the previous post , it makes all sense. But did you notice how generalised it is? It could have been written by anyone … There is no ME in that one.
What is my goal, where do I want to be in 5 years time? Why is that so difficult? Too many unanswered questions, too many what ifs, too much uncertainty. But I can’t keep living this ping-pong life, where other people and obstacles determine my next step and change my direction. Things happen in life and always will, be it losing a friend, relationship breakup, move to another country … It should not be the end of the world. There are always new friends, new relationships and you can live anywhere. There won’t be only one way to reach your goal, there are endless ones.

Ok, back to my goal again

I want to train people who want to be trained.
I want to help people who want to be helped.
I want to educate people who want to learn.

I see myself training professional athletes in fitness.
I see myself training people who want to lose weight.
I see myself using fitness boxing to train people.
I see myself telling people about raw food and other ways to eat healthy, and the people ask questions and want hear more.
I see myself doing physiotherapy/massages to help people recover from injuries.

I see myself doing boxing and learning more and more from the experts.
I am finishing cert III in fitness very soon and cert IV will be next. Then physio … Just keep learning about human body, movement and fitness … Keen as.
I see myself in advanced hip hop dance classes. The movements will help my boxing career. But it also helps me to express myself … The cool me hahahah
I will be properly equipped for my raw food journey … So much to try, but I still want to keep it simple. No need to turn into a chef. 😉

I felt like putting it down this way. And these are only my goals in the vocational area … I’m quite excited now … One area of human values covered. How to put that now down on a vision board?

Now that I read through that again, I’ve noticed that I could have been a bit more specific, like what kind of people and location. But I leave that open for another time, when I feel like it, I’m happy with what I’ve got here so far.

Tomorrow another big day, another obstacles that might shift the angle I am seeing and moving towards my goal. Bring it on ….

Urge to Move

We always want what we don’t have. And when we finally have it. Like, the neighbour’s grass is always greener then yours.

My hair is quite straight and thin and I would do quite a lot to get at least a bit of volume in there. You should see my islander  girlfriends … they are trying so hard to straighten their hair. and what would I do to have their hair … typical scenario!

When we are sick, how much would we give to feel better just a little bit. Any kind of relieve is welcome.

As a Personal Trainer to be, I am already into getting the body to move. I am always surprised to see people stop walking on an elevator. Hello? Move, it is there to make your faster, not to block other people 😉 Why do people always need to sit down? Despite my personal believe that the human body is not made to sit on a chair, but have you noticed when people stop moving, the first thing is they are looking for something to sit down, be it at the bus stop or waiting room. It’s almost like compulsory, you stop moving, you have to sit down. Please, we need to learn again, that standing can be quite a relaxing position as well for muscles and bones, we just forgot over time to listen to our body. People sit down for at least 8 hours behind desks, and during lunch time, as soon as they got their meal, they are looking for something to sit down. Seriously?

I am currently kind of injured with my lower back. It is a chronic thing, but I finally want to attack it as I really want to improve my boxing skill. and for that I need to listen to my body and re-wire some connections. Some connections I have lost overtime or treat them badly and hide them behind muscles. And these connections are the actual muscle-bone connections, but also the connection in the brain. I need to re-wire my train and learn to be aware of some muscles, how to loosen or strengthen them. I am in pain for more than week now and it will be like this for while. Don’t worry, I am in good hands with my best friend Daina from FitLife.

During that time I am quite limited what I can do fitness-wise, not only because I need to learn new movements, but also because I am in pain and any kind of basic movements is kind of a torture. Unfortunately, this results in such a withdrawal of movement. I am surprised to feel and see, how “addicted” I am to move my body. I have an office job at the moment, and I am aware that sitting is not the best I am doing to my body. Normally I would balance it out in the gym .. but not now.

I have so much the urge to move, seriously. During the years with chronic back pain, I have build up quite a bit of a pain threshold. I can handle pain and it definitely takes a while until I would show a sign that something is wrong. But I need to learn to listen to my body and stop hiding behind my muscles *blush*. It is now all about functional movement. It’s new to me, but I am curious, especially from the view point as a Personal Trainer to be. Learning, learning, learning and the best way is to experience it yourself. It will all pay off.

Today’s day at the office was kind of stressful and I just wanted to get out of there. How much I wanted to join the Dance Bootcamp. I knew I am in pain and it won’t be the best for my lower back, but I really wanted to move. So I went. Of course I didn’t give 100%, maybe not even 50% … but I adapted my movements, the range of the movement and the speed and I loved it. The result was that I did move, I was happy and I felt good.

I am very happy that I have this inner urge to move. Maybe that has also the opposite effect, that I don’t really know how to relax, but this will come. I am learning and become more aware about my body.

Happiness leads to Success

… what do you think?

Let’s try it from this perspective. If you like what you do, things seem to be easier and you accept challenges far more easily as well. Also, you see failures as failing forward and learn from your mistakes. Things are happening and you feel good … doesn’t that feel like success?

So, what are the things I am currently enjoy doing?

  • Cert III in Fitness and not only because I am a student again 😉
  • Looking forward to Cert IV
  • hitting the gym myself
  • getting asked for advice, be it fitness-wise, food-wise or IT related (although I might have already lost some skills for the latter one)
  • boxing … looking so forward to reach the next level with my boxing skills
  • still my raw food journey although I should do more getting some “meals” prepared
  • Anything about Fiji … hype hasn’t calmed down yet. Looking forward to do more traveling over there
  • Looking actually forward to do more family things (be it with family back in Germany, but also having my own little one *blush*)
  • I want to go back playing my guitar

Ok, some actual future goals slipped into that list, but maybe you get the picture. I am actually feeling quite comfortable writing that now … far more relaxed compared to yesterday. You see how easily I got 9 points together … interesting. It’s all a question of where your mind is. Still not smiling though, but this will come over time, heheh!

Next step would be to ask yourself WHY, because that brings you to the next level on understanding yourself. Why do I still stick to that Raw Food “nonsense”? Because I believe that we (human) are meant to eat what Mother Nature gives us. But this is a completely other topic I could talk about for hours and it has been and will be definitely covered in this blog. Oh, by the way, still trying almost desperately now to get my mum of diary milk … mission for life.

Why fitness? I have been active all my life. I only became aware of it, when I started Uni and didn’t more or less move for years. That’s where I started to get back into sport, be it running, soccer, boxing and now I am even on my why to start a career in Personal Fitness. So watch the space … because I am not taking out the science, I am putting it back again 😀

Oh man, this writing flows much better already … I might have found something again. But don’t worry, I get my butt kicked to get back on track.

So, does happiness leads to success? I don’t know … but as long it makes you feel better, you should stick to it I think 🙂

I don’t know if that post will help, but it did help me 😉

The next post should be really about what is stoping you from doing what you enjoy and what to do about … another big topic.