Thursday, September 4, 2008

My twenty week journey back to Perfect Health "THE SUPER CHALLENGE"

Week 5 Day 4

What's going on in my head?

Today I want to know.... What's going on in your head? What are the issues in your life.... What is it that you struggle to deal with. What stops you from going to train when you don't feel like it? How do you feel when you have a down day and how do you pull yourself out of it? If you are not a success, in your eyes, WHY?

The book that I'm writing is definately not to boost my ego. I have had a tough life and I learned long ago how get joy out of any motivation is to help people who are struggling with life, find ways to overcome any situation and I reckon I've had em all....

Did I tell you that my mother died of cancer when I was twelve years old. She was my best friend.

Did I tell you that I got on an aeroplane and flew to a different country to live by myself when I was 16.

Did I tell you that I was working on the docks in Durban, South Africa when I was 15.

Did I tell you that I have virtually NO senior school or college education.

Am I telling you this to get you to feel pity for me.... ABSOLUTELY not...I'm telling you because I have had a TON of TOUGH LIFE EXPERIENCE and I learned how to create, with the help of God, the greatest life I could. I am extremely happy...I am fullfilling my goals and dreams at an alarming rate and I am attracting all sorts of exciting opportunities. Life is wonderful

The reason I'm telling you this is because I WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE and you cannot do it on your own.

So if there is ANYTHING you would like me to talk about, offer support with, debate, question, please drop a comment in on this POST or e-mail me at and let's get going and offer solutions.



Worked hard in the gym today but I am loving it. Feeling my body fill out and begin to regain it's original form, feeling my strength returning. I kind of visualise the strength flowing into every cell in my body when I'm completing a set, and I imagine I am eight foot tall. I imagine all of my energy returning and all of my bones and joints and ligaments healing whilst I'm training.

It's a wonderful feeling, but it's created by me by choice and happens because I want it to happen. Born out of a happy positive attitude.....nothing is impossible, nothing.


Back to full eating today, after yesterday feeling a bit ill. Back to full strength.


I have been on this planet a long time and I have seen a lot of things, good and bad, I have a lot of life experience and I know how to create the perfect life....I really want to help you to do the same so let me know how I can help YOU either via comment on the post or privately via e-mail.



Marbella said...

Another blog that shocks and astounds me. You never cease to give me a jolt with the things you say. When you write all that has happened to you, it is almost unbelievable, and most of all, to see how well, how marvelously you have found a way to live and live to the hilt. I want to know HOW you do it? How you find such happiness. It´s amazing, it really is. Yes, you really MUST write a book, and in it tell us how you have managed not to crumble to life, and the steps you have taken to get to the pinnacle that you are on now. How your mind works.

I have lived the opposite of you. In my eyes a charmed life. I too lost a mother to cancer, but much later than yours, so more in common. Somehow tho, she gave me the feeling that I could do anything, go anywhere, and stand tall. Guess that´s the charmed part. Security.

Each day your blog helps me...truly. Will think and get back to you.

Am proud of you Dougal.

dougal said...

Lynda, thank you for your passionate comment, give me a subject to write about so we can all benefit.

Shari Kraft said...

My life has been wonderful. I feel as if I have lived 3 lives: my younger years, my first marriage and now my second. I had a TON of trials between age of 30 and 40. My husband was a jerk and left me with 4 kids to support on my own. That just made me stronger and more determined to give them a good life. After they all grew up, I remarried and have the most wonderful husband and life. It really feels like a lifetime ago that I was struggling to put food on the table. It's funny...when I am having a particularly bad day, all I have to do is read one of the Shredder's blogs. SOMEONE is writing about the very issue I'm wrestling with! We all pull from each other's experiences and strengths. We can each be a person for someone else to lean on. I don't feel alone. It's reassuring to know there is someone else I can talk to. You are one of those people, Lynda is another. I love what you write. It makes my heart sing and my soul smile.

dougal said...

Thank you so much Shari...if I touch one person with what I write, I've done my job...two people, you and Lynda, is an absolute bonus.

Margaret2007 said...

Make it 3 Dougal!! I'm so grateful to find a group of people that believe similarly to myself...That life isn't always easy, and what's the most worthwhile isn't always the easiest thing to attain! But each day has a way of presenting one with another gift.

Perhaps you could speak on pain control...I know as I'm "over 40", I have some overuse symptoms of pain. With your recent experience, what methods were the most successful for relieving discomfort, other than meds? just a suggestion...I do know that sometimes, I just get moving and things seem to loosen up to a better comfort level...

KUTGW Dougal!

dougal said...

Margaret, with pleasure I'll write about pain control one day next week,I know a bit about that, look out for it. You are right each day is a gift.