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A CONVERSATION WITH YOUR BABY…SELF?

7 Feb

This is an exercise out of the gym that does help your gym workout.

STEP 1 HERE IS THE TASK, FIND AN OLD PICTURE OF YOURSELF AS A TODDLER.

STEP 2 STARE AT THE PICTURE OF THAT BEAUTIFUL INNOCENT CHILD FOR A SOLID 1MIN.

STEP 3 ASK THESE QUESTIONS OUTLOUD AND ANSWER THEM OUTLOUD TO YOURSELF.

1. WHO IS THIS CHILD? WHAT DOES THIS CHILD LIKE? WHAT DOES THIS CHILD LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?

2. WHAT ADVICE CAN YOU GIVE THAT LITTLE CHILD YOU FEEL WOULD PROTECT HIM/HER?

3.  TELL HIM/HER (OUTLOUD) SOME OF THE NEGATIVE, HORRIBLE THINGS YOU SAY OR THINK ABOUT YOURSELF (ANSWER OUTLOUD).

4.  TELL HIM/HER YOU LOVE HIM/HER AND WILL PROTECT HIM/HER.  EXPLAIN TO THIS CHILD HOW YOU WILL BE THERE FOR THEM.

WE HAVE TO START TREATING OUR ADULT SELVES WITH THE LOVE & CARE WE HAVE FOR CHILDREN.  THE SECRET TO YOUTH IS TO TAKE CARE OF OUR INNER CHILD.  LOVE YOUR INNER CHILD AND THE WORLD WILL BE YOUR PLAYGROUND, AND LIFE WILL ONCE AGAIN BECOME FUN.  TAKE THIS NEW ENERGY INTO THE GYM WITH YOU.  PLAY, PLAY PLAY!

HERE IS THE PICTURE I CHOSE TO USE FOR THIS EXERCISE.

THANK YOU FOR BEING SO VULNERABLE.

BABY CRAIG

BABY CRAIG

Fibromyalgia Health/Wellness Tips from my Mom

18 Dec

When my Mother was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia many years ago I was angry and confused not only because my mother was in severe pain 24/7 but also because there seemed to be an enormous lack of information and advice out there.  There STILL is not enough information out there.  I will be posting my training advice and medical hot tub dyna band exercise routine that worked for my mom next week but I wanted to share my Mom’s personal advice she has for other women who suffer:

MOM SAYS:

-Warm your muscles before exercise.  (She has a medical hot tub set around body temperature)

-When exercising with Fibro be very aware of your movements, make each movement with every exercise deliberate, controlled, and slow.  Balance is often times compromised so safety first.

-Obtaining sleep is your #1 priority.  (I will have her share her techniques for this in a future blog post as I know they are extensive). Do not exercise before bed, have a personalized calming routine, Chamomile Tea, Meditation.

-Be kind to yourself, don’t fill your life with DON’T ‘s and CAN’T ‘s, concentrate on what you CAN do!

-Don’t apologize for what you are unable to do and perform.  It is not your fault and there is no need to apologize.

-Concentrate on the positives in life not the negatives.

-When people help you, help them in return with what you can do for people without pain, this will make you feel good about yourself and feel like you are giving back.  For my mother that’s being a good listener, being there for people, checking in with them on the phone, organizing friends and family members taxes, cooking (when she feels physically capable).

-Esteemable acts create self esteem.  Tidy up the house, make the bed, make a healthy lunch salad, movement (walking), charity work (raise funds via web and phone)

-Mom discusses with me “FibroFog” and how it can effect the whole day, your relationship around you and communication with everyone including your Doctor.  Therefore, she stresses the importance of taking the time to write down all your necessary talking points that need to be communicated to your Doctor well in advance before your appointment.

-Most Fibro women struggle for years about whether to take medication or not.  For a long time Mom felt like taking medication meant losing control.  Eventually she realized taking low dose medication was taking control of her life.  Today she does not depend on medication but a combination of therapies that work for her.

-Understand that it might take some time and work with your Doctor to find the right combination of medicine and therapies to find what works for you.

-Biofeedback.  Mom has utilized this machine and form of therapy to help teach her how to find her breathing and relaxation.  This intrigues me very much and I feel it deserves it’s own future blog post, stay tuned.

-Meditate, put pain at the back of your mind instead of forefront.

-Food can aggravate Fibromyalgia, my mom finds that wine, chocolate, fats and gluten among other things can lead to a flare up and what our family calls an “episode”.

-It’s really important for your family and friends to understand Fibromyalgia.  Ask your loved ones to research it, and share with them your condition, successes, frustrations, and outline how they can help, chances are they want to help and they can only do this if you make yourself VULNERABLE and communicate.  You are not a failure with revealing the truth. Please no guilt with this.

-Mom wants to communicate that they used to think Fibro was a form of arthritis, now they are leaning towards “heywire nerves”.

Mom

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“KIND” OF FUNNY… ISN’T IT?

10 Sep

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IF YOU WANT TO LOOK & FEEL YOUR BEST – I HAVE A MESSAGE FOR YOU

3 Sep

AS A MESSENGER OF HEALTH & WELLNESS I’M HONORED & EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT MGP CLOTHING HAS FEATURED ME AS ONE OF THEIR MESSENGERS FOR THEIR FALL COLLECTION.

CLICK THE LINK TO VIEW MY VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2n1YggRBF9M&feature=c4-overview&list=UUeUgBHViatoV4xVFcze1JXA

 

 

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LISTEN TO FIT AND FABULOUS ON THE JOINT STUDIOS RADIO. WE TALK SEX, GUNS AND MADAM SUSAN AUSTIN!

3 Aug

We had the “pleasure” of being on Madam Susan Austin‘s weekly talk show on Joint Studio‘s radio. She runs the world famous brothel The Mustang Ranch in Nevada and appeared in the reality show The Mustang Ranch, A Labor of Love. Listen to us talk about everything from orgasims and beauty to fitness and fornicating  (square beware!). Just click the link below to get an ear full, we are #8 that aired on 8-02-13!

https://www.thejointstudios.com/shows/sex-guns-and-madam-susan-austin/

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“The Right to Childhood” Should be Protected.

25 Jul

ART

This piece of art really affected me.

THE UNTOUCHABLES

Erik Ravelo / F A B R I C A 2012

Creative Direction and Concept: Erik Ravelo

Photo: Erik Ravelo / Enrrico Bossan

Post production: Erik Ravelo

The Right to Childhood

Should be Protected.

Images and concept protected by the law

2012 F A B R I C A.

RIDE INTO 2014 WITH ME (MAN & MACHINE 2014 CALENDAR IS OUT)

18 Jul

Hope you enjoy the month of “JULY” and the cover of this upcoming year’s “MAN AND MACHINE” 2014 calendar.  TRUST ME, I’m in good company here, check out the other models, it’s going to be a HOT 2014 year! For a limited time these calendars are available under the “SHOP” link on my website (see below) and will be personally autographed and shipped to you directly.

I’m grateful to be put on the cover. These calendars have featured the names and careers of some of the most well known fitness professionals including the one and only “FABIO”.

Click here to order

http://www.craigramsayfitness.com/#!SHOP/cp68

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