<<...Previous Entry   22 March 2016 “Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” ― Bruce Lee It’s been 6 days since my last entry. If the Inboxes and Whatsapps I have received are anything to go by, I am pretty sure that I last left you most likely feeling some sort of pity for me. Firstly to all of those who contacted me, whether we know each other personally or not, YOU are appreciated! ...

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<<...Previous Entry...NextEntry...>> (Written 16 March 2016) I keep asking myself this question. Over and over! Once again I am presented with uncertainty. For the last 12 years since the day I broke my neck everything has been geared towards recovery and getting back in to decent enough condition to live a more active life and compete. Not once in the last 12 years did I lose sight of the vision of myself on a bodybuilding stage in fucking great condition! Not once did I think I can’t do this. Yes there may have been times that I have found things hard and been in absolute pain, but I always told myself “Keep the end game in mind Dubs”. I visualized myself constantly on stage knowing that my thoughts would become things if I just keep focused. I think from the tone of this you may already have an idea of what this is all ...

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This is a question, I think, that those who exude extreme levels of discipline, determination, passion and ambition often get asked; be it a successful businessman, sportsman, artist or bodybuilder. Is it success we are chasing? Is it pure passion? Is it the need to prove ourselves? Ego perhaps? I am writing this blog from a VERY personal perspective, so excuse me if I go all cheesy and deep on you. For me personally, there are so many factors, experiences, life happenings and even future dreams that drive me on a daily basis. From having a not so easy childhood, moving schools and cities a dozen times, my mother having an aneurysm when I was at the tender age of 10, being bullied and teased constantly in school, to my mother and grandmother passing away in a house fire on the same day; all of these experiences, and many more, have ...

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<<...Previous Entry...NextEntry...>>   New Year!!! New…Me??? Naaaah just a better me! Well it’s been quite a December for me I have to say. My “holiday” was spent getting a surprise phone call from our real estate agent telling us our transfer for the house we purchased had gone through even though we only lodged it like 10 days ago (that was on the 16th December 2015). So at that point I had just started prep and we had to move house in a hurry. Fortunately I have an amazing wife who while I was still at work and working out would pack up the house, handle my daughter and still get all her 3 magazines to print by the end of 2015. So as if prepping was not hard enough, in the evenings after work we would move house, trying to get it all done by Christmas so we could have our traditional family ...

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