Journey to Health Collab: Week Six

“How Do I handle negative talk directed towards me?”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P391V2Ai814&t=1s

 

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Multiple Personality (Mental Health Awareness)

Thursday is mental health awareness on my blog.

I make it known to you the different kinds of mental health conditions and illnesses that may be overlooked, looked down upon & hope it gives you some insight – if not insight, then some interest in wanting to do your own research. I have always said and will continue to say, I am all for keeping a mental balance, one that is just as important as your physical attributes if not more important. Today’s topic of choice is “Multiple personality”, many of you may have studied this, or perhaps deal with this condition, and myself, has worked with individuals first hand who have this condition and many others. I might not understand 100 percent everything that comes with this, but having learned from watching, from textbooks and online research, I have learned quite a bit. My hope is that my viewers (you) will come forth and share what you know with me and my readers because I always appreciate more information that is current or will help people to understand. 

 

What is ‘Multiple Personality”

Another word for this is “Dissociative Identity Disorder” –

When two or more identities, or personality states are present in and alternatively taking control of an individual. 

 
  • Some individuals can have two and others can have 30.. it all ranges. 

Characterized by a fragmentation, or splintering, of identity rather than by proliferation, or growth of separate identities” PsychologyToday

  • “Certain circumstances can cause or stressors can cause a particular identity to emerge, and the various identities may deny knowledge of one another, be critical of one another or in conflict with one another” psychologytoday

Symptoms:

  • memory loss of specific times, people and events
  • possible out of body experiences
  • depression, anxiety and thoughts of suicide
  • detachment from your emotions
  • lack of sense of self identity

Causes:

  • No definite answer but said to have come from trauma (sexual or physical abuse) – developing a way to deal with the trauma
  • combat and natural disasters can cause DID as well

Treatment:

  • Psychotherapies 
  • medications – none of which treat the disorder but can help treat the mental health conditions (depression, anxiety, etc) 

With proper treatment of this disorder, it is said that many can improve their ability to function in their occupation and personal lives. 

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo

Fitness/health Advice Podcast #3

Quality of life

https://soundcloud.com/shay-lonfitnesswonderwoman-moss-fitness-wonderwoman/fitness-health-advice-3

Journey To Health: Week Two

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw2xaXFbZZk

This week we answer the question: What has been our biggest accomplishment in our personal journey?

Podcast: Fitness Inspiration/Motivation #2

“Expect to Lose”

https://soundcloud.com/shay-lonfitnesswonderwoman-moss-fitness-wonderwoman/fitness-motivation-inspiration

 

Why I Chose Exercise Science/Personal Training

The Truth Is..

For some of you, you may not be able to get to the About me Section of my blog and that is perfectly okay because it probably needs updated anyways. I decided to make a more personalized post today since I have been connecting with so many other bloggers who are personal trainers, or health coaches. I love the reasons why people have chosen this profession and i even love the ones who started in this profession but have moved on to something more like nursing or physical therapy and occupational therapy, among other occupations. I think no matter what, you all have chosen to do that profession because you enjoy it – at least I hope so and hope that you if you don’t enjoy it, you find something you do enjoy. 

 

I found that my passion lies with fitness, lies with wanting to be a personal trainer and making the most of it with what I have learned and experiences. I  started off as physical therapy student (which I loved, btw) but soon changed my degree to exercise science and never regretted it yet, although sometimes I was in question about it. For some people, they think of this degree as a dead end, a no go, a pointless achievement but for me, it means I have the power to change someone’s life in a way that is transforming them into better people physically and hopefully building them up mentally as well. Now for starters, this doesn’t mean that I might not go back to school for something more or different if I need to, or decide that I want a change of scenery or if I want a profession that has more benefits, etc – this just means for the time being, personal training is my highest goal. I know this job is hard because most trainers are working part time and having to build a client list while carrying another job and I realize this job can be tiring because you are having to work around a client’s schedule that may be really early in the morning or really late at night but in order to keep them as a client and build rapport, you do it no matter. 

 

In my mind I know this is something I want to do and love watching other trainers with their clients. I want to make a career of this, but I also have given thought about becoming a strength and conditioning coach or perhaps going back to school and going for physical therapy again..and those are ALL things I can do at any point in my life If I choose to. I want to be a personal trainer because I feel as though I have come a long way in myself and I have seen changes that happened gradually and I want to see those changes in others; and if this sounds about right, let me add that I also want to be a personal trainer because I want to be a fitness mogul – someone who isn’t just a person in the world training people but a person who has taken their training to new heights, traveled, well versed with other trainers and professionals in the field, someone who has a general audience they train but specializes in something that makes them stand out among the crowd, someone who has an app that people use because they know it will benefit them, someone who does public speaking/motivational speeches because people love what I have to say and want support, I want a book that I publish; maybe even a series that gives not only the fitness aspect of my life but my development as a person and where my obstacles lie. I want to be able to network with people – nutritionist, doctors, sports medicine professionals, coaches, etc in order to make the best of my job and deliver the best part of me. I have no idea if any of this is possible and if it is, I want it and if it isn’t, well shit I will try anyways. 

 

Being a personal trainer isn’t about looking good, or being strong  – to me, it goes above and beyond that, it is about dedicating your life to making sure that every client feels like they achieved something – achieved something that made them feel better about themselves and their capabilities. I never want a client to feel inferior next to me, I want them to feel like they are my teammate and we both have to do this together if we want to be successful. When I think of everything I hope to do as a personal trainer, I want it to mean something. To some of you this is crazy, impossible, maybe even shocking, and potentially a dream that might never happen – but this is why I chose to graduate in exercise science and why I want to be a personal trainer, this is what I believe in. 

 

P.S for all those who are trainers – feel free to let me know the pros and cons of being a personal trainer, let me know why you chose this occupation, let me know what you think about the fitness industry, let me know if you were a trainer and went on to something more and why you did so, let me know what you think of my reasons, let me know if you prefer working in a gym or being an independent trainer,  tell me everything you know and have learned working as personal trainer. Did you have dreams of training celebs? Do you feel like personal trainers get paid well? Do you feel like it is a growing job choice or dying occupation? do you think exercise science is a dead zone degree? Name other jobs you can get with an exercise science degree, I want to know everything you are willing to share and please feel free to connect with me through social media or email. I love being able to speak with all of you.

 

Thanks for reading, feel free to share, like, comment, and follow me. 

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo

Getting to know you: Blogger Q and A Tag

gertting-to-know-me-tag

I might have stolen your idea PoojaG to use this same gif, but I think I should be allowed because we have been blog buddies for a long time now and you gave me more work to do by tagging me in this post (which I am happy you did). Thank you dear friend. Check out my friends blog page, she is way cooler than me and has way more post that will get you feeling good and put a smile on your face. 

Also thank you inkgirlandwords for creating this tag! 

Rules:

•Answer the questions down below
•Credit the creator of  the tag
•Nominate as many blogger as you want, it has to be 5+ though

How long have you been blogging? Since Dec. 2015

Do you enjoy doing tags? Only on Tuesday’s, and what do you know, it is Tuesday! lmfao

Do you follow the blogs that follow you? Normally yes, but not always because I don’t always like other people’s blogs and so I am not going to follow just to follow if I don’t plan on reading them. I am a keep it real kind of person.

Describe your blog in 5 words? Informative, Interesting, supportive, motivating, inspirational. 

How many posts have you made on your blog? (Not counting this tag) I believe 556 or so.. 

On a scale of 1-10 how much do you enjoy blogging? 10. 

Post some links to blogs you enjoy reading: Do I have to? lol jk. 

Bella

Chape

Ty

PoojaG

Ashley

Arlene

naturalbodybuilder

lynne

Tikeetha T

bgddyjim

Writing or reading blog posts? Writing. 

My Nominees Are:

bgddyjim

middleme

beafreee

Rachel Goins

thenutritiousnoodle

For more tags, click Here

Feel free to share, like, comment and follow.

 

Liebster award #100?

 award

Fine, okay this is the 100th, but let me be honest by saying I have a lot of these and love them all for different reasons, mostly because I nominate new people, I answer new questions and of course I feel as though it is a honor when people nominate me, such as my friend over at James J. Cudney , I appreciate your taking the time to nominate me as a blogger for this award and congrats on your nomination as well. I welcome all those to follow him, he is a great writer with tons of blog potential and very supportive. 

 

The Rules for the Liebster Award:

  1. Acknowledge the blog that nominated you and display the award
  2. Give 11 random facts about yourself
  3. Nominate 11 blogs
  4. Notify them of the nomination
  5. Give them 11 questions to answer

Facts about me:

  1. I was born cool, but don’t get too excited because I don’t hang with the cool kids. lol
  2. I have this grand idea on being a fitness mogul. 
  3. I am 5’8
  4. I wish I knew how to play the piano and guitar
  5. I did show choir and choir for about 4-5 years 
  6. I used to think I would either be a choregrapher or singer growing up
  7. I prefer to doggie paddle when swimming, lol
  8. Favorite color is blue
  9. My mom ruined Christmas for me when she told me there is no Santa, lol (she admitted that she bought the gifts)
  10. Never been married,  and don’t have any kids. 
  11. I have used dating sites before and so we might have talked on some, lol don’t hold me to it but if you did find me on one, just know I put a lot of effort in my bios; currently not using the sites, as I am working on my relationship. 

Question for me to asnwer: ( I hope these aren’t hard) lol

  1. Which body part would you exchange if you could? Oh goodness, this is an interesting question, I would probably say my eyes, I want pretty eyes and good vision. lol
  2. How often do you brush your teeth? Honestly, and if you try to lie, your teeth will turn yellow on the spot based on the dust I sent with this post. Woah, I am kind of scared to answer this question now. Hmm. I brush them at least once daily but working on increasing it to twice daily. 
  3. If you could inhabit someone else’s body for a day, who would it be? Wow! I have never even thought about this. Honestly, I don’t know. I mean, maybe I would hop in a man’s body and see what it is like to … hahaha .. we will leave it there. 
  4. If you could have someone else’s personality and intelligence, who would it be? I like my own personality, I am a cool kid remember? I would say, I want a smart person’s intelligence. 
  5. Where are you taking me to dinner tomorrow night? Or if that’s not gonna work for you, what gift are you sending in lieu of canceling last minute on me? Seems appropriate. Well see I was going to take you to dinner but then plans came up and here we are, so the gift I give for my last minute cancellation is my friendship 😀
  6. Have you ever tried to count the licks to get to the center of the Tootsie Roll Pop? No. 
  7. Did I share too much above? If yes, which item. If not, you’re my new best friend. Nope, I think the more the merrier. 
  8. If you could hide in someone’s pocket for a day just to see what they really do when you’re not around, who would it be? Haha! this is hilarious. Um, good question. I think I will have to come back to this one another day. 
  9. If you have an entire cake to yourself, and you know for certain that no one else will eat it nor see you eat it, would you still cut it up and serve it on a plate? Or would you dig in with a shovel? (Assume nothing bad happens to your body as a result of consuming said healthy cake) I would still cut it up and serve on a plate but I don’t like cake. lol. Well I will eat white cake or yellow cake but not chocolate cake.
  10. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when I say “bite me” ? Good or bad, let it rip. Um the first thing that came to mind was.. how hard? lol jk I need to behave myself before some reports me to the blogger cops. lol
  11. Have you met Liebster? If Yes, please describe. If No, please contribute $25 to the charity of your choice in order to successfully have completed this easy and fun quiz. Failure to do so results in an automatic replication of 10 more quizzes a day from me to you as a loving gesture of support. I have not met Liebster but I have met his sibling Biebster, lol they look quite a like might I add but Biebster is so much more fun! 

I would like for ALL MY NOMINEES to answer the same questions! because they were fun and because I am lazy, lol 

My Nominees:

  1. PoojaG
  2. Ty
  3. Lacey
  4. Ashley
  5. wheremysoulsleeps
  6. freeyourself
  7. rhodes2nutrition
  8. Mer
  9. Heidi
  10. Dave gardner
  11. Explore Life

Hope all of you enjoy getting to know me as your blogger, and enjoy my questions and answers!

For more awards, click here

Be sure to leave comments, likes, follow, and share if ya want to! 

Fitness Wonderwoman,

Shay-lon xo

 

 

 

The Unique Blogger Award

Thank you dear friend PoojaG for nominating me for this particular blogger award. I apologize ahead of time for being late in posting this – but I have been MIA and didn’t know when I would be returning until I had things figured out. I appreciate your patience and friendship during all of this. I enjoyed your post and congrats on being nominated as well for this award! I am so happy for you and all that you have written since following your blog and hope it continues to flourish! 😀 please feel free to check out her blog page, it is full of inspiration! 

The rules:
  • Share the link to the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 15 people and notify them.
  • Ask them three questions.

1.What (or who) inspired you to get into blogging? Well for starters it was my college professor at the time who mentioned blogging to me. 

2. Describe your ideal three-course meal? Honestly this can shift depending on my mood and what sounds good at the time. For now, I would say four tacos, some mexican rice, and refried beans 🙂 Yum!

3. Would you consider naming any future children after fictional characters, if so which characters? Well considering I don’t plan on having children anytime soon .. I don’t know but if it should happen, it wouldn’t be a horrible idea. 

My Nominees Are:

https://onebigstressball.wordpress.com/

natalie

https://sharonmadonna.wordpress.com/

betchadidntknowthis

https://lifeofamedschoolwife.com/

https://niccimcshane.com/

https://hisperfecttiming.blog/

https://www.jessekerema.com/

https://lexieanimetravel.wordpress.com/

https://nadiahsrodanandfields.com/

https://athomaspointofview.com/

https://gypsybus28.com/

https://ochonia.wordpress.com/

https://for-fitness-sake.com/

https://secretartexpedition.wordpress.com/

Answer the same three questions! Thank you!

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon