December 2017 is when we found out Isaiah has cerebral palsy. It’s been one tough year.. from going to many different appointments, getting different tests done to dealing with negativity from people in public & family as well. Even though I cried my eyes out many times for all those bad moments, I also cried of joy. We didn’t know when Z was going to be able to do all the things kids accomplish by his age... or if he’d ever even be able to do it. A year later, December 2018, he’s accomplished crawling on all fours, grabbing things with both hands, climbing on furniture, walking, and even speed walking, little things like lifting his left leg as well when I’m changing him. I’m so proud of him, Evian as well for being such a great big brother. 💚 #cerebralpalsy #cerebralpalsymom #cpmom #dontstopbelieving #dontstopfighting #keepgoing #cerebralpalsyawareness
This child is SO excited to be an ambassador for the #IAMABLE
campaign. I can’t wait for him to get to feeling better so we can get his story and his picture in it saying it loud and proud because he IS able of so many things. The sky is the limit ❤️
campaign is a digital portrait gallery sharing the lived experience of people with disabilities. Inspired by the stories of regular people overcoming the can’t- and won’t-dos attached much too quickly to their diagnostic label, the #iamable
campaign was started by Australian organization @ablefinder
in partnership with Remarkable to smash stereotypes and start a new dialogue around disability. The campaign encourages workplaces, schools, and businesses to download and share the #iamable
digital portrait gallery and start a conversation about the stereotypes around people with disability."
@ablefinder #autism #cerebralpalsy #believe #trailblazer #inspiration #determination #neverstop #disABILITY #strong #unique #autismmom #autismlife #dreambig #neversaynever
Elin's teacher apologised for casting her in exactly the same role as last year but as I said, there's tinsel where she can see it, she's practically wearing a crinkly fire blanket and people are singing so she's a very happy angel indeed.
Alice however made it very clear, when we got home, that when it's her turn to act in a nativity, nothing but the lead role will do.
#cerebralpalsy #specialneedssiblings #specialneedsparent
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I am beyond chuffed with how amazing our little Aquastars family is. We had this through the post over the weekend and it’s come at such a perfect time. We have just completed our second Swimathon which has been just as successful as the first. Since opening our doors just 20 months ago we have raised £5,715.88 for 3 different charities. I am so proud that all of this started as a tiny little idea and is now the best thing that has happened. You should all be so proud to be making even the smallest difference to other people’s lives 🐬⭐️💙 We are more than just a swim school. #noahsarkchildrenshospital @noahsarkcharity @mnd_aware #motorneuronedisease #cerebralpalsy #nystagmus #dystoniaawareness
A group hug for Ethan while he leaves us a little bit early 🤗 Good luck, buddy, we’re all rooting for you and we can’t wait for you to come back!
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is not just a hashtag I put at the end of most of my social media posts. For me it’s a way of life. I struggle more than most on a daily basis. That does not mean that I can’t do the best I can to live my best life. I’m blessed beyond belief to be alive. I’m blessed to have friends and family that love me and will support me no matter what I do. I’m just trying to spread positive energy into the world by telling my story and I hope I can change at least one persons perspective with the things I put on social media that’s my goal. I’m just going to squeeze everything I can out of life I can because you aren’t promised tomorrow and I don’t want to be on my death bed with regret thinking I should done more. #noregrets #regret #cerebralpalsy #wheelchairlife #disabledlife #mondaymotivation #wheelchairuser #motivation #motivationalspeaker
Starting the week with Positive vibes and hitting the mats 🏋🏻♂️
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. Truly try and change a negative thought into a positive and you’ll see how quickly your mood/day changes 🤗
Have a positively happy Monday 😉
This exercise took a fair bit of modifying to get going, and we are still not there yet. Like a modified, toddlers version of a Romanian deadlift;
It takes a few reps here to get closer to correct form. The aim is to keep the legs straight, and bring the backside out while leaning forwards, all while keeping the shoulders together.
Too much to think about here, so my brain and body kind of short circuit. Naturally as I go down, I want to bend my knees. But if I don’t keep them straight, there is no tension on the hamstrings or backside which is the whole point.
First few reps, my legs are straight, however my shoulders are quite rounded.
In the middle here, you can see I come close to correct form.
Then, my legs kind of buckle and start to bend in the last few.
Not visible here, I actually have a small weight under my left foot, putting my left leg under more pressure to fire evenly with the right - without it, there wasn’t much engagement. The TRX band around my waist just gives me that bit of stability and security when there is so much to think about
Throwing it back to my only ever heavy single on the bench with 75kg weighing 67.5kg.
Definitely more room in the tank there, looking at how quick the bar moved.
The thing is I know I can progress simply by correcting the set up so I can exert weight through both legs, offering both increased stability and power, that alone can probably add 5kg.
Once I correct technique I’m confident 100kg will be within reach.
Like I said in my previous post I want 120kg by the end of 2019 at a bodyweight of under 60kg. I’d be more then pleased with a double bodyweight bench.
Big ask but when I want something I’ll give my all until I’ve got nothing left.