A little bit about me

All my life I wondered why my life turned out ok despite certain childhood awakenings.

What was it about me that made me able to cope, when a person with similar experiences choses suicide instead?

The best way for me to describe my early childhood is one of an adult awareness hidden inside a quiet and easy going child.

My mum has told me that as a little girl, if I did something wrong and was sent to my room for “punishment” she would find me hours later playing quietly and contentedly in my own space without any concern about being entertained externally.

As an adult, I have often gone for long drives with no radio or noise on and done work on myself internally. I suppose that may have been what I was doing as a child!

My family unit was far from traditional, I was born in Toronto, Canada in 1972 to an Australian mother who had met and married a much older Canadian man who was playing guitar at the Bourbon and Beefsteak Restaurant Bar in Kings Cross, Sydney.

They married soon after meeting and boarded a cargo ship for an 8 week journey to a new life in Canada. My mum was born and grew up in Perth, Western Australia and had been travelling in Sydney as a somewhat naïve 18 year old.

Once in Canada she found her new life to be quite a lonely one, as her new husband David worked on the trucking lines and was gone for long stretches of time leaving her in a remote area on her own. After discovering she was pregnant with me, she also found out that David had been untruthful on the marriage certificate in Australia and had falsely stated that he was single never married when in fact he was still married and separated from a wife and 2 children in Las Vegas.

When I was 18 months old, my mum met a Jamaican man by the name of Stan who would become my stepfather and a big part of my life from then onwards, and on New Year’s Eve, 1976 my sister Kim was born.

Our parents were very social and used to go to and host parties often, the life we had around us as kids was cultural and dynamic. An Australian mum and Jamaican dad raising 2 daughters in Canada in the 70’s at a time when mixed race families were still looked at sideways made for a slightly broader view of the world in general.

When I was six, a neighborhood teenager named Rob started babysitting my sister and I when my parents were attending parties that kids were not invited to. For some reason no warning bells went off in those around me, and a massive awareness shift was allowed to take place.

My memories are spotty with a few very vivid recalls that I can still today see when I go there with my mind. Four separate occasions stand out clearly in my memory and will likely stay with me for the rest of my life. How they affect my life is entirely up to me and I have brought into my life mentors who have helped to provide the tools that have been helpful in making sense of my history.

The biggest thing I have learned from my life is that I always have had the tools built in to process and deal with and love myself and my life, I always KNEW in my heart that hating myself was not the answer, that regrets of experiences was not the answer.

I sought out fictional story books  that I somehow drew strength from and at around 12 years old I read my first personal development book; See You at the Top by Zig Ziglar, followed not too far behind by The Wealthy Barber by David Chilton and The Seat of the Soul: Inspiring Vision of Humanity’s Spiritual Destiny by Gary Zukav. I feel these books provided a solid foundation for me to find my feet on, and they are likely at the root of my first knowledge of being an entrepreneur.

Today, I find myself extremely driven towards a goal that has been simmering for 14 years, perhaps longer, but it came into my awareness when I moved from Canada to Australia in 1998.

When I see stories of young suicide, I think many things. Part of me honors their soul journey and understands that their action of suicide was perhaps part of a higher soul journey that was going to affect human emotions regards of when it was learned.

Perhaps we all have a suicide in our souls’ past or future that we do not know exists, perhaps not, I have no idea. But regardless of how logical and rational that sounds, hearing or reading or knowing of a young life gone by their own hands, always brings tears of pain, helplessness and at the same time a frustrated knowing that I have within me some means to contribute to a solution.

I have a vision in my head that is becoming reality.

There are huge amounts of funding dollars sitting in various funds waiting for someone to come up with the ideas and to have a plan of implementing action.

I have no need in me to rescue teens from themselves, our paths are each our own.

It is my mission and inspired vision to provide a place of safety, empowerment, learning and creating, for those whose path it is to cross with mine.

September Triathalon Challenge -RESULTS

weight loss journey in progress
10km Fremantle Run

Gary aka NoMoreMrFatGuy(photo above)completed the challenge with a combined time of 2hrs 36mins… not too shabby at all considering where Gary has come from!

Be sure to follow Gary’s inspiring journey by clicking HERE

 

True to his highly competitive spirit; Nathan, a local rising footy star, completed a slightly modified challenge in order to not interfere with his regular training structures, smashing it out as a 5k run, 5k row, 5k run, 5k row and topped it off with a 10k cycle, completing the full challenge in 1hr 53min

 

10km Cycle + 10km Run + 10km Rowing Machine

Congratulations to both of you who completed the challenge!!!


The Demartini Method®

In July 2011, I went to Melbourne and attended my first Breakthrough Experience weekend with Dr John Demartini and a group of around 120 other ordinary people like myself. Little did we all know how the world as we percieved it was about to be rocked to the core.

In the year since I first attended, my life has become stable within its chaos. Despite an incredible amount of upheaval and change in my life has been a source of wonderous observation instead of the usual hair pulling out temper tantrum mess that it might have been before my perspective shifting weekend.

I now have a tool available for use at any time in any situation. I have no excuse reason or need to become upset about anything, because I instantly see more sides than my own. It is hard to get angry when you have the means to understand.

This is knowlege I have always understood and lived by, and I now have a set process that works everytime.

This process is The Demartini Method®;

The Tool with 1000 Uses for Enhancing Your Life …

The Demartini Method® is a breakthrough discovery and cutting edge personal transformation methodology which results in a new perspective and paradigm in thinking and feeling. Developed by Dr. John Demartini, it is the culmination of more than 36 years of research and studies in numerous disciplines including physics, philosophy, theology, metaphysics, psychology, astronomy, mathematics, neurology and physiology. The Demartini Method is: • A systematic pre-determined series of mental questions directed toward the objective of assisting an individual to feel present, certainty and gratitude. • A procedure that neutralizes an individual’s emotional charges, balances his or her mental and physical reactions, opens his or her heart and clears his or her mind. • A continuous thinking process and writing action repeated over a course of time that results in a resolution of dis-equilibrated perceptions. • A reproducible science enabling individuals to discover the underlying order governing their apparent daily chaos. The Demartini Method is the most powerful, effective and efficient methodology in personal transformation. It is an effective means of transforming any form of stress or conflict. The Demartini Method is now being used in over 58 countries throughout the world. Millions of individuals have now heard of this stress reducing, conflict resolving method. It is presently being introduced to psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, health professionals, prison workers, police, business executives, financial specialists, film producers, actors, politicians, and U.N. delegates.

September 2012 Week # 1 Workout – Full Body

Full body-1hr session

Warm Up Round         1k each cycle, row, jog

Body Weight Round  20 reps each- squats, pushups, dips, biceps, lunges

Cardio                             1k pick row,run,or cross trainer

Machines                       20 reps machines- leg press, chest press, lat pull down, seated row, cable tricep pull downs & biceps curls

Cardio                             1k run row or cross train

Abs/Core                       20x crunches, twists, bicycle legs + 1min plank. Repeat Abs 2/3 times

Stretch and then go enjoy your day!

Post here if you took part, and where you did it!

No More Mr Fat Guy- Journal Catch Up

ch..ch..changes
by Gary Wilmot
May 7th, 2012
What is it about change that makes it something that is loved by few, embraced by some, and viewed with distrust by the majority?

While out of the scope of this article, I think it boils down to fear of (leaping into) the unknown, and bad experience. No matter how many times people say “embrace change”, we’ve all experienced change that has been bad…

In the context of my efforts to lose weight and become healthier, it’s all been about change; a few big changes, a heap of tiny changes and subsequent experience of changes within myself, both physically and mentally.

making change a familiar activity
As mentioned previously, Britt has actively promoted the idea of “add something, remove something and set a goal”. In the early days this was relatively easy to accomplish, mainly because there was so much that needed attention.

As the weeks and months have gone by I have found it increasingly difficult to find things to change (I’ve been walking regularly, drinking plenty of water, hitting targets on rowing times, have dropped sugar from the few teas and coffees I still consume, eating healthily etc.) What has happened instead is I’ve noticed goals and changes just sort of creeping in by themselves. The habit and practice of change has established itself, so I no longer have to seek out things to change on a regular basis.

Just to give a recent example – my gym sessions have grown longer and so it is becoming increasingly difficult to get up, go the gym, catch a bus early enough to fit in the riverside walk and still be able to leave the office just before 3pm..

So without really thinking I’ve effectively removed the riverside walk, added an extended lunchtime walk and have now set a goal of including a climb up Jacob’s Ladder as part of that lunchtime routine!

physical changes
I think it’s fair to say that there’s very clear visible progress now. The most recent set of photos show my back starting to form a clear V shape, the belly is shrinking, the “dimples” on my back are fading away and the face is getting thinner.

People are commenting how much healthier I am looking as well, which is fantastic feedback. I do point out though that there’s still 25kg or more to go. I can’t let compliments make me too complacent!

In the very near future, I’m going to have to have to clear out a few things that are getting too big to wear. I wil also need to invest in some new trousers, jeans, shorts and boxer shorts… I won’t go to extremes, firstly because I’m not one for having an extensive wardrobe anyway, but also because I plan for these new clothes to become too big themselves, over the course of the next few months!

improvements in fitness
A quick glance at the Daily Journal should be enough to realise just how much progress has been made on this front!

Back at the end of January I wrote an entry that went something like “Really pleased, managed to get up at 5am and went for a 20 minute walk”.

This was a MAJOR step, and in all honesty the most important one. It also represented the limits of my health and fitness at that time. I could cope with a 20 minute walk, but turn that into a half day of walking (at a show, shopping etc.) or a day working in the garden, then I’d probably spend the next day or so recovering. Quite often, if there was a lot of exertion involved, I would wind up getting a cold or some viral thing or other.

Fast forward to a typical day right now: Up at some point between 3am and 4am, down the gym for just over an hour, bus to work, mid-morning walk that includes going down and up the office stairs, lunchtime walk that now includes a walk up Jacob’s Ladder (and down and up the office stairs) and recovering fully by the following day…

I recently rowed 5km in one go, regularly leg press with a full stack (100kg), have gone from doing 10 knee pushups to doing up to 80 full pushups in an hour session.

If , back in January, you had shown me what I do today, and was told that was what I was aiming for – in all honesty I would have told you that you’re being unreasonable, and would have probably given up then and there.

The gap between then and now is huge, the steps and changes to create that gap have been tiny!

mindset changes
Despite changes in outward appearance being obvious and rewarding, the big win during this process has been the mental changes. I know they always push that line on shows like The Biggest Loser, and it can sometimes sound like a cliche – the thing is it’s true!

Underpinning all the successes and achievments to date has been the development of an appropriate mindset. In all honesty I think this part was made relatviely painless because I was ready for the lifestyle changes and had already committed to those changes internally.

That said, on a number of occasions it would have been easy to give up, walk away and write the experience off yet again. The huge difference this time around has been my level of accountability. Putting my daily journal online (and visible to literally anyone) has played a major role in keeping me on track.

Before the mindset changes had firmly established, I had the entire Internet as my conscience. Now I’m not saying tht in order to succeed, you will need to put yourself out there quite so publicly. Just don’t keep it to yourself, confide in a few friends and family, and let them keep you accountable until your attitudes have genuinely changed.

Even now I get “bad” days, but every time I get over one of these speed bumps, I grow stronger mentally.

So, if you’re sat there thinking “I really ought to do something about…” my advice is:

Do it.
Do it now, and,
Embrace change!

Easter Weekend Musings!

Easter is a time of death and rebirth.
I have been approaching my business venture from the wrong direction and as a result it is failing.
I now understand why.
What I offer people is not just fitness, it is a new way of looking at life and the world and a pathway to understanding and honoring our own magnificence.
Walkabout Wellness is about empowering people to believe in themselves and in others, and to enable them to know without a doubt that they CAN do anything they want to do.
The magic happens when you honor yourself and that is not something that normal fitness centers provide.
I allowed someone to shift the focus of the sessions shortly after we moved into the Malaga location.
Not realizing it at the time that it happened meant that I allowed it to become “just a fitness center” and allowed myself to become the disinterested instructor you would find at any old fitness center.
What I am offering is NOT just fitness, the exercise is a tool only.
So… what is it that Walkabout Wellness does offer?
Are you interested in learning about your body and why it gets stressed and sick?
Are you interested in feeling better about yourself and where you are in life?
Do you live with stress that you can’t seem to shake?
Do you want to learn how to make sure you get your results regardless of people around you?
Walkabout Wellness offers guaranteed results if you apply the methods provided.

Email Britt for more information or to book a consultation

walkaboutwellness@gmail.com