The bad side of being good to handle pain.

Since I was a kid I´ve always liked to climb up at things, jump around, be training, biking and moving the body. It was natural that I fell inlove with differet kind of sports. During my childhood, when I still was young and “without knowledge” about the body I did everything my body handled to do- I was natural flexible and not so scared to try new things. That is really cool and positive!


But what is the negative part of this? Yes, I didn´t had builded up muscles enough to support my flexibility and to put the body in different more “extreme” acrobatic poses etc. This led to a few injuries, broken feet, thumbs, twisted bodyparts and so on. Not so fun, no. Today I am a lot smarter and know my limits and have a lot of knowledge about how to do and how to NOT do. 😉 But to come back to the subject of this post:

In the beginning of all the injuries I was crying and pain like a pig! Even the smallest, tiniest injury was big for me. But one injury after the other I started to “control” myself and get used by the pains.


For example: I broken my thumb but I didn´t went to the doctor until two weeks later. Of course I was in a lot of pain but the pain was something “normal” for me and I thought it was just twisted or something. Or when I had an broken foot but walked on it for a month before I realize it was really bad… And even if I go directly to the hospital when a injury happened I am just talking in a normal tone to the doctor: “Yes, this hurts a lot. I know my body and I know this one is broken and I need and X-ray. It hurts, really, really hurts!” This is how an normal conversation can be from me. I don´t cry, I don´t scream and behave like the pain is killing me.


And how does most of the doctors react? They look at the bodypart that is injured and then send me home with painkillers and “Come back if it´s not better in a week”. Most of the times I comes back and it was broken (or other bad things). They always get chocked about how calm I am even the this extreme pain. And this is good for me that I dont “die” because of the pain, that I can focus on other things.

But the bad side of being good to handle pain like this is that anyone is taking me serious until it is “to late”. And my mum always need to remind me, before I go to the hospital, that:

“Yasmin, remember now to really SHOW them how much pain you have because they wont understand you when you just TELL them how much pain you have.”


And that is sad but true- and I need to really convince them and SHOW even more how much pain I have because otherwhise they don´t take me as serious as they should. And this is the same in my daily life: when I get sick I don´t fall apart and “die” in the bed- I am trying to keep my mood up, try to smile, talk and eat good. And then people around me think that I am not so sick. And this even if I am TELLING them how sick I am/how bad I feel etc. And this can be so frustrated soooo many times for me! I don´t want anyone to feel sorry for me but at least I want people to take me serious. I am trying to really work with the communication to SPEAK to the other people but if I am not LOOKING like a caos they assume I am good.

It is so hard. I dont want to push myself to look bad if it dosn´t comes naturally. But I want the communication to be taking serious. Can anyone of you refer to this?



Helping and inspire people!


For a few days ago I got a nice answer on a mail with Visio Fitness- my inspiration- and fitness company. It has something to do with the picture above. More I wont say. 😉 And I got even one more answer for a project I will start with in August! That is sooo fun!!! I can´t say what it is about eighter. Hehe. But it has something to do with helping other people!



Today it´s a windy but warm day. I´m waiting for Tiago to come home so we can eat and then go to the gym. I love the gym here in Santarém but the only thing I am actually missing is someplace where I can climb up and do my “monkey/street-training”. Hehe.

Since I was a kid I´ve always climbed up in trees and places wherever I could try to get up in. And to hang there, be upside down, go around, lift up, jump etc – that was my best playground and it still is! = But because of the gym dosn´t have that here I think it is good because of my backinjury is not 100% yet so I think it is good it´s not there to tempts me. =P


Soon in Sweden & interview for a magazine!

Todays workout is done. And I finally found my asthma-medicine today it felt a lot better in the training than before! (Thank you Maria for finding it for me!) =)

Now it is only a few days left until we go to Sweden, mostly Stockholm, again. I´m looking forward to it. Even if I heard it has snowing again. =S I have, as always, a lot of meetings and stuff to fix when I´m there. It will be great!! So the last things need to be fixed here in Portugal before we go.


I also got an interview for a big lifestyle magasine in Sweden. That is really nice! I wont tell you yet anything about it but I´ll keep you updated how it goes, what is it and so on. The only thing I can say is that it is about to inspire others. 😉

Now it´s time to have some snickers and coffee in front of the fire (and between all the laundry and paperworks, hehe). (Thank you Eduardo for the snickers!). Dosn´t I have the best parents in law!? Maria find the medicine and he bought my favorite candy! =D


A productive day with inspiration and pepp!

Yesterday I had a really great productive day with Visio Fitness. I got a lot done and a lot of good mails responding to me. I have new ideas for the company- some is to keep on working on unofficial until it is done and the right time to share it with you. And some ideas is on their way to be official. Soon. New partners, new projects and new things but all with the same drivingforce and purpose: To inspire people to get more health, training and motivation in their lifes so they can become the best of themself in all ways!


About people getting jealous of successful & positive people

One time a couple of years ago I got to hear that a person was so annoyed about I was so positive all the time. And one time a girl didn´t like me because she thought I was so “perfect”.


Why is someone reacting with a negative feeling on something good and a positive thing and why dont like a person who is in their perspective “perfect”. First of all I can say: I AM perfect and I am NOT perfect. This is the same for all persons in the world. We are all perfect with our non-perfections. But it all come to what perspective we as a individual have when we see things and HOW we CHOOSE to do with what we see.

We all have ways and things in our lifes that other people also want to have. And they have things that I maybe want as well. So, instead of being jealous and get annoyed about someone elses success and “perfect life” we should take that focus to our selfs instead and see the others as a motivation and a inspiration. From them we can learn.

But when you push them away, getting jealous and annoyed you will never learn to get it, your will only learn how to NOT get it and instead just get negative feelings in your life. Try to get close and be happy for them and I can almost make sure that they will be happy to help you achieve your dreams as well! And if they wont- just take the good part from them, see how they do and then go back to yourself and see what qualities You have and what you can do with you quality together with the new things you learned or get motivated/inspired from the other “perfect” person.


And when, for example me, is writing statuses on my fb I mostly try to consciously focus on the positive parts of my day/thougths. Even if it is something negative/bad happened during the day I am CHOOSING to focus on the positive part. I can express the bad situation but I am trying to always compensate it with something positive in the end of the status- that make me CHOOSE to be positive but still accepting the bad situation but without let it take control over me.

It´s all about to get balance in life and to take conscious choices in all situations always. Then they will become natural choices and healthy habbits in our lifes. Never ever give up taking good choices. If you take a “bad” one – Learn from it instead of putting yourself down from it. Take that choice as well. Always.