Just a Kitten with a Lion’s Heart

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Howdy everybody!
I would just like to start off by saying happy New Year! I hope everybody had a great 2015 and got to celebrate the last day with lots of happiness. How was Christmas too? We had a Christmas lunch with some of our extended family, and I must say I got pretty spoiled! I hope everyone had a great, fun and exciting Christmas and New Year.
I apologise greatly for not blogging in such a long time, I have had some busy days recently but don’t worry because I am still The Fluro Zebra!
In 2015, I accomplished lots of my goals but never got round to taking them down from my dream board. Now though, I have taken them down, written on the back when I completed them and what it felt like, and collected them together so that when I am older I can look back. I had three already accomplished and they were: doing the tree pose on my left foot, going to school full time (woo hoo!) and walking without crutches (also woo hoo!). That’s right, I haven’t used my crutches or wheelchair for months and now I am going to school for the entire day! Another big thing about school is that I will be School Captain for 2016!!!! I felt so honoured to chosen and I think that this year will be my favourite for everything.

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My new dreams that are already up on my dream board and ready to be achieved are: 0 meds (which I am already lowering), jog 50m and go down a big water slide in our home town. These I am trying to work towards right now. With all my other dreams, some I am getting close to achieving, for example the fashion show dream. For my birthday this year I got two VIP tickets to a fashion show! I am so excited and I can’t wait for it! It is in March so it’s not too far away. Another example is going to a trampoline park dream. I have been practicing and practicing on a little trampoline so hopefully very soon I can go to that and have some fun!

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So, as you can see, no matter what challenges in life you are facing nothing can stop you achieving your dreams if you hold a determined heart, positive mind and always remember to laugh. Even though I still have CRPS, I have learnt how to manage the pain and reduce the symptoms, and I am so grateful for all my improvements. Two years ago I would never have thought that I would be a school captain, going to school full time and feeling like an actual kid again. Although this has been such a tough experience, I feel like I had it for a reason and now I am noticing all the things I have learnt. My mum always says that I am a kitten with a lion’s heart and I finally feel like I have found my roar!
FZ out!! 🙂

 

Pumping up for Life!

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Bonjour!

Lately it has been extremely tough with my terrible, painful foot. You know when you just need something to give you a little push to make what you need happen? Well, sometimes I find that making the things you absolutely hate doing a bit fun, it can help. So today my blog post is about some really pumpy songs that help me distract my brain and add a little fun to my exercises…the 12 best pump up songs that I have picked out! This is my list:

1. I am Woman – Helen Reddy (I like to sing ‘I am FZ…’🎶)

2. Pump up the Jam – Technotronic

3. Fighter – Christina Aguilera

4. Push it – Salt & Pepper

5. Survivor – Destiny’s Child

6. Roar – Katy Perry

7. Pump it – Black Eyed Peas

8. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor

9. Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin

10. Shake it Off – Taylor Swift

11. Mr. Boombastic – Shaggy

12. Firework – Katy Perry

If that doesn’t work, I like to watch inspirational stories and I found this one about a pretty special man…

That guy is very amazing. I hope I can get back up from my horrible fall with Lexie Leftie just like he did!

Something else that helps me stay happy and confident through each day are these very true words from Audrey Hepburn. She is one of my inspirations.

I believe that a mix of determination, awesome music, an inspirational video and a beautiful quote of someone that you look up to, can keep you going through the day with a smile on your face and help you achieve miracles!

What is your favourite pumpy song?

FZ out!! 🙂

Driving Through Life on Your Motto-cycle

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Howdy peeps!

What is your motto? In today’s post I would like to talk about life mottos. When I think a bit negatively and don’t know if I can achieve my goals, I like to come up with a motto to keep telling myself throughout the year. What I do is I think hard of one to suit me for the rest of the year and then I have little everyday ones. My main motto this year is ‘Make It Happen’. I came up with it because I bought a diary that said Make It Happen on the cover. My motto has changed me from being a victim to being a warrior of my condition. I always hope that things will happen positively. I believe that the only way that this will happen is if I make it happen. I am a lucky person but it takes a little work to turn your good luck into personal achievements. It takes confidence, determination, persistence and of course some blood, sweat and tears. CRPS won’t be holding me back!

So if you think really hard, what do you want to say to yourself in those tough times? What do you want to say to yourself when you are feeling sad or weak? Sometimes just telling yourself you can do it makes you power through the situation. I know that thinking positively helps me be determined.

If you want to keep moving confidently through life and not feel like you can’t achieve something, I recommend thinking of a powerful quote or motto to help you push through those moments! So get on your ‘motto-cycle’ and enjoy the ride.
Everyone have a nice day, I’d love it if you shared your life motto with me below!

FZ out!! 🙂

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FZ’s Power Flower

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Hi-Ho!

I hope you all had a joyful Christmas just like I had with my friends and family! But today instead of talking about how nice Christmas was, I am going to talk about something I like to call my ‘Power Flower’.

A Power Flower is what I use to make me feel more determined when my optimistic energy is running on empty. To me, determination is when a switch is flicked on in your brain and your heart feels full because you know you are ready and prepared to achieve any goals you have set. Everybody needs a little extra determination sometimes no matter whether they are having a tricky challenge or something more positive happening in their life. What I do is I draw on a piece of paper a big flower. Next I think about what I really love doing that ‘powers me up’. I normally write down five different things in five different petals. You have to think really hard about it though. Then what I do is I complete one of those things everyday until I have achieved them all. Once I have finished doing all of the activities on the flower, I draw another power flower. For me, usually after I do one thing on my power flower I already will feel a bit more determined. It really helps me get back to where I was when I have a little bump in the road. For example, I will write down have a friend over, or go out for special lunch with my Mum or Dad. These things make me feel like I can do anything! I find it really helps me and soon I am back walking around the house after a hard night. I would recommend you doing something like it if you are going through a tough time. Sometimes doing something for somebody else can make you feel determined. It helps me when I do random acts of kindness. I say give it a go!

Have a fun and wonderful holiday and a magical New Year everybody!

FZ out!! 🙂

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