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Rishi Bhaskara  Male body positivity 😁| Mental/physical health helper πŸ’ | A proud father πŸ‘ͺ | #bropo | positivitypoppa@gmail.com

http://www.justgiving.com/positivitypoppa

****THANK YOU!!!****
Hey everyone. So I ran a 10km race today! As before, with the half marathon, I was running in support of Beat, the eating disorder charity. In some respects, it was actually more challenging, due to a faster pace and the scorching heat! I ran it in about 55 mins and 30 seconds :) πŸŒžπŸŒžπŸƒπŸ’¦πŸ˜Ž
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Now I wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for your support for both of the races, whether it was in person, via a message or through a donation. I appreciate it all so so much and I can't thank you enough! I tried my best to say thank you to everyone individually but I know I'll have missed people out by accident. For that I am sorry, but I'm so so grateful! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
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You guys have surpassed the target of Β£500 already! But hey, no reason why we can't push that further, right? :) so if anyone wants to donate, please do so on www.justgiving.com/positivitypoppa (or look on my bio for a direct link!) However much or little you can put aside will be hugely appreciated!

**SELF CARE**
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Now there's been a lot of negativity going on in the bopo community. There's no need for me to mention names, but I know a lot of people have felt bullied and felt pretty worthless by some individuals on here. Issues should always be dealt with privately, in a calm and polite matter. There's no reason to hurt people in the process and if you do that, you're just a bully and I've got no time for you! πŸ™…
Just remember that you're fantastic individuals and I love you! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
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So today I had a day off work and had the day completely to myself after dropping Eli off at nursery and @selfloveclubb at placement. It felt weird being on my own as I'm usually at work or with my family.
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So while I missed them both, it was also nice to have a bit of 'me-time'.
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I got the 4th room (out of 5) filled in my property, sorted out some errands, did some shopping, picked up Mil and Eli and spent some time with them in the garden :)
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If you have the ability to give yourself some you-time, please do it! You deserve it :3
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...and as well as that, I've also started making some videos for people who are thinking about becoming property investors. I'll be setting up a YouTube account soon, so anyone interested, make sure to watch this space! 😎

Being a parent is tiring. They require constant attention all day, doing day to day activities take about 5 times as long and you're always switched on...not to mention waking up in the middle of the night or starting the day at 4am! ~
For all of you parents out there or people suffering with something that causes tiredness, I'm hella proud of you! It makes me cranky, stressed and I can't be as productive as i like...which makes me cranky and stressed :P so if you're like that, it's totally normal!
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Recently we have become proud brand reps for @bloodynorapam and this shirt they sent us seemed so so fitting! It's cosy, fits really well and describes our life perfectly! Haha. Costa has also become a life-saver ;) β˜•

I did it guys! I finished the half marathon in 2 hours and 10 minutes...and since I was worried about not finishing altogether, im very pleased with that!
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Thank you to everyone who has supported me and/or donated. It's appreciated so so much! If you still want to donate, there's still time. Please go on Www.justgiving.com/positivitypoppa (the link is also in the bio if you want to just click through :))
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I am very achey but feeling very proud of myself! :)

So i'm just getting ready to start my half marathon...theres loads of people here!!
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This is something I'm admittedly feeling very nervous about. The reason for this is that a number of things have happened, which have affected my preparation:
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πŸ™…Eli has been poorly - ear infection and oral thrush
πŸ™…Milly has been poorly
πŸ™…I nearly broke my toe and couldn't walk for a few weeks
πŸ™…General work/business commitments
πŸ™…Milly had an endo flare up last night and so I'm running on 4 hrs sleep (Milly had none!!)
πŸ™…I am currently ill (but at least better than a few days ago!)
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So while I can't go about posting a good time, I'm gonna try my absolute hardest to finish the race...and if I can't? Well I'll still be proud of my effort and that's ok too :)
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Just also wanted to say a big thank you to anyone who donated <3 if you still want to donate, it's Www.justgiving.com/positivitypoppa (the link is in my bio)
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Wish me luck guys! πŸ’ͺ

It is with great pleasure to announce that I will be a brand rep for @bloodynorapam, alongside my darling son, Elijah, and my fiancee @selfloveclubb!! :)
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Keep your eyes peeled for some super awesome designs. They've done such a wonderful job with their business and even donate a percentage of their profits!
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Very exciting stuff :3

So today is fathers day and while it's not a huge day of celebration, I wanted to give my perspective of it.
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So today has been a way of me being able to be proud of what I've done as a dad, in spite of things that I haven't done correctly.
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Love trumps all, but it's hard when I can't give Eli my undivided attention due to stress/work/business or am unable to buy him what I want due to a lack of money. I also feel bad when I feel like I'm not pulling my weight and @selfloveclubb has to do more.
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But there are lots of good stuff to come from it! I make Eli laugh regularly; he loves it when I do play with/be silly with him; he makes for a good wrestling partner (when hes older, he'd be my tag team partner for sure! ;)) he wants to be near me when he's around other people/family members and misses me when I'm not there.
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I think in general, we don't give ourselves enough credit, so I'm going to try and do that for myself today. Being a parent isn't easy and I can't always expect perfection.
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Don't always think about how far you have to go. Remember how far you've already come.

So the stuff has finally arrived!! :3 for those of you who don't know, I will be running a half marathon to raise money for Beat, an eating disorder charity.
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They have been kind enough to supply me with a sponsorship form, 2 flags (for Eli and @selfloveclubb to wave about :P) a money tin and a nice-fitting running vest! :)
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Now what I haven't updated you guys on is that about a couple of weeks ago, one of Eli's solid wood toy trucks landed on my big toe and I wasn't able to walk well for at least a week! I think it's good enough to run on now but we'll have to see...wish me luck!! πŸ˜…
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If you want to sponsor me, please follow the link below (also on my bio which you can click on without copying and pasting):
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www.justgiving.com/positivitypoppa
Love you all!! <3 <3 <3

Making our little rascal laugh is one of the most wonderful and amazing things I can ever experience as a parent. ~
He has changed so much in his nearly 2 years of life and im so so glad we're in an age where such moments can be documented to look back on.
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I will cherish these moments forever :) <3 <3 ~
(...and look at him stroking my beard!! Haha)

**FILTERS**
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So I initially took the picture on the left because I just wanted to see how the beard was looking and whether I wanted to keep it/get rid.
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Now I'm actually using an old phone as I damaged my current one and I didn't realise until after I took the photo that the 'beauty face' setting was on! So I took another picture afterwards to compare (on the right).
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LOOK AT THE DAMN DIFFERENCE!! My skin is smooth as hell, the bags under my eyes are reduced and my eyes have this weird shine to it. What the hell is the point in this? Why is it so normalised that we should want to make ourselves look different?
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Screw that, I say! I've been up since 2am this morning because Eli wouldn't sleep, so of course I'll have bags under my eyes; I hadn't washed when I'd taken this picture so of course my skin would look a bit greasy and im a human so blemishes of any sort are pretty normal too!
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Don't let crap like this take anything away from your self worth. You are good enough...in fact, you are more than good enough; you are amazing and wonderful and beautiful! <3 <3
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p.s. I really hope Eli sleeps tonight cause I am tiiiired! πŸ˜…

**MINDSET***
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So here's a little before and after photo of me. There's probably only about 2-3 years difference.
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On the left, I'd just finished a circuit from Insanity. I took the photo in the most flattering way possible - best lighting, I was drenched in sweat so I felt it accentuated my muscles etc. It was perhaps the time I was closest to having an 'aesthetic body'. I felt like having a ripped body would make me happiest and that I'd keep doing insanity until I looked 'perfect'.
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HOW SILLY OF ME! :P
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On the right is a picture of me now, taken this morning. I've got a bit more of a gut, I'm not trying to focus on lighting (only to make the picture more visible, not to make me look 'better') and I'm not posing in any way...but I'm happier in myself! Why? Because I know that my body fat and definition don't affect my worth as a person.
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I still exercise and my fitness levels are pretty much the same in both pictures, but my mindset is completely different. Don't bank your happiness on looking like the models you see in magazines. You'll spend your entire life trying to achieve a body that might not even be possible! Love yourself and think about all the wonderful things you bring to the world! :)
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Love you all πŸ˜™πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

***MEN AND EMOTIONS***
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So here's an amazing photo that @the_free_lilly did of me! It's the first one I've ever received and I love it!! Please have a look at her page and follow her :)
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Now I want to talk about the quote that comes with it. We focus on those who are marginalised in some way or the other as they've had systematic oppression their whole lives, but it is also important to focus on others too.
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Piers Morgan recently made a statement that men should 'man up' and 'get a grip' because life is tough. That statement alone could have been enough for numerous men to not seek help. The consequences for some could have been fatal.
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Please don't listen to that buttface. Share your feelings, be as open as you can and seek help wherever possible, whether it's from your doctor, your friends or your family.
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Its OK to be sad, it's OK to cry, it's ok to feel emotions and it's OK to talk about them. You deserve to be welcomed in this world. You're a big deal, you're awesome and you're the bomb! πŸ’£πŸ’œπŸ’œ
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#mencanfeel

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