Why this name: "ScarAbs" ?

What a great pleasure to finally start putting in writing all that we have lived during the last few years.

This is my first post. The one I can't mess up right? Well, I already know this won't be the most productive one and it doesn't matter.

I know it because there are so many ideas, concepts I'm learning now, that I first of all need to sort them out in a digestive manner for you reader to enjoy it.

"Digestive" has been and still is a key word in my life. I've been spending lot of my youth time in a hospital, whether to be in Madrid, Lyon, Paris or Budapest. I've got 3 big scars on my belly due to 1) GI perforation (2006) 2) Gallbladder removal because of pancreatitis (2013) and 3) appendix removal (also in 2013).

No doctor could help me (despite cutting me open and removing what they saw being inflamed). It took me a long time and lots of studies, readings to find out I had some gluten intolerance and other digestive sensitivity I had to really pay attention on. Lots of credits go to Robb Wolf, the Paleo diet expert who helped me a lot via Tweets and his book "The Paleo solution".

I still have damage to my core due the 3 scars, and I have what I call a "5-pack" because one part of my abs does not want to grow again as it used to.

However, knowing the cause of my problem had been a key to overcome it and get even in better shape than I was before all of that. I am now a MovNat Certified Trainer Level 1, looking forward to go through Level 2 at the end of the year with 2 great men, Erwan Le Corre (MovNat founder) and Vic Verdier (MovNat Operations Manager and Master Instructor). They both also helped me when I needed and I am grateful for that.

I keep learning the natural method and the benefits it provides for me and my family (both physically and mentally), but I firmly believe that what gives the edge, the extra energy to learn so much and so intensively is all the struggle I've been through, all the pain I had to bear and all the psychological breakdowns over and over. I love this expression which to "Train tenacious", being focused on one objective and not letting it go.

Learning the skills is one thing...having the drive to master them is inside of us, and simply revive by our own life experiences. Whether we want it or not, we will face adversity. And by thinking about it, I'm glad I had to go through this at a young age so I have still plenty of time to make my life a better one for me and also for my loved ones, my wife, my children and my close family and friends!

I love the idea that how Egyptians embraced the Scarab almost as a god. The Scarabaeus sacer is the most famous of the scarab beetles. To the Ancient Egyptians, S. sacer was a symbol of Khepri, the early morning manifestation of the sun god Ra, from an analogy between the beetle's behavior of rolling a ball of dung across the ground and Khepri's task of rolling the sun across the sky. 

This story gives me a strong guidance that I apply in my life:

- The early morning sun rising everyday is NOT something we should take for granted

- Like the scarab, I know the road is painful and long, but we have the capacity to make it and get what we want at the end.

These 2 points demand gratitude and determination. And this is what I want through "ScarAbs" to bring to all the people who want the same in their life: Being the best we can be, no matter how low we start.

Yes, I have "Scars" on my "Abs", and I may have more drawbacks to overcome, but I know my own path to happiness through movement, sport and human interaction and that's the best thing that ever happened to me.

I'll be much more specific in my next posts talking fitness, nutrition, etc...but I hope this one could help figure out why "ScarAbs" is now alive and ready to roll ! :-)


Thanks;

Jerome