Monday, December 10, 2012

things really do happen if you try…

Current work: dirty draft of new Cherish (aka M&B #55)
Listening to: Beethoven
Reading: Kate Harrison, The 5:2 diet book (very interesting and has given me something to think about)

I had a bit of an epiphany on Saturday. I think I might have whined here about the fact I’m working really hard at the gym, I’m eating sensibly, and I’m not seeing much difference on the scales. Anyway, for the last couple of weeks my gym trousers have been a bit loose (aka annoying), so I decided to get a new pair in the next size down. Except M&S didn’t have them in-store. So I decided to bite the bullet and try on a fitted pair (bearing in mind that I couldn’t quite squeeze into the next size up, six months ago). They looked OK. Daughter persuaded me to try the next size down. I was expecting them to look horrendous, but… they fitted.

So that’s really spurred on my motivation. Proof that if you keep trying, and if you listen to people who know what they’re talking about and are prepared to make tweaks and changes to incorporate that knowledge, you will get there. Sometimes it’s slow and steady (and yes, I know I said that this year I was going to be a tortoise, but I’m really a hare and tortoising just doesn’t suit me), and sometimes you think it’s just not going to happen, but if you keep going then you still have a chance of succeeding. (If you give up, or if you keep doing the same thing rather than being open to change, then you’ve taken away that chance.)

Remember the Entangled blog hop is still going on. There’s still a chance to win a copy of BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE on this blog (here’s the link) and do click on the mistletoe ball on the right-hand sidebar to find out where the other blogs offering prizes are!  (Click here to go to our fellow Flirtettes' post.) And if you'd like to nip over to Amazon and like our book, we'd be ever so grateful. Links are in the sidebar right under the book cover :) (I really hate self-promo, and it makes me feel really needy and big-headed at the same time, but sadly it's how things have to be in  the 21st century. New Year's resolution will have to be to learn to like it!)

1 comment:

Mary Preston said...

Promo away - reminders are always a good thing.

Congrats on the obvious weight loss. A nice surprise with the fittings.