Saturday, September 06, 2014

Am I Match Fit?

Last week I joined in with Kate on Thin Ice and her Striking mums incentive. It's all about realising that we are human, and we are most definitely not perfect!

She is setting questions and challenges each week, to make us look at ourselves and how we can make changes for the better.

These are this weeks:

1. Are you match fit?
No. Short answer! My mental health has taken a bit of a dip and I'm struggling. I know I should go see my Dr, but that just sets off a roller coaster of appointments, to do with other health issues, that I don't have the energy for.

This week the weight issue has been heavily discussed on T.V. How overweight people are costing the NHS billions, and I'm one of those. I have diabetes and all the other crap that comes with it. I am trying to change, but all this 'blame culture' on my favourite shows isn't helping!

I have made major steps to improve my health. I have made healthy, simple choices this week and I have significantly upped my steps. So I am trying.

2. What baby steps can you take towards your hopes and dreams this week?
Oh this is a tough one! I don't really have hopes and dreams. I can keep being the best parent I can be, that way my boys can achieve theirs, that would make me happy. I would like to make something of my crafting abilities, so maybe I will make something this week.

3. Who can help you on your journey? Are you asking them for help? If not, why not?
I think the only person who can help me, is me! I often reach out for help, but it never really comes. Only I am able to change, to travel my journey. So this week I will be asking myself:
What is stopping me?

Why not join in? Click on the picture below, to find Kate. You can join in across any of the social networks and I'd love to have you along.

Kate on thin Ice Striking Mums


  1. Hello, lovely to read your blog & sorry to hear you're not feeling so great. Sometimes just taking the first step & making that appointment can be a huge help - I'd say go for it :) looking forward to seeing what you're crafting this week too :)

  2. This is such a great linky I really should pull my finger out and join in. I find asking for help is the most difficult thing and I never ever do it. Your answer to 2 really struck a chord with me as I would have answered it in exactly the same way but that probably isn't what we should do is it? We should have our own hopes and dreams but thinking about ourselves first doesn't come naturally does it? x

  3. A great post, with lots of self awareness & honesty coming through, we are alike aren't we?!!

  4. Great post Jo, you're on your way x

  5. Sometimes everyone needs someone else to help them, whether it's to help you work out what your hopes and dreams are, help you achieve them, or help you overcome the difficulties that might be holding you back. I hope you can identify that person xx


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