These boots are made for walking (or possibly dancing) in!

It is Wednesday which means I have to tell about all the wonderful ways I am taking control of my life and changing it for the better. The basic idea is that this will inspire you to do the same. You can check out what I am banging on about here https://kateonthinice.wordpress.com/how-to-be-a-groovy-mum/

So how has my week gone?

1. Lots of unexpected things have happened this week but I have continued to smile even through the stressful stuff.

2. I have acquired a Zumba Wii game and belt. I will use it tomorrow and report back I promise.

3. I went on the school run yesterday and kept walking. I found myself outside the Slimming World class and only went in and joined. I even managed not to get too down-hearted at the frankly disgusting weight I am. The group seems friendly. I have done Weightwatchers in the past but the only meetings they have here are early on Saturday mornings which may prove impractical. So I am trying to get to grips with the Slimming World system. Let me know if anyone has experience of it. I need to lose about half a tonne by the way.

4. I bought a Weightwatchers magazine and found an advert about women walking the Great Wall of China for charity in September 2014. I have always wanted to see the wall and am all for women coming together for the greater good. I am so tempted to investigate this further. What do you think? Have I lost the plot or could I actually do it? It would be a very good motivation to sort out my weight and fitness.

5. I keep meaning to share with you that when I am struggling, I sing this song and believe my Dad to be with me urging me on. I am hoping it might help you too. It is by Snow Patrol and these are the lyrics that help me.

Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I’ll be right beside you, dear

It reminds me how the mums who have joined in with #GroovyMums and #getgrooving always seem to do just that, be there whilst not being physically in the same place.

6. I bought a poster yesterday which says “Ambition – aspire to climb as high as you can dream”. Love that idea.

Gold star this week goes to @RP4ges on Twitter and you can check out her blog too who did her first boudoir photography session this week. She was convinced she could not do it but she did it and how! Just goes to show we should not underestimate our potential to spice our lives us a bit.

Of course, life is full of ups and downs and some of our mums are struggling a bit. The lovely thing with #getgrooving is that we know the good times are usually just out of sight and will be coming soon. It speeds up if you take some action of course.

Have a lovely week and see you next time.

I have put a linky this week as folks have asked for it so if you do blog about how you are improving your life one baby step at a time, please link up.

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7 thoughts on “These boots are made for walking (or possibly dancing) in!

  1. As I’ve just said on Twitter, I am so there with you on the wall – my great aunt had many stories of her life as a child. Her father (my great grandfather) was a captain of a ship and sailed round the world many times and when she was little her mother educated them on board ship so they too sailed the world. When I was about 10 she gave me a very old children’s tea set from China, it was proper china though so always went on a shelf and was never played with. She also gave me a postcard of the Great Wall of China and told me all about it and that postcard started me collecting old postcards and also a fascination with China and more importantly the Great Wall. It is on my list of things I have to see before I die! My only hindrance would be cashflow so it would all depend on cost x

    living up to my name there and gone off on one rambling – you are certainly finding that Groove and I can’t thank you enough for helping find mine xx

  2. Kate, what a fantastic post this week! I think when it comes to doing a Charity ‘Challenge’ like running a marathon or cycling from one country to another, or Walking the Great Wall of China, the key to it, is just sign up. Once you have you never lose your motivation, as you have committed. I never thought I would run a marathon, but my fingers filled out the form, wrote out the deposit cheque and posted it off like it was an out of body experience. But I knew then that there was no turning back. There is no ‘perfect’ time to do it. Something like that will take time to train, time to prepare, time to fundraise – but it is all so much fun! Make an experience of a life time happen Kate, you do have the power! Just linked up my blog, thank you for tweeting me the link!

  3. Hello Kate, I agree with Lynsey Summers, sometimes you just got to sign up instead of thinking too much about it. I completed a marathon by signing up on the day itself because I did not want to just stand around and wait for 4 hours for my other half to finish his (of course, I ended up getting a painful knee as I joined without training but I did have experience running half marathon).

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