It was Sunday afternoon. Muddy boys in ‘Family Wellard’ had just got back from Jack’s cup final, which they unfortunately lost 3-5.
Once we got into our comfy clothes, Mrs Wellard started reminding me of the DIY jobs I needed to do before Christmas.
“Have you done those jobs yet, I’ve asked you to do?” she asked.
Now you may or may not know, but I detest DIY. For me, putting up a picture, makes me turn the room blue with bad language. That’s because, nothing is ever simple, when it comes to DIY for me.
Yesterday, was no exception -simply fitting new raw plugs, so that things aren’t hanging off the wall caused a huge disaster:
The job itself seemed to go surprisingly well. Or so I thought…….
But, a Couple of hours later, following lunch and a nice relaxing bath, I walked downstairs and heard some tap tapping, which I initially thought to be the dishwasher. Until I looked up and to my horror……
“AAARRRGH!!!!! GINA the ceiling is leaking!!!!!!”
To my shock water was coming out of the light sockets in the kitchen, which is situated below the bathroom. After about 20-25 minutes, we managed to switch the water off, call our insurance company and they sent out an emergency plumber. He will be back today to fix the problem and reckons that I probably hit a water pipe during my DIY activities!!
Hence why I hate DIY!
Anyway, no matter how much I detest DIY, it needs to be done. I know there will be plenty of times in the future that I will be asked to carry out jobs around the house again. I will learn from my mistakes hopefully and become happier about DIY.
Learning from mistakes is a key factor in any health and fitness regime
More than likely, there will be times where you try your hardest but fall off the wagon. Things get in the way of you doing the things you need to do to get into the best shape of your life.
- Starting the weekend with good intentions of not choosing that pudding,
- Not drinking so much alcohol that you have a hangover and eat comfort food the next day.
- Saying no to that food that you know will cause you to feel bloated tired and fat.
Instead of beating yourself up and quitting, learn from your mistakes and ask yourself:
- Where did I go wrong?
- What can I do better next time?
- What did I learn?
So, no matter what happens, remember you are on a journey. There will be ups and there will be downs. You learn from both your ups and your downs. So that with every passing week and every passing month you make progress and make one more step closer to feeling good and looking great.
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