It will be worth it in the end

October 18, 2011 at 10:17 pm 6 comments

It has and is hard going but in the end it will all be worth it.

The hours of driving will be worth it when my son graduates from whichever University he chooses. It is currently looking like his first choice will be University of East Anglia with University of Hertfordshire as his second choice.

There was a definite buzz about the place when we visited UAE, of course that might have had something to do with the exceptionally hot weather on 1st October. Pug almost instantly felt at home there, a stark contrast to our visit to University of Kent a week later. A cold and windy morning, in a campus which appeared to be populated by open day visitors and a smattering of  student guides. The information we got from there was helpful but Pug didn’t feel any warmth towards the University at all.

The following day we visited University of Hertfordshire, again a cloudy windy day but warmer, there was a better atmosphere but still not the buzz of UAE. Pug feels that Herts could be his fall back Uni if he doesn’t get the results he needs to get into UAE then the lower entry requirements at Herts would be useful. Until a few weeks ago the idea of Pug going to University was a possibility for the future, now it feels more of a reality. Experience tells me that the next year until he moves to whichever University he goes to will fly past with all the preparations that will be required.

All my hard work at the gym will be worth it in the end. I have been going at least twice a week since I joined in August but for the last 3 weeks I have only managed to go once a week due to being very busy and tired. But I have done a lot of walking each weekend. Hopefully enough to go some way to compensate for not going to the gym. A few weeks ago I was feeling good about myself and the hard work I had been putting in but during these weeks I have felt fat and bloated. However other people are starting to comment in the changes in my body shape. Changes that I have not noticed but other people say they can see.

If I can keep up with my hard work it will be worth it in the end.

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  • 1. Babs Curran  |  October 19, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    It’s always worth it. Mo and I are doing exercises at home, daily and the difference is amazing! I’ve lost a stone! It’s slow to come off but that’s better than a quick weight loss. Keep it up 🙂

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    • 2. annajskye  |  October 23, 2011 at 1:30 pm

      Babs I know it will be worth it in the end but it is hard going which is why I am trying to make it a habit before the nights get too cold so that I find it easier to keep going.

      Babs I am having trouble posting a comment on your blog.

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  • 3. letouttoplay  |  October 20, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    I always really enjoyed ferrying my children to Unis, it was fun travelling with them and for me, like a sort of holiday. The only downside was knowing that the result would be their absence. But for a good cause : )
    I’ve had free weight loss since I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and as a result, I feel able to walk further and get less tired. Even, my knees and feet and back don’t hurt so much!
    However you do it (and well done for achieving it by your own efforts!), it’s wonderful to be lighter!

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    • 4. annajskye  |  October 23, 2011 at 1:38 pm

      I have found over the years that car journeys are a great time for talking without other distractions. I believe that is why I get on well with all my boys and none of them went through the awful teenage stroppyness.

      It is good that you are feeling fitter now. My son was 11 when he had his diagnosis he is now a normal healthy young man. who has to take medication for the rest of his life but that is a small price to pay.

      I was a skinny teenager but since having my children my weight has gone up and down but this is the first time I have made a steady progress through sustained effort. The two previous large weight losses being due to first cancer, second divorce induced stress.

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  • 5. Mel  |  October 21, 2011 at 12:28 am

    It’s good the folks who are noticing stuff pass that on. It’s too easy to get stuck in what we see–and it’s clear what we see just is NOT accurate.
    Surround yourself with people who’ll tell you the truth….even if that’s uncomfortable. You’ll benefit a thousand fold for that decision. Just sayin’……

    As for kiddos growing up……WHO SAID THEY COULD?!
    Okay…..for the most part that’s an awesome thing. You get to have a different relationship with them and that’s cool. But geeze…..that growing up and moving on stuff can be a growth opportunity with a few heart tugging moments…….

    It IS worth it, btw.
    Every ounce!

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    • 6. annajskye  |  October 23, 2011 at 1:44 pm

      thanks as always Mel yes I do believe it is worth it. I always felt that none of my boys would ever leave home but they are all finding their way to go to University. Which seems to be an easy way to leave home and move on in their lives without making a decision to leave home.

      I am really proud that not just one but so far 3 of 4 have wanted to improve their future potential by going to University. There has been no parental pressure to do this. I am just pleased that they have this opportunity.

      As for growing up I often think they are more grown up that their parents. After all how can I still feel 20 and yet have these grown up boys.

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