OK, you may know some of them
Because I can talk
^^^ a bit too much, according to the wife
But, I just wanted to share this with you to show you that it does NOT have to be perfect
You know, all this getting back into your favourite clothes, toning up and feeling more confident about yourself STUFF
So here it goes:
1) I used to snack on my Rocky Road Chocolate bars in the freezer at ASDA when I used to work there
2) I have a wheat allergy…which meant years of irritable bowels and quite funny stories (which explains number 3)
3) I once found myself in the women’s toilet in Nando’s (I can explain)
I was tucking in to my hot, spicy chicken
^^^ This was all before I knew I had an allergy. I just thought my dodgy bowels were NORMAL…
On a date with my – now – wife.
It was actually one of our first proper dates (yep, we dined in Nando’s and still do). All of a sudden. I get an urge. My stomach felt loose. It was uncomfortable. So I look around…
And can’t seem to see the toilets anywhere
I ask the guy flippin chickens on the grill
who after the 3rd time of asking points to what could only feel like heaven
I rush over
Failing to spot that I’ve walked straight into the female toilets
Straight into a cubicle
I felt saved
I could go back out and resume the date. Act smooth and cool.
But…no… I heard girls talking
I thought: Why are there girls in the male toilets
Maybe a cleaner?
Or maybe it was a child with their parent?
but why would they be in the male changing room? I said to myself (in my head obviously)
Then it sunk (not my poo)
I realised that I must have been in the female toilets
So, I waited.
hoping they would go to the loo and get back to their meals quickly
Like most would do when in a restaurant (unless you’re hiding in a cubicle, of course)
I couldn’t help but think what my – now – wife would be thinking
I was so stressed I wasn’t even hungry anymore
^^^ and that’s saying something
they finally left.
I slowly come out of the cubicle
^^^ Which probably made me look more weird
I then go straight out of the toilet door
Fast pace walk straight to the mens
And slowly, wonder back to my table
As if nothing had happened.
It took me a while to break the news to Mrs Fruci
Because I was well an truly embarrassed
And it’s – a bit – similar in this weight loss game
We’re scared of what others will think
When in actual fact
Mrs Fruci just laughed about it when I told her (as it was weird that I was away for so long…)
Saw the funny side
and the relief!!!
I was stressing up inside
Which brings me to the fact things are never as bad as what we think…
If you believe every thought in your head
You will never do the things you say you want to do
Fear of failing again
Other people laughing at you
and you’ll stay in the same place you are now
Because avoiding the pain of change…
So if you’re ready to change the way you look and feel, get amazing sleep (as body transformation member, Lyn, recently found), and feel more confident in your favourite clothes once and for all
Then you might be a good fit for my 12-week Fat Loss Mastery Body Transformation Challenge
Matt ‘still red in the face’ Fruci