Making improvements...

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen that my morning was spent getting my teeth whitened by a mobile teeth whitening service. I keep walking to mirrors and holding my mouth open like a horse getting teeth checked. They aren't super-white but they are definitely whiter and it makes me more confident about smiling with my lips parted.

It got me thinking about my goals for this year and how there's an overarching theme of making an improvement in the way I look. I think that this year (well, the end of last year) is the first time in a long time that I've been honest about the dissatisfaction I have with the way I look. It's also the first time in a long time I've been willing to make looking after myself a priority.

I think a large part of it is my relationship. SB encourages me to take that time for myself, doesn't care if dinner is late on the table or if I want some time to exercise. It's not that he wants a super-hot, super-skinny girlfriend (boy, would he be SOL if that was the case) but he wants a girlfriend who is confident and happy with how she looks - someone who loves herself as much as she loves her boyfriend. I struck it lucky, guys!

Any supportive partners out there, Scribblettes? How are they helping you "make improvements"?


  1. I'm glad you found someone like him and it's nice to feel supported in your efforts without being made to feel like someone else is telling you you should do it.

    We're getting a treadmill. :) We've both put weight on since moving in together, and neither of us are happy about it. We both are terrible at going for a suburban run, so we're getting a treadmill. <3

  2. It sounds like you've got yourself a keeper! I'm at the stage where my weight is seriously threatening my relationship and my well being. I need to drop 12 kg pretty urgently in order to get things back on track. Good on you for taking such positive steps!

  3. It's great to find a keeper! :)

    My husband encourages me to be fit - for health's sake rather than to be thin. He knows that I'm the one to complain when I've got a bit of a gut so he's there to help me along if I want to get rid of it. I'm usually petite anyway but haven't been quite so since being pregnant in 2009 and now again! So we'll definitely be getting in shape again together once bub number two is out.