Day 3 – Blog Facelift

I knew I would do it y’all!   I knew that if I started blogging again that it wouldn’t be too long before I decided to fiddle with the theme and the settings and ultimately spend more time designing the blog than actually writing.   I almost made it three whole days before giving in.  The thing that bothered me the most about the old format (which I really, really liked otherwise)?   The fact that the comments were at the top of a post instead of the bottom.   Who does that?   I mean after reading an article, I know I wouldn’t normally scroll back to the top of the page to comment.   Comments are supposed to be at the bottom of the article!

Big shout out to whoever created Independent Publisher 2. I’m sure if I go back and look at the notes it will say who created it.  Anyway, this is a free WordPress theme and so far I really like.  It has options to add your own header, have side columns if you choose (maybe coming in the future… had to actually get some writing done today first), and has some pretty nice fonts available.

So, on the weight loss goals and my baby steps — I think I’m not taking baby steps I’m still crawling, LOL!  But at least I’m moving in the right direction.   I am drinking more water, if not the 64 ounces that is my goal and I’m walking more than I normally do, even if I’m not hitting my goal of 7,000 steps.   On a positive note, I have done at least 15 minutes of exercise for the past two days.   Yesterday, I followed along with the online training that I mentioned yesterday.  It was a lot of arm work.  I think there was supposed to be some ab work in there, but I didn’t make it that far yet.   Today, I followed along with my Bellicon at home studio for 15 minutes of bouncing fun.  I don’t know how much fun it was after a few minutes. 😛 . My calves are really out of shape and start to ache almost as soon as I start to bounce.  I had to take a couple of breaks during my brief 15 minute workout.  That sounds really pathetic when I type it out, but hey – it’s the truth.  I need to be honest with myself about what I’m doing and not doing and what I’m eating or not eating.  The only way to improve is to acknowledge where I am in the first place.   If this time a couple of weeks from now I can jump for 15 minutes without stopping, I’d definitely say that’s progress.

I’ll leave you with this quote from a friend.  It’s not her original quote and I’ve heard it other places after she told me, but it will always be her quote because she was the first person that ever told me this.

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What about you?  How’s your new year going?   Also, what do you think of the new blog theme and layout?

2 thoughts on “Day 3 – Blog Facelift

  1. I have enjoyed your posts. Do you love your instant pot? Is that the brand name? Do you recommend that specific one?
    Also, I recommend a really great diet/nutrition book with a really dumb name:
    Trim Healthy Mama Plan. I learned a ton from it.
    I’m impressed that you just keep moving and you share your successes and failures.

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    1. Hi! Thanks for commenting. Yes, I have the Instant Pot brand and I love it. I have the 6 quart model and it does everything I need it to do for a family of 4. My favorite thing to use it for is hard boiled eggs. I know that sounds weird, but the reason I like it for that is that they peel so easily when they are pressure cooked. I can do up to 12 at a time for weekly meal prep.

      I’ve actually heard of Trim Healthy Mama and looked into it one time but never did buy the cookbooks or dive in. It seemed great for someone who cooks a lot and I just don’t. Haha I have made the THM Good Girl Moonshine before (non alcoholic) and I really like it. Have you had it?

      Yeah, I am trying to just be authentically me on this blog – so posting succsses and failures is important. 🙂

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