Tuesday, March 1, 2011

My blog got a makeover! (And weight loss update)

{Edited to explain the Scripture reference! To make a long story short, it was the Scripture I took as "mine" when we were going through the process of having June. It's by far my favorite!)

As you all can tell...


I feel super cute now! I want to say a great big, "Thank You!" to Penny Lane Designs. I chose one of her pre-made blog templates and ordered a customized signature and blog separator thingy (see, that tells you right there why I couldn't have done this on my own!!) and I am very, very pleased. I looked for a few weeks before I bought, and she honestly had some of the best prices I've seen thus far. Plus, I really like the clean, crisp lines of this. And it still has a southern feel to it. :)

So, I don't think I mentioned this here -- but on February 1, I decided that I was going to try and lose 8 pounds per month until December. That would put me at 132 pounds.
 (Yes, I gained weight after that huge "pouring my heart and soul out" post I made. Shameful.)

February was not easy. The first half of the month, I exercised twice. My eating wasn't terrible but it sure wasn't great, either. Thankfully, though, I got my head around it in the last half and managed to lose 6 pounds! Down from 220 (I cringed typing that) to 214. I spent last week in my hometown and my cousins & I walked every day. I also did the 30 Day Shred once and the Zumba for Wii a couple times. I LOVED IT. I will definitely be getting me a Zumba DVD soon -- it was so much fun!

I'm thinking I'm going to follow Mama Laughlin and do the 30 Day Shred for, well....30 consecutive days. I'm going to start today, but I'll be adding in walking for 45 minutes 3x per week and a yoga/pilates DVD 3x per week, as well. I know that sounds like a lot, but I can do it. Before I got pregnant with June I was doing hard cardio for an hour & a half and weights for an hour! I was seeing great results, too...can't WAIT to get there again this year! We have a possible beach trip coming up in March (my little sister's last spring break as a high school student...I may or may not shed a few tears), so I'd like to feel a little better about myself before we go!

Hope ya'll have a beautiful day today! 


Katie Jones said...

Okay first, you are so freakin' adorable it hurts! Its nice to "meet" another southern blogger! :)

And secondly, I LOVE your new blog layout! I have had my eye on this premade from PLD too! Luuurves!

Mama Laughlin said...

Yay! You can do it!!!

HappyascanB said...

Cutest blog layout EVER! LOVE IT!! It's definitely southern, which is perfect!!!

Way to go with losing 6 lbs in Feb! That's awesome! You can totally keep it up! I can't wait to hear all about it!

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Lora said...

cute new blog!

and...you GO girl! i'm right there with you...gotta lose some weight to get in an awesome wedding dress :D