I am not one to do these day of the week type posts. BUT! Today I had a few random things to share, none of which was enough to make a post about on its own. So I hereby present to you my Friday Five:
1. Did you know that my husband lost thirteen pounds recently?
I am so proud of him! He participated in Scale Back Alabama with a team from work, where their goal was to lose ten pound apiece. And he lost thirteen by watching portion sizes and cutting out fried foods. And of course it didn’t hurt that he was consuming the healthy dinners his wife has been making. Ahem. So YAY and BRAVO to my honey! Isn’t he so cute?!
2. I am picking back up Pinterest!
I have left my account without much activity for so long. But Pinterest is really a great place to draw inspiration, if I can keep my mindset in check. So after a long break, I am giving it a go.
You can follow me here. I will be using it to find more healthy recipes and gardening ideas for my vegetable garden. I will NOT be using it to feel bad about my shortcomings, such as my lack of good decorating skills. Just sayin’! 🙂
3. I need more Fitbit friends!
(Side note: If you are wondering about the Fitbit, I wrote a review post here.) I am realizing just how much seeing my friends activity motivates me. So bring on the friends! If you are a Fitbit user, add me to your Fitbit friends with the address firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Reconsidering my Blog Name.
I am tossing around the idea of re-naming/re-branding my site. I have written here about having second thoughts about what to call this little slice of the internet. My topics have taken a different turn than when I started. So there’s that.
It is starting to bother me more now because I fear that it is becoming a hindrance to my readers. I am afraid it confuses readers, especially new visitors. Is this site just for moms? (Answer: no) Isn’t life about SO much more than just being happy? (Answer: yes) And my posting has taken more of a healthy living theme, so I would love a site name that reflects that.
The funny thing is that probably nobody even cares but me! Maybe I am letting it distract me too much. I don’t have a particular name in mind, but it is just something I have been thinking about lately.
5. Challenge #HMP100milesamonth Check In
I am playing catch up because I am behind in my own challenge! Eeeek! A demanding work project, plus a sick baby put a small damper on my mileage. So I am at 48.7 miles as of April 16th. BUT! That is no excuse. So I will be squeezing in steps wherever I can for the second half of April. And I still know I can make it, even with a shorter 30 day month. It may not be easy, but that is why it is called a challenge, right?!
It just helps me so much to have that goal. I see the progress I make throughout the month, and it helps me know how active I have been, and it gives me something to strive for.
Already thinking ahead to May: Who is going to take the challenge with me? (Answer: YOU!) Join me! It helps so much to have a goal to aim for. Even if you do not want to commit to 100 miles, start with something. Plus it is so fun and motivating to see everybody’s progress and posts! And you can still use the hashtag #HMP100milesamonth to report your progress on social media, even if you are starting out smaller. Who is with me?