Blog and Body Makeover

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Thanks to Brittany at Magnolia Pair, I found the amazing Bri at The Secret Life of Bee! She was able to recreate my blog. I'm kind of in love with it. I wonder what she could do for my thunder thighs?

Speaking of my outer Michelin Man, I've been doing a lot of food research (Actual research, not the kind wear I go to every bakery in town and pretend like I'm planning a wedding for the free samples). I've been feeling really crummy lately (mostly because I've been living off of butter and Dr Pepper). So I decided it was time to rethink my diet.  

I've learned a lot about the millions of terrible things I cram into my mouth. Things I didn't even know were bad! Like wheat bread. Who knew? Obviously, I'm not an expert. I'm not pretending to know the difference (yet) between good fat and bad fat.

I'm not about go vegan, or give up cheeseburgers (God forbid) and sugar. But when I went to the grocery store today, I actually read the labels. I got more fruits and veggies and meat. I avoided crackers, cheese, and sugar. Annnnnd, I didn't buy any soda (Miracle of miracles!). 

I'm actually really excited about learning about nutrition, and improving the quality of food I eat. (Hopefully the husband will, too.)  I'm excited to see my body change and get a renewed sense of energy. Life as an eighty-year-old turtle ain't fun.

33 comments:

Brekke said...

Love the new look!!!

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

Ah look how cute!! That little roach in the middle is too funny! Love it girl !

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

Ohhh I like the new layout!
CUTE!

xo

Katie said...

love the new look! that salad looks yummy too! (and i love your plate!)

stephanie said...

looove the new look! and I've been doing the same thing healthwise. I could never ever give up my cheeseburgers and fries but that said I'm being a lot more careful concerning the processed foods I put into my and my girls' mouths.

Basil. said...

I LOVE the new layout! It looks fantastic!!
And we've been doing the same thing! Its like, one day it just hits you, that you're shoveling "food" into your mouth that is so processed and fake! We're working on it!
(says the girl who just got back from an ice cream run.)

Emily Hope said...

This blog is beautiful. And I can't give you any advice as I am currently eating an ice-cream cake straight from the container. Whatever!

Allison said...

I love the new look! So cute! :)

Jax said...

I love your blog make over! So cuteee!! As for the thighs, I think you need to stick to squats like the rest of us. haha

Kenneth and Kacey said...

Wonderful new look! And your bod will be thrilled with the goods of all those fruits and veggies. Love that salad!

lo @ crazy ever after said...

Great job on the blog revamp. And I definitely feel a yearning to eat healthier too. My body seems to be crappin' out on me lately, and I want to do all I can to preserve this ol' bag of bones. Be sure to share all of the helpful and healthy hints you learn. :)

Michelle P said...

Looks great!

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

And thanks for the shout out sweet girl ! You are so so nice :)

wHiT said...

poo very nice!
-wHiT

Kell said...

I commend you.. I would have so much trouble giving up the junk!

Miranda said...

i love your new look! so cute! :)

Blayne Royse said...

You should read The Omnivore's Dilemma! It is life changing.

A party and A HALF said...

I didn't realize all the crap I was eating until I recently found out I was pregnant and had to drastically change what I was eating.
My heart broke when I came to realize I couldn't drink soda for the next 9 months. But, I have actually lost weight, which just shows how horrible I was eating before!

Jenna said...

LOVE the new look! Bri did an amazing job :)

I'm also trying to eat healthier these days, although I'm not always 100% successful ;)

xxx
Jenna

Liz Brown said...

Your blog ... its very WHITE. :(

Cute, but quite white.

Meghan @ Shine On said...

Love the new look!! I also am trying to eat healthier, and I feel so much better at the end of the day!! That salad looks delish!

Keep Shining,
Meghan

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

The new design looks fabulous! I'm inspired to redo mine now too!

The Presutti's said...

I love the new design. It is beautiful. And yay for starting to eat better and exercise :)

Erin said...

The blog is beauuuuutiful! I like it ;) I really need to update mine like, asap!

I've been doing a lot of research and reading labels and all that too. My husband is really into nutrition and knows a lot, so that has helped me. I've kicked the pop for over 2 weeks now, and I'm doing a much lower carb diet..... it's TOUGH, but I'm seeing results already which is great!

Shauna said...

Eating healthy is an amazing thing! Good luck!

If you ever want any vegan recipes, stop by life.love.!

Lauren said...

I'm so with you! I want to start eating more healthy but it's so hard! We're going on vaca for our 1 year in less than 6 months and I want to look as good as I did on our honeymoon haha! :) PS I love the new design! SO cute!

xo

Lauren said...

love the new look! and we are definitely trying to eat more healthy as well....but that junk food is just so tempting! good luck girl!

Crystal said...

"life as an 80 year old turtle" that cracked me up! I need to rethink my food choices as well unless Little Debbie snack cakes are as good for you as they are tasty... Good luck!

Megan @ Tales of an HBS Wife said...

Love the new design! Good for you for overhauling your nutrition! I know it's not fun, but it feels so good after!

marie said...

I love, love, love your new design, so fresh and clean, and the colors are perfect.

Honestly eating right is all about baby steps. Learn something new, implement, repeat. Giving up soda is a huge step, or at least cutting down, good job!

Kaitlyn said...

Love your new design so much! It's adorable, and cheery - like you! The roach "o" is a nice touch, too.

Second Hand Rose said...

Love the new look of your blog! Good luck with it! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.com/

Nagehan said...

Hey! I'm in love with the new look! I'm designing a new blog (I'm really excited about it!) and I might need your lady friend's help :)