Good morning, from this side of the world. Today I woke up optimistic about my weight. I have been exercising daily and eating less, that’s why I was expecting to lose at least a pound from what I was doing. I did my morning routine, did my thing, and weighed myself. I didn’t lose a pound. I didn’t gain one either. I guess that’s a win.

It’s disappointing that all my efforts didn’t yield the results I wanted. But I’ve been down this road before and I shouldn’t get discouraged just because my first real effort in losing weight didn’t go the way I planned. Next week, I plan to up my cardio so I can lose all this jiggly puff. PCOS sucks so much. I can’t believe I’m in my normal weight but I still have to lose weight just because of it.


This Christmas, the husband and I decided not to give each other gifts. We agreed on being practical and just buy the stuff we want instead of going for surprise gifts that we may or may not end up using.  (minimalism) I love that he agreed with this because I really don’t want anything new. I have a lot of wants but I know deep down in my heart I don’t need it, so why buy it? Here’s a little gallery of all the stuff I want…if you’re interested.

 


I got an email from WordPress that they won’t be including the free domain for next year’s plans. If I want to keep my domain, I have to pay an extra $30 when it’s renewal time. If I want to lock in my current plan price with free domain, I have to renew now.

I just renewed last November and I have no plans of renewing any time soon given that I might just be losing my blogging touch. Maybe it’s okay to have a .wordpress in my domain again. Any of you guys received that email too? I guess 2019 will be a pivotal year blog-wise. I’m going to have to decide what to do with my plan and my blog. Do I go back to WordPress.org again?


Blogmas. I know the usual rules would have to be I should post daily but I’m slowly realizing things and here’s some of them:

  • I can’t fit daily blogging in my schedule. I am already in front of my computer for work, the last thing I want is to be in front of my computer at home.
  • I really want to post things that I can be proud of. I’m really not that creative. I also have high standards which means I really can’t create posts that I could be proud of after work.
  • I also love sleep and rest which also justifies the reason above.
  • I’m also exercising daily and that takes up time! I had to choose last Monday what my priorities are and it was losing weight. (sorry blog)
  • I have a lot of creative ideas but just like what I mentioned above, this stuff takes time. It’s not going to be instant and that’s okay. What I like about blogging anyway is seeing the finished product. I like saying to myself, “Wow, you thought of that? But you’re so uncreative, lol.
  • I’m writing these reasons down because I also realized/reminded that I’m doing blogmas for me. It’s my gift for myself to recenter myself after a year of adjustments and figuring stuff out. Blogging has been my outlet and it will always be.

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About the Author Kat

To keep it short and simple: I'm twenty-nine years old. Still plenty young, but not as young as I used to be.

9 comments

  1. This was a lovely update post, thank you for sharing! I think Blogmas is a wonderful idea, but like you, I don’t think I would have the energy nor the passion to do it. Sometimes a break from all electronics (and especially social media!) is exactly what you need after a long day.

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  2. I can relate to so much of this post! Like you, I really want to blog/write more regularly, but between fitness and working a full time job in front of a computer, it is difficult to produce our best work in the evening. I too am struggling to decide between prioritising working out, reading and writing. As for your weight loss journey, if you are developing muscles from your workout routine, you might even gain weight! (I gained 1-2kgs ever since I started working out, but I don’t think I’m any “fatter”)

    All the best in achieving your goals. The most important thing is to keep trying.

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    1. Thank you so much for your words, Jess! Sometimes I just really need to hear encouraging words like this. I will continue to keep on trying, that’s the only thing I can do 🙂

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  3. I feel you in many ways girl. HAHA I’ll join you in having to lose weight. Lol I don’t really need to but it’s undeniable and was confirmed that I gained quite a few kilos. I wouldn’t mind the gain, actually I don’t really mind those few kilos it’s just that those few kilos is making me feel weird, and the body is behaving a little differently and it’s making me uncomfortable so … you know we gotta listen to the body.

    I can relate so much on the blogmas part. I mean that’s me as well especially this part, “Wow, you thought of that? But you’re so uncreative, lol.“ HAHAHA Oh goodness, I so know how that feels.

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    1. Tara, papayat na talaga for a healthier us this 2019. Hay nako! 😛

      Diba…that’s what I like about blogging, yung parang wow, ikaw gumawa niyan? WOW much HAHAHAHA kaya mag post ka na din more often, plz?

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    1. I prefer WordPress plans just cause they handle everything for you. It’s just freaking expensive, imagine, next year price plan will be $126!! That’s not cheap.

      If you decide to go the WordPress.org route, it’s relatively cheaper but there’s just too many cons! One major thing I don’t like is not having my posts show up on my followers readers. 😦

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  4. Boyfriend and I are doing the same thing for Christmas. I’ve already bought him his gift & I won’t surprising him with any this year! I also got the e-mail WordPress. My renewal was due in Feb so I went ahead & did it so I wouldn’t be charged extra for the domain name. I would have went back to .wordpress, honestly, but I was worried they would erase my content because I am over the 50% mark in my storage space.

    It’s fine that you are not able to do a post everyday for Blogmas! It’s better when you are proud of your posts & it doesn’t feel like a chore to get them out. You can do it in your own way! 🙂

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