Today is the second day of the rest of my life

Ladies and gentlemen, I have decided to invest in myself and take my health goals to the next level in 2018. I’ve signed up for Precision Nutrition Coaching. Don’t worry — this post is not sponsored, it’s not an ad, and nobody is twisting my arm to tell you about it. I’m just going to be focusing a lot of time on it this year, so I figured I’d give you a heads-up in case I refer to it along the way.

I’m really excited. I decided on the PN program because it’s not gimmicky; it’s not a fad diet or some crazy weightlifting extravaganza that would be beyond my abilities. It’s habit-based — you learn habits of eating and moving that help you get healthier now and help keep you healthy into the future. (Okay, that sounds cheesy, but that is what I want: something that works for the long haul.) The PN coaches contact you regularly to keep you moving forward. My coach, Lisanne, started emailing me before the program started; she was designing my exercise program and wanted to be able to take the specific details of my MS symptoms into account. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with.

Yesterday was the first day of the program, so you can expect to see a fitter, more energetic Lori by the end of 2018. I’m telling you all about it now for the sake of accountability; if enough people know my goal to get healthier, the less likely I’ll be to throw in the towel!

Healthy food. Lots of movement. Tons of water. Plenty of sleep. (Whoa  – that sounds a lot like David’s Rules for Me.) Put that together with appropriate medications at appropriate times, and I’ll be feeling better in no time.

Ready . . . set . . . GO!

Blogging by phone

It’s funny. My phone is in my hand virtually all of my free time, but I have never written a blog post using the WordPress app. Today, however, I’m biting the bullet! This post is brought to you by phone. Let’s see how I do!

I wrote the above text using the WordPress app, but when I went to insert a graphic, I couldn’t figure out how to do it. (Argh.) I’m determined to continue with the whole phone-trial, though, so I did the next best thing and signed on to the WordPress site, where I’m more comfortable.

Okay, that was a lie. I’m not actually comfortable at all with the “new and improved” WordPress editor. It’s too simplistic, in my humble opinion, and doesn’t let you do much. What’s left? Turning back to the old-fashioned WP Admin version! Ah… That’s better.

So it turns out I’m an old woman who can’t stand new technology. I never thought it would come to this. I’m trying to appease myself with the thought that the old system is actually much more complicated, which proves I’m not completely hopeless. Though the fact that I need convincing might cancel that out.

But! I have now written an entire blog post with my iPhone, so my goal has been met. This is most excellent. I constantly think of things I want to tell you all, or have pictures I want to share (or some profound quote of the day), but I never seem to find make the time to sit down at the laptop and write. But I just-as-constantly pledge to start blogging more consistently, so hopefully this is the answer. I often find myself killing time somewhere with nothing but a phone for amusement, and doing something I really want to do beats playing my millionth game of Spider Solitaire.

So here’s to the end of 2017, and may 2018 bring all of us peace, happiness, and a few more blog posts!