Well, this week sure felt like “the one that got away.” 😆 I started out with every intention to be productive and and tackle some longer posts and projects. But technical glitches and other distractions pulled me off track, and I’m still playing catch-up.
A Peek Behind The Blogging Curtain
First, thanks for your patience with the glitches. The blog was down for a while on Thursday. I couldn’t even get into my dashboard to trouble-shoot.
Fortunately, last year I signed up with a support team (chloédigital), that provides tech support, among other services. They were able to access my site on the back-end, clear the conflict, and get me back online. For those who aren’t bloggers, there are software add-ons called “plugins,” which do everything from managing comments (and flagging/deleting spam), to visual formatting, to interfacing with other entities that I rely on for statistics and information. Apparently one (or more) of these plugins ran into a conflict with other code/script that powers the blog, and poof! made the whole thing inaccessible.
Tech issues (especially being offline) are very stressful, but having someone I can contact for help (and know they’ll find and fix the issue) takes some of the panic out of it.
Getting Back On The Fitness Track
I’ve kept up with my weekly Pilates sessions, and continue to notice improved strength. I can hold a plank position for almost a minute now, and a wall squat for almost two. I’ve also noticed that my posture is much better, and my stomach (especially lower abdomen) is a little flatter.
But I haven’t done as well with maintaining a regular exercise routine outside of that. I used to rely on daily 30+ minute walks with the dogs to get regular movement. But as they’ve aged (and Byron’s had back problems) their walks are now down to 10 minutes per day. My efforts to get daily exercise have been sporadic at best. Part of the problem is that I’ve been resistant to setting a fixed schedule, but I think that’s what it’s going to take. So I’m blocking out 30-45 minutes every afternoon to either walk or engage in some other form of movement. My weekly Pilates session has become a habit, and I need to use the same strategy here.
Let’s Go For A Walk…
Just a little over 5 weeks until we travel to France and the UK! We’ll start off in Beaune in the Bourgogne region, then spend a few days in Paris, and finish up with a few days in London. It’s still too early to decide what I’m packing, as weather is anyone’s guess at this point. But I will be following my formula of 4 bottoms, 8-10 tops, plus outerwear and accessories.
If you’re planning a travel wardrobe, or looking for packing tips, do check out my
It’s set up so that you can filter by season and trip length to find the most relevant content. And I’ve also highlighted some of my favorite travel clothing, shoes, and essentials; just scroll down.
Do you maintain a regular exercise schedule?
Bon weekend, and Happy Mothers’ Day to those who are celebrating!