Living the dream

by Khushboo on September 12, 2011

I came across this quote on an awesome blog and immediately fell in love with it because of just how much it resonated with me!  Given my passion in healthy living, people always ask me why I haven’t already made a career out of it.  To put it lightly, living out your dream is not always as easy as it seems.  Although I am not sure where exactly I am heading in the future, I am confident enough in my own capacity that my plans will eventually fathom into something great.  Till then, my blog is sort of like an outlet for me to project all these ideas and information which constantly pop up in my head.  Even though healthy living is not a career I am immersed in now, it doesn’t mean I am not constantly working towards my ultimate goal.

Over the last few months especially, I feel like I have finally found my voice…or in this case style of writing.  In reflection of that, I wanted to pimp out spruce up the layout of my blog, which I’m sure you regular readers must have noticed.   From the color of the footprints (peanut buttah baby) to the caricature’s running attire, I wanted all the changes to solely represent me.  Here’s a little ‘behind the scenes’ scoop, i.e. my thought process behind the blog-over:

  • My domain name has changed from kthadani.wordpress.com to kthadani.com.  Getting rid of those 2 extra syllables makes my URL easier to remember, and fortunately anyone who types the old address will be redirected.
  • My header: More than just my favorite foods, my header now encapsulates a more balanced view of what my blog represents to me: food, fitness, fun.  Initially my blog mainly discussed ways to lose weight & low-calorie recipes.  Over time my notion of ‘healthy’ has evolved completely: it’s about getting a varied balance of nutrients, indulging my weaknesses in small doses, getting my heart rate up regularly and just doing things that make ME happy.  Rather than merely focusing on being a size ___,  it’s important to strike a balance between mental & physical health through quality nutrition, consistent exercise, and making the most of the present.
  • The KT logo. This is my favorite of all the changes, and all credit goes to my genius of a friend Pri.   If you look at the top left of my header and the right side panel, you’ll notice the logo comes in both brown and green .  The idea behind this was to give the ‘ying/yang effect’, with green representing stereotypical healthy foods and the brown mimicking chocolate i.e. one of my main indulgences.  While I’m all about the salads, oatmeal, and quinoa, my night isn’t complete without a square (or 3) of Lindt.  In any healthy lifestyle, there is always room for treats. The K & T join together to form a heart…a heart as in a healthy heart and my love for quality food, sweaty workouts, and life in general.  As for the bite marks, I think that’s self-explanatory ;) .

Are you ‘living the dream’?  Or in other words, is your life going as planned/desired?

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lovetotrain September 12, 2011 at 8:38 pm

wow love the new header!!! great that you’re taking the steps to get you where you want to go!!

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Khushboo Thadani September 12, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Thanks :D

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The Healthy Engineer September 12, 2011 at 9:21 pm

I’ve noticed the difference in writing as well! Love it!

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Khushboo Thadani September 12, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Thanks a lot- appreciate it :D

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meversusfat September 12, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Hey!
I am glad I found another Mumbaikar out here….
PS: your weight loss story is so inspirational!

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Khushboo Thadani September 12, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Thanks very much- Mumbai-ite indeed I am :)

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Farhat September 12, 2011 at 9:48 pm

AWESOME!!!
I’m lovin it!
Rather I’m lovin KT!

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Khushboo Thadani September 12, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Haha merci!

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spinach&spice September 12, 2011 at 10:52 pm

The blog looks great! The work that you’ve put into blogging really shows :D We love you annnnd your blog, keep it up :)

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Tracy's Treats September 13, 2011 at 1:47 am

I think it’s great that you’re focusing on a healthy lifestyle doing what YOU love doing! I noticed the changes in the header, and I think I may have commented on it before, but I like it a lot!!

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runningismagical September 13, 2011 at 2:52 am

LOVE all the new changes. The logo is my fav part too!

Since we’re both in our 20s…I assume you can relate when I say that I’m still feeling my way through life and trying to figure out what exactly I want to do with myself!

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Khushboo Thadani September 13, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Haha for real I’m still using the “I’m only in my early 20s” excuse ;) !

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Parita @ myinnershakti September 13, 2011 at 5:51 am

I think I’ve told you this before, but I really do love your writing style and the way you frame each of your posts! And more than that, I love your story and the attitude you bring to your everyday life. I really feel like I’ve gotten to know you through this blog, and I love it! Keep doing what you’re doing…I have no doubts you’ll only go up from here. :)

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Khushboo Thadani September 13, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Thank you, this comment really means the world to me! :)

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Sara K September 13, 2011 at 10:35 am

There IS always room for treats ;) I love all the new layouts, etc, and how your blog has been evolving!
Hmm living the dream- I’m trying to, but I think the dream would include an actual job with an income…you know so I can afford all the YSL and Alexander Wang bags I’ve been lusting over ;)

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Khushboo Thadani September 13, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Hahah I feel you…better yet living the dream would involve an income and Chanels without the job bit ;) !

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Manek Chotirmall September 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Well done! :) Loving the new layout! Those cookies look divine!

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