Both Jasprit and I are trying to get a little healthier, and more active so we're tracking our progress through #FitReaders down below. It's a check in that helps keep us motivated to keep active. But also we wanted to share what we're reading and a little of what's going on in our lives by participating in Bookish (and Not So Bookish) Thoughts hosted by Bookishly Boisterious. So here we go!
What I've been reading:
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I'm continuing with two author obsessions: Robyn Carr and Linda Howard. I completed the third book in the Virgin River series, Whispering Rock and loved it! The audio narration by Therese Plummer is fabulous! She narrators the whole series from what I can tell and also What We Find. I'll be starting that soon. Midnight Rainbow by Linda Howard was orginally published in 1986. Thirty years ago, pre cell phones and internet! Linda Howard's romantic suspense stories are thrilling, addictive, and hilarious never mind the year written, and Midnight Rainbow was no exception!
I thought that continuing with Contreras' series would help me out of my funk, but unfortunately I didn't end up enjoying it as much as the previous books, I did like getting Victor's story, but just needed more from this book it just came across as a repetition of the previous books. The Distance Between Us was a cute read, I didn't enjoy it as much as West's other books, but that could just be down to the reading mood I'm in. I started You yesterday and honestly 100 pages in I'm already creeped out!
What we've been up to:
I had an uneventful weekend which was nice considering I was just in San Francisco the weekend prior. All the back and forth gets a bit tiring, even if it is an awesome city. I made chicken soup with mashed potatoes for a sick family member and enjoyed the non-stop rain three days straight (an uncommon occurrence for Southern California!). I had to do the spin bike for my exercise Friday and Saturday to stay dry. Since the rain is gone I've been enjoying the spring flowers on my walks. The smell of honeysuckle is so wonderful (see pictures below)!
I haven't been up to much other than working and trying to fit gym time in around it, hence I've been hardly feeling up for reading. The circuits class at the gym has become one of my favourite sessions, I'm absolutely knackered after my Monday session, but I'm sort of tempted to go to the Tuesday session too! And with trying to keep up with my healthy eating (I had two fillings the other day and after that decided enough was enough) I subscribed to Sourced Box, a U.K. based monthly subscription service which provide you with healthy snacks, I was so impressed with their box that I signed up for the year! I also found some artisan raw chocolate bars from Raw Halo, which are 100% natural, organic and refined sugar free, so that should keep my sweet tooth going!
#FitReaders is hosted by Jen @That's What I'm Talking About and Felicia @TheGeekyBlogger.
Here's our progress for the last week:
The rain didn't stop me from exercising, but I did the spin bike (my steps don't register when I'm sitting. :/) on Friday and Saturday to stay dry. I've been walking/jogging my legs off every other day. Makes me feel less guilty when I have that glass of wine with dinner.
Thursday: 10,339 steps
Friday: 11,331 steps 60 minutes spin bike
Saturday: 10,262 steps 60 minutes spin bike
Sunday: 13,217 steps walk/jog 1.5 hours
Monday: 14,655 steps walk/jog 35 min
Tuesday: 13,716 steps walk/jog 35 min
Wednesday: 13,031 steps walk/jog 35min
Total steps: 86,551 steps
I was meant to go for more runs this week, but its been super cold, so I've been using the excuse to stay in bed that bit longer! My biggest steps days are of course when I go to circuits class! And I finally took part in my first challenge with Rachel and Kris, and although they totally out-stepped me, I had a lot of fun!
Thursday: 8,574 steps
Friday: 9,214 steps
Saturday: 8,827 steps
Sunday: 6,130 steps
Monday: 16,358 steps (inlcuding circuits class)
Tuesday: 6,834 steps
Wednesday: 9,110 steps
Total steps: 65,047 steps