Friday, 10 June 2016

#FitReaders & General Update

Hello everyone! Jasprit & I have been a little scarce lately. Both of us have had a lot going on in our lives but we thought we'd pop in and give a quick update. 

What I've been reading:
(click on cover for Goodreads link)
Compulsion (Max Revere, #2) Fan the Flames (Search and Rescue, #2) 

It's no secret that I've been addicted to romantic suspense lately, and even those these two titles fall into that category they're very different. Compulsion is the 2nd Max Revere novel (loved the first), she's an investigative reporter intent on finding justice and the truth for victims and families. This is very much a procedural crime investigation with a little bit of romance thrown in. I just got to a very scary part and I'm biting my nails nervously over what's going to happen!  Fan the Flames is the 2nd in the the Search & Rescue series and I'm loving it! There's a bit more romance in this one. Ian = SWOON!


Hi all, I hope you all haven't forgotten me, the two back to back family weddings that I've had, have me completely swamped! I've been acting like an Uber taxi driver taking family back and forth to the wedding house (my cousins), I thought that with the two weeks off from work, I'd be able to get a lot of reading done, but nope, I read 0 books in two weeks! Honestly I don't even know what I'm in the mood for anymore, so please hit me up with your book recommendations or even buddy reads!!

My cousin and I 

What I've been up to:

I've been on a lot of trips lately and while they were fun I'm happy to been home for a while! I won't bore you with details but here are a few pictures:

 Golden Gate Bridge
 Southern California Coast


I didn't get to visit all the pretty places like Rachel did, I didn't even get to visit my gym in two weeks :( but the last month has been a manic but great one. The lovely Allie came to visit and we attended a wonderful chocolate making workshop, where we made our own truffles and chocolates, we stuffed our faces the entire day and then we got to revel in Leicester becoming Premier League champions!

Allie and I at the Leicester parade

It's been a celebrity sighting month for me too, I bumped into one of the Leicester players just before the parade in town, and an incredible DJ and Punjabi singer who I've been a fan of since ages! Of course like usual I was a mouse when meeting the Leicester player and DJ, but was able to squeak out some words when talking to the singer JK, one day I will be able to formulate a coherent sentence next time I'm with someone famous!

DJ AJD and JK 

Although I haven't been reading much, I was able to watch two amazing films back to back last week; Me Before You and X-Men: Apocalypse. Me Before You was everything I could have imagined it to be, the book to film adaptation was done wonderfully, the cast for me was spot on and I was delighted to see Brax from Home and Away cast as Nathan. Of course I was an emotional mess in the end, but the film was definitely worth it! And X-Men: Apocalypse reignited my passion for the X-Men comics and cartoons I had as a child, I wasn't  huge fan of the last X-Men film, but seriously this film went all out, that I had to go an order the box set of the films just so that I can watch them all over, also I can never resist Michael Fassbender! ;)

#FitReaders is hosted by Jen @That's What I'm Talking About and Felicia @TheGeekyBlogger.

Here's our progress for the last week:

I've been experiencing some knee pain so I took it a little easy with running. I looked up this article with exercises developed to strengthen areas of the body to take pressure off the knees and have been doing the exercises. I've also been taking a supplement to help with joints. Taking a rest has helped and I'm hoping the exercises will, too, because I've become addicted to running!

Friday:  21,267 steps
Saturday:  10,248 steps
Sunday:   5,960 steps
Monday:  12,989 steps
Tuesday:   17,025 steps 
Wednesday: 10,188 steps 
Thursday: 14,208 steps 
Total steps: 91,885 steps

I barely hit my daily goal these last two weeks (except for the days of the reception hall party, where I smashed it with all the dancing!). But work decided to get busy straight after my break, but with two workweek hustles this week, they really pushed me to hitting more steps again!

Friday: 20,296 steps
Saturday: 8,227 steps
Sunday: 8,282 steps 
Monday: 15,513 steps
Tuesday: 19,282 steps
Wednesday: 16,969 steps
Thursday: 20,023 steps
Total steps: 108,592 steps


  1. Ladies, ladies! Your lives are so glamorous I'm literally turning green(-ish) with envy even as I type this! Rachel, the world traveler, and Jasprit, the exotic celebrity magnet :))) Happy for you both. Keep up the good ... uh ... work?! ;) Hugs

  2. WOW!! Love all the photos. I'm very jealous!

    Dancing is a great help for step counts - I've hit 20,000 steps only 3 times and 2 of those times involved dancing.

    Jasprit - what kind of books to you like? I am happy to provide recommendations if I read similar types.

    Glad to see you both back posting with #FitReaders!

  3. I miss you both! But hey, I'm glad you're both doing something fun and travelling! So jealous. Rachel, I need to update my romantic suspense library, so I have to check out your arsenal. :)

    Your food porn always makes me drool, Jas!

    happy reading, ladies. <3

  4. Rachel - I loved all the pictures of your trips and was totally jealous every time I saw them!! I haven't read a romantic suspense for a few books...need to remedy that soon. :) I'm sorry to hear about your knee pain - I know exactly how you feel. Those exercises and stretching will definitely help. I love that you're addicted to it, too!! :)

    Jasprit - lovely picture of you and your cousin! A chocolate making workshop?! *drools* And I really need to read Me Before You, so I can see the movie. Everyone seems to love it.

    You both killed it on steps this week! Great job ladies!

  5. @Rachel - Knee pain/hip pain is the reason I'm not a runner, though at times I so wish I was! I haven't been to California in a long time, but your pictures make me want to go back soon and I've never been to Hawaii, but hope to soon! Great job with your steps...those challenges sure are motivating, aren't they???

    @Jasprit - that chocolate making workshop sounds like so much fun...I'd be in heaven!!! Lovely pictures from the wedding!!! I'm on the fence about going to see Me Before You - so afraid of all the ugly crying I'm sure to do ;) Might wait til it comes out on on-demand so I can watch it in the privacy of my own home! You also had a great week with your steps - don't you just love the challenges - they always make me want to get as many steps in as I can!!!

    Have a great week, Ladies!!!

  6. It looks like you are both doing really well with the steps! A friend of mine got me a FitBit for my birthday. I just need to set it up and get to wearing it!!!

    Rachel: You visited some really fun places! Love the photos. :)

    Jasprit: Sorry you didn't get reading done on your time off, but it sounds like you've had some exciting adventures anyway! A chocolate making workshop sounds great.

  7. Jasprit, you look absolutely STUNNING attending all these weddings--I've especially enjoying your Instagram these past few days!!--and a chocolate tour sounds amaaaaazing! I'm so glad you've been having such a fabulous month!

    And OMG Rachel, I am so jealous! HAWAII? It's been a dream of mine to go so I hope I will, eventually. But those beaches look TO DIE FOR and I am already there in my mind. I also need to pick up some romantic suspense ASAP because I know I'll love it!

    Thanks for this update, ladies! :)

  8. Gosh, you girls are awesome :D Thank you for sharing this amazing recap about things that you have done. <3 Hugs. SO jealous of your travelling Rachel :D Ahhh! So many beautiful places :) And aw, it sounds like you had lots of fun too Jasprit. <3 Hugs. I hope you will read more soon :) Hope you are both doing great. <3

  9. I'm so excited to try both of those series Rachel! I didn't even know you went to Hawaii?! Awesome!!

    Jasprit, everything from the movies to the celebs to family sounds fun!!


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