Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Reader's Workouts - Getting back on track

Reader's Workouts is a weekly event which is hosted over at Joy's Book Blog.

I'm a Fitbit wearer, I like that it helps me keep active and moving during the week.  If you also wear one feel free to friend me!


Things haven't been going good for me on the fitness front, since my gym buddy had her scheduled changed for the summer I found it easier to make excuses to not go walk the track or go walk on the treadmill at the gym.  I still track my food and try to meet my daily step count (I'm a low step count).

Things haven't been great the last few weeks, I've slacked on tracking my food and this past weekend all but gave up on wearing my FitBit. Needless to say, by Sunday night I was sick of me and made myself a promise that I was going to the gym to walk at least a half hour on the treadmill.

I'm happy to say I kept my promise and on Monday morning I went to the gym and put in a solid half hour. I had planned to just walk at a steady normal pace but as I started to go, I felt like I wanted to do a nice cardio speed walk.  I will say compared to the old guy a few machines down from me my speed walk is another person's easy stroll.

I listened to music, but I'm getting ready to download a new audiobook to my iPhone for my gym listens.  I'm thinking of Tony Danza's I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High.

My plan is to get back to the gym Thursday after work, barring any disasters, I should be able to hold myself to that promise.

I hope everyone else is doing good!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Favorite Books of 2014 - So Far

I've been seeing a lot of picks for favorite book so far in 2014. I don't think I can pick just one, so here are my picks for best book for the first six months of 2014.

The Good Luck of Right Now
Humans of New York
Everything I Need To Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Two Boys Kissing 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Today's Post Is Brought to You by the Letter....

Bev over at My Reader's Block participated in this chain-meme which was started by Simon at Stuck in a Book. Bev shared Simon's description of the meme and I'll share that here too!
Here's something that should be fun - and do get involved in the comment section! - I'm going to kick off a meme where we say our favourite book, author, song, film, and object beginning with a particular letter. And that letter will be randomly assigned to you by me, via random.org. If you'd like to join in, comment in the comment section and I'll tell you your letter! (And then, of course, the chain can keep going on your blog.)

Bev gave me the letter:

Favorite Book:
I took at look at my Goodreads list of read books and looked at the 5 and 4 stared books that started with 'W' and there were a lot of good ones, but the one I chose for this meme was the one book that was different from all the others. Brian Selznick combines two stories, one written out the other told only through pictures, to create a fantastic and engaging story.

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Favorite Author:
There are a number of author's I love that have their last names that start with 'W', I chose the author who had more books on my Goodread's list. I just love her Black Dagger Brotherhood series, when a new book comes out I drop everything else to read it!

Favorite Song:
Again, so many to chose from, but being a Jersey girl, I feel I could only pick a song from Bon Jovi so here's my pick:

Favorite Film:
There are so many good movies to pick from but when I saw this one on the list of movies that start with 'w' I just had to pick it, I pretty much will stop and watch it whenever I see it on TV.


Favorite Object:

Does wine count as an object? Cause it was the first thing that popped into my head when I tried to think of something for this category. I like a lot of things that begin with 'w' but I really like wine.

To play along you can comment here, over at My Reader's Block, or over at Stuck in a Book!