Tuesday, February 2, 2016

January 2016 Wrap Up

Blech! I'm so glad that January is over.  The whole month always feels like a giant holiday hangover and it just felt especially crappy this year.  I didn't even touch the blog because I was so burned out on everything.

In this post, I'm going to combine my #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks and #FitReaders wrap up since I've been pretty bad about updating. 

In January, I read 5 books toward my goal of 52 for the year so according to goodreads I'm right on track. It felt really slow to me because usually I read so much more in any given month.  I had a hard time focusing on books plus I'm taking a class this semester so even though I'm reading whole books, I am reading a lot of articles and book excerpts.

Out of the 5 books I read this month, only 2 were books I own and 1 was a re-read so I didn't do that great with reading my own books.  I am currently reading a ebook I own (a move in the right direction!) but after I'm done with it, I really need to get started on physical books.  We are hoping to move this year and I want to clear off my shelves!

In January I read:

1.) Tricky Twenty Two by Janet Evanovich
2.) Sweet Talk by Julie Garwood
3.) The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport
4.) The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
5.) To Be a Queen by Annie Whitehead

My January stats were:

-5 books read
   -1 non-fiction
   -2 historical fiction
   -1 review books
   -2 library books
   -2 books I own
   -5 ebooks

Let me start off by saying, I had every intention of getting back on track with regard to food and exercise in January but I failed miserably.  I fell down our wooden stairs at the beginning of the month and injured my tailbone so the only exercise I got was walking (anything else was pretty painful).  I managed to walk at least 3 times a week for the whole month but that was really about it.  I also did horribly with my eating.  January is a stressful month at my work (classes starting and the problems that go with that) so I pretty much ate everything in sight.  The last time I weighed myself was December 12 and I managed to gain 4 lbs between then and now. (insert sad face here)

So I'm re-committing to my goals in February.  I'm tracking my food in MyFitnessPal and have already gotten in 3 workouts this week.  We are visiting my family in California in six weeks and then start swimming lessons with Julia two weeks after that so I really need to drop some weight.  I'm feeling very motivated and excited for my pants to fit again!

I hope everyone has a great February!

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