#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for June 19th – 25th.
  • I’m sticking with the Noom program, but I still haven’t lost any weight.  I’m just glad to have the motivation to eat healthier food and be more active.  Hopefully, the weight loss will happen at some point, but I do have more energy (most days), and I feel healthier.  That’s supposed to be the point, right?
  • You may have noticed that my stats are slowly increasing each week.  Seeing that definitely makes me happy!
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 7/7
  • Steps: 34,383
  • Miles: 14.14
  • Total Miles: 261.59
  • Active Minutes: 228

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel
  • The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
  • Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist
  • The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
  • Spying on the South by Tony Horwitz

Finished:

  • You Are What You Believe by Hyrum W. Smith
  • The Mental Toughness Advantage by Douglas Comstock

Total pages read this week: 228

Total books for the year: 42 of 85. Reading The Miracle Morning last week was probably the best thing I’ve done for myself so far this year. I’ve been doing Miracle Mornings every day since last Monday, and part of the Miracle Morning is to read other motivational books. I got into the 2 books I finished this week during my Miracle Mornings, and then continued to read them throughout the day when I had time. I’ve also been watching a lot of Mel Robbins’ videos on Youtube. All of that is helping me stick with doing what needs to be done to reach my goals and make lasting positive changes in my life.

What are you reading?

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for June 12th – 18th.
  • I’ve had some frustrations this past week, but I persevered and did some kind of exercise every day, even if for just 5 minutes.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 7/7
  • Steps: 29,984
  • Miles: 12.36
  • Total Miles: 247.45
  • Active Minutes: 188

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel
  • The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
  • Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist
  • The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
  • Spying on the South by Tony Horwitz

Finished:

  • The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

Total pages read this week: 172

Total books for the year: 40 of 85. I am trying to get my life back in order, and figured one of the best ways to start that process would be to read something motivational. I had been wanting to read The Miracle Morning for quite awhile, so thought it would be the perfect book to get me started. I was right. It’s not a perfect book, but it was what I needed to get my butt in gear.

What are you reading?

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for June 5th – 11th.
  • I signed up for Noom this week.  So far, it’s great! It’s providing the motivation I needed.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 3/5
  • Steps: 18,681
  • Miles: 7.66
  • Total Miles: 235.09
  • Active Minutes: 136

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel
  • The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
  • Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist
  • The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
  • Spying on the South by Tony Horwitz

Total pages read this week: 182

Total books for the year: 39 of 85. I wasn’t supposed to start any new books until I finished at least one of the books I’ve been reading for several months now. However, Spying on the South came highly recommended, and since it was published about a year ago, I decided not to wait. It also fits in with the “Literature of the American Renaissance” class I’ve been taking, since it’s about the travels and writings of Frederick Olmstead shortly before the Civil War.

What are you reading?

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for May 29th – June 4th.
  • I returned to work this week.  Though that means I’m getting more steps, I am limiting how much I’m out and about as much as I can while still getting my work done.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 2/5
  • Steps: 16,029
  • Miles: 6.58
  • Total Miles: 227.43
  • Active Minutes: 114

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel
  • The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
  • Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist
  • The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
  • The Complete Poems of Walt Whitman

Finished:

  • The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
  • The Book of Candlelight by Ellery Adams

Total pages read this week: 494

Total books for the year: 39 of 85. I finished The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes on Memorial Day as I thought I would. Since then, I’ve focused on Magician: Apprentice, except for when I was listening to The Book of Candlelight.

What are you reading?

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for May 22nd – 28th.
  • We had a weird-for-this-time-of-year heat wave, and the idea of doing anything other than hanging out in front of the fan (I don’t have AC) felt like torture.  Luckily, I got a decent amount of exercise on Sunday before the heat wave hit.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 1/5
  • Steps: 7,824
  • Miles: 3.21
  • Total Miles: 220.85
  • Active Minutes: 64

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel
  • The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
  • Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist
  • The Book of Candlelight by Ellery Adams
  • The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
  • The Complete Poems of Walt Whitman
  • The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

Total pages read this week: 374

Total books for the year: 37 of 85. Everything else I’ve been reading was automatically put on hold after I received my copy of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes in the mail. I’m about two-thirds through, and I will probably finish it today, especially since it’s Memorial Day, and I stay off social media on this day.

What are you reading?