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Today is a beautiful day (as I write on Saturday morning). The sun is shining, the sky is blue and oh, yeah it is in the 60s in February! I know it isn't going to last but I will enjoy it while it does! It is funny considering that I stayed home from work on Tuesday due to snow! Only in the Midwest :) Update: It is now evening and the weather forecast says we may get 6-10 inches of snow from Wednesday through Thursday. Boo!
I had a quiet week at work with only a few days (I was off on Monday for President's Day too) at the library. This weekend is Girl's Night Out and my library takes our bookmobile downtown. This year the teen librarian is having a selfie photo booth on board. Last year we were supposed to participate but pulled out due to bad weather. I almost wish I'd agreed to be part of this year's festivities as the weather will be so nice but I'm glad I didn't since it meant I got to visit my parents instead.
#FitReaders Weekly Check In
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My steps were all over the place this week. I wasn't feeling well on Sunday so I didn't exercise and I spent a lot of the day resting with a heating pad. On Monday I had the day off and decided to rest other than a quick workout in the morning. I did better the rest of the week but on Friday I didn't get my steps in because I spent several hours driving to visit my family. Now that I am at my parents' place for the weekend I hope to walk on their treadmill. My dad walks about 7 miles every day and he is in his 70's so that is impressive and motivation for me to try harder!
On the eating front I still have a lot of work to do. It will take some commitment to give up some of my semi-unhealthy habits like snacking on Pop-Tarts or eating chocolate for lunch. Yeah, I did that one day this week. Go me! I have been having some digestive health issues and I think it might be a good idea for me to give up gluten for awhile and see if that makes a difference. Sugar and dairy could also be culprits. There goes most of what I eat :)
Monday--2,928 steps, exercised 15 minutes
Tuesday--11,277 steps, exercised 84 minutes
Wednesday--10,562 steps, exercised 42 minutes
Thursday--10,480 steps, exercised 42 minutes
Friday--8,912 steps, exercised 42 minutes
Last week on my blog:
A Fireproof Home for the Bride by Amy Scheibe (review)
These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas (review)
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (reread)
My Fair Gentleman by Nancy Campbell Allen
The Heir and the Spare by Emily Albright
I thought this was a fun book though not as good as The Royal We. I did have some issues with it in terms of accuracy but once I moved past that it was entertaining.
The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien (reread)
I am currently in Rohan and Grima Wormtongue is about to be banished. I don't remember this book as well as The Fellowship of the Ring. I'd forgotten that we don't get to see Frodo and Sam until the last section.
Currently listening to:
We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
I like this book though I was frustrated with Letty. She is supposedly smart (she was in honors science at a prestigious high school as a teen) but her parenting skills are nonexistent. As the book has gone on though I've started feeling sorry for her and started to like her a little more. I'm looking forward to hearing what our book group thinks of her and the story.
On my TBR pile:
Take the Fall by Emily Hainsworth
I will probably read this next. I am kind of in the mood for some suspense. This novel sounds similar to After the Woods by Kim Savage but in the case of Take the Fall we don't know who the killer is which makes things more interesting.
This library book is due back soon and there are other people waiting on it so I hope to read this soon. I have heard that it isn't like her other books but hopefully I will like it anyway.
The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
I ended up deciding not to read Passenger by Alexandra Bracken which is also about time travel and involves a ship because I want to read this first since it is for review.
The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine
New books received:
The Summer of Sloane by Erin Schneider (for review)
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (library book)
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (library book)
Stars Above by Marissa Meyer (library book)