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I took a much needed break from blogging the past two weeks. Although I missed interacting with everyone, I really enjoyed unplugging (for the most part). I’ve spent the past two weeks at home with my husband and daughter, and loved every minute of it. We shopped, went to the movies, slept in most days and stayed up late every night (I know I’ll regret this tomorrow morning when my alarm goes off at 4:30 am). Christmas was a wonderful time spent with family, and Sunnie was on cloud nine. Lots of great food was consumed over the holidays (that I may have over indulged a bit on – diet starts back up tomorrow!). I finished four books over the break, and ran my first 5K of the new year this weekend. We had dinner with friends on New Years Eve, and then hosted dinner for our family on New Years Day and had the best time. It has truly been the best two weeks vacation, and I’m sad to see it come to an end. But it’s time to get back to the real world of adulting and return to our normal routines tomorrow.
As far as reading/blogging resolutions or goals for 2016 go – I’m planning on just reading whatever the hell I want, not committing to any real challenges, and requesting less ARC’s (unless it’s one I know I’ll read). No more feeling pressure to read, and hopefully it will result in me picking some seriously epic 5 star books. I was doing really well keeping up on my reviews towards the end of the year, and hope to continue on that streak. I still plan on blogging for fun and only when time allows, with no pressure.
On the personal side of things, I want to continue learning new recipes by trying at least 2 new ones a month. Continue my running schedule of 5 days a week, and run in at least one 5k race a month. The ultimate goal would be to run in a 10k or half marathon by the end of the year. I plan to get back to seriously tracking my calories and eating cleaner next week, as I have been allowing myself to eat really poorly over the holidays (which I don’t regret…ok…maybe just a little).
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!
I love every one of these books. I plan to post reviews sometime this month.
I’ve mentioned that Tarryn Fisher is one of my favorite authors, and I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of this book. She surprised everyone by publishing it on New Years Eve night, so it was a given that this would be my first book of 2016. I am halfway through it and love it.
WHAT WILL YOU READ NEXT?
Another book that is one of my most anticipated reads of 2016, and I was thrilled to receive an ARC. I can’t wait to start it!
What are you reading this week?