At A Glance: Month of January

Blogging News and Life

What a month we have had and what a great start to January. Things are getting back in track for me financially. And I am still continuing with my bullet journal which has been great setting up goals I have for this year both in the blog and in my personal life. I have been exploring the farmer markets in the area and getting most of my food from them. Also have been trying to eat better, taking snacks and meals to work and making an effort to getting back to working out. I bought a book from Kayla Itsines, its mostly about the important and education of healthy balanced eating especially if you plan on working out on a daily basis. This book is so fabulous. Even has a introduction to her workouts, I do wish she had put in her foam rolling guide in there. But I am in love with this book. For many who don’t know who this gal is. She and her boyfriend (I think they recently got engaged but not sure) are from Australia, have two huskies and have degrees in health and creates a program for women to boost their confidence and provide a healthy lifestyle. She is such an inspiration and has inspired thousands of women all over the world. I was disappointed that she came to Dallas for a book signing and I had work 🙁 but I hope many took advantage to meet her. Love her workouts and what I love is that this plan works. My sister even uses it and loves it too. Its not easy but so worth it. My hardship is eating healthy. I am getting better but sugar is my greatest downfall. The workouts aren’t too terrible, but tough. They are only 28 minutes long but are HIT workouts so they make you sweat buckets. She does have an app you can try for free for a week as a trial. Or buy one of her PDF’s. She does have other guides too. Her foam rolling guide is another I would highly recommend. I love it because no matter what type of workouts you use, if you foam roll after a workout you hardly feel it the next day. What made me try her out is when I saw many of my friends using her program on facebook and seeing all their progress and how great they looked. Not just physically, you could just see how much happier they were too. And I liked that a lot. And its not like you have to go to a gym either just workouts at home. I did buy a mat (My favorite is Cassey Ho’s pilates mats they are amazing but kinda pricey) and then some hand weights and that is all you really need.

I also have been doing some fun bullet journaling pages. Here is what I have done. A few I have taken inspiration from Nick and Neryda’s blog. I have had a blast putting these together. My first bullet journal was merely just a sketchbook as a trial. So for this year I decided to go and buy the Leuchiturm in Pink. Love all the colors available. And even though the paper is different from what I am used to I like the quality of it. This journal will be for both life and the blog but since the blog is my passion, a lot of what I do will be blogging related. As for other things pertaining to the blog. I have also been transferring more reviews over to UBB. As well as work on my Malory Anderson Family Character guides. So much fun reconnecting with this family. I hope to have it up in another month or so.

Books Read and Reviewed

Reading Challenges

Bad Boys of Romance 2017: 43/15

287

Books N'Tunes Reading Challenge 2017: 22/25

88

Audio Book Reading Challenge 2017: 10/10

100

Oldie But A Goodie Reading Challenge 2017: 13/20

65

Out Of This World Reading Challenge 2017: 3/5

60

Spooks Howls and Fangs Reading Challenge 2017: 23/20

115

Read It All Reading Challenge-Beverly Jenkins: 7/40

18

Goodreads Reading Challenge–30 books out of 300—5 books ahead of schedule!!

Top Picks of January