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January 2016 Monthly Recap

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This felt like the longest month ever! I started out strong reading twelve books the first two weeks of the new year. Then nothing for three weeks until today. I focused so much on my classes. I love the new ideas, strategies, and the professors I have this year. I'm going to be really busy now that I'll be going to an Elementary school and then to my University. I have classes Monday-Saturday so I'm going to be booked. I want to be a little more active on the blog and be friendly with new and old blogs. I also plan on working on being more active exercise wise in the month of February. For the month of January, I fell in love with my classes and Worst Cooks in America.

I want to make sure to see each month how I'm doing with my book and non-bookish resolutions/goals for the year so below describes how I did this past month:

My Book Resolutions 

  • Read more picture books ------- > I read one picture book


  • Read more graphic novels and mangas ------- > I read five graphic novels


  • Keep track of reading challenges ------- > I've kept track of my challenges on Goodreads. I need to work on keeping track on the blog.
  • Read non-fiction books ------- > I read one non-fiction book


My Non-Book Related Resolutions

  • Draw for fun again  ------- > I didn't draw! I plan to take the time to draw at least one thing.
  • Try learning how to crochet  ------- > I didn't work on this either. I plan on borrowing a beginner crochet book from the library.
  • Try your hand out at new recipes ------- > Another one I didn't get to. I have been writing down recipes I want to try.
  • Exercise and drink water regularly ------- > I stopped writing down my water intake but I have gotten back into jogging and walking. I am forced to walk to class every day so I get at least 3,000 steps a day. I'm going to start focusing more on the amount of time I walk, exercise, or jog.
  • Explore religion and pray ------- > I only read and wrote notes on three chapters! For shame. I prayed very minimally.
  • Take more pictures ------- > I took pictures mostly of myself.

Challenges

  • Reading England Challenge ------- > 0/11 books read
  • Foodies Read 2016 ------- > 0/8 books read
  • I Love Picture Books Reading Challenge ------- > 1/25 books read
  • Royal Challenge 2016 ------- > 2/15 books read
  • 2016 Horror Challenge ------- > 1/5 books read
  • Retelling Challenge ------- > 1/4 books read
  • 2016 Graphic Novel and Manga Challenge ------- > 5/24 books read
  • NetGalley Reading Challenge ------- > 2/10 books read
  • Christmas in Winter ------- > 10/17 books read
  • 2016 Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge ------- > 2 books read
  • Around the World 2016 ------- > 4 books read
  • Goodreads Challenge ------- > 13/150 books read

#FitReaders

  • Jan. 1st - 100 steps - Wasn't feeling well
  • Jan. 2nd - 5,123 steps
  • Jan. 3rd - 4,834 steps
  • Jan. 4th - 10,534 steps
  • Jan.5th - 2,750 steps
  • Jan. 6th - 6,053 steps
  • Jan. 7th - 10,636 steps
  • Jan. 8th - 5,080 steps
  • Jan. 9th - 2,173 steps
  • Jan. 10th - 4,801 steps
  • Jan. 11th - 10,014 steps - Jog/Walk 20 minutes (1.090 miles)
  • Jan. 12th - 10,029 steps - (Gym for 1 hour - Abs, Chest, Triceps)
  • Jan. 13th - 10,039 steps - Jog/Walk 20 minutes (1.097 miles)
  • Jan. 14th - 10,279 steps 
  • Jan. 15th - 10,065 steps - Jog/Walk 20 minutes (1.109 miles)
  • Jan. 16th - 4,400 steps
  • Jan. 17th - 49 steps
  • Jan. 18th - 4,400 steps - Jog/Walk 20 minutes (1.134 miles) (Strong, Lean, Toned Arms, Chest and Shoulders Workout - Lift Like you Mean It!)
  • Jan. 19th - 6,317 steps
  • Jan.20th - 4,024 steps
  • Jan. 21st - 4,410 steps
  • Jan. 22nd - 3,711 steps
  • Jan. 23rd - 1,820 steps
  • Jan. 24th - 1,561 steps
  • Jan. 25th - 3,925 steps
  • Jan. 26th - 9,162 steps
  • Jan. 27th- 4,308 steps
  • Jan. 28th - 3,741 steps
  • Jan. 29th - 4,660 steps
  • Jan. 30th - 4,271 steps
  • Jan. 31st - 4,607 steps - Jog/Walk 20 minutes (1.153 miles)

Total Steps Recorded: 167,876 steps
Average Daily Steps: 5,415 steps


Jan 2016 Fun MileJanuary 2016 5K

 Fun Mile: 
Jan. 11th - Jog/Walk 20 minutes (1.090 miles)
Completed on Jan. 11th
5k: 
Jan. 13th - Jog/Walk 20 minutes (1.097 miles)
Jan. 15th - Jog/Walk 20 minutes (1.109 miles)
Jan. 18th - Jog/Walk 20 minutes (1.134 miles)
Completed on Jan. 18th
I probably completed my 10k too but I'm only counting the times I used my Couch Potato to 5k program. 



First Book of the Month


How was your January?
Have you all seen the cover of A Court of Mist and Fury?

Comments

  1. It looks like you're doing really well with being active. Just moving around is good for you! Yay for your challenges - personal or book related. Off to a pretty good start and hopefully the rest of the year will go well.

    -Lauren

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  2. That's good that you're loving your classes right now. It's tough to balance everything with school. Hope you enjoy The 5th Wave. I'm really curious about that one.

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    1. I'll be reviewing the 5th Wave maybe later this February or March. I liked it but the romance was meh.

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  3. January did feel prolonged; I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought so. :)

    You know, I sort of fell into a reading slump towards the end of the month too. I'm still finding it difficult to stay interested in anything at all! It must have to do with January feeling drawn-out :/

    Congrats on your fitness goals! I'm trying to stay focused and commited with mine, but as I mentioned on my monthly wrap-up post, my lack of water intake is holding me back :P

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    1. I think it was winter break and the break before school that really made it feel like such a long month. Now February feels like it's flying by. Sigh...

      I know you need to drink some more water! I do too. I try to as much as possible.

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