April Highlights

April

Working out:

My goal for the month of April was to workout at least three times a week. I was able to do this!! I think it helps that I am training for a half marathon. I think my goal this next month needs to focus on water and sleep. I don’t take in nearly enough of either. I am feeling burnt out and exhausted. Taking a look at things, I am only getting around 5 hours a sleep a night and drinking far too much coffee to try and stay awake. Things need to change!! My goal for next month is to get 6-7 hours of sleep a night and drink the recommended amount of water each day.

New RunningThis month I bought a new workout outfit. I am really excited and haven’t bought anything new like this in a while. I am looking forward trying my new running skirt. I have never run in anything like this before but I am really excited to try it. The top is a light weight moisture wicking material. But the bra, the bra is what I am most excited about. For as log as I can remember, I have had to wear two sports bras whenever I did any athletic activity. But I have high hopes for this bra because it is designed for people like me, small rib cages but big chests. And supposedly I only need one bra… Look for reviews this coming month!

 

I blog about a couple things outside of how far I ran. One of the topics was called: Pushing through discouragement to find the silver lining. This post talks about my constant struggle with body image and my weight.

I also wrote up a really interesting article about protein powders. If you are wanting to start using one but not sure how to find a good protein powder, check out this post. It really is helpful with what to look for, avoid, and how much you should be taking. You can find the post here: Protein and Protein Powders

My total milage for the month: 41

Books I’ve Read:

Feb reading

This was not my month for reading. I am really disappointed in myself and promise to step things up next month. One of my Tuesday talks I had an amazing discussion with bloggers about reviews and what others want to see. If you missed this post, I would check it out here- Reviews and What We Want

My favorite book to read this month was Catch you (you can find the link to my review below). This book is lighthearted and a fun read. I found myself laughing and smiling throughout the entire book. It was a great read!

As far as books I really didn’t enjoy reading- Powerless. Ugh, I really hated this book. Yes, I said it- hate. The maturity of this book was below my tolerance level and I couldn’t finish the book.

Stormwalker (Stormwalker, #1)
Powerless (The Hero Agenda, #1)
Catch You (Love me, I’m Famous #.5)
Glass Ceiling (True Heroes, #2)

Writing:

Feb words

My goal for last month was to write chapters 7&8 and get to section D in my outline. Well, no surprise there but I didn’t get that far. I am still on chapter 7 and revising the previous chapters. This month was difficult for me to find time to do much.

My goal for the month of May will be similar- Finish my revisions and chapter seven. I feel like I have fallen off the wagon when it comes to this and I need to step things up. I need more time..

I did post a fun Writing Prompt this month. The goal of the prompt was to get me outside my writing comfort by writing in second person. You can find the prompt here: Writing Prompt Wednesday- Point of View 

This month I took a look at Beta Readers– the ins, outs, and importance of them. If you missed that post, you can find it here.

Fun and Interesting Posts to look back on:

Burn, Rewrite, Reread Book Tag – This is a fun post! There are three rounds where I pick books at random and have to decide which category they go in. If you missed this post, take a look. I would love to know how you feel about these books!

Updated Running Plan– I don’t really need an explanation here but in this post I also explain how a head concussion was the cause of all my knee issues.

Tuesday Talk- Blogging part two– This outlines some of the struggles we face in the blogging community as well as some possible solutions.

Tuesday Talk- First Lines– This post takes an in depth look at authors and reviewers favorite first lines. It also asks the question of how important first lines are with success of a book.

Twitter Account– Lets connect on Twitter!!

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