So this is the book that made me get off my butt and write my reviews that I had pending. After I write this I will be officially up to date on my book reviews (unless I have forgotten one but I don’t think that is the case because I haven’t had much emotional energy for reading this year due to my work stress). I am so happy that things are looking up for me because now that I have read a couple of books I remember how much I really do enjoy reading. There is nothing quite like when you find a book that just sucks you right in and before you know it you have read a whole book in a day. The Silver Linings Playbook was that kind of book for me.
So I will admit that I really rushed the last book review so I thought that I had better just move on and try to be more eloquent this time. It is sometimes hard to come up with something interesting to say about each book, espescially if it has been a while since I finished reading it so I will resolve to write my reviews sooner in the future. I am still light years behind most of my co-cannonballers but I am Ok with that because I said this year I was just going to take it easy since I busted it the past 3 years and finally made my goal of 52 books and reviews in a year. I really do enjoy writing the reviews and reading the books (even if I am self-conscious about my reviewing skills I am just doing this for fun so who cares)
I just finished reading “Silver Linings Playbook” (which I gobbled up in a day) so I figured I’d better bang off some of the other reviews I have to write so that I can go on about that one. I am pretty sure there was just this book and then the last Sookie Stackhouse novel to go then I am caught up so that is not too bad.
Things are really looking up it seems. I am 13 days into clean eating and with only minor cheats I have stuck to my goals. Sunday we did a beach day and I was feeling that I had too many “can’ts” in my life so I decided to have a bit of a treat and I had caramel vodka in the fridge which my man helpfully suggested would go really well with Zevia rootbeer (sweetened with stevia) and he was SOOOO right 😉 I only had two drinks and didn’t let that derail my eating the rest of the day. The beach was fun, a bit chilly here still though, but I did bust out the bikini for a bit because I am trying to be more comfortable with my body no matter what my size may be.
So since my clean eating last week I feel I have much more energy and I am ready to take on some items on my personal to do list. One of those things is to write some reviews. I have read several books so I will make a point of putting pen to paper so to speak. I was lucky enough to have won an iPad at my Xmas party and mostly I have used it for games and browsing but I have yet to really try it for blogging. It is challenging because I type quite fast and I don’t have enough practice on here to type as fast as I think. But the more practice I get the faster I will get so here we go.
TGIF everyone!! Even though it is raining here is Surrey BC I am still feeling really great due to my eating clean and re-commitment to my health and wellness. I haven’t written a gratitude post in some time and I thought of a great one as I was walking home from the skytrain station last night with my man. I was telling him that I was really happy that I had written a blog post since it had been a while and I was pleased to get likes and new followers. It really helps motivate me that people are reading my ramblings and it keeps me motivated to carry on.
So again I have lapsed in my blogging but these things do happen. I would really like to write more as it really does motivate me and keep me accountable. I also have a few book reviews to write for my CBR community but those will have to wait a bit longer as my work situation is still very stressful. I am trying to read more books as well as I really do enjoy reading, but I find myself mentally drained a lot of the time. But I think work is not totally responsible for that, and that brings me to the main reason for today’s post.
Without getting into too much detail, the past month has been extra stressful at work so although I was doing well with my health and wellness, I did fall back down the rabbit hole and ate very poorly and did not exercise much at all. The result of that was a depression that I am pleased to say I have nipped in the bud by recognizing it early and taking steps that I knew would correct it.
What my partner and I decided to do was to have June be a reboot, an opportunity to refocus on our goals and get back to where we both want to be. He has his own goals which are similar to mine but it is great that we can both be doing this together to support each other.