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Friday Fun! (Fitness Goals, GoodReads Groups)

Hello my lovely readers!  I hope 2012 is treating you all well so far. 🙂

I had a nice, quiet weekend last weekend, and it was just what I needed after all the holiday hullabaloo.  I alternated between reading and editing my novel.  I’m about 40% ish of the way through with the edits.  It’s a time-consuming process, since I insist on reading it out loud to help, but I’m very excited about it.

My trainer asked all of his clients to come up with new goals for the new year.  My goal for a long time has been man-style pushups.  I’m getting close to that, though, so I do need to come up with something new for afterwards.  Maybe unassisted pull-ups?  Work on my running?  Dips with weights?  It’ll take a bit of thought.

The weather this winter has been very odd.  We had one actual snowstorm in October and a dusting of snow this month.  Mostly though it’s been just warm enough for disgustingly cold rain.  I literally have not worn my winter boots yet!  On the one hand, it’s helping save on the heating bill, but on the other, I miss winter!

I have Monday off for MLK Day, so I have a three-day weekend, yay!  I’ll be doing my usual reading, gym, writing, cooking weekend relaxation.  I also am hoping to make it to this free class on growing greens without dirt in your kitchen in the winter.  Fresh greens in my salad, how cool would that be?!

Don’t forget that tomorrow is the return of The Real Help.  We’ll be discussing To ‘Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women’s Lives and Labors after the Civil War by Tera W. Hunter.  Next Saturday is the first book for Diet for a New America Reading Project, and I hope at least a few of you have started reading Diet for a New America.  It’s already blowing my mind.

Oh, and, for those of you on GoodReads, I set up a group for the MIA Challenge as well as for Diet for a New America.  Be sure to check them out!  I’m hoping to get some discussion boards going on both soon.  Also feel free to friend me if we aren’t already friends on GoodReads. 🙂

Happy weekends all!

  1. January 13, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Aw sounds like you have quite a good balance going on at the moment, with exercise but also time to properly chill out. Am really interested to hear about the class about growing greens in winter.

    I on the other had a really busy and loud weekend last weekend when really what I needed was to chill out on the sofa. My little home town football (soccer to you) club got a lucky draw to play Everton football club which is a big club based in the city of Liverpool. To illustrate the difference Everton’s football stadium can hold 30,000 plus people, my home town ground can hold 4,000 haha! So I couldn’t turn down the chance to go up to Everton to watch the game. Was such a tiring day though!!

    • January 17, 2012 at 10:28 am

      Haha, I worked out one day then pretty much chilled out. Everyone needs a rest weekend now and then….right? 😛

      Sporting events are definitely tiring, but sooooo much fun!

  2. January 13, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Your plans and activities all sound wonderful and quite balanced. Last weeked was my last weekend by myself before my boisterous 5 year old returned from his holidays. So I spent it reading and writing my first ever pre-scheduled blog posts. I’m trying to be less disorganized this year. I’ll try and do that again this weekend plus a trip to the beach with my son. Have a great one.

    • January 17, 2012 at 10:29 am

      Hoo boy a 5 year old! He must keep you busy! But I do enjoy that age-range. 🙂

      I’ll try not to be jealous of your beach time as I stare out at the snow…..

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