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My Reading (or rather somewhat healthy) Week

This past 12 months, my husband has been getting really fit.  He forked out some substantial $$$ on a bicycle and goes on long rides (40-70 kms) with his mates.  He’s got a group of mates whom he work out with 3-4 times a week and he’s been really strict with his food.  As a result, he now weighs less than when we first met 12 years ago with massive arms (errr… muscles?).  A few months ago, in his bid to get me along to one of his fitness thingy, we made a deal that if I’d go regularly (once a week) to cross training, he would READ!  Ooh, there was NO way that I was going to turn that deal down.  Unfortunately, while I’ve missed only 1 day in the last 4 months, he’s only read a few pages 😦  I’ll need to remind him more often 😉

In addition to this cross training business -in the first 1-2 months, I was absolutely sore afterwards that I couldn’t wear any heels for the 3 days after training, I now seem to be getting on challenges upon challenges.  I completed the Squat Challenge a few weeks ago (it’s a killer!) and now I’m on Day 11 of the Plank Challenge.  Am really not sure if I’d make the 5 minutes straight plank on Day 30 -that sounds like a crazy loooooong time to plank.

Squat Challenge  Plank Challenge

For the past week and a half, I’ve been getting up early for a 15 min jog on the treadmill whilst eating quite healthily and giving up coffee.  I missed a couple of days here and there (made a point not to miss it more than 1 day at a time) but I noticed that these 2 days I didn’t jog, I felt so tired which meant that I struggled through the day.  So it seems that I’ve replaced my coffee addition with endorphins!  Nevertheless, I’m feeling FAB!  This is going to truly be a lifestyle change; since I’m up early, I’ll have to make sure that I sleep pretty early and this limits, severely, my reading and blogging time 😦 I’m approaching mid-thirties fast though so am really doing this for long-term health or at least, that’s my aim (not sure how I’ll deal with all the Christmas goodies).

On my 7th day of no coffee, I decided to reward myself by going onto NetGalley and chose a couple of ‘Read Now’ titles (isn’t that the best way to spoil yourself? New books for your reader without spending a cent!):

defy  almost girl

Am very excited it’s the 1st of December!  We’ve put our tree up this evening and I’m starting Game of Thrones. Woot, aiming for 30% per week for next 3 weeks so other books, unfortunately, will be fitted in between when (IF) I need a break 😉  sssh, I’m still trying to finish a couple of books I was supposed to read last 2 weeks, oops!

First Dec

What did you get up to this past week?  Have you put your Christmas Tree up yet?