I haven't felt like blogging lately. At all. I've been completely disinterested, uninspired, and consumed by a lack of motivation. Which then results in feelings of guilt and shame. Therefore, I am writing a quick Five on Friday post in the hopes that it will alleviate some of the weight I feel on my shoulders due to my lazy lack of posts recently.
Important announcement: Shelfari is merging with Goodreads. For the past few years, Amazon has supported two online communities that help readers find new books and share their reading. As a huge book nerd, I love using Shelfari to track my reading goals, progress, and recommendations. And I've always much preferred the format of Shelfari to Goodreads, although I did create profiles on each. Now, sadly, Shelfari is going away for good, and I had to spend an entire evening this week transferring all my data over to Goodreads.
I figured out how to enable Guided Access on my iPhone, and it's pretty much changed my life. Guided Access limits your device to a single app, and lets you control which app features are available. What this means for me is that I can now let Ryder use the PBS Kids app to his heart's content without having to watch him like a hawk to make sure that he doesn't delete half of my apps or Facetime my exes.
I might be crazy, but I signed up for the Ragnar Relay Series Northwest Passage as part of a team with my co-workers. Our relay team will start near the Canadian border in the city of Blaine, WA and then we will run relay style from point to point as we experience the iconic sights of the Pacific Northwest. We will cover 200 miles of running! Each team member runs three legs covering between 3 and 9 miles at a stretch. Needless to say, I have some major training to do before July...
Forbes recently published a super interesting article about 15 things productive people do differently. I tend to think of myself as a very organized, productive, efficient person. However, this article really made me re-think some of my habits and activities. I definitely need to incorporate some of these secrets into my daily routines!
I've been super successful this month with diet and exercise! I've been eating mostly carb and sugar free, and I've managed to fit in a workout at least six days a week. It's been exhausting, but a great reminder that there is always time to fit in some sort of a workout every day. And also that it's not really that hard to say no to all those extra sweets. (Actually it is, but that's what I tell myself...)
Have a great weekend, everyone!