Friday, January 29, 2016

Five on Friday

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!

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  1. I think that article about productive people was inspired by my husband. He seriously does all that stuff. Me, on the other hand...I HAVE to have a to-do list to survive.

  2. I haven't been feeling inspired to blog either! This was a fun post. That app definitely sounds like a good thing!! Congrats on a good month of diet and exercise! :)

  3. Good for you for staying committed to your diet. Are you doing any diet in particular? That guided access thing sounds like something more parents need. "Face-timing exes" lol.

  4. Hi! I've missed your blog, but totally understand. I didn't blog a ton last month either but hoping to get back into a routine again this month. I read that Forbes article a couple days ago and it really resonated with me too!

  5. I've missed you!! I know what you mean about totally being uninspired to write though, sometimes it just isn't what you need. Good luck with running, that sounds like a fun way to hang out with your coworkers!

  6. I love the "guided" equivalent on my android! So the kids don't like accidentally delete all the photos or something. Yay for your diet and exercise! I'm trying to exercise at least once a week.

  7. I've been eating less this week... but hardly sugar free! I'll have to try hard at that.

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  8. That's interesting news about Goodreads, thank you for the heads up!

    <3 Have Ashley, Will Travel


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