Friday, July 1, 2016

2016 Bookish Resolutions Challenge: June Update

 BookishResolution Challenge 2016
The 2016 Bookish Resolutions Challenge is hosted by Laura @ Trips Down Imagination Road and Michelle @ Because Reading and you can sign up at this link. For this challenge you must have 2 of 3 main goals, Blogging, Reading, and/or Personal and then subcategories for these goals. Well, I am not doing much better after a dismal April and May. However Michelle and Laura are giving us permission to delete and tweak goals. I can delete two and tweak two, but I think I am just going to tweak two in my personal goals. I have halfway completed Blogging at least 10 times a month.

My goals:

Reading Goals

1. Read at least 6 Classics. This was a goal I barely completed last year, but something I want to continue doing. So far I have only finished Peter Pan, but hopefully I can get into another classic soon. Still have only finished Peter Pan, but have started Frankenstein. The results here have not changed since February, got to work on this one.
2. Read at least 70 books this year. I did not do this as a goal for the Bookish Resolution last year, but I did have it as a goal. I just missed it by 8 books, so I want to challenge myself on it this time.  I finished 38 books now, so I am halfway there.
3. Finish at least 4 series. I did well with this last year, but I have several more series that I did not finish. I have finished one series, but have three that I am really close to finishing. Hoping to use Michelle's My TBR list to finish another series ending book this month!

Blogging Goals

4. Blog at least 10 times a month. I met this goal for 7 out of 12 months, so I want to try this one again. I blogged 10 times in June, so I have met my goal each month for this one!
5. Complete at least half of the challenges I sign up for this year. I came very close to completing this goal, but not quite. I will be signing up for challenges soon. I have started all my challenges so far this year. I have met goals in a couple of them, but still working on reading more.
6. Be more active commenting on blogs and on Twitter. By more active, I mean getting on Twitter and commenting on blogs at least once a week. Twitter is still going well, but blogging not so much.
7. Review at least half of the books I read. I basically just stopped writing reviews at the end of the year and I would like to do better with this in 2016. So far I have reviewed 31 out of 38 books, so I am meeting the half way goal easily. I may write one or two reviews of the books I haven't reviewed yet, but the other 5 will not be reviewed.

Personal Goals

8. Lose at least 20 pounds, 10 pounds. We are going to try Biggest Loser at work and our theme this year is Libraries Transform, which is ALA's theme. We decided against Biggest Loser at work. I gained back most of what I lost last year, so I would love to lose that weight again and maintain the weight loss. HaHaHaHaHa. I added a few more hahas here, because I am pretty sure I am 5 pounds heavier than where I started at the beginning of the year. I just can't make myself care about getting healthy and I don't know why!
9. Eat and drink healthier. I would like to eat at least a vegetable or fruit a day a week. I eat horribly and am not in good shape. I would also like to cut down on coffee and sodas, because that is all I have been drinking lately. HaHaHa. Coffee and sodas are still my best friends and I again went a few days without veggies and fruit. However I have been drinking more water and fewer cokes and coffee. I know I am not going to eliminate coffee, but increasing my water is a good first step. I have ate a few more veggies and fruits, mainly tomatoes, since it is summer and I love them in the summer.
10. Exercise more. I would love to exercise at least a few times a month and possibly up this to a few times a week as I get in a bit better shape. I don't want to push things too fast, so for the first month or so, I would like to exercise at least 3 times a month. I still don't remember the last time I exercised, some time in April I think. I have been getting in 10,000 steps with summer reading, but I haven't really exercised.

Hope everyone is doing a bit better with their goals than I am! I am hoping for a better July, but I have to start wanting to change my personal goals! 

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