Saturday, March 28, 2015

#FitReaders Check-In


FitReaders2015
My goals:

~ 3 days of toning (weights/resistance bands/or body weight)
~ 2 days of stretching/yoga (besides warm ups cool downs)
~ 2 –3 days cardio
~ 1 day adding something for a stubborn area – legs/butt/abs

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I haven’t done an update in a few weeks. Mostly because it was more of the same. 30 minutes of this – 30 minutes of that - but I hit a bit of a rut last week so I thought posting might get me out of it.

I took a few days off 2 weeks ago to go on a on a mini vaca at the beach. I walked a lot so I figured that was exercise right? It was – but coming back and doing a *real* workout was super hard for me for some reason. It’s like I lost months of momentum and couldn’t make it through 15 minutes without wishing for it all to end. lol

I managed to get back into a routine and it’s getting better but my former enthusiasm is lacking. It could also be because the weather is warmer. I hate working out when it’s hot!

Problem #2 – I’m not getting enough stretching in and my body is becoming less flexible since I started rather than more. I’m getting stronger so yay! but my goal as I age is stay flexible. I had originally tried to get a yoga/stretch day in once or twice a week but that wasn’t working so I started adding a 15-30 minutes stretch or yoga routine every night. It’s helping so hopefully I can stick to it.

So that was more than you care to know but it felt good getting it out of my system! hehe

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Earworm: Skylar Grey, Grace ft. G-Eazy



My current earworm is…

I found these two covers – Let me know what you guys think. They’re….different. Both took me a few listens before I started to like them.

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Skylar Grey – Addicted to Love

(I really love this one)


Grace ft. G- Eazy – You Don’t Own Me

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Review: Chase Me (Broke and Beautiful #1) by Tessa Bailey


23285823College drop-out, Roxy Cumberland, moved to New York with dreams of becoming an actress, but her dwindling bank account is quickly putting the kibosh on that fantasy. To make some quick cash, she signs up to perform singing telegrams. Her first customer is a gorgeous, cocky Manhattan trust-funder if she ever laid eyes on one. And what could be more humiliating than singing an ode to his junk, courtesy of his last one night stand? Maybe the fact that she’s dressed in a giant, pink bunny costume

After a night out to celebrate winning his last case, lawyer Louis McNally II isn’t prepared for the pounding in his head or the rabbit serenading him from the front door. But the sassy wit and sexy voice of the girl behind the mask intrigues him, and one look at her stunning face—followed by a mind-blowing kiss against his doorjamb—leaves Louis wanting more.

Roxy doesn’t need a spoiled rich boy who’s had everything in life handed to him on a Tiffany platter. But there’s more to Louis than his sexy surface and he’s determined to make Roxy see it...even if it means chasing her all over NYC.

Goodreads | Source: Purchased

Review:

FUN – NICE HERO – LOW ANGST = my book reading catnip right now.

When I heard those words bandied about regarding the latest New Adult release, Chase Me by Tessa Baily, I one clicked that sucker immediately.

I was not disappointed! Chase Me is hilarious, sexy, sweet and has a hero that falls fast for the girl and is completely befuddled by his feelings. So adorable. I LOVED him. LOVED. It’s one of the first times that I actually believed a former playboy hero when he said it wasn’t about the sex. This couple has smoking hot chemistry but they also really care about each other outside of the bedroom.

The only thing that keeps from making this a 5 star instead of a 4 star read is the conflict/resolution.
Roxy and Louis come from vastly different economic backgrounds and it causes quite a few problems between the two. I really enjoyed how this was explored and the tension it caused.

But the major drama ended up being spurred by another, less interesting, event. It does bring things to a head but ignored the more pressing differences between the two and kept them from resolving any of their real issues that the book seemed to be building towards.

I don’t think I’m spoiling anything by saying they work things out but I don’t feel confidant that they dealt with the big things that might cause problems later. The ending was super abrupt too.

Despite that quibble, I would highly recommend this one. It was a lot of fun to read!