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Gingerbread: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Absolutely rubbish steps week, let's hope for better next time. I did finish three books, the tagged being my fave.

On other postive notes - I swam in the english sea yesterday for the first time this year. And had a fab night out for Pride tonight. Happy Pride Everyone!


wanderinglynn So I‘m going to rewrite your “absolutely rubbish” sentence to “I did over 10000 steps on 3 days!” (complete with exclamation point). It‘s good to strive for more, but celebrate what you did do! 🎉 You had a great week! You‘re making great progress and more importantly, you didn‘t quit. #powerofpositivity (edited) 5mo
BarbaraBB Great pics and I think your walking is not rubbish at all 💕 5mo
julesG Jessica, listen to @wanderinglynn! I see 4 stars on that app picture. Means you reached your goal on 4 days. Definitely not rubbish. 😘😘😘 5mo
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Cathythoughts Great pics ! Full of life 🎉🎉 5mo
jhod @wanderinglynn thanks for your redraft - much better!! And thanks @julesG great work by you this week too! 5mo
jhod @BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts thanks both! 😘 5mo
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For week 2 I have spent most of the time cleaning and reorganizing. Messiness drives me nuts. I still have work to do but it is looking better.
Exercise: cleaning and walking ✔
Meditation: ✔
Books: I have almost finished Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
Water and nutrition: I met my water goals on 3 days.
For next week I plan to add in some time for relaxing with my new coloring book.
#BFCr2 #bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn

catebutler Great week! And love your plan for next week! 👍🏼 5mo
cobwebmoth Nice! I really need to work on my house right now. 5mo
Crazeedi A fine week you've had!!👏👏 5mo
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wanderinglynn A fantastic week! 🙌🏻 And kudos for how you phrased your water intake. Celebrate what you accomplished. #powerofpositivity Excellent job! 🎉 5mo
Daisey Great week! 5mo
Charityann Nice!🎉😊 5mo
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I'll announce the winner of the week 1 optional photo challenge later.

#powerofpositivity tip: Celebrate accomplishments & eliminate diminishing language. The difference:

[diminishing language]: I *only* made my step goal 2 days this week.

[accomplishments]: I made my step goal 2 days this week, achieved 1 hour of art, did morning yoga each morning, & worked on my meditation practice.

Tomorrow is a new day, a new week. We can do it! 🙌

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Megabooks Great job!! I‘m amazed you can get anything done with all your encouragement!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻💙💙 5mo
Mitch Agreed. Language is so important in framing how we see the world. I‘m going to be super mindful this well ❤️ 5mo
julesG Affirmative language. Been working on it for years. I've managed the following "the tea stays in the mug" while carrying it from one room to the other, rather than "don't spill" ? it's definitely helping 5mo
Crazeedi @wanderinglynn cross my ❤ I will do better this week! Thank you for reminding us ! What a rut we fall into diminishing our efforts! 5mo
guinsgirlreads Thank you for all you do! This is such a great thing! 5mo
Peddler410 My policy: if I won‘t say it to my daughter I can‘t say it to myself. I only focus on the positive when talking to my daughter when things don‘t turn out the way she hoped — I get lots of 🙄 but always a smile at the end. So, I need to treat myself the same as I treat my daughter. 5mo
wanderinglynn @Peddler410 that‘s an excellent way to do it! 👍🏻👍🏻 5mo
wanderinglynn @Crazeedi yes, and I think women tend to do it more often than not. That‘s why I wanted to focus on positivity this round. You‘re doing great! 😘 5mo
wanderinglynn @julesG awesome! 👍🏻 5mo
wanderinglynn @Megabooks It‘s all the encouragement from seeing the awesome things y‘all are doing that pushes me to do better each week. 😘 5mo
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The Summer Book | Tove Jansson, Thomas Teal, Kathryn Davis
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I am so proud of my fellow #SmallSteppers in week one of #BFCr2! You guys have done great! The quote above is my positivity quote I needed to remember this week. I was out of town half of the week, and I only got 60 of my 120 minutes of cardio and 30 of my 60 minutes of stretching in. But it all adds up, right?? I also started The Summer Book by Tove Jansson, and it‘s gorgeous so far!

Let‘s keep it up in Week 2!!

#BookFitnessChallenge #BFC

TheDaysGoBy It definitely adds up! You‘re doing great! 5mo
wanderinglynn Great first week! 🙌 But I'm going to rewrite the sentence “I only got ...“ to “I got 60 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of stretching!“ (complete with exclamation point). Celebrate what you accomplished! Especially since you were out of town part of the week. No diminishing language (“only“). You are making great progress, you are moving forward, and most importantly, you didn't quit! #powerofpositivity 5mo
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TheWordJar That‘s a very good point @wanderinglynn! Thank you for pointing that out. 😊 5mo
Laughterhp Great job this week! You‘re doing great! 5mo
hes7 Good quote! It‘s great to remember that even if you‘re not noticing changes immediately, it‘s not worthless to keep going. 5mo
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My daily step counts for the week. Only met my goal 3 of the days. My cold really gave me some bad days this week, which kept me from being as successful as I wanted. And I thought I was finally over it only to wake up this morning with a migraine and awful ear pain. No infection but the doc gave me meds that should help.

Here‘s hoping for an even better next week!

#BFC @Laughterhp @wanderinglynn


Laughterhp You did great this week, especially since you were sick! Great job! Hopefully you start to feel better soon! 5mo
wanderinglynn You had a great first week! 🙌🏻 But I‘m going to rewrite this sentence “only met my goal 3 of the days” to “I met my goal 3 days!” (complete with exclamation mark). Celebrate your accomplishments because you had a life happen this week (sickness). So no diminishing language (“only”). You‘re making great progress, you‘re moving forward, and most importantly, you didn‘t quit! So be proud of you! #powerofpositivity 5mo
TheDaysGoBy @Laughterhp Thanks! I‘m hoping so too! 5mo
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TheDaysGoBy @wanderinglynn You‘re so right! Thanks for all your positive words and encouragement! I think #BFC and my team are really going to be great for that - getting me to realize I‘m still making progress and be kinder to myself if I don‘t hit all my goals 5mo
Bookwormjillk You‘ll crush it when you‘re feeling better. 5mo
TheWordJar You moved every day this week! That is certainly worth celebrating! Awesome job! Keep it up! 🙌 5mo
wanderinglynn Exactly! Because if you consistently hit all your goals, that means you need to raise them! 5mo
Crazeedi You did great!! 5mo
hes7 Good start! 👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
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Borrowed Time | Tracy Clark
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#bfcr2 #fitlit
Walked slowly for me & only .6 miles today- humidity got to me. But now I am on my porch cooling off and watching the rain, sun shower. Sun is in the nw sky all the while sheets of rain are falling. Couldn‘t really capture it in a photo but I tried.
Books: one paperback; one audio ( tagged book is audio)- met goal
Miles: short 2; I only walked appx 4 miles this week. Hoping for a better week starting tomorrow for walking.

Crazeedi You did good!! I fell short on my mileage too but it's ok! I still love your porch!😉 I'm going to get a letter out to you this week! Thank you for yours!❤️ 5mo
kspenmoll @Crazeedi Thanks for your support! I am behind on replies to letters but then who is counting?! 😘#litsylove 5mo
wanderinglynn Great week 1! 🙌🏻 But I‘m going to rewrite this sentence “I only walked approx 4 miles” to “I walked 4 miles this week!” (complete with exclamation point). Celebrate your accomplishments! No diminishing language (“only”). Maybe you didn‘t reach the goal you wanted, but that‘s okay. You made good progress, you‘re moving forward, and more importantly, you didn‘t quit! #powerofpositivity 5mo
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4thhouseontheleft I love sun showers. Beautiful pic! 5mo
4thhouseontheleft 4 miles is 4 miles better than no miles! Can‘t wait to see what Week 2 has in store for you. Keep up the great work! 5mo
kspenmoll @wanderinglynn THANK YOU for dwelling on the positive! I walked 4 miles this week!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 need the reminder: #powerofpositivity 5mo
wanderinglynn @kspenmoll MUCH better! 🙌🏻 5mo
dariazeoli Great work! Progress, not perfection 😉 5mo
catebutler You did great! I had a few hiccups this week, but I told myself that I was out, moving, being healthy and feeling better. And next week is a clean slate! Great job!! 👍🏼 5mo
kspenmoll @4thhouseontheleft @dariazeoli @catebutler Thank you all for the positive reminders & support! 5mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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@wanderinglynn @Caterina #BFCR2 #week1 #booknerdherd #bookfitnesschallenge
The view from my walking path this week.
What I realized this week-need to adjust my goals. I forgot that it is 'weed and hoe the garden' season. So 3 of my days were spent in the garden instead of walking. 2 of the days I walked, but only accomplished 2 miles, not 8 miles. I did my stretching, and I've read 3 books this week. So I'm on track with reading goal!!

peaches10 Beautiful scenery!! The green is so vibrant. I keep telling myself I need to exercise more but find my nose in a book...hahaha 5mo
Crazeedi @peaches10 yes we've had so much rain, everything is very lush! Bad thing is the garden isn't doing very well...☹️ 5mo
wanderinglynn Great week 1! 🙌🏻 But I‘m going to rewrite this sentence “but only accomplished...” to “I accomplished 2 miles AND did 3 days of weeding!” (complete with exclamation mark). Celebrate your accomplishments! No diminishing language (“only”). Maybe you didn‘t reach the goal you intended, but you did make progress, you‘re moving forward, and most importantly, you didn‘t quit! Plus weeding is a workout! #powerofpositivity (edited) 5mo
sudi I think you did pretty good 👏👏👏 also that scenery is so beautiful 😍 5mo
Crazeedi @wanderinglynn thank you for rewriting my week! For reminding me!! You're the best❤ 5mo
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Fitness | Bonnie Graves
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#BFCr2 week 1 check in. 5/18 books completed. I think I‘m going to have to up this. Yoga 7/7 with Thursday‘s session done at the library. Cardio (treadmill) 7/7. This was a good week. Next week might be iffy. 🤷🏻‍♀️

wanderinglynn I love your pic! Now that is the #powerofpositivity at work. Celebrate your accomplishments because you had a fantastic week! 🙌🏻 And if life happens next week, adapt your goals—the important thing is to keep making progress & keep celebrating that progress regardless if you do yoga 1 time next week or 7. Just keep moving forward and don‘t quit! You got this! 💜 5mo
jillannjohn Great job! 👏 5mo
Cheshirecat913 Killin' it!! 👆 5mo
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Dragonfairykats Woohoo!!!! 💃🤸‍♀️💥 5mo
Marmie7 Awesome job!🌋 5mo
bookandcat Wow way to go! 5mo
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