“The best time for new beginnings, is now!”
A whole set on new beginnings is on the cards every time a New Year is ushered in. So many enthusiastic thoughts to make a fresh start. I have chosen to stay away from resolutions, WOTY and many such practices this year. Instead this year is going to be all about I, Me and Myself.
Keeping that thought in mind I made January all about social connects with peeps I love to be with, focused majorly on my health and tried to cook healthy food at home for myself.
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♥ Health & Fitness ♥
First thought went for health and I have pledged to walk atleast 75 Kms in a month. Happy to note the counter topped 100 Kms where I have walked only 20 days of the month. So there is scope for tonnes of improvement here. My healer was happy with my reports and the happy changes one could see there. Great beginnings on the health and fitness front for me and I am supremely grateful for this.
♥ Social treats ♥
My social life has been pretty non-stop in January as first my sister was down here from Mumbai and came to spend a day with me. We ended up at Cyberhub for some mulled wine and delish Italian grub at Olives.
Next up I attended a Lohri bash as one of my batch mates house and met up with a tonne of people from school and chatted the evening away over endless glasses of mulled wine.
I visited P for some home made lunch and sister gupshup and then she hopped across to Gurgaon to spend a day with me. I ended up taking her to my latest favorite spots in town- 32nd Milestone and we gorged on some delicious Malaysian fare.
My bestie came down with her daughter on a shopping trip and we chatted late in the night, over some red wine. Since its winters, Dilli Haat is a much loved spot to browse through and we landed up there on a sunny afternoon. We shopped and ate like there is no tomorrow.
♥ Eating out ♥
There is this Rajasthani sweet that’s a childhood memory of mine. So when Didi couriered over a box of it to me recently, I died of joy and went to heaven. This sweet treat is just amazing for me and I gorged on it like anything. Yup the weight loss resolution went right out of the window – Sigh!!!!!
January was full of great food at some really new and old food joints. I ate a wide array of cuisines from Italian, Burmese, Malaysian, Bihari and Tibetan. Needless to say I was stuffed to the gills and sated like a Cheshire cat.
Okay now back to the weight loss resolution in February 😉
♥ Blogging news ♥
On the blogging front I have done quite well in January and happy with the response too. I need to get back to my travel posts and that means making travel plans for this year. I barely did any travel in 2019 and fingers crossed for 2020.
♥Books & Movies ♥
Reading has been pretty good in this month and am happy to inform that I read 4 books in January, in keeping with the #TBRCHALLENGE2020. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo is one that I will highly recommend for a read. Its quite an impressive book on the angst experienced by a teenage girl. I was quite blown away by this one.
I watched some Hindi flicks on Netflix and was impressed with Dreamgirl starring Ayushman Khurana. Bala and Saand Ki Aankh were the other two that I watched- both were an average watch for me.
I watched Unbelievable – a series on Netflix and found it pretty gripping and disturbing. Its on sexual crimes against women and highlights what women go through it while reporting them. Its a very well made series – do give it a watch.
Well that’s it for me for January 2020 and I will be back with my February post soonest. Drop me links to your Gratitude posts in the comments please.
Joining up with Vidya for the Gratitude Circle Linky