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#FitReaders Weekly Check-In: Jan. 23, 2015

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Greetings 2015 and welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for the upcoming year. During the months of January – March 2015, Felicia will host the official check-ins. You can catch this week’s post HERE. Please feel free to check-in with a comment here as well!

My Week:

This week was a good one. Busy, but good. Everyone here is healthy and happy, so I can’t complain. I got in my workouts and managed not to overeat last weekend when I was home alone with the kiddos. With the month almost over, I feel the need to find something new to add to my goals for next month. I really could use some help and motivation to try something new in either my workout or diet. Not because I want to lose weight, but rather to keep myself challenged and not become stagnant. Any suggestions?

My Movement:
Friday: 75 minutes downhill skiing (chaperoning ski club)
Saturday: none
Sunday: 46 minutes walking
Monday: 60 minutes walking
Tuesday: 76 minutes walking
Wednesday: 30 minutes walking
Thursday: 40 minutes walking

How was your week? Did you hit any milestones? Try a new food or workout? Celebrate your week with us!

What is #FitReaders?

We are a group of readers, bloggers, authors, etc. who come together with the common goal of adding some movement into our lives, getting healthy, and staying fit. You do not have to have a blog to join in. You can use the weekly check-in posts here or at The Geeky Blogger, a blog, Twitter, Facebook, or in a private, off-line journal to log your own journey. Just know that we are all in this together and here to provide support to one another. Look for the hashtag and join us! Click the image at the top of this post to sign up for January 2015.

About Me:

I used to be someone that was driven to work out. I never had a big weight problem for most of my life. However, during the early 2010’s, a number of things added up, and I found myself not exercising, eating a lot (struggling with emotional eating), and in a big funk. Thanks to Felicia and #BookBlogWalkers, I started my journey back to a healthier lifestyle on January 6, 2014. I started with the goal of moving with purpose for 10 minutes each day and tracking my food intake. As the days progressed, I was able to walk longer and even start jogging. During 2014, I lost 25 pounds and reached my goal weight in September. Now I am working to keep the weight off and stay active. I find the best motivation for walking is a good audiobook and the support of my friends. Generally, I weigh-in once per week, on Mondays, and I’ll be writing weekly check in posts here on Fridays. Thanks for joining me in this journey! If you have any questions and don’t want to comment, please email me at twimom227 (at) gmail (dot) com. I’m also on LoseIt! with the user name Twimom227.

My Goals:
My overall goals for 2015 are to keep up my current level of exercise, maintain my goal weight, and log my food intake every day for the year. I also want to add some races in once the weather warms up.

As for January 2015, with the colder weather, my primary goal is to make sure I continue get out and move. My goal for January is to move with purpose for 30 minutes each day, taking off no more than one day per week. In addition, I will log my food/caloric intake each day using the LostIt! app.

 

  • Check out these. My boss is using them (not this brand, but the walking skis) and she LOVES them. And she is seriously adverse to exercise. LOL I would love to start this, but we live in the country and the white rock (gravel) roads kill my feet. So, right now they are not an option for me. http://goo.gl/fl8eF6

    • I am downhill skiing with the kiddos at their ski club, but maybe I should get some of those poles for my walks along the icy roadways, right?!

  • Jennifer @ The Book Nympho

    I went to my 1st Boot Camp class on Tuesday night… my legs felt like someone hit them with a baseball bat for three days after. All thought squats and lunges. OUCH. So I’ve been staying home and doing sit-ups. But my legs aren’t hurting as much today so I’m going to get to the track and walk tonight and try a class Saturday morning.

    • Wow… hardcore, baby! I don’t think I could survive bootcamp right now. Great job!!

  • You can join Jennifer and I doing the ab challenge. It take maybe 15 extra minutes (though during the end part a little more) and it adds something different. I added walking weights to my walking for 5 min this month. For Feb I am hoping for 10 min. Also this weekend I am going to create the posts for the rest of Jan, Feb, and March and send you the URLS so you can prep your posts (Hopefully) 🙂

    • Wow! You are getting organized! I like the idea of adding weights, but I think I’d best wait until icy road conditions are a thing of the past. I don’t need help falling!

      I won’t lie… I’m scared of the ab challenge.

      • Crap that reminds me I need to do tonights! DARN!

        I just do the little weights right now but all inside 🙂

  • Jeffe Kennedy

    I walked or ran 23 miles last week and I’m down 1.5 pounds of body fat!

    • !!!! Jeffe… that is awesome! Great job! Looking forward to some long walks in the warm sun, soon!

  • You mentioned in my post about maybe looking into yoga. That would be great to add into your walking routine, which you’re doing an excellent job in keeping up. You think you would be interested in strength training like using the kettlebell?

    • I did yoga many, many years ago, and after reading your post, I like the idea of trying again. I think I’ll make that my goal next week – to find a weekly class that fits my schedule.

      I used to do a lot of strength training, but I’m still not in the right headspace to pick it up again. I wish I had someone close by to do the work outs with me!

  • I also need to challenge myself more so I’m looking into taking a class (probably Zumba). I also want to try a 30 day challenge (either abs or arms). Everyone has great suggestions so I hope you find something you like.

    • Thanks so much! I may try a 30-day challenge, but they honestly scare me. That alone should be reason enough to try it, right? I’m also worried about what happens after the 30 days is up… So finding something I can add weekly to my schedule seems like a better fit for me.

  • Karen

    My workouts went well this week. I did a couple of higher intensity ones than usual (bad knees) but need to get in more stretching.

    For diet I experimented with these high protein vegetarian meals: http://www.buzzfeed.com/deenashanker/meals-with-tons-of-protein-and-no-meat#.ocmWg7rpG

    You did great!

    Karen @For What It’s Worth

    • Thanks Karen! Sounds like you had a great week as well! Great job trying new menu items, too.

  • Kristin T

    Wow – you had a great week! The beginning of my week wasn’t so great, but I ended on a high – I did a training walk for my upcoming 1/2 marathon that I’ll be walking in March – just over 5 miles. I haven’t really done much training and realized the race is in just over 6 weeks – EEK!!! Anyway, I’ll be doing some long walks along with some interval walks to work on speed. I also need to get back to yoga because I’m not so good at stretching 🙂

    • 1/2 Marathon – that’s great! Just be care out there during your training! And have lots of bandaids for your feet!! Good luck! Thanks for checking in!

  • Awesome work 😀

  • You had a great week! As far as diet goes, I love using sites like Emily Bites and Skinny Taste. I feel like there are more sites that I use but can’t think of them right now.
    Emily Bites seems to have a lot of comfort food that still tastes amazing and isn’t horrible for you. I’ve loved almost everything I’ve made using her recipes. Skinny Taste seems to be a little bit more gourmet. I’m not making any major goals this weekend because I shall be eating a lot of not good for me yet tasty food. 🙂 Enjoy your week and good luck finding something to change it up!

    • Thanks!! I went to a yoga-ish class yesterday and loved it!

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