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#FitReaders Check-In: Feb. 6, 2015

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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 sign up by clicking the image above. You can also catch Felicia’s check in HERE. Please feel free to check-in with a comment here as well!

My Week:

I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed and flustered right now. First – MORE SNOW at the beginning of the week meant kids at home and more shoveling. The roads were bad, even once plowed, so walking wasn’t really a great option for an intense workout. Second – I’m on vacation! That’s right… a quickie trip to Coastal Magic Con in Daytona Florida. While I’m here, I’m getting my steps in with fellow #FitReaders, but between the kids’ schedules and travel, I really haven’t been up to par. I missed THREE days this week, which means I did not make my goal. Third – the EATING! And that started back over the weekend with the Super Bowl! Oh well… I take it all in stride and do my best! This one week will not break me!

My Movement:
Friday: none
Saturday: 20 minutes elliptical
Sunday: 34 minutes walking
Monday: 52 minutes shoveling
Tuesday: 85 minutes walking
Wednesday: none
Thursday: none (travel)

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 February 2015, with the colder weather and very crazy schedule, my primary goal is to make sure I continue get out and move. My goal for February 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. Finally, I want to start adding in a BodyFlow class when I can, and I will start in earnest next month (due to travel commitments in February).

 

  • Melanie Simmons

    You’re right, one bad week (which wasn’t a horrible week) won’t kill it. 52 minutes of shoveling is a LOT. Have fun at the conference.

    • Thanks! Liza, Jeffe and I got out this morning and went for a walk!

  • One bad week won’t kill it (good head on that shoulders you have there) 🙂 Have fun in Florida! I posted the check-ins on Facebook so go forth and say hello to everyone for me!

    • Thanks!! I posted a photo on Twitter this morning of the #FitReader bracelet (and me) going for a walk on the beach!

  • Carole

    Dang….52 mins shoveling? Wow.

  • Good week, the shovelling was intense 🙂 And sometimes a week is just slower

    • Thanks. I’m learning that I just need to keep going, even if the week is slower. With more snow on the way, it’s not going to speed up soon!

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