#FitReaders Check-In: May 15, 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 during 2015. For the months of April – June 2015, I will be hosting the official check-ins. To learn more about #FitReaders, or to sign up for May, click the image above. This is my weekly check-in post where I share about my week, and I hope you share about yours as well. You can also catch Felicia’s weekly check-in HERE.

If you have a weekly check-in blog post or put your updates on any social media site, please leave a link to your check-in posts in the comment section, below. Or, if you want to use this post as your weekly check-in, leave a comment telling us how your week went!

My Week:

This week has been a mixed bag for me. Life has been busy, both at home and work. My big project is coming up on deadlines, and I’ve been working late and on the weekends trying to get it all done. Good news is that after today, things won’t be nearly as crazy at work. At home, we have the usual craziness of spring sports and end-of-school. However, the Boy has a knee injury and BG has on-going medical issues that have me running all over to appointments. In the end, I missed meeting my step count on three days and didn’t get in my 30 minutes in on two days. BOO!


The wins for this week include: I did a walk/jog on Thursday – first time “running” since last fall for me. And, even though I was working late, I did take advantage of the nice weather one day and went for a short (1 mile) walk along this trail (photo, above), which is right next to my office. The trail was created on the site of a former railroad track and goes on for miles and miles. I may need to take time to hit this path more often!

My Movement:
Friday: 45 minutes walking, 10,388 steps
Saturday: none, 4,659 steps
Sunday: 39 minutes walking, 9,368 steps
Monday: 41 minutes walking, 11,794 steps
Tuesday: 42 minutes walking, 10,182 steps
Wednesday: 16 minutes walking, 7,618 steps
Thursday:  55 minutes BodyFlow + 65 minutes walking/jogging, 12,900 steps

Questions for YOU!

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


  • Jennifer @ The Book Nympho

    I’ve been bad the last week and half with not moving and eating poorly. But I’m back on the wagon and this is how I did (or will do) this week.

    May 10 – 16

    Sunday: Off Day
    Monday: PiYo – 40 minutes, 223 calories
    Tuesday: Elliptical – 25 minutes, 230 calories
    Wednesday: Off Day
    Thursday: Elliptical – 30 minutes, 305 calories | Zumba – 55 minutes, 556 calories
    Friday: Zumba Toning – 55 minutes, 556 calories (PLAN)
    Saturday: Step – 55 minutes, 487 calories (PLAN)

    Total minutes: 205
    Total calories: 2357

    Page I use to track: http://thebooknympho.com/fitreaders/

    • That looks like a pretty impressive “off week”! Just keep moving – every bit helps!!

      • Jennifer @ The Book Nympho

        Oh this was my get back on the horse week. LOL

  • I just received a Fitbit Flex for Mother’s Day and have just started out with it. I hope to be able to share here weekly and liked reading about everyone’s progress. You go!! My take is included in my weekly wrap-up here:


    • Yea!! I hope you like it. I’ve been wearing mine for about 3 weeks and find it is making a difference! Thanks for joining us!

  • Adriana Garcia

    I hope your son will recover soon with his knee injury :/
    It’s great you were able to jog this week.
    I had an alright week. I wish I could have done better, but school has been tiring me.

    • Doesn’t it feel like if we only can make it a couple more weeks, all will be better?

  • Mary

    You did great considering real life got in the way 🙂

    My post:


    • Thanks Mary. I’m learning not to be so hard on myself.

  • Carole


    • Thanks! I hope to travel the path more often.

  • That path looks great 🙂 I’d walk there, and take a million pics 😉


    • I’m sure you would. I typically walk near the ocean. Equally as pretty.

  • Kristin T.

    You still managed to get in quite a bit of steps each day.


  • That trail looks lovely and it’s handy that it’s so close to your workplace too. I’ve hit my goals of 10K steps (and more) this week apart from Thursday when I had a blister from walking in the wrong shoes on Wed! I’m so happy that I made the decision to buy a Fitbit, it really does make me want to do more!

    My FitReader Update

    • Isn’t it amazing how those little things can motivate us! Glad you are doing well – watch the blisters. I was getting a lot last year. I switched shoes and socks, and now it’s much better.

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  • teddyree

    I did ok during the week but my weekend was a shocker. I mostly sat at scrapbook retreat and exercised my mouth 😉 Hope things settle on the work and home front but despite being time poor you did well!!

    here’s my update for the week http://teddyree-theeclecticreader.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/its-monday-check-in-time_18.html

    • LOL… I love that “exercised by mouth” Sounds like a fun weekend – and we all deserve those once and a while. Today starts a new week!

  • What a great week! And yay for running again! Lovely photo – looks like a perfect place to walk/run.

    I got a run in 6 out of the 7 days and that makes me really happy. Everyone says I should take one day off a week, so I’ve been giving myself Friday’s off.


    • Yea! Sounds like you are doing awesome!! I allow myself one day off per week, but don’t specify, so I can be flexible. And I’ve also learned that if it ends up being more than one day, it’s okay! 😉

  • gk nelson

    the wedding/graduation/golf tourney is behind me! Woohoo!
    No coffee, adult beverages, or gym for 5 days almost drove me around the bend. At least the dogs were having fun and got to enjoy the earthquake. My nephew qualified for the Kansas 5A golf tourney. YAY! I did have my laptop but didn’t get it out. This is a first 🙂

    Today i am back on track and back at the gym and running. And my regular diet. I am ready for some sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts and for the fur kids to get home. Maggie was indecently excited to see the sitter last week, traitor.

    Your trail looks lovely. I am jealous.

    • I hope you had lots of fun during all the events! And congrats to your nephew! Good luck getting back into the routine!

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