#FitReaders Check-In: May 22, 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:


A look at some of the trees in bloom around town.

I had a great week this week. I finished the bulk of the writing for my big project at work, so I didn’t have to put in extra hours this week. Then, buoyed by the warm weather, I was able to get out and walk, and I managed to hit step counts and exercise every day this week. Of course, I’m really looking forward to this weekend when we host our neighborhood lobster bake. I just ordered 50 lobsters and 50 lbs of steamers! I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep track of my calorie count!

My Movement:
Friday: 61 minutes walking, 10,602 steps
Saturday: 45 minutes walking, 12.038 steps
Sunday: 49 minutes walking, 11,349 steps
Monday: 45 minutes walking, 10,864 steps
Tuesday: 73 minutes walking, 12,385 steps
Wednesday: 46 minutes walking, 10,870 steps
Thursday:  68 minutes walking/jogging, 15,354 steps

Questions for YOU!

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


40 Responses to “#FitReaders Check-In: May 22, 2015”

  1. Mary says:

    I had a good week. My knees were bothering me so I stayed off the treadmill and walked outdoors. Your pics look like what I saw on my walks! I hope you have great weather for the party 🙂

    My post: https://bookfanmary.wordpress.com/2015/05/22/fitreaders-weekly-check-in-13/

    • Jen Twimom says:

      I hope you are feeling better. Walking outdoors is always much better for me, but I know it’s not the best for everyone.

      PS. right now forecast is perfect!

  2. Jeffe Kennedy says:

    I’m doing well – did NOT gain weight at RT. Woo hooo!!! Missed my walking buddies though. 🙁

  3. SashaWhite says:

    I blogged. It’s been a good week,mostly. But I could do better. http://www.sashawhite.net/blog/

  4. Decided to try something new this week: Daily Burn. I’m liking it so far, definitely feeling the burn though! 🙂


  5. Adriana Garcia says:

    My week wasn’t so great again… I have to push myself to exercise.
    You did fantastic with your steps! Your town’s flowers look beautiful (:

    • Jen Twimom says:

      Some weeks are tougher than others, but by tracking your work and checking in, you are staying committed to the exercise. I hope you have a better week next week. *hugs*

  6. Gayle Cochrane says:

    May have missed checking in last week, as the weeks keep flying by. End of the 7th grade year is upon us, and I don’t know which way is up.
    I have started eating vegetarian, and it is going well, but I am not tracking the calories on Fitbit while I transition. Steps are good, and I am moving my daily goal up to 12 thousand, as 10 is a standard day now.
    Love the pictures of your flowering trees.

    • Jen Twimom says:

      Thanks Gayle. Sounds like you are making some positive changes. And the step count is fabulous! Keep up the good work!

      • Gayle Cochrane says:

        Thanks Jen, of course I could barely move yesterday (8500 steps) after deciding to move my step count up. Back to tracking food today, otherwise I will use any excuse to live off M&M’s. Have a wonderful weekend.

      • R Hunt says:

        Good luck with your food transition. We used to be vegetarians but “fell off the wagon” a few years ago. Eat poultry and fish now. Maybe someday..

      • Gayle Cochrane says:

        Thanks Rita, I have fallen off the wagon before too. I needed to shake things up.

  7. Carole says:

    It is certainly the prettiest time of the year. 🙂 Our trees are just now losing the bloom. Boo!

    • Jen Twimom says:

      We are in the prime time now. All the flowers are starting to fall off, and in another 2 weeks, will be gone. But then so will the pollen!

  8. R Hunt says:

    I see you live in New England– I used to live in Boothbay, Maine for a few years and it was a wonderful experience. Your flowers and trees are just beautiful this Spring!
    I just had my first true week of using a FitBit after a half week last week. I surpassed my initial weekly goal so well that I’m raising it on Monday (my Fit Week starting day).
    Hope everyone felt inspired this week!
    Here’s my post about it:

    • Jen Twimom says:

      I’ve been to Boothbay before! I live a bit further south, moved to the area in 2000 (I grew up in Michigan and lived in Seattle before that). It’s nice to see Spring after that horrible winter we had!!

      My fitness week also starts on Monday, which makes reporting on Friday a little tricky. But I can do it! 🙂 Are we Fitbit friends yet? If not, please find me!

      • R Hunt says:

        Oh, this shows up on Friday, okay, I thought Saturday. I’m still getting acclimated here 🙂 I haven’t gone public on FitBit yet. Felt awkward about everyone seeing my initial weight, since I am concentrating on the steps first, and then cutting back calories.

      • Jen Twimom says:

        My personal fitness week is from Monday – Sunday. I do my weigh-ins on Monday. However, Felicia & I do the check-ins on Friday. So I list my steps and workouts for Friday – Thursday. Confused yet?! LOL.

  9. Kristin T. says:

    Wow – you had a great week! I hope you have great weather for your neighborhood lobster bake – sounds like fun!


    • Jen Twimom says:

      It’s one of my favorite times of the year. I’ll try to post photos next week. We close off the road and hang out. Of course it’s a lot of work, too. Right now, forecast is 75 and sunny!!

  10. Nise' says:

    First week of turning Fitbit back on. You had a wonderful week.

    My Report

  11. Jennifer @ The Book Nympho says:

    I had a slow week.

    May 17 – 23
    Sunday: Off Day
    Monday: Off Day
    Tuesday: Elliptical – 35 minutes, 316 calories
    Wednesday: Elliptical – 35 minutes, 329 calories
    Thursday: —
    Friday: —
    Saturday: Push mowed yard – 60 minutes, 416 calories

    But I did get off my butt on Friday and pulled down the wallpaper in our kitchen. I’ve been looking at the ugly stuff for the 11 years we’ve been in the house. So while I didn’t make to the gym on Friday I was up and moving in the house.

    Page I use for keeping track: http://wp.me/P3GvSV-4J3

    • Jen Twimom says:

      I saw some of the wallpaper photos on FB. That’s impressive!! Rain always puts me in a bad mood and makes it harder to get out there. Just remember – one day at a time!!

  12. Trish Hannon says:

    You had a great week! I had a good one too and am seeing the results on the scales too which is always exciting 🙂

    My update : http://www.betweenmylines.com/2015/05/the-sunday-post-get-your-bookish-news-68/

  13. teddyree says:

    Loving the photos and oh my I am drooling at the mention of your neighbourhood lobster bake … seriously wishing I was a neighbour 🙂
    Oops almost forgot to mention, awesome job on the steps and exercise!


    • Jen Twimom says:

      Thanks! The lobster bake was awesome. Now I have to pick up and clean. Oh, and the over eating! It was good, but I’m seriously still full!!

  14. Brandie says:

    You rocked the steps this week! Great job getting it in every day! Don’t worry about counting calories and enjoy yourself! 🙂



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