#FitReaders Check-In: May 29, 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:

Lobster Bake Photo

BG holding one of the 50 lobsters.

I am happy to report that our annual neighborhood lobster bake was a huge success! The weather was ideal and everyone had a great time. I ate WAY TOO MUCH FOOD all weekend, so it was no surprise that I gained almost three pounds when I weighed in on Monday. However, I’ve been kicking my own butt all week long, even starting a Workweek Hustle Fitbit Challenge with some of you all to motivate me to move more. And it seems to be working. Thank you!

My Movement:
Friday: 36 minutes walking, 10,832 steps
Saturday: 60 minutes walking, 12,507 steps
Sunday: none, 12,482 steps (Lobster Bake hostess)
Monday: 77 minutes walking, 18,086 steps
Tuesday: 75 minutes walking, 13,942 steps
Wednesday: 43 minutes walking, 10,780 steps
Thursday:  50 minutes BodyFlow, 62 minutes walking, 11,350 steps

Questions for YOU!

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

Don’t forget to stop back on Monday June 1 to commit to #FitReaders for the month of June. I’ll be talking prizes!


  • My week starts on Monday so it doesn’t really jive with your schedule but I counted in my last 7 days for my figures. Here’s my link on my personal blog:


    I didn’t keep up the pace I did the first week, though ironically I am taking the dog for a walk after dinner instead of letting her out in the yard. She is old and has arthritis like me 🙂 but we do okay. The change is due to having to get up 3 hours earlier several days a week, and having to adjust. Hope everyone had a great week! At least I am curbing my snacking, if that counts 🙂

    • I hear you – my “fitness week” also starts on a Monday, but since the “check-ins” have always been on Fridays, I do the same – just go with the numbers for the previous 7 days.

      Sounds like you are adjusting, which is part of the process! Great job on the snacking. Can you get in a few steps early in the morning since you are getting up earlier? Just keep up with tracking and trying! We’re here to support you!!

      PS. I can’t access your blog b/c it’s invite only. If you want to add me, I’ll swing by and check it out. 🙂

  • Jennifer @ The Book Nympho

    I start my weeks on Sunday…

    May 24 – 30

    Sunday: Off Day
    Monday: Off Day
    Tuesday: —
    Wednesday: burned 331 calories doing 35 minutes of Elliptical Trainer
    Thursday: burned 530 calories doing 60 minutes of Elliptical Trainer
    Friday: burned 530 calories doing 60 minutes of Elliptical Trainer
    Saturday: **PLAN Elliptical and/or pilates**

    • Excellent week!

      Question… what is difference between “off day” and “–“??

      • Jennifer @ The Book Nympho

        “off day” is the day(s) I planned to take off from the gym. — is the lazy day(s).

  • Adriana Garcia

    You still did an amazing amount of steps and walking this week with your hostess duties still going on.

    I did a little more this week than last, but still more improvement needs to come my way.


    • Thanks. That Fitbit challenge really made a difference. I made sure to get at least 10K steps each day since Monday.

  • Great week! 🙂

    I’m still sticking with the Daily Burn and the walks. It’s getting easier with each day’s program.


  • Mary

    Yay for a successful lobster bake. Sounds like a fun event! I had a pretty good week but have noticed the past several weeks I have a couple of days with far fewer steps than the other days. I think I’m ok with that for now 🙂 My post: https://bookfanmary.wordpress.com/2015/05/30/fitreaders-weekly-check-in-14/
    Have a great week!

    • Sounds good Mary… as long as you are getting in some steps and on those lower days, maybe add a couple trips up and down the stairs.

  • Good work, I am feeling meh myself :/

    That is a lot of lobsters 0_0


    • And those lobsters were soooo yummy!!

  • Kristin T.

    I was in NYC for the week for BEA – so lots of walking around. Plus, NYC is just so conducive to walking and getting in lots of steps! One of my favorite places to hang out and just walk around!!!

    Glad to hear your lobster bake was a success!


    • That’s great!! I’ve never been to BEA, but it sounds like a fun event. Great job!

  • Kathryn Trask

    Wow you have been working it! Lobster – hmm think that’s a bit like crayfish. I find that very rich. I had a good week walking wise, and made my modest goals!!

    My Sunday Post and Fitreaders post>

    • It’s an annual event, and lots of fun. Of course, I live right on the coast where the lobster is plentiful, so I can get it anytime!

      Great job on your goals!!

  • teddyree

    you really killed it with the steps … great job! I did not do a great job last week but I’m kicking myself to do better this week. I think I need to join a workweek hustle for some motivation, although I have a feeling a big stick might be needed lol

    • I’ll do a Workweek Hustle again… just let me know if you start one! Remember, the key is consistency, just keep at it!

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  • gk nelson

    My fitbit quit syncing for a few days and my steps have been off due to the stinking rain/flooding. Friday and Saturday night I was very bad on drinking and I have committed myself to doing Whole30 again for this month. I did some serious gym work and can see the changes and have received compliments on my arms especially.

    • Great job!! I think at this point, I’d freak a little if my fitbit didn’t work. #addictive

      • gk nelson

        don’t think I wasn’t. I tried to sync it with a few devices and no luck. finally it decided it liked me this morning. I need to get “stepping” 😀

  • Bride of the Book God

    Only 7km last week, a bit disappointing 🙁

    • Still sending cheers your way for getting out there and stopping to check in! Each day you get moving is a good day!!

  • The lobster bake sounds fun and yummy! I would have eaten a lot too! You had a great week! I’ve had a good week. I still go to the gym with my coworkers and if I can’t join them because of a meeting I will exercise at home.

    • Thanks for checking in. Sounds like you have the right attitude to keep moving forward!

  • Reading Wench

    Here’s my check-in for this week: http://thereadingwench.com/2015/06/02/fitreaders-check-in-22/
    I added “Active Minutes” to my overall fitness goals.

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