Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for 2015. During the months of April – June, 2015, I am hosting the official check-ins and quarterly giveaway.
It is time to Commit to Exercise for May 2015! Whether you are just joining us, need to get back on the wagon, or continuing your monthly progress, now is the time to stand up and say “I’m in! I’m committed to getting up and getting moving!”
So are you ready to commit to fit? Remember there will be weekly check-ins on Fridays both here and at Felicia’s blog, motivation on twitter (#FitReaders), and a group over on Facebook (let me know if you want to be added).
Let’s get this month started by adding your link down below. Everyone who commits to exercise using the linky during April, May, and June will be entered to win some sort of FABULOUS PRIZE. Right now it looks like the prize will be some sort of gift card and possibly a fitness kit including a headband and water bottle, but it’s not set, so if you have any suggestions, please let me know! Add your name and leave a comment telling us what your goals for May are.
Note: you do not have to have a blog to participate. You can use any URL to sign up, including your Twitter, FaceBook, GoodReads, or Booklikes site. Please let me know if you have any problems signing up.
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 May 2015, my primary goal is to make sure I continue get out and move. I plan to move with purpose for 30 minutes each day, taking off no more than one day per week. I also want to take one BodyFlow (yoga) Class per week. In addition, I will log my food/caloric intake each day using the LostIt! app. Finally, I recently joined the Fitbit crew and will be tracking my steps. In addition to “exercising” I want to take 10,000 steps and move for 4 miles each day (with no more than one day off per week). Are you on Fitbit? Send me a friend request at twimom227 (at) gmail (dot) com!
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!
Another good week for me! I have been off for the kids’ school vacation, so I’ve been able to really get out and walk around! Plus with the Fitbit, I find sometimes I’ll march in place while waiting around or such. I am down 0.8 pounds and back to my “regular” weight, stopping that three week increase! I’m also trying to get some photos while I’m out and about (thank you Blodeuedd!) Here is a shot of the marsh behind my neighborhood. It’s mostly freshwater, with very little tidal impact.
Saturday: 32 minutes walking
Sunday: 49 minutes walking
Monday: 45 minutes walking
Tuesday: 64 minutes walking
Wednesday: 47 minutes walking
Thursday: 50 minutes BodyFlow + 60 minutes walking
Thanks to all those who left comments last week about the quarterly prize. For those who didn’t, it’s not too late! As you all know, I’m hosting the second quarter #FitReaders and am responsible for the prizes awarded at the end of June. I’m wondering what to offer up as a prize and want input for you folks! I need something that can be sent anywhere – we have international participants. It can’t be too heavy or expensive, but fun, enjoyable, etc. Of course, one option is a gift card – it could be to Amazon or Barnes & Noble, or someplace else. I could do water bottles, t-shirts, headbands, etc. What do you think? Leave me some suggestions, please. I’ll look into it and then come back later with my follow up.
How was your week? Did you hit any milestones? Try a new food or workout? Celebrate your week with us!