#FitReaders Check-In: June 26, 2015


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. 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!

This is the final check-in for the quarter!! I can’t believe we are already 6 months through 2015! How has your year gone so far? Have you kept up with your commitment to exercise? Have you had to make adjustments? Are you pleased with your progress so far, or a bit disappointed? It doesn’t matter where you are in your journey – we are all in this together!

Since this is the final “official” check-in at That’s What I’m Talking About for a few months, it’s time to announce the winners of the quarterly giveaways! There are three monthly winners, one each from April, May, and June. All you needed to do was sign up using the linky that was provided for the monthly Commit to Exercise posts. Each monthly winner will receive an awesome Bondi Headband, winner’s selection of color*.


*Open internationally, where not prohibited by law. If shipping costs become prohibitive for non-U.S. deliveries, a comparable gift card will be substituted. Open to participants, 18 years or older, who are legally allowed to participate in such a contest as allowed by their local laws. All federal, state, local, and municipal laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. This blog, its reviewers, and the owner are not responsible for items lost in the mail. By entering this giveaway, participants agree to abide by these terms. 


April: Kathryn @Book Date
May: Brandie @ Brandie is a Book Junkie
June: Adriana @ Books On HerMind

Congrats to the winners, and everyone who participated during this quarter! Winners: Please email me at twimom227 (at) gmail (dot) com so I may get your prize to you! Remember: starting July 1, 2015, the monthly commitment signups will be at Felicia the Geeky Blogger blog, but you can still check in here and share how you are doing every Friday!

My Week:

JPEG image-D3F44859FB4F-1This was my last week at work until the fall. I finished up my project and submitted it on time. I was able to get in some steps during the day by walking up and down the stairs and around the hallways while at work. However, midweek I hurt my hip a bit doing this, so I tried to take it a little easier while still reaching my daily step and exercise goals. Tomorrow (Saturday), I head on vacation – 2 full days in the car, so I expect the step count to be down over the weekend. While on vacation, I usually still go on my walks, but I spend a lot of time in/near the lake, so I won’t be wearing my Fitbit. I wonder how that will impact my day?!

My Movement*:
Friday: 34 minutes walking, 10,712 steps/day
Saturday: 61 minutes walking, 12,476 steps/day
Sunday: 53 minutes walking, 12,704 steps/day
Monday: 76 minutes walking, 14,075 steps/day
Tuesday: 50 minutes walking, 12,669 steps/day
Wednesday: 47 minutes walking, 10,734 steps/day
Thursday: 50 minutes Body Flow + 50 minutes walking, 15,017 steps/day

* After a comment about my timed walking and the number of steps I record, I realized it might be confusing. I track two different goals. The first goal is a timed duration of exercise – moving with the intent to raise my heart rate and get in some cardiovascular work. This is what I’m mean when I say “45 minutes walking.” The second goal is total daily steps. This is from my Fitbit, which measures all steps from 12:00AM – 11:59PM, exercise included. I hope that clarifies my movement data.

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 sign up for #FitReaders for the month of July starting July 1 over with Felicia!


  • Jeffe Kennedy

    I’ve hit 610 miles walked in 2015 – and am officially at my lowest weight in four years – yay!! I’m four pounds away from being inside the top end of my ideal BMI. I *really* want to get there. Haven’t been for over ten years. Maybe 15. Eep.

    • *HIGH FIVES* That is so amazing! Great job my friend!!

    • UnaReads

      Congratulations, that’s awesome!!!

  • Thanks so much for co-hosting with me 🙂 🙂 :):)

    • You’re welcome. Thank you for motivating me and helping me get to where I am. You are a dear friend!

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  • gk nelson

    When I have dive classes I can’t wear my fitbit. I needs to see all my fin kicks! I will have lots more steps!

    My steps are way way off this week.

    This week has had some major suckage. My ulcer added it’s little buddies ear and kidney infection to the lineup. I actually to my first sick day in several years on Tuesday. No gym or running since Monday.

    So in my down time I have been planning my running schedule/training.

    • UnaReads

      That’s awful, hope you feel better soon!

    • Get better!! Then move forward.

  • UnaReads

    You are doing great!! Is there a way to bring the fitbit along with you but water proof it in a bag or something. When I was on vacation and went down to the pool, I took a bag with me (had my towel and goggles in it plus). When I took off my “coverup” I put it and my fitbit in it. After drying off, I put it back on. Plus, make sure to track/enter your swimming in so you get to count the calorie burn.

    I’m happy that I’ve continued with the gym this week. Though I missed the gym yesterday, I did meet my step goal – even though I was doing laps around my house last night in order to meet them.

    • I’ve done those nighttime house circles too!! Every step counts, right?

      I won’t be swimming that much, but being on the dock, boat, beach, and around the water in general… I don’t know if I will wear it for fear of it breaking. I may wear the older Flex, which is not as high tech.

  • Mary

    I can’t report any milestones except that I really upped my steps last week. I won’t be able to get any dedicated walks today so I wanted to get more the previous days. I hope your hip feels better soon. That can have an effect on so many other things. Take care. Enjoy your vacation!


    • Thanks Mary! The hip feels better, so I did get in all my steps for the week. However, I’ve been in the car for almost 10 hours so far today… I’m feeling tired and achy. I need to get out and move.

  • Karen

    I’ve been working out anywhere between 15 – 30 minutes a day plus a 1 mile walk that the dogs make me do lol

    It’s so hot that any day I move at all feels like a victory.

    • I can’t imagine being in so much heat. I’m sitting here in long sleeves and long pants right now!! Great work!

    • Yes. With kids. *puts on headphones and turns up volume on my book*

  • Kristin T.

    Hope you have a great vacation!!! And I hope your hip is feeling better. I had a pretty good week – I just love the fitbit challenges – they really motivate me to get those steps in 🙂


    • Thanks. We just arrived (Sunday afternoon) and I did get a slow walk in. Tomorrow should be more normal for me.

  • Well, you’ve gone and done it. Seeing you guys at RAGT walking everywhere being all healthy and stuff… I’m doing Couch to 5k. I’m through my 3rd week and I think it’s safe to say it’s sticking 🙂 I think I’ll join you guys in July! I have a Vivofit2 (Garmin’s fitbit) I’m going to throw on my wrist and see what kind of steps I get, too. Should be interesting…

    Thanks for inspiring me (damn you!) 🙂

    • YEA!!! That is so awesome Kristin!! Welcome to #FitReaders! I’m glad to be a meanie and get you moving!

  • Reading Wench

    Just as I was starting my plan to deal with my weight and sneak in exercise everywhere I could, I came down with a stomach bug. Here’s my check-in: http://thereadingwench.com/2015/06/30/fitreaders-check-in-26/

    • *gentle hugs* Don’t give up to the frustration! We are “here” to help.

  • Kathryn Trask

    Thanks Jen, will get back to you through your email. Lots of great exercise and thanks for hosting.

    • Yea!! Thanks for participating and making our group so awesome!

  • Adriana Garcia

    Yay! Thanks for the prize Jen. You’ve walked so much this week!

  • Gayle Cochrane

    Thanks for hosting the quarter, it is very nice to have somewhere to check in. Hope you have a lovely vacation.

    • Thanks Gayle! Keep checking in with us!

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