#FitReaders Check-In: August 28, 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 July – September 2015, Felicia 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!

My Week:

My week was decent. I’m kind of in a holding pattern. A week ago, I only had 4,088 steps all day – my lowest since I’ve been tracking, but the rest of the week was pretty good. And while I ate a lot over the weekend (anniversary dinner out and a many-hours, catered baby shower), I did a pretty good job Monday-Wednesday, but too much again on Thursday. We’ll see how things go once the kids go back to school (next week) and I go back to work (after Labor Day).

Excuses… we all make them. What are the ones you use most often? I thought maybe I’d try and address some of the more common “reasons why I don’t exercise” over the next month, but I need your help… tell me what your excuses are in the comments.

My Movement*:
Friday: no exercise, 4,088 steps/day
Saturday: 53 minutes walking, 10,139 steps/day
Sunday: 43 minutes walking, 10,741 steps/day
Monday: 47 minutes walking, 11,678 steps/day
Tuesday: 35 minutes walking, 12,703 steps/day
Wednesday: 40 minutes walking, 12,009 steps/day
Thursday: 51 minutes Body Flow + 67 minutes walking, 12,104 steps/day

* 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.

Questions for YOU!

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


  • Jeffe Kennedy

    and dinner with me! but I made you walk. 🙂

    • Yes!! And even though I ate out, I did really well the rest of the day and it was a good day overall! Plus – seeing you was the best part of my week!!

      • Jeffe Kennedy

        *mwah* loved seeing you, too!

  • Mary

    Usually my excuse for not exercising is achy legs. My MD (Rheum) said to listen to my body and not push it when I feel achy. Learned the hard way to follow his advice. At this point I’m motivated to reach 10K steps/day – or get a weekly average of 10K – but it didn’t happen last week. You did great!

    • Thanks, Mary. Unfortunately, we don’t always have the bodies to do what we want to do physically. I don’t consider “health” an excuse, unless you are truly okay, and just saying you aren’t. We do have to listen to our bodies, and somedays won’t be as productive as others. I try to find the right balance between pushing myself and backing off when I hurt.

      • Mary

        Yes, when it comes down to it, balance is key. Have a good week!

  • Good week 🙂

  • Happy anniversary. My excuse is usually that I’m too tired. Usually if I can force myself to start, I’m able to finish. I’m just about back from my injury and I’m going to start exercising on Monday. I started last week cutting all added sugar and lost three pounds without counting calories or exercising. Since I’ve been having so much issues, I think this might be way for me to finally lose my weight.

    • Being “too tired” is a valid excuse, but it can be overused. I’ll have to talk about that one next month! Thanks!

      Weight loss is an individual thing. If that works for you, then keep it up! Just don’t deny yourself too much – because it’s too easy to fall off the wagon, so to speak! Great job!

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