#FitReaders Check-in: October 16, 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 rest of 2015 (October – December), 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! (I only use the linky on the monthly commitment posts, for the weekly posts, I use the comments.)

My Week:

What a weekend! From Friday afternoon until Monday evening, I was go-go-go and having fun! We had about 50 family members in town for my brother-in-law’s wedding on Sunday – all those steps on Sunday were from dancing! I knew this weekend was going to be busy, so I made sure to get my walks in earlier during each day, so it wouldn’t get too late after all the fun activities. For example, on Friday (I took the day off for wedding stuff), I had to run errands at the mall. While I was there, I walked the entire mall for 30 minutes just to make sure I got in my exercise that day. It was well worth it. Sure, I ate A LOT of extra food this week, but I feel great about how much I accomplished.

My Movement*:
Friday: 35 minutes walking, 11,524 steps/day
Saturday: 33 minutes walking, 12,788 steps/day
Sunday: 35 minutes walking, 18,995 steps/day
Monday: 46 minutes walking, 10,298 steps/day
Tuesday: 32 minutes walking, 12,063 steps/day
Wednesday: 40 minutes walking, 11,132 steps/day
Thursday: 55 minutes Body Flow + 44 minutes walking, 12,051 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.

Sign up for October:

Don’t forget to SIGN UP FOR OCTOBER! and commit to exercising for the month. Sign ups from October through December will be at That’s What I’m Talking About.

Questions for YOU!

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


  • Mary (Bookfan)

    I was on vacation and wore my Fitbit but my eating went on vacation 🙂 Here’s my link: https://bookfanmary.wordpress.com/2015/10/16/fitreaders-weekly-check-in-32/

    You had a great plan for your fun weekend!

    • I understand what you mean. It seems like I either get the eating or the exercise but never both at the same time!

  • Sounds like you had fun! Great way to work in those steps too! 🙂


  • Great work this week! I’m sure all that extra foods was well earned.
    Here’s my check in:http://www.sharonsbooknook.com/2015/10/16/fitreaders-check-in-16-october-2015-fitreaders/

    • I don’t know about well earned, but thanks! 🙂

  • Adriana Garcia

    I knew you were going to be able to get your walking in just fine. I did much better than next week. Hopefully I keep progressing with my steps taken each week.

    • Thanks! And I’m glad to hear you are progressing as well!

  • No walk on Sunday for me *sobs* I was so tired when we got home, much later than planned…and I might have been angry too, ahem 😉


    • Oh nos! O.o I skipped this past Friday as well. I was tired after going out to dinner and came home to a very messy house. Grrr.

  • Like how you time your walks as well as count total steps for the day. I usually get in about 35 min walk most days. Accomplished my goal for the past week. My post will be included in my weekly It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? post on Monday!

    • Awesome! I will be looking for your post during the week. I like tracking both stats – it makes a difference because I get in more “overall” activity during the whole day, rather than in just one lump.

  • Kristin T.

    I love walking my mall – I tend to go there a lot in the winter when I want to walk longer distances and don’t want to use the treadmill at the gym! I go early, before the mall opens and usually do anywhere between 6-10 miles. It’s great!!! I was just there the other day shopping and noticed they had a sign up saying something about if you walked the whole mall you just walked 2 or 3 miles (can’t remember exactly what it said) – but loved that they are putting signs up like that!

    Here’s my check-in: http://alwayswithabook.blogspot.com/2015/10/fitreaders-weekly-check-in-october-16.html

    • Now that I’ve tried it, I may do it again over the winter. It is better than a treadmill. And no one bothered me with my headphones in. My mall is not super big, but if I go around each little inlet, it’s just over 1/2 mile for one loop.

  • Wow, what a busy week you had. You are so good in adding extra walking while during your errands. I haven’t been exercising as much as I wanted but I am eating right. I hope you have a great week!

    • Thanks Kathy. When I get motivated, I do work hard. That’s the challenge – to stay motivated!

  • teddyree

    You nailed it Jen! and had fun with the wedding festivities 🙂 I was happy with my week, even though I’m stuffed and Monday has just come around again lol


    • Thanks my friend! You really rocked the step count last week.

  • Love how awesome you’re doing. I finally have something to report, so I’m excited to join back up with FitReaders.

    Tanya Patrice

    • Thanks for stopping by and glad you are back reporting! Keep up the good work!

  • Reading Wench

    Dewey’s Readathon threw off my steps for the week, but I still hit my active minutes and stairs goals. Here’s my check-in: http://thereadingwench.com/2015/10/20/fitreaders-check-in-42/

    • Great job getting in activity when you can – and the reading!! *high fives*

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