#FitReaders Check-In: October 2, 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:

After a great week last week, I totally vegged on Friday and Saturday (although I did get my step count in by going through a corn maze with the kiddos). I’m feeling good though because I’ve mostly been eating better.

My Movement*:
Friday: no exercise, 6,809 steps/day
Saturday: walking through corn maze, 12,005 steps/day
Sunday: 39 minutes walking, 10,805 steps/day
Monday: 71 minutes walking, 14,136 steps/day
Tuesday: 30 minutes walking, 13,906 steps/day
Wednesday: 45 minutes walking, 10,127 steps/day
Thursday: 55 minutes Body Flow + 45 minutes walking, 10,000+ 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!


  • Some weeks just hitting step count is all I care about. Eating well is even better! Good job! I struggled this week with hitting my steps, but managed, although barely a few days. First 5k this Sunday – super excited!!


    • Good luck Brandie!! I look forward to hearing how the race went when you check in next week! I’m sending some “kick butt” vibes your way!!

  • Gayle Cochrane

    Looks like you got plenty of steps in the corn maze.

    I almost feel guilty checking in, as I was summer slacker, but I am checking in anyway. The main thing I have been having success with this summer is reducing snacking, and trying out new vegetarian dishes.

    • Thanks Gayle. That’s what the check-ins are for… To stop by and just touch base, regardless of where you are at. I’m glad you did! Great job on reducing snacking, that’s a big step.

  • Adriana Garcia

    Corn Maze? It must be October. I’ve only focused on strength training and running earlier in the year. I just don’t know how to get 10,000 steps each day. How do you do it?

    • Yes. It’s fall in New England!

      I need to do some strength training and I’ve totally be slack. For me, getting in the steps is pretty easy – if I walk. I try to walk 2-4 miles every day. On days I work, I walk around my office for 10 minutes, twice a day and that gives me a few thousand steps, too. With two kids, coaching soccer, leading a troop of Girl Scouts, etc… I stay on my feet a lot.

  • I’m still struggling with my steps, but I’m still eating well. I’m loosing weight, not as much if I could pick up my exercises. At least now with cutting out the sugar, I’m heading in the right direction. Looks like you got quite a few steps in this week.

    • Good job with the sugar restrictions. I’ll be eating your share of Halloween candy for you!

  • Kristin T.

    A corn maze…how fun!!! I remember taking my niece to one when she was young – we had so much fun and you’re right – it’s a ton of walking!!! I had a bad week – too much stress and frustration at work. Oh well…hoping next week is better!


    • It was a lot of fun – it’s the second year we’ve gone to this one. The whole neighborhood gang goes together. Thanks!

  • teddyree

    Great week of steps for you, that corn maze sounds like fun. And well done on good eating choices. I’m doing well with clean eating and an extra 20mins walking to our veggie plot in our local community garden is making a difference, quite motivating too lol


    • thanks, it’s a lot of up and down, up and down, but always maintaining. Great job with the community garden – fresh food and exercise!!

  • Reading Wench

    I’m continuing to make progress toward my goal of 9K steps a day: http://thereadingwench.com/2015/10/06/fitreaders-check-in-40/

    • Great job! I’ll stop by and check out your post.

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