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.
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.)
December is here and that means 1) lots of parties and eating and 2) cold weather. These are both things that can hamper our progress and work towards being fit. Don’t stress about it!
First… parties are fun and eating is enjoyable, so don’t punish yourself for having fun. I try to eat something small and healthy before I go to parties, so I won’t be as hungry. I also try to remember to have food that I don’t normally get – so I skip breads, chips, and regular dips, because I can have those anytime. Instead I try to sample all of the stuff I don’t have regularly.
Second… cold weather and snow can make it more difficult to get outside. I still prefer being outside to working out on a machine, but indoor exercise is always an option. You can march in place, or do jumping jacks/jump rope. You can find a video or look online for a short workout. I still walk, but I bundle up and take it slow. I don’t want to slip and fall, so I use a flashlight, sometimes walk in my boots, and go slowly.
Don’t get down if you aren’t doing your “normal” routine. Keep checking in and remember each day is a new day!
Okay… so I’m going to give a big shout out to Rachelle of Fortified by Books on this one… Have you seen this game??
It’s called Zombies, Run. According to Rachelle:
The game involves “missions” which are about 30 minutes long (if you pay for the Pro edition you can adjust the times). Each mission is basically a workout session. You hit play and start walking or running, and there are settings for walking/running outside, on a treadmill, or even using a rower if that’s your thing. Throughout the mission you get chased by zombies, and you have to speed up or you get zombified. What I really like about it is that you can listen to music while you’re playing the game, and it will automatically pause and resume the music whenever one of the game’s audio segments kicks in, so you don’t have to push any buttons or mess with your phone once you start. Also, throughout the mission you get items that you can use to build your base after you’re done working out. You can also sync your game info. to the website and then see all your stats like distance, pace, etc. whenever you log in.
This sounds like a lot of fun and I’m definitely going to try it. What apps are you using to make your workout more fun or more productive?
After kicking butt on Thanksgiving, I was SOOOOO lazy on Saturday. It was my LOWEST STEP COUNT since I’ve been tracking! And I’m also dealing with a mild sinus/head cold… so my steps weren’t my usual, but I get them in when I can!
Friday: 3 hours yard work + one walk totaling 33 minutes, 16,489 steps/day
Saturday: NOTHING, 2,720 steps/day
Sunday: one walk totaling 46 minutes, 13,546 steps/day
Monday: one walk totaling 55 minutes, 13,703 steps/day
Tuesday: one walk totaling 10 minutes, 6,078 steps/day
Wednesday: two walks totaling 53 minutes, 12,236 steps/day
Thursday: 55 minutes Body Flow + one walk totaling 40 minutes, 11,500 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.
It’s not too late!! Don’t forget to SIGN UP FOR DECEMBER! and commit to exercising for the month. Sign ups from October through December will be at That’s What I’m Talking About.
How was your week? Did you hit any milestones? Try a new food or workout? Celebrate your week with us!