#FitReaders Check-In: February 12, 2016

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Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! For the the first quarter of 2016 (January – March), 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.

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.

Important links:

The Virtual 5k and 10k Race Series + 1 mile Fun Run finish line (for after you complete the “race”)
#FitReaders information page
#FitReaders 101

My Week:

1907495_762614300525832_5916204166195667191_nI’ve had a crazy week. Last Thursday – Monday, I was in Daytona, FL for Coastal Magic Con (AMAZING!!) I had the chance to walk on the beach with fellow #FitReaders Liza and Jeffe. On Friday, there was a mixer with a DJ. I danced until after midnight and hit 20,000 steps! It’s only the second time I’ve achieved that level since I’ve been tracking steps. Lots of fun and lots of moving… but LOTS of eating and drinking! I gained 3 pounds on my mini-trip. After my return on Monday night, I haven’t been doing much better. I think I’m in vacation and birthday mode. I figure I can handle the few extra pounds, as long as I keep up my walking. I know I’ll lose the weigh next month after vacation and birthdays are over.

My Movement*:
Friday: one walk totaling 46 minutes + 2.5 hours dancing, 20,138 steps/day
Saturday: one walk totaling 24 minutes, 11,407 steps/day
Sunday: one walk totaling 35 minutes, 13,348 steps/day
Monday: one walk totaling 12 minutes (running between airport gates!), 6,699 steps/day
Tuesday: two walks totaling 45 minutes, 10,949 steps/day
Wednesday: one walk totaling 39 minutes, 11,752 steps/day
Thursday: one walk totaling 33 minutes, 11,200 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.

So are you ready to lace up your sneakers? Are you ready to up your commit to fit? Be sure to stop over at Felicia the Geeky Blogger blog to sign up for this month!


  • Dancing! Awesome

    • Yes! and there is an unfortunate video of my lack of dancing skills out there on twitter! haha

  • Gayle Cochrane

    Sounds like fun, especially walking on the beach.

    • It was lots of fun! Just wish the weather had been better!

  • I’m glad you had fun – yay for 20,000 steps! That’s awesome! As long as your moving, those lbs don’t even matter. I’m up 2 lbs and trying not to let it get to me. I have run 6 of the last 7 days, so I’m chalking it up to some muscle gain and not stressing about it.

    • Sounds like a good plan! However, I do need to eat a little bit better – I’m kind of going crazy! Thanks!

  • Kristin T.

    It’s always fun when you get such a high step count!!! I don’t do it very often, but love when I do! And I’m sure you’ll take that weight off quite quickly – you seem to stay pretty active every day 🙂

    • Thanks! It was a fun time hitting that high point!

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