#FitReaders Check-In: April 8, 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! I’m hosting check-ins from April through June 2016, and you’ll find the check-ins every Friday right here.

I only use the linky for the monthly Commit to Exercise posts, so please use the comment section below for your check-in. You can leave a link to your own weekly check-in blog post or any social media site in the comment section. Or if you prefer, use the comment section as your own weekly check-in space.

Also, if you have any questions about #FitReaders, you can leave them in the comment section or email me at twimom227(at)gmail(dot)com.

Important links:

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

My Week:

Another pretty good week for me! Although I had a huge celebration on Saturday (my son earned his junior black belt in karate), I still walked everyday and did my best to eat within my caloric range the remaining days. Even Thursday – when it was pouring rain, I walking inside, around my house, to get in my steps. It felt good to keep up good habits for another week!

April-2016-5K-274x400My Movement*:
Friday: one walk totaling 19 minutes, 10,657 steps/day
Saturday: one walk totaling 32 minutes, 7,892 steps/day
Sunday: one walk totaling 33 minutes, 11,223 steps/day
Monday: one walk totaling 38 minutes, 11,465 steps/day
Tuesday: one walk totaling 43 minutes, 10,542 steps/day
Wednesday: two walks totaling 79 minutes, 15,099 steps/day (1st 5k of the month)
Thursday: 56 minutes Body Flow + one walk totaling 36 minutes, 10,100+ 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.

How was your week? What were you successes? What were your challenges? Be sure to stop over at Felicia the Geeky Blogger blog to check in with her.


  • Yay for good habits and great job on your steps!! Congrats to your son, too!

    • Thanks! And today is BG’s 10th birthday!! Lots of celebrating. While I still have a pound or two to lose, I’m feeling much better and have more energy the past two weeks.

  • gk nelson

    I am pretty proud of myself for getting my steps in with being in the pool most of the day Saturday. It was so much fun playing in a huge 18 foot deep pool but 10 degrees cooler than expected.

    I got 12k steps and two gym visits in. My legs and back are super sore. My race tomorrow, may be pretty slow but Vivian, the wonder dog, and I will still go have our adventure. And I made some new friends over the weekend and I have new running and diving buddies.

    Congratulations to your son. That’s a great accomplishment.

    • Wow! Sounds like you had a wonderful week! Great job! Good luck on your race.

  • Gayle Cochrane

    Glad your week went well. I have been keeping up with my daily exercise on the stationary bike, and managed to get a couple of walks in.
    Congratulations to your son.

    • Thanks Gayle. Glad you are keeping up with your exercises. I had a minor set back on Friday, but hopefully I’ll get back to things today (Saturday).

  • Kristin T.

    I am forever walking around my house to get my steps in…usually I do that while watching tv, but sometimes I’ll do it while reading – or catching up on twitter! Anything to get those steps in, especially if I’m participating in those Fitbit Challenges…who wants to be at the bottom of those leaderboards 😉 I always feel better when I get some type of movement in – whether it’s some walking around or even 15 minutes of yoga…just a little something does wonders for my mood! Hope you have a great week!

    Here’s my check-in: http://alwayswithabook.blogspot.com/2016/04/fitreaders-weekly-check-in-april-8.html

    • Thanks Kristin. I did that very thing on Thursday evening – But I didn’t do it smart. I was wearing my slippers and didn’t thing about the pounding on my feet. So Friday I had a lot of foot pain. It’s a bit better today, but I am taking it easy so I don’t injure it more.

    • thanks. It’s been up and down, up and down.

  • Aw congrats to the son! Exciting! We didn’t have rain here but gah the cold came back with a vengeance! Got a wee bit tired of stepping around the house. lol Looks like tomorrow will be the same though. It’s hitting 28 tonight. Ahh!

    • Thanks. Yes… it’s gotten cold here too. What happened to the warmest winter on record??!!

  • Shandy Jo

    Great job keeping active! I didn’t do that well this week, http://mamaknowsbooks.blogspot.com/2016/04/sunday-cup-of-13.html

    • Thanks. I feel like it’s one step forward, two steps back lately.

  • Christina T

    Fantastic job with your steps and keeping up with your exercise even through a busy week! Congrats to your son too 🙂

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