#FitReaders Check-In: May 27, 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 May Virtual 5k and 10k Race Series + 1 mile Fun Run finish line (for after you complete your own “race”)
#FitReaders information page
#FitReaders 101
Facebook Group

My Week:

My fight with the “red dot” continues this week, when I missed one hour by a couple measly steps at work on Tuesday. #grrr I swear #Fitbit is out to get me! I did make my “hourly activity goal” on 3 days this week! Speaking of #Fitbit, have you seen the new dashboard yet? It rolled out on my iPhone on Wednesday. I like it.

The week was pretty good. I’m working hard to eat better, but indulging once and a while. We have our annual neighborhood Lobstah (that’s lobster for those non-New Englanders) Bake on Sunday. There will be lots of eating and drinking! Medically, the doctor changed my blood pressure meds this week, and I noticed on Thursday I was very winded and heart racing when going up and down the stairs. I’ll be monitoring that. I also have an appointment scheduled with a physical therapist for my calf/achilles issues. My doctor thinks it could be tendonitis. We’ll see next week.

My Movement*:

Friday: one walk totaling 27 minutes, 12,768 steps/day
Saturday: one walk totaling 49 minutes, 12,369 steps/day
Sunday: one walk totaling 33 minutes, 12,861 steps/day
Monday: one walk totaling 70 minutes, 16,059 steps/day
Tuesday: two walks totaling 59 minutes, 13,113 steps/day
Wednesday: one walk totaling 45 minutes, 12,533 steps/day
Thursday: one walk totaling 40 minutes, 12,000+ 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.

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. Overall, how did May go for you? Did you get in your races?

Don’t forget to check back on Wednesday June 1st to sign up for June!


  • This was sort of a blah week for me. Here’s my check-in: https://fortifiedbybooks.com/2016/05/27/fitreaders-check-in-64/

    • I just read your update – it’s not totally blah! You are doing great. Thanks for checking in!

  • gk nelson

    I have resigned myself that my 10k isn’t happening this month. I did get 12k steps in every day despite being in the car for 13 hours on Monday, no more family vacations ever again. No gym this week but hopefully back on (almost regular) schedule. tonight and tomorrow will be the final clean up at my old apartment.

    I did my first ever beer mile. You drink a beer, run a 1/4 mile, drink a beer, run, repeat. Yes, you do want to die. LOL but it was fun.

    • Haha! that sounds like a fun race!

      I didn’t do a 10k in March. Sometimes it just isn’t in the cards.

  • You might want to take in your fitbit stats (it does heart rate right?) for the doc. I know people have found that beneficial for the doc. I think you are doing well and I hope all the medical stuff works out in your favor!

    • thanks. The Charge HR does keep track of heart rate, and mine is fine. I was diagnosed with hypertension (high blood pressure) a year ago. It’s hereditary, unfortunately. The doctor and I made a small adjustment to my meds, but it may take the rate too low. I seem to have been fine since, so hopefully it was an anomaly.

    • That’s me today… Monday. I’m doing nothing.

  • Shandy Jo

    This week wasn’t great, I wasn’t able to workout like I wanted. Another whole midweek slump.

    • I tend to have weekend slumps. Just keep at it! You can do it.

  • Kristin T.

    Ah…that red that is a pain! I just ignore it half the time…some days it’s virtually impossible for me to get up and get those steps in…oh well! I haven’t seen the new dash board yet…what’s different? Hope the Lobstah bake was fun!!!

    Here’s my week: http://alwayswithabook.blogspot.com/2016/05/fitreaders-weekly-check-in-may-27.html

    • The lobstah bake was a blast, and I got 20,000 steps for the day! That’s what happens when I run around all day being the hostess with the mostest! The new dashboard has lots of circles. If you have iOS, run the update, and in the advanced settings check “preview new dashboard.”

  • I feel so defeated by that stupid red dot!! But I do love the new dashboard. My steps got better this week, although my calf pain is forcing me to take it easier than I normally do. 5K tomorrow morning! I’d love to get a new PR, but we’ll see.
    You did great with steps all week! I’ve been eating really poorly this past week – I need to get back on track.

    • Thanks. I was doing great all week, but then gained 3 lbs overnight because of all I consumed at the party yesterday. I know it will go away, but it’s so frustrating.

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