#FitReaders Check-In: August 5, 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! Felicia is hosting check-ins from July through September 2016, and you’ll find check-ins every Friday at her blog. I’ll still have weekly check-ins here as well. 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 August 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

Last Week (July 25 – July 31):

I finally feel like I’m in a little bit of a routine at home, and that is helping my fitness. Home for two full weeks, and I’m happy to report that on Monday’s weigh-in, I was back below my goal weight. Not by much, but that doesn’t matter. I’ve been generally eating better, sleeping better, and getting in my exercise. I also did my yoga again this week, and was really good about stretching and doing my exercises for my calves and achilles. Overall, it was a good week.

My Movement*:
Monday: one walk totaling 47 minutes, 12,186 steps/day – 5k finished
Tuesday: no exercise, 10,427 steps/day
Wednesday: one walk totaling 39 minutes, 12,754 steps/day
Thursday: one walk totaling 35 minutes + 55 minutes Body Flow, 10,663 steps/day
Friday: one walk totaling 37 minutes, 14,141 steps/day
Saturday: one walk totaling 33 minutes, 15,399 steps/day
Sunday: one walk totaling 38 minutes, 8,818 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.

July Goals:

How did I do this week?

  • Reach 10,000 steps each day – 6/7 days
  • Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 6 days per week – 6/6 days
  • Achieve a “red dot” each hour from 7AM – 7PM 3 days per week – 0/3 days
  • Track my caloric intake using the LoseIt! app each day – 7/7 days
  • Walk at least one 5K (and hopefully 10K once I get medical okay!) – 4 for the month

Goals for August:

Now that we are in August, I’m changing my goals slightly. Gone is the “red dot” goal for now. It’s just not even feasible with my schedule over the summer. I’m good with that. I still leave the hourly alert on, because if I can get up and move, I should! Also, since it seems to be better for my calves and achilles, I’m not going to worry about getting in a 10k, but rather, try to get in at least one 5k per week. My goals are:

  • Reach 10,000 steps each day
  • Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 6 days per week
  • Track my caloric intake using the LoseIt! app each day
  • Walk a 5K each week

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.


  • WTG! I think flexibility in your goals is hard for a lot of us and I think how you are doing it rocks.

    • Thanks. It was a good week. Of course I’m off to vacation, again! haha

  • My week was meh, I did nothing big cos first week back at work so I am just tired

  • Shandy Jo

    I think you have some reasonable and achievable goals, good luck!

    • Thanks. I’m just trying to maintain at this point. Maybe do more in the fall. I can’t stay the same forever! haha

  • Kristin T.

    You had a good week! I am in the middle of a 2 week vacation and since I was home last week, I made sure to get in at least a 5k every day, and even got in a 10k one day!!! And I made myself get those red dots everyday M-F…which I usually don’t worry about, but I know that next week, while I’m at the beach, I don’t plan on worrying about anything but relaxing!!! So I don’t want to feel guilty when I don’t get many steps in…I might go for a walk on the beach, but I also might not…I just want to enjoy myself and be in the moment 🙂

    Here’s my week: http://alwayswithabook.blogspot.com/2016/08/fitreaders-weekly-check-in-august-5.html

    • Wow! What an accomplishment on the red dots. *bows down* I hope you are having a great vacation!!

  • You killed on steps and the flexibility thing is good 🙂 Good luck on vacation this week 🙂

    • Thanks! I got lots of steps the days we were at the park – it’s amazing how much you move! haha. I’ll report on that next time!

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