#FitReaders Check-In: September 16, 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 September 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 (September 5 – September 11):

I’m doing it! Last week I was very diligent about what I ate and drank, making great choices. I wasn’t “perfect,” but so much better than I had been – consistently for the whole week. And I lost a little weight, which is rewarding. I know I still have a ways to go to make these better choices my new norm (again!), but every little step counts. I also continue to get out there and move. I’m really enjoying the new Fitbit personal adventures. I’ve done all three – a couple more than once. Its fun to see if I can collect all the treasures, and if I can match the daily goal.

My Movement*:
Monday: one walk totaling 47 minutes, 11,077 steps/day – 5k finished
Tuesday: one walk totaling 40 minutes, 10,375 steps/day
Wednesday: two walks totaling 43 minutes, 11,976 steps/day
Thursday: 50 minutes Body Flow + one walk totaling 40 minutes, 13,296 steps/day
Friday: two walks totaling 48 minutes, 11,396 steps/day
Saturday: one walk totaling 32 minutes, 11,323 steps/day
Sunday: one walk totaling 42 minutes, 10,362 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.

September Goals:

How did I do this week?

  • Reach 10,000 steps each day – 7/7
  • Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 6 days per week – 7/6
  • Complete the hourly “red dot” from 8am – 7pm 3 days per week – 3/3
  • Track my caloric intake using the LoseIt! app each day – 7/7
  • Walk a 5K each week (4 for the month of September) – 2/4 (month)
  • Attend Body Flow once per week (4 for the month of September) – 1/4 (month)

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.


  • Body flow sounds interesting. I swear I’m liking the sound of the fitbit.

    WTG! Keep it up!

    • Thanks! BodyFlow is awesome – a mix of Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates. I wish I could go more than once per week!

      Fitbits are fun let me know if you ever get one!

  • Good work 🙂

    I have tried less sugar these past two weeks, it’s tough! And when someone offered something at work (last day), just a tiny bite and I get the sugar madness come back. Evil

    • Nice job for you! I cannot just give up any food category. When I deprive myself, I get cranky and then binge.

  • Kristin T.

    Yay…sounds like things are moving in the right direction for you! I really like the Fitbit personal adventures, too, but hate that you have to wait for the next day for them to start 🙁 Collecting all the treasures is fun, too! I’ve only done the 1st 2, still need to do the last one. And I can’t wait for the new ones, the ones that will be in NYC 🙂

    Here’s my week: http://alwayswithabook.blogspot.com/2016/09/fitreaders-weekly-check-in-september-16.html

    • The adventures are great. I challenged myself to complete the first one in one day, but I still haven’t been able to find all the treasures. It’s like that damn red dot… haha!

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