#FitReaders Check-In: September 9, 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 (August 29 – September 4):

UP. Down. UP. Down. No… that’s not me doing pushups or squats. It’s my weight. Last week, after I talked about how I’m no longer “maintaining,” and how I had to be better, I went out and ate way too much over the holiday weekend. My weight was up, and I’m once again realizing that what I’m doing isn’t working. I can’t continue to eat 500-1,000 calories over my daily allowance and expect to coast along at my goal weight. Crazy, right?! *shakes head* So I’m trying again this week to be more mindful about my daily allowance of calories and limit my snacking and sweets. Because it does matter – I can’t keep doing it!

In exercise news… My achilles are finally feeling better. I think I was actually doing too much to “help them,” and I’m finding that with more simple stretching and using my good shoes with inserts, I’m much better. And last week I totally ROCKED the red dot!

My Movement*:
Monday: one walk totaling 31 minutes, 13,236 steps/day
Tuesday: one walk totaling 32 minutes, 10,993 steps/day
Wednesday: two walks totaling 41 minutes, 13,848 steps/day
Thursday: two walks totaling 56 minutes, 13,619 steps/day
Friday: one walk totaling 50 minutes, 12,790 steps/day – 5k finished
Saturday: one walk totaling 20 minutes, 11,281 steps/day
Sunday: one walk totaling 36 minutes, 12,267 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 – 6/6
  • Complete the hourly “red dot” from 8am – 7pm 3 days per week – 7/3
  • Track my caloric intake using the LoseIt! app each day – 7/7
  • Walk a 5K each week (4 for the month of September) – 1/4 (month)
  • Attend Body Flow once per week (4 for the month of September) – 0/4 (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.


  • Nima

    I landed a new indoor cycling gig this week. To set myself apart, I used an entirely classical playlist. Everyone seemed to like it! It’s a trial time slot. Fingers crossed that the numbers grow.

    • I’m so happy that you found a new spin home. Keep at it and your numbers will grow! *tosses confetti*

  • I lost some weight when I was ill two weeks ago, and i still wait to gain it back, cos I usually do…hopefully not

    • Hmm…. maybe you are doing more exercise now that you are back in a routine?

  • Kristin T.

    Yay for rocking those red dots!!! On the days I go to the gym at 4:30am, I get the majority of my step goal in while there, so I tend to ignore the reminder the rest of the day – especially when I’m at work…I really shouldn’t, but I get so bogged down in what I’m doing. And then other days, I really need that reminder to make my step count. Oh well! And I’m also glad to hear you’re achilles are doing better!!! Sometimes new shoes just do the trick. I just went out & got myself new ones and immediately felt a difference in my hips and knees. I really need to remember to do that more often 😉

    Here’s my week: http://alwayswithabook.blogspot.com/2016/09/fitreaders-weekly-check-in-september-9.html

    • thanks. I can’t believe that I hit the red dot for the entire week! It was wild. My daughter has been motivating me to do it. I have to remember to just get up and walk when I get the reminder, instead of saying “I’ll do it just after I finishing this…”

  • Shandy Jo

    Sorry about your yo-yo weight, but I’m sure you’ll get it soon. Keep up the great work and I’m happy to hear your achilles is better.

    • Thanks. Weight is a frustrating thing. For me, I know it’s directly related to my eating, so I know I have to eat better. We’ll see if the weight follows suit!

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