#FitReaders Check-In: October 7, 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 the remainder of the 2016, I will be hosting the weekly check-ins (October-December). You can still find check-ins every Friday at Felcia’s blog, as well.

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Important links:

The October Virtual 5k and 10k Race Series + 1 mile Fun Run finish line (for after you complete the “race”)
#FitReaders information page
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Last Week (September 26 – October 2):

I’ve been doing much better with my eating these past few weeks, but I can feel laziness starting to creep back into my system. Not so much physically lazy as it is mentally. I want to just eat what I want to eat; take comfort in food. But I know that isn’t a smart or healthy attitude. I need to be vigilant and not let the snacking fairies whisper in my ears.

On the exercise side of the equation, I’m still doing pretty good; however I had several frustrating moments with those red dots last week. On two occasions (same day), my Alta said I made the 250 steps, “crushing” the hour. Yet when I went to sync my Alta with the app on my phone, it said I didn’t make the 250 steps. This has happened to me before, although not often, and it is sooooo aggravating. Another time, I only needed 61 steps to finish the hour, but I got sidetracked helping my daughter with something, and I missed the hour; therefore the day. On Friday, I was so frustrating with my kids, work, the damn red dot, I decided not to even go for my walk. I also skipped Body Flow AGAIN this week, in the name of getting stuff done around the house. I am sabotaging myself. Grrr.

My Movement*:
Monday: one walk totaling 43 minutes, 12,360 steps/day – 5k finished
Tuesday: two walks totaling 46 minutes, 11,163 steps/day
Wednesday: one walk totaling 45 minutes, 11,498 steps/day
Thursday: one walk totaling 41 minutes, 11,174 steps/day
Friday: no exercise, 5,900 steps/day
Saturday: one walk totaling 31 minutes, 12,869 steps/day
Sunday: one walk totaling 31 minutes + corn maze, 14,236 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/October Goals:

How did I do last week?

  • Reach 10,000 steps each day – 6/7
  • 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 – 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) – 5/4 (month)
  • Attend Body Flow once per week (4 for the month of September) – 2/4 (month)

FOR THE MONTH: Overall my September was pretty good. I missed my daily step goal on 2 days, but I made my weekly goal of exercising 6 of 7 days each week. I got in five 5ks, but only went to Body Flow twice. Even with my frustrations, I made my weekly goal of completing the hourly red dot for 3 of 7 days each week in September. Also, I was down about one pound for the month.

How was your week? What were you successes? What were your challenges?


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