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#FitReaders Check-In: January 27, 2017

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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 January – March, 2017, 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.

New to #FitReaders?

FitReaders is an easy-going support group for those who want to improve or maintain their overall health. We encourage walking, running, strength training, yoga, and any other type of movement that is best for your body, health, and lifestyle. We offer blog posts and check-ins to help with accountability. Additionally we have a Facebook group and can be found on Twitter with the hashtag #FitReaders. Felicia and I are here to support and encourage, and the group can offer suggestions and advice based on personal experiences. We are glad you’ve joined us.

I check-in here every Friday, but my fitness week is Monday – Sunday. So my check-ins are always about a week behind. You can check-in however you want. I’m also on Fitbit and I’m always up for a challenge. Please send me a friend request!

What is a Virtual Fun Mile/5k/10? This Virtual Fun Mile/5k/10k is organized online and FitReaders from all over the world can compete. Where it is different from a traditional Fun Mile/5K/10k is that you are responsible for completing the walk/run at any place you desire, at any time during the race timeframe that works for you.  For more information about the Virtual Race series, see the #FitReaders 101 link, below.

Important links:

The January 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 (January 16 – January 22, 2017):

Well… I’m doing okay. How about you? Physically, I’m moving, although I did take off the day on Saturday. Food-wise, I’m keeping track and doing pretty good, allowing myself an indulgence once and a while (like making toffee brownies with my girl on Saturday). Emotionally… it’s been a rough week again. I miss my cats so much, and of course, I don’t have them here to snuggle with me and calm my inner soul. And while I don’t want to make this a political post I do need to say that the words and actions of the POTUS and his staff are deeply upsetting and troubling to me. I am doing my best to stand up for what I feel is just and best for our country. However, it’s hard to stay positive and hope that, as a nation, we can come together.

With that said, I look forward to February 1st, when I’ll be heading down to Daytona Beach for the Coastal Magic Con – this will be my third year attending. I’ll be walking on the beach with fellow FitReaders and enjoying fellowship with my book buddies. This will be salve for my soul!

My Movement*:
Monday: Yoga 60 minutes, one walk totaling 48 minutes, 11,824 steps/day – 5k finished
Tuesday: two walks totaling 41 minutes, 12,311 steps/day
Wednesday: one walk totaling 32 minutes, 10,951 steps/day
Thursday: Yoga 60 minutes, one walk totaling 40 minutes, 12,909 steps/day
Friday: 60 minutes downhill skiing, 10,644 steps/day
Saturday: no exercise, 4,643 steps/day
Sunday: one walk totaling 32 minutes, 12,711 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.

January 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 for a total of 6 in January – 4 for month
  • Attend a yoga class once per week (4 for the month of January) – 4 for 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.

JENsignature

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