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#FitReaders Check-In: March 31, 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! Starting next Friday, the weekly check-ins will be right here. Felicia will still have weekly check-ins on her blog 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.

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!

Important links:

The March 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 (March 20 – 26, 2017):

Last week was a good one. Not only did I move a lot, but I also was much more conscientious about my food/drink intake. My goal was to be within 200 calories of my daily allotment. I achieved that goal on 3/7 days, but I was very close on three other days. I was only “way over” on one day. This lead to a weight loss of 1.6 pounds last week! I am also making some changes moving forward, see below…

My Movement*:
Monday: one hour yoga + one walk totaling 49 minutes, 13,010 steps/day – 5k completed
Tuesday: one walk totaling 40 minutes, 11,059 steps/day
Wednesday: one walk totaling 42 minutes, 12,420 steps/day
Thursday: one hour yoga + one walk totaling 45 minutes, 13,217 steps/day – 5k completed
Friday: two walks totaling 35 minutes, 7,694 steps/day
Saturday: no exercise, 10,018 steps/day
Sunday: one walk totaling 45 minutes, 13,009 steps/day – 5k completed

* 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.

BIG CHANGES FOR JEN…

Over the past several months, I’ve grown increasingly frustrated with my Fitbit. While I love its simplicity, the social aspect and challenges, the flexibility to create goals, and the layout of the dashboard, there are many things I don’t like. The biggest issue I have is the inability to change my goals without it changing my entire history. So after a lot of research and contemplation, I’ve decided to try out the Apple Watch. While I know it’s not a true fitness tracker, I wanted to see how I liked it. Verdict so far… I like it! So as not to clog up my weekly check-in post, I’ve created a separate comparison post HERE. What does this mean… I’ll have a few new/different goals in April and no group challenges (that part makes me sad).

March 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 – 2/3
  • Track my caloric intake using the LoseIt! app each day – 7/7
  • Walk a 5K a minimum of 8 times for the month of March – 7 for month 
  • Attend a yoga class at least once per week, with a goal of 8 for the month of March – 7 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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