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Sep
22

#FitReader Check-In: September 22, 2017

#FitReader Check-In: September 22, 2017 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! Monthly Commit posts and weekly check-ins are with Felicia in July, August, and September. I will still have weekly check-ins on my 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. 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 11 – September 17, 2017): I’m writing this on Monday, and my fitness tracking week just ended yesterday. I just finished a pretty good week “on paper,” but my weight actually went up a bit this week. I’m feeling a bit down and frustrated, but won’t let it stop me. I think I’ve finally hit that age when my metabolism just doesn’t want to work with me any longer. Even a year ago, I was able to have a week like this last one and lose or be around my goal weight. Now… I’m up about 6 pounds and not losing. I’ll give it time and reevaluate. It may just take me longer now, or I may need to change something in my diet and/or exercise. We’ll see. My Movement*: Monday: 60 minutes yoga + 32 minutes walking, 10,086 steps/day Tuesday: 48 minutes walking, 11,908 steps/day Wednesday: 40 minutes walking, 11,006 steps/day Thursday: 49 minutes walking, 12,167 steps/day Friday: 60 minutes yoga, 6,438 steps/day Saturday: 54 minutes walking, 13,184 steps/day – 5k finished Sunday: 55 minutes walking, 13,522 steps/day – 5k finished * 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 last week? Close all three “rings” in Apple Watch, 5 days per week – 7/5 Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 6 days per week – 7/6 Track my caloric intake using the LoseIt! app – 7/7...
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Sep
15

#FitReaders Check-In: September 15, 2017

#FitReaders Check-In: September 15, 2017 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! Monthly Commit posts and weekly check-ins are with Felicia in July, August, and September. I will still have weekly check-ins on my 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. 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 4 – September 10, 2017): We are back to school and work, and I’m at the point where I don’t know if I’m coming or going. Everything seems like a blur, and I’m just living day-to-day, making sure we all get where we need. It was also Labor Day (US holiday) at the beginning of my workout week, and we went to a big cookout and ate lots of yummy foods. I liked getting back into a routine, but I did not like having no time for myself. I overate, but my weight plateaued. My Movement*: Monday: 71 minutes yoga + 51 minutes walking, 10,620 steps/day – 5k finished Tuesday: 46 minutes walking, 10,771 steps/day – 5k finished Wednesday: 39 minutes walking, 11,257 steps/day Thursday: 58 minutes yoga + 49 minutes walking, 12,959 steps/day – 5k finished Friday: 42 minutes walking, 11,182 steps/day Saturday: 55 minutes walking, 10,633 steps/day – 5k finished Sunday: 36 minutes walking, 10,442 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 last week? Close all three “rings” in Apple Watch, 5 days per week – 5/5 Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 6 days per week – 7/6 Track my caloric intake using the LoseIt! app – 7/7 Consume no more than 700 extra calories per week – fail! 2,200 extra calories. Get in 6 5ks and 6 yoga classes for month – at...
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Sep
8

#FitReaders Check-In: September 8, 2017

#FitReaders Check-In: September 8, 2017 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! Monthly Commit posts and weekly check-ins are with Felicia in July, August, and September. I will still have weekly check-ins on my 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. 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 28 – September 3, 2017): Last week was the final week of my summer vacation and the kids went back to school. I kept up my workout schedule for the most part, and mid-week started my new effort for caloric reduction. Overall, I wasn’t very successful. I was over 2,200 calories for the week. Mostly due to a GNO to Margaritas and a long week, which lead to more junk eating. My weight was up 0.5 lbs for the week, and I’m still over 5 lbs above my goal weight. Next week (this week), I head back to work, so hopefully some routine will help me. I also plugged in my Apple Watch to charge on Sunday and then forgot to put it back on, so I didn’t close rings that day. My Movement*: Monday: 35 minutes walking, 12,060 steps/day Tuesday: 57 minutes yoga + 35 minutes walking, 10,220 steps/day Wednesday: 74 minutes walking (2 walks), 14,733 steps/day Thursday: 44 minutes walking, 9,476 steps/day Friday: 59 minutes walking, 13,458 steps/day – 5k finished Saturday: 51 minutes walking, 14,267 steps/day – 5k finished Sunday: 49 minutes walking, 10,103 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 last week? Close all three “rings” in Apple Watch, 5 days per week – 5/5 Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 6 days per week – 7/6 Track my caloric intake...
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Sep
1

#FitReaders Check-In: September 1, 2017

#FitReaders Check-In: September 1, 2017 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! Monthly Commit posts and weekly check-ins are with Felicia in July, August, and September. I will still have weekly check-ins on my 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. 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 21 – August 27, 2017): Not much to report. Continued my same routines – did great with the exercise; eating too much; maintaining weight at plus five pounds over goal. I clearly need to adjust my goals for September if I want to lose weight. Seems like too much effort right now. *sigh* My Movement*: Monday: 75 minutes yoga + 39 minutes walking, 10,816 steps/day Tuesday: 35 minutes walking, 16,225 steps/day Wednesday: 48 minutes walking, 12,227 steps/day – 5k finished Thursday: 60 minutes yoga + 31 minutes walking, 11,439 steps/day Friday: 58 minutes walking, 12,778 steps/day – 5k finished Saturday: 59 minutes walking, 12,311 steps/day – 5k finished Sunday: 37 minutes walking, 12,008 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. August Goals: How did I do last week? Close all three “rings” in Apple Watch, 5 days per week – 7/5 Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 6 days per week – 7/6 Track my caloric intake using the LoseIt! app – 7/7 Get in some 5ks and yoga – at least one per week – 14 5ks + 8 yoga classes for August Walk 10,000 steps per day – 7/7 Have fun! – check! September Goals: As I mentioned, I’m doing pretty good on the workout end, but if I truly want to lose that extra weight, I need to clamp down on the extra calories. I’m hoping now that the...
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Aug
25

#FitReader Check-In: August 25, 2017

#FitReader Check-In: August 25, 2017 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! Monthly Commit posts and weekly check-ins are with Felicia in July, August, and September. I will still have weekly check-ins on my 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. Important links: The August 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 14 – August 20, 2017): Well… my sister and family were in town and that lead to lots of eating out and taking in the yummy foods of New England. Weight was up. My Movement*: Monday: 57 minutes yoga + 55 minutes walking, 12,128 steps/day – 5k finished Tuesday: 12 minutes walking, 6,233 steps/day Wednesday: 51 minutes walking, 12,804 steps/day – 5k finished Thursday: 52 minutes walking, 13,586 steps/day – 5k finished Friday: 59 minutes yoga + 35 minutes walking, 11,926 steps/day Saturday: 34 minutes walking, 12,001 steps/day Sunday: 49 minutes walking, 12,545 steps/day – 5k finished * 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. August Goals: How did I do last week? Close all three “rings” in Apple Watch, 5 days per week – 5/5 Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 6 days per week – 6/6 Track my caloric intake using the LoseIt! app – 7/7 Get in some 5ks and yoga – at least one per week – 11 5ks + 6 yoga classes for August Walk 10,000 steps per day – 6/7 Have fun! – check! 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...
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Aug
18

#FitReaders Check-In: August 18, 2017

#FitReaders Check-In: August 18, 2017 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! Monthly Commit posts and weekly check-ins are with Felicia in July, August, and September. I will still have weekly check-ins on my 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. Important links: The August 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 7 – August 13, 2017): More of the same. Working out a good amount, eating more than I should (apparently), and not losing weight. I’m good with this pattern until after Labor Day. Then I have to see if I can take off these extra 5 pounds. But it was a fun week – both kids were gone to an overnight camp (first time!), so hubs and I took advantage. We went out for fine dining on Sunday; to North End (Boston) for Italian and Mike’s Pastries on Tuesday; and out with friends for surf-n-turf on Thursday. So… I can see why I didn’t lose any weight! My Movement*: Monday: 72 minutes yoga + 52 minutes walking, 10,836 steps/day – 5k finished Tuesday: 62 minutes walking, 16,443 steps/day – 5k finished Wednesday: 55 minutes walking, 14,775 steps/day – 5k finished Thursday: 62 minutes yoga + 50 minutes walking, 9,864 steps/day – 5k finished Friday: 34 minutes walking, 13,273 steps/day Saturday: 51 minutes walking, 12,996 steps/day – 5k finished Sunday: 32 minutes walking, 14,560 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. August Goals: How did I do last week? Close all three “rings” in Apple Watch, 5 days per week – 7/5 Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 6 days per week – 7/6 Track my caloric intake using the LoseIt! app – 7/7 Get in some 5ks and yoga – at least one per...
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Aug
11

#FitReaders Check-In: August 11, 2017

#FitReaders Check-In: August 11, 2017 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! Monthly Commit posts and weekly check-ins are with Felicia in July, August, and September. I will still have weekly check-ins on my 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. Important links: The August 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 (July 31 – August 6, 2017): Hmmm… so I’m feeling a bit frustrated. I am back up that half pound I lost last week. Sure, I’m eating a bit more than my weekly allotment should be, but not excessively so. And I’m exercising like a mad woman. I closed all three Apple Watch rings on six days last week – finally taking a break from all the movement on Saturday because frankly, I was tired, worn out, and hurting. In the past, I would be losing weight with this kind of effort. I guess with age comes additional effort. *le sigh* My Movement*: Monday: 72 minutes yoga + 35 minutes walking, 9,316 steps/day Tuesday: 42 minutes walking, 12,243 steps/day Wednesday: 38 minutes walking + 35 minutes walking, 14,994 steps/day Thursday: 60 minutes yoga + 36 minutes walking, 12,732 steps/day Friday: 63 minutes walking, 12,732 steps/day – 5k finished Saturday: no exercise, 5,098 steps/day Sunday: 52 minutes walking, 12,474 steps/day – 5k finished * 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. August Goals: How did I do last week? Close all three “rings” in Apple Watch, 5 days per week – 6/5 Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 6 days per week – 6/6 Track my caloric intake using the LoseIt! app – 7/7 Get in some 5ks and yoga – at least one per week – 2 5ks + 2 yoga classes for August...
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Aug
4

#FitReaders Check-In: August 4, 2017

#FitReaders Check-In: August 4, 2017 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! Monthly Commit posts and weekly check-ins are with Felicia in July, August, and September. I will still have weekly check-ins on my 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. Important links: The August 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 (July 24 – July 30, 2017): I continue to do well on the activity side of my healthy living. I managed to close all three Apple Watch rings (burn active calories, exercise 30 minutes, move during 12 hours each day) every day this week! However, on the food consumption side of things, I didn’t do as well. I did make better choices than when I was on vacation. And honestly, if I was at my goal weight, I would have been happy with my dietary selection. But when I’m trying to lose the weight I gained last month… they are not as good choices. I ended up being down 0.2 lbs, but I had been down over a pound during the week before going back up. My Movement*: Monday: 35 minutes elliptical, 8,487 steps/day Tuesday: 62 minutes yoga + 35 minutes walking, 10,200 steps/day Wednesday: 36 minutes walking, 16,416 steps/day Thursday: 40 minutes walking + 34 minutes walking, 14,419 steps/day Friday: 58 minutes yoga + 46 minutes walking, 11,574 steps/day – 5k finished Saturday: 51 minutes walking + 22 minutes walking, 13,369 steps/day – 5k finished Sunday: 70 minutes walking, 13,894 steps/day – 5k finished * 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. July Goals: How did I do last week? Walk 10,000 steps per day – 6/7 Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 6 days per week – 7/6 Track my caloric intake using...
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Jul
28

#FitReaders Check-In: July 28, 2017

#FitReaders Check-In: July 28, 2017 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! Monthly Commit posts and weekly check-ins are with Felicia in July, August, and September. I will still have weekly check-ins on my 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. Important links: The July 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 (July 17 – July 23, 2017): My first full week back home went well. I focused on getting in daily exercise and closing all three rings on my Apple Watch rather than getting in steps. It is a more rounded approach to my health – making sure I burn active calories rather than just move. I also ate well all but one day, when I had an awesome 1,000+ calorie burger and two martinis. Overall, I lost 1.4 lbs of the 7 lbs I gained this month on vacation. It’s a slow start, but I’m moving in the right direction! My Movement*: Monday: 75 minutes yoga + 38 minutes walking, 11,947 steps/day Tuesday: 54 minutes walking, 11,013 steps/day – 5k finished Wednesday: 50 minutes walking, 12,401 steps/day – 5k finished Thursday: 54 minutes walking, 11,547 steps/day – 5k finished Friday: 60 minutes yoga, 6,038 steps/day Saturday: 64 minutes walking, 13,175 steps/day – 5k finished Sunday: 51 minutes walking, 11,790 steps/day – 5k finished * 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. July Goals: How did I do last week? Walk 10,000 steps per day – 6/7 Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 6 days per week – 7/6 Track my caloric intake using the LoseIt! app – 7/7 Get in some 5Ks and yoga as best I can – 7 5Ks & 2 yoga classes for July Have fun! – yep! How was your week?...
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Jul
21

#FitReaders Check-In: July 21, 2017

#FitReaders Check-In: July 21, 2017 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! Monthly Commit posts and weekly check-ins are with Felicia in July, August, and September. I will still have weekly check-ins on my 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. Important links: The July 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 (July 10 – July 16, 2017): Last week I was still away, and I spent several days on the road driving (can you guess which ones?). So that messed up my steps and exercise big time. Plus, on the road, it’s fast food and quick snacks. I got home from vacation on Thursday July 13th, but then was gone for my son’s lacrosse tournament that whole weekend… So truly, my vacation/away time ended on July 16th. I did my weigh-in on Monday and I was up 7 lbs. I know that I just need to cut out all that crappy eating and I can lose the weight over the course of the next month. My Movement*: Monday: no exercise, 4,738 steps/day Tuesday: no exercise, 3,757 steps/day Wednesday: 53 minutes walking, 12,522 steps/day – 5k finished Thursday: no exercise, 4,328 steps/day Friday: 58 minutes walking, 13,668 steps/day – 5k finished Saturday: no exercise, 10,327 steps/day Sunday: 35 minutes walking, 12,014 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. July Goals: How did I do last week? Walk 10,000 steps per day – 4/7 Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 6 days per week – 3/6 Track my caloric intake using the LoseIt! app – 7/7 Get in some 5Ks and yoga as best I can – 2 5Ks & 0 yoga classes for July Have fun! – yep! How was your week? What...
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