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Nov
23

#FitReaders #ThanksgivingWalk 2017 #StrutMyStuff

#FitReaders #ThanksgivingWalk 2017 #StrutMyStuff Calling all #FitReaders and anyone who wants to join in the fun – even those living outside the U.S. Felicia and I are hosting a special GET UP AND MOVE event for today, Thanksgiving Day (November 23, 2017). Join us and your fellow #FitReaders by getting up, getting out, and moving (walk, stroll, run, etc.) No matter where you live or whether or not you celebrate Thanksgiving, the idea is to get in your steps on this traditionally slow-moving, food-filled U.S. Holiday. SO… here’s how to participate: Get in your exercise – it doesn’t matter how big or small, just do it! Either while you are exercising, or after, tweet about it using the hashtags #ThanksgivingWalk #StrutMyStuff #FitReaders and/or #NovemberWalk Check in here, using the comment section. Leave your name and what you did for your #ThanksgivingWalk. Once you have completed your walk (or other exercise), you can download this awesome badge and display it with pride (if you would like me to send you the media file, please let me know). Thank you to Felicia for designing this AWESOME badge!! Felicia and I hope each of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. And to all the #FitReaders – be sure to check back tomorrow for the weekly Check-In post! Gobble...
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Nov
17

#FitReaders Check-In: November 17, 2017

#FitReaders Check-In: November 17, 2017 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! I will be hosting the monthly commit to exercise posts and weekly check-ins for October, November, and December. 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. Important links: The November 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 Checking in for the week? You can leave a comment below! (I’ve stopped doing Linky’s since it wasn’t really being used. Just leave your name and link to any check-in posts–on any format–in the comments!) Last Week (November 6 – November 12, 2017): Last week wasn’t bad. I ate out on two nights, which ended up being high-calorie days only because of those meals. Each of the other days during the week, I met my caloric intake goals. I also worked hard to close all of the Apple Health Rings. I am down a pound, which feels good since I did work hard this week (even with the big meals). My Movement*: Monday: 47 minutes walking, 10,705 steps/day – 5k finished Tuesday: 42 minutes walking, 11,553 steps/day Wednesday: 49 minutes walking, 13,454 steps/day – 5k finished Thursday: 38 minutes walking, 10,154 steps/day Friday: 59 minutes yoga + 51 minutes walking, 12,379 steps/day – 5k finished Saturday: 51 minutes walking, 12,966 steps/day – 5k finished Sunday: 35 minutes walking, 15,141 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. November 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 Consume no more than 700 extra calories per week – Fail! (2,800 calories...
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Nov
10

#FitReaders Check-In: November 10, 2017

#FitReaders Check-In: November 10, 2017 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! I will be hosting the monthly commit to exercise posts and weekly check-ins for October, November, and December. 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. Important links: The November 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 Checking in for the week? You can leave a comment below! (I’ve stopped doing Linky’s since it wasn’t really being used. Just leave your name and link to any check-in posts–on any format–in the comments!) Last Week (October 30 – November 5, 2017): Well, I am still eating way too much. It’s a combination of big nights out – evenings when I don’t eat at home and have 1,000+ calories in one meal, Halloween Candy, and having a glass of wine/beer with dinner on some nights. Since I love my evenings out, and they aren’t all the time, I need to work extra hard on all the other days. And mentally, I know I feel so much better when I eat less. I’ve been sluggish the past two weeks, yet I can’t seem to stop myself from making poor choices. UGH. I did do well with exercise this past week. My Movement*: Monday: 2 walks: 68 minutes walking, 15,360 steps/day Tuesday: 30 minutes walking, 13,911 steps/day Wednesday: 50 minutes walking, 14,769 steps/day – 5k finished Thursday: 60 minutes yoga + 40 minutes walking, 10,252 steps/day Friday: 54 minutes walking, 12,379 steps/day – 5k finished Saturday: 51 minutes walking, 15,109 steps/day – 5k finished Sunday: 44 minutes walking, 12,847 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. November Goals: How did I do last week? Close all three “rings” in Apple Watch, 5 days per...
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Nov
3

#FitReaders Check-In: November 3, 2017

#FitReaders Check-In: November 3, 2017 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! I will be hosting the monthly commit to exercise posts and weekly check-ins for October, November, and December. 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. Important links: The November 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 Checking in for the week? You can leave a comment below! (I’ve stopped doing Linky’s since it wasn’t really being used. Just leave your name and link to any check-in posts–on any format–in the comments!) Last Week (October 23 – October 29, 2017): Hmmmm… Another mixed week, and I’m realizing I need to really think about my long-term health goals and lifestyle. The food/caloric intake issue isn’t going away or fixing itself. I see that a year ago, I was consuming quite a bit less calories (about 2,000 calories less per week), although I was eating similar foods. I weighted and maintained five pounds less.  A month ago, I actively cut back my calories, and I was about 3 pounds less, and then my weight has crept back up over the past couple weeks because I’m eating more. I have to decide if I want to work hard at eating less on a continuous basis or if I’m happy at a different weight. I also need to figure out why I’m eating so much more – is it too much take out and on the fly eating? Did I change my meals in some way? I think there is truth in both of those statements. Now I have to figure out what I want to do about it. Wrapping up October: I did great in the beginning and then finished in a not-as-good place. I started the month three pounds less than I ended the month. I missed a couple weeks of yoga and only got in 4 classes for the month. I did pretty good with exercise and step counts – getting in a number of 5k walks this past week. My Movement*: Monday: 73 minutes...
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Nov
1

#FitReaders Commit to Exercise: November 2017

#FitReaders Commit to Exercise: November 2017 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! 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 will be hosting weekly check-ins here on Fridays during October through December. Just an FYI: 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 November 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 It is time to Commit to Exercise for November 2017! Whether you are just joining us, need to get back on the wagon, or continuing your monthly progress, now is the time to stand up and say “I’m in! I’m committed to getting up and moving!” Let’s get this month started by adding your link down below. Add your name to the linky and leave a comment telling us what your goals are for November and how your week was in the comments. Note: you do not have to have a blog to participate. You can use any URL to sign up, including your Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, or Booklikes site. Please let me know if you have any problems signing up. If you have a weekly check-in blog post or put your updates on any social media site, please leave a link to your check-in posts in the comment section, below. My Goals for November: Since in October, when I was meeting my goals, things were working, I’m not changing anything for this month. My goals for November are: Close all three “rings” in Apple Watch, 5 days per week Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 6 days per week Track my caloric intake using the LoseIt! app Consume no more than 700 extra calories per week Get in 6 5ks and 6 yoga classes for month – at least one per week Walk 10,000 steps per day So are you ready to lace up your sneakers? Are you ready to up your commit to fit? Be sure to stop over at Felicia the Geeky Blogger blog to check in with...
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Oct
27

#FitReaders Check-In: October 27, 2017

#FitReaders Check-In: October 27, 2017 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! I will be hosting the monthly commit to exercise posts and weekly check-ins for October, November, and December. 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. 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 #FitReaders 101 Facebook Group Checking in for the week? You can leave a comment below! (I’ve stopped doing Linky’s since it wasn’t really being used. Just leave your name and link to any check-in posts–on any format–in the comments!) Last Week (October 16 – October 22, 2017): Last week was a mixed week. I was on a roll with exercise – planning to have a “perfect” week for Apple Fitness and steps; however, I dropped some book-shelving on my foot Sunday, and ended up taking the day off from walking/exercise. It’s fine now, but it did hurt on Sunday. I failed at getting to yoga classes this week – that’s the first time in a while that I’ve missed my goal there. As for eating, Liza was here Monday – Tuesday, and I ate out more than usual. I also went out for dinner on Friday with my husband and ate a TON of food. So I was over my weekly totals by over 2,000 calories! That was still better than the previous week, and I’m doing better this week so far. I’m feeling a bit of the Fall Funk – darker mornings and evenings, changing weather… it’s weighing on my heart and mind, so I need to find a little extra motivation to get up and out these days. My Movement*: Monday: 31 minutes walking, 10,917 steps/day Tuesday: 52 minutes walking, 11,924 steps/day – 5k finished Wednesday: 38 minutes walking, 10,970 steps/day Thursday: 51 minutes walking, 11,891 steps/day – 5k finished Friday: 34 minutes walking, 11,427 steps/day Saturday: 35 minutes walking, 17,664 steps/day Sunday: no exercise, 6,857 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...
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Oct
20

#FitReaders Check-In: October 20, 2017

#FitReaders Check-In: October 20, 2017 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! I will be hosting the monthly commit to exercise posts and weekly check-ins for October, November, and December. 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. 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 #FitReaders 101 Facebook Group Checking in for the week? You can leave a comment below and/or leave your name and website/link here! Last Week (October 9 – October 15, 2017): Well… Let’s just say I am having fun and leave it at that, shall we? First, it was my son’s 14th birthday. Then, my dear friend, Liza, came to visit last week, arriving late on October 11, and heading home on October 17th. We did all sorts of awesome things like walk coast and enjoy a lobster roll in Maine, attend the Fall in Love with New England romance conference in Manchester, NH, go leaf peeping and have lunch with Shannon Stacey, and take one of the famous Duck Boat Tours in Boston. The whole trip was peppered with great food and drink. And while we did get our walks in, I ate a lot of extra calories. It’s a bit frustrating that one “bad” week undid the hard work over three weeks. It just doesn’t seem fair! My Movement*: Monday: 60 minutes yoga + 15 minutes elliptical, 10,100 steps/day Tuesday: 48 minutes walking, 11,032 steps/day – 5k finished Wednesday: 48 minutes walking, 12,112 steps/day Thursday: 40 minutes sightseeing/walking + 20 minutes walking, 14,841 steps/day Friday: 47 minutes walking, 14,454 steps/day Saturday: 47 minutes walking, 11,652 steps/day – 5k finished Sunday: no exercise, 10,290 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. October Goals: How did I...
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Oct
13

#FitReaders Check-In: October 13, 2017

#FitReaders Check-In: October 13, 2017 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! I will be hosting the monthly commit to exercise posts and weekly check-ins for October, November, and December. 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. 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 #FitReaders 101 Facebook Group Checking in for the week? You can leave a comment below and/or leave your name and website/link here! Last Week (October 2 – October 8, 2017): The start of October was a good one. I did slow down a little with the exercise due to my schedule. These next few weeks are SOOOO busy, and I’ll do my best to reach my goals, but be happy with effort. I did a good job watching my caloric intake and was down another 0.5 lbs last week. I’m at my lowest weight in three months, which makes me feel better both physically and mentally. How was your week? My Movement*: Monday: 60 minutes yoga + 38 minutes walking, 12,880 steps/day Tuesday: 37 minutes walking, 12,055 steps/day Wednesday: 31 minutes walking, 10,482 steps/day Thursday: 35 minutes walking, 12,165 steps/day Friday: no exercise, 4,188 steps/day Saturday: 30 minutes dedicated walking + lots more walking, 17,887 steps/day Sunday: 66 minutes walking, 12,315 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. October 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 Consume no more than 700 extra calories per week – success! Get in 6 5ks and 6 yoga classes...
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Oct
6

#FitReaders Check-In: October 6, 2017

#FitReaders Check-In: October 6, 2017 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! I will be hosting the monthly commit to exercise posts and weekly check-ins for October, November, and December. 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. 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 #FitReaders 101 Facebook Group Checking in for the week? You can leave a comment below and/or leave your name and website/link here! Last Week (September 25 – October 1, 2017): Well, even with my parents’ visit and a big meal or two, I worked hard again last week. I ended up with another weight loss – just over a pound! I’m feeling much better and glad to know that with a little extra work, I can take off the weight. Let’s see if I can do it for a third week! Wrapping up September, I did a pretty good job meeting all of my weekly goals. I struggled most with the caloric intake, but doing much better than I did over the summer. I met my monthly goals for both yoga classes and walking 5ks. My Movement*: Monday: 71 minutes yoga + 30 minutes walking, 10,287 steps/day Tuesday: 51 minutes walking + 10 minutes elliptical, 11,192 steps/day – 5k finished Wednesday: 33 minutes walking, 11,078 steps/day Thursday: 56 minutes walking, 15,174 steps/day – 5k finished Friday: 50 minutes walking (2 walks), 11,742 steps/day Saturday: 65 minutes walking (2 walks), 11,654 steps/day Sunday: 60 minutes walking, 14,382 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...
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Oct
1

#FitReaders Commit to Exercise: October 2017

#FitReaders Commit to Exercise: October 2017 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! 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 will be hosting weekly check-ins here on Fridays during October through December. Just an FYI: 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 October 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 It is time to Commit to Exercise for October 2017! Whether you are just joining us, need to get back on the wagon, or continuing your monthly progress, now is the time to stand up and say “I’m in! I’m committed to getting up and moving!” Let’s get this month started by adding your link down below. Add your name to the linky and leave a comment telling us what your goals are for May and how your week was in the comments. Note: you do not have to have a blog to participate. You can use any URL to sign up, including your Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, or Booklikes site. Please let me know if you have any problems signing up. If you have a weekly check-in blog post or put your updates on any social media site, please leave a link to your check-in posts in the comment section, below. My Goals for October: I’m not changing anything for this month. My goals for October are: Close all three “rings” in Apple Watch, 5 days per week Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 6 days per week Track my caloric intake using the LoseIt! app Consume no more than 700 extra calories per week Get in 6 5ks and 6 yoga classes for month – at least one per week Walk 10,000 steps per day So are you ready to lace up your sneakers? Are you ready to up your commit to fit? Be sure to stop over at Felicia the Geeky Blogger blog to check in with...
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