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#FitReaders Check-In: September 4, 2015

#FitReaders Check-In: September 4, 2015 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group during 2015. For the months of July – September 2015, Felicia will be hosting the official check-ins. This is my weekly check-in post where I share about my week, and I hope you share about yours as well. You can also catch Felicia’s weekly check-in HERE. 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. Or, if you want to use this post as your weekly check-in, leave a comment telling us how your week went! My Week: AHHH! What a crazy week. Seriously… chicken-with-head-cut-off type of week and today (Friday) is no exception. Kids are back in school and I’m trying to keep up with everything that’s going on. I did get out and get my steps in, and my food intake was much more inline with where it should be (although I’ve got a girls-night-out tonight!) My Movement*: Friday: 62 minutes walking, 11,013 steps/day Saturday: 40 minutes walking, 15,661 steps/day Sunday: 21 minutes walking, 11,516 steps/day Monday: 33 minutes walking, 10,093 steps/day Tuesday: 45 minutes walking, 10,068 steps/day Wednesday: 61 minutes walking, 11,890 steps/day Thursday: 55 minutes Body Flow + 51 minutes walking, 12,133 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. Questions for YOU! I’m still collecting EXCUSES for not exercising: Excuses… we all make them. What are the ones you use most often? I thought maybe I’d try and address some of the more common “reasons why I don’t exercise” over the next month, but I need your help… tell me what your excuses are in the comments. How was your week? Did you hit any milestones? Try a new food or workout? Celebrate your week with...
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Aug
28

#FitReaders Check-In: August 28, 2015

#FitReaders Check-In: August 28, 2015 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group during 2015. For the months of July – September 2015, Felicia will be hosting the official check-ins. This is my weekly check-in post where I share about my week, and I hope you share about yours as well. You can also catch Felicia’s weekly check-in HERE. 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. Or, if you want to use this post as your weekly check-in, leave a comment telling us how your week went! My Week: My week was decent. I’m kind of in a holding pattern. A week ago, I only had 4,088 steps all day – my lowest since I’ve been tracking, but the rest of the week was pretty good. And while I ate a lot over the weekend (anniversary dinner out and a many-hours, catered baby shower), I did a pretty good job Monday-Wednesday, but too much again on Thursday. We’ll see how things go once the kids go back to school (next week) and I go back to work (after Labor Day). Excuses… we all make them. What are the ones you use most often? I thought maybe I’d try and address some of the more common “reasons why I don’t exercise” over the next month, but I need your help… tell me what your excuses are in the comments. My Movement*: Friday: no exercise, 4,088 steps/day Saturday: 53 minutes walking, 10,139 steps/day Sunday: 43 minutes walking, 10,741 steps/day Monday: 47 minutes walking, 11,678 steps/day Tuesday: 35 minutes walking, 12,703 steps/day Wednesday: 40 minutes walking, 12,009 steps/day Thursday: 51 minutes Body Flow + 67 minutes walking, 12,104 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. Questions for YOU! How was your week? Did you hit any milestones? Try a new food or workout? Celebrate your week with...
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Aug
21

#FitReaders Check-In: August 21, 2015

#FitReaders Check-In: August 21, 2015 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group during 2015. For the months of July – September 2015, Felicia will be hosting the official check-ins. This is my weekly check-in post where I share about my week, and I hope you share about yours as well. You can also catch Felicia’s weekly check-in HERE. 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. Or, if you want to use this post as your weekly check-in, leave a comment telling us how your week went! My Week: While we are still on summer vacation here, I can tell school and work are getting close. We spent the week at various doctors’ appointments, school shopping, etc. I spent a lot of time in the car, and I feel like I didn’t get anything done, but I did get some walking in. I started listening to the first Dresden Files book by Jim Butcher, narrated by James Marsters, which was so engrossing that I probably walked a few extra steps each day just so I could keep listening. My Movement*: Friday: no exercise, 6,979 steps/day Saturday: 47 minutes walking, 11,174 steps/day Sunday: 61 minutes walking, 12,505 steps/day Monday: 38 minutes walking, 10,013 steps/day Tuesday: 50 minutes walking, 10,207 steps/day Wednesday: 30 minutes walking, 12,688 steps/day Thursday: 53 minutes Body Flow + 56 minutes walking, 11,725 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. Questions for YOU! How was your week? Did you hit any milestones? Try a new food or workout? Celebrate your week with...
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Aug
14

#FitReaders Check-In: August 14, 2015

#FitReaders Check-In: August 14, 2015 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group during 2015. For the months of July – September 2015, Felicia will be hosting the official check-ins. This is my weekly check-in post where I share about my week, and I hope you share about yours as well. You can also catch Felicia’s weekly check-in HERE. 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. Or, if you want to use this post as your weekly check-in, leave a comment telling us how your week went! My Week: We just had an unexpected, amazingly wonderful, vacation week. The kids and I headed to Cape Cod with cousins on Sunday morning and just got home late Thursday night, and we had such a blast. Beach. Star Gazing (meteor shower). Sand. Games. Ice Cream. Eating. I did get a few walks in, but my step count is WAY down for the week. And because I was away, I didn’t weigh in on Monday. I have a feeling that number will be up next week. No worries! My Movement*: Friday: 54 minutes walking, 10,400 steps/day Saturday: 49  minutes walking, 11,880 steps/day Sunday: no walking, 6,286 steps/day Monday: 50 minutes walking, 10,827 steps/day Tuesday: 51 minutes walking, 8,379 steps/day Wednesday: 57 minutes walking, 15,883 steps/day Thursday: no walking, 6,702 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. Questions for YOU! How was your week? Did you hit any milestones? Try a new food or workout? Celebrate your week with...
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Aug
7

#FitReaders Check-In: August 7, 2015

#FitReaders Check-In: August 7, 2015 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group during 2015. For the months of July – September 2015, Felicia will be hosting the official check-ins. This is my weekly check-in post where I share about my week, and I hope you share about yours as well. You can also catch Felicia’s weekly check-in HERE. 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. Or, if you want to use this post as your weekly check-in, leave a comment telling us how your week went! My Week: One week into August, and I’m doing okay. When I weighed in at the beginning of the week, I was up a pound, but when I weighed in today, I was down a pound. I have been a bit more conscientious in my food/beverage choices, and while not perfect, I’ve been better this week. My daily exercise routine has stayed pretty much the same, which is good for now. I’ve noticed some aches and pains in my legs and hips… getting older sucks sometimes. I’m also adjusting to my blood pressure meds, which leave my lower legs feeling a little swollen. However, all-in-all, I’ve had a pretty good week. My Movement*: Friday: 30 minutes walking, 10,772 steps/day Saturday: 35  minutes walking, 10,231 steps/day Sunday: 58 minutes walking, 14,197 steps/day Monday: 45 + 36 minutes walking, 12,319 steps/day Tuesday: 62 minutes walking, 10,631 steps/day Wednesday: 43 minutes walking, 11,568 steps/day Thursday: 53 minutes BodyFlow, 57 minutes walking, 12,001 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. Questions for YOU! How was your week? Did you hit any milestones? Try a new food or workout? Celebrate your week with...
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Jul
31

#FitReaders Check-In: July 31, 2015

#FitReaders Check-In: July 31, 2015 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group during 2015. For the months of July – September 2015, Felicia will be hosting the official check-ins. This is my weekly check-in post where I share about my week, and I hope you share about yours as well. You can also catch Felicia’s weekly check-in HERE. 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. Or, if you want to use this post as your weekly check-in, leave a comment telling us how your week went! My Week: Here it is, the end of another month… How did your July go? Did you meet your goals? I didn’t have any special goals for specific to this month, other than my continuing weekly goals. Those goals are exercising 30 minutes/day for 6 days of the week, trying to reach 10,000 steps each day, plus logging all of my food each day. Overall, my month went well. This plan is working for me while I’m maintaining my current weight. I did gain 3.5 pounds over the month (lots of vacation time), but I’m still under my goal weight. Right now, I’m going to stick with this plan – working in my BodyFlow once a week when I’m home. My biggest focus at this point is trying to keep within a reasonable caloric intake. My Movement*: Friday: 65 minutes walking, 10,305 steps/day Saturday: 63  minutes walking, 10,497 steps/day Sunday: 60 + 43 minutes walking, 13,907 steps/day Monday: 60 minutes walking, 12,934 steps/day Tuesday: 60 minutes walking, 11,361 steps/day Wednesday: 30 minutes elliptical, 10,024 steps/day Thursday: 52 minutes BodyFlow, 60 minutes walking, 12,936 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. Questions for YOU! How was your week? Did you hit any milestones? Try a new food or workout? Celebrate your week with...
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Jul
24

#FitReaders Check-In: July 24, 2015

#FitReaders Check-In: July 24, 2015 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group during 2015. For the months of July – September 2015, Felicia will be hosting the official check-ins. This is my weekly check-in post where I share about my week, and I hope you share about yours as well. You can also catch Felicia’s weekly check-in HERE. 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. Or, if you want to use this post as your weekly check-in, leave a comment telling us how your week went! My Week: I love summer! But I’ve been so busy, I don’t think I’ve had time to stop and rest. Wait… I did go to the beach for a few hours on Wednesday! What I’m finding about summer is that it’s fairly easy to hit my daily step goal of 10,000 steps; however, I’m not doing my long/more intense walks like I did during the school/work year. I think that it’s okay because, generally, I’m moving a lot. I’m also still eating a lot. However, I did lose almost 2 of the “vacation pounds” my first full week back home. My Movement*: Friday: 51 minutes walking, 17,291 steps/day (afternoon at the fair!) Saturday: 55 minutes walking, 11,990 steps/day Sunday: 32 minutes walking, 12,144 steps/day Monday: 49 minutes walking, 11,275 steps/day Tuesday: 43 minutes walking, 13,179 steps/day Wednesday: 37 minutes elliptical, 15,963 steps/day Thursday: 55 minutes BodyFlow, 32 minutes walking, 11,035 steps/day * After a comment about my timed walking and the number of steps I record, I realized it might be confusing. 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. I hope that clarifies my movement data. Questions for YOU! How was your week? Did you hit any milestones? Try a new food or workout? Celebrate your week with...
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Jul
17

#FitReaders Check-In: July 17, 2015

#FitReaders Check-In: July 17, 2015 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group during 2015. For the months of July – September 2015, Felicia will be hosting the official check-ins. This is my weekly check-in post where I share about my week, and I hope you share about yours as well. You can also catch Felicia’s weekly check-in HERE. 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. Or, if you want to use this post as your weekly check-in, leave a comment telling us how your week went! My Week: I’ve been back home since Sunday evening. Our 2+ week vacation was great, but it’s so good to be home and getting our lives back on track – and it’s still summer vacation! I had my weigh-in on Monday, and I was up 4 pounds for the entire trip. I’m pleased with that because in the past, it would have been more (and I know this year, I’ll lose it within a couple weeks)! I exercised almost every day while I was gone (except, I did poorly the days we were in the car coming home). Since I’ve been back, my eating has been better, although I did splurge last night and went out with my girlfriend for margaritas! My workouts have been shorter than usual, but I’m getting my daily step average back up after low numbers for three days. My Movement*: Friday: 18 minutes walking, 7,967 steps/day Saturday: no exercise, 5,131 steps/day (car all day) Sunday: no exercise, 6,654 steps/day (car all day) Monday: 44 minutes walking, 13,062 steps/day Tuesday: 39 minutes walking, 11,442 steps/day Wednesday: 38 minutes elliptical, 10,155 steps/day Thursday: 55 minutes Body Flow, 36 minutes walking, 11,322 steps/day * After a comment about my timed walking and the number of steps I record, I realized it might be confusing. 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. I hope that clarifies my movement data. Questions for YOU! How was your week? Did you hit any milestones? Try a new food or workout? Celebrate your week with...
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Jul
10

#FitReader Check-In: July 10, 2015

#FitReader Check-In: July 10, 2015 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group during 2015. For the months of July – September 2015, Felicia will be hosting the official check-ins. This is my weekly check-in post where I share about my week, and I hope you share about yours as well. You can also catch Felicia’s weekly check-in HERE. 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. Or, if you want to use this post as your weekly check-in, leave a comment telling us how your week went! Thanks again to everyone who participated during here at That’s What I’m Talking About during April, May and June! Remember: starting July 1, 2015, the monthly commitment signups will be at Felicia the Geeky Blogger blog, but you can still check in here and share how you are doing every Friday! My Week: I’m STILL on VACATION!! We are finishing up the end of the second week, and my family be heading home (2 day car trip) starting Saturday. I’m happy to report that I’ve been able to mostly keep up some exercise and getting in great step counts, to including walking with my 9 year old girl (BG) in the annual Independence Day 2 mile run. I also did that 5 mile loop with the 450 stair climb in the middle again on Thursday. However, I’ve been eating WAY TOO MUCH, and actually have felt gross because of that. I am looking forward to getting back home and back to normal eating. My fitness week begins on Mondays, so I’ll report my trip weight gains next week, but I do know that I’m already up a few pounds. My Movement*: Friday: 43 minutes walking, 11,593 steps/day Saturday: 36 minutes walking, 14,090 steps/day Sunday: 37 minutes walking, 10,288 steps/day Monday: 71 minutes walking, 12,895 steps/day Tuesday: 44 minutes walking, 11,863 steps/day Wednesday: no exercise, 5,828 steps/day Thursday: 90 minutes walking, 15,207 steps/day * After a comment about my timed walking and the number of steps I record, I realized it might be confusing. 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. I hope that clarifies...
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Jul
3

#FitReaders Check-In: July 3, 2015

#FitReaders Check-In: July 3, 2015 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group during 2015. For the months of July – September 2015, Felicia will be hosting the official check-ins. This is my weekly check-in post where I share about my week, and I hope you share about yours as well. You can also catch Felicia’s weekly check-in HERE. 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. Or, if you want to use this post as your weekly check-in, leave a comment telling us how your week went! Thanks again to everyone who participated during here at That’s What I’m Talking About during April, May and June! Remember: starting July 1, 2015, the monthly commitment signups will be at Felicia the Geeky Blogger blog, but you can still check in here and share how you are doing every Friday! My Week: I’m on VACATION!! The family and I left early Saturday morning, spent two days in the car, and arrived at my folks in Northern Michigan on Sunday afternoon. They live on a lake, and there is lots to do, including exercise and eating! Monday morning my sister and mom took me on a 5.5 mile round trip walk that included 450 steps up a hill in the middle. My calves are still sore! Other than the day I was in the car from 6:00AM to 6:00PM, I have managed to get in a walk. (We won’t discuss what I’ve been eating!) My Movement*: Friday: 34 minutes walking, 12,726 steps/day Saturday: no walks (in car), 5,680 steps/day Sunday: 47 minutes walking, 11,813 steps/day Monday: 90 minutes walking, 15,980 steps/day Tuesday: 61 minutes walking, 11,367 steps/day Wednesday: 41 minutes walking, 13,483 steps/day Thursday: 54 minutes walking, 14,002 steps/day * After a comment about my timed walking and the number of steps I record, I realized it might be confusing. 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. I hope that clarifies my movement data. Questions for YOU! How was your week? Did you hit any milestones? Try a new food or workout? Celebrate your week with us! I hope you have...
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