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#FitReaders Commit to be Fit: April 2018

#FitReaders Commit to be Fit: April 2018 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. How to Participate: This year brings a few changes from our previous years. On the first day of each month, I will post “Commit to be Fit” signups. You can use the comment section to add your name to the list and/or leave your month goals. Weekly check-in blog posts are optional, but we will be checking in each week in our Facebook Group – so be sure to bookmark that group! We are also on Twitter with #FitReaders Hashtag so you have plenty of places to check in. We are keeping it simple this year but the goal is the same: To support, encourage, and lift up the group as we strive to be the best we can be. We love you guys and wish you a Happy Healthy 2018! Info: #FitReaders information page #FitReaders 101 Facebook Group It is time to Commit to be Fit for April 2018! 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!” Leave a comment telling us what your goals are for April. My Goals for April: I feel like I’m in a bit of a rut, but I’m also not sticking with my nutrition goals very well. So I’m keeping the nutrition goals the same*, and I’ve increased my fitness goals for April, to include exercising everyday for 30 minutes. *I did edit my water goal slightly from 50 oz to 48 oz because it’s easier to keep track on my LoseIt app (it does it in 8 oz increments.) Plus, I don’t count my daily 8 oz of milk so, I know if I get 48 oz, I am actually getting 8-16 oz more per day. My Goals for the month: Close all three “rings” in Apple Watch, 7 days per week Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 7 days per week Track my caloric intake using the LoseIt! app Stick within my allotted calorie consumption each week Get in 6 5ks and 6 yoga classes for month – at least one per week No more than 2 alcoholic beverages per week-and only on one day...
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Mar
30

#FitReaders Update: March 30, 2018

#FitReaders Update: March 30, 2018 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. Info: #FitReaders information page #FitReaders 101 Facebook Group I check in here every Friday, but my fitness week is Monday – Sunday. So my check-ins are always about a week behind. Last Week (March 19 – March 25, 2018): While I met my exercise goals, I didn’t take care of my nutrition goals. It’s too easy to slide back into bad habits and convincing myself that a couple extra <insert food/drink> won’t make a difference. Still struggling with water – but also just keeping track of it. I can’t go back over the day and think “Did I drink 2 cups or 4? Did I finish that bottle?” Bad me! My Movement*: Monday: 62 minutes yoga + 38 minutes walking, 10,618 steps/day Tuesday: 40 minutes walking, 11,483 steps/day Wednesday: 47 minutes walking, 11,981 steps/day – 5k finished Thursday: 59 minutes yoga + 42 minutes walking, 11,923 steps/day Friday: 50 minutes walking, 11,807 steps/day – 5k finished Saturday: 50 minutes walking, 12,235 steps/day – 5k finished Sunday: 50 minutes walking, 13,250 steps/day – 5k finished Goals for March: Did I meet my goals 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 Stick within my allotted calorie consumption each week – fail! (2,200 cals over) Get in 6 5ks and 6 yoga classes for month – at least one per week – 10 5ks and 6 yoga No more than 2 alcoholic beverages per week-and only on one day – fail (3 drinks/2 days) Drink 50 oz of non-caffeinated water/beverages, 7 days per week – 0/7 ? Walk 10,000 steps per day – 7/7 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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Mar
23

#FitReader Update: March 23, 2018

#FitReader Update: March 23, 2018 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. Info: #FitReaders information page #FitReaders 101 Facebook Group I check in here every Friday, but my fitness week is Monday – Sunday. So my check-ins are always about a week behind. Last Week (March 12 – March 18, 2018): Hmmm… I’m feeling okay about my fitness progress. Lots of snow meant less steps (but still lots of exercise); I even got my Apple Fitness 200% Movement Award for the first time (I doubled my goal for active calories burned) when I went downhill skiing all day with my daughter. But my eating isn’t great – between the Girl Scout cookies and a run-in with my kryptonite: Buffalo Chicken Dip. I was 1,000 calories over my weekly goal, leaving me at no weight loss for the week. Still struggling with water. My Movement*: Monday: 64 minutes yoga + 28 minutes walking, 10,611 steps/day Tuesday: 50 minutes shoveling, 8,558 steps/day Wednesday: 42 minutes shoveling + 30 minutes walking, 10,720 steps/day Thursday: 56 minutes yoga + 32 minutes walking, 12,502 steps/day Friday: 38 minutes walking, 11,110 steps/day Saturday: 4 hours downhill skiing, 9,028 steps/day Sunday: 52 minutes walking, 13,747 steps/day – 5k finished Goals for March: Did I meet my goals 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 Stick within my allotted calorie consumption each week – fail! (1,000 cals over) Get in 6 5ks and 6 yoga classes for month – at least one per week – 6 5ks and 4 yoga No more than 2 alcoholic beverages per week-and only on one day – good Drink 50 oz of non-caffeinated water/beverages, 7 days per week – 1/7 ? Walk 10,000 steps per day – 5/7 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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Mar
16

#FitReaders Update: March 16, 2018

#FitReaders Update: March 16, 2018 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. Info: #FitReaders information page #FitReaders 101 Facebook Group I check in here every Friday, but my fitness week is Monday – Sunday. So my check-ins are always about a week behind. Last Week (March 5 – March 11, 2018): I’ve been home for a week and things are going so-so. I’m still having a very tough time remembering to both drink and track my water. It’s not like when you eat a meal and can recall what it was. I didn’t lose weight – didn’t gain it either. I ate pretty well, but was still almost 300 calories over my weekly allotment. But I’ll keep moving along and figuring it out. My Movement*: Monday: 64 minutes yoga + 47 minutes walking, 12,871 steps/day – 5k finished Tuesday: 43 minutes walking, 10,985 steps/day Wednesday: 39 minutes walking, 10,631 steps/day Thursday: 60 minutes yoga + 50 minutes walking, 11,118 steps/day – 5k finished Friday: no exercise, 5,764 steps/day Saturday: 55 minutes walking, 12,622 steps/day – 5k finished Sunday: 51 minutes walking, 14,470 steps/day – 5k finished Goals for March: Did I meet my goals 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 Stick within my allotted calorie consumption each week – fail! (300 cals over) Get in 6 5ks and 6 yoga classes for month – at least one per week – 5 5ks and 2 yoga No more than 2 alcoholic beverages per week-and only on one day – good Drink 50 oz of non-caffeinated water/beverages, 7 days per week – 2/7 ? Walk 10,000 steps per day – 6/7 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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Mar
9

#FitReaders Update: March 9, 2018

#FitReaders Update: March 9, 2018 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. Info: #FitReaders information page #FitReaders 101 Facebook Group I check in here every Friday, but my fitness week is Monday – Sunday. So my check-ins are always about a week behind. Last Week (February 26 – March 4, 2018): I’m writing this on Monday (3/5) and I’m feeling pretty positive today. I was away from home and vacationing from Feb. 21 – March 3, and I only gained one pound! That’s not bad considering all of the extra calories and beverages I consumed. I hope now that I’m back home, I’ll shed that pound in a week, and continue to shed a few more, like I was doing before I left. Even though I ate a lot over my time away, I was moving a lot – I have a new all time step high for one day! We spent 4 days at Universal Orlando, and when we weren’t walking, I was standing and moving. This helped a lot. Also, even though my calories were up, I didn’t snack a lot. It was up because I ate bigger meals that had higher calorie counts. I also drank sugary beverages – especially when I was in Daytona at Coastal Magic (those beachside cocktails were delightful!). Looking at my movement, most days I didn’t have dedicated exercise time like I do at home, but I did make sure I closed my Fitness Rings each day while I was away, and finally breaking my 41-day streak on Friday (I was tired by the time we got home in the storm!) Lastly, I’m not doing so great on my water goal. But I keep forgetting to track it. So my goal this week is to keep track better! My Movement*: Monday: Universal Orlando, 22,902 steps/day Tuesday: Universal Orlando, 25,131 steps/day Wednesday: Universal Orlando, 17,651 steps/day Thursday: Universal Orlando, 23,462 steps/day Friday: no exercise, 7,593 steps/day Saturday: 33 minutes walking, 14,158 steps/day Sunday: 60 minutes walking, 13,668 steps/day – 5k finished Goals for March: Did I meet my goals 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 Stick...
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Mar
2

#FitReaders Update: March 2, 2018

#FitReaders Update: March 2, 2018 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. Info: #FitReaders information page #FitReaders 101 Facebook Group I check in here every Friday, but my fitness week is Monday – Sunday. So my check-ins are always about a week behind. Last Week (February 19 – February 25, 2018): I arrived in Daytona, FL, on Wednesday, and attended the Coastal Magic book convention until Sunday. I did get in walks most mornings, or found a way to get in steps and exercise. I had a great time before heading to Universal Orlando on Sunday to meet up with my family for a week of fun. More on that next week. Calories don’t count on vacation, right? We shall see when I get home! My Movement*: Monday: 60 minutes yoga + 25 minutes elliptical, 11,051 steps/day Tuesday: 37 minutes walking, 10,612 steps/day Wednesday: 30 minutes walking, 10,852 steps/day Thursday: 60 minutes walking, 13,550 steps/day – 5k finished Friday: 59 minutes walking + dancing, 19,084 steps/day – 5k finished Saturday: 50 minutes walking, 13,821 steps/day Sunday: 33 minutes walking, 14,738 steps/day Goals for February: Did I meet my goals 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 Stick within my allotted calorie consumption each week – fail!  Get in 6 5ks and 6 yoga classes for month – at least one per week – 18 5ks and 6 yoga No more than 2 alcoholic beverages per week-and only on one day – fail! Drink 50 oz of non-caffeinated water/beverages, 7 days per week – 5/7 Walk 10,000 steps per day – 7/7 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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Mar
1

#FitReaders Commit to be Fit: March 2018

#FitReaders Commit to be Fit: March 2018 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. How to Participate: This year brings a few changes from our previous years. On the first day of each month, Felicia and I will post “Commit to be Fit” signups. You can use the comment section to add your name to the list and/or leave your month goals. Weekly check-in blog posts are optional, but we will be checking in each week in our Facebook Group – so be sure to bookmark that group! We are also on Twitter with #FitReaders Hashtag so you have plenty of places to check in. We are keeping it simple this year but the goal is the same: To support, encourage, and lift up the group as we strive to be the best we can be. We love you guys and wish you a Happy Healthy 2018! Info: #FitReaders information page #FitReaders 101 Facebook Group It is time to Commit to be Fit for March 2018! 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!” Leave a comment telling us what your goals are for February. My Goals for March: I’ve really struggled the past several months with my eating, but with the help of Felicia and Fitreaders, I’m starting to turn the corner! My goals worked in February, and after my vacation, I need to get back on track. My March Goals 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 Stick within my allotted calorie consumption each week Get in 6 5ks and 6 yoga classes for month – at least one per week No more than 2 alcoholic beverages per week-and only on one day Drink 50 oz of non-caffeinated water/beverages, 7 days 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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Feb
23

#FitReaders Update: February 23, 2018

#FitReaders Update: February 23, 2018 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. Info: #FitReaders information page #FitReaders 101 Facebook Group I check in here every Friday, but my fitness week is Monday – Sunday. So my check-ins are always about a week behind. Last Week (February 12 – February 18, 2018): On my fourth week of new goals and plan, I did okay, but made a couple bad choices (like eating the WHOLE Panera cookie which was 500 calories!), and I missed my caloric intake goal. It’s not “so bad” but with my going on vacation this coming week, it’s more like a slide down a slippery slope. I will just need to take each day as it comes and rededicate myself to my goals every day. My Movement*: Monday: 60 minutes yoga + 25 minutes elliptical, 10,209 steps/day Tuesday: 52 minutes walking, 12,566 steps/day – 5k finished Wednesday: 48 minutes walking, 12,094 steps/day – 5k finished Thursday: 60 minutes yoga + 53 minutes walking, 11,440 steps/day – 5k finished Friday: 50 minutes walking, 12,118 steps/day – 5k finished Saturday: 47 minutes walking, 11,134 steps/day – 5k finished Sunday: 61 minutes walking, 15,504 steps/day – 5k finished Goals for February: Did I meet my goals 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 Stick within my allotted calorie consumption each week – fail!  Get in 6 5ks and 6 yoga classes for month – at least one per week – 16 5ks and 6 yoga No more than 2 alcoholic beverages per week-and only on one day – success! Drink 50 oz of non-caffeinated water/beverages, 7 days per week – 5 or 6/7 (I forgot to track Sunday) Walk 10,000 steps per day – 7/7 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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Feb
16

#FitReaders Update: February 16, 2018

#FitReaders Update: February 16, 2018 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. Info: #FitReaders information page #FitReaders 101 Facebook Group I check in here every Friday, but my fitness week is Monday – Sunday. So my check-ins are always about a week behind. Last Week (February 5 – February 11, 2018): Well, this is the third week in a row that I’ve met (most of) my goals, and other than a cold I can’t shake, I’m feeling good. I was a bit frustrated with my weigh-in last Monday because I was up 0.6 lbs, even after having a very good week both food and exercise-wise. But I’ll keep up my hard work in hopes I go down a bit more before I head for vacation on February 21st. I am struggling with the water intake goal. I will continue to work on that – but I feel so bloated when I try to drink more water than I already do. My Movement*: Monday: 60 minutes yoga + 57 minutes walking, 11,801 steps/day – 5k finished Tuesday: 53 minutes walking, 11,215 steps/day – 5k finished Wednesday: 53 minutes walking, 11,843 steps/day – 5k finished Thursday: 60 minutes yoga + 32 minutes walking, 10,105 steps/day Friday: 50 minutes walking, 11,163 steps/day – 5k finished Saturday: 51 minutes walking, 12,330 steps/day – 5k finished Sunday: 28 minutes yoga + 34 minutes walking, 10,429 steps/day Goals for February: Did I meet my goals 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 Stick within my allotted calorie consumption each week – success!  Get in 6 5ks and 6 yoga classes for month – at least one per week – 10 5ks and 4 yoga No more than 2 alcoholic beverages per week-and only on one day – success! Drink 50 oz of non-caffeinated water/beverages, 7 days per week – 4/7 Walk 10,000 steps per day – 7/7 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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Feb
9

#FitReaders Update: February 9, 2018

#FitReaders Update: February 9, 2018 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. Info: #FitReaders information page #FitReaders 101 Facebook Group I check in here every Friday, but my fitness week is Monday – Sunday. So my check-ins are always about a week behind. Last Week (January 29 – February 4, 2018): Another very good week for me – even with some challenges tossed in. I was worried about snacking during the Super Bowl, but I made dinner beforehand and wasn’t hungry at all during the game. I also stayed away from the beers, which made it easier to avoid snacking. I also had a last minute dinner out with friends. I had a veggie burger with roasted broccolini instead of fries! I met almost all my goals; only missing the water goal on a couple days. The scale was down 1.8 lbs on Monday’s weigh-in. This keeps me motivated to keep it up. My Movement*: Monday: 60 minutes yoga + 42 minutes walking, 10,820 steps/day Tuesday: 53 minutes walking, 11,624 steps/day – 5k finished Wednesday: 42 minutes walking, 11,364 steps/day Thursday: 62 minutes yoga + 49 minutes walking, 10,726 steps/day – 5k finished Friday: 47 minutes walking, 11,665 steps/day – 5k finished Saturday: 51 minutes walking, 13,481 steps/day – 5k finished Sunday: 52 minutes walking, 12,378 steps/day – 5k finished Goals for February: Did I meet my goals 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 Stick within my allotted calorie consumption each week – success!  Get in 6 5ks and 6 yoga classes for month – at least one per week – 5 5ks and 2 yoga No more than 2 alcoholic beverages per week-and only on one day – success! Drink 50 oz of non-caffeinated water/beverages, 7 days per week – 4/7 Walk 10,000 steps per day – 7/7 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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