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#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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Sep
29

#FitReaders Check-In: September 29, 2017

#FitReaders Check-In: September 29, 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. Be sure to stop back on Sunday to Commit to being Fit for October! 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 18 – September 24, 2017): Okay. Progress. I worked VERY HARD last week, trying to meet all of my weekly goals. At my weigh-in today (Monday 9/25), I was down just over a pound, which is my lowest weight in a month. *breathe in — breathe out* I just need to keep going, and see what happens. I’m a bit worried because my parents are coming to visit for a week. Hopefully I stick with my plan. My Movement*: Monday: 74 minutes yoga + 51 minutes walking, 13,064 steps/day Tuesday: 56 minutes walking, 12,934 steps/day Wednesday: 46 minutes walking, 11,780 steps/day Thursday: 58 minutes yoga, 40 minutes walking, 12,167 steps/day Friday: no exercise, 3,345 steps/day *didn’t have watch on for several hours Saturday: off and on walking all day, 12,319 steps/day Sunday: 61 minutes walking, 12,224 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 – 6/5 Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 6 days per week – 5/6 Track my caloric intake using the LoseIt! app – 7/7 Consume no more than 700 extra calories per week – YES! under by allowance by 350 cals. Get in 6 5ks and 6 yoga...
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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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