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#FitReaders Weekly Check-in: Jan. 2, 2015

#FitReaders Weekly Check-in: Jan. 2, 2015 Greetings 2015 and welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for the upcoming year. During the months of January – March 2015, Felicia will host the official check-ins. You can catch this week’s post HERE. Please feel free to check-in with a comment here as well! My Goals: My overall goals for 2015 are to keep up my current level of exercise, maintain my goal weight, and log my food intake every day for the year. I also want to add some races in once the weather warms up. As for January 2015, with the colder weather, my primary goal is to make sure I continue get out and move. My goal for January is to move with purpose for 30 minutes each day, taking off no more than one day per week. In addition, I will log my food/caloric intake each day using the LostIt! app. My Week: Well, it’s only the second day of the month, and so far I’m doing okay! I’ve only gained a pound or two over the holidays and am still under my goal weight of 155 lbs. I’ve not been super careful about what I’ve been eating, but I’ve made sure to keep exercising. My Movement: December 2014 Friday: 31 minutes walking Saturday: 15 minutes walking Sunday: 55 minutes walking Monday: 52 minutes walking Tuesday: 31 minutes walking Wednesday: none January 2015 Thursday: 58 minutes walking How did the holidays go for you? Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions? Are you trying any new foods and/or exercise programs? What is #FitReaders? We are a group of readers, bloggers, authors, etc. who come together with the common goal of adding some movement into our lives, getting healthy, and staying fit. You do not have to have a blog to join in. You can use the weekly check-in posts here or at The Geeky Blogger, a blog, Twitter, Facebook, or in a private, off-line journal to log your own journey. Just know that we are all in this together and here to provide support to one another. Look for the hashtag and join us! Click the image at the top of this post to sign up for January 2015. About Me: I used to be someone that was driven to work out. I never had a big weight problem for most of my life. However, during the early 2010’s, a number of things added up, and I found...
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What’s Coming in 2015

What’s Coming in 2015 I am super excited about 2015! I’ve joined some reading/listening challenges, added some new weekly features, and will be co-hosting #FitReaders with The Geeky Blogger. I’m in the process of organizing my blog to showcase the new features. You’ll see new titles in the top menu and new buttons on the sidebar. Here’s more about what’s in store for 2015… GoodReads Reading Challenge This year I’ll be participating in the GoodReads reading challenge once again. I count all books – novels and novellas (as long as published as a separate book), and all formats – audiobooks, paperbacks, hardcovers, and ebooks! I’ve challenged myself to 130 books, which is 5 more than I finished in 2014. Where you’ll find it: Once it is available, I’ll post the 2015 GoodReads widget on my sidebar. You can also find me on GoodReads. 2015 Audiobook Challenge This one is new for me! Now that I’m a big fan of audiobooks, I’ve joined the 2015 Audiobook Challenge hosted by The Book Nympho & Hot Listens. I’ve signed up at the My Precious Level (I had my earbuds surgically implanted): 30-50 audiobooks during the year. I’ll be posting quarterly updates, if not more frequently. Where you’ll find it: Posts will have this awesome button, which I’ve also included on my sidebar, so you too can sign up! Also, you’ll see there is a new link for Audiobook Challenge Updates. Those will be posted at least quarterly. Listen Up! Oh, I am super excited about this! In 2015, I’m starting a new blog feature entitled Listen Up! (thank you Book Nympho for the name suggestion!). The weekly feature will come to you every Thursday and will focus on audiobook reviews, narrator interviews, guest posts from other audiobook listeners, etc. Where you’ll find it: I’ll have fresh posts every Thursday right here at the blog. Plus, I’ve got a new menu option in the top menu and a button on the sidebar. #FitReaders I can’t believe it’s almost the end of 2014! I started my #BookBlogWalkers journey on January 6, 2014 with two simple goals – track my food/drink intake and move with purpose for 10 minutes each day. Almost one year later and I’m walking on average over 40 minutes per day (45 minutes per workout)!!! I’ve lost 25 pounds and achieved my goal weight – maintaining since September. I’m so proud of myself when I look at where I was a year ago. And I honestly could not...
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