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21

#FitReaders Check-In: July 21, 2017

#FitReaders Check-In: July 21, 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 July 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 10 – July 16, 2017): Last week I was still away, and I spent several days on the road driving (can you guess which ones?). So that messed up my steps and exercise big time. Plus, on the road, it’s fast food and quick snacks. I got home from vacation on Thursday July 13th, but then was gone for my son’s lacrosse tournament that whole weekend… So truly, my vacation/away time ended on July 16th. I did my weigh-in on Monday and I was up 7 lbs. I know that I just need to cut out all that crappy eating and I can lose the weight over the course of the next month. My Movement*: Monday: no exercise, 4,738 steps/day Tuesday: no exercise, 3,757 steps/day Wednesday: 53 minutes walking, 12,522 steps/day – 5k finished Thursday: no exercise, 4,328 steps/day Friday: 58 minutes walking, 13,668 steps/day – 5k finished Saturday: no exercise, 10,327 steps/day Sunday: 35 minutes walking, 12,014 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. July Goals: How did I do last week? Walk 10,000 steps per day – 4/7 Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 6 days per week – 3/6 Track my caloric intake using the LoseIt! app – 7/7 Get in some 5Ks and yoga as best I can – 2 5Ks & 0 yoga classes for July Have fun! – yep! How was your week? What...
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Jul
14

#FitReaders Check-In: July 14, 2017

#FitReaders Check-In: July 14, 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 July 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 3 – July 9, 2017): Still on vacation! Not as much exercise this week and my weight is up about 5 lbs. I expect to take most of that off once I return home on 7/14. My Movement*: Monday: 38 minutes walk, 12,146 steps/day Tuesday: 33 minutes walk, 17,304 steps/day – Independence Day 2 mile walk with my family Wednesday: no exercise, 13,371 steps/day Thursday: 40 minutes walk, 11,448 steps/day Friday: no exercise, 14,640 steps/day Saturday: no exercise, 10,873 steps/day Sunday: no exercise, 8,877 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. 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 – 3/6 Track my caloric intake using the LoseIt! app – 7/7 Get in some 5Ks and yoga as best I can – 0 5Ks & 0 yoga classes for July Have fun! – yep! 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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Jul
7

#FitReaders Check-In: July 7, 2017

#FitReaders Check-In: July 7, 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 July 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 (June 26 – July 2, 2017): We left on vacation June 28th and I’m still gone. Although I am getting some walking in, I’m eating and drinking about double my daily calories. Oh well! It’s vacation! My Movement*: Monday: 70 minutes yoga + 35 minutes walk, 10,372 steps/day Tuesday: 35 minutes walk, 11,438 steps/day Wednesday: no exercise – 12 hour car trip, 6,762 steps/day Thursday: 50 minutes walk, 10,594 steps/day Friday: 38 minutes walk, 16,026 steps/day Saturday: 32 minutes walk, 16,007 steps/day Sunday: 37 minutes walk, 13,516 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. June Goals: How did I do last week? Reach my daily “Move” goal (Apple Watch) 5 days per week – 3/5 Reach 10,000 steps each day – 6/7 Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 6 days per week – 6/6 Hit the “Stand” goal (move one min/hour) for 12 hours each day – 6/7 Track my caloric intake using the LoseIt! app each day -7/7 Walk a 5K a minimum of 8 times for the month of June – 9 for month Attend a yoga class a minimum of 6 for the month of June – 6 for month July Goals: With my travels over the next couple of weeks, I’m going to make July a little less rigid with my goals. In general I want to: Walk 10,000 steps per day Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 6 days per week Track my caloric...
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Jun
30

#FitReaders Check-In: June 30, 2017

#FitReaders Check-In: June 30, 2017 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! Starting tomorrow, July 1st, you can commit for July at Felicia’s blog. 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 June 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 (June 19 – June 25, 2017): By the time this posts, I’ll be on vacation! But right now, I’m looking back at last week, and I did pretty good. My neighbor (and good friend) is working getting fit, and so she’s been calling me to go walking. We go slower than my usual pace, but we go longer – I got in three 5K’s over the weekend! I had a really good week on the exercise/movement front, and eating was better than the previous couple of weeks. I’m down 1.5 lbs and back to my weight at the beginning of June. Remember to Commit to be Fit in July, over with Felicia tomorrow! My Movement*: Monday: 46 minutes walk, 13,705 steps/day – 5k completed Tuesday: 45 minutes walk, 12,898 steps/day – 5k completed Wednesday: 41 minutes walk, 12,393 steps/day Thursday: 60 minutes yoga + 35 minute walk, 10,033 steps/day Friday: 56 minutes walk, 12,471 steps/day – 5k completed Saturday: 55 minutes walk, 13,697 steps/day – 5k completed Sunday: 62 minutes walk, 13,938 steps/day – 5k completed * 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. June Goals: How did I do last week? Reach my daily “Move” goal (Apple Watch) 5 days per week – 7/5 Reach 10,000 steps each day – 7/7 Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 6 days per week – 7/6 Hit the “Stand”...
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Jun
23

#FitReaders Check-In: June 23, 2017

#FitReaders Check-In: June 23, 2017 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! For the months of April, May, and June, the weekly check-ins will be right here. 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 June 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 (June 12 – June 18, 2017): Gah… which way am I going? That is how I feel right about now. I had a fun week. It was the end of school for my kiddos. I took a day off and helped at my 5th grader’s final Field Day (then went out to lunch with some friends who also worked it). My girl also had a 5th Grade “graduation” (it was a recognition assemble), and I rounded out the week taking 11 of my Girl Scouts on a Camporee. There were 100 of us total. So not a lot of dedicated exercise, and not the best eating. But fun! I did gain 1.5 lbs this week. Now I’m just hoping to survive another 10 days until vacation! My Movement*: Monday: 47 minutes walk, 14,141 steps/day – 5k completed Tuesday: 60 minutes yoga + worked field day, 11,987 steps/day Wednesday: 47 minutes walk, 11,580 steps/day – 5k completed Thursday: 30 minute walk, 11,142 steps/day Friday: no exercise, 10,644 steps/day Saturday: no exercise but walked all over at Camporee, 19,166 steps/day Sunday: no exercise, 10,598 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. June Goals: How did I do last week? Reach my daily “Move” goal (Apple Watch) 5 days per week – 5/5 Reach 10,000 steps each day – 7/7 Move with purpose...
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Jun
16

#FitReaders Check-In: June 16, 2017

#FitReaders Check-In: June 16, 2017 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! For the months of April, May, and June, the weekly check-ins will be right here. 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 June 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 (June 5 – June 11, 2017): Wow… I don’t even remember last week. I was so busy, and I just now discovered that I didn’t even hit 10,000 steps on two of the days! Plus I didn’t walk a single 5k last week. I swear, my life is a whirlwind right now and I am just doing my best to keep up. I did eat more than I should have, and my weight is up slightly. It’s discouraging only because I am not taking care of myself and don’t really see myself taking the time to do so in the next couple of weeks. I need a vacation! My Movement*: Monday: 72 minutes yoga + 30 minutes walk, 9,753 steps/day Tuesday: 30 minutes walk, 12,007 steps/day Wednesday: 35 minutes walk, 12,883 steps/day Thursday: 63 minutes yoga + 30 minute walk, 12,987 steps/day Friday: 30 minutes walk, 11,860 steps/day Saturday: no exercise, 8,059 steps/day Sunday: 37 minutes walk, 12,607 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. June Goals: How did I do last week? Reach my daily “Move” goal (Apple Watch) 5 days per week – 6/5 Reach 10,000 steps each day – 5/7 Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 6 days per week – 6/6 Hit the “Stand” goal (move one min/hour) for 12 hours each day –...
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Jun
9

#FitReaders Check-In: June 9, 2017

#FitReaders Check-In: June 9, 2017 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! For the months of April, May, and June, the weekly check-ins will be right here. 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 June 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 (May 29 – June 4, 2017): New month, same goals. I did much better with my overall movement and exercise last week. I hit 10k steps each day – even walking a bit before bed to make sure I got them all in. I also exercised 6 days – meeting my goal. It had been a while since I’ve met all my exercise goals. I did track my food, but there were a lot of extra calories, so my weight stayed the same. I really want to lose about 3 pounds before summer vacation, but unless I really change my eating habits over the next two weeks, it’s not going to happen. My Movement*: Monday: 58 minutes walk, 11,020 steps/day – 5k completed Tuesday: 49 minutes walk, 11,574 steps/day – 5k completed Wednesday: 41 minutes walk, 13,280 steps/day Thursday: 60 minutes yoga + 30 minute walk, 10,267 steps/day Friday: no exercise, 11,182 steps/day Saturday: 58 minutes walk, 13,337 steps/day – 5k completed Sunday: 44 minutes walk, 11,420 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. June Goals: How did I do last week? Reach my daily “Move” goal (Apple Watch) 5 days per week – 5/5 Reach 10,000 steps each day – 7/7 Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 6 days per week – 6/6 Hit the “Stand” goal (move one min/hour) for 12 hours each day – 7/7 Track my caloric...
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Jun
2

#FitReaders Check-In: June 2, 2017

#FitReaders Check-In: June 2, 2017 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! For the months of April, May, and June, the weekly check-ins will be right here. 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 June 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 (May 22 – 28, 2017): More of the same. Busy schedule means less exercise and more take out / quick meals. Also did a lot of picnic-type stuff over the long weekend. Weight staying stable. I would like to lose 3-5 lbs before summer, but I don’t see it happening. On Thursday I was so excited I closed all of my Apple Watch “rings,” but I forgot to look at steps… I wish the Apple Watch would let me set a step goal. My Movement*: Monday: 58 minutes yoga + 45 minutes walk, 11,600 steps/day – 5k completed Tuesday: 44 minutes walk, 12,178 steps/day Wednesday: 36 minutes walk + 35 minutes yoga, 10,755 steps/day Thursday: 60 minutes yoga + 30 minute walk, 8,885 steps/day Friday: no exercise, 7,243 steps/day Saturday: no exercise, 10,727 steps/day Sunday: no exercise, 8,662 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. May Goals: Overall, my May was good, but I didn’t meet several of my goals over the weeks. I was about 75% or so on my goals. I did get in my 5k’s (I walked a 5k on Monday May 29, which is “next week”) and my yoga classes, which I am proud of. I hope to be better on steps and overall exercise in June. How did I do last week? Reach my daily “Move” goal (Apple Watch) 5 days per week – 5/5 Reach 10,000...
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Jun
1

#FitReaders Commit to Exercise: June 2017

#FitReaders Commit to Exercise: June 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 every Friday during April through June. 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 June 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 June 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 June: I’m not changing much. My goals for June are: Reach my daily “Move” goal (Apple Watch) 5 days per week Reach 10,000 steps each day Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 6 days per week Hit the “Stand” goal (move one min/hour) for 12 hours each day Track my caloric intake using the LoseIt! app each day Walk a 5K a minimum of 8 times for the month of June  Attend a yoga class a minimum of 6 for the month of June 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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May
26

#FitReaders Check-In: May 26, 2017

#FitReaders Check-In: May 26, 2017 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! For the months of April, May, and June, the weekly check-ins will be right here. 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 May 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 (May 15 – 21, 2017): This was another “stay the course” type of week. I started strong and ended okay with my exercise. And I had another week where I ate way too much junk. So I pretty much stayed where I was at, thus “stay the course.” I did lower my “Move” goal this week. I had been aiming for 520 active calories each day, but it was very tough to reach, even when I exercised. So I changed it to 500 active calories. I still only reached it 4 days, but I also didn’t exercise 2 days last week, so I’m trying that goal again this week. My Movement*: Monday: 65 minutes yoga + 38 minutes walk, 10,179 steps/day Tuesday: 50 minutes walk, 12,380 steps/day – 5k completed Wednesday: 33 minutes walk, 11,699 steps/day Thursday: 60 minutes yoga + 50 minute walk, 11,986 steps/day – 5k completed Friday: no exercise, 5,807 steps/day Saturday: 32 minutes walk + 1.5 hours yard work, 14,614 steps/day Sunday: no exercise, 8,062 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. May Goals: How did I do last week? Reach my daily “Move” goal (Apple Watch) 5 days per week – 4/5 Reach 10,000 steps each day – 5/7 Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 6 days per week – 5/6 Hit the “Stand” goal (move one min/hour) for 12 hours each day – 7/7 Track my caloric...
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