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24

#FitReaders Check-In: June 24, 2016

#FitReaders Check-In: June 24, 2016 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! I’m hosting check-ins from April through June 2016, and you’ll find the check-ins every Friday right here. Starting next Friday, July 1, the Commit to Exercise posts will be back at The Geeky Blogger, but I’ll still have weekly check-ins here. I only use the linky for the monthly Commit to Exercise posts, so please use the comment section below for your check-in. You can leave a link to your own weekly check-in blog post or any social media site in the comment section. Or if you prefer, use the comment section as your own weekly check-in space. Also, if you have any questions about #FitReaders, you can leave them in the comment section or email me at twimom227(at)gmail(dot)com. 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 Important News: Did you miss a month finishing your Virtual 5k or 10k Race or your 1 mile Fun Run? Did you recently join #FitReaders? Here’s your chance to make up those races! From now until the end of the year, you can count two races each month towards completing the race series. The first 1 mile, 5k, or 10k will be counted for the month it is completed, and the second 1 mile, 5k, or 10k can be used as a “make up” for a missed month. Just be sure to log in the comments of the finish line linky page which month the make up race is for. Questions? let me know. My Week: Has it been another week already? I am so busy right now, I can’t remember day-to-day stuff. Overall, I’m still getting in steps and eating has been so-so. My calves are still tight, but feeling better; my achilles are starting to feel worse. I’ve been working around my yard every day, which has helped with the steps. I’m almost done with my job for the “year” (my planning year goes from September through June, and I’m off July and August), and we are getting ready for our annual family trip to visit my family in MI. Just chugging along. My Movement*: Friday: two walks totaling 38 minutes, 12,130 steps/day Saturday: one walk totaling 25 minutes, 11,651 steps/day Sunday: one walk totaling 17 minutes + yard work, 10,380 steps/day Monday: one walk totaling 30 minutes + yard work, 15,629 steps/day Tuesday: two walks totaling 44 minutes +...
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Jun
17

#FitReaders Check-In: June 17, 2016

#FitReaders Check-In: June 17, 2016 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! I’m hosting check-ins from April through June 2016, and you’ll find the check-ins every Friday right here. I only use the linky for the monthly Commit to Exercise posts, so please use the comment section below for your check-in. You can leave a link to your own weekly check-in blog post or any social media site in the comment section. Or if you prefer, use the comment section as your own weekly check-in space. Also, if you have any questions about #FitReaders, you can leave them in the comment section or email me at twimom227(at)gmail(dot)com. 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 Important News: Did you miss a month finishing your Virtual 5k or 10k Race or your 1 mile Fun Run? Did you recently join #FitReaders? Here’s your chance to make up those races! From now until the end of the year, you can count two races each month towards completing the race series. The first 1 mile, 5k, or 10k will be counted for the month it is completed, and the second 1 mile, 5k, or 10k can be used as a “make up” for a missed month. Just be sure to log in the comments of the finish line linky page which month the make up race is for. Questions? let me know. My Week: GOOD NEWS! My calves and achilles are showing improvement this week. I was even able to walk a 5k on Tuesday. While my speed has slowed considerably, I am making sure to stop and stretch while walking, and also stretch after I’m done. Additionally, I got a new insert in my shoes that should help with the rolling of my foot back and forth, and therefore, improve my achilles tendonitis. I’m feeling better about my walking. I also am down a pound, and maybe, finally getting rid of some of that extra weight I put on in February. One small accomplishment – I’ve met my daily step goal (10,000 steps) every day since May 14 – so over one month! And I’ve only missed 2 days since April 9th. I am going to try to hit 10,000 steps for all of June, but a 2-day car trip at the end of the month may...
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Jun
10

#FitReaders Check-In: June 10, 2016

#FitReaders Check-In: June 10, 2016 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! I’m hosting check-ins from April through June 2016, and you’ll find the check-ins every Friday right here. I only use the linky for the monthly Commit to Exercise posts, so please use the comment section below for your check-in. You can leave a link to your own weekly check-in blog post or any social media site in the comment section. Or if you prefer, use the comment section as your own weekly check-in space. Also, if you have any questions about #FitReaders, you can leave them in the comment section or email me at twimom227(at)gmail(dot)com. 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 Important News: Did you miss a month finishing your Virtual 5k or 10k Race or your 1 mile Fun Run? Did you recently join #FitReaders? Here’s your chance to make up those races! From now until the end of the year, you can count two races each month towards completing the race series. The first 1 mile, 5k, or 10k will be counted for the month it is completed, and the second 1 mile, 5k, or 10k can be used as a “make up” for a missed month. Just be sure to log in the comments of the finish line linky page which month the make up race is for. Questions? let me know. My Week: Well, I have to admit that my fight with the red dot is actually increasing my step count. Even though I still find myself frustrated if I mess up or miss an hour, the “red dot” Fitbit goal is helping me stay more active throughout the day, and I’ve noticed an increase in my weekly step average this past month – up about 2,000 steps or more per week. So that’s good news. Now for the health news. As most of you know, I’ve been dealing with persistent achilles and calf issues for a while now. I went to the physical therapist for the first time last week, and I’ve been twice more this week. This week I got to experience the joys of GRASTON TECHNIQUE. Let me tell you, it is PAINFUL, but oddly, it helps! I’ve also incorporated more stretching into my day, and try to use the high-density foam roller at home...
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Jun
3

#FitReaders Check-In: June 3, 2016

#FitReaders Check-In: June 3, 2016 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! I’m hosting check-ins from April through June 2016, and you’ll find the check-ins every Friday right here. I only use the linky for the monthly Commit to Exercise posts, so please use the comment section below for your check-in. You can leave a link to your own weekly check-in blog post or any social media site in the comment section. Or if you prefer, use the comment section as your own weekly check-in space. Also, if you have any questions about #FitReaders, you can leave them in the comment section or email me at twimom227(at)gmail(dot)com. 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 Important News: Did you miss a month finishing your Virtual 5k or 10k Race or your 1 mile Fun Run? Did you recently join #FitReaders? Here’s your chance to make up those races! From now until the end of the year, you can count two races each month towards completing the race series. The first 1 mile, 5k, or 10k will be counted for the month it is completed, and the second 1 mile, 5k, or 10k can be used as a “make up” for a missed month. Just be sure to log in the comments of the finish line linky page which month the make up race is for. Questions? let me know. My Week: Okay… so I’m done fighting with the red dot. Sort of. On Monday, which was a holiday here in the U.S., I said “screw it,” and tried NOT to get the red dot. Of course, I still had to get my 10,000 steps in, but I took a stand. But then, at work on Wednesday, I got really ticked off when I missed two hours in a row. It’s a never ending battle. Overall, things are good. I gained a lot of weight (3 lbs) over the weekend, which was disappointing after coming off a consistently good week. But I know it was from the 10,000 extra calories I had over the long weekend, so I’m okay with it. Sort of. I am getting more steps in than ever before, so that has to count for something, right? I did go to the physical therapist on Thursday for my calf and achilles pain. I...
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Jun
1

#FitReaders Commit to Exercise: June 2016

#FitReaders Commit to Exercise: June 2016 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! I’m hosting check-ins from April through June 2016, and you’ll find the check-ins every Friday right here. It is time to Commit to Exercise for June 2016! 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!” So are you ready to commit to being fit? Remember there will be weekly check-ins on Fridays, motivation on twitter (#FitReaders), and a support group over on Facebook. 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 June 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. After you have signed up, leave a comment sharing your Fitness Goals for June. 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 Important News: Did you miss a month finishing your Virtual 5k or 10k Race or your 1 mile Fun Run? Did you recently join #FitReaders? Here’s your chance to make up those races! From now until the end of the year, you can count two races each month towards completing the race series. The first 1 mile, 5k, or 10k will be counted for the month it is completed, and the second 1 mile, 5k, or 10k can be used as a “make up” for a missed month. Just be sure to log in the comments of the finish line linky page which month the make up race is for. Questions? let me know. My Goals for June: My goals include attempting to keep better eating habits, keeping myself accountable by logging my caloric intake on LoseIt!. I want to exercise (move with purpose) for 30 minutes 6 out of 7 days in the week. I want to hit an average of 10,000 steps per day and take my BodyFlow class once per week. I’d like to walk/run a 10k during June. I want to maintain my goal weight, but...
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May
27

#FitReaders Check-In: May 27, 2016

#FitReaders Check-In: May 27, 2016 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! I’m hosting check-ins from April through June 2016, and you’ll find the check-ins every Friday right here. I only use the linky for the monthly Commit to Exercise posts, so please use the comment section below for your check-in. You can leave a link to your own weekly check-in blog post or any social media site in the comment section. Or if you prefer, use the comment section as your own weekly check-in space. Also, if you have any questions about #FitReaders, you can leave them in the comment section or email me at twimom227(at)gmail(dot)com. Important links: The May Virtual 5k and 10k Race Series + 1 mile Fun Run finish line (for after you complete your own “race”) #FitReaders information page #FitReaders 101 Facebook Group My Week: My fight with the “red dot” continues this week, when I missed one hour by a couple measly steps at work on Tuesday. #grrr I swear #Fitbit is out to get me! I did make my “hourly activity goal” on 3 days this week! Speaking of #Fitbit, have you seen the new dashboard yet? It rolled out on my iPhone on Wednesday. I like it. The week was pretty good. I’m working hard to eat better, but indulging once and a while. We have our annual neighborhood Lobstah (that’s lobster for those non-New Englanders) Bake on Sunday. There will be lots of eating and drinking! Medically, the doctor changed my blood pressure meds this week, and I noticed on Thursday I was very winded and heart racing when going up and down the stairs. I’ll be monitoring that. I also have an appointment scheduled with a physical therapist for my calf/achilles issues. My doctor thinks it could be tendonitis. We’ll see next week. My Movement*: Friday: one walk totaling 27 minutes, 12,768 steps/day Saturday: one walk totaling 49 minutes, 12,369 steps/day Sunday: one walk totaling 33 minutes, 12,861 steps/day Monday: one walk totaling 70 minutes, 16,059 steps/day Tuesday: two walks totaling 59 minutes, 13,113 steps/day Wednesday: one walk totaling 45 minutes, 12,533 steps/day Thursday: one walk totaling 40 minutes, 12,000+ 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...
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May
20

#FitReaders Check-In: May 20, 2016

#FitReaders Check-In: May 20, 2016 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! I’m hosting check-ins from April through June 2016, and you’ll find the check-ins every Friday right here. I only use the linky for the monthly Commit to Exercise posts, so please use the comment section below for your check-in. You can leave a link to your own weekly check-in blog post or any social media site in the comment section. Or if you prefer, use the comment section as your own weekly check-in space. Also, if you have any questions about #FitReaders, you can leave them in the comment section or email me at twimom227(at)gmail(dot)com. Important links: The May Virtual 5k and 10k Race Series + 1 mile Fun Run finish line (for after you complete your own “race”) #FitReaders information page #FitReaders 101 Facebook Group My Week: That $@&%*! little red dot. The one that tells Fitbit users if they’ve walked 250 steps during the hour. Yes, that one. I’ve become obsessed with trying to get 12 red dots every day – from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Luckily my Alta will buzz me if I haven’t met that hour’s goal. Unfortunately, life isn’t always conducive to getting up and walking when that reminder buzzes. And if I miss ONE hour – ONE red dot – the whole day is blown for this goal. It’s so frustrating. And I’m too obsessed, so it really irritates me. I wish that Fitbit would change this goal (hourly activity) to make it that I have to get 250 steps in so many hours over the course of the day, rather than consecutive hours. That way if I’m stuck on a business call, commuting around town, in a meeting, etc., I won’t ruin that goal for the whole day. Ugh. That $@&%*! little red dot. Other than becoming obsessed with trivial fitness monitoring, the week was good. My step count was down a bit from last week, but still overall productive. My weight is back up (because of what I chose to eat), and for the first time since September 2014, I logged a weight above my goal weight. It was on Sunday, not my official weigh-in day (that is Monday), and my weight was down in time for weigh-in on Monday, but it did shock me a bit. With our big Memorial Day Weekend Lobster Bake coming next weekend, and summer festivities coming soon, I really need to crack down and shed a couple pounds. My...
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May
13

#FitReaders Check-In: May 13, 2016

#FitReaders Check-In: May 13, 2016 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! I’m hosting check-ins from April through June 2016, and you’ll find the check-ins every Friday right here. I only use the linky for the monthly Commit to Exercise posts, so please use the comment section below for your check-in. You can leave a link to your own weekly check-in blog post or any social media site in the comment section. Or if you prefer, use the comment section as your own weekly check-in space. Also, if you have any questions about #FitReaders, you can leave them in the comment section or email me at twimom227(at)gmail(dot)com. Important links: The May Virtual 5k and 10k Race Series + 1 mile Fun Run finish line (for after you complete your own “race”) #FitReaders information page #FitReaders 101 Facebook Group My Week: The big win of the week… I got in my 5k and 10k for May already! I usually wait until the last week of the month, so I’m really happy. For the 10k, I walked and jogged, and ended up with pace under last month’s pace. I am thinking that I would like to jog/run a 10k race in the fall. Eating – same story as I’ve been telling the past two months. I’m back up 2 pounds this week. My Movement*: Friday: two walks totaling 32 minutes, 10,481 steps/day Saturday: one walk totaling 39 minutes, 11,894 steps/day Sunday: two walks totaling 30 minutes, 11,251 steps/day Monday: one walk/jog totaling 75 minutes, 16,395 steps/day *10k Tuesday: one walk totaling 45 minutes, 12,261 steps/day *5k Wednesday: one walk totaling 31 minutes, 10,143 steps/day Thursday: 55 minutes Body Flow + one walk totaling 45 minutes, 12,500+ 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. 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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May
6

#FitReaders Check-In: May 6, 2016

#FitReaders Check-In: May 6, 2016 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! I’m hosting check-ins from April through June 2016, and you’ll find the check-ins every Friday right here. I only use the linky for the monthly Commit to Exercise posts, so please use the comment section below for your check-in. You can leave a link to your own weekly check-in blog post or any social media site in the comment section. Or if you prefer, use the comment section as your own weekly check-in space. Also, if you have any questions about #FitReaders, you can leave them in the comment section or email me at twimom227(at)gmail(dot)com. Important links: The May Virtual 5k and 10k Race Series + 1 mile Fun Run finish line (for after you complete your own “race”) #FitReaders information page #FitReaders 101 Facebook Group My Week: Here we are, another month and time to reset the mind and body. So far in May, I’ve been much better with my eating habits. Additionally, I’m working on getting more steps throughout the day, while still getting in a 2-4 mile walk. I love the little reminder that Alta gives, reminding me to get up and move. My goal for next week is to get in at least one 5k. My Movement*: Friday: one walk totaling 46 minutes, 10,683 steps/day Saturday: one walk totaling 48 minutes, 10,581 steps/day Sunday: two walks totaling 38 minutes, 10,772 steps/day Monday: one walk totaling 14 minutes + 37 minutes elliptical, 10,267 steps/day Tuesday: two walks totaling 50 minutes, 12,132 steps/day Wednesday: two walks totaling 37 minutes, 11,250 steps/day Thursday: 50 minutes Body Flow + one walk totaling 28 minutes, 10,000+ 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. 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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May
1

#FitReaders Commit to Exercise: May 2016

#FitReaders Commit to Exercise: May 2016 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! I’m hosting check-ins from April through June 2016, and you’ll find the check-ins every Friday right here. Since this is not only the first of the month, but also a Friday, today’s post is also my weekly check-in post where I share about my week, and I hope you share about yours as well. It is time to Commit to Exercise for May 2016! 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!” So are you ready to commit to being fit? Remember there will be weekly check-ins on Fridays, motivation on twitter (#FitReaders), and a support group over on Facebook. 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. 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 Goals for May: My goals include attempting to keep better eating habits, keeping myself accountable by logging my caloric intake on LoseIt!. I want to exercise (move with purpose) for 30 minutes 6 out of 7 days in the week. I want to hit an average of 10,000 steps per day and take my BodyFlow class once per week. I’d like to walk/run a 10k during May. I want to maintain my goal weight, but I’d like to lose 1-2 of the pounds I gained earlier this year. Mostly, I want to have a healthy outlook and continue to support my fellow FitReaders. What are your goals for...
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