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!
One week under our belts during this new year and BRRRRR! it’s cold outside. I have been continuing to walk outside (long underwear and wool socks!) until today, when the “real feel” temperature didn’t rise about zero! I find that I get bored exercising indoors – even with my audiobooks to listen to.
Now that the holidays are over and my family is in a routine, I’m eating better, and I’m happy to report that I’ve taken off the extra pounds I put on over the holidays. I’m planning just to stay the course over the next few weeks, however I am thinking of trying to add some flexibility or core strengthening activities in February. What do you suggest?
Oh, and the GPS app I use to record my workouts, MapMyFitness, tells me my next goal is to “make friends.” Apparently users of the app who have friends have better success. Their email made me laugh because I already have such a great support network here! But… if you use MapMyFitness and want to “friend” me (I don’t know how this works), I’m under the name Jen Twimom.
Friday: 41 minutes walking
Saturday: 44 minutes walking
Sunday: 25 minutes shoveling + 23 minutes walking
Monday: 52 minutes walking
Tuesday: 47 minutes walking
Wednesday: 32 minutes walking
Thursday: 30 minutes elliptical
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.
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 myself not exercising, eating a lot (and struggled with emotional eating), and in a big funk. Thanks to Felicia and #BookBlogWalkers, I started my journey back to a healthier lifestyle on January 6, 2014. I started with the goal of moving with purpose for 10 minutes each day and tracking my food intake. As the days progressed, I was able to walk longer and even start jogging. During 2014, I lost 25 pounds and reached my goal weight in September. Now I am working to keep the weight off and stay active. I find the best motivation for walking is a good audiobook and the support of my friends. Generally, I weigh-in once per week, on Mondays, and I’ll be writing weekly check in posts here on Fridays. Thanks for joining me in this journey! If you have any questions and don’t want to comment, please email me at twimom227 (at) gmail (dot) com. I’m also on LoseIt! with the user name Twimom227.
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.