#FitReaders – Commit to Exercise for April 2015

Posted April 1, 2015 by Jen in #FitReaders Tags:

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Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for 2015. During the months of April – June, 2015, I am hosting the official check-ins and quarterly giveaway.

It is time to Commit to Exercise for April 2015! 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 getting moving!”

So are you ready to commit to fit? Remember there will be weekly check-ins on Fridays both here and at Felicia’s blog, motivation on twitter (#FitReaders), and a group over on Facebook (let me know if you want to be added).

Let’s get this month started by adding your link down below. Everyone who commits to exercise using the linky during April, May, and June will be entered to win some sort of FABULOUS PRIZE. I just don’t know what it will be yet. I’ll be taking a poll sometime later this month. Add your name and leave a comment telling us what your goals for April are.

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.

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 April 2015, my primary goal is to make sure I continue get out and move. I plan to move with purpose for 30 minutes each day, taking off no more than one day per week. I also want to take one BodyFlow (yoga) Class per week. In addition, I will log my food/caloric intake each day using the LostIt! app.

46 responses to “#FitReaders – Commit to Exercise for April 2015

    • I found, for me, that getting the exercise right before worrying about food/diet helped a lot. I wasn’t doing anything, so focusing on adding in daily movement and building that up was the best course of action. Keep at it!! We are here to support and help you!

  1. Melanie Simmons

    I’m really hoping to get back on the fitness train. This has been a horrible year for me so far, as far as fitness goes. I think I’m ready to get back into it. Now to just figure out what is going on with my FitBit.

    • I’m glad you are feeling better and getting healthy. Have you tried a fitness app on your phone? Many of them will track steps, workouts, and food/calories. You could use that until you save up to get a new FitBit?! I’m here to help support you – just let me know what I can do!

  2. Liza Brown

    My goal is to walk each day in April. I’ve really slacked off while the temps have been cooler, and I need to focus again on my health and fitness.

      • Liza Brown

        My goal is to get out for at least 15 minutes each day. I’d love the text reminders!

  3. gk nelson

    My goals for April are to meet my step goals Monday thru Friday. I have dive class every weekend this month and fitbit isn’t waterproof enough to go diving 😉 I am working on a 5 mile run training program and plan to run 3 days per week.

      • gk nelson

        I am working on my scuba instructor. I will be student teaching this month in the classroom, pool and check out dives. I have 2 or 3 months left of student teaching.

  4. I’m new to #FitReaders, and I’m determined to exercise! My goal is to run at least 3 times a week, and do strength workouts at home at least twice a week.

  5. Jeffe Kennedy

    Okay, now that my freaking knee is nearly healed up… I can start running again soon. I’m building up my daily mileage again and want to be back on track for my 1,000 miles walked in 2015 by April 10. By the end of April, I want to be inside the upper end of my BMI, which means 10.8 pounds down from today. I BELIEVE!

    • *HUGS* You can do it! Are you able to get back on the treadmill desk yet? I forget, do you swim at all? I can bug you like I’m bugging Liza, if you need a kick in the butt at times!

      • Jeffe Kennedy

        I am back on the treadmill desk! Have almost 8 miles this week, so getting there. Just being careful about running just yet, what with the joint-impact of it. I do free weights, too, but no swimming.

  6. Kristin T.

    I’m in…and my goals remain the same. Keep walking and aim to hit my daily step goal (10K) M-F. I also hope to get back to taking 1-2 yoga classes a week.

  7. teddyree

    I’m in for April … my goal is consistency. I love walking but I’ve been finding it tough staying motivated with the pain in my hands. I ‘can’ walk, but it’s keeping my head in the space where I ‘want’ to. FitReader check ins and bloggy pals help me through the ‘couldn’t be bothered’ days 🙂

    • Glad you are finding support with the FitReaders! It’s tough and I have been there. The “don’t wanna’s” are much easier than just doing it. Have you tried audiobooks or podcasts to keep you busy while walking? What if you make your goal only 10 minutes each day or something not intimidating?

  8. My goal for April is to keep moving! Joining the gym with my co-workers has been great. I can wear my gym clothes to work (unless we have a meeting) and we all motivate each other.

  9. Kelsey

    My goal is to find something that actually works for me and try and maintain it so that I don’t give up.

    • Oh Kelsey… *HUGS* I understand that feeling all too well. I’m glad you aren’t giving up and have stopped by. Let’s brainstorm and find something that works for you! What have you tried and are bored with? What do you like to do? What do you hate to do?

      • Kelsey

        I tried a 30 day challenge but I think I need a mix of things so it’s not always the same. I can’t run because of my knees but I also can’t afford to go to a gym.

      • What about walking? That’s what I do. I walk while listening to audiobooks, and do it outside. I try to go different routes and change it up. I go for minutes, not distance, so it doesn’t matter how fast or slow I go – just that I go. When I started, I told myself 10 minutes per day and that’s all I committed to. That wasn’t hard to do, so I stuck with it. If you want to mix it up, try walking one day and doing a modified challenge the other day – back and forth. You could take the items in the 30 day challenge, but space them out every other or every third day.

  10. Just linked up! My goal for April is to hit the gym 3-4 times/week. It’s super busy here with work and track season for my daughter, but I’m going to make it happen! 🙂

  11. Gayle Cochrane

    My goals are to keep tracking food with Fitbit. This is my third week of doing it, and it is keeping me accountable.Also, to get my 30 active minutes each day. To keep checking in with #Fitreaders.

    • I agree, Gayle… tracking my food makes me much more accountable. Even the weeks I overeat by 3,000 calories. I know I ate them and need to work harder!

      • Gayle Cochrane

        My wake up moment was when I really paid attention to the calories I was burning. I was burning a lot of calories but not making progress, Like you said, at least it makes a person aware of the 3,00o calorie days.

      • And sometimes, if we are burning a lot of calories and not getting anywhere on the scale, it’s because we actually need to eat more calories. Our bodies will “save fat” if we don’t eat enough. Hard to believe, but true!

  12. Now that my foot is finally feeling better, my goal this month is to work my way back up to that average of 10k steps a day. I’m going to start with 4k this week, 6k next week, and so on. Hopefully by the end of the month I’ll be back!

  13. Mary (Bookfan)

    My goal is to keep walking and tracking Fitbit steps. Also to keep my food journal – I have more success on the scale when I do that.

  14. Kelley @ CK2S Kwips and Kritiq

    i’m really bad about weekly updates. But I’ll try. I don’t think I’ve done one since February.