#FitReaders Check-In: July 17, 2015

Posted July 17, 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 during 2015. For the months of July – September 2015, Felicia will be hosting the official check-ins. This is my weekly check-in post where I share about my week, and I hope you share about yours as well. You can also catch Felicia’s weekly check-in HERE.

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. Or, if you want to use this post as your weekly check-in, leave a comment telling us how your week went!

My Week:

I’ve been back home since Sunday evening. Our 2+ week vacation was great, but it’s so good to be home and getting our lives back on track – and it’s still summer vacation! I had my weigh-in on Monday, and I was up 4 pounds for the entire trip. I’m pleased with that because in the past, it would have been more (and I know this year, I’ll lose it within a couple weeks)! I exercised almost every day while I was gone (except, I did poorly the days we were in the car coming home). Since I’ve been back, my eating has been better, although I did splurge last night and went out with my girlfriend for margaritas! My workouts have been shorter than usual, but I’m getting my daily step average back up after low numbers for three days.

My Movement*:
Friday: 18 minutes walking, 7,967 steps/day
Saturday: no exercise, 5,131 steps/day (car all day)
Sunday: no exercise, 6,654 steps/day (car all day)
Monday: 44 minutes walking, 13,062 steps/day
Tuesday: 39 minutes walking, 11,442 steps/day
Wednesday: 38 minutes elliptical, 10,155 steps/day
Thursday: 55 minutes Body Flow, 36 minutes walking, 11,322 steps/day

* After a comment about my timed walking and the number of steps I record, I realized it might be confusing. 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. I hope that clarifies my movement data.

Questions for YOU!

How was your week? Did you hit any milestones? Try a new food or workout? Celebrate your week with us!


10 responses to “#FitReaders Check-In: July 17, 2015

  1. Happy Fairing this weekend. I really hold my head in shame that your “off days” are right around my goal days LOL 🙂 7000 is my goal right now. However, how awesome that you only gained 4lbs on a 2 week vacation. That is STELLAR!

    • Thanks. It is a much better/healthier way to go on vacation! I felt so much better than dragging and uncomfortable all the time.

  2. Great job. I gained while on vacation too. I didn’t weigh right before I left, so I don’t have an exact weight, but I know I gained. I’m back on the right track now. As long as the rain stays away, I’m going to be riding my horses later this afternoon to get my exercise in.

  3. Julie Haselhuhn Jones

    I joined a gym and now have a fit bit 🙂 I am not noticing anything yet but I am more healthy and walking more 🙂