#FitReaders Check-In: July 24, 2015

Posted July 24, 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 love summer! But I’ve been so busy, I don’t think I’ve had time to stop and rest. Wait… I did go to the beach for a few hours on Wednesday! What I’m finding about summer is that it’s fairly easy to hit my daily step goal of 10,000 steps; however, I’m not doing my long/more intense walks like I did during the school/work year. I think that it’s okay because, generally, I’m moving a lot. I’m also still eating a lot. However, I did lose almost 2 of the “vacation pounds” my first full week back home.

My Movement*:
Friday: 51 minutes walking, 17,291 steps/day (afternoon at the fair!)
Saturday: 55 minutes walking, 11,990 steps/day
Sunday: 32 minutes walking, 12,144 steps/day
Monday: 49 minutes walking, 11,275 steps/day
Tuesday: 43 minutes walking, 13,179 steps/day
Wednesday: 37 minutes elliptical, 15,963 steps/day
Thursday: 55 minutes BodyFlow, 32 minutes walking, 11,035 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!


14 responses to “#FitReaders Check-In: July 24, 2015

  1. Melissa (Books and Things)

    I think activity is more important than food. Way to go! Oh and I’m having trouble accessing your posts from the home page.

  2. Kristin T.

    Great week!!! I’m in training mode for the marathon, but even on my off days, I’m still able to easily get in 10k steps – the dogs love going for walks outside and when it’s nice, I don’t mind being outdoors either!!!

  3. Kathryn Trask

    Great work Jen and thanks for the explanation you are doing great with both. Enjoy that beach when you can!