#FitReaders Check-In: October 9, 2015

Posted October 9, 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 rest of 2015 (October – December), I 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! (I only use the linky on the monthly commitment posts, for the weekly posts, I use the comments.)

My Week:

Overall, I’m doing pretty good. I may not get out and exercise as often as I would like, but I am trying to work extra steps in here and there. For example, on Tuesday I had a rough day so I didn’t go for my usual walk that night. However, at work, I did two 8-minute mini walks around the office. I also helped coach soccer. This gives me “active minutes” (a Fitbit stat) even when I don’t “exercise.” Additionally, I did a good job with my caloric intake. So although I didn’t get my step count in or my daily exercise, I still had a good day.

This weekend is going to be a challenge for me! First, my brother-in-law is getting married, and it’s turned into a huge family reunion weekend with dinners and parties from Friday evening to Monday afternoon. Second, it’s my son’s 12th birthday on Saturday – and we’ll celebrate amidst the wedding fun!

My Movement*:
Friday: no exercise (but 25 active minutes), 7,567 steps/day
Saturday: 47 minutes walking, 10,707 steps/day
Sunday: 30 minutes walking, 11,726 steps/day
Monday: 68 minutes walking, 15,198 steps/day
Tuesday: no exercise (but 22 active minutes), 8,774 steps/day
Wednesday: 45 minutes walking, 10,168 steps/day
Thursday: 55 minutes Body Flow + 75 minutes walking, 14,826 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.

Sign up for October:

Don’t forget to SIGN UP FOR OCTOBER! and commit to exercising for the month. Sign ups from October through December will be at That’s What I’m Talking About.

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: October 9, 2015

  1. You’re doing really well. I’ve been getting some riding in on my horse. I don’t know how much longer I will get that before weather and daylight puts a stop to that. I’ve also been walking at lunch again. I’m still doing my no sugar diet.

  2. Adriana Garcia

    Your busy weekend probably gives you even more time for walking. Happy birthday to your son. You’ll be moving around a lot I’m sure. You contine to impress me with your steps. I need to work really hard this week because I’m slipping behind.

    • Thanks Adriana. Don’t worry about “falling behind,” just tackle each day as a new day. Maybe make mini goals every morning based on your schedule. You can do it!

    • Thanks. It was a wonderful weekend – I’ll share more next week. And I got almost 19,000 steps on the day of the wedding – lots of dancing!