Join Felicia and me on our #ChristmasWalk TODAY! No matter where you live or whether or not you celebrate Christmas, the idea is to get in your steps on this traditionally slow-moving, food-filled holiday. SO… here’s how to participate:
- Get in your exercise on December 25, 2015 – it doesn’t matter how big or small, just do it! Either while you are exercising, or after, tweet about it using the hashtags #ChristmasWalk #StrutMyStuff and/or #FitReaders
- Check-in at the end of today’s post. Using the comment section, leave your name and what you did for your #ChristmasWalk.
- Once you have completed your walk (or other exercise) and completed your check-in, you can download this AWESOME virtual ribbon and display it with pride!!
This is the final check-in for the YEAR!! I can’t believe we made it through 2015! How was your year? Have you kept up with your commitment to exercise? Have you had to make adjustments? Are you pleased with your progress so far, or a bit disappointed? It doesn’t matter where you are in your journey – we are all in this together!
Since this is the final “official” check-in at That’s What I’m Talking About for a few months, it’s time to announce the winners of the quarterly giveaways! There are three monthly winners, one each from October, November, and December. All you needed to do was sign up using the linky that was provided for the monthly Commit to Exercise posts. Each monthly winner will receive a free book, up to $15 [U.S.]*.
*Open internationally, where not prohibited by law. Local and international paperback books will be ordered from the Book Depository, as long as you are located within their shipping area. If shipping costs become prohibitive for non-U.S. deliveries, a comparable gift card will be substituted. U.S. residents will have an option for a Kindle ebook, delivered from Amazon or a Nook ebook, delivered from B-n-N. Open to participants, 18 years or older, who are legally allowed to participate in such a contest as allowed by their local laws. All federal, state, local, and municipal laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. This blog, its reviewers, and the owner are not responsible for items lost in the mail. By entering this giveaway, participants agree to abide by these terms.
THE WINNERS ARE:
October: The Reading Wench
November: Georgia aka gk nelson
December: Book Girl of M-y-C aka Blodeuedd
Congrats to the winners, and everyone who participated during this quarter! Winners: Please email me at twimom227 (at) gmail (dot) com so I may get your prize to you! Remember: starting January 1, 2016, the monthly commitment signups will be at Felicia the Geeky Blogger blog, but you can still check in here and share how you are doing every Friday!
I had a busy week getting ready for my parents’ arrival (on Wednesday 12/23) and of course, prepping for Christmas. But I still was able to get in my steps! Woot!
Friday: two walks totaling 25 minutes, 11,447 steps/day
Saturday: one walk totaling 36 minutes, 11,652 steps/day
Sunday: one walk totaling 45 minutes, 11,002 steps/day
Monday: one walk totaling 75 minutes, 16,240 steps/day
Tuesday: no exercise, 6,134 steps/day
Wednesday: one walk totaling 32 minutes, 13,852 steps/day
Thursday: 55 minutes Body Flow + one walk totaling 43 minutes, 10,000+ 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.
COMING IN 2016:
The Virtual 5k and 10k race series is organized online and FitReaders from all over the world can compete. Where it is different from a traditional race is that you are responsible for completing the walk/run at any place you desire, at any time during the race time frame, that works for you. Whether you choose to enter an actual sponsored race, or go out on your own path, you will qualify!
This will be a monthly series, aka one race per month. Each “race” will need to be completed between the first and last day of the month. You will need to take a picture at the end of your “race” and post it either on FB, Twitter, your check-in, and/or blog. Examples of pictures are: a screen shot of your phone or gps that shows you “raced” either 5k or 10k, your playlist of songs for your journey, a map of your route, photos of scenery, etc. Basically something that indicates which race you completed (5k or 10k) and the time it took for you to finish. You do not have to post your face if you don’t want.
We are still working on where to put the virtual finish line check-ins, so check back during January for that information. Each month there will be a virtual ribbon for every finisher, which you can display proudly on your check-ins. If at the end of the year you have completed 10 of the 12 races, you will get an actual medal (picture coming soon).
So are you ready to lace up your sneakers? Are you ready to up your commit to fit? Be sure to stop over at Felicia the Geeky Blogger blog starting January 1, 2016 to continue in 2016!
Thanks for a great year! Blessing to each of you for a healthy and happy 2016!