Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! I’m hosting check-ins from April through June 2016, and you’ll find the check-ins every Friday right here. Since this is not only the first of the month, but also a Friday, today’s post is also my weekly check-in post where I share about my week, and I hope you share about yours as well.
It is time to Commit to Exercise for April 2016! 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 moving!”
Let’s get this month started by adding your link down below. Add your name to the linky and leave a comment telling us what your goals are for April and how your week was in the comments. 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.
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.
The April Virtual 5k and 10k Race Series + 1 mile Fun Run finish line (for after you complete the “race”)
#FitReaders information page
I was able to stick to better eating and exercise habits this week. I’ve finally lost a couple of those pounds I put on pack in February, and I’m feeling better physically and emotionally. At this rate, I should be able to take off the remaining couple of pounds in April. Thanks to the continuing support of my FitReader friends, I was able to get back on course without getting too overwhelmed. THANK YOU!
Friday: two walks totaling 52 minutes, 11,872 steps/day
Saturday: one walk totaling 30 minutes, 12,543 steps/day
Sunday: one walk totaling 48 minutes, 11,875 steps/day
Monday: 40 minutes elliptical machine, 12,531 steps/day
Tuesday: two walks totaling 60 minutes, 13,430 steps/day
Wednesday: two walks totaling 63 minutes, 13,990 steps/day
Thursday: 55 minutes Body Flow + one walk totaling 43 minutes, 12,000+ 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.
Goals for April:
I plan to continue with better eating habits, keeping myself accountable by logging my caloric intake on LoseIt!. I want to exercise (move with purpose) for 30 minutes 6 out of 7 days in the week. I want to hit an average of 10,000 steps per day. I want to maintain my goal weight. Mostly, I want to have a healthy outlook and continue to support my fellow FitReaders.
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 to check in with her.