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.
I only use the linky for the monthly Commit to Exercise posts, so please use the comment section below for your check-in. You can leave a link to your own weekly check-in blog post or any social media site in the comment section. Or if you prefer, use the comment section as your own weekly check-in space.
Also, if you have any questions about #FitReaders, you can leave them in the comment section or email me at twimom227(at)gmail(dot)com.
The May Virtual 5k and 10k Race Series + 1 mile Fun Run finish line (for after you complete your own “race”)
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That $@&%*! little red dot. The one that tells Fitbit users if they’ve walked 250 steps during the hour. Yes, that one. I’ve become obsessed with trying to get 12 red dots every day – from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Luckily my Alta will buzz me if I haven’t met that hour’s goal. Unfortunately, life isn’t always conducive to getting up and walking when that reminder buzzes. And if I miss ONE hour – ONE red dot – the whole day is blown for this goal. It’s so frustrating. And I’m too obsessed, so it really irritates me. I wish that Fitbit would change this goal (hourly activity) to make it that I have to get 250 steps in so many hours over the course of the day, rather than consecutive hours. That way if I’m stuck on a business call, commuting around town, in a meeting, etc., I won’t ruin that goal for the whole day. Ugh. That $@&%*! little red dot.
Other than becoming obsessed with trivial fitness monitoring, the week was good. My step count was down a bit from last week, but still overall productive. My weight is back up (because of what I chose to eat), and for the first time since September 2014, I logged a weight above my goal weight. It was on Sunday, not my official weigh-in day (that is Monday), and my weight was down in time for weigh-in on Monday, but it did shock me a bit. With our big Memorial Day Weekend Lobster Bake coming next weekend, and summer festivities coming soon, I really need to crack down and shed a couple pounds.
Friday: one walk totaling 30 minutes, 8,821 steps/day
Saturday: one walk totaling 22 minutes, 11,372 steps/day
Sunday: one walk totaling 39 minutes, 11,194 steps/day
Monday: one walk totaling 38 minutes, 11,917 steps/day
Tuesday: one walk totaling 40 minutes, 12,462 steps/day
Wednesday: two walks totaling 51 minutes, 13,456 steps/day
Thursday: 54 minutes Body Flow + one walk totaling 44 minutes, 14,000+ 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.
How was your week? What were you successes? What were your challenges? Be sure to stop over at Felicia the Geeky Blogger blog for her check-in.