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 June Virtual 5k and 10k Race Series + 1 mile Fun Run finish line (for after you complete the “race”)
#FitReaders information page
Important News: Did you miss a month finishing your Virtual 5k or 10k Race or your 1 mile Fun Run? Did you recently join #FitReaders? Here’s your chance to make up those races! From now until the end of the year, you can count two races each month towards completing the race series. The first 1 mile, 5k, or 10k will be counted for the month it is completed, and the second 1 mile, 5k, or 10k can be used as a “make up” for a missed month. Just be sure to log in the comments of the finish line linky page which month the make up race is for. Questions? let me know.
Okay… so I’m done fighting with the red dot. Sort of. On Monday, which was a holiday here in the U.S., I said “screw it,” and tried NOT to get the red dot. Of course, I still had to get my 10,000 steps in, but I took a stand. But then, at work on Wednesday, I got really ticked off when I missed two hours in a row. It’s a never ending battle.
Overall, things are good. I gained a lot of weight (3 lbs) over the weekend, which was disappointing after coming off a consistently good week. But I know it was from the 10,000 extra calories I had over the long weekend, so I’m okay with it. Sort of. I am getting more steps in than ever before, so that has to count for something, right?
I did go to the physical therapist on Thursday for my calf and achilles pain. I think it will help. The therapist did a massage and then I stretched, and of the first time in months, my calves didn’t feel tight. It only lasted about 30 minutes, but it was heaven. Next week we are going to evaluate my shoes, which are most likely problematic.
Friday: one walk totaling 30 minutes, 11,966 steps/day
Saturday: one walk totaling 25 minutes + yard work, 15,583 steps/day
Sunday: one walk totaling 45 minutes, 20,042 steps/day
Monday: one walk totaling 34 minutes, 10,196 steps/day
Tuesday: two walks totaling 69 minutes, 14,307 steps/day
Wednesday: two walks totaling 42 minutes, 11,524 steps/day
Thursday: 45 minutes Body Flow + one walk totaling 41 minutes, 15,511 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 to check in with her. Overall, how did May go for you? Did you get in your races?
Don’t forget to check back on Wednesday June 1st to sign up for June!