#FitReaders Check-In: October 7, 2016

Posted October 7, 2016 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! For the remainder of the 2016, I will be hosting the weekly check-ins (October-December). You can still find check-ins every Friday at Felcia’s blog, as well.

FYI: I only use the linky signups 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.

** Don’t forget to “cross the finish line” each month after you complete your 5k, 10k, or your 1 mile walk. See this month’s link, below. You can always go back and log previous months if you’ve forgotten. **

If you have any questions about #FitReaders, you can leave them in the comment section or email me at twimom227(at)gmail(dot)com.

Important links:

The October Virtual 5k and 10k Race Series + 1 mile Fun Run finish line (for after you complete the “race”)
#FitReaders information page
#FitReaders 101
Facebook Group

Last Week (September 26 – October 2):

I’ve been doing much better with my eating these past few weeks, but I can feel laziness starting to creep back into my system. Not so much physically lazy as it is mentally. I want to just eat what I want to eat; take comfort in food. But I know that isn’t a smart or healthy attitude. I need to be vigilant and not let the snacking fairies whisper in my ears.

On the exercise side of the equation, I’m still doing pretty good; however I had several frustrating moments with those red dots last week. On two occasions (same day), my Alta said I made the 250 steps, “crushing” the hour. Yet when I went to sync my Alta with the app on my phone, it said I didn’t make the 250 steps. This has happened to me before, although not often, and it is sooooo aggravating. Another time, I only needed 61 steps to finish the hour, but I got sidetracked helping my daughter with something, and I missed the hour; therefore the day. On Friday, I was so frustrating with my kids, work, the damn red dot, I decided not to even go for my walk. I also skipped Body Flow AGAIN this week, in the name of getting stuff done around the house. I am sabotaging myself. Grrr.

My Movement*:
Monday: one walk totaling 43 minutes, 12,360 steps/day – 5k finished
Tuesday: two walks totaling 46 minutes, 11,163 steps/day
Wednesday: one walk totaling 45 minutes, 11,498 steps/day
Thursday: one walk totaling 41 minutes, 11,174 steps/day
Friday: no exercise, 5,900 steps/day
Saturday: one walk totaling 31 minutes, 12,869 steps/day
Sunday: one walk totaling 31 minutes + corn maze, 14,236 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.

September/October Goals:

How did I do last week?

  • Reach 10,000 steps each day – 6/7
  • Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 6 days per week – 6/6
  • Complete the hourly “red dot” from 8am – 7pm 3 days per week – 3/3
  • Track my caloric intake using the LoseIt! app each day – 7/7
  • Walk a 5K each week (4 for the month of September) – 5/4 (month)
  • Attend Body Flow once per week (4 for the month of September) – 2/4 (month)

FOR THE MONTH: Overall my September was pretty good. I missed my daily step goal on 2 days, but I made my weekly goal of exercising 6 of 7 days each week. I got in five 5ks, but only went to Body Flow twice. Even with my frustrations, I made my weekly goal of completing the hourly red dot for 3 of 7 days each week in September. Also, I was down about one pound for the month.

How was your week? What were you successes? What were your challenges?


13 responses to “#FitReaders Check-In: October 7, 2016

  1. One of these days I’m going to get in as many steps as you do! Right now my goal is 5k per day and I’m not quite hitting it yet. But I’ll get there! And I need to start focusing on my food as well, but that’s just so hard! I’m going to try to stick with the exercise for now, then move on to the healthy food. You’re doing great, though!
    Here’s my check in for the week.

    • Thanks! Just build up to it slowly. I started almost three years ago with 10 minutes of “activity” each day. Now I’m all over the place. You can do it!