#FitReaders Check-In: November 11, 2016

Posted November 11, 2016 by Jen in #FitReaders Tags: ,

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Sign up for November!

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).

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 November 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 (October 31 – November 6, 2016):

Another solid week for me! It’s amazing how much better I feel when I consistently take care of myself. As you all know, I’ve been dealing with some leg issues – calf and achilles. Although not 100%, and probably never will be, I’ve learned how to best deal with the problems, and I’ve been able to walk a bit faster (burning more calories) lately. Additionally, I’ve now lost weight four weeks in a row and am down those pesky 5+ pounds I’d put on back last winter. Cutting out those extra junk calories each day helped me lose that weight I’d gained, and now that I’ve really been on track for 5 weeks, I feel so much better. Thank you all for your continued support!

I’m still dealing with my messed up Alta. Fitbit mailed me the replacement, but that replacement didn’t work, so now I’m waiting for another replacement. I had a good week with my steps – utilizing a daily challenge to help me on Friday since I’ve been lazy the past several Fridays! But I did purposely skip Body Flow this week. Bad Me!

My Movement*:

Monday: one walk totaling 44 minutes, 16,004 steps/day – 5k finished
Tuesday: one walk totaling 31 minutes, 10,246 steps/day
Wednesday: one walk totaling 40 minutes, 11,315 steps/day
Thursday: one walk totaling 30 minutes, 11,077 steps/day
Friday: two walks totaling 42 minutes, 11,870 steps/day
Saturday: one walk totaling 38 minutes, 12,076 steps/day
Sunday: no exercise, but lots of walking around at Boy’s lacrosse tournament, 11,813 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.

November Goals:

How did I do last week?

  • Reach 10,000 steps each day – 7/7
  • 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 – 6/3
  • Track my caloric intake using the LoseIt! app each day – 7/7
  • Walk a 5K each week (5 for the month of November) – 1/5 (month)
  • Attend Body Flow once per week (3 for the month of November) – 0/3 (month)

Coming again this November…


On Thursday November 24th… Join Felicia and me and #StrutMyStuff on Thanksgiving! No matter where you live or whether or not you celebrate Thanksgiving, the idea is to get in your steps on this traditionally slow-moving, food-filled U.S. Holiday. More details next week!

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