#FitReaders Check-In: January 13, 2017

Posted January 13, 2017 by Jen in #FitReaders Tags: ,

Sign up for January!

Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! Felicia is hosting check-ins from January – March, 2017, and you’ll find check-ins every Friday at her blog. I’ll still have weekly check-ins here as well. If you have any questions about #FitReaders, you can leave them in the comment section or email me at twimom227(at)gmail(dot)com.

New to #FitReaders?

FitReaders is an easy-going support group for those who want to improve or maintain their overall health. We encourage walking, running, strength training, yoga, and any other type of movement that is best for your body, health, and lifestyle. We offer blog posts and check-ins to help with accountability. Additionally we have a Facebook group and can be found on Twitter with the hashtag #FitReaders. Felicia and I are here to support and encourage, and the group can offer suggestions and advice based on personal experiences. We are glad you’ve joined us.

I check-in here every Friday, but my fitness week is Monday – Sunday. So my check-ins are always about a week behind. You can check-in however you want. I’m also on Fitbit and I’m always up for a challenge. Please send me a friend request!

What is a Virtual Fun Mile/5k/10? This Virtual Fun Mile/5k/10k is organized online and FitReaders from all over the world can compete. Where it is different from a traditional Fun Mile/5K/10k is that you are responsible for completing the walk/run at any place you desire, at any time during the race timeframe that works for you.  For more information about the Virtual Race series, see the #FitReaders 101 link, below.

Important links:

The January 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 (January 2 – January 8, 2017):

Well I had to return back to reality at some point! The first week of 2017 wasn’t great in terms of exercise due to trying to catch up from vacation and weather. But I didn’t let it get me down. I moved when I could and prioritized my to do list. I also ate much better, and I’m happy to report that I’ve already lost the pound I gained while on vacation! I am also happy to report that I contacted the local yoga studio, and I’m set to start there this week.

My Movement*:
Monday: no exercise, 12,435 steps/day – lots of airport steps
Tuesday: no exercise, 7,073 steps/day
Wednesday: one walk totaling 61minutes, 13,817 steps/day – 5k finished
Thursday: one walk totaling 31 minutes, 12,142 steps/day
Friday: no exercise, 10,216 steps/day
Saturday: no exercise, 6,697 steps/day – 5k finished
Sunday: one walk totaling 36 minutes, 11,343 steps/day – travel 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.

January Goals:

How did I do last week?

  • Reach 10,000 steps each day – 5/7
  • Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 6 days per week – 3/6
  • 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 for a total of 6 in January – 1 for month
  • Attend a yoga class once per week (4 for the month of January) – 0 for month

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.