#FitReaders Check-In: May 13, 2022

Posted May 13, 2022 by Jen in #FitReaders Tags: ,

graphic of woman lifting weights with text "FitReaders" "Mind" "Body" "Spirit" "Believe You Can Do More"

Welcome to #FitReaders2021!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! If you have any questions about #FitReaders, you can leave them in the comment section or email me at twimom227(at)gmail(dot)com.

Most of our support is done via our Facebook Group. I will post my weekly check-in posts on Fridays, as it helps me be accountable. You are welcome to do your own check-in posts, check in below, in the comments, or check in with the Facebook group – whatever works for you!

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I check in here every Friday, but my fitness week is Monday – Sunday. So my check-ins are always about a week behind.

Last Week (May 2 – May 8, 2022):

photo of a high schooler playing lacrosse
My son, a senior in HS, playing in his last season of lacrosse.

Let’s start with the good… the weather is improving and I’m up early, so I’ve gone back to walking in the mornings. I love being down at the beach when it’s quiet and it fills my soul to get in a walk before I start my day. Another good – seeing my son play lacrosse. With COVID eliminating his season two years ago and a broken leg ending his season before the mid-point last year, I’m enjoying every moment of his playtime this year – his final year.

The not so good… I’m eating a lot. I did have two good days last week, but dinner out (with drinks and dessert) on Friday, and Mother’s Day feast (with apps, drinks, and dessert) on Sunday… I ate a lot of extra calories.

Weight: I was up 1.5 pounds, and I’m now 3 pounds over my January 1 weight.

Goals: I did get in my walking and closed my rings. I didn’t even attempt yoga or meditation. I didn’t do well with my food choices.

Don’t forget to join the Facebook Group and check in with us there!

My overall goals for 2022 are:

  • To lose (approximately) five (5) pounds (from my Jan 1 start weight) and maintain the weight loss. I will do with through healthy eating and exercise. I don’t have to be perfect, but I do need to make a true effort. 
  • To continue with my yoga and add meditation to my weekly routine. I will do this with the Peloton app, with a goal of yoga and/or meditation at least four times per week – but I’ll adjust month-to-month. Focus on being present in the now.
  • To remain an active member of FitReaders and support my fellow members. I will do this by actively participating in the FitReader Facebook Group and continuing to share my journey with my weekly check-in on the blog.

Goals for May:

  • Use my in-home yoga two days per week. – 0/2
  • Add in-home meditation two days per week. – 0/2
  • Close all three “rings” in Apple Watch, 5 days per week. – 6/5
  • Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 5 days per week. – 6/5
  • Be under my DAILY caloric intake maximum on at least 2 days. – 2/2
  • Be no more than 1,250 calories over my total calorie consumption goal each week. – no (+3,129)
  • Limit alcohol intake to 2 days per week (for a total of 4 servings per week). – 2(5)
  • Drink 64 oz of non-caffeinated water/beverages, 7 days per week. – 7/7
So are you ready to lace up your sneakers? Are you ready to up your commit to fit?