#FitReaders Check-In: August 19, 2022

Posted August 19, 2022 by Jen in #FitReaders Tags: ,

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

Welcome to #FitReaders2022!! 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 (August 8 – August 14, 2022):

My week started great as far as making my goals. I ate well within my caloric intake and even losing two pounds (vacation gain). However, on Wednesday, I attended a small party. On Thursday, I went out with some moms who also have kids going off to college. On Saturday, I went out with my neighbor. On Sunday, my in-laws had a lobster bake and we brought stuff for sundaes for dessert. Those four days account for the excess calories.

Weight: I was up 0.4 lbs, now my highest weight of the year and in the highest since 2014.

Goals: Food is my enemy. I know that isn’t a healthy way of thinking, but it really has become the bane of my existence. I love to eat and extra calories have never been a problem in the past, especially if I’m exercising. But now, a few calories over my set allowance and I’m gaining weight. I haven’t found a happy middle where I maintain. The good news is, I was moving last week, and I even did a full yoga flow class for the first time since spring. My body is thanking me for that.

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 August:

  • Use my in-home yoga OR meditation app one day per week. – 1/1
  • 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 (+3,317)
  • Limit alcohol intake to 2 days per week (for a total of 4 servings per week). – 5(4.5)
So are you ready to lace up your sneakers? Are you ready to up your commit to fit?