#FitReaders Check-In: September 9, 2022

Posted September 9, 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 29 – September 4, 2022):

Last week was an emotional one for me as I packed up my first born and took him to college. He’s a freshman studying nursing at a school about 3+ hours away. The whole family took him down on Friday, then moved him in early Saturday morning, getting him situated and then saying goodbye. He worked everyday leading up to his move, so I didn’t get to see much of him before he left. Random things hit hard – like grocery shopping for less food! I actually ate pretty well all week, even when we were away, but once I was home… not so much. We had a big cookout on Sunday, so I ended my week consuming lots and no exercise.

Weight: I didn’t lose or gain, staying the same last week. I was up 2 pounds for August and 4.8 pounds on the year.

Goals: I actually did well with all of my goals, even eating. However, I packed in the calories over the weekend and exceeded my alcoholic drinks limit, which left me at the same weight as last week.

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 September:

  • 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. – 5/5
  • Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 5 days per week. -5/5
  • Be under my DAILY caloric intake maximum on at least 2 days. – 4/2
  • Be no more than 1,250 calories over my total calorie consumption goal each week. – yes (+385)
  • Limit alcohol intake to 2 days per week (for a total of 4 servings per week). – 3(8)
So are you ready to lace up your sneakers? Are you ready to up your commit to fit?