#FitReaders Check-In: February 10, 2023

Posted February 10, 2023 by Jen in #FitReaders Tags: ,

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

Welcome to #FitReaders2023!! 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 (January 30 – February 5, 2023):

Last week was much better than the previous couple. I made more of an effort to think about the extra calories and not indulge as much, which was hard since I’m a Girl Scout leader and my house is FULL of cookies. It was a pretty uneventful week, with the highlight being that my daughter started physical therapy for her back (surgery was in December). We had two days of EXTREMELY COLD WEATHER – wind chills were subzero F, the high on Saturday was 9F. I planned not to exercise those two days, so I was good about getting out the rest of the days. On Saturday, my daughter and I cuddled under blankets and watched movies all day.

Weight: I was down 1.7 lbs. First time I had a loss in 4 weeks.

Goals: I did much better with my goals and even planned around the chilly weather. I still am not hitting the breathe app everyday, but I am good about using the techniques I learned when I need a moment to collect myself, so I count that as a win!

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

Goals for February:

  • Use the breathe mediation app on my watch daily  – 6/7 days
  • Close all three “rings” in Apple Watch, 5 days per week. – 5/5 days
  • Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 5 days per week. -5/5 days
  • Be under my DAILY caloric intake maximum on at least 2 days. – 3/2 days
  • Be no more than 750 calories over my total calorie consumption goal each week. – no (+1,226 cals)
  • Limit alcohol intake to 2 days per week (for a total of 4 servings per week). – 0 days (0 servings)

My overall goals for 2023 are:

  • To maintain a healthy weight and not exceed my January 1st weight. 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 add yoga and add meditation to my weekly routine. I will do this with the Peloton app, with a goal of yoga at least one time per week. I will do this with the Apple Watch Breathe app, with a goal of a short breathing meditation every day.
  • 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.
So are you ready to lace up your sneakers? Are you ready to up your commit to fit?