#FitReaders Check-In: May 5, 2023

Posted May 5, 2023 by Jen in #FitReaders Tags: ,

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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 (April 24 – April 30, 2023):

Last week was a busy week. My daughter was on April school vacation. I took some time off and we visited colleges (she’s a junior in high school). So even though I didn’t do a thirty minute workout those days, I got over 11,000 steps both days, burned lots of calories, and closed the Apple Watch rings. So those days definitely count towards exercise. Then on Sunday, I volunteered at a road race, handing out waters in the pouring rain. With all the movement, I closed my exercise ring.

Weight: I was down 0.5 pounds. Not sure how, but I did have a really good Sunday (the day before I weigh in) so that’s probably why the scale was down.

Goals: It wasn’t a great week for meeting goals. I went out to eat almost every day, between the traveling to visit schools, and with kids on vacation week. I also didn’t stretch as much. I just didn’t feel like doing much on those days I was gone all day long.

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

Goals for April:

  • Stretch for 10 minutes 5 days per week. – 3/5 days
  • Close all three “rings” in Apple Watch, 5 days per week. – 6/5 days
  • Move with purpose (exercise) at least 30 minutes, 5 days per week. – 4/5 days* see above
  • Be under my DAILY caloric intake maximum on at least 2 days. – 1/2 days
  • Be no more than 750 calories over my total calorie consumption goal each week. – NO (+3,767 cals)
  • Limit alcohol intake to 2 days per week (for a total of 4 servings per week). – 4 days (6 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?