#FitReaders Check-In: June 16, 2023

Posted June 16, 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 (June 5 – June 11, 2023):

Last week was insane for me. I was the co-chair and a chaperone for the annual Chem Free event for our graduating seniors. For those who aren’t familiar, it’s an all-night event that starts immediately after graduation and goes until about 6:00 AM. We fill the evening with fun activities and lots of food and music, to keep the kids safe and “chemically free.” Well, graduation was Friday night and I spent three full days plus 2 partial days making final preparations for the event, including taking 1.5 days off work. Then I was up for over 26 hours Friday into Saturday. I swear, I’m still recovering a week later. The planning and event, plus all the rain, really messed with my exercise and eating.

Weight: The yo-yo continues, as I gained 0.7 lbs. I’ve pretty much stabilized at a weight about 15 pounds above where I want to be, which is about 5 pounds above where I started the year.

Goals: Last week was horrible for my goals. Now that the Chem Free event is over, I need to try and find some balance and get into a routine.

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

Goals for June:

  • Stretch for 10 minutes 5 days per week. – 1/5 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. – 3/5 days
  • Be under my DAILY caloric intake maximum on at least 2 days. – 0/2 days
  • Be no more than 750 calories over my total calorie consumption goal each week. – NO (+2,456 cals)
  • Limit alcohol intake to 2 days per week (for a total of 4 servings per week).– 3 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?