#FitReaders Check-In: August 18, 2023

Posted August 18, 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 (August 7 – August 13, 2023):

photo of a humpback whale tale as it submerges into the water
One of the several humpback whale sightings. Their tales are uniquely patterned and can be seen as the dive under the water.

Well, even though I was back from vacation, I didn’t get back on track like I wanted. The first part of the week was just trying to catch up with emails, blogging, laundry, etc. Then I had some fun later in the week. My daughter and I went to see the Barbie movie with a friend. I enjoyed the movie – found it pretty funny. Then on Friday, a group of us went whale watching. It was an amazing day and we got several great peeks at humpback whales (also a finback whale). Saturday was a nearly perfect weather day, and I enjoyed several hours just sitting at the beach with my friend.

Weight: I was down a half of a pound for the week.

Goals: I didn’t do as well as I wanted coming off of vacation, especially with my eating. I ate a lot of extra snacks and multiple desserts, just like I was still on vacation. I started the week keeping up with my movement and stretching, but as the week went on, I got lazy.

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

Goals for August:

  • Stretch for 10 minutes 5 days per week. – 4/5 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. – 5/5 days
  • Be under my DAILY caloric intake maximum on at least 3 days. – 1/3 days
  • Be no more than 500 calories over my total calorie consumption goal each week. – NO (+4,345 cals)
  • Limit alcohol intake to 2 days per week (for a total of 4 servings per week). – 4 days (5 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?