#FitReaders Check-In: December 15, 2023

Posted December 15, 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!

Info:
#FitReaders information page
#FitReaders 101
Facebook Group

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 (December 4 – December 10, 2023):

Last week was kind of a normal week from a schedule standpoint. I did get out of the house on two days for work (normally I work from home), and I had a couple volunteer events that kept me busy. The biggest thing is that I’ve been dealing with a health issue that has left me pretty miserable from lack of sleep and other impacts to my body/health. After dealing with things for a couple weeks, I was able to get into the doctor. She put me on an oral steroid, and I wonder if that played a role in me losing 2.4 pounds last week. My condition got better as the week progressed, and we are trying a long-term treatment plan that hopefully will work.

Weight: I was down 2.4 pounds!

Goals: Not perfect, but better than the previous two weeks. I exercised five days and ate less, plus only one alcoholic beverage.

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

Goals for December:

  • 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. – 2/3 days
  • Be no more than 500 calories over my total calorie consumption goal each week. – no (+1,530 cals)
  • Limit alcohol intake to 2 days per week (for a total of 4 servings per week). – 1 days (1 serving)

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?
Jen