#FitReaders Check-In: February 2, 2024

Posted February 2, 2024 by Jen in #FitReaders Tags: ,

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Welcome to #FitReaders2024!! Felicia and I are excited to co-host this fitness-oriented group. 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 post my weekly check-ins 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!

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 22 – January 28, 2024):

Last week was a normal schedule of work and todos with some extras tossed in. On Wednesday, my daughter had a late afternoon doctor’s appointment that is near a Chick-Fil-A, so we hopped over for some dinner and then did some “window shopping,” at the Apple store, looking at options for her when she goes off to college in the fall. On Sunday, we celebrated my sister-in-law’s birthday at Top Golf (which is over an hour away). It was a fun morning filled with laughs, dessert, and mimosas! Sunday evening I watched playoff football. I was rooting for the Lions (I’m from Michigan), and even though they didn’t win, I enjoyed watching some great football. After watching the Patriots all season, it’s nice to see good teams play hard!

Weight: I was down 0.5 pounds last week and 3.3 pounds for the month. I’m happy with that, especially since I didn’t track food and looked to eat and drink more intuitively.

Goals: I felt pretty good last week. I know I overate (eating past the point of feeling full) a couple of times and grabbed a cookie twice when I didn’t feel hungry. But I’m getting better at listening to my body and not eating just to eat. It’s still a challenge, especially in social situations. I was able to move and exercise more. I didn’t stretch as often as I wanted, but I did better than the previous few weeks!

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

Goals for January:

  • 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
  • Stretch for 10 minutes 5 days per week. – 4/5 days
  • Limit alcohol intake to 2 days per week. – 2 days

During 2024 I plan:

  • To maintain my January 1st weight. I will do with through exercise and making adjustments to my caloric intake. I don’t have to be perfect, but I do need to make a true effort. 
  • To move. I will do this primarily via walking, four to seven days per week. I also need to stretch most/all of the days I exercise.
  • 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