#FitReaders Check-In: May 17, 2024

Posted May 17, 2024 by Jen in #FitReaders Tags: ,

graphic of woman lifting weights with text "FitReaders" "Mind" "Body" "Spirit" "Believe You Can Do More"

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 (May 6 – May 12, 2024):

I had to drive into Boston last Monday for my daughter’s doctor appointment. Of course we got Starbucks for our trouble. I’m addicted to their Iced Lavender Cream Oatmilk Matcha; the lavender cold foam is addictive. My son finished his sophomore year of college and returned home Wednesday. It took a couple days, but we’ve got all of his stuff stored for the summer. We grilled out with the neighbors on Friday and watched the Bruins lose; it’s not looking so good for them this year. Sunday was Mother’s Day, and we had a great meal with my in-laws.

Weight: I lost 0.4 pounds.

Goals: I didn’t stretch as much last week and I’m totally feeling it. I was too rushed and didn’t take care of my poor, aging body! I also broke down mid-week and drank a couple glasses of wine, but I counted the calories, so there is that.

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

Goals for May:

I’m keeping my goals the same for May because 1) they seem to be working and 2) I’ve a lot going on and I don’t need to add more to my plate right now.

  • 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. – 3/5 days
  • Track food/calories 7 days per week. – 7/7 days
  • Limit alcohol intake to 2 days per week. – 3 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