#FitReaders: Commit to Exercise for January 2016

Posted December 31, 2015 by Felicia S in FitReaders / 74 Comments




Welcome to #FitReaders hosted by Geeky Bloggers Book Blog  and That’s What I’m Talking About.

It is time to commit to exercise for the month of January 2016  ! Whether you are just joining us, need to get back on the wagon, or just going to keep up your progress from last year– now is the time to stand up and say “I’m in! I’m committed to getting up and getting moving!”

Also new feature this year: Virtual 5K/10K races

What is a Virtual 5k?  This Virtual 5k is organized online and FitReaders from all over the world can compete. Where it is different from a traditional 5K is that you are responsible for completing the walk/run at any place you desire, at any time during the race timeframe that works for you. For this series, each race will need to be completed between the first and last day of the month. You will need to take a picture at the end of the race (not of your face if you don’t want but your time, song list, ect) and post it either on FB, Twitter, or your check-in. Then add your name to the finish line page for Jan so that I can keep track for end of the year medals. Grab your virtual ribbon so that you can display it proudly on your check-ins. If at the end of the year you have completed 10 of the 12 races–you will get a medal

2016 Virtual 5K medals

So are you ready to commit to fit? Remember there will be weekly check-ins, motivation on twitter (#FitReaders), and FitBit Challenges (My Fitbit: //www.fitbit.com/user/242M56) 

Let’s get this month started by adding your link down below!

Felicia S
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74 responses to “#FitReaders: Commit to Exercise for January 2016

  1. Hello Felicia, exercises is very helpful in getting fit and healthy life. I really enjoyed your blog. Thanks for sharing such nice blog..

  2. Working on all around fitness for 2016. Want to be able to compete in my Ultra Pistol squat contest in 2017, balance, and core strength.

    2016 will be interesting.

  3. I wanted to participate in this last year, but I didn’t learn about it until very late in the year. I mostly walk/run, but I want to start incorporating some more things into my routine, and this seems like a good way to keep motivated. 🙂

  4. First time, signing up a bit late but I am here! I have a half marathon in just 2 weeks, so I’ll be doing a lot of walking/jogging/running. Hopefully reading while on the stairmaster too! After that, hoping to just maintain a healthy walking/jogging distance daily 🙂

  5. Jen is my inspiration and support. I started in August 2015, (partly after noticing that Jen’s ankles looked fit in a Twitter photo) did well, and then my “taking it easy for the holidays” led to “losing almost all my progress from four months of work”. Back to the ol’ drawing board. I’m not sure how a mile converts to a kilometer (I’m north of the border) but I’m willing to walk it!

    • *blushes* You are too kind. I look to this group for support so often. Felicia (unknowingly) got me though a tough period in my life and her posts inspired me to make a change. I’m forever grateful and so glad I can pass it forward. *HUGS*

  6. I’m anxious to get back on track after my break from surgery, not to mention not going to the gym for months because of the new job. I’m taking it slow – I’m sure I’ll get 10k steps a day starting Wednesday because of school, but the gym I’m just going for 3 days week, water Aerobics (keeping it light). Good luck with your goals – I’m married to my fitbit anymore, it’d be hard to let it go.

  7. I appreciate the both of you for hosting. Last year I did not make my exercise goals consistently, but I did make healthy life styles changes that I felt good about. So, I am in, though I am shocked and horrified that last year passed so quickly. Happy 2016.

  8. Alright, I’m in! It is my fitness goal for this year to run a full 5k, so this challenge will be perfect for me! I don’t have a fitbit, but I can still keep track of my workouts, and my distance/time when I walk/run. 🙂 I’m excited to have something to keep me accountable!

    • I will work with those that aren’t up to 5k all at once quite yet. Mostly I just want you push past your comfort zone a wee bit and back to back those days if needed 🙂

  9. Georgia

    I commit to 12k steps per day., 30 minutes of puppy walking per day, and going to the gym at least twice per week. I have the too cold to hold 5k on the 31st, hoping to run most of it.

    • I will be cheering for you! I am not signing up for 5ks till March because of my foot. Hopefully though by then I will be doing at least one a month (outside the house)—inside the house I will be doing at least one a month 🙂

      • Georgia

        I decided to get one per month in, just waiting on the Paddy Dash to post so Vivian can get her run in.

        I know you will be back in the swing once you heal up.

  10. I’ve been looking for a challenge to get me back out running! I don’t have a FitBit, just an old Garmin watch that doesn’t record steps, so not sure how I’m going to record anything but the monthly race – but that’s enough to get me motivated! 🙂

    • I am not using my fitbit at all this January 🙂 I am tracking my workout sessions instead—for the 5k I am doing a Walk at Home 5k program 🙂 However you can track it is fine with me—fitbit not required!

  11. I am so in for this. Rob and I set an year-long mileage goal challenge for ourselves, so this is perfect. I am totally going to kick his butt! 🙂 I don’t have a FitBit; I have an Apple Watch, but I’ll try to remember to do the checkins.

  12. So just to make sure. Can I do the 5k over a period of three days if I wanted to because I don’t think I’ll be able to run/walk 3.1 miles right away?
    I’m in once again. I’m going to do a monthly link up but will check in weekly in comments. Good luck to everyone!

    • The races really are supposed to be done in one outing but if you are physically unable to do that then I will totally work with you on that 🙂 They are optional anyway but they are a fun bonus challenge.

      Can’t wait to see your progress this year.

  13. THis is my favorite event to join. It’s so low pressure but the Twitter check-in’s remind me to stay on track. I need to do more stretching/flexibility this year.

    We have a nice walking trail that has a 5K path so I’ll try to do that – at least int he winter months when it’s cooler.

    • WOOT WOOT! I am happy to hear that 🙂 🙂 I am totally taking advantage of our 5k trails during the cooler temps and when it gets hotting I will Leslie Sansone it 🙂

  14. I’m planning to be better this year. I wasn’t horrible with my steps, but I wasn’t good with my checkins. I also quit Daily Burn, which I just started back up. Plus, I hope that I will be able to ride again in the Spring with my new horse. Here’s to a great 2016!

  15. I am in… My current job (thats my nice way of hoping 2016 brings a new one) will be crazy but I will get the miles in! I am super excited to have people on this journey with me. Lean in 2016!!!