#FitReaders: Weekly Check-in January 2 2015

Posted January 2nd, 2015 by in Book Blog Walkers, FitReaders / 59 comments

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#FitReaders: Weekly Check-in January 2 2015

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

Hey FitReaders! It is time for your weekly check-in (feel free to use whatever day you want to check-in–these posts will be going up on Fridays)! How are you doing this week? Did you get a day, 2 days, 3 days of exercise? Are you on track with your other health goals! I am so very proud of you for making the effort to get heart healthy and putting exercise in your life. We can do it!

This week I am talking goals (since check-in is on day 2)!  I don’t believe in resolutions. I know the beginning of the year is a great time to make changes but an all or nothing attitude has never worked for me (in fact in makes me burn out quick). I do have goals that I would like work towards though!

  1. Last year I worked up to averaging (note the word average) 8000 steps a day (I give myself two rest days a week–Fri and Sun). I would like to continue this goal with working up to 9000 steps a day average!
  2. I would like to do a 5k each quarter working up to a 10k before the end of the year!
  3. At the holidays (starting Dec 16th) I started out at a weight of 203.2 and ended the holidays (yesterday) at 200.1. I would like towards my goal of 170 and get at least 15 pounds gone this year. That doesn’t sound like a lot but my lowest weight ever since I was 16 (and I am now 43) was 186. My highest weight was around 304 in the year 2002 though I was that heavy for at least 8 years.  I have been around 200 for 10 years now which has shown me that I can keep weight off.  My dream weight has always been 170 and I feel it is time to strive towards that. However, I don’t diet because the second I focus on food, I gain. If I had to say I have an addiction it would be food–I think about it, I want to eat it. So my plan is get active, modify my eating (but not restrict), and find alternatives to my favorite snacks. This is why I am only aiming for half my weight loss this year and the other half next year!
  4. Keep up with #FitReaders all year long and track my progress!

What are your goals?

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Felicia is just your average gal from Texas that loves Audiobooks and Libraries with a passion! She can wine them, dine them, and love them forever. Her eclectic reading tastes include: Cozy Mysteries, Thrillers, Swoon-Worthy Romance of all kinds, Zombies, Urban Fantasy, Historical Fiction, and the occasional YA read.

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59 Responses to “#FitReaders: Weekly Check-in January 2 2015”

  1. Jules

    Goals: I’ve upped by daily step count to 6000, but that’s the minimum. I’m going to get those steps in, even if it means walking in place! I want to be more conscious of my water intake and get that up, since I know I’m chronically dehydrated. Trying to watch what I eat, too; piling more veggies on to my plate at dinner. But the exercise right now is more the habit I want to cultivate. So far, so good 🙂

    Started the New Year with a nasty cold. Now that I’ve declared independence from the tissue box, bring on week 2!!

    To all of you other FitReaders: rock on with your awesome selves!

  2. Berls
    Twitter:

    Awesome goals Felicia! I’m aiming for an average of 10k steps and day (average!) and then diet wise I’m just committing to tracking what I eat. I do want (and need) to lose, but if I focus too much on gain and loss I sabotage myself, so I’m just focusing in behaviors that are conducive to Weight loss. Good luck 🙂
    Berls recently posted…#FitReaders Check-in Week 1

  3. Gayle Cochrane

    I like your goals. I always set too big of a weight goal, and immediately gain more. Dieting always makes me think about food too much, as well. I have been using a #fitbit for approximately 5 months, and I really aim for 10, 000 steps, but I don’t beat myself up when I don’t make it. Thinking about my goals, and appreciate the opportunity to join you all here.

  4. Hilary
    Twitter:

    My goal is to be more active in general, hopefully by walking for 30 minutes several times per week! Today I walked for 2 miles (26 minutes).

  5. Teddyree
    Twitter:

    Woot woot … love your goals and building slowly works for me, I think that helped me sustain the effort for a whole 12 months. I’m excited that I stuck with it in 2014 and I’m excited about doing it again in 2015. Thanks so much Felicia for making it possible. I’m aiming for consistency, 8000+ steps per day. A 5km charity walk mid year and a 10km by September, before it gets too hot over here 🙂
    Teddyree recently posted…1st Monday of 2015! What Are You Reading?

  6. Bride of the Book God

    My goal for this year is to walk 15km per week. I hope to do more than that of course but looking back at last year this seems like a sensible target that won’t leave em too down if I miss it occasionally.

  7. Kristilyn (Reading In Winter)
    Twitter:

    Wonderful goal! I wish I could join this year though weightloss isn’t high on my list right now (more on that later) … I remember years before my wedding I was at my highest at about 203, then I dropped 60 pounds and felt amazing, and then I wound up back where I started. I think I’m like you, though … I LOVE food. Once I start focusing on it, it’s hard to not want it all the time. Plus, here in Canada it’s cold all the time so it’s easy to slip into hibernation mode. Lol. Good luck with all of your goals this year! You’ll work up to that 10K in no time. 🙂
    Kristilyn (Reading In Winter) recently posted…2014 End of Year Book Survey

    • Felicia S

      You will do great! When I started my goal was 4000 steps a day (average) it took all year to work up to a solid 8000. This year my goal is to work up to a solid 9000 (average) per day–(I take off 2 days a week so it means walking days need to be slightly higher)

  8. Mary
    Twitter:

    My goals are to get at least 10K steps/day (tracking on fitbit) and to eat more veggies and less sugar. I love your goals and they seem realistic and attainable. Go You!!! Go All of Us!!! 🙂
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    • Felicia S

      GO GO GO! I need more veggies in my life too. I think with my spending freeze that will happen since I can only buy perishables for a month 🙂

  9. DeniseF

    My 2015 Goals are to exercise 4-5 times a week and run at the very least 2 races this year. I would love to run a half-marathon again but that will probably have to wait until the end of the year.
    DeniseF recently posted…Bookish Goals for 2015

  10. Kristin T.
    Twitter:

    Great goals Felicia!!! I wish we lived closer together b/c I would totally do those 5ks and 10ks with you. My mom and I just signed up to walk the DC 1/2 marathon again this year and I can’t wait. My other goal is to maybe try walking a full marathon…still debating on this!

    I don’t like to “diet” either but hubs and I are definitely going to clean up our eating. It really helps when you have someone on the same page as you. He does all the cooking here and luckily is a very creative and amazing cook! He manages to make even a salad exciting!

    Thank you for hosting this again this year. It’s so exciting to see how large our group has become – even more motivation to keep moving!!! YAY! Happy New Year and good luck with your goals!!!
    Kristin T. recently posted…#FitReaders: Weekly Check-in January 2

  11. Karen
    Twitter:

    I don’t have any specific goals – as in walk so many steps or lose __ pounds but I just want to maintain an overall healthy outlook and diverse workout schedule. I posted about but I’m turning 50 this year and want to stay flexible/maintain bone density – old lady things lol
    Karen recently posted…#FitReaders Check-In #1

    • Felicia S

      Yeah for 50! I am not that far behind you and that is my main reason for getting active. I want to keep my body working for as long as possible. When (if) I ever get to retirement, I want to enjoy it!

  12. Angela M
    Twitter:

    I have a major goal to hit.
    I plan to go to Harry Potter world after Thanksgiving this year. Because I’m over weight and large chested im worried I won’t be able to ride all the rides or walk around the park for hours comfortably.
    I’m going to print pictures off of the main attractions to post around to help motivate me.

  13. Gina

    check in. Ok. I have a FitBit Zip to count my steps that I wear from the time I get up until I go to bed every day. I average about 18K steps a day and it would be closer to 20K except Christmas and New Years day my gym was closed and my back hurt so I took a day off.
    I started walking last May and have gone from 222lbs barely able to walk a mile to currently 168 walking 6 miles. I did 25590 steps since this is day 2.
    My goals for this year are
    1. to get to 140lbs by my 53rd birthday (july 31st) (I’m 5’3″ and tiny bones)
    2. to eat more vegetables
    3. to eat less junk food (half the reason I walk is to be able to eat 🙂 )
    4. to be able to walk 8 miles a day

    • Felicia S

      I will say this–my first 5k took me over an hour. It was super worth it! I think you should try one 🙂 It isn’t about the time but crossing the finish line.

  14. Kathryn@Book Date
    Twitter:

    Thanks for sharing and inspiring us all to get out there and exercise. I totally agree with you about dieting – I went there way back in the day and really it only made me obsessive about food. Now I just try to eat healthy most of the time. It really keeps me faithful. Best challenge I am involved in!
    Kathryn recently posted…#FitReaders Weekly Check in

  15. Kelley Hartsell

    My biggest goal is to be ready to run my first half marathon in April. That involves building endurance and cardio 6 days/week. Running 3 days and 3 days cross training. So it’ll keep me busy through April for sure. By then I will have hopefully relearned good habits to carry me through the year. I’d also like to lose a good 45 lbs to be back at my ideal weight.
    Kelley Hartsell recently posted…#Fit Readers Commitment to Health 2015 – Kelley

    • Felicia S

      I am really hoping to take off at least half of the 30 (and keep it off) 🙂 I figure I probably need to prove to myself that I am able to keep at 185 before moving on to 170 !

  16. Kelly C

    My 2015 goals are:
    1. To average 8k steps a day, 5 days a week. My work provided me with a pedometer so I can track my steps. Since its so cold and I hate the cold, I joined a gym just around the corner until spring to help me.
    2. Lose 30 lbs. All total I need to lose 75 but realistically I figure this will take a few years. Thru my job I am participating in a 16 week program that provides me a virtual fitness coach, nutritionist and connects me to other participants. The goal is to instill healthier eating and exercise habits to prevent diabetes. With my family history, age and weight this is a definite worry.
    3. Lower my cholesterol. Yikes, last summer I discovered I have very high cholesterol. My October I had significantly lowered it but still too high. I want me good and bad cholesterol numbers in the healthy range by this summer. My work provides me with two biometrics checks a years so I can monitor my progress easily.

  17. Georgia
    Twitter:

    My ultimate goal is the 2016 Paris Marathon. I have run off and on the last few years but illness and injuries have sidelined me a few times.

    My goals are 10,000 steps per day and running 4 times per week. I will also being adding body weight fitness to my routines.

    I currently have 22,534 of my 70,000 steps due to giving my fitbit it’s second bath. >_< I let it dry out for a few days.

  18. kimbacaffeinate
    Twitter:

    Ok you have no idea how much reading your goals made me feel better. The hubs and I got Samsung Galaxy Note 4’s that comes with a built in type of fitbit. It records heart rate, stress level and steps. We have it set for 10,000 steps a day and never seems to manage more than 7,000 sometimes less.
    kimbacaffeinate recently posted…Die Again by Tess Gerritsen

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