Sunday, August 21, 2016

#FitReaders: Weekly Check-in August 19

Getting back into the swing of things after vacation is always tough...but I managed to get in 2 5K's and some yoga. I think my priority over the next few weeks has to be making sure I'm eating enough. I've been so tired lately...and I don't really think it's that I'm not getting enough sleep - I've never been one to need a lot of sleep. I'm starting to think it's that I'm not eating enough. I need to take a hard look at what I eat throughout the day and make sure its enough calories, protein and fat. I'm not a bit fan of tracking/writing down what I eat all day, but in this case I just might have to. Any tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated!!!

 My August Goals:
* Because I will be starting my training schedule for the big walk in September, I am using August as a "rest month."
  • 10K steps M-F, at least 7,500 steps on the weekend - Still on vacation over weekend, but nailed it from Monday on!
  • 30 minutes of active walking every day, M-F - 5/5
  • Eat mindfully - Work was a bit stressful this week, so this wasn't as sucessful :(

Here's how my week went:     
Aug 13:  10,533 steps
Aug 14:  5,660 steps
Aug 15:  16,136 steps
(5K - 4.02 Charity Miles for MS, 10 min Yoga)
Aug 16:  13,162 steps (5K - 3.28 Charity Miles for MS)

Aug 17:  11,517 steps (30 min fitness walking, 15 min Yoga)

Aug 18:  10
,226 steps (30 min fitness walking)
Aug 19: 
10,660 steps (30 min fitness walking)
Total Steps: 77,894 steps
Audiobooks listened to this week: 
  • Started and Finished The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson, narrated by Joshilyn Jackson

How did your week go? You can find this week's link-up here.

***In March of 2017, I'll be doing the CHALLENGE WALK MS in Savannah, GA. It is a three-day, 50-mile walk that tests your strength and your spirit, and makes an extraordinary difference in the lives of people with MS and their families.

To help me reach my fundraising goal, click here :)

Virtual 5K /10K Tally:
     January:                               May:
           5K  -  3                                  5K  -  9
         10K  -  0                                10K  -  2
     February:                             June:

           5K  -  4                                  5K  -  5
         10K  -  1                                 10K  -  5                  
     March:                                  July:
           5K  -  4                                  5K  -  3
         10K  -  1                                 10K  -  1
     April:                                    August:
           5K  -  4                                  5K  -  6
         10K  -  5                                 10K  -  1



  1. Coming off vacation is always rough. I swear I gain more the week I return than the week I was gone. You did a great job getting in your exercise!

    So, I've tracked my food intake for over two years. I really like the LoseIt app, which also has an online component. I like that you can add in your own recipes and foods you commonly use. I also like that once you use a food, it stays in your list. It also ties into many restaurants and grocery stores. Of course the bar code scanner is the easiest. I know that there are other comparable apps, like MyFitnessPal, so just find one that works for you. It's easier than having to log things by hand in a journal. Email me if you have any specific questions!

  2. I used a site called FatSecret to keep track, when I was tracking calories and what-not. I've been tired a lot lately myself but I think it's the heat that's getting me.

  3. I have a hard time getting back into things too

  4. I use MyFitnessPal, which I see someone mentioned. I have lost 40 pounds in 10 months, and log my exercise AND food. It is a free app, and it has opened my eyes about what I eat, how much I eat, and the exercise I have done. Im a believer and now that I am at my goal, I will still continue to use it, just to keep on track.
    Even if you don't want to lose weight, its a good tracking tool.
    More importantly, I seriously love your blog and seeing your book reviews!


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