Fit Readers Update ~ November 24 – 30

Posted December 6, 2019 by Berls in FitReaders / 2 Comments


Fit Readers is a group/challenge run by Felicia @ Geeky Bloggers Book Blog and Jen @ That’s What I’m Talking About, designed to support and encourage each other on our health and fitness goals. In years past I’ve participated but just done quick updates on my Sunday Post. This year, I want my goals to be a top priority, so I’m going to share my updates in a separate, more detailed weekly post. The day it appears will probably fluctuate, though, so just keep your eyes out for it 🙂

November 24 – 30

This week has gone by in a blur! It’s my last week before Dante goes to daycare and I go to work… so I’ve been pretty focused on getting ready for that. Plus, my husband was off Wednesday – Sunday, which throws off our rhythm a bit. And then we had Thanksgiving. All in all, I think it’s been a good week though.

Emotional Health Goals

  • Blog daily. I had days where I was really good about blogging and others that I didn’t get to it at all… but I didn’t keep track like I normally do. I think, for the week it was, I did well.
  • Get out of the house for me time 1x a week. I visited a friend on Monday, with Dante. She has two kids – a 6 year old and a 1 year old and they were actually celebrating their birthdays so I went to celebrate on our own instead of at the parties which would be full of germs a little too early for Dante! Had a great time and was proud of myself for being able to take him out for so long (5 hours) on my own!

Fitness Goals

My Fitness Goals and how I did:

  • Go on 1 walk a day. The weather has really made this hard again. We made it on a couple short walks, but not regularly this week at all.
  • Morning Meltdown 100 workout 5 times a week. I switched to a different Beach Body routine and I did it Monday – Wednesday. I decided to enjoy the holiday weekend by sleeping in a bit, especially since it’s my last chance for a little while. Of course, by sleeping in, I mean 6:30 a.m., when Dante woke up.
  • Get to bed by 10 p.m. 9 p.m. Need more sleep so I edited this goal. It’s really challenging to get in bed this early with everything I need to done… I seem to be getting to bed by about 9:15 and it’s working out. I think if I keep my goal 9 p.m. I’ll get to bed in time to get a good night’s sleep.

Nutrition Goals

I didn’t really feel like eating this week. Too many emotions about it being the last week before starting a new job and dropping Dante at Daycare? On the plus, it’s the first year I can honestly say I did NOT overeat even slightly on Thanksgiving! Yay!

  • Get in a minimum of 64 oz of water daily. Okay this goal has to carry over to next month for sure. I have days where I get to about 48 oz, others where I’m not sure I drank even 8 oz :/! I figured out though that if I make my water before bed for the next day into 3 cups I do much better. So I’ve added that to my nighttime routine.
  • Eat 2 servings of vegetables daily. I didn’t do this or track it… but I also didn’t really eat much this week in general.
  • Make a meal plan for Monday-Friday by Friday night. Done! I really thought about every meal more than I have in a while, now that I’m going back to work.
  • Drink no more than 1 soda a day. I think I need to ammend this goal to drink no more than 2 sodas a day to start. Y’all I really let myself get re-addicted :(. It’s okay, I’ll get there.
  • Make a plan with nutritionist for easy, healthy snacking.
    • Met with nutritionist and I’m working on keeping dinners healthy and getting husband to stop complaining about healthy food.
    • Agreed to keep snacking simple and easy to manage. Doing carrot sticks and apples before allowing less-healthy snack alternatives.

What are your fitness goals for November? How are you doing? Happy Health and Fitness!

Berls is sharing her health and fitness goal progress for November 2019 #FitReaders Share on X

About Berls

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 2 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 22 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!



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2 responses to “Fit Readers Update ~ November 24 – 30

  1. Thinking of you and wondering how this week is going.

    The fact that you are tracking and making efforts is huge and will hopefully stick with you as your routine changes. You can do this!!