#FitReaders ~ August 29 – September 4

Posted September 11, 2020 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 🙂

Update for August 29 – August 31

I set 6 goals at the start of August – Here’s how I did to wrap the month up.

  1. Lose 8 lbs. Ugh, I gained 0.6 lbs. So much for a loss this month. But I did get some good habits in place, so maybe next month.
  2. Keep doing 10 minute workouts at least 4x per week. I did two 10 minute workouts in these 4 days, so I say I did good.
  3. Walk Buffy for 30 minutes at least 5x per week. I did one 15 minute walk and one 30 minute.
  4. Only 1 soda Saturday OR  Sunday. I only did sips of Kiko’s soda! Yay! I feel like I have finally conquered this one.
  5. Only eat meals at a level 3. Cut this goal, it doesn’t work for me & backfires.
  6. Do 10:5:10 while eating meals. I stopped tracking this over the week, but I have continued to eat my meals super slowly because I’m always busy while eating.

Overall I feel like I’ve hit a good stride and even though the scale didn’t show it, I’m going to keep pushing on. Hopefully September will be better on the scale.

Update for September 1-4

Here are my goals for September and how I started this week:

  1. Lose 5 lbs. I’m weighing daily to see if I can maybe notice what is impacting the scale. I’m down right now.
  2. Do 10 live and 5 of my choice classes at Grit. I got in 2 choice workouts and 2 live so far this month.
  3. Walk Buffy for 30 minutes at least 5x per week. I walked Buffy every day.
  4. Only sips of soda. I drank half of Kiko’s soda 2 days this week 🙁
  5. Only 1 ice cream or glass of wine (or treat) per day. I did awful on Thursday, but the rest the days I did well.

Update Schedule:

I’m going to try and be more consistent about updating every week for accountability. I think the best way to do that is to give myself a good buffer and a plan (I”m a list/schedule girl). So here’s the update schedule (it will stay about a week behind):

  • Friday 9/18: Update for 9/5 – 9/11
  • Friday 9/25: Update for 9/12 – 9/18
  • Friday 10/2: Update for 9/19 – 9/25 & Goals for October!
  • Friday 10/9: Update for 9/26 – 10/2
  • Friday 10/16: Update for 10/3 – 10/9

What are your health & fitness goals for September? How are you taking care of yourself during COVID-19?  Happy Health and Fitness!

Berls is sharing her health and fitness goal progress for August & September 2020 #FitReaders Click To Tweet

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 1 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 20 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 “#FitReaders ~ August 29 – September 4

  1. It takes time to cement good habits. I know you can do it. I would weigh weekly rather than daily or monthly.

    I’m not weighing myself at all right now but I’ve finally started back on my morning routine of stretching, weights, other stuff, and push-ups. I can’t laugh or cough now because my stomach hurts. I did a much slower ramp up when I did this in 2010. In fact I did only one thing for awhile, say push-ups and then added something else. Each thing I gradually increased the reps until I could lots without feeling any strain, for example 50 or 100 push-ups. My form improved over time. I actually got so I could do pull-ups on a bar but that is so far away these days.

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