#FitReaders ~ January 12 – 18

Posted January 25, 2019 by Berls in Task it Tuesday / 5 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 🙂

January 12-18

These updates are always going to be a week behind, covering Saturday – Friday of the week prior, since my goal is to write blog posts each Sunday and that gives me a chance to write the update post.

I did fairly well this week, though I struggled with being super tired. I listened to my body and chose sleep several times that resulted in me not fully meeting goals. But I think it was the right decision.

Emotional Health Goals

I’m continuing to do a good job of not letting my job rule me. I’m leaving work everyday by the time planned and I’m doing surprisingly well with leaving a big to-do list undone. Turns out I really can say okay to not doing everything. So my emotional health goals:

  • Do my miracle morning in some form everyday I did several very modified forms as I got more and more tired this week, but I did it!
  • Do my miracle night every night, again, modifying Friday and Saturday nights I missed some nights this week due to being tired.
  • Practice self-care from a massage, seeing my health coach, or therapist at least once a week Had a massage on Thursday 🙂

Fitness Goals

The gym is back to being a regular part of my life. Yay!! Even tired, I’m feeling strong and in pretty good shape. My Fitness Goals:

  • Do 3 cardio workouts a week – jogging at least 1 time and at Grit I did Cardio on Saturday & Wednesday, so I missed one. I jogged on Sunday.
  • Do 3 strength workouts a week I did 2 strength workouts on Saturday and one on Wednesday, so I met this goal.
  • Do yoga or foam rolling 5 times a week ummm, this was a fail. *shrugs*

Eating Goals

I feel mostly good with this. I had book club on Tuesday, which meant Sushi. I tracked what I ate, skipped the alcohol and felt really good about how I did end of the day. On Thursday, though, I had a Braums craving and caved. It was yummy but not sure it was worth it, though I did not gain weight on Friday so maybe I didn’t do too badly. My January eating goals:

  • Reverse track (record what I plan to eat the night before) my food Monday – Friday at minimumI did this, Monday – Thursday.
  • Eat more veggies, fruits, and protein than treat foods each day honestly, even o Thursday I did this.
  • Get back to not drinking within 30 minutes before or after a meal This goal is such a non-starter. I keep forgetting about it.
  • Drink at least 64 oz of water each dayI fell short a couple days, but still drank a lot of water everyday.

That’s my progress update for last week. For those that don’t know already, I try to check in each morning and each night on Instagram so be sure to follow me there. I’m @berlssc.

How are you doing with your goals? Happy Health and Fitness!

Berls is sharing her health and fitness goals progress for January 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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5 responses to “#FitReaders ~ January 12 – 18

  1. Jen

    Sounds like you had a pretty well-balanced week which included some fun, but you held yourself accountable. That’s great! And YEA! for being back at the gym. I know how much you enjoy the people there and the workouts (even if they are hard!) Great job!

  2. I should really do this to keep my accountable for the keto diet and wellness routine I started in January. Is it too late to join?