#FitReaders January 2019 ~ Time to Recommit!

Posted January 4, 2019 by Berls in FitReaders / 10 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 πŸ™‚

Time to Recommit!

I’ve been on quite the fitness journey the past couple years and it’s far from over! At this point, I’m needing to learn how to take care of my emotional health and still balance my fitness and eating habits. So my goals for the year will revolve around those three areas.

Emotional Health Goals

I have been very depressed over the past few months and I’m starting to rally – so yay! But to really pull out, I have to dedicate myself to some habits that help me feel in control of my life. When everything feels like it’s spiraling out of control, I get lost and depressed. So my emotional health goals:

  • Do my miracle morning in some form everyday – even if it’s modified on the weekend
  • Do my miracle night every night, again, modifying Friday and Saturday nights
  • Practice self-care from a massage, seeing my health coach, or therapist at least once a week

Fitness Goals

Part of my downward spiral has taken me away from the gym, which stinks because I was feeling super strong and motivated for a while. So I want to get back. I also have this big goal of running – from start to finish – a 5k in February so I need to keep training for that. My Fitness Goals:

  • Do 3 cardio workouts a week – jogging at least 1 time and at Grit
  • Do 3 strength workouts a week
  • Do yoga or foam rolling 5 times a week

Eating Goals

This is perhaps the most crucial and connected to everything. I’ve lost over 300 pounds and I REFUSE to gain it back. But eating right is not easy for me when my emotions are all over the place. And then not eating right freaks me out and sends me on an emotional spiral. See the problem? But I know I can do well here – I can use my tool (Gastric Bypass) and my willpower, determination, etc to keep marching along towards my big goal of 199 lbs. Yeah, it used to be lower but at this point I just want to get and stay in the 100s. My January eating goals:

  • Reverse track (record what I plan to eat the night before) my food Monday – Friday at minimum
  • Eat more veggies, fruits, and protein than treat foods each day
  • Get back to not drinking within 30 minutes before or after a meal
  • Drink at least 64 oz of water each day

So those are my goals for January. Ultimately I’d like to end the month down to 215 pounds, but I’m more focused on the actions than the weight right now. 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.

What are your fitness goals for January? Do you see emotional health as an area for making goals? Happy Health and Fitness!

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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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10 responses to “#FitReaders January 2019 ~ Time to Recommit!

  1. Glad to see you’re recommitting. I am too. I’m sorry you’ve been depressed. That makes everything so much harder. Glad to hear it’s getting better though. I’ve got to loose weight too. I’ve been diagnosed with a fatty liver and have to loose 45 pounds. Emotional eating is a big one for me too. I’m trying to get more fruits and veggies. Good luck on your goals.

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  2. Go, Berls, go! I have faith that you’ll do awesome! And remember this, even when you stumble you’re still leagues ahead of me. I know I need to get off my ass more, but I just haven’t done it. Yet. πŸ˜‰