#FitReaders ~ May 1-7 Update

Posted May 8, 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 🙂

May 1 – 7 Update

I decided that the easiest way to do my updates right now would be to just pick the day before I write the post. So consistency is gone… but that seems pretty consistent for my life right now!

Emotional Health Goal

I’m still very much on an emotional roller-coaster right now. I’m starting to realize that I very well may not get a job before June 23rd. And it’s terrifying. Out of the 14 internal postings I’ve applied to, my resume has only been forwarded for 2. However, I do think I have a good shot at both of those and I would really like both positions. And there are two positions that will hopefully show up once we return to campus that I’d have a good shot at. So, yeah, lots of downs. A few ups. Taking care of my emotional health is proving to be a challenge. I am “seeing” (via phone) a therapist weekly and that definitely helps, along with my health coach/reiki.

May goal: Write down 3 things I’m grateful for daily. 

I’ve done this daily and it’s definitely helping. I do it first thing, while I’m feeding Dante his morning bottle. It helps me at least start the day in a good place, even if I don’t stay there.

Fitness Goal

Since quarantine began (March 16th), I’ve been taking a walk daily and it really helps. It’s a time to call friends, walk the dog, and just get away (as far as I can… my apartment parking lot).

May goal: 3 times a week, do a real workout. 

I started doing my Couch-to-5K (C25K) program again and I’m really glad I did. That little bit of true exercise, beyond my walks, is really great for stress relief. Just yesterday, I was feeling super down and picking an argument with my husband over job applications, but it was time for me to go for a run. I ran, listened to an audiobook, and came back less stressed, more reasonable, and able to have a conversation instead of an argument.

Eating Goal

2 out of 3 is passing right? Because eating is something that I just don’t care enough about right now. It’s like 1 too many things to worry about. But I know I need to take care of myself. I have at least started eating 2-3 meals daily again. But what’s in those meals? No, seriously, I’m asking, because I couldn’t tell you for sure. I know there’s some oatmeal. So of that quick in the mircrowave mac and cheese. I had a tuna pasta salad that I worked on for days. We don’t really have anything super unhealthy in the house (we’re actually running out of food and need to do groceries this weekend – haven’t gotten groceries since the first week of April), so it can’t be too bad.

May goal: Eat 1 vegetable or fruit and get 1 high protein meal daily.

Does wine count for a fruit? Because I’m pretty sure I’ve had a glass of wine most days. Not all days. Dinner tends to have protein and I have had some Premier Protein drinks. I’m not doing good on this, but I’m giving myself a break on it and just going to try and buy some easy to grab fruit and veggies when we get groceries this weekend.

What are your fitness goals for May? How are you taking care of yourself during COVID-19?

 Happy Health and Fitness!

Berls is sharing her health and fitness goal progress for May 2020 #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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