#FitReaders ~ October 3 – 9

Posted October 16, 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 October 3 – 9

I have set 5 goals for the month.

  1. Get down to my pre-pregnancy weight (ongoing goal – not just for the month). I’m still yo-yo-ing with the same 5 pounds but on the low end. I guess that’s something.
  2. Begin C25k again, doing either C25k or 30 minute walk 5 times per week. I walked 6 times, but no runs.
  3. Switch my treats to healthier versions and limit to 1 per day, with an extra glass of wine 3 times per week. I managed to switch to healthier snacks – instead of ice cream, I’m doing Yasso (frozen greek yogurt), but I’m still struggling with quantity. I didn’t drink any wine though!
  4. Get in 2 hours a week minimum of virtual exercise classes. I only got in 65 minutes. It was a rough week.
  5. Drink between 64 oz and 1 Gallon of water a day. I drank at least 64 oz every day, most days closer to 90 oz.

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 10/16: Update for 10/3 – 10/9
  • Friday 10/23: Update for 10/10 – 10/16
  • Friday 10/30: Update for 10/17 – 10/23 & Goals for November
  • Friday 11/6: Update for 10/24 – 10/30
  • Friday 11/13: Update for 10/31 – 11/6

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

Berls is sharing her health and fitness goal progress for October 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 ~ October 3 – 9

  1. Jen

    I’m such a list girl, too. Sounds like you are doing so great things… and struggling with others this past week. Good job on the healthier snack and NO WINE! I didn’t do well with alcohol this week – I had a lot of pumpkin beer. Hope this week is a bit better for you.