#FitReaders ~ Recommitting for April

Posted April 3, 2019 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 🙂

Recommitting for April

With every fresh month,there’s a fresh opportunity to commit to goals. I think it’s a great chance to look at what has been working and what needs to be revamped too. So it’s both looking forward and looking back. In a lot of ways, I feel like March had some positives in it, but there’s also a lot for me to work on moving forward in April.

Emotional Health Goals

This is where I feel like I have a lot of work to do. I have been obsessing over the scale and pregnancy weight gain. I haven’t given myself much credit for what I’m doing right and have been beating myself up over ever mistake. So my goals will, in part, be about addressing that and finding some mental peace.

  • 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
  • Take two, two minute 4-square breathing breaks every day.
  • Practice re-framing my attitude to myself and learn to say “I forgive myself for judging myself for _______” to prevent downward spirals.

Fitness Goals

I have a lot going on in the realm of fitness this month! I finish my Spin Instructor training by teaching a Mock Class Sunday April 14th – Yikes! And April 19th I take my AFAA instructor certification exam. April 28th I have my Turbo Kick by Beach Body training and then May 4th I audition to be an instructor for both Spin and Turbo Kick at my Gym. So lots to do this month…

  • Take 1 spin and 1 Turbo Kick class each week to get better at form and class structure
  • Practice teaching at least 2 times a week for 1 hour each time.
  • Get in at least 2 classes per week for enjoyment/fitness, not instruction
  • Study for AFAA exam 30 minutes each night before Miracle Night

Eating Goals

I feel like I actually have found a decent rhythm the past couple weeks with my eating and if I can just keep that up maybe I will stop this ridiculous weight gain that seems to be happening with my pregnancy. fingers crossed

  • Fill in daily health log every night before bed
  • Get in a minimum of 64 oz of water daily
  • Drink a veggie smoothie or eat a salad every day to fill veggie needs
  • Pair protein with healthy fat at every meal
  • Plan and prep food for the week on Sunday

So those are my goals for April. I’m trying not to focus too much on the scale right now, but since I’m being honest here – I definitely am hoping that I will not gain any weight in April and would love it if I lost some. I’ve already gained 25 pounds this pregnancy, which is what I was supposed to gain over the entire 9 months. So my focus is being healthy, but if that could result in some stabilizing of my weight that would be great!

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 April? Do you see emotional health as an area for making goals? Happy Health and Fitness!

Berls is sharing her health and fitness goals for April 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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2 responses to “#FitReaders ~ Recommitting for April

  1. Jen

    Sounds like a healthy attitude, even if your brain doesn’t always play along. I remember I gained a lot first trimester, not much second, and then more in the end. I wasn’t overweight when I got pregnant both times, but did put on “more” than I was “supposed to.” I feel strongly that exercising and keeping as fit as possible during the pregnancy will help your body throughout and after! I like that you are forgiving yourself… Remind yourself daily that you are a wonderful woman and you deserve to be happy!