#FitReaders ~ Update & February Goals

Posted February 7, 2020 by Berls in Uncategorized / 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

January 26 – 31

I’m really happy with how I ended January. I was strong on my Emotional Health and Fitness goals all month. Eating lagged, but I improved and this week I finally brought it home!

Emotional Health Goal

My goal for January – Do Miracle Morning Routine every day, even if I have to do an abbreviated form.

I did it y’all! Every single day of January I did my miracle morning. Yay!

Fitness Goal

My fitness goal for January – workout 4 times a week (and bring it!)

I worked out 7 times this week! I did my LIIFT 4 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Sunday and Saturday I did my C25K run. And Wednesday I did 30 minutes of restorative yoga.

Eating Goal

January’s eating goal – no more soda.

I’ve did a lot better this week and drank my apple juice, even though I had to pour it in a glass (what a sorry excuse, right?). No soda all week! Yay!

February 2020 Goals/h2>
Even though January was pretty good, my big goal for the year is to get down to my goal weight finally. And I did not make positive headway with that goal. Instead, I started February 1.2 pounds heavier ๐Ÿ™ I know my eating is the chief culprit, so while I’m glad to have basically maintained, that’s not going to fly another month! Time to get serious, ya’ll! I am not waking up at 4:45/5 a.m. every day and working out just to have my eating undermine it’s value!

Emotional Health Goal

Since I did really well in January with my Miracle Morning, I’m ready to go to the next step with this goal. February’s goal:

Add the Morter March back into my miracle morning.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Morter March, check out Morter March Monday. There’s tutorials and details about the benefits. I started doing it last year and was shocked to feel that it really did work.

Fitness Goal

I am really happy I found the LIIFT 4 program on Beach Body. It’s just the right length (30-40 minutes), gives me 3 off days, and combines cardio and weights. I feel that I’m getting a great workout but am not overwhelmed/stressed. I also started doing my C25K and it felt good, so I really want to commit to that in February. February’s goal:

Add one C25K run into every weekend.

Eating Goal

All right. Here’s where the gloves HAVE TO come off. I told my nutritionist that I’m ready to amp it up. So she’s supporting me through her tracking app called Better. February’s goal:

Record every bite/sip with a photo on the Better App for nutritionist to see.

I know that if I have to take a picture of it, I’m going to be careful about what I choose. Not going to grab a soda if I have to take a picture and send it to her! Hopefully this will help. Plus, she’s great about commenting back and giving suggestions like, “let’s amp up those veggies and cut back those carbs” or “that’s good, but have you tried this brand? It tastes good but is better nutritionally.” Those sorts of easy suggestions can really add up and make a big difference long term.

What are your fitness goals for 2020? For February? Happy Health and Fitness!

Berls is sharing her health and fitness goal progress for February 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, and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 17 year old on the planet. I also have the privilege of teaching Kindergarten. I love what I do and you can expect it to bleed into my posts. Teaching is a big a part of me as my family and reading. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!



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5 responses to “#FitReaders ~ Update & February Goals

  1. Jen

    You did such a great job last week. Congrats. Now the gloves come off… let me know how I can support you. Food has been my nemesis for the past year, as well. I have done better the past month, but I did overeat last week. I’m back on it this week. I have travel and vacations coming up starting next week – that’s going to be hard on my diet.

  2. I think you are doing amazing! I have slacked off on my eating. I have to not look at food as a reward as that leads to eating too many sweets or carbs and also eating when I’m not really hungry. I have had too many irons in the fire but it is time to move back into regular fitness and better eating.

    Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: Series on Saturday: Sports Romance
    • Thanks Anne! I also really struggle with associating food to rewards and also socializing – which leads to overeating and poor choices. Good luck getting back to your healthy routines!

  3. tonyalee

    This month, I am just trying to get out more, and/or do at least 2 works a week. It’s been hell this year will illness, and I need to focus on getting better before overdoing it!

    So happy you did well in January!

    tonyalee @ http://vivaciousbibliophile.com/

    • Thanks Tonyalee! Sounds like a good plan – you have to pay attention to where you are and not overdo it for sure. You won’t reach your goals if you don’t take care of your health as the #1 priority! Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚