#FitReaders ~ Update for August 8 – 14

Posted August 21, 2020 by Berls in FitReaders / 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 🙂

Update for August 8-14, 2020

I set 6 goals at the start of the month that I’m focused on right now. Here’s how I’m doing:

  1. Lose 8 lbs. I’ll see at the end of the month. I’m not weighing during the month because I don’t handle the scale well.
  2. Keep doing 10 minute workouts at least 4x per week. I did five 10 minute workouts this week. I feel like some workouts were way better than others though. I’ve decided that I need to make the 10 minutes focus on toning or stretching since I get my cardio taking Buffy for walks.
  3. Walk Buffy for 30 minutes at least 5x per week. I only got in four 30 minute walks this week. But I did get in a fifth 10 minute walk, so pretty close.
  4. Only 1 soda Saturday OR  Sunday. I only did soda on Saturday.
  5. Only eat meals at a level 3. Cut this goal, it doesn’t work for me & backfires.
  6. Do 10:5:10 while eating meals. Out of 21 meals, I did this for 13 meals. Okay, but I can do better. I know when I eat slower I eat less.

My 10 day emotional eating challenge kicked off on the 10th and it’s definitely helped me to recognize when I’m eating out of boredom, stress, or just because it’s “time” to eat. I know I have a lot of room to improve in this area, but I think just being mindful is a good start.

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 8/28: Update for 8/15 – 8/21
  • Tuesday 9/1: Goals for September!
  • Friday 9/4: Update for 8/22 – 8/28
  • Friday 9/11: Update for 8/29 – 9/4
  • Friday 9/18: Update for 9/5 – 9/11
  • Friday 9/25: Update for 9/12 – 9/18

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

 Happy Health and Fitness!

Berls is sharing her health and fitness goal progress for August 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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5 responses to “#FitReaders ~ Update for August 8 – 14

    • Thanks Tanya! I do feel like I’m FINALLY doing well with my goals getting me where I wanted when the year started. I guess better August than December, right? I probably would still be pushing at that goal, but I was talking to a friend about my struggles and she helped me see that the goal was screwing me up. You’re so right, goals aren’t always perfect!