#FitReaders Update ~ January 19 – 25

Posted January 31, 2020 by Berls in FitReaders / 3 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 🙂

January 19-25

I feel like I’m doing pretty well overall. I met with my nutritionist this week and told her I need some tough love. She’s great at encouraging but also pushing when I need to be pushed. So she’s pushing and I really appreciate it. I’m taking a picture of all my food and reporting it on this app that she tracks. Man, does it make me chose better, knowing I have to take a picture. I mean, it’s honor system and I could just not take a picture, but then I’m only hurting myself. So I’m doing a lot better with my choices with that added accountability.

A little NSV (non-scale victory) I had to share

On Monday this week (1/27) we had a small issue that required getting a microphone from about an 8 minute walk across campus in 7 minutes round trip. I was in my skirt and ballerina flats, but took off running. I was sure I wouldn’t make it, but maybe I could be close.

I ran down 5 flights of stairs, across campus, up 3 flights of stairs (because the elevator was too slow), back down 3 flights of stairs, across campus again, and then up 5 flights of stairs in… guess what? 7 minutes! I made what should be about a 16 minute walk in 7 minutes. And it only took me about a minute of deep breaths to not be winded. My shins hurt from running in those damn shoes and gripping them as they tried to fly off, but otherwise, I feel fine! Never could have done that a couple years ago, so total NSV!

Emotional Health Goal

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

I’m so proud of myself for how well I’ve done with this. I haven’t missed a day this month! And it’s making a difference for me, I know it is. I’m focused and at peace more than when I wasn’t doing it regularly.

Fitness Goal

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

Doing great at this goal too. Finding LIIFT4 on Beach Body on Demand was perfect for me. I’m getting my weights and I’m getting in intense cardio – all scheduled 4 days a week in less than 40 minutes.

This week I did Tuesday – Friday LIIFT 4, and then Saturday I did my second C25K run. It’s already so much easier than I thought it would be to run.

Eating Goal

My eating goal for January – Stop drinking soda.

I’m doing better with this goal, but gah! it’s struggle. I’ve been sharing soda with my husband, so I’m down to about a 1/2 soda per day. I just have to cut it out. I think I’ll do better if I have drinks that are as easy to grab as a can of soda. I bought apple juice, but I have to get a glass and pour it. I know, RIDICULOUS excuse, but when you really want something, you’ll grasp for anything. So yeah, I’m going to buy myself some easy to grab drinks. Perhaps single servings of juice? I’m up for suggestions!

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

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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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3 responses to “#FitReaders Update ~ January 19 – 25

    • The soda IS killing me! I’m seriously struggling with it, though I am doing much better. Believe me, I love my soda and could easily drink 4-5 a day. which is why I have to quit it.