#FitReaders ~ Update & October Goals

Posted October 2, 2020 by Berls in FitReaders / 1 Comment


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 September 19 -25

Here are my goals for September and how I started this week:

  1. Lose 5 lbs. I lost most the weight I had gained last week, leaving me 0.6 lbs up for the month. Frustrating.
  2. Do 10 live and 5 of my choice classes at Grit. I got in 4 choice workouts and 8 live so far this month. I’m pretty sure I’ll make this goal.
  3. Walk Buffy for 30 minutes at least 5x per week. I walked Buffy 5 days for 30 minutes.
  4. Only sips of soda. wow, I derailed here. 2 whole sodas at the start of this week. However, I pulled it back together and finished the week with 3 days of no soda at all.
  5. Only 1 ice cream or glass of wine (or treat) per day. I’m still struggling with this and did more than 1 pretty much every day.

Goals for October

Even though I have another week’s update to put up for September, I do want to commit for October. I have set 5 goals for the month.

  1. Get down to my pre-pregnancy weight. This was my goal at the start of the year and I’ve decided to make that my continuous goal right now, rather than breaking it into pieces. At the start of October I have about 40 lbs to lose (so this will carry into 2021 unless a miracle happens).
  2. Begin C25k again, doing either C25k or 30 minute walk 5 times per week. Now that the weather isn’t so hot, I think it’s time to start running again.
  3. Switch my treats to healthier versions and limit to 1 per day, with an extra glass of wine 3 times per week. This is my biggest problem area. I’m thinking that if I keep healthier versions of my snacks that should help, and if I know I get a bonus glass of wine 3 days a week, then it should be easier to keep it to 1. I hope.
  4. Get in 2 hours a week minimum of virtual exercise classes. I’m going to continue my virtual membership and do classes ranging from 10 minutes to 45 minutes throughout the week.
  5. Drink between 64 oz and 1 Gallon of water a day. I bought a 1 gallon water bottle that has goal lines based on time and I’ve been doing much better with my water with it. I want to be accountable though and consistent.

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 10/9: Update for 9/26 – 10/2
  • Friday 10/16: Update for 10/3 – 10/9
  • Friday 10/23: Update for 10/10 – 10/15
  • Friday 10/30: Update for 10/16 – 10/22 & Goals for November
  • Friday 11/6: Update for 10/23 – 10/29

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 September 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 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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