#FitReaders ~ Update September 26 – October 2

Posted October 9, 2020 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 🙂

Update for September 26 – 30

Here are my goals for September and how I finished the month.

  1. Lose 5 lbs. I ended the month down 0.2 lbs. So basically no change. I have been losing and gaining the same 5 pounds for months and I’m so tired of it.
  2. Do 10 live and 5 of my choice classes at Grit. I finished the month with 5 choice and 11 live classes. Yay!
  3. Walk Buffy for 30 minutes at least 5x per week. I walked Buffy every day!
  4. Only sips of soda. I drank half of Kiko’s soda 1 day, and the rest sips. Not ideal, but much better than when I was drinking a soda a day.
  5. Only 1 ice cream or glass of wine (or treat) per day. I suck. Period.

Update for October 1 – 2

I have set 5 goals for the month.

  1. Get down to my pre-pregnancy weight (ongoing goal – not just for the month). As mentioned above, I’m just yo-yo-ing between the same 5 lbs.
  2. Begin C25k again, doing either C25k or 30 minute walk 5 times per week. I walked on the 1st.
  3. Switch my treats to healthier versions and limit to 1 per day, with an extra glass of wine 3 times per week. I’m pretty frustrated with myself. My notes say “bad!”… new month and I didn’t even begin to get my shit together.
  4. Get in 2 hours a week minimum of virtual exercise classes. I’ll start this goal next week, since it’s only 2 days.
  5. Drink between 64 oz and 1 Gallon of water a day. I drank at least 64 oz every day.

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 10/16: Update for 10/3 – 10/9
  • Friday 10/23: Update for 10/10 – 10/16
  • Friday 10/30: Update for 10/17 – 10/23 & Goals for November
  • Friday 11/6: Update for 10/24 – 10/30
  • Friday 11/13: Update for 10/31 – 11/6

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 October 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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2 responses to “#FitReaders ~ Update September 26 – October 2

  1. Jen

    Oh Berls… I so understand the frustration. I’ve been doing a lot better with my eating and mostly with the wine/alcohol limits, and I’m not dropping the weight like I want to in my mind. Maybe we should start a daily check in with one another to help get through the rough spots. Hopefully the virtual exercise classes will help.

  2. It’s really hard these days with how crazy everything is. I’m not even trying to work on my eating just the fitness part. BUT when I did I realized I couldn’t think of them as “treats”; I couldn’t have food rewards. Rewards needed to be something else – reading, mani / pedi, watching a tv show or getting yarn or whatever. Also if I was going to have something like ice cream or candy or wine, that was ok but the portion had to be really small. It worked well for me when I lost 50 pounds in 6 months and I lost the first 20 without realizing it. But that was because I just stopped eating when I wasn’t hungry and it turned out I was more interested in projects or whatever than eating. Now I have too many sweets or snacks close at hand and I’ll have to not have them in the house again to get on the eating track again. Good luck

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