Saturday, June 18, 2016

#FitReaders Weekly Check In (10)

I haven't done one of these in a long time but I am linking up with #FitReaders today.  It's hosted by the Geeky Blogger Book Blog and That's What I'm Talking About.

I've been working really hard to get back in the groove of doing serious exercise.  For most of the year, I have just exercised by walking; there's nothing wrong with that but my body needs more strenuous exercise in order to lose weight.  I also really need to build some muscle back up because my body just feels awful lately (I feel like an old lady!).  I started doing Couch 2 5K again; this is my third time doing it and I love how it helps my body get used to running again.  I just finished week 3 yesterday so I'm really excited about that.

For the past two weeks, I have exercised 5 days.  Three days a week I have been doing the C25K runs and then the other two days, I have been doing Jillian Michael's "Ripped in 30" DVD.  I really love that workout.  It's hard but it's so much better than the 30 Day Shred.  I am hoping that starting next week, I can move to working out six days a week. 

This week I actually started doing some of my workouts in the morning.  For many many years (until I had my daughter), I would get up between 4:00 and 4:30 in the morning to workout because that worked best for me.  Since my daughter has had a lot of sleep issues, working out in the morning has been impossible.  She is sleeping better for now (knock on wood!) so I decided to try it out this week.  I did three of my workouts in the morning which made my evenings much less stressful.  I have to really start making myself go better earlier but I think I am going to try to do most of my workouts in the morning.  It's a great way to start the day!

I don't want to talk about my eating.  I am using My Fitness Pal again and did okay last week and pretty good this week.  The next few weeks will be tricky with Father's Day, my daughter's birthday and the 4th of July but I'm going to try do the best I can. 

Anyway, that is all!  I'm terrible at keeping up with these posts but I'm hoping to do better over the next few months.


  1. Yea! Welcome back! Sounds like you know the drill and have a healthy outlook. One day at a time.

    Right now, and for the past 2 years, my exercise is pretty much only walking. I'm okay with that b/c it's better than nothing. I know I need to add some strength training, and have it in my "long long term" goals. haha!

  2. Ah...another early bird!!! I, too, get up at 4:30 to exercise and last week when I wrote that in my post, every one that commented thought I was nuts ;) But, I love getting in my work out first thing in the morning, and I admit, I do go to bed rather early so for me, getting up at 4:30 isn't really a chore. And by early, I mean 9. I'm lucky that my gym opens at 4:30, so I can go right there if that's what I have planned for the day or if I'm just doing a workout video, I can get started right at home. I'm a walker and I do yoga - haven't been to classes in a while, just doing it at home for now - but I'm training for a big walk right now, so I've been alternating between walking at the gym on the treadmill and walking outside or at the mall if the weather's bad - I can only do so many miles on the treadmill before I want to pull my hair out and the mall by me is pretty big so I can get in a lot of miles and not get bored. But, I do hear you on needing something else besides just walking to keep in shape and lose the weight. That's why I do the yoga - and also because I am the worst at remembering to stretch!

    Anyway, I hope you have a great week and that the mornings continue to be a good time for you to workout!

    1. When I had a gym membership, I used to be standing outside waiting for the doors to open at 4:30 am!!

      I've found that the treadmill is much more tolerable if I read on my ereader. It's too hard to read a physical book but if I blow up the font a bit, I can get some good reading done on the treadmill. :)


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