Friday, September 4, 2015

#FitReaders Weekly Check In (8)

#FitReaders is hosted by The Geeky Blogger and That's What I'm Talking About.

I really should stop calling these 'weekly check ins' because I haven't posted one in over a month.  August was a rough month for my diet.  I started off the month having 8 lbs and was hopeful I could lose the last 4.  Well, that hasn't happened.  I have consistently exercised 5 days a week (except one week where I only exercised 4 days) but my diet has been a mess.  I am about 50/50 when it comes to staying within the calories that MyFitnessPal allows.  I haven't weighed myself (too scared) but I'm guessing that I have gained some weight back.

For September, I'm hoping to keep up the exercise 5 days a week AND do a better job of sticking to my eating plan.  I've started a new Jillian Michaels DVD (Ripped in 30) and I like it so much more than the 30 Day Shred so that's helping my motivation.  I plan to weigh myself every week because it keeps me accountable (when I'm struggling to stay on track, I don't weigh myself because I don't want to see the numbers go  up but it is a really good reminder of how I'm doing).  I'm also going to try to post more updates because that, too, helps me stay accountable.

With regards to reading, this week I finished The Best Man by Kristan Higgins and Becoming Lisette by Rebecca Glenn.  I'm currently reading The Christmas Bargain by Shanna Hatfield and am loving it!

Have a great long weekend! 


  1. Even if you haven't been sticking to your diet as you would like, the fact that you are still active makes up for it, in my mind anyways. :)
    I've never tried any of the Jillian Michaels work outs but I bet they are intense!
    All the best to you with your goals.

  2. I tend to stay away from the scale - the numbers go up and down so often...I judge by the way my clothes fit - that's a better indication for me. I used to use MyFitnessPal and really should go back to it because I know there are days when I overeat and then there are just as many days when I don't get enough calories which is just as bad. It's such a balance. But, you're right - these posts and this group is great for keeping us accountable. It's like having your very own cheerleading squad!!!

    I just finished reading Kristan Higgins' newest book, If You Only Knew - it's so good. A little different from her usual type of book, but really good!

    Have a great week!


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