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#FitReaders Check-In: December 9, 2016

FitReaders graphic 2016

#FitReaders is a group of book lovers who encourage each other with their fitness goals. It’s hosted by Felicia at The Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog and Jen at That’s What I’m Talking About. Go here or here for more info.

Each week, those who are participating in #FitReaders do a check-in where they share how their week went, fitness-wise. I’ll be trying to post these check-ins each week on Friday.

My Goals (For Now)

-Exercise at least 3 days/week
-Try to get at least 5,000 steps/day

These goals are just for now, because I’m trying to start small. Once I am hitting these goals frequently, I’ll switch to harder goals.

My Week(s)

This post covers the past 3 weeks, because I went on a trip recently and with that and Thanksgiving, I just couldn’t find the time to make an update post. But I have been keeping track of my exercise and steps in my bullet journal!

Our vacation was in California; we visited family and then also went to Disneyland/Disney California Adventure, and to Universal Studios Hollywood (Wizarding World of Harry Potter!). Unfortunately we got sick on our trip and all four of us had at least a day where we were down for the count. And of course we were sick on different days! So that made for a stressful trip, even more than it normally would be, traveling with a 7 year old and a 1 year old. BUT on those days that I was in the theme parks, I got tons of steps in! For the first time since I got my Fitbit, I got over 10,000 steps. My Fitbit vibrated one day and I was like, “Why is my Fitbit going nuts?” and I realized that it was telling me that I reached 10,000 steps! That was a very cool feeling. And one day I got 20,000 steps! I also got all the red dots that day! (I don’t usually look at that but I noticed it on that day!)

bonus-fun-mile-1-112916I’ve been doing the Fun Mile thing and while I already qualified as a “winner” for that challenge, I did take a couple screenshots of my FitBit app on those days that I got over 10,000 steps, and those screenshots also show how many miles I walked in the day. So I’m proud of myself for walking over a mile 12 times this year! Next year I’ll be attempting the 5k challenge!

Okay, so I had a few great days there while on vacation, but I’m still not doing great with my goals when I’m at home. But 2017 is my year! I’m going to attempt that 5k/month challenge and I’m going to eat better and drink more water and try to get 5,000 steps every day. I can do this!

Thanks so much to all the FitReaders for all the wonderful support this year! I mean, I know I’ll have at least a couple more check-in posts before the end of the year, but I just wanted to say thanks for the support! You guys are awesome!

Friday (11/18): No exercise, 2,605 steps
Saturday (11/19): No exercise, 5,571 steps
Sunday (11/20): No exercise, 3,241 steps
Monday (11/21): Walked on treadmill 15 minutes, 5,532 steps
Tuesday (11/22): No exercise, 1,998 steps
Wednesday (11/23): No exercise, 3,469 steps
bonus-fun-mile-2-113016Thursday (11/24): No exercise, 6,295 steps
Friday (11/25):
Walked around airports, 8,403 steps
Saturday (11/26):
No exercise, 4,542 steps
Sunday (11/27):
No exercise, 5,098 steps
Monday (11/28):
No exercise (sick), 1,598 steps
Tuesday (11/29):
Walked around Disneyland most of the day (7 miles, see top photo), 17,336 steps
Wednesday (11/30):
Walked around Disney California Adventure and Disneyland most of the day (8 miles, see bottom photo), 20,454 steps
Thursday (12/01):
Walked around Universal Studios Hollywood for a good part of the day, 7,854 steps
Friday (12/02): No exercise, 3,464 steps
Saturday (12/03):
Walked around airports, 8,755 steps
Sunday (12/04):
No exercise, 3,799 steps
Monday (12/05):
No exercise, 3,289 steps
Tuesday (12/06):
No exercise, 3,494 steps
Wednesday (12/07):
No exercise, 2,716 steps
Thursday (12/08):
No exercise, 2,753 steps

Are you participating in #FitReaders, too? Let me know, and I’ll try to stop by your blog!



  1. Kate @ Midnight Book Girl

    December 9, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    I need to get back into tracking Fitness (and back to exercise BEFORE the New Year.
    Sorry ya’ll got sick on vacation, but yay for Disney and Universal and all those steps!

  2. Jen Twimom

    December 12, 2016 at 5:53 am

    Wow! Great job Andrea – tracking the whole time you were on vacation! And ew… sorry about the illness, and all on different days. That would be hard. However, it still sounds like you had a great time.

    Did you know you can change your Fitbit daily step goal from 10,000 to 5,000? That way you will get the buzz and fireworks (depending on model) more often. I love that buzz!!

    1. Andrea

      December 12, 2016 at 8:34 am

      I didn’t know that about changing the goal! Thanks so much for the tip! I think feeling the buzz on my FitBit will be great motivation!!

      1. Jen Twimom

        December 13, 2016 at 6:20 am

        Yes!! If you want any kind of tutorial for the Fitbit app, let me know. twimom227 (at) gmail (dot) com! Yea!!!

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