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The Fitness Challenge: Reshaping Our Future | Rick C. Mason
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This book takes a critical look at fitness and asks readers to do the same. Information is presented on how to assess one's current state of fitness with what is considered average on various measures. Detailed workouts, representing varying levels and goals, are provided, along with nutritional recommendations. Popular fitness fads and training debates are examined critically. Readers are encouraged to take the 12-week fitness challenge.
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So-so. Meditated 5/7 and finished 2/12 books. No social activities - the air from the fires has been terrible and with humidity at less than 5%, it‘s a big nope. #bfcr4 #catsoflitsy

CoffeeCatsBooks Blep! 😻 3d
Melmar That sounds tough, definitely not great outdoor weather. 3d
wanderinglynn Kitty is too cute! ❤ 🐱 5 meditations & 2 books look like a good week to me! 🙌 But with the fires and air quality issues, maybe adapt your goals - at least until the air quality improves. Stay safe. 💜 3d
Emilymdxn It sounds like you‘re doing really well especially considering the air quality - the better thing for your fitness is definitely staying out of that air! 13h
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#bfcr4 first week progress!

@wanderinglynn @Melmar @suzie.reads @LauraJ @jessinikkip

I‘m quite happy with this week! Im still settling into new routines in my new place and while it hasn‘t been perfect, I‘ve got my workouts in, managed 4 of my 5 a day most days, and there‘s time to work on meditation. Reading is slow because I‘m still reading Les Miserables veeeery slowly but I hope that will pick up!

LauraJ Great first week! 3d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A great first week! 3d
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Not my best week. I read 3 books, but only got halfway to meeting my food, movement, and meditation goals. Looking forward to next week being more successful! @wanderinglynn @Hestapleton @StayCurious @Hufflepuffle

Hestapleton Starting is hard! But we will finish strong! 4d
StayCurious I think we all struggled this week. But since we‘re all in this together we can work through it together. 3d
Hufflepuffle It definitely seems like this first week was hard for us all but we can keep each other going and do our best this week! 💜 3d
wanderinglynn Halfway is further than not started. So celebrate what you did accomplish! The first week is always the hardest. You got this! 🙌 3d
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@Clwojick weather today in my area (KY). Sunny, around 58, finally fall weather #scarathlon
#BFCr4 week 1 check-in:
My Fitbit isn‘t holding a charge. Unsure if it‘s because the app has updated or from where it was accidentally washed & dried recently. I can‘t track daily steps right now.
Didn‘t track food this week. Still working on finding a routine at a job that doesn‘t have a consistent schedule.
3/4 days exercise
3/10 books

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A great first week! But sorry your fitbit isn't working right. But 3 days of exercise is awesome! 3d
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49500/50000 steps - I‘ll just squeak through before I crash for the night. ✅
Cut out the afternoon biscuits ❎ Gotta leave something for next week!
2 workouts a week ✅ Pic from my run on Thursday- good to get back to it after.a few weeks.
1 x swim and 1 x Parkrun over the 6 weeks ➡️ Not yet.
4 books ➡️ Hmph. BUT I have finished 2 books that I‘ve been reading for ages today 👍

Definitely a bit more active this week 😁
#BFCr4 Week 1 check-in

Bookwormjillk Nicely done 👍 4d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A fantastic first week! 3d
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#BFCR4 @wanderinglynn #BookFitnessChallenge

#teamspellbinders @Crazeedi @mcipher @Airykah13

Week 1 Check-in:

1. Walked 5K steps 7 out of 7 days. Total steps of 51,906 and daily average 7,415.
2. Extra activities 6 days out of goal of 5. I got 3 days of riding in plus 3 days of other aerobic exercise.
3. 3/4 done with 1st audiobook. Goal of 4 total.

On a side note, Traveller is settling in nicely. He is such a good boy and fun to ride.❤🐎

mcipher Great first week! Your horse is adorable! 😊 4d
TheSpineView @mcipher Thanks! He is a big puppy dog. He pushes his into you to get scratched 4d
Tamra 💜 4d
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Crazeedi Great work this week! I love your horse!!👏👏❤ 4d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A fantastic first week! And what a cutie Traveller is! ❤ 🐴 🐎 3d
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Check in time! #BFCr4 Week1

This round I changed my goal from 5 miles a day to 35 miles per week (40 max) with an incentive be Fitbit free on Day7. I hit 35 miles so it‘s a free day!

My book goal is 18 books with the priority of 12:6 (2:1) library:personally owned. So far I‘m at 4:1!

And oh just yeah, it‘s blowup yard decor season for my walking view entertainment!

wanderinglynn That‘s an awesome way to do it! Love the Fitbit free day idea. 👍🏻👍🏻 Way to go! 🙌🏻 4d
marleed @wanderinglynn I‘m interested in seeing if I have a bit more fun with my fitness if I work toward a day off rather than my constant attempt at a higher step count. Well, that and a foot problem I‘m forced to let rest :( 4d
MatchlessMarie I saw an inflatable grim reaper at the Walmart entrance pointing at their flu shot sign recently 😂 4d
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marleed @MatchlessMarie That‘s a good one. To the utter delight meant of my grown daughter, she is entertained by my lack of love for blow up yard ornaments. Even if they started to grow on me, I‘d have to stop - my daughter wouldn‘t have nearly the fun teasing me! 4d
MatchlessMarie @marleed 😅 my sister has been waiting for the cool weather to get an inflatable Trex costume to go walking in if she does it I bet she will make the news because it's a small town 🦖 4d
marleed @MatchlessMarie OMG. That‘s awesome! There‘s a viral video of someone snowblowing in a t-Rex mascot suit and it cracks me up every time I see it. 4d
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I had three goals for #BFCr4.

1. read 2 books per week ✅

2. Stick to my calories - epic fail

3. Lose some weight - epic fail.

Realistically, though, 2 & 3 were never gonna happen during Cheltenham Literature Festival week. Books and cake... books and wine... books and chocolate....the combinations are endless


wanderinglynn Ellie! 😂 You know there is NO failing in #BFC! You just didn‘t have your goals set right for a festival week. 😉 But 🙌🏻 for the Yoda meme. 4d
Lucy_Anywhere One out of three ain't bad! I agree - there's no fail in BFC, only something to aim for 😀 sounds like a great week - tea, cake, and lots of bookish chat. Perfect! 4d
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#bfcr4 @wanderinglynn @jessinikkip @LauraJ @Melmar @suzie.reads

Good morning (or whatever time zone you‘re in)! I‘m doing my best with fitness today, this will be my second day of walking to work rather than taking the bus. It‘s nearly an hour walk but with the time it takes to wait for the bus, slow for the bus being late etc. it‘s not really longer. It‘s nice to see London waking up in the morning! Reading is a bit slower as Les Mis is looong

Texreader That‘s amazing! Good for you!! 1w
Melmar That‘s awesome! Have a great day 😊 1w
wanderinglynn Awesome! 🙌🏻 Way to go! 1w
suzie.reads Well done you 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7d
LauraJ Hooray! 7d
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Hello team! @jessinikkip @LauraJ @Melmar @suzie.reads

I think I already posted my goals but I‘m revising a bit. Just moved into a new flat and all my habits are changing in a big way so this is coming at the perfect time for me! I‘ve also been in a bit of a reading slump so I‘m looking forward to this getting me back on track.

#bfcr4 @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 1w
suzie.reads Good luck with your goals 🙂 1w
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Almost forgot to post goals for #BFCr4.
I forgot what I put for my book goal. Going with 10.
4 days exercise a week
Track food
Adding a daily step goal because my new job is very sedentary. Going a little crazy w/ no activity. Will try to hit 6,000 steps 6/7 days a week.
@wanderinglynn @Clwojick

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 1w
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Going to focus on mental health for this round of #bfc. Thanks for keeping this going, @wanderinglynn 🖤

Hestapleton You‘ve got this!! 1w
Hufflepuffle Fab goals! You can do this! 💜 1w
Emilymdxn Hello teammate! Great goals! I‘m focusing hard on meditation and wellbeing goals too 💖 1w
jessinikkip Lovely goals! Together we can do this! 1w
TheSpineView 👍 1w
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Last night I enjoyed a Mashrou' Leila concert in San Francisco! And I stood up the whole time, something I could not have done a year ago with the fibromyalgia! And now we're starting #BFCr4, and I'm so excited, but I'm also dealing with an ITBS knee injury and can't run right now. 💔 Not sure yet how I'll adjust my goals due to that, and I still hope to run the 5K race on Saturday, just not with the time I was aiming for. #BFC @wanderinglynn

Caterina So excited for our team this round too! @BarbaraJean @hermyknee @Catlover23 ❤️😄🎉 1w
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 1w
BarbaraJean Great goals!! Hoping your injury allows you to still do what you‘re aiming for (even if modified a bit)! Looking forward to a great #BFCR4 with our team. 😊 (edited) 1w
hermyknee ♥️♥️♥️ 1w
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#BFCR4 #BookFitnessChallenge @wanderinglynn

My goals are fairly straightforward:

1. Walk 5K steps everyday.
2. Do a physical activity 5 days a week.
3. Complete 4 audiobooks over the course of the challenge.

@Airykah13 @Crazeedi @mcipher please email me at lisa@thespineview.com so we can coordinate. Being thinking about a team name (if we want one) and if someone would like to be team captain say so. WE'VE GOT THIS! 👍

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 1w
Crazeedi Love your goals, I'll email you!! 1w
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mcipher Great goals! Emailing you now. 1w
Airykah13 Sending an email now! 1w
Crazeedi @TheSpineView let me know if you didnt get email!! 1w
TheSpineView @Crazeedi Got it! Thanks! 😊 1w
Crazeedi @TheSpineView great, will you collate and send out group email? Thank you! 1w
TheSpineView @Crazeedi Sure will! I will giving everyone till tomorrow to noddle on names and get them all together and we can vote. 1w
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I'm staying low-key this challenge, with a goal that kind of aligns with the start date.

Fitness: Ride 250 miles between Oct 1 - Nov 15 (indoor spin bike and/or outdoors). This is my personal Oct goal that I'm fitting in to #bfcr4.

So, in full disclosure, I've already started on this and currently stand at 51.5/250 miles.

I also set a higher book goal since it includes some picture books I plan on reading this month.

Lucy_Anywhere Wow 🙌 great goals! Let's do this 💪 1w
Dawnrod1970 Awesome goals! 1w
TheSpineView Great goals! 1w
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 1w
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IndoorDame Perfect goals! 😊 💜 1w
Hestapleton Great goals! 1w
StayCurious You can do this! 1w
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 1w
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Trying to keep things simple this round. I‘m starting with a really pared down version of the goals I was working on last time. #BFCr4 @wanderinglynn @Hestapleton @Hufflepuffle @StayCurious

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 1w
Hufflepuffle These are great goals! 💜 1w
Dawnrod1970 Awesome goals 1w
Hestapleton You‘ve got this! 1w
StayCurious You can do this! Remember we‘re in this together 🙂 1w
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GlassAsDiamonds Signed up for my first BFC...😱😱😱 2w
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Ooo today is the last day to sign up for #BFCr4 !! Visit @wanderinglynn for the sign-up. My goals are:
6 📚
🏃🏼‍♀️ 3x a week to finish my couch to 5k program
40 ounces of water a day

What are your goals for the next six weeks?

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 And thanks for sharing! 2w
IndoorDame Love these goals! 2w
TheSpineView Great goals! 2w
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I‘m excited to get back into the #bookfitnesschallenge for Round 4! My goals are:
🙏🏼Mental health/wellness: Daily spiritual practice
🏃🏻‍♀️Physical fitness: Exercise 7 times/week (walks in my neighborhood & at work + 1 gym workout)
💧Nutritional: 84 oz. water daily + TBD food goal
📚Books: 15

Today‘s the last day to sign up: https://forms.gle/uAoYtmJEkWjwcZxx5
Check in with @wanderinglynn for more info!


wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 And thanks for sharing! 2w
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I had hoped it would be more comfortable outside by the start of the next #bookfitnesschallenge. This is ridiculous. And NC is starting to look as dry and brown (and currently hotter) than the desert! 🥵


Zoes_Human I feel you. It was 90 today in Asheville, which is full summer heat for Western NC. The leaves are going straight to brown, and with the lack of rain, I'm afraid there will be no beautiful fall for us this year. 2w
GrilledCheeseSamurai 😱. I'd die. It's 6°C here right now which is 42°F for you Americans. 😁 2w
Caterina Aww maybe it will cool down a bit before next week!🤞 It's cool here in Berkeley, but I know my mom hasn't been able to walk the dog much back in NC because it's been so ridiculously hot!! 2w
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Scochrane26 It‘s about 95 in ky. Supposed to drop by Friday. 2w
ravenlee Same stuff down here in Shreveport, LA. Summer just won‘t give up. 2w
wanderinglynn It‘s cool up here in the PNW! Highs right around 60 and Monday night it got down to 35. 🥶 2w
4thhouseontheleft @Zoes_Human Same here! We actually considered a day hike last weekend near Maya‘s summer camp (Cedar Mountain area), but it was just as hot there which was crazy! 2w
4thhouseontheleft @wanderinglynn That sounds so nice right now! @Scochrane26 We‘re supposed to get relief on Saturday. Two more days! Can‘t wait, but still very little rain in the forecast. (edited) 2w
4thhouseontheleft @Zoes_Human @grilledCheeseSamurai @Caterina @SCochrane26 @ravenlee @wanderinglynn I just heard on the news that Charlotte broke the record high for the city on this date by 7 degrees! It topped 99. So gross. 2w
Scochrane26 @4thhouseontheleft my car thermometer said 99 on my way home today. Supposed to take youth group to corn maze on Sunday, & there‘s a history of getting rained out. We need rain but also want to go to corn maze. 2w
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I realized I didn‘t explain what #BFC was! For those not familiar, here‘s a brief explanation with some examples. The idea is that goal setting works best when we‘re held accountable.

#BFC focuses on #positivity. We also recognize that life happens, so we allow you to adapt your goals! #BFC‘s philosophy is don‘t quit, ADAPT!

Questions? Ask below or email us at litsy.BFC@gmail.com

Sign-up for #BFCr4: https://forms.gle/uAoYtmJEkWjwcZxx5

ShelfRighteous Hi! I signed up, should I get a mail confirmation or anything? 2w
wanderinglynn @ShelfRighteous I see you signed up. 👍🏻 And no, you won‘t get an email confirmation because I forgot to set that up! 🤦🏼‍♀️ Oops! 2w
ShelfRighteous @wanderinglynn Hahah cool! I was just wondering if I filled it up wrongly🙈 2w
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jmtrivera So glad @ShelfRighteous asked because I thought I forgot to submit too! 2w
wanderinglynn @jmtrivera yep! I got you! 👍🏻 2w
Catlover23 It's not letting me go past entering email. 2w
wanderinglynn @Catlover23 Hm, I don‘t know what the problem is. The form is still open. Have you tried closing the browser window and opening a new one? If that doesn‘t work, maybe try a different browser or a different computer? 2w
Catlover23 @wanderinglynn I think it worked this time. 2w
wanderinglynn @Catlover23 Do you have a yahoo email address? If so, it captured your email address, but nothing else. The rest of the form came through blank. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Can you try it again? If it still doesn‘t work, just email your answers to Litsy.BFC@gmail.com 2w
Catlover23 I will try my other email. 2w
Kaylamburson Haha, I was wondering the same thing, @ShelfRighteous. Especially because I don't exactly remember my goals 🤣😂 2w
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Round 4 is starting soon! I will be low-key participating, since October is quite a busy month for me. Head over to @wanderinglynn for the original post.

Sign-ups for the Book Fitness Challenge Round 4 are open:

hermyknee Same! 2w
wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻 2w
jmtrivera I did it again too! 2w
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Visit @wanderinglynn 's page for more info/to sign up! So excited for round 4 of the #BookFitnessChallenge! Since things are busy with seminary, I'm keeping it simple with my goals: finish 4 books in 6 weeks, run 4x per week, and run a 5K race on October 12. I'm sure this will help keep me sane during a busy time. Can't wait to get started! 😊❤️🏃‍♀️ #BFCr4 #BFC

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 2w
Caterina @wanderinglynn Thanks so much for leading this again! I know it's a ton of work, and it's very much appreciated. ❤️😊 2w
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Just signed up for #BFCr4 - it‘ll be my first time participating so I‘m starting off easy with a goal of 2 books a week, meeting my Vitality Active Rewards goal and get to yoga once a week (for the weeks we‘re home - we‘re away for almost two weeks so my fitness goals may be tricky to meet.)

wanderinglynn Welcome to #BFC! It‘s a lot of fun. 😀 And you‘ve set some great goals! 🙌🏻 2w
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I skipped a round or two, but I‘m really happy to be back - I missed the accountability and the support of this challenge! #BFCr4
My goals this round: 12 books, 50,000 steps/week, yoga every day, morning meditation every day, and 3 different color fruits/veg every day. Cannot wait to get started!! ❤️

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 2w
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Hey y'all, #BFCr4 is going to start soon! Head on over to @wanderinglynn to sign up!

wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 2w
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How amazing is this? The fabulous @wanderinglynn is launching Round 4 of the #BookFitnessChallenge! You can sign up here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc96ulRAGpJY1Bs8TAN0QibNXRs_y_m5BZHLZ44... and join in the fun!

My goals are:

- to read 2 books per week
- to stick to my daily calorie allowance
- to actually lose some weight


KathyWheeler Yay! I signed up. 3w
wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻 Great goals! 3w
TheSpineView I too signed up! 3w
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Yay! All signed up!! Check out @wanderinglynn ‘s post to sign up!

wanderinglynn Yay! 🥳🙌🏻 3w
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Signed up! See @wanderinglynn for sign up link!

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🎉 3w
revenge4porgy What are you talking about 3w
Chrissyreadit @revenge4porgy it‘s the #bookfitnesschallenge round 4. You set fitness goals and reading goals and everyone cheers each other on to meet those goals. 3w
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#bfcr4 signed up and already excited! Thank you SO much for doing this again @wanderinglynn I know how much work this is for you. The fitness challenge is so good for me, it‘s had such a positive impact on my life and I‘m so pleased it‘s back.

No pressure obviously but if anyone on my beloved #goteam from #bfcr3 wants to join again I‘d love to keep up with how you‘re all doing! The link to sign up is on Lynn‘s page

wanderinglynn 🙌🏻 You‘re the first person to sign-up! 🥳 3w
Emilymdxn @wanderinglynn your post was the first thing that came up on my phone when I walked out of work it was like a lovely lil sign from the universe 🥰 3w
KathyWheeler I‘m signed up! 3w
guinsgirlreads Yay! Thanks! 3w
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Sign-ups for the Book Fitness Challenge Round 4 are open:

Sign-up by Oct. 4. Please spread the word & tag anyone who may be interested.

#BFC #BFCr4 #bookfitnesschallenge

marleed Oh yes!!! I took a much appreciated 2-week Fitbit break but I‘m so ready to jump ‘er walk back in!! 3w
Emilymdxn Thanks for doing this again!! Already excited to get stuck back into it. I try to be healthy whether it‘s a challenge or not but I love the focus on goals and the group atmosphere it makes it all feel so much more positive and exciting for me 3w
Scochrane26 I signed up! 3w
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wanderinglynn @Scochrane26 🙌🏻 Yay! 3w
Crazeedi Just signed up! 3w
Bookwormjillk Woo hoo! Signing up now! Thanks so much for doing this again @wanderinglynn 3w
wanderinglynn @Crazeedi 🙌🏻 Yay! 3w
wanderinglynn @Bookwormjillk 🙌🏻 Yay! 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woot woot! 3w
Crazeedi @wanderinglynn I dont have to have a group this time, fyi 3w
wanderinglynn @Crazeedi It‘s up to you whether you want to be on a team. It‘s just that there will be no assigned Team Captain. 3w
guinsgirlreads Yay!! Thanks!! 3w
Jerdencon Thanks for doing this again! 🙌🏻 (edited) 3w
Crazeedi @wanderinglynn that's fine! We had a great captain last time 3w
Lucy_Anywhere Yay! Thanks for doing this again! 3w
wanderinglynn @Lucy_Anywhere My pleasure! I love all the energy & positivity that BFC brings. 3w
jmtrivera Excited! 3w
rsteve388 Ya know whats great is this will coincides with Scarathon! So thoes books will count as well 3w
rsteve388 Also do you need money for rewards for BFC4? 3w
wanderinglynn @rsteve388 thank you for the offer. But no, I have enough books and things for this round. 🥰 2w
rsteve388 Great! Glad to hear it. 2w
BarbaraJean Oh, yay!!! Definitely signing up! Now I have to figure out what goals I want to work towards. Thanks for doing another round!! 2w
Honeybeegirl After a break from bfc I am joining again! I had to get through the first few weeks of school before I could even think about anything else! Thank you for continuing to host this awesome challenge! 2w
wanderinglynn @Honeybeegirl Yay! Welcome back! 2w
hermyknee Signed up! I think I can keep up with it this round 🤗 2w
jb72 Yay! I‘m so excited to sign up again. 2w
Kaylamburson Just signed up for the first time! I know week one will be hard (business trip), but hoping this will keep me accountable. Thanks for coordinating!! 2w
wanderinglynn @jb72 Happy you‘re joining again! 2w
wanderinglynn @Kaylamburson welcome! Goals are adaptable, so if you have a week where life happens a lot, you can always adjust your goals. 2w
Kaylamburson Thanks so much for the welcome and helpful tip!! 2w
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#BFCR3 #week6 | Another great round is in the books! I had a busy, but good week. Been working on a few home renovations which have cut into workout time, but it‘s still been hard work. It feels good to get things done.

📖 3 (22/20)
🚴🏻‍♀️ 30 miles
💪🏻 1x
🥵 stairclimber 1x + home stuff
👣 82,803/85k

Thank you, Lynn, for organizing! And #TeamLetsDoThis, you‘re a fab group & I‘m happy to have shared the last few weeks with you!

britt_brooke @julesG You‘re a great team captain! Thank you for the last two rounds. It‘s been tough, but inspiring ... and fun! 😄🙌🏻💪🏻📚 1mo
julesG Thank you for doing these rounds with me! It was inspiring watching your stairmaster stats. 😁 1mo
imabusybee You did great!!. Loved our team!! 💜Now here comes a break so enjoy it. if you need anything let me know. Its gonna be weird not checking in 1mo
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CocoReads Great work. I also think home reno counts as a workout! 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And love the quote. 👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
britt_brooke @wanderinglynn Thank you! 💚 1mo
britt_brooke @julesG 😆 Thanks! It‘s a torturous machine. 🥵 1mo
britt_brooke @imabusybee 🤗 You are so sweet! I‘m always here if you need anything as well. 1mo
britt_brooke @CocoReads Thanks! 💚 1mo
CallMeIshmael I love that quote 1mo
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Sorry, #GoTeam team-mates, I went a bit AWOL on the #BookFitnessChallenge in the last couple of weeks. I met my fitness goals (my PT has said he loves training me!), but still haven‘t got my nutrition where it needs to be, and although I have probably hit my reading goals, I gave up counting because giving myself a page target turned out to be a bad move, so I ended up putting pressure on myself 🙄.

KathyWheeler I love the way you‘ve summed up your progress! 1mo
tjwill 👏🏽 1mo
Emilymdxn You‘ve done really great and I‘m just as proud of you as if you‘d meticulously tracked every last thing! Food is a difficult thing to regulate that closely and you kept reading - the counting isn‘t what matters most, the effort is. I‘m with your PT on this! 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 You‘ve made great progress! 1mo
cobwebmoth It was very nice being on the same team with you! 1mo
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I had more distractions during #BFCr3 than I did during the last round, and I didn‘t meet as many of my goals, but the last 6 weeks have brought me so much closer to them and have really transformed the way I think about my habits. Especially with my meditation practice and my eating choices. In the past few months I‘ve lost weight and done a good job of managing my anxiety and #BFC definitely played a part in that.

IndoorDame I‘m really grateful to @wanderinglynn for organizing everything and to @Hestapleton for being such a supportive team captain and to all my #bookdragons for taking this journey with me!! 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 great job! Keep making good progress and you‘ll get to where you want to be. 👍🏻 1mo
Hestapleton Way to go! This round was challenging, but you still came a long way from before! So proud of you! (edited) 1mo
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Final check-in for #bookfitnesschallenge #BFCR3! Above are this week‘s stats. Overall: I mostly hit my physical fitness & spiritual practice goals, and I went over my book goal by one! Nutrition goals were more hit or miss, but I‘ve gotten consistent with more water intake, so that‘s a start! Thank you to @wanderinglynn for organizing, and to everyone who‘s participated—these challenges have helped me set better habits & that‘s a win all around!

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Great job! 1mo
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Week 6 check-in! The closest I've gotten to a perfect week this challenge! So exciting!Thanks to my great teammates, and to @wanderinglynn and @4thhouseontheleft for being awesome leaders.
@wanderinglynn, @4thhouseontheleft,
@AsYouWish, @ChasingOm, @dariazeoli, @Jerdencon, @kspenmoll, @Balibee146, @daena, @MatchlessMarie
#BFC #BookFitnessChallenge #BFCR3 #TeamFitLit

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Great job! 1mo
britt_brooke 🙌🏻🙌🏻 1mo
MatchlessMarie The last week was my best one too!! 1mo
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4thhouseontheleft Great job! 🙌🏽🙌🏽 1mo
dariazeoli Excellent work! 🙌 1mo
Jerdencon Awesome job!! 🎉 1mo
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#BookFitnessChallenge Round 3 Week 6 Check-in
73,000 steps of 70,000 - met every week
3 more books this week to just meet my 15 book goal
42 of 42 days of Bible reading

Thanks again to @wanderinglynn for organizing and all the support throughout the challenge!


sprainedbrain Excellent work!! 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Fantastic stats! 🎉 1mo
Charityann Nice job! 😊 1mo
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Check-in for week 6 of #BFCr3.
Not the best week due to starting a job-feeling tired & trying to find a new routine. Might have to start walking in the mornings. Was going to walk tonight but parents wanted to eat out for their anniversary (51 yrs!).
2 walks, 1 restorative yoga class
Didn‘t track food. Also lost Fitbit somewhere in my house yesterday.
19/16 books
@wanderinglynn @Laughterhp

Scochrane26 Attended a mindfulness/compassion fatigue training today that implemented restorative yoga. It was great! Overall, I‘m happy with my week & progress in #BFC. 1mo
wanderinglynn Congrats to your parents! 50+ years is amazing! And way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week! 1mo
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#BFCR3 @wanderinglynn

My goal was to be more active this week and not just walk the steps. I am trying to get fitter. I also lost another pound this week. Still need to work on the diet.

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A fantastic week! 🎉 1mo
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#BFCr3 Week6 Final Check in:

1. Books: Finished 46/27 books with 17/9 from my own physical TBR shelves. 5, 3x3 grids!
2. Fitness: exceeded minimum 35 MPW with 93,404 steps / 40.05 miles
3. Do something new: I spent all day each weekday of BFCr3 dog sitting grand-dogs through construction - I‘ve never owned my own dog so this was a first. I need people more than I knew!

Now to rest my feet for a bit! Thank you @wanderinglynn , so much fun!

wanderinglynn What cuties! ❤️🐶 And way to go! 🙌🏻 Great job! 1mo
marleed @wanderinglynn They‘ve learned to love me now! And thanks for all your effort on these challenges! 1mo
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Week 6 also the last week of #BFCr3 complete! I had a great week at the gym. I spent 1.5 hours with high-intensity workouts so I felt great throughout the day and had better sleep. I still need to do a better job of not snacking or eating sweets, but I decided not to worry about it so much. 😊 Thank you to my team for that advice and for all the support! I‘m sorry I haven‘t been as involved but work has been draining me so much. I ♥️ all of you!

Crazeedi You had a great week, and we're here for you! Have a restful weekend!❤ 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Great job! 1mo
Chrissyreadit 🙌 great job!!!!❤️🙌👏 1mo
sudi You had an amazing week 👏👏👏 1mo
Mitch Yeah - well done honey, that‘s a super active week and I‘m sure the sleep has done you a whole lot of good. 👍🏼👏🏼👍🏼 1mo
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That‘s a wrap for #bfcr3 and thank you more than I can say to @wanderinglynn for all her hard work. Bfc has changed my life so much.

Books: 32/28
Steps: almost every day over 10k
Workouts: good amount of gym and yoga when I‘ve been in the country
No lifts and escalators: almost every day
Food: incredible profess, more fruit and vegetables than ever in my life

Thank you to my team who have supported me so much #goteam forever

Megabooks Congratulations Emily! 🥳🎉🥳 You‘ve been a great captain even when I haven‘t been a good team member! 1mo
Emilymdxn @megabooks you‘ve never been a bad team member!! Not even one time. I‘ve valued having you here so much every single post and you‘ve done AMAZING 1mo
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wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Amazing 6 weeks! 🎉 1mo
cobwebmoth Great job! 1mo
tjwill Awesome! And thanks for being so encouraging! 1mo
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What an awesome 6 weeks! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

I know I wasn‘t around quite as much this round, and for that, I apologize. It‘s been a crazy 6 weeks for me. But you all rocked Round 3! 🙌🏻👏🏻🎉

So take time to celebrate what you accomplished! 🎉

I‘ll do the drawing for prizes tomorrow. Everyone who posts a final update post (your stats, your thoughts, a motivational quote, or whatever you want) AND tags me will be entered in the drawing.

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guinsgirlreads Thanks for everything! Awesome group! 1mo
Chrissyreadit Thanks so much for organizing and leading this! 1mo
Dawnrod1970 Thanks for everything! Love these challenges! 1mo
BlameJennyJane Thanks for everything, Lynn. I know it takes a lot of time and energy. 💗💗💗 1mo
Maria514626 I‘m interested if there‘s another round! 1mo
Mitch Brilliant. Thanks Lynn. We‘ve all achieved so much under your inspirational self. 😘 1mo
tjwill Thanks for organizing! It has been fun! 1mo
4thhouseontheleft Thank you so much for all you have done creating and organizing the #BFC! You rock!! (And deserve a bit of a break!) 💜💜 1mo
Caterina Thanks so much for everything you do Lynn!! ❤️❤️❤️ My last 6 weeks have been crazy too, but BFC has been one of the best things to happen in my life this year. Also I'm definitely interested in another round in October!! 1mo
LapReader You have got me to make lots of positive changes in my life that I will keep doing. Thanks and I would love to be involved in another round. 1mo
Emilymdxn Thanks for running this again! These fitness challenges and my experience of being a team captain has been such a huge positive influence on my life, I‘ve made such big changes and stuck with them and your hard work on the challenges has made such a difference, I‘d love to be involved again if there‘s another round 💖 1mo
Jerdencon Thanks so much! I love this and would be interested in round 4! Take a well@deserves break‘ 😀 1mo
Rissa1 Thank you for running this! I love being able to have such a positive group to keep me motivated. 1mo
MatchlessMarie I've really loved being a part of this. Even though I haven't kept as many goals as I would have liked I feel like I've been able to get out of a few ruts so thanks. I will probably be posting a final update late tonight because I still have some work to do 🤪 1mo
britt_brooke You‘re a fabulous host, Lynn. Thanks for organizing! 1mo
Minispok Thanks for everything! 1mo
TheSpineView I can't behoove how quickly 6 weeks went by. This has been the best challenge. Thanks for being a famous host! Are we doing a round 4? 1mo
julesG Thank you for hosting!!! 1mo
Annl Thank you 1mo
Bookwormjillk Thanks so much for another great 6 weeks @wanderinglynn 1mo
AsYouWish Thank you so much for everything!!! This has been amazing!!!! Whenever it happens I would love to do Round 4! 1mo
Charityann I‘d love to participate in a round 4 too! This has been great! Thanks for all the encouragement.😊 1mo
nelehelen Thanks so much Lynn!!! 1mo
CaroPi Thanks a lot for organizing this! Is a great motivation to move 1mo
jb72 Thanks for all of your hard work! 1mo
Allylu Thank you for the inspiration and support! 1mo
bookandcat Thank you so much for hosting ❤️ I'll definitely be back if you resume in October. I've really enjoyed this! 1mo
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Late check-in for week 5 of #BFCr3. I felt like I had a good reading AND workout week, but not so much on the nutrition front. I feel like I‘m gaining weight so I need to really cut down on the sugary treats, increase my cardio and sleep as well. A new goal I set for myself is to eat less meat and dairy (not only for my health but for the environment).

Mitch Yeah - well done honey..I think maybe focusing on things can sometimes make them worse ( i know that is a bit counter intuitive!), so maybe focusing on the gym and yoga - and 'forgetting' about the food, might make it happen by accident??? 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Looks like a good week to me! 1mo
Blaire Nice work! And good focus for the week...I‘ve been thinking a lot about how to reduce my family‘s impact on the environment. 1mo
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MicrobeMom Great job! 👏👏 1mo
Crazeedi I think sometimes we are hard on ourselves! You did good, and take it a day at a time! 1mo
sudi Great Job 👏👏👏 1mo
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#BFCR3 #week5 | It was a solid week. I didn‘t lift weights as much as planned, but I got in an extra 4-mile run and some much-needed yard work.

📖 2 (19/20)
🚴🏻‍♀️ 31.1 miles
💪🏻 1x
🥵 run 2x, stairclimber 1x, 2.5 hours yard work
👣 86,592/85k

Can‘t believe we‘re going into our last week already #TeamLetsDoThis !

imabusybee 👏🏻👏🏻Good work! Where has the time gone! 1mo
LibrarianJen I kinda fell off the wagon. I need to get back into this. 1mo
julesG I admire your strength. 👏👏👏 1mo
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julesG @LibrarianJen No time like the present! 😉 1mo
TheSpineView awesome! 1mo
Reecaspieces Keep on rocking and rolling! 1mo
britt_brooke @imabusybee Thank you! 1mo
britt_brooke @LibrarianJen You can do it, Jen! 1mo
britt_brooke @julesG Thanks so much, sweet friend! 1mo
britt_brooke @Reecaspieces Thanks! You, too! 💪🏻 1mo
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#bfcr3 #wrapup

Hit all my goals this week!
320/300 active minutes
2/2 restorative yoga
4/4 foot exercises

And I‘ve crushed my book goals! 19/12 books read 🥳🤩


Megabooks Woo hoo!! 🥳🥳 1mo
TheSpineView Wow! Way to go!👏👏👏 1mo
wanderinglynn w00t! Way to go! 🙌🏻🎉 1mo
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#BFCR3 @wanderinglynn

Here we are at the end of round 3. Still going strong on my goals. Other activities not mentioned and extra to what pledged is: swam 2 days, paddled one and 1 riding lesson.

Lost 1 pound last week just as the result of more activity. Yeah me!👍

JenFowler 👏👏👏👌 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻👏🏻 1mo
britt_brooke 🙌🏻🙌🏻 1mo
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#BFCR3 Week 5 Check-in! This was a pretty good week—I traded one walk at work for one neighborhood walk, because of the holiday (but my neighborhood walks are more intense than walks around the campus at work!). I‘ve gotten more lax on my nutrition goals, but have better habits there than before the #bookfitnesschallenge, so I‘m counting that as a win overall. Now I just need to keep it up and finish three more books this week to hit my book goal!

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1mo
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Check-in for week 5 of #BFCr3.
I was traveling 5/7 days this week, so I either got a lot of steps in or was in the car. I took a walk 1/4 days, but I had 3 other days with at least 30 active min, 2 of those days were between 12,000-15,000 steps.
Finished 2 audiobooks. Books finished 16/16.
Finally going back to work tomorrow, so it will be an adjustment in routine.
@wanderinglynn @Laughterhp

Laughterhp Great job! 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1mo
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