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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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#BFC2022 Update:
My January book goal was to figure out which of my MANY reading challenges was working for me, & which I need to let go of. It turns out there‘s only 1 I‘m not keeping up with & really enjoying right now, & that‘s #ChunksterChallenge2022 so I‘m going to back out of that one & give Less Miserables a go some other time, @Amiable you can untag me from that list, but thanks so much, & good luck to you all with your chunksters! 👇🏼

IndoorDame My February goal will be to read at least a few minutes each day. My January mental goal was to keep up with the housekeeping, which I‘m doing okay at, and going to keep as a goal for February with the addition that I want to spend at least 1 creative day next month. My physical goal was daily meditation which I totally failed at, but still want to try, so I‘m keeping that as my February goal with the addition that it has to be done before noon. 8mo
wanderinglynn 🙌🏻 except there‘s no failing. There‘s only life happenings and there‘s a new day to try again. 💜 And you‘ve done a great job figuring out what was working for you, and that‘s a great accomplishment! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
MatchlessMarie #ChunksterChallenge2022 wasn‘t even on my radar until I saw your post so I might just try taking your place on that. I tried doing a Les Mis buddy read in 2020 and still haven‘t finished it so don‘t feel bad 😅 8mo
IndoorDame @MatchlessMarie Thanks! 🙏 The writing is so beautiful, I just don‘t have the bandwidth for it right now. If you do take my place there‘s actually another reader doing Les Miserables too, so not like the 2020 buddyread, but you‘d definitely be in good company. Good luck! 8mo
Amiable No worries! I had to force myself through “Les Mis,” so I hear you in that regard. 😬 8mo
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As much as I‘d love to start off the year with sweeping goals like loosing the weight I‘ve gained the last few months, I know I need to keep things simple. So for January I really want to keep up with the housework and start meditating every day. And my reading goal is to find out if I can keep pace with all the challenges I signed up for, or if I need to drop something so my reading this year stays chill and fun. @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 It‘s smart to start with one or two goals. Then as you achieve those, you can build on them. 👍🏻 9mo
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My fitness has definitely been a challenge in 2021. From an unexpected arthritis diagnosis to an even more unexpected surgery (see comments), it‘s been an odyssey. Long story short, the surgeon has “released” me, and I‘m back to the ortho guy for treatment which actually came together rather quickly. Puts new meaning in “two steps forward, one step back” but will hopefully help.
January goals
-Climb stairs w/o cane
-Read 7-8 📚

Susanita Long story short, when I went to the ortho guy, the X-rays revealed that I had a bone lesion that needed to be removed. Everything is fine. It will just take time to continue recovering from the surgery and then finding a good plan to deal with the arthritis. Definitely a work in progress! 9mo
kspenmoll I am so happy to hear everything is fine regarding bone lesion. I had a very long recovery post car accident in my 30s so I can commiserate with your healing journey. Sending 💕💕💕 9mo
Susanita @kspenmoll Thank you! 9mo
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 9mo
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Team #BFC21 – can you believe we‘re 1/2 through September?!

How are you doing? Are we smashing our goals? 🔨🏆 Do we need some encouragement? 🤍🎉

Share, if you wish, how your month is going.

I am smashing 🔨 my goals! I‘ve walked 3 miles every day since 1 September! And I finally finished my July #bookspin, so progress! 🎉

#bookfitnesschallenge #BFC21

I‘m tagging those who posted their goals but everyone is encouraged to respond 💜

KathyWheeler I‘ve had a terrible month. It started out okay but personal issues turned it into a mess. I‘m starting over next month. 12mo
wanderinglynn @KathyWheeler 🤍🤍🤍 sending you positive energy and many {hugs}. 💚💚💚 I hope your the end of the month goes better. 12mo
Bookwormjillk Other than being in denial about the halfway through September thing I‘m doing okay. I‘ve been getting so many good fruits and vegetables from my green grocer this month it would be hard to mess up my eating. 12mo
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wanderinglynn @Bookwormjillk awesome! 🙌🏻🎉 12mo
julesG Weird month so far. My MS is hiccuping now and then making exercise hard. But I'm trying to do as much yoga as I can. 12mo
wanderinglynn @julesG 🙌🏻 💜 12mo
bthegood so far so good - thx for checking and hosting 😊 12mo
wanderinglynn @bthegood yay! 🙌🏻 12mo
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April has flown by - and I'm not quite ready for May! 😳 But here we are! Are you ready for #BFC21 Month 5?!

How did April go? Share your successes & challenges.

April was a so-so month for me. So getting back on track for May:
* Fit Camp M/W/F
* row 3 days a week
* work more on nutrition
* #bookspin bingo

Let me know if you want to be added or removed from #BFC21 posts. And as always, your posts are optional. 🙌

ishan0986 Hey. Thank you so much for tagging. Last couple of months were too stressing for me. May brings a little respite and would enable me to work on my self. Will update more about my joruney this month. 1y
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wanderinglynn @ishan0986 💚 I hope you are able to find some peace. 1y
bthegood thx and it sounds like your April was like mine - so/so. My fitness goals met, reading not - but thats okay - posted for this month - 6 books and workout 4x a week - have a good day. (edited) 1y
Crazeedi I'll be posting an update t 1y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I completely fell off the wagon for April. 🤦‍♀️ I‘ve not been keeping up with really any of my goals. Working out sporadically but mostly meeting my calorie count, so I guess it‘s not a huge fail... I did get a BookSpinBingo this past month too. 👍 1y
Roary47 I‘m going to need to scale back to 8k. I‘d like to do a quick exercise a day and clean my face daily. Hopefully, this month will be more successful. 1y
wanderinglynn @bthegood you‘re doing great! 🙌🏻 1y
wanderinglynn @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm you‘re making great progress! 🙌🏻 1y
Andrew65 Where did April go. Exercise time struggled during April. 🙈🥺 1y
maich April was good but not great. So much work around our house and garden, we also cleaned our summer house...I was a little tired to excercise. Didn't read so much only listening audiobooks on Scribd. 😓😖 Hope May will be better. 1y
wanderinglynn @Andrew65 I feel the same way. I also struggled with exercise time. But that‘s okay. Life happens. Reset & refocus for May! 🙌🏻 1y
wanderinglynn @maich sounds like you got enough exercise through home & garden work! 💜 1y
maich @wanderinglynn I had😂😂 1y
PerksOfBeingABookworm I need at least another month with the flossing fitness challenge. I still hate doing it and I don‘t do it when I‘m too tired because I‘m so slow. I‘ll be busy with finals the first two weeks of May, but I‘m hoping to finish my current audiobook and read at least 2 BOTM backlogs. Once I‘m into summer, I‘ll start making bigger reading goals. Good luck with your fitness goals Lynn! 1y
wanderinglynn Thanks @PerksOfBeingABookworm ☺️ And good luck with finals! 1y
Andrew65 @wanderinglynn Thanks, aiming to. 1y
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Team #BFC21 Are you ready for April? How did March go?

Despite two weeks of work travel, I kept working on my goals in some form. But I did cave & had 3 sodas while I was gone. But I'm back at home and looking at a new month!

My goals for April:
* attend fit camp
* use my new rower 3 days/week
* Walk (to Mordor) 3 days/week
* Yoga 1 day/week
* NO soda
* refocus on nutrition

How are you doing? Celebrate what you accomplish! 🎉

wanderinglynn Let me know if you want to be added or removed from the #BFC21 list. | Our Slack channel: https://join.slack.com/t/bfc21/shared_invite/zt-kmqi94ae-ZAnk2wPUmJWiIKZbuQDGDw (edited) 1y
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Chrissyreadit What is this walk to mordor? 1y
Roary47 Well, this month was not good for fitness. However, my stresses have been lessening. I would like to try to get the 9k steps again and get better at monitoring my food intake on Fitbit. I‘m going to cycle at least twice a week. 1y
wanderinglynn @Roary47 glad to hear your stressors are lessening. Reset and refocus for April. 👍🏻 You got this! 🙌🏻 1y
wanderinglynn @Chrissyreadit I tagged you on another post about it. 😀 1y
julesG I managed to get to my book goals. 😜 I'll post my chart later. 1y
KathyWheeler I‘ve not done badly this month. I‘m thinking about April goals. I hurt my back on Sunday, so that may have an impact on what I can do. I‘ll see. 1y
wanderinglynn @KathyWheeler oh no! I hope it‘s not too serious. So maybe your April goal involves rest and recovery. 💚 1y
KathyWheeler @wanderinglynn that might have to be it. I hope not! 1y
bthegood So hard to stay focused when traveling, good job ! Reached goals, posting April goals today, I've been pretty realistic in my goals, not too challenging but keep me on track😊 1y
wanderinglynn @bthegood awesome! 🙌🏻 realistic goals are the best kind. It keeps you motivated to go on. 👍🏻 1y
Crazeedi I'll post an update, I've gotten to go out and walk! My reading is going great. Journaling was not very good this month. Way to go Lynn! Sounds like a good month for you 1y
AbigailJaneBlog Which app do you use to walk to Mordor? March has been fine for me but I'm approaching my MA deadlines this month so my goals will be very education focused! 1y
PerksOfBeingABookworm I didn‘t meet my March reading goal, so I‘m going to switch formats and say that I want to read 2-3 audiobooks in April. I think I have drinking 2 glasses of water down as a habit. So for April, I‘m thinking my fitness goal will be flossing my teeth every night. I hate flossing, but I hate the dentist more. 1y
wanderinglynn @Crazeedi thanks! Sounds like you too had a good month. 🙌🏻 1y
wanderinglynn @AbigailJaneBlog the app is called Walk to Mordor (https://walktomordor.com) Good luck on your MA! 🎉 1y
wanderinglynn @PerksOfBeingABookworm way to go! 🙌🏻 And great goal for April. 1y
Andrew65 Great goals, still thinking on mine. 1y
AbigailJaneBlog @wanderinglynn thank you! Good luck simply walking to Mordor! 1y
maich Half of the March was great. But other half was bad for me. I had a flu and also was in a reading slump. 1y
PerksOfBeingABookworm Thank you! Good luck on your goals! Walking to Mordor sounds like a really awesome motivation to walk each week. I hope April is a good month for you. 1y
Deblovestoread You‘re doing great! Me not so much but am setting small goals and looking at April as a fresh start. 1y
wanderinglynn @Kdgordon88 resetting is sometimes the best approach. Hang in there! You got this! 🙌🏻 1y
kspenmoll Rejoining to get myself moving. 1y
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Fitbit says I logged a little over 37K steps from Monday to Sunday. Considering that I was on zoom 4-6 hours each workday, that‘s better than I expected. I finished two books yesterday, bringing my to eight for the year and on track for my goal.

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2y
rockpools Good going! Zoom does NOT help the step count 😐 2y
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My goals for January:

-read 7 books (I read 6)
-read 1-2 chapters of These Truths ✅
-walk 40K steps per week (I got 39,500 last week)
-do 1-2 state park hikes ✅
-clear off at least one movie from the DVR ❌

I will keep the same goals for February, except that I think the DVR is a lost cause until hubby is back to work more regularly. I‘ll also add some tasks for Lent which starts this month.


wanderinglynn Awesome job! 🙌🏻 2y
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I read 6 books for my goal of 4 so that was nice, reduced my Tea Intake to 2 cups a day.
My Goals for Feb are -
1 Read atleast 5 books
2 Score a bingo on #bookspinbingo
3 Reduce soda to just once a week
4 Exercise daily.
Thanks for hosting @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And great goals for February! 2y
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#BFC21 January Wrap-Up:

1,535/1,250 active minutes 💪🏼
8/8 books read 🙌🏽 📖

February goals:
💫 My active minutes goals is cumulative. By the end of Feb, I hope for 2,500 total minutes (totals of Jan &Feb)
💫 Lowering my book goal to 6 books read, since it will be a short and crazy busy month.

wanderinglynn Awesome month! 🎉 And great goals for February. 2y
alisiakae @wanderinglynn Thank you! I‘m excited that I already have a head start on my fitness goal 😃 2y
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Mostly met my January #BFC21 goals! Didn‘t get a #bookspinbingo blackout, but I came close. I also stuck with my Bible reading every. single. day.
February goals:
📚 Stick with the #bookspinbingo blackout
🏋🏼‍♀️ Stick with Bible reading, drink two full water bottles every day (80 oz total), and get at least halfway to Encounter with Black Rider for #walktomordor

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! What a great month!!! Also, tell me more about your Walk to Mordor?? I need some walking inspiration!! 2y
Cinfhen Awesome month ❣️❣️❣️ 2y
Hestapleton @TheAromaofBooks it‘s an app I found out about from @FantasyChick ! It breaks down the walk to Mordor (1,932 miles) into milestones based on the books! It‘s delightfully nerdy and perfect motivation! You can follow me at @hestapleton (with the @)! 2y
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FantasyChick Yay! Awesome goal! I'm hoping to meet the Rider in Feb, weather permitting. @TheAromaofBooks stalk my page! I think I'm going to repost the challenge since I'm seeing some interest. It's going to be so much fun 😄 2y
TheAromaofBooks @Hestapleton @FantasyChick - Oh my gosh how fun! I am definitely going to look into this!! 2y
Clare-Dragonfly Ooh, I‘m using the Walk to Mordor app too! I just followed you! I think my username is Clare-Dragonfly but I can‘t find it in the app to be sure. 2y
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 and what a fun way to get your miles in. 2y
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#BFC21 Month one done!
Work‘s been exhausting week so I fell off my goals this last week but I‘m being gentle with myself and adapting.
Feb goals:
🌟 Movement and meditation daily (cont from Jan)
🌟 Finish Jan and Feb #TBRDeckOfCards books (list in comments)
🌟No late night snacking!
🌟Try a new/different veggie or fruit every week

mcipher #TBRDeckOfCards books from Jan: red font in cover - (edited) 2y
mcipher Finishing today: green cover - (edited) 2y
mcipher Animal in title - (edited) 2y
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mcipher Finished: random pick - (edited) 2y
mcipher For Feb: Love in title - 2y
mcipher Finished already: 2nd book on series - 2y
mcipher About food - I have to change this since it‘s not out til May but for now it‘s (edited) 2y
AprilMae Recommendation for fruit/veggies to try if you haven't: yellow kiwi, rambutan (sp?), jackfruit, parsnips, kumquat or dragonfruit!!! These are fairly easy to locate and are yum/fun to try 2y
mcipher @AprilMae I love yellow kiwis and i have a parsnip in my fridge for this week! I‘ve had them but not for years. Kumquat, rambutan, and jackfruit are now on my list - thanks 😊 I‘m not a big dragonfruit fan even though they are so pretty. 2y
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 2y
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📚 Read at least 1 book from my BOTM pile that I keep adding to but not decreasing 🤦‍♀️ No purchasing any books to cut down a little on my Mount TBR.
🧘‍♀️ Work harder on Mobility and making it a priority. Having issues with a shoulder and hip flexor.
🥗 Cutting cheat meals down from 2-3 down to 1. I was on a roll and left over pizza has happened over the past couple of weeks.

rockpools Good luck! 2y
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 2y
mcipher Sharing a yoga practice for shoulders I did this week and loved!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOgcb9QhqEQ 2y
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Month 1 of our year-long #BFC21 is almost done! Are you ready for February?

I finished January strong by closing my move ring and stand ring 7 days in a row! 🎉 I also made it the whole month with NO soda! 🙌

My February goals:
* get a #bookspin bingo
* continue with winter fit camp & sign up for spring fit camp
* add a yoga session 1-time per week
* still no soda + no added sugar

Okay Team #BFC21, YOU GOT THIS!

wanderinglynn If you're joining for the first time and want to be tagged in all #BFC21 posts, please let me know! Conversely, if you no longer want to be tagged, please also let me know. 🙂 2y
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wanderinglynn Optional Slack group: https://bit.ly/3pBKYRx 2y
DebbieGrillo How hard was it to kick the soda habit? Did you substitute with something other than water? I need to kick my crystal light habit. 2y
megnews I am not doing a post for my goals but confusing with my water goal, decreased soda, and monthly massage. I ran into personal and family health problems this month that have taken a lot of time and drained my energy. Appointments continue into February and then I‘m hoping to get back on track in March. 2y
rockpools Yay! Fantastic job - and I‘m so impressed by the fit camps. What‘s a move ring and a stand ring, though? 2y
BookwormM @DebbieGrillo I kicked Pepsi Max replaced it with fruit flavoured sparkling water 2y
BookwormM Well done with your goals 2y
wanderinglynn @DebbieGrillo it was tough the first couple of weeks. I do allow myself a sweet tea every once in a while. But mainly stick to coffee, hot tea, & water. 2y
wanderinglynn @megnews 💜 I hope things get back on track for you soon. 2y
wanderinglynn @rockpools it‘s part of the Apple Watch fitness. There‘s 3 rings—move (basically calories burned), stand (stand up every hour), and fitness minutes (get that heart rate up). 2y
eeclayton @rockpools I was going to ask about the rings too. @wanderinglynn Congrats on your January results! 🤘 2y
OriginalCyn620 Great job for January and nice goals for February! I‘ll post mine later today. 😊 2y
Allylu Nice work! I‘m good on the no soda, I drink water, coffee and tea, but I need to work on the “no added sugar”. 2y
wanderinglynn @Allylu thanks! I‘m a chocolate addict, so this will be a tough month. 2y
Allylu @wanderinglynn I have discovered I am addicted to candy! If it‘s in the house, I will find it. My family loves their cookies, so not eating them is hard too. 2y
bthegood I will post goals today - love this challenge - thank you - (chapters per day and steps next month) - 2y
Bookwormjillk Great job! I‘ll post goals later today. 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Way to go!! I know how difficult it can be to cut soda out completely like that, so I applaud you! ❤️ 👏 2y
coffees Not sure what those rings are but woot!!! Congrats on the accomplishments 🥳🥳 I know dropping soda and sugars is tough!! You can keep it up!!! 2y
wanderinglynn @crimson613 the rings are part of the Apple Watch fitness. 2y
britt_brooke Nice work cutting out soda. That‘s hard!! I met all my goals this week. 📚💪🏻 Overall, it was a good month. 🙌🏻 2y
GreenGrl87 Nice work! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 2y
Daisey Great job on your goals! 🎉 I plan to post my month in review and updated goals later today. 2y
guinsgirlreads Great job!! 💕 2y
jb72 Great job! I gave up soda over a year ago. 2y
TK-421 Good job! 🙌👏👏👏 2y
Crazeedi Congrats on a great month Lynn! I have to post my goals achieved and next month!! 2y
KVanRead Congrats and thanks for hosting. 🎉🙌🏽🎉🙌🏽 2y
Deblovestoread Well done! 2y
BookishBelle Great job!! 😊🎉 2y
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2y
Read4life Keep it up! You‘re rocking it! 2y
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Four books read in January
39,508 steps Monday to Sunday
Walked around a lake in a state park

wanderinglynn Way to go 🙌🏻 2y
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#BFC21 January Update:

✅ 1,277/1,250 Done!
📚 7/8 books read

I did not do so well for dry January, fell off after the Capitol insurrection, but not a total wash. I‘ve only had 3 glasses of 🍷 this month (2 were on the 6th 😩)

TheKidUpstairs I feel like radical racists storming the Capitol gives anyone a free pass for a glass of wine during Dry January. 2y
vivastory Yup👆👏🍷🍷 2y
alisiakae @TheKidUpstairs @vivastory Yep! Definitely giving myself a pass ☺️ 2y
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vivastory We all deserve it for making it through the past 4 years! 2y
wanderinglynn Totally agree with @TheKidUpstairs. It‘s amazing we‘re all not raging alcoholics after the last 4 years. But you had a great month! 🙌🏻 Great job! 2y
Amiable I feel like you deserve extra kudos for drinking ONLY two glasses on Jan. 6. 😖 2y
BookishBelle Great job! If I could drink without being in pain, I definitely would have joined you! 2y
bnp Congratulations! 3 glasses over 24 days is pretty good! 2y
alisiakae @bnp I‘m not a big drinker to begin with, so not a huge achievement 😜 2y
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#BFC21 progress for January to date

Books: 5 (planned 4 for the month)

Steps: average 16k per day (planned 15k per day)

Track food: 6 days out of 23 🤦‍♀️. All 6 have been this week, though, so I am making progress of a fashion. Still over my 2,000 calorie target most days but I am planning food better to rescue that without feeling like I‘m depriving myself, so again, I feel that I‘m moving in the right direction.


wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Great progress! 2y
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The past 2 weeks have been filled with too much stress/not enough sleep & I have made basically no progress on my goals (except reading). I‘m definitely continuing with #BFC21 in Feb, but I think for my goals will change some. My new goals are:
1. Read 2 books on the yoga sutras recommend by my yoga teacher
2. Finish the 21 day pose a day yoga program I started & abandoned in Jan
3. Daily meditation
4. No screen time the 1st or last hr of the day

Gissy Read is a therapy so it is healthy to choose our books in accordance of daily circumstances📚❤️❤️❤️ 2y
wanderinglynn Definitely take some time for self-care. And those are great goals for Feb! So glad you‘re continuing on with us in Feb. 2y
BookishBelle I think that just the fact that you still have your eye on your goals when you‘re so stressed is progress. Hang in there! 2y
IndoorDame @BookishBelle thank you!! 2y
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My updates:
I‘m 5 of 7 books complete so I need to finish 2 this week. 🤓
Nutrition is going great and I‘m down a lb. with ramping up my running I‘ve had to add some carbs to make sure I have energy to burn.
I worked on mobility 1 day and this next week I‘m hoping to get 2 days in. I‘m taking a rest day today due to having 2 new zoom classes to my schedule. Lots of 2 a days
Positive thinking is going well. Not as much negative self talk! 😀

eanderson Definitely assessing my goals for February and adding a rest day each week is a priority. 2y
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And glad you‘re continuing on with us in Feb! 2y
bnp Congratulations on your nutrition & weight success! 2y
Crazeedi Sounds like you are doing a great job, good for you 💕 2y
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#BFC21 #Jan2021 #Feb2021 #Goals

January 2021 Goals
Ride Exercise Bike - 1 hr per day - doing 1/2 hr per day
Read 25 Books per month - Read 12 so far
Move my bookshelves - 1 more bookshelf left to move

Adaptable February 2021 Goals
Ride exercise bike - 1/2 hr per day
Read 20 books per month - achievable goal
Move bookshelves back after room is painted

bnp Wow! Congratulations on the bookshelf move & painting. 2y
EadieB @bnp Thanks! Not a fun job! 2y
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Great job! 2y
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Here‘s my BFC21 January check-in...
Goals: daily movement and meditation, reading my own shelves more.
Movement: slowly making my way thru my “21 day” Pilates challenge - I‘m not doing it every day but I‘m still noticing strength gains! I‘ve walked or practiced yoga or most days in addition to Pilates (or instead of!), only missed one day.
Meditation daily ✔️ (rec Medito app, I like it!)
Books off my shelf: 1 done, 2 in progress

mcipher I‘ve also been weighing myself relatively consistently, drinking more water, and starting most days with a healthy breakfast (my nutritionist goals from December continuing on) 👍 2y
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2y
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Staying pretty on track with goals.

💪 Five workouts this week
💪 Still averaging 25 Pushups a day
📗Fallen a little behind on reading goals, but still better than last year.

Feb goals will be: read 10 minutes every day, five workouts a week, increase water and protein intake.

@wanderinglynn #BFC21

wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 Way to go. And good goals for February. I like that you‘re building on what you‘ve already started. 👍🏻 2y
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My progress:
1. No soda ✅🎉
2. Survive winter fit camp ✅ so far so good
3. Plank challenge 🚫 gave this up for goal 2
4. Use head space 👎🏻 started okay but didn‘t stick with it—moving to Feb goals
5. #bookspin bingo 🤷🏼‍♀️ probably not but did finish the bookspin book 🎉

How are you doing? Celebrate your successes.

For those continuing on in Feb, this is a good time to start thinking about Feb goals. Want to join #BFC21? Just comment below!

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CocoReads I‘ll be in for feb. hopefully with less brain scatter and more progress. Progress for me has been pretty much non existent as work continues to be crazy but today I did manage a workout and just got done stretching, which felt amazing. I‘ve made decent progress in reading. I‘ve read 9/10 books for the month, so I may exceed the reading goal. 😁 going to give feb goals some thought 2y
LauraRenae Ive been doing great with reading and my yoga goal. I plan on trying for yoga every day for the year 🤞🏻 So that one will continue in February. I haven‘t made my weight goal but I‘m trying to tell myself that I‘m gaining muscle. 2y
Chrissyreadit Nice job!!! What was the fitness program you follow?I will post tomorrow ❤️ 2y
wanderinglynn @CocoReads with a crazy work schedule, I‘d recommend you focus on self-care. 💚 Great job on the reading goal. 🙌🏻 Glad you‘re continuing on with us! (edited) 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Great job! ❤️ Did you dislike Headspace? I‘ve been thinking of trying it out, but didn‘t know if it was worth the download. 😅 2y
wanderinglynn @LauraRenae great job! 🙌🏻 and I agree—don‘t focus too hard on the number on the scale. It doesn‘t tell the whole story. Glad you‘re continuing on with us in Feb! 2y
wanderinglynn @Chrissyreadit Winter Fit Camp is an in-person fitness program through the base gym. It‘s a high intensity interval program. I need an in-person class or otherwise I find excuses not to do it. 😉 2y
wanderinglynn @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm no, I love Headspace. I‘ve used it before. The problem is me. I haven‘t found a consistent daily time to do it and that‘s all on me. So I‘ll try again in Feb. 2y
Chrissyreadit @wanderinglynn I‘m so jealous I loved working out on base when I was younger... so many cute marines 😍😍😍😍 2y
Daisey My goals are going well! I actually think I‘m only longest ever winter streak for 10,000 steps a day thanks to the accountability of BFC. 2y
wanderinglynn @Chrissyreadit 😆 if I were 15 years younger . . . Now the young marines just exhaust me. 2y
wanderinglynn @Daisey awesome! 🙌🏻 Way to go! 🎉 2y
NovelGirl82 I‘ve been hitting my workout goal of 4-5 workouts/wk. That will continue to be my goal into February. I finished one of the hardcover books that I was reading and one of the audiobooks. Hopefully I‘ll get the other audiobook finished this week! Grad school and work are insane, so I‘m going to set my goal at 3 books in any format for February. 2y
wanderinglynn @NovelGirl82 way to go! 🙌🏻 Glad you‘re continuing on with us in Feb. 2y
Chrissyreadit @wanderinglynn the older ones exhaust me too. 🤣 2y
rabbitprincess Haven‘t settled on a new fitness goal yet but achieved both my book goals! 2y
wanderinglynn @rabbitprincess way to go! 🙌🏻 As for fitness goals, sometimes it‘s good to start small. 2y
marleed Fitness is on track. I‘m also doing a decent job of being more intentional with each book I read. New thing - after I post about a book I read the entire Litsy feed for that book. It‘s been fun and helps me think about my own feelings esp when it differs from other posts. 2y
KathyWheeler I‘ll be continuing in February. 2y
RainyDayReading I‘ve gone walking almost every day for the last week or two, which is more than I‘ve done for a long time. Mental health still isn‘t great mostly because of school but still plodding along. I‘m making an effort to snack on healthy things and to do some extra movement if I have a cookie rather than trying to cut stuff out entirely. We‘ll see how February goes 🤞🏻 2y
wanderinglynn @KathyWheeler yay! 🙌🏻 2y
wanderinglynn @marleed way to go! 🙌🏻 2y
wanderinglynn @RainyDayReading way to go! 🙌🏻 sounds like you‘re making great progress and have good plans. 2y
julesG Great week, Lynn! I'll post my "stats" later. And I'll definitely continue in February. 2y
wanderinglynn @julesG 🙌🏻 Glad to hear you‘re continuing on in Feb! 2y
robinb January has not gone as planned for me. 😟 But I will work on some (hopefully) more manageable goals for February and hope for better days. 2y
wanderinglynn @robinb Ah, life happens sometimes. But so glad you‘re continuing on with us in Feb. 🙌🏻 2y
Hufflepuffle I have had success with drink more water and cutting down on drinking fizzy drinks. Yoga is going well but haven‘t done as well as I hoped due to an illness mid month. Excited to keep working on it though. Book goals have gone okish. Really looking forward to amending and progressing my goals for February though! 2y
wanderinglynn @Hufflepuffle way to go! 🙌🏻 And glad you‘re continuing on with us in Feb! 2y
Roary47 I‘m doing good on my inspirational reading goal. I‘ve caught myself smiling more. Been doing 8k steps better this week and getting at least 10 minutes of active time. 2y
OriginalCyn620 Awesome on the no soda thing! I don‘t drink a lot of soda but sometimes I do need a Diet Coke! I tried Headspace once but didn‘t love it either. Now I meditate with my Fitbit. Like it a lot better! I‘m gonna post an update soon. 2y
bthegood I have reached my goals (6 books read and 5000 steps a day for at least 21 days) - so for February my goals will change - I am increasing steps every month (starting low due to weather in the midwest and limited indoor opportunities ) until I get to 10,000 - not sure what new book challenge will be - thx, I really love the motivation and ability to change it up each month (a year long goal of one thing seems like something I might not stick to). (edited) 2y
wanderinglynn @Roary47 great job! 🙌🏻 2y
wanderinglynn @OriginalCyn620 oh I like headspace, I just haven‘t found the right time of day to consistently meditate. 2y
wanderinglynn @bthegood great job! 🙌🏻 And glad you‘re continuing on with us in Feb! 2y
TheAromaofBooks I've accomplished my reading goals for the month (two nonfiction books) but am wrestling with my exercise - I'm really having trouble getting into a groove of actually putting on my coat and going for a walk every day! 2y
britt_brooke Nice work, Lynn! 🙌🏻 I reached all my goals this week, and even exceeded a couple. Thanks for the extra motivation! (edited) 2y
wanderinglynn @TheAromaofBooks it is tough, especially this time of year. Keep at it. You got this! 🙌🏻 2y
wanderinglynn @britt_brooke way to go! 🙌🏻 2y
kspenmoll I reached some if my goals in reading, below goal in miles walking each week, water drinking going well, yoga daily but not tried meditation yet. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Thank you, Lynn!!!! 2y
wanderinglynn @kspenmoll way to go! 🙌🏻 It‘s good to get one or two goals started and then add more once those are set. You‘re doing great! 2y
maich This week wasn't my favourite. Will try better next week. Didn't exercise only walking. Read more that 5books this month ✔ Still need to write some reviews. Hope will catch this in last week 2y
wanderinglynn @maich sometimes life happens. Walking is still great progress. 🙌🏻 2y
Airykah13 So far so good! I‘ve read 6 books so far and have been exercising regularly 2y
wanderinglynn @Airykah13 way to go! 🙌🏻 2y
Airykah13 @wanderinglynn Spanish is going ok too. Had to look at what my third goal was, lol 2y
maich @wanderinglynn Thank you for support❤ 2y
Crazeedi Great job Lynn!! I'll post later today how I did! 2y
wanderinglynn @Crazeedi thanks Di! 😘 2y
wordslinger42 You're doing so great!! I've been doing great on all fronts, except for yoga 😊 That really hasn't fit with my schedule this month, so I decided to let it go until February! 2y
wanderinglynn @wordslinger42 great job! 🙌🏻 2y
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Here is my #BFC21 week two check in.

I actually hit my head with a sandbag in a workout early in the week, hence my headaches. I have a concussion history so had to take it easy.

Also, what app does everyone use to do the gorgeous collages for their posts? I can't seem to figure it out. I'm on Android.


wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Focusing on self care is the most important thing. 💚 As to your question, I use Pic Collage. I think a lot of us use that. 2y
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wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2y
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#BFC21 Week 1 wrap-up

📚I bailed on 2 books, so not dwelling on books I‘m not enjoying: ✔️ but I did take on ANOTHER reading challenge...
🧘🏼‍♀️ I‘ve been meditating every day! The first few days were torture, but I‘ve started to look forward to it again.
🧘I only managed to practice yoga once, which does nothing for my habit forming goal. So I‘m switching to a 21 day, 1 pose a day series. I can always do a longer class too on days I‘m inspired.

IndoorDame 🤳I did not manage my technology “lite” day this week. This will definitely be the hardest of my goals. I‘ll try again next week though 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
wanderinglynn Good job! And way to adapt your goal. 🙌🏻 2y
eanderson I love yoga! It‘s so good for the body. I used to hate downward dog and now I find peace in that pose. 2y
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My first goal is to read 7 books this month and I‘ve completed 2! 😀
My nutrition is getting back on point. I‘m feeling good about it outside of eating some of the candy that I have this week.
I haven‘t done any yoga or mobility work this week so I need to step it up!
Positive thinking has been hard when so much negativity has been everywhere. I‘ve been working on stopping the train and correcting myself.

Crazeedi Sounds like you have done well this week. And adjusted where you needed to!(I have to do the same)👏👏🎉 2y
eanderson @Crazeedi thank you! Outside of the candy I‘d call it a successful week. You‘d think after so many Christmas‘s over the years and knowing that it‘s a vice that I‘d try to stay away from it but nope. It‘s lesson I‘m still learning at 33 years old. 🤦‍♀️ 2y
wanderinglynn Fantastic week! 🙌🏻🎉 And given the craziness of the week, candy is understandable. I had quite a bit this week. 😉 2y
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Crazeedi @eanderson it a lesson you'll still be learning at 63! Lol😉 2y
eanderson @Crazeedi lol! This somehow makes me feel happy... maybe because I am definitely not alone in it? Life is too short to completely ditch on candy, right? My answer to everything... life is too short! 🤣 2y
Crazeedi @eanderson that is the truth!!! Candy helps soothe the soul 2y
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I'm making slow progress on both goals. Kinda easing into things (and recovering from an icy tumble downstairs).

I've been reading 3 different books. I'll need to focus on one til it's done.


#BFC2021 #BFC2022Week1

Crazeedi I'm reading 3 books too, I rarely do this! It's so not me, I think I'm just going to read each one now to the end. The buddy reads are great, but I have a hard time stopping and starting 2y
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🎉 You are making progress and that‘s what matters. One step at a time. Start slow and gradually build. 🙌🏻 2y
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Was pretty consistent on my goals this week. Still not working on my mobility though. Need to get on track with that... And my nutrition coach wants me to add cardio in twice a week to get off this plateau I've hit. So it looks like I will be increasing my workout goal to five times a week.


wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Great week! 2y
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Never too late to join #BFC21!

This year, we‘re low-key. Focus on your goals (health/physical/nutritional/mental/spiritual + book) & we‘ll cheer you on!

A lot happened this week. Remember your team is here to support you.

My week:
* finished #bookspin book
* meditated 5 days
* plank challenge 9 days
* no soda

Let me know if I missed tagging you OR let me know if you prefer not to be tagged.

Slack is optional (link 👇🏻)

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GreenGrl87 Great progress! 2y
NovelGirl82 Way to go!! 2y
NovelGirl82 I made some progress on my audiobook and my hardback that I‘m wanting to finish, but not as much as I would like. I have gotten 4/5 workout days in. I‘ll workout tomorrow, too, so that will get my five days in. My migraine but a little kink in my plans, but hopefully next week will go a bit more smoothly on all fronts. Take care everyone! It‘s been a rough week all around! 2y
marleed I succeeded for week1 which makes me think I can reach 21 days! Yeah!! 2y
amber_ldsmom I‘m doing great on my reading goal, but falling flat on fitness. I‘m doing okay with planning meals, but haven‘t been sticking to the plan. 2y
wanderinglynn @NovelGirl82 🙌🏻 way to go! 2y
wanderinglynn @marleed way to go 🙌🏻 You got this! 2y
wanderinglynn @amber_ldsmom you‘re making progress & that‘s what counts. Life happens. Reassess your fitness goals and see if you can adapt them to work for you. 2y
britt_brooke Great week, Lynn! I‘m on track so far. 🙌🏻 2y
AmyK1 I‘ve finished 4 books, 3/3 workouts and 4/3 walks. Hoping to get a walk in tomorrow too. So far, so good. 2y
rabbitprincess Yay Lynn! I managed to get all five of my walks in and have been drawing every day. Hoping to pick up my spotlighted book next week to get one of my book goals done. 2y
RainyDayReading My week did not go anywhere near well. Been some weird version of sick all week and my mental health has kind of tanked. Think I‘m going to adjust my goal of working out an hour every day to just moving more throughout the day. Even 10 minutes of yoga I‘m counting as a win. We‘ll see how the rest of the weeks go. 2y
NovelGirl82 @marleed @britt_brooke @AmyK1 @rabbitprincess Way to go!! @amber_ldsmom You‘re doing great! Planning meals is difficult in itself. I struggle with that. A new week is coming. You‘ve got this! @RainyDayReading I hope that you‘re starting to feel better and are taking care of yourself mentally as well as physically. Make your fitness goals meet you where you are right now. You can always adjust later. Sending you love! 💚 2y
wanderinglynn @britt_brooke 🙌🏻 Way to go! 2y
wanderinglynn @AmyK1 great progress! 🙌🏻👏🏻 2y
wanderinglynn @rabbitprincess Great week! 🙌🏻 2y
britt_brooke @NovelGirl82 Thanks, sweet friend! Like you, I‘ll get in my 5th workout tomorrow. Keep up the good work. 🙌🏻 2y
wanderinglynn @RainyDayReading Being sick is tough. I hope you‘re feeling better. Adapting your goals is a good plan. One step, one day at a time. It‘s good to start slow and build up gradually. And maybe take some time for self-care for your mental health. 💚 2y
robinb Not such a great week for me goal-wise. I have been drinking more water and getting back into wearing my fitness watch. But the journaling every day hasn‘t taken off as I wanted it to, and I haven‘t added as many steps every day as I had hoped to. Hoping for better success next week. 2y
Roary47 I struggled to get my fitness goals, but met my uplift goals. It will get easier. Just the first week back to work. 2y
Chrissyreadit Congrats on no soda!!! 2y
jenniferw88 Missed 2 (possibly 3 - can't remember which is why I need my health #bujo!) injections. Finished my audiobook which was 31 hours long! Took all my magnesium and have had my Dad pick up the rest of my missing drugs. Only problem is that I can't track yet in my journal as I'm waiting on Etsy purchases! 2y
jenniferw88 Oh and finished another book too! 2y
wanderinglynn @robinb you have made great progress. 🎉 One step, one day at a time. Celebrate what you accomplished. Start small and build gradually. You‘ll get to where you want to be. 🙌🏻 2y
wanderinglynn @Roary47 great attitude! One step, one day at a time. You got this! 🙌🏻 2y
wanderinglynn @jenniferw88 great job! 🙌🏻 2y
robinb @wanderinglynn thanks Lynn, I appreciate your encouraging words! 🤗 2y
wanderinglynn @robinb that‘s what #bfc21 is all about. Support & encouragement. 💜 2y
eeclayton I'm mostly on track. I missed two days of activity and one day of journaling, but I'm glad about the successful days. Way to go everybody 🙌 2y
CocoReads Eh, I worked out once. Ate all of the things. Bailed on a book. It‘s not been a stellar week health wise but I‘m off for 2 days and am planning on trying to get back on track. Congrats to everyone who made progress! 2y
wanderinglynn @eeclayton 🙌🏻 Great job! 🎉 2y
wanderinglynn @CocoReads life happens. Celebrate that you did work out. Small steps are still progress. 💜 and this was a crazy week. Hope next week is better for you health wise. 2y
bthegood so far so good - getting books read and getting steps in - started small and working way up as year progresses - attainable goals :) thx for doing this! 2y
guinsgirlreads You had a good week! 👏🏻 2y
OriginalCyn620 Yay! You had a great week @wanderinglynn! I appreciate the check in and words of encouragement! 😊 I‘ll post my weekly update later today. 2y
eanderson Love it! No soda can be hard but you are doing great!!! 2y
AbigailJaneBlog Yay! You're doing awesome 2y
Allylu Finished two books and walked 5/7 days. I‘m also drinking more water. Yesterday I met my 64 oz./day goal. First time ever! I will work on getting more steps in this coming week. 2y
mom2bugnbee Thanks for the check-in, Lynn! I'm on track overall - need to increase my healthy cooking, but other than that, I'm pleased! 2y
wanderinglynn @bthegood great job! 2y
wanderinglynn @Allylu way to go! 2y
wanderinglynn @mom2bugnbee great progress! 2y
Blaire I‘ve stuck with my running plan, plank challenge, and yoga challenge. Good first week. 2y
ishan0986 So the first week came to an end and haven't done anything at all. My exams kept me so busy that I could not even read. But next week having some time off would try to catch up with everything. Though I did cut my tea to just twice a day. 2y
Andrew65 Okay this week didn‘t go well with lockdown! So much to deal with at school and ended up working every second available and more. Very little sleep, no time to exercise and I was into a nice routine, and unheard of for me no reading. Hopefully things will settle down this week. Told at 8 pm on Monday nights schools would shut at midnight, with no warning. 2y
BookishBelle Great job!! 🎉 I wouldn‘t mind being tagged, if you get a chance to add me. 😊 2y
wanderinglynn @Blaire great job! 2y
wanderinglynn @ishan0986 life happens. The important thing is not to quit. 🙌🏻 2y
wanderinglynn @Andrew65 what a frustrating & stressful week! Definitely take some time for self-care. I hope this week goes better for you. 💚 2y
wanderinglynn @BookishBelle added you! 👍🏻 2y
maich I finished 2 and a half books snd 1audiobook. Eating vitamins and fruits every day. Exercise twice, walking and stretching every day. 2y
katy4peas I would like to be added as well and tagged. Thank you! 😁 2y
audraelizabeth My reading goal hasnt been going great. Ive tracked my water intake all but 1 day this week and have definitely see a reduction in my language. I did fight my depression a couple days this week, i have found a little meditation and waking up and for the first 10 minutes thinking to myself I will have a good day has helped. 2y
Skygoddess1 I‘ve finished 2 books, abandoned 1. I worked out for 7 days in a row, a mixture of yoga, strength, HIIT and dance workouts. Took Ripley on 2 walks and meditates on 3 days. 2y
wanderinglynn @maich way to go! 2y
wanderinglynn @katy4peas added you! 👍🏻 2y
wanderinglynn @audraelizabeth it was a tough week. You made good progress despite the challenges, so celebrate them! And take some time for self care. 2y
audraelizabeth I have been. Thank you 2y
KVanRead I‘m so glad to be doing this and it‘s going so well on the fitness front - I joined a virtual studio and I‘m loving it! Only problem is that all my fitness/ wellness work it cutting into my reading time, so I‘m behind on that!🤷🏻‍♀️ The struggle for balance is real!😂 2y
wanderinglynn @KVanRead great week! Have you tried audiobooks? 2y
KVanRead @wanderinglynn Yes, love them and that‘s pretty much all of the reading I did this past week. Still reading, just not as voraciously as I devoted more time to classes and other things which is not really a bad thing all in all 2y
TheBookAddict I like that it‘s low key, but still motivating. This week I read 3.5 books (goal for the Month was 4 books...😆so I‘m doing great). I also did morning yoga 5 out of the 7 days🙌🏽🥳. I still need to work on doing something nice for myself everyday (it‘s harder than expected). I‘m still very happy with my progress. We had some not-so-great news this past week. It got to me for a day and then I made myself be positive and do what I could to help. 2y
wanderinglynn @TheBookAddict great job! 🙌🏻 Sorry to hear you got not good news. Take time for self care. 💚 2y
TheBookAddict @wanderinglynn thank you, I appreciate it. We found out that my in-laws tested positive for covid. My husband‘s parents, grandparents (from his mom‘s side), and our 1yo nephew. 😔it‘s sad to say that we saw it coming, but it‘s still scary and stressful especially since we live 10hrs away. We‘re doing what we can from here and trying to take care of ourselves as well. Thanks again. 💜 2y
wanderinglynn @TheBookAddict oh, I‘m so sorry to hear that. Thoughts & prayers. 💜🙏🏻 2y
TheBookAddict @wanderinglynn thank you. 💜 2y
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Today was core and cardio day! I didn‘t wanna...It‘s been a long week, y‘all! #BFC21

kspenmoll But you did it!!! 2y
wanderinglynn 🙌🏻🎉 2y
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Day 2 (chest and core) is done! I listened to some of my book while I was lifting. My stupid migraine keeps trying to make a comeback & I have to get some schoolwork done, so I didn‘t push it and do cardio after lifting today. #BFC21

wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 Hope your migraine goes completely away 💚 2y
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I started my new strength program today- a couple@of days later than planned thanks to a 2 day migraine. It‘s a lower level program than I‘ve been doing because my back is bugging & it‘s easier to replace lifts on. I can still lift pretty heavy on it, though 😊 #bfc21

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2y
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I actually walked 2.25 miles around our school building today but forgot to open the app.
I was sick from Sunday night Tuesday, so did not walk until today. It felt so good to my muscles!

eri.reads Good job! Hope you get to feeling better soon! 2y
wanderinglynn 🙌🏻 way to go! 2y
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Yesterday (Jan 3) I didn‘t have time to get on the stationary bike but I made up for it in steps at the grocery store & going up & down stairs with laundry! I‘ve been doing good tracking all my meals & my weight. Went over on calories yesterday but did better today. I‘m really enjoying The Archive of the Forgotten & Station Eleven is intriguing & eerily similar to 2020 😱 Overall, the last two days have been good 😊 #bfc22

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Great progress! 2y
rockpools Your doing great - I find tracking anything SO difficult - awesome progress. Keep going 😊 2y
TK-421 @rockpools Thanks! 2y
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Yesterday (Jan 2) was the first day I started tracking so I‘m calling it day 1 for #BFC21 month 1. Fitness: kept track of everything I ate, tested my blood sugar 4x, did 10 min on the stationary bike + got in some steps & stairs doing laundry & other housework. Reading: read a few chapters of Archive of the Forgotten & finished a chapter of Station Eleven. Even though I didn‘t quite hit my exercise goal, I‘m feeling good about the day!

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2y
Bookzombie Awesome!!
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I start new heavy weight program tomorrow, so I decided to do a body weight workout today and did a Pilates program off Tonal. Oof! I haven‘t done Pilates in a while and forgot how tough it can be, especially when your muscles are tight from lifting! I think I‘m going to spend most of the day doing laundry and some reading since I can‘t really start my classes until tomorrow. #BFC21

wanderinglynn 🙌🏻 awesome job! 2y
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#BFC21 #day2

Walked under a mile with my son today. Cherishing these walks.
Yoga- 15 min.
Reading- 1 hour
Not meditated yet.

wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 2y
cozypunk All your goals - yoga, walking, meditation, reading - are fantastic! 2y
LaraReads How wonderful! 🥳 2y
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Ncostell Nice job! It was a great day to get outside for some fresh air and exercise! 2y
kspenmoll @Ncostell In the high 40s when we walked. Tomorrow it might snow! 2y
kspenmoll @wanderinglynn @dandy.punk @LaraReads @Ncostell Appreciate your support! Thanks! 2y
NovelGirl82 Great job! 2y
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Fab idea ,will be lovely to have each other for encouragement!

Iv just signed up to #goodreads, so to keep me on track I need to be reading at least 6 books a month 📚

💦 Refill my water bottle 6 x a day
5/10 min morning and evening meditation ✨
Exercise at least 3x a week inc cardio (just signed up for a FREE 14 day yoga programme) 🧘‍♀️
A few caffeine free days 🤭
Daily Gratitude journal / Affirmations ❤️

Good Luck to all 🥰

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🎉 And Team BFC21 will be here to cheer you on. 2y
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I wasn‘t going to join this, but I see how I can support others in their goals. On the flip side I could really use encouragement. Not getting into too many details I‘m a kinship foster parent to my sisters 3 younger kids. I‘m battling 2 of them daily along with my strong willed 3 yo and add a newborn to that. I‘m overwhelmed and out of shape. So my goals daily. 1.)To exercise 15 minutes and 2.) Read a chapter of an uplifting book #BFC21

megnews Those sound like great goals for some self care. I‘ll be rooting you on. 2y
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🎉 And Team BFC21 will be here to cheer you on. 2y
NovelGirl82 We‘re here for you!! 2y
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I hope joining in with all the lovely Littens will help motivate and get me back on track this year. 🙂 #BFC21

January Goals:
📖Read 8 books
📖Read a printed book at least 1 hour a day
💧Drink more water
🍫No candy (does not include sugar-free gum)
📱Portion control/Track food
🐘Don‘t forget goals.

I‘m going to see if I can figure out how to use Slack, lol.

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🎉 And Team BFC21 will be here to cheer you on. 2y
britt_brooke Great goals! 🙌🏻 2y
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Winter is the toughest time for me to stick with fitness goals, so joining will be positive accountability for me.

1. Reading: 10 books from #BookSpin list this month
2. Physical: 10,000 steps daily
3. Spiritual: daily Bible/devotional reading


mom2bugnbee Oh! I'm going to check out that devotional! 2y
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🎉 And Team BFC21 will be here to cheer you on. 2y
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Daisey @mom2bugnbee I thought it was recommended here, but when I looked it up there were no posts so maybe it was a random Kindle daily deal purchase. I plan to post about once I get a few days in and see what I think. 2y
Daisey @wanderinglynn Thanks and looking forward to this! 2y
mom2bugnbee @Daisey Thank you! I look forward to your thoughts! 2y
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The new year fell on my core and cardio day, but it was also my 7th day of working out (including weights) in a row. I did my scheduled core workout & what would normally be a bit more than a cool down on the tread. I got about half an hour of my audiobook listened to, as well. The new year is off to a good start! #BFC21

britt_brooke Nicely done! 2y
rjsthumbelina Wow! Good job 👍 2y
wanderinglynn Awesome! 🙌🏻 2y
UwannaPublishme Way to go! 🙌🏻 2y
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I thought since we‘re not doing small teams or buddies this time, it might be nice to have an off-Litsy way to chat. So #BFC21 is now on Slack!


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Crazeedi Thanks Lynn! I have that app so I'll join in. Did 3 of 4 things today, walk was out as we had freezing rain all day, no way did I want to fall! 2y
KathyWheeler I downloaded the app and joined but I‘ve only tried to use it once before so I don‘t know what I‘m doing . 😄 2y
jb72 Do we have to use slack to stay in the challenge? 2y
wanderinglynn @Crazeedi awesome! 🙌🏻 2y
wanderinglynn @KathyWheeler it‘s okay. I really don‘t know what I‘m doing either on Slack. 😆 We‘ll muddle through together! 2y
throwmeabook Just signed up! 2y
wanderinglynn @jb72 Not at all! BFC21 is completely low-key and all about you. The slack thing is just an option for those who‘d like to communicate off-Litsy. 2y
jb72 @wanderinglynn ok thanks! I‘m working on whittling down my social media. 2y
maich I am familiar with the app. We used it for talking for Winter Games. Is easy to use. 2y
guinsgirlreads Awesome! 👍🏻👏🏻 2y
TheAromaofBooks Oh, what a fun idea!! Thanks for setting this up!! 2y
OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 😊 2y
alisiakae 🎉🙌🏽 2y
BookwormM I have joined no idea what I am doing 🤣🤣 2y
Andrew65 Thanks, but with work commitments will not have time to engage with the slack discussion. 2y
wanderinglynn @BookwormM no worries! A lot of us are learning how to use it. 2y
wanderinglynn @Andrew65 👍🏻 Slack is completely optional. Just an extra for those who want to communicate off-Litsy. 2y
kspenmoll Never used before but may try if I have time. 2y
coffees It says the link is no longer active? 🤔🤔🤔 2y
wanderinglynn @crimson613 check out my new #bfc21 post. It has a new link. (edited) 2y
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Ready to kick 2021 into high gear with the #bfc21 challenge! Here are some goals, that may need adjusting. But I‘ve already hit several of them today, thanks to a wonderful New Year‘s snow storm! ❄️☃️🙌🏻

7 hours/week audio listening
5 books/month
Close all 3 activity rings 21 days/month
3 liters of water daily
Monitor health 21 days/month
1 continuing ed/learning activity per week
Journal majority of days
Family night/activity twice weekly

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🎉 And Team BFC21 will be here to cheer you on. 2y
kspenmoll Great goals, especially water! 2y
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These are probably going to be my goals for the year. I didn‘t want to put a ton of pressure on myself #bfc2021

GreenGrl87 What a great backdrop picture! What language are you learning? 2y
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🎉 And Team BFC21 will be here to cheer you on. 2y
Airykah13 @GreenGrl87 Spanish 😃 2y
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GreenGrl87 @Airykah13 oh nice! One of my goals is to work on improving my fluency as well, lmk if you ever want to practicar! 2y
Airykah13 @GreenGrl87 awesome! I may take you up on that 2y
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 2y
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The first day and I feel as if I already failed. I'm heavily dependent on Coca-Cola. I get aggravated I need a Coke. Get allergies, I need a Coke. I need to do this for my health. I tried BFC before and failed miserably. But, I CAN DO 21 DAYS!!! SURELY!!!!

January Goals
1. I will have water at hand as I read. Currently, I probably drink 1 liter. Drink 16 oz of H2O.
2. Read 2 books/week.

#BFC21 @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🎉 But there is no failing in BFC. Life does happen, and so we adapt. And you certainly can‘t fail after only one day. 💜 Tomorrow is always a new day. So if we fall today, we get back up and try again tomorrow. You got this and we will be here to cheer you on. And if you only make it 10 days this month, then you try for 11 next month. One step, one day at a time. 🙌🏻 2y
Roary47 You got this! Just because your first day didn‘t go well just means try again today. Hang in there! 2y
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Glad to participate again! I will work on some goals and post them later #bfc21 @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn 🙌🏻🎉 2y
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#bfc21 #bookfitnesschallenge2021 #day1 #Ispy

I spied mushrooms on a tree stump and gnomes under a tree while walking today. 3/4 mile.
Stretching/yoga 15 min.
Reading about an hour.

Crazeedi We are in the midst of freezing rain, so my walk is kaput 😥 2y
wanderinglynn How fun! And what to start off strong! 🙌🏻 2y
kspenmoll @Crazeedi We are supposed to have snow mix here tonight into tomorrow. That‘s why i got out today!!! 2y
Crazeedi @kspenmoll good idea hope to get out tomorrow 2y
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I will take the plunge with #BFC21 in January!

Book goals: get 1 Bingo in BookSpinBingo, read 10% Happier
Fitness goals:
Physical: get out for a walk 5x/week
Mental: draw something every day this month

kspenmoll Let us know how your drawing goes. 🙌🏻 2y
rabbitprincess @kspenmoll Will do! I‘m using the drawing prompts at a site called Doodlewash—I found it in October and have been participating intermittently, so it will be good to keep that going 😊 2y
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🎉 And Team BFC21 will be here to cheer you on. 2y
rabbitprincess @wanderinglynn Thanks, Lynn! I especially need the push to get out walking. With our province in lockdown, the library is back to curbside pickup (no entering the branches) and I suspended all my holds rather than deal with that...but the library was my main reason to get out 😬 2y
wanderinglynn I feel ya. It‘s has been tough and will continue to be tough at least through the start of this year. We‘re all in the same boat. ❤️ But just keep walking. You got this. 🙌🏻 2y
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