#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!
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
@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
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
#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.❤🐎
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!
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
#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
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.
Almost forgot to post goals for #BFCr4.
I forgot what I put for my book goal. Going with 10.
4 days exercise a week
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.
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
#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 email@example.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! 👍
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.
Ooo today is the last day to sign up for #BFCr4 !! Visit @wanderinglynn for the sign-up. My goals are:
🏃🏼♀️ 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?
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
Today‘s the last day to sign up: https://forms.gle/uAoYtmJEkWjwcZxx5
Check in with @wanderinglynn for more info!
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! 🥵
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
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:
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
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.)
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!! ❤️
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
#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
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
#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
🥵 stairclimber 1x + home stuff
Thank you, Lynn, for organizing! And #TeamLetsDoThis, you‘re a fab group & I‘m happy to have shared the last few weeks with you!
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 🙄.
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.
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!
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.
@AsYouWish, @ChasingOm, @dariazeoli, @Jerdencon, @kspenmoll, @Balibee146, @daena, @MatchlessMarie
#BFC #BookFitnessChallenge #BFCR3 #TeamFitLit
#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!
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.
#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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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).
#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
🥵 run 2x, stairclimber 1x, 2.5 hours yard work
Can‘t believe we‘re going into our last week already #TeamLetsDoThis !
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!👍
#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!
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.