#FitReaders Check-in 3

Posted January 16, 2015 by Kathy in Life Challenge / 10 Comments

#FitReaders is hosted by Geeky Bloggers Book Blog and That’s What I’m Talking About . This is a great way to motivate each other to get and stay moving!

This week I only exercised for 4 days.  Working overtime has gotten me really tired but I’ll be done with the extra hours this weekend.  Starting next week I’ll have more time and energy to exercise.  I also started using MyFitnessPal app again to count my calories.  This is a big help in watching what I eat.

Here is what I did last week:

  • Friday, 1/2 – rest
  • Saturday, 1/3 – rest
  • Sunday, 1/4 – 30 minute walking, 30 minute stationary bike
  • Monday, 1/5 – 30 minute walking dvd, 45 minute stationary bike
  • Tuesday, 1/6 – 45 minute stationary bike
  • Wednesday, 1/7 – rest
  • Thursday, 1/8 – 30 minute walking

I work for a healthcare provider and we are always sent emails with tips for living a healthy life.  I found this daily tip really interesting:

Living in the Blue Zone

Would you like to turn back your biological clock? Five designated pockets in the world, known as Blue Zones, seem to have done just that. The average Blue Zone dweller reaches the age of 100 at 10 times the rate of the rest of the world. The secret to health and longevity may lie in practicing these common Blue Zone eating habits:

  • Consume less.A typical Blue Zoner eats until they’re about 80 percent full. If it helps, use a smaller plate so portions don’t appear skimpy.
  • Veg out.Give plants much more real estate on your plate. Make a delicious carrot-ginger dressing and toss with fresh greens, blanched green beans, lightly steamed cauliflower, or any vegetable in your fridge. This Midas sauce transforms anything it touches into a sublime, golden experience.
  • Eat less meat and processed foods.Beans are a building block for many meals in Blue Zone communities. Throw a few ingredients into your crock pot tonight and greet yourself with the savory aroma of a hearty white bean and greens soup when you walk through the door.

No need to pack up and move — you can create your own Blue Zone right where you are.


How was your week?



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10 responses to “#FitReaders Check-in 3

    • Kathy

      I had stopped using it in November because I would keep forgetting to add my food. But it does help to track.

    • Kathy

      We love meat too and try to eat more veggies. It’s just hard to stay away from rice lol. Thanks!

  1. I rested a lot too this week and didn’t work out yesterday ): BUT I’m still keeping at it and plan to exercise later today. I had the same problem with time although I don’t work as hard as I’m sure you do (: You really did well especially with the bike. I really want to get on one or at least bike around since I see you using it all the time.
    The Blue Zone is basically everything I know I need to do and I do 1/3 of it. i don’t eat that much which I actually wish I should. I think smaller portions and snacks in between are key.

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    • Kathy

      Thanks Adriana! With work and kids it’s easy to run out of time. But it is getting better. We just have to keep trying! Thanks!