Saturday, March 9, 2013

Fitbit Zip Update, Weekend Fun, and Weekly Meals

I finally reached my goal of 70,000 weekly steps. Here is my Fitbit weekly update report.

Fitbit

We all have been under the weather for several weeks, and I always fell short of my goal. While I walked 10,000 steps most days, I walked less on some days and therefore never reached 70,000 weekly steps.

I really love my Fitbit to keep track of how many steps I walk each day. It’s really motivating me to move more, and I often walk a bit more because I know I’m keeping track of my steps… It was definitely one of my best investments lately… Smile

In addition to my brisk daily walks, I currently take two barre classes per week and do two strength workouts at the gym per week. I feel it’s a good balance, and I really enjoy my walks. They are so good for my body and soul! I can’t wait to add some hikes to my routine soon and hopefully increase my steps and mileage significantly.

The kid got to bring home the “Kindergarten alien” for the weekend, and we are having fun taking him places:

Wuppi 1Wuppi 2
Wuppi 4Wuppi 5

This past week I made two recipes from cookbooks I am re-reading, and they both turned out great. I think I’ll make crepes more often! We also loved the slow cooker meatballs, and I am putting another recipe from the The 150 Healthiest Slow Cooker Recipes on Earth cookbook to the test this week.

Meal 1: Low-sugar BBQ pulled chicken thighs – from The 150 Healthiest Slow Cooker Recipes on Earth cookbook; carrot, cucumber, & celery sticks with avocado cream.
Meal 2: Salmon with lemon juice & dill; oven-roasted asparagus.
Meal 3: Easy pizza made with Trader Joe’s pizza dough, topped with sautéed onions and mushrooms and brie cheese; arugula salad with avocado dressing.
Meal 4: Carrot soup with black rice.
Meal 5: Leftovers.

Questions: What’s the highlight of your weekend? What’s on your menu this week? Do you keep track of how much you walk or run? If so, how?
 
Be well,
Andrea

23 comments:

  1. highlight of my weekend= going out with my girl! she rocks!!! :)

    menu for next week: salad with lentils, avocado, tempeh, egg and veggies.

    congrats on reaching +70000. I wish I had time to walk more.

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    1. Sounds like you are having a nice weekend! Your meals sound good!

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  2. I've been thinking about the Fitbit since we last spoke and I think I need to get one. I need to be taking more steps for sure!

    The kid is looking so, so big! So grown up!

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    1. I think you'd like the Fitbit!

      And, yes, the kid is getting way too big. I can't stop him... ;)

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  3. Your menu looks delicious as usual!

    I'm loving my FitBit Zip too! My walks are always a highlight of my week. The best part of my weekend has been having friends visit (they are even staying in the rv with us!!!) and I went off and landed a jump on my snowboard!!!

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    1. Glad you had a nice weekend with friends! I love all the snowboarding you are doing!

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  4. Yay for 70000+ steps! That sounds like a neat little device. I think I read about it once before on your blog, but I forgot to check it out.

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    1. Yes, the Fitbit is great to keep track of steps/miles. I don't even notice that I am wearing it, and it really made me aware to move more throughout the day.

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  5. Great job! I really want to get a fit bit. Although I do workout, I know that my regular daily steps are probably not at 10,000 a day. I sit at a desk a lot of the time.

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    1. After getting the Fitbit, I became much more aware of how much I am walking (or not).

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  6. What an adorable joy-of-your-life up there! Love the pics!

    :-) Marion

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  7. Great work, Andrea! Keeping track of your steps is a great way to get moving more, and I'm so happy that you're liking your Fitbit (it's going on my next Christmas list, I think ;) ).

    What are your barre classes like? Are they mostly for flexibility? I'm always looking for a new type of workout!

    Have a great week, Andrea! (P.S. Love the kindergarten alien!)

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    1. Barre classes combine yoga, Pilates, ballet, and orthopedic exercises. There are a lot of exercises that target the thighs (often at the barre), glutes, and abs. There are also push ups and other upper body exercises. It's an intense workout, but I always feel great after doing it. It has helped me with low back pain. If I take two barre classes a week, my low back pain is completely gone.

      I wrote about barre classes almost two years ago, if you are interested in more info: http://www.andreaswellnessnotes.com/search/label/Exercise?updated-max=2011-07-29T06:10:00-07:00&max-results=20&start=13&by-date=false

      Have a great week, too!

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  8. Good work! I do not keep track of how much steps I take but I do go to the gym a few days a week so I think that's good for me!

    Awesome meal choices by the way :)

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  9. Nicely done on keeping track of your steps. We had a sunny day on Saturday so we spent the day in the yard doing yard work... it was great.

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    1. I'm looking forward to working in the yard this week.

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  10. Love the little alien! Sounds like you've been busy...great things are happening =)

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    1. Yes, the alien is too cute! He went back to school today, and we miss him. :)

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  11. I don't track steps but I do hard core cardio during the week & weights so.. :) You rocked it!

    I went to ExpoWest so it was a great few days with lots of fun things to look at & eat! :)

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    1. Your cardio & weights workouts are truly inspiring!

      Glad you had a great time at ExpoWest!

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  12. I love Jonny Bowden and I had no idea he had a slow cooker book out! I think I know what my next cook book purchase will be.

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