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bnp
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I fell off the Litsy bandwagon this year, but want to hop back on with three goals for the month of December

1. Saline nose rinse every day
2. Move outside: a walk around the neighborhood or yardwork 3 days/week
3. Clear/clean a shelf, surface or drawer 2 days/week

This is the path in the park in my neighborhood

#BFC2022, #WanderingLyn

wanderinglynn I too fell off the #BFC wagon! Moving and house hunting took up all my bandwidth. Would you be interested in doing a new #BFC in the new year? 2mo
bnp @wanderinglyn - yes, I would definitely like to do this again. 2mo
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CBee
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Pickpick

Read this for #booked2022 #includesarecipe 😊
Great little book, I enjoyed it. So happy to see that the author is doing well these days after such an unexpected and traumatic health scare ♥️ Only side effect: made me wish I enjoyed cooking more at this point in my life 😂
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Chrissyreadit I often wish I enjoyed cooking. 6mo
CBee @Chrissyreadit I do too, all the time! I‘d love to bake cookies and cakes and all sorts of yummy food, but I‘m too tired 😂😂 6mo
Chrissyreadit @CBee same! I am happy when I do cook but it takes me all day between finding what I need and prepping, cooking and clean up. I‘m tired just thinking about it most of the time. 6mo
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CBee @Chrissyreadit and you‘re vegan, right? I can imagine that would make it harder 🤔 6mo
Prairiegirl_reading I love cooking but I haven‘t been doing as much as I used to. I‘m just too tired! I can‘t even meal plan anymore. 6mo
CBee @Prairiegirl_reading I totally understand! 6mo
Chrissyreadit @CBee yes vegan- but I suspect cooking is just not my forte. I wonder if it‘s because I finally realize I have ADHD- I burn a lot of food, can‘t remember where I put the can opener down Two seconds before, discover I forget to make sure I had one vital ingredient 😆🤷‍♀️ 6mo
CBee @Chrissyreadit oh! Yep, that‘s probably the reason. I think I have it too, or some form of it 🤔 6mo
Cinfhen I read this a few years back and loved it too!! I even made a few of the recipes!! BTW- very interesting regarding ADHD and following a recipe/cooking @Chrissyreadit I NEVER thought about that 6mo
CBee @Cinfhen I got to the part where she made a certain special cake and holy moly it was four pages of instructions 😂😳 6mo
Chrissyreadit @Cinfhen I‘ve always been teased about my scattered cooking skills, and this year realized I check all the boxes for ADHD, and have my entire life! Now I‘m trying to just make a meal plan- this has been my goal since the first round of #bfc and still can‘t! Sigh. 6mo
Cinfhen Yeah @CBee I only choose the 8 ingredients or less recipes 😉 6mo
CBee @Cinfhen definitely! After 8 or so my brain turns to mush 😂😂 6mo
Cinfhen It makes so much sense @Chrissyreadit Sorry it took so long to figure out what you‘re dealing with 💖 6mo
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Chrissyreadit
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#bfc2022 check in @wanderinglynn my number 1 support is still my #bfc group with @Mitch @MicrobeMom @Blaire @ElizaMarie @Crazeedi so does that make Litsy my fitness app? I also still LOVE the Balance app and recently began using Fitbit- switching from whoop. I love all the resources shared on Lynn‘s post too. Oh and audiobooks when walking.

Crazeedi It sure does!! A great 'fitness app' to my mind!!😘 8mo
Mitch Agreed - love our group is a trending app! 8mo
MicrobeMom Yay! Totally agree you are all the best support system and Litsy is one my fitness apps! ♥️♥️ 8mo
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KathyWheeler
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#BFC June mid-month question.
Top left: Walk To Mordor: a fun way to record walks (I use MapMyFitness for tracking)
Bottom left: Yoga Studio: free & fee. I use the free.
Top right: COVID Coach is a mediation & stress management app that the Department of Veterans Affairs released after everything closed for COVID. I like it.
Bottom right: panel from tagged book showing why I don‘t wear jumpsuits.
#BFC2022

Suet624 The yoga one might be something I‘m interested in. 8mo
KathyWheeler @Suet624 I really like it. 8mo
wanderinglynn 😆😆😆 the jumpsuit comic! 😂 Great app recommendations. 👍🏻 8mo
KathyWheeler @wanderinglynn 😄. I‘ve seen so many jumpsuits that I like, but I never get them and that‘s why. 8mo
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wanderinglynn
Suggestion | Illegal Art
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#BFC2022 - time for the June Mid-Month Q!

Remember we broadly define fitness as physical, mental, nutritional, or spiritual.

Mine is Future, which connects to a real life personal trainer. I‘ve used it for 2 weeks & love it! I met my trainer via FaceTime & we talked about my goals. Then he set up a program for me. Bonus, he sees if I complete the workout & I can give him feedback on it. It‘s the accountability I need.

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Chelseabillups30 What is the cost for this?!? It sounds like such a dream!! I wonder if I could find an adaptive PT on it?!? 8mo
PageShifter I don't use apps but I think it's important to find the best time of day to have your workout. For example for me it's almost impossible to find some energy to do them after 8PM. 8mo
wanderinglynn @Chelseabillups30 https://www.future.co - according to the FAQ, they work with injuries and special needs as long as you‘ve been cleared by your doctor to work out. It‘s $149 monthly. I have 2 1-month free passes. I‘m happy to share one with you. 8mo
wanderinglynn @PageShifter great tip! 👍🏻 8mo
bthegood I agree with @PageShifter finding the right time for workouts is important in order for me to be consistent and realistic - I work out in the morning usually (unless meeting friends for a walk)- if I am working out by myself I need to do it at a time when I am motivated/energetic - first thing means nothing else can get in the way! Thanks for helping me stay motivated @wanderinglynn - 8mo
Bookwormjillk The only thing I use is Fitbit. I like data. 8mo
Jerdencon I use my iwatch to track steps and exercise bike workout - and good ole Weight watchers app to track food and scan everything in the grocery store! 8mo
julesG To be honest, I've stopped tracking anything. It was freeing no longer having to worry about how I could get another 2k steps into my day, for example. I still do Yoga with Adriene. I try to keep an eye on my water intake; my ingenious system: I have a small glass of water every time I'm in the kitchen. I go to PT twice a week and they set me small but tough tasks to do each day. I sometimes use the Insight Timer App for meditation. 8mo
wanderinglynn @julesG 👍🏻 I‘ll have to checkout the insight timer app. (edited) 8mo
Allylu I haven‘t been given the go-ahead to start exercising yet, but I keep accountable on my food intake with my Ideal Protein Protocol log book. At the moment, I meet with my coach every week, but soon it will be every-other-week, then once-a-month, so I want to establish my own means of accountability. I like the MyFitnessPal app, but I don‘t count calories and that confuses it sometimes. This group helps me with accountability!! Thank you! 💕 8mo
wanderinglynn @Allylu 👍🏻 8mo
julieclair I wish I had an answer to this question! I have been struggling mightily with lack of motivation. I like @PageShifter , 8mo
BarkingMadRead My goal was 10 book and 545 miles on the peloton. I‘m at 6 or 7 books and I have 180 miles to go. I‘m ahead!! 8mo
julieclair Hit send too soon! I like @PageShifter ‘s tip about time of day, and @bthegood ‘s idea about mornings. I have just written “Walk” on my calendar for 3 days next week. Thanks for the help, ladies! 8mo
katy4peas I‘m taking barre for my workout now and it is very accommodating to my feet problems. It has an app for scheduling before I go to my classes and the app keeps track of how many classes I go to. I pay for the 8 classes a month membership and am really enjoying it! I‘ve been going to the morning classes as they wake me up and give me a peaceful feeling for the day, but I liked the 5:30 classes right after work to relieve the stress of the day too 8mo
katy4peas My therapist and I have talked about how we as a society don‘t really know how to check in with our full bodies emotionally. We are never really taught. I‘ve been working on my calming space and emotion tunnels and checking in with my self. Barre helps me move my emotions through my body in an unconscious way as I am stretching and working my muscles. I missed my classes this week for the dr and am interview and I am much more tense than usual. 8mo
katy4peas The physical movement is really helpful for moving emotions through the body and helping to release feelings. 8mo
PageShifter @julieclair Your comment made me happy, I love mornings and walking is awesome at that time: air is fresh and the world is quiet. I hope you'll find the best time for you. 8mo
AbigailJaneBlog Personally, I have 2 types of self care days. The first is the typical idea of self care - I don't do ANY work and just do what my body wants: resting, reading, eating what I want, or walking, taking myself out for coffee, whatever. The other is a "deal with your shiz" day - I cancel any plans/work and get through my to-do list: tidying, admin, errands etc. The first is relaxing, the second deals with things causing me anxiety 8mo
IndoorDame My favorite new workout apps are STRETCHIT (which I‘m still on a free trial of & may not keep cause it is expensive. It has a ton of easy to follow classes designed to reach a great variety of flexibility goals. And Feelmo which is a Breathwork app. I‘m finding that while Headspace (which I use daily) is great for centering & grounding me, most of Feelmo‘s routines are actually somewhat physically changing, (in a good way) & perk me up mentally 8mo
IndoorDame And my favorite new health apps are FoodToGood, PainScale and Migraine Tracker. All of which have the best analysis of data available I‘ve found so for. Especially FoodToGood (which tracks any ingredients enter that you‘re eating against any symptoms you enter that you‘re experiencing) 8mo
BookwormAHN My favorite fitness app is the Conqueror's Challenge. It's an interactive marathon with different themed challenges. Currently I'm doing the LOTR one. 8mo
julieclair @PageShifter Thank you for your positive encouragement! 8mo
BookishBelle I only use one fitness app. It‘s called interval timer. It lets you set different workout intervals. Like 1 minute high intensity, 15 seconds low intensity. It has options for a warm up and cool down interval. I use it when I strength train so I don‘t have to time everything. 8mo
Moll Not really apps but I love Blogilates and Yoga W/ Adriene😊 Action For Happiness is my fave for mental wellbeing🙌 8mo
Andrew65 43,297 steps so far, need to pick up the pace for the end of the month, so far read 15 books which I am happy with. 8mo
Bookgoil I haven‘t been using any app with any frequency besides Fitbit really and even that I don‘t feel like I‘m engaging with for fitness reasons. I‘m more just following my PT exercises right now and walking my dogs and trying to eat to contentment levels. 8mo
KathyWheeler I use MyFitnessPal, MapMyFitness, and Yoga Studio pretty much daily. I like Conqueror as well, but am not currently participating in any of their challenges. 8mo
Lynnsoprano I basically stick with the data and motivation of my Apple Watch, plus the resources available on the Weight Watchers app. I have a weekly WW step goal. The way the program is formulated now, so that I earn extra points from activity is good incentive, too. 8mo
Lynnsoprano @BookwormAHN I‘ve done Conqueror challenges, too. They‘re fun, and I love the medals. I‘ve done Hadrian‘s Wall, Ring of Kerry, Scotland North Coast 500 and the Cabot Trail. I haven‘t done one in 4 or 5 months, waiting until it‘s a little cooler and I feel like longer walks again. 8mo
BookwormAHN @Lynnsoprano Those sound like fun 😺 8mo
Read4life I use the data and challenges on my Apple Watch. I like the monthly challenges. 8mo
Roary47 I‘ve really been liking “daily yoga” which is making my back feel so much better and I‘m losing weight. 🥰 8mo
wanderinglynn @julieclair 👍🏻 scheduling fitness is a good tip! 8mo
wanderinglynn @katy4peas barre sounds like a great workout, mentally and physically 🙌🏻👍🏻 8mo
wanderinglynn @IndoorDame great recommendations! 👍🏻 8mo
wanderinglynn @BookwormAHN 👍🏻 how cool! 8mo
wanderinglynn @Moll I hear a lot of good things about yoga with Adriene. 👍🏻 8mo
wanderinglynn @Andrew65 🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
wanderinglynn @Roary47 👍🏻 8mo
Jennifer3 My focus right now is staying healthy mentally. Work is a challenge at the moment and it has made it hard to focus on goals. 8mo
Chrissyreadit There is a lot of great info on this thread! I need to write some of it down. 8mo
wanderinglynn @Chrissyreadit 👍🏻 agree! And a couple people posted separately, so check out the #bfc hashtag too. 8mo
bthegood @julieclair love it, enjoy your walks🙂 8mo
BarkingMadRead Forgot to share an app. Hmmmm in use a bunch, but I really like Evidation which is an app that pays you for fitness. You hook up your fitness apps to it and you get points and the points become money. It used to be called Achievement 8mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I'm really slacking off this month w/ other life commitments. I need to figure out how to prioritize my health. That said, I have been using the DDPYoga Now app for years so I pay $7.99/month. This is not a lotus position, calming yoga. This is a former wrestler using dynamic resistance and yoga moves. He urges you to adapt to your needs & skill. Track "custom" workouts, hook up heart rate monitor, get recipes, motivational videos, etc. 7mo
wanderinglynn @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick life does happen and that‘s why #BFC is adaptable. But it is good to prioritize your health, physical & mental. I‘ve heard of DDP‘s yoga app. It looked intriguing. 👍🏻 7mo
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BethM
The New Normal | Tracy Brogan
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Since I haven‘t worked out in like 15 days and my mh is taking a dive from going back to work (😂funny/not funny right?) I decided to not berate myself over not working out. BUT I did do 10 mins of yoga bc my #bfc goals said so! Then I ate on my deck and read :)

LiteraryinLawrence Good idea! It‘s all about balance and listening to what you need. Reading outside might be just what the doctor ordered! 8mo
Avanders ♥️🌈☀️🌳 8mo
JenReadsAlot Self care! 8mo
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wanderinglynn
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#BFC2022 May Mid-Month Question

Running a little late again this month because WOW, is this month flying by!

This is optional. To earn your bonus, simply answer “YES“ in the comments.

New to #BFC? Find out more on my original post: https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2334973
It's never too late to start!

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PageShifter Thousand times YES!! This is so beautiful message and so important. I always love to share thoughts about this because sometimes I feel myself a bit strange. I don't live my life like major part seem to do and I try to think it's okay. But there is days when seeing something like this makes me feel warm. Thank you. 9mo
wanderinglynn @PageShifter 😘 we are all weird and wonderful. ❤️ 9mo
Bookwormjillk Yes x a million! 9mo
MatchlessMarie Yes! Normal is just a setting on the dryer 😉 9mo
wanderinglynn @MatchlessMarie exactly! ❤️ 9mo
Jerdencon Absolutely!! 9mo
bthegood Yes!! ❤ 9mo
BarkingMadRead Yes!! 9mo
Chrissyreadit Yes! 9mo
Laughterhp Yes! 9mo
Susanita I stopped coloring my hair and learned to embrace the gray 9mo
KathyWheeler Yes! 9mo
Chelseabillups30 YES AND AMEN!! 🙌🏻🙏🏻👏🏻 (edited) 9mo
Allylu Yes! 9mo
Bookgoil Yes!!!! 🙌 9mo
julieclair Normal is eating the fries that come as the default side dish with lunch at a restaurant. Changing to vegetables or a salad is much more colorful and interesting! 🍟 vs. 🍆🥗🥦🥒🥕🌽🍅🥬🫑🌶 9mo
Roary47 Yes! Who wants to be normal anyway? 🤪 9mo
5280reader Yes- right on! 9mo
Read4life Yes! Be the individual you were meant to be! 9mo
Cheshirecat913 Yes! Thank you for encouraging us to be who we are! 9mo
CoffeeNBooks Yes! 🙂 9mo
Moll Ooo I like this! 9mo
wanderinglynn @Susanita awesome! 🙌🏻❤️ 9mo
OriginalCyn620 YES!! 😉 9mo
Lynnsoprano Yes. 9mo
julesG Lynn, normal is so overrated. Everyone wants to be unique, yet no one wants to be not normal. It's a paradox. 😁 9mo
wanderinglynn @julesG agreed. It‘s hard to go against what society deems “normal” even if we logically know that conformity is a way to manipulate and control people, especially minorities. 9mo
BookishBelle Yes! I never was normal no matter how hard I tried. 8mo
BookwormAHN Yes 😸 8mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Yes! Whether I'm considered normal or not, I am unapologetically me since 1979! 8mo
mcipher Yes! I raised my son to be proud of being weird because being normal is boring!! 8mo
wanderinglynn @mcipher ❤️🙌🏻 8mo
Maggie4483 Late to the party, but…yes! I expend so much energy trying to conform to whatever “normal” means to whoever I‘m with at the time, that I‘m not really sure who I am anymore (and I know no one else knows the real me). I‘ve been wondering lately what would happen if I just showed up as Maggie for once. 8mo
katy4peas Yes! 💕 8mo
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BethM
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Posted my March update when we did the rummage sale- it wasn‘t great. Recalibrating this month:
1. Read/audio every day 20 mins
2. Yoga and mediation 3x week
3. Hard workout 1xweek

Not hitting these yet but not totally missing them either. #workinprogress #bfc

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 Just keep making progress! 10mo
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