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Unfit Mommy Check-In and Goals

 

The past two weeks have not been stellar in terms of health, and have made me realize once again that I’m a very unfit mommy.  But this is the level of health God has given me for now, and I’ll work with it to the best of my ability. 

 

Here’s how I did with my goals in the last two weeks.

  1. Follow my doctor’s suggestions and not try to exercise like a healthy person No!!!  This is where I went wrong.  Two weeks ago, after two days of mini-walks in the snowy field (i.e. lifting my legs) I felt great.  The next day, I walked up and down our stairs too often, happily washing a huge mirror, dusting two rooms, and then vacuuming those two carpeted rooms.  Dumb, dumb, dumb!  I should have known better!  In any case, my arms and upper body recovered within half a week, but my legs are still occasionally shakey after two weeks. 
  2. Go for a wee walk most days  Obviously not, although I did go for a significant (for me) walk supervising Miss 7 as she cross-country skied in the field.  (Duh!  Guess what that did for me.  Yep, more shakey legs.)
  3. Stretch 3 or 4 times a week, one repetition only, using the Curves stretching guide my mom forgot at our place, and my old Callanetics book  No.
  4. Move my arms around more, including up and over my head a few times if it’s a good day No, but after the first bad half week, I’ve been able to fold the laundry again, and I did a lot of cooking when we had company. 
  5. Concentrate on eating lots of vegetables, because they make me feel more energetic Yes!! I did this for most meals.
  6. Relax my muscles completely 2 or 3 times a week for a few minutes.  Yes!!  I did concentrate on relaxation and am now better able to do slow breathing as well.

For the next week, I want to concentrate on resting my legs enough so that they can recover completely.  That means minimizing stairs and avoiding the field if I do manage to go for a walk. 

 

Fortunately there’s a huge amount of sit-down work waiting for me, so I will be neither bored, sad, nor useless.  I need to record the older children’s marks, work with them on French, and with Miss 17 on history, as well as do the usual schoolwork with everyone.  The garden needs to be planned and the seed order prepared.  I need to copy out some gluten free recipes we’ve gotten from library books.  There are a few interlibrary loan health books that I need to finish reading, and I’m behind on financial record keeping.  The many frayed edges of our old towels desperately need to be mended.  There is a huge number of Homeschool Crew reviews to work on (Math Tutor, Ray’s Arithmetic, The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling, Zeezok Publishing, Math Mammoth, Beehive Reader, Graphics Toolbox, Family Mint, and Sue Gregg’s cookbooks) as well as an Econobuster review (Molly’s February Digest).   

 

So I’m well set for this week’s fitness goals:

            To rest my legs while staying productive and happy

            To eat lots of veggies

            To practice relaxation

            To be thankful to God for all the good He gives and to trust Him with my health as well.

 

Wishing you all a great week as you take care of the body God has given you!

 

Please visit Fit Mommy Friday to read about the weeks of some fitter mommies or to participate yourself.    

   

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3 Comments

  1. proverbsmama says:

    Sorry to hear you overdid it. I didn't realize that by doing so, it would cause your legs to be shaky for so long. That must be very frustrating.

    I thought of you this week and your wisdom in regards to outside activities. If you read the hs section of my weekly wrap up, you'll understand why.

    🙂

  2. Anonymous says:

    I think the Winter Blues have gotten to me. I don't even want to move this week. Sounds like you're a lot more organized than me. 🙂

    Is it June yet???? I'm cold! 🙂

    Lisa @ http://www.homesteadblogger.com/wyldhousehomestead

  3. fruitbuns says:

    I am trying to get fitter. I was always ultra fit before I married! After 4 weeks of daily aerobics and cutting down on carb portions, I feel much more energy!

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