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Fit Mommy Friday


This was a week of accomplishments.  I braved a 5 km hike on slightly hilly terrain, as well as a river hike that had exhausted me three years ago before I became extremely ill.  What a blessing!  I was also able to make salsa, with the children’s help of course, for the first time since 2006!

Here’s how I did on my fitness goals:

Walk 8000 steps a day.  No, I averaged about 7000 steps. On the 5km hike day, however, I walked 11,000 steps, but on the salsa day I stood in the kitchen for hours and did only 4900 steps. 

Increase the repetitions of the physiotherapist’s exercises and continue to do them every second day.  The stretching exercises are now at the full number of repetitions, but I still can’t do a single proper repetition of the core strengthening exercises.  I’m modifying them to make them doable and will try to do one of each of the exercises every day.  Hey, you’ve got to start somewhere!

Solve the yoghurt problem, find gluten-free cornmeal, and continue to eat lots of veggies.  Preserve lots of our own fruit and veggies so that we can eat organic produce in the winter.  Well, we’ve eaten a lot of veggies.  I’ve forgotten about the yoghurt and cornmeal, but we’ve been drying, canning, and freezing like crazy.  And every time I go out to the garden I snack on broccoli side shoots, arugula leaves, and handfuls of raspberries.  

Rest every afternoon.  Continue not stressing about schoolwork, but ensure a significant amount of learning gets done anyhow…and figure out how to do that. I rested every afternoon except on the salsa day and also spent several happy evenings lying down rereading an exciting youth adventure series.   I certainly did not stress about schoolwork, because life was just too busy. 

Fitness goals for the upcoming week:

  • Walk 8000 steps a day.
  • Do the physiotherapist’s stretching exercises every second day, and one quality repetition of the core strengthening exercises every day.
  • Make some yoghurt using a candy thermometer.  Eat lots of veggies.  Preserve lots for the winter.
  • Rest every afternoon, and spend more evenings reading.

If you want some fitness accountability, join Fit Mommy Friday at Got Chai?  As you can tell from my posts, you don’t need to be very active or healthy to participate, although some of the Fit Mommies are.


  1. sevensmiths says:

    You are doing wonderfully well, Annie Kate! You are making goals and doing your best to meet them. Good for you!

  2. Kate,
    I loved your post “Fit Mommy.” This is an area I continue to pray for God’s grace. Thanks for the encouragement.
    Sheila Carroll

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