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Fit Mommy Friday

 

Here we are at the end of another crazy week.  Calling it a crazy week is my way of explaining why I was a fit mommy flop this week.  We had things to do besides schoolwork, and tried to do schoolwork anyhow.  So we got little else done, and I almost ignored my fitness goals. 

Here’s how I did with them:

Walk 8000 steps a day, even if it means going out for a walk in the rain.  Well, I went for several walks, but even so I did not average much over 6500 steps per day.  That is assuming that my pedometer is right.  It seems to be skipping steps—as many as a third of them—depending on what I wear.  So I could be doing as much as 7500 steps a day but certainly not 8000.  Perhaps I should reduce my 8000 step goal.

Do the physiotherapist’s stretching exercises every second day, and one quality repetition of the core strengthening exercises every day.  Determine a time of day that will work for me.  No.  I did almost none of them.  Instead I washed and folded dozens of bed sheets used to cover the garden for the first frosts, and made salsa, both of which are great upper-body exercise for someone like me.  I will plan my days better, though.

Make some yoghurt using a candy thermometer.  Eat lots of veggies.  Preserve lots for the winter. We made yoghurt, lovely thick yoghurt.  Rather than looking for the candy thermometer, we just didn’t heat the milk quite so long.  We ate quite a few veggies, including pizza stuffed peppers and that enormous beet. And we made salsa and froze some more raspberries.

Rest every afternoon, and spend some evenings reading.  No.  One afternoon was church, another we had visitors, and another we were still making salsa.  This is not good, since I do need the rest.  Furthermore, my personal Bible reading time is just before or after my nap, and if I don’t rest I often forget that.  I need to focus on organizing my time for rest, exercise, Bible reading, and more.  Now that the harvest is almost finished, that should be possible. 

We’ll try to accomplish last week’s goals this week:

  • Walk 8000 steps a day, even if it means going out for a walk in the rain.
  • Do the physiotherapist’s stretching exercises every second day, and one quality repetition of the core strengthening exercises every day.  Determine a time of day that will work for me.
  • Make more yoghurt.  Eat lots of veggies.  Preserve lots for the winter. 
  • Rest every afternoon, and spend some 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.

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