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A Whole Year of Fit Mommy

Here it is, the last day of the year!  When I joined Fit Mommy Friday  last January as a sick mommy, I had no idea how much it would impact my life.  Thank you, Denise, for hosting and for all your encouragement!  I?m a fitter person because of you.  And thank you, all my fellow Fit Mommies.  You have made the journey so much more fun!

Exercise:  This week I?ve gotten back into walking and am again doing over 6000 steps a day, which is my goal. 

I also tried Leslie Sansone?s Walk Aerobics for Seniors, since that seemed to be at my level.  I moved about a third as fast as the seniors for only half the video ? and hurt my arm.  Humph!  Obviously I?ll need to focus on my physio exercises before doing anything meant for ordinary people.

To the children?s delight I sledded down the hill 1 ¼ times.  The first time I got a bit banged up, but the second time I was so frightened that I rolled off near the top of the (little) hill.  Now sledding is on my list of things to do once I?m flexible and have muscles again.

Food:  I?ve eaten almost no party snacks or baking, and have had lots of yoghurt and ground flaxseed.  The only thing I?m missing is lots of vegetables.

Rest:  Most days I?ve been able to take a nap.  That hour of resting, dozing, and sleeping makes such a difference for the rest of the day!

By the end of next year, I hope to be walking 10,000 steps a day, and to be able to swim, ski, sled, vacuum, scrub the walls, ?and maybe canoe.  What are your fitness goals for 2011?  

If you want to join the Fit Mommies, just visit Denise 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. Jenn4him says:

    I am so proud of you, too!!!

  2. Sarah says:

    Well done! I’ve just been given a step counter for Christmas and am hoping to be improving my count through the year. As it’s dreadful at the moment, I’m thinking it won’t be too hard at least to begin with!
    Happy New Year!

  3. I’m so impressed by your progress…and progress is what we are aiming for~woot on the walking thing~love that you are making such changes! Here’s to the New Year…and yeah, now you have me thinking…I hope to tube next year…hmmm wonder AT MY AGE and health if I oughta even think about it~but I’d LOVE to…wow! It’s a new day, isn’t it?? Happy New Year! HUGS!

  4. Happy New Years! Here’s to a fabulous new year!

  5. Mrs. White says:

    I am delighted that you have been with us from the very beginning! You have done an amazing job and have encouraged many!

    Mrs. White

  6. Lorus says:

    I’m proud of you sticking to this all year! I plan to join you next December, as we rejoice in our renewed energy, our flexibility, and having so much more fun with our children!

  7. Annie Kate ~ progress is progress. Congratulations on all you’ve done this year and here’s to a great coming year when it comes to getting fit!

  8. Stacy says:

    Great job! I am hoping to use my Wii a lot this year to get me up and moving more so that my muscles aren’t so stiff and sore all the time.

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