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Fit Mommy Friday

encouraging each other to care well for the bodies God has given us

My personal goal is to regain strength after a debilitating illness so that I can live a healthy, active life with my family.

Your goal may be to lose weight, look better, feel better, or run a marathon.  Whatever it is, please join Fit Mommy any time, no matter what your current level of fitness is.  You can check in using the comments at the bottom of this post.

Well, we had a wonderful visit with my parents.  We played games, visited a sugar bush, ate good food, and went for walks.  It was good to spend time with them, building up relationships.  But… I did only a wee bit of exercise.

Now that they have gone, I’m back on the dedicated exercise band wagon and, with my mom’s encouragement, I’m going to be researching the fermented foods my doctor recommends.

Here’s how I did with my usual goals this week.

Record my fitness accomplishments each day…Yes.

Do 7 repetitions of my eye exercises 5 days a week …Only a few times, and I’m upping the repetitions to 8 this week.

Go for a daily walk and average 6100 steps a day … No.  I did walk a fair bit, but not enough, according to my pedometer.  I’m sure it’s malfunctioning, since yesterday afternoon I went to IKEA and the daily total was only 5800 steps!  In any case, I’m committing to a daily walk, and we’ll see what happens to the step count.  This week my daily steps were:  ~3500, 3700,3500, 4300, 2800, 5800.

Do 6 repetitions of my physio exercises 5 days a week … No.  I did them yesterday, and that’s it.

Do 5 repetitions of my organ keyboard and pedal exercises, 5 days a week… No.

T-Tapp: Learn 2-3 pages of Fit and Fabulous each week, and practice what I know daily… The book came back from the library, so I can use it again.

Avoid sugar five days a week … No.  We visited the sugar bush.  ‘Nuf said.

Eat lots of vegetables, including fresh ones, and yoghurt … Lots of veggies.  No yoghurt.

Relax daily…Yes, and it was good and necessary.  After this lovely break I no longer feel as stressed as I was feeling.

Have fun with the kids, including active fun…We walked, visited a sugar bush, and played lots of games.  And we wandered through IKEA, filling our minds with beauty and ideas.

How about you? Did you exercise, eat well, and relax happily this week?

Let’s encourage each other to care well for the bodies God has given us. Please link up your health and fitness post in the comments below, and don`t forget to link back here from your post. Then enjoy visiting and encouraging other Fit Mommies just like you.

Note:  Fit Mommy Friday is the Health and Fitness Check-In column of The Christian Home Carnival.


  1. Jenn4him says:

    What is a sugar bush? Sounds delightful! I need to get back on the bandwagon too. I’m finally feeling better. Maybe now I can do it!

    1. Annie Kate says:

      Yes, it is delightful. It’s what we call the woods where they make maple syrup. 🙂

  2. christinemm says:

    Have you tried kombucha yet, a fermented drink? I love it. Before we moved I was fermenting my own. I was unable to move the kombucha mother “mushroom” in the 100+ degree heat with the many days drive though, so have not made it now that we are here. I highly suggest looking into kombucha. I need to get back to making my own kombucha, it is so much less expensive to make your own.

    1. Annie Kate says:

      No, I haven’t. Right now I’m having an issue even getting my yoghurt making going, let alone kefir or fermented veggies.

      I’ve never even had kombucha, although I’ve heard about it. Thanks for reminding me of it; I’ll put it on my list of things to try.

  3. JoAnn says:

    Sounds like you had a great time. So glad your parents came for a visit. I’ve thought of getting a pedometer, but just haven’t really heard of a good one. The only one I have heard that is good is the Nike one that works with my iTouch, but I don’t want to carry my iTouch everywhere I walk. Let me know if you find a good one.

    Its late, but I did get a post up today. 🙂 http://wgcreates.com/josjourney/fit-mommy-friday-saturday-post/

    1. Annie Kate says:

      Well, it turns out that my pedometer was probably OK. I think it was just that I wasn’t walking as much as I thought I was. Sigh! I’ll keep checking it out next week, and if my hunch is correct, I’ll let you know which one I have.

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