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Fit Mommy Friday: A Good Week

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.

This week the weather was so beautiful that it was easy to keep active.  I even found out that my ‘malfunctioning’ pedometer really was fine–I had just not been walking as much as I thought I had!  Once the sun came out and the ice went away, the problem was solved.  We walked to see the river, to explore an old homestead, and to get to the library.

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

Record my fitness accomplishments each day…No.  I was too busy exercising to write it all down.

Do 8 repetitions of my eye exercises 5 days a week …Actually I did them 6 times, and I’m upping the repetitions to 9 this week.

Go for a daily walk and average 6100 steps a day … Yes!  Here are the numbers: 5800, 8100,8200, 6200, 6200, 6600, averaging to 6850.  I think I can safely increase my average goal to 6200 steps a day for next week, with the daily minimum being 5200 steps and the maximum 8200.  From experience I know not to increase it more than that.

Do 6 repetitions of my physio exercises 5 days a week … Yes, I did!  I have learned to do 4 repetitions in the morning and the other two in the afternoon.  For months I’ve been trying to do all 6 at once, and that’s just too much for my muscles right now.  I’m planning to do 7 repetitions next week.  And I’m consciously not doing them on grocery day and on Saturdays when I’m doing a lot of housework or yard work.  Those are the days I usually overextend myself and end up too tired.  So my goal will be 7 repetitions 4 or 5 days a week.

Do 5 repetitions of my organ keyboard and pedal exercises, 5 days a week… Yes.

T-Tapp: Learn 2-3 pages of Fit and Fabulous each week, and practice what I know daily… No.  I’m dropping this goal for now.

Avoid sugar five days a week … Yes.

Eat lots of vegetables, including fresh ones, and yoghurt … Lots of veggies.  No yoghurt.  Hopefully the batch I made last night has worked so we can start enjoying yoghurt again.

Relax daily…Yes.

Have fun with the kids, including active fun…We walked, read aloud, and played lots of games.

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.

6 Comments

  1. Jennifer says:

    Fantastic! I am glad you are being careful not to overdo it!

  2. JoAnn says:

    Sounds like you had a great week. So glad your pedometer is working, so now you’ll have to let me know what kind it is. 🙂

    I am actually done early with my FMF post, can you believe it? 😀

    http://wgcreates.com/josjourney/fit-mommy-friday-13/

    1. Annie Kate says:

      OK! 🙂

      It’s an older Sportline from Walmart, but I can’t find it on the Walmart US site now. I got one of the least expensive ones available, not quite the cheapest. Also, be sure to buy or make a safety clip for it; otherwise you’ll lose it.

  3. MissMOE says:

    You are inspiring. I’ve been trying to fit more exercise in, but have had a hard time finding time. I need to just make time I suppose.

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  5. Briana says:

    What an awesome week! You are doing great.

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