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Fit Mommy Friday: A New Routine


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

by being active, eating wisely, and relaxing adequately

So, I visited the physiotherapist and was given some really wimpy exercises. They look so simple—although I find them tough—that I’m almost ashamed to do them.  But I will do them faithfully, and I’m sure that in a few months I will be strong enough to do ‘real’ exercises.

I’ve piggy-backed the exercises onto my afternoon rest and managed to incorporate my eye exercises into the sequence as well.  (That’s a tip from The Power of Habit.)  And then, after this, we go for a daily nature walk, something we started a few weeks ago.  If I can develop these habits, it should be easy for me to exercise faithfully which should lead to greatly increased health in the long run. That’s my hope and prayer, anyhow.

Here’s how my goals went this week:

Record my fitness accomplishments each day… Yes.

Go for a daily walk and average 10,000 steps a day … We went for daily nature walks except for two days when I felt ill.  But with the focus on other things, I forgot about keeping my steps up.   Here’s how I did this week: 7500, 5800, 7000, 5900, 6500, 7200 for an average of 6650.  I’m aiming to increase that number next week.

Be usefully active and do formal exercises 6 days a week … After I’d been to the physiotherapist, yes.

Do 10 repetitions of my eye exercises 5 days a week and relax my eyes whenever I think of it …Yes.

Avoid sugar five days a week … No.  We ate mocha Nanaimo bars and other forms of chocolate.  And shortbread cookies.

Eat lots of vegetables, including fresh ones, and yoghurt as well as one fermented or soaked food a week … Yes to the veggies and the yoghurt but no soaked or fermented food.

Relax daily…Yes—a daily nap in bed.  I need to work on muscle relaxation too, though.

Have fun with the kids, including active fun… We took nature walks, wandered through stores, read books, ate good food, studied, and gathered around the fire.

Please link up your health and fitness post in the comments below. Enjoy visiting and encouraging other fit mommies in this often-unhealthy holiday season. Please don’t forget to link back here from your post.

Note: Fit Mommy Friday is the Health and Fitness Check-In column of The Christian Home Carnival and is also linked to Encourage One Another Wednesday.



  1. Jenn says:

    You are such an example to me! I’m sure you will accomplish your goals with such dedication!

  2. JoAnn says:

    So glad you have some exercises that will help you. Being consistent is always the hardest part, sounds like you will accomplish it all. That’s great for you. 🙂

  3. Annie Kate says:

    Thanks for your encouragement, dear friends!

    I realize that without dedicated attention to exercise I would probably become an invalid, so I have more incentive than most people to carry on.

    But I also know that without the faithful encouragement of my fit mommy friends, I would find it very hard to keep on going. So once again, thanks, ladies!

  4. Briana says:

    I think those whimpy exercises will add up over time! You are doing great. I’m glad you have professional help so you can have a routine that is helpful in your journey back to health.


  5. I don’t think there is a thing called wimpy exercises. Rather, there are exercises that ‘look’ so simple, but when done correctly they develop the tone you need where you need it. My boys constantly say my exercises look too easy. But, 9 times out of 10 if they try to do them they’ll see how challenging they really are.

    Keep on keeping on, Annie Kate!

    1. Annie Kate says:

      Thanks, Briana and Laura!

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