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Fit Mommy Friday: Just Another Week


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

by being active, eating wisely, and relaxing adequately

It’s been an okay exercise week although the day we spent exploring Augustine College involved no exercise whatsoever.  Food wise, well, I’ve fallen off the yoghurt/soaked foods bandwagon and need to get back on.

So here’s how my goals went this week:

Record my fitness accomplishments each day… Yes.

Go for a daily walk and average 7500 steps a day … The treadmill is so handy!  Although I did walk along the road, most of the walking was done inside:  6500, 8000, 8900, 3600 (Augustine College day), 4700, 6400 steps, for an average of 6350 steps.

Do my physio exercises 5 or 6 days a week … Four and a half times.  The last two days I’ve been increasing the repetitions on some of my physio exercises.  I’ve finally reached the goal, and if I can keep this up, I’ll be going for a physio visit soon to see what’s next.

Do a tiny bit of the Callanetics maintenance program with Miss 15 five days a week… I did 5% to 10% of the recommended repetitions four times this week.  From experience I know better than to increase rapidly, but it’s so tempting, especially since Miss 15 is doing the full program.

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

Avoid sugar five days a week … Almost. Five cookies, spread over the weekend, and a sliver of chocolate cake yesterday.

Eat lots of vegetables, including fresh ones, and yoghurt, as well as one fermented or soaked food a week … Lots of fruit, a decent amount of vegetables, very little yoghurt, and no soaked buckwheat.

Eat substantial breakfasts … Most days, yes. It makes a huge difference in our energy levels.

Relax daily…Yes, and it was so necessary!

Spend time outside… Very little.  It’s either wet and muddy or cold and icy.  We’ve been airing out the house instead, and it sure helps, but it’s not the same.

Have fun with the kids, including active fun… We read aloud, laughed, and chatted together.  Miss 15 prefers to exercise alone.

Have you had a healthy week?

Please share in the comments below. Then go visiting and be encouraged by the experiences of other Fit Mommies. If you write a blog post, please remember to link back here from your post so others can join in.

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. JoAnn says:

    Sounds like you had a great week. That is great. 🙂

  2. Briana says:

    Callenetics will make you sore. You have a smart plan to increase it slowly. I will have to remember that if I ever get back to doing it. I also have chiconetics(or something like that) which is similar but even more of a soreness causer. I didn’t stick with that one very long. I really should plan to use on of those or T-Tapp after my 6 weeks of recovery. Thanks for the ideas!

    Great week. You are working so hard and making progress in each of your goals. You have a lot going on!


    P.S. I hope to blog a bit after baby is here and will try to do a weekly fit check in to keep me motivated to get back in shape. ; )

  3. Annie Kate says:

    Thanks JoAnn!

    Yes, Callanetics can make you sore, for sure! I’m so glad you’ll try to do a weekly fit check (with baby pictures, I hope). It will help keep you motivated, I’m sure.

  4. Stacy says:

    Good for you for continuing to try to reach your goals, even if life does cause some issues for attaining them.

    I went out and bought some larger sized pants a couple of weeks ago, then I bought the Rockin’ Body DVDs. Already, those pants are getting loose on me. I tried on a pair of size 8 pants last night. I could actually get them on, zipped, and fastened, but they were uncomfortably tight. But at least I could get into them again! Last time I tried, I didn’t even come close to getting them fastened. So evidently, the new workout DVDs were just what I needed to step it up a notch on my workouts.

    The only drawback I am having is some left shoulder pain, which makes it very hard to lift weights or do certain motions with my arms during my workouts. I try to modify it a bit when needed.

    I am rethinking my blogging plans. If I do set up a new blog, I will be sure to let you know. Right now, though I miss that outlet, it is kind of nice not to feel the pressure to get something posted to keep it updated. I’m getting a lot more done around the house, and I like being “present” when I am home, as opposed to letting the computer s*ck time away from my family and my responsibilities.

    1. Annie Kate says:

      Great job, to be fitting into those smaller pants already! 🙂 I hope your shoulder soon feels better, too.

      I understand about the blogging taking up a lot of time. If I had the energy to do lots of physical work, I’d probably cut way back on the blogging, too. Now it’s a good way to rest while being productive. 🙂 It is, however, a temptation to spend too much time online, especially when I have other computer work I could be doing, such as homeschool records. That’s next on my list today.

      But, eventually, I’d love to be able to clean my house, work in my garden, hike arounds the woods, and do all the other work without needing to take a rest. That’s one of my fitness goals.

  5. Jenn says:

    Any week that you keep on going is a good week!

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