encouraging each other to care well for the bodies God has given us
by being active, eating wisely, and relaxing adequately
I have gained some weight over the last two years. Believe it or not, for me this was a very good thing at first…but not any longer. So I decided to stop that weight gain, snack carefully, eat only until I’m full—all the usual first things one does. And then I got the tummy flu, which is always a good jump-start to a weight-loss plan.
Unfortunately, after that I blinked, and now it is Friday! Because I was so busy, I made many little choices—or perhaps I let them make themselves—so that I was hardly active at all.
My husband reminds me to prioritize exercise, and that’s my goal for the next week. Homeschooling, kids, house…all will suffer if I’m not healthy, so I must work on being healthy.
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 … Few walks and only a few steps: 5200, 6200, 4200, 7100, 4900, 4500 for an average of 5350 steps a day. This is far below my goal. My husband is right; I must prioritize exercise and let other things slide if necessary.
Do my physio exercises 5 or 6 days a week … The whole program, 2 times, and select parts of it 2 times.
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 … Yes.
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, not enough yoghurt, and two breakfasts with soaked buckwheat.
Eat substantial breakfasts … Most days, yes. It makes a huge difference in our energy levels…and it minimizes the need to snack.
Relax daily…No. I forgot a few times, and I’ve been too busy to sleep long enough in the morning.
Spend time outside… Not enough. We had a warm day when the sun felt like summer on my black sweather, but we also had a storm and snowy-icy days. Miss 10, who is making an igloo, came in with her hair caked full of ice!
Have fun with the kids, including active fun… We read aloud, laughed a bit, and suddenly the week was over. No active fun together at all.
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