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Fit Mommy Friday


This week was crazy busy, but I walked about 7500 steps a day on average, only a bit lower than my goal.  The physiotherapist’s exercises, well, those got done only half of the time.  Today I was assigned some core strengthening exercises that take a phenomenal amount of concentration to do right.  I have to focus on tightening several muscles groups at a time, while keeping all the rest relaxed, while moving my legs just so, while breathing evenly.  Yep, that’s almost as much a mental work out as a physical one!  It will be an exciting challenge—difficult, but do-able.

I’m waiting to make yoghurt until the next ice cream pail is finished, which may be this evening since the children are planning to eat it with the lime jello that Miss 8 made.  Garden foods we have eaten this week include chard, broccoli, corn on the cob, carrots, onions, tomatoes and raspberries.  Since we were out a lot this week, I drank a few cokes to keep me alert for safe driving.  No, it’s not healthy, but I like arriving alive.

As far as resting goes, I did well most days.  Today we were out again, and I didn’t rest, and I’m ready to keel over.  We have plans for quiet days from now on…schoolwork will keep us at home and in a routine, and that will be very good!

My goals for next week:

  • Walk 8,000 steps a day.
  • Do the physiotherapist’s exercises every day, alternating the stretching and the core strengthening on consecutive days.
  • Enjoy afternoon rests, and remember to alternate activities so that I never tucker myself out.

If you want some fitness accountability, join Fit Mommy Friday at Got Chai?  As you can tell from my posts, you don’t need to be very active or healthy to participate, although some of the Fit Mommies are.


  1. Jenn4him says:

    Sounds like another good week for you. I was able to take an hour walk with my whole family yesterday. I am hoping to do more of that since the weather is getting a bit less humid in the mornings. I made your soup. It was a hit. 🙂 Thank you!

    1. Annie Kate says:

      I’m so glad your family enjoyed the soup. Thanks for letting me know.

      Annie Kate

  2. Denise says:

    Wow, those exercises sound *intense*. I must admit that I don’t know how well I’d be able to handle something like that–I’m dead serious! I should really work on putting my “mind into the muscle” when I workout, though. I’ve heard (and read) many great things about the mind/body/muscle connection, but do I do it??? Obviously not. It’s strange but when I workout, I tend to zone out. Then again, I primarily use videos, which makes it pretty easy to do. 😉

    Sounds like you had an excellent week!

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