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Fit Mommy Friday

I had a funny motivational boost this week.  I found a book that reminded me that  exercise and eating well are good for your skin.  Now, that may not seem like a big deal and I did know it before but, hey, I’m grateful for any motivation that comes my way.  As a result, I had a good Fit Mommy week. Here is how I did this week with Denise’s Ten-Week Fitness Challenge

Average at least 6000 steps, five days a week.  Yes!  It’s been harder this week, though, and I’ve had to make a special effort.  In fact, I took three walks (one down the road and two to the library) just to get those steps.  Our Rideau Trail hike also added a good number of steps.

Do my physio exercises regularly and build up to the full reps by the end of the year. Yes!  And I seem to be able to tolerate the exercises better.  But I’m starting to sit with a crooked back rather than with proper posture, and that must stop!  I wonder if there are exercises for that.

Avoid sugar except on Sundays and major holidays.   I should have taken pictures of all the gluten-free goodies I did not eat this week!  I had some peanut butter cookies, a few crumbs of various slices and bars, and a mouthful of cola, and that was all.

Eat lots of vegetables and yoghurt.  Lots of veggies.  No yoghurt.  Today I’ll try making some again, and I’ll get someone to taste the milk before I use it; if it tastes funny it will go right back to the convenience store.  They have had complaints about the milk tasting like orange juice, paint, and more. 

Rest daily.  Yes, and naps, too.  However I’ve got such a busy load of great products to review that it requires a real effort to stay in bed early in the morning.  If I’m not there for 7 hours a night, I get sick; 8 hours would be ideal.  That’s why I need huge naps in the afternoon.  Hmmm.  

If you want to join the Fit Mommies, just visit  Denise 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. Sounds like you are doing great! I really should modify my goals and put in “get enough rest”, too. I know I’m not near sleeping enough and it does effect my overall well-being (and motivation to actually be active).

  2. Yes, and some of us are just doing the food thingy~soo glad you are doing well~love the homemade yogurt thing! HOPE to try that sometime! Keep going! You’re doing GREAT! HUGS!

  3. Maria says:

    Yes, there are exercises for your back…I do yoga for those. They are wonderful!

    Stay focus! You are doing great!


  4. Briana says:

    I need lots of sleep too. I avoid going to bed early and sleep in too late, bad habit.

    You had a good week!

  5. sevensmiths says:

    Good job meeting your goals! I really do need 7-8 hours sleep per day, too. I just saw a news report this week that mentioned that people are healthiest when they sleep–guess how long?–7-8 hours nightly. Listen to your body and do your best to take care of it. 🙂

  6. Lorus says:

    Sounds like a good week! Hmm.. I’ve been getting to bed late a lot, maybe I need to work on more rest too.

  7. Diane says:

    I, too have been trying to eat healthier and exercise more. A year ago I lost 15 pounds and felt so good but let 6 or 7 of those pounds creep back on to me. Mainly because I didn’t exercise for a while. Also taking a multi vitamin with iron. Main problem, I never reach for water to drink. Really need to work on that.

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