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Fit Mommy Check-In

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for the bodies God has given us

Welcome to the Health and Fitness Check-In column of The Christian Home Carnival, posted at Petra School this week. For encouragement and accountability, you can check in using the linky at the bottom of my Fit Mommy Check-In posts. Please feel free to join any time, and at whatever level of fitness and health you currently have.

This has been a great week.  I felt healthy, bouncy, and super-energetic most of the time.  In fact, my husband wonders how I can keep up the pace. After being tired for more than a decade, this is so wonderful!  I am so grateful to God for letting me live a normal life again.

Now I just have to remember to pace myself and to alternate between physical work and sit-down brain work.  Too much of either of those in a row can still cause problems for me.

Do my eye exercises 3x a day … No.

Go for a walk at least once a day … No, but I spent many, many hours walking around in my kitchen canning tomatoes (again!) and I did go for one long and several shorter walks.

Do calisthenics at least 3 times a week … Yes.  In fact, I did more reps than I’ve ever done before, and I felt great the next day.

Avoid sugar six days a week … Yes, except in fruit and in Breton Style Apples, a scrumptious recipe I hope to post next Wednesday. 

Avoiding gluten-free, yeast-free salty snacks like chips seems to be important for me too.  I wonder why? It’s probably a good thing; such snacks, though gluten-free, are full of garbage, after all.  (I usually avoid them anyway, because they are expensive.)

Eat lots of vegetables and yoghurt … Lots and lots of veggies, lots and lots of yoghurt.  And, as far as eating goes, I no longer feel the need to eat and eat and eat and eat…and not gain weight.  I suppose that means that I’m finally absorbing my food properly again, after having destroyed my insides with gluten (I have celiac disease).  So this is all good!  Except I may need to start watching my food intake so that I don’t gain too much weight. 🙂

Rest daily, and do more fun things with the kids … No, I rested only at night and that seems to be enough for me now, most of the time.  As for fun with the kids, we read aloud, homeschooled, and dealt with the garden produce.  That should be plenty of fun for one family, right?

NOTE: Currently I cannot get the links to show.  If you want to join in, just leave your link in a comment and I’ll add it to the linky list when I get the problem sorted out.


  1. Jenn4him says:

    Do you happen to have a pedometer laying around? You might think of wearing one. You probably walk so much that you may not need to worry about feeling bad if you don’t take a scheduled walk every single day. I feel as if I have over come a huge obstacle of getting moving again and now I just need to maintain which is much easier than starting! I hope you have a great weekend. We’re going on a hike if the weather cooperates.

  2. Annie Kate says:

    Yes, I do, actually! And I used to wear one constantly, but it was so inaccurate. I should try it again. Thanks for the reminder! And thanks for linking up.

    I do hope you’ll be able to hike this weekend.

    Annie Kate

  3. JoAnn says:

    Sounds like a great week. I would write a post, but truthfully after being sick for 2 weeks, there has been no working out or anything. Though I have been watching my portion sizes during this time which is huge. Usually when I’m sick I just stuff my face full of food. So I feel like I did do something this past couple of weeks. 🙂

    Glad your energy is continuing to increase. That is such a great thing to hear.

  4. Briana says:

    Hi Annie-Kate. You had a great week. I will try to post next week. I’ve been taking a blog break as I recover from gallbladder surgery.

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