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Fit Mommy Friday: Company

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

My personal goal is to regain strength after a debilitating illness so that I can live a healthy, active life with my family.

Your goal may be to lose weight, look better, feel better, or run a marathon.  Whatever it is, please feel free to join Fit Mommy any time, no matter what your current level of fitness is.  You can check in using the comments at the bottom of this post.

We had Grandma and Grandpa over.   And I fought a cold.  And the ground was covered with yet another layer of fresh ice.  Despite all this, I did manage to pay some attention to my health and fitness.

Record my fitness accomplishments each day…Yes.

Do my eye exercises 5x a week …No. I often do them while waiting for the children’s responses in French, but didn’t feel comfortable doing them when we had company.

Go for a daily walk and take at least 6000 steps a day … I took only one good walk outside due to all the ice.  Even so, with one thing and another, my step totals were not too bad:  5200, 8500, 7000, 5900, 6500, 5300.

Do my physio exercises daily … I did them three times, and I’m proud of managing that with company over.

Do my organ keyboard and pedal exercises… I did them several times.  The pedal exercises cramp my feet, but I can tell that my lower arms are getting stronger.

Learn T-Tapp… I got no further with this, although I did practice what I already had learned.

Avoid sugar five days a week … No.  My downfall was the punch (juice and club soda) that Miss 11 made.  It was delicious.  I also splurged on gluten-free corn flakes that contain sugar, of course.

Eat lots of vegetables, including fresh ones, and yoghurt … Yes.  We enjoyed a lot of fruits and vegetables, as well as some yoghurt.

Relax daily…Yes.  Fighting that cold, I needed extra rest in the afternoons as well as at night.

Have fun with the kids, including active fun… The kids played games with Grandpa all week, and we did not read aloud at all while he was here.  But that’s OK.  Grandpa loved it, the kids loved it, and everyone was so happy and busy!  I did go for one walk in the woods with some of the children.

How about you? Did you exercise, eat well, and relax happily this week? Let’s encourage each other to care well for the bodies God has given us. Please link up your health and fitness post in the comments below, and don`t forget to link back here from your post. Then enjoy visiting and encouraging other Fit Mommies just like you.

Note: Fit Mommy Friday is the Health and Fitness Check-In column of The Christian Home Carnival.


  1. JoAnn says:

    Sounds like a great week. I hope you are feeling better after your cold. 🙂


    1. Annie Kate says:

      Thanks. Yes, I’m feeling a whole lot better, though I did have another dose of raw garlic today. Just in case.

  2. Tessa says:

    I’m revisiting Fit Mommy Friday… it’s been awhile since I’ve been here. Glad to see it’s still going on. =)

    Mine’s up for next week here

    1. Annie Kate says:

      Welcome back, Tessa!

  3. Briana says:

    Good job on resting up. Colds are good for making you slow down and get down to the basics of life!


    1. Annie Kate says:

      Yes, and sometimes it’s good to slow down again. It really puts my to-do list back into perspective.

  4. Jenni says:

    Looks like you are making great progress on your goals. Keep up the good work! 🙂

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  5. Laraba says:

    I’m 23 weeks pregnant and we’ve been sick this week though we are all on the mend. I am choosing not to exercise vigorously at all, though certainly am not a couch potato as I climb stairs and haul the toddler here and there :-). I haven’t quite figured out the whole “exercising when pregnant” thing — I know it is generally recommended but I’ve had preterm labor issues with the last 6 kids. Well, in 6 months the baby will be born and I’ll be mostly recovered from the birth, and maybe can climb back on the exercise bandwagon :-).

    1. Annie Kate says:

      In the meantime, you just do what you need to and rest when you can. Growing a baby is a lot of work, and you have such a busy life! There are seasons for all things as it says in Ecclesiastes 3.


      Annie Kate

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  7. It sounds like you had a great week. I’m in the midst of a 21 day challenge and am struggling to meet my ideal. But, I figure anything in the right direction is good.


    1. Annie Kate says:

      Yes, you’re right! Anything in the right direction is a great thing. Baby steps will get you anywhere if you take enough of them.

      Welcome to Fit Mommy! I’m excited that you’re here.

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