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Fit Mommy Friday: Winter Sleepiness

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 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 snow.  And rain.  And lots of sleeping in, coughing, and naps.  We’ve lit the fire again and are drinking hot tea, waiting for today’s snowflakes.  And I am very, very sleepy.  It’s a cozy feeling, but exercise is really difficult when you are so sleepy.  So is thinking, and I’m afraid that if I don’t write up this post quickly it won’t get written this week.  Hopefully spring will soon come back and chase all the sleepiness away! 

Here’s how I did with my goals this week.

Record my fitness accomplishments each day…Kind of.  My mind was quite full with the death of a dear godly man in our church.

Do 10 repetitions of my eye exercises 5 days a week …3x only.

Go for a daily walk and average 6200 steps a day … 4450, 6000,6000, 5600, ???, 9000.

Do 6 repetitions of my physio exercises 5 days a week … No. I napped instead.

Do 5 repetitions of my organ keyboard and pedal exercises, 5 days a week… Only 2 days. I napped instead.

Be usefully active for 30-90 minutes a day, 6 days a week … I kept up with the housework, shopping, and hanging out laundry. The Little Misses and I went through their clothing boxes, and that is a fair bit of exercise too.  It was too wet and cold to garden.

Avoid sugar five days a week … Yes, except when I was away from home and needed to eat an emergency gluten-free nut-bar, which is very sweet. 

Eat lots of vegetables, including fresh ones, and yoghurt … Some yoghurt and a moderate number of vegetables. 

Relax daily…Oh, yes!  And long naps, and long nights.  Zzzz!

Have fun with the kids, including active fun…We walked and shopped, but most of our activities together were quieter, involving reading aloud, giving speeches, laughter, and meal times.

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. Jenn4him says:

    I think you did a great job, given the amount of things working against you. Spring is in full bloom here, causing allergies to make life more difficult. You took care of the most important things. Some weeks are like that. I am sorry you lost a friend. Glad to hear he was a believer. It’s comforting to know we will see our friends again.

    1. Annie Kate says:

      Yes, that is such a comfort and a blessing.

  2. briana says:

    It sounds like you took good care of yourself this week! I’m sorry for your loss. I hope next week is all that you want it to be.


    1. Annie Kate says:

      Thanks, Briana!

  3. JoAnn says:

    We’ve gotten some cold weather again too, :(. Not as much walking as I would like. Sounds like overall you had a good week. Hope everyone is feeling 100% soon. 🙂


    1. Annie Kate says:

      Thanks, I hope we are too. Miss 14 made banana bread with only 2 tablespoons of added sugar per loaf, and it was scrumptious. That was a yummy treat that should help us get healthy. The snow today didn’t come, so maybe that’s it for the year! 🙂

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