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Fit Mommy Friday: A Problem with Leftovers

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.

So, right after last week’s positive post, I ate some yummy leftovers that were more than two days old.  According to my doctor, eating older leftovers is a definite no-no for me.  Well, I found out why.  I woke up from my nap aching in every joint and most muscles.    I suppose the doctor’s right to say that my tummy just doesn’t have any resistance to bad bugs yet, even though I’ve been completely off gluten for two years.   The joint aches, puffiness, weakness, clumsiness, and sadness–all common signs of bad tummy bugs (gut dysbiosis)–were mostly over by Monday, and I am so thankful for that!  And we now have 4 designated leftover days each week–no more old leftovers for this family.

On the positive side, we’re enjoying fresh asparagus, and boy, does that make me feel good! We had a few spinach plants come up unexpectedly, and the cress is ready to eat.  Garden-fresh green foods are so wonderful!

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

Record my fitness accomplishments each day… Yes.

Do 10 repetitions of my eye exercises 5 days a week …3x instead of 5.  I also concentrated on resting my eyes and being outside, both recommended for eye health.

Go for a daily walk and average 7000 steps a day … No. Several walks and quite a few steps: 3600,5000,7000, 6000,8000, 7000 for a daily average of almost 6100 steps.  It was not as good as I’d hoped, but if I don’t include the two days I felt really ill, the average is 7000 steps, something I’m very proud of.

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

Do 5 repetitions of my organ keyboard and pedal exercises, 5 days a week… Yes, and I’m also playing for fun most days.

Be usefully active for 30-90 minutes a day, 6 days a week … Yes. I walked, gardened, hung out laundry (not as much as usual, since I was too sore at first), and shopped.

Avoid sugar five days a week … No.  I enjoyed maple syrup on pancakes and ate a few double chocolate cookies.  We also had a lot of strawberries from the store…and they were so unusually good, almost like homegrown ones, that I called the store to compliment them.

Eat lots of vegetables, including fresh ones, and yoghurt … Lots of vegetables, especially asparagus, and quite a bit of yoghurt.

Relax daily…Yes.  And I slept a lot, and even spent one tired afternoon reading.

Have fun with the kids, including active fun…We walked a bit, gardened, worked on our debate course, read aloud a bit, and ate strawberries. 

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:

    Oh, that is such a bummer with the leftovers. I hope you are feeling better soon. I’m spending the weekend at a hotel with my parents, sister, niece and of course my family. It should be a good time. Glad I got my post done yesterday. http://wgcreates.com/josjourney/fit-mommy-friday-20/

    1. Annie Kate says:

      Enjoy your family time! That sounds lovely!

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