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Fit Mommy Friday: Getting Better!

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.

My blogging break has turned into a two week affair, simply because too much ‘life’ was happening.  That also involved a lot of walks, to the point where Mr. 17 said, “Mom, I think you are well!”  Well, he may not be quite right, but I am becoming much stronger and have much more stamina.  Yesterday, for example, was the first time in years that I was able to participate in the entire national March for Life program, from morning prayer service to afternoon march.  Praise the Lord!

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 …No.  As last week, I concentrated on resting my eyes and being outside, both recommended for eye health.

Go for a daily walk and average 6200 steps a day … Yes.  Several walks and quite a few steps: 5500, 9000, 8000, 4000, 6600, 8700 for a daily average of almost 7000 steps!  I am hoping to maintain that average from now on.

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… Again this week I took a break from the exercises and just played the organ for fun.

Be usefully active for 30-90 minutes a day, 6 days a week … Yes.  I walked, waded, gardened,  hung out laundry, helped the kids sort through summer jackets, and kept the home neat.

Avoid sugar five days a week … Yes, except for brownies on Sunday and two commercial gluten-free nutbars while I was out.

Eat lots of vegetables, including fresh ones, and yoghurt … Lots of vegetables, and some yoghurt.

Relax daily…I missed a few naps but more made up for that at night. 

Have fun with the kids, including active fun…We walked, explored the creek, gardened, and marched.

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:

    It sounds like you’ve had a great week. So glad you are feeling better and it sounds like you’ve gotten a lot done. I’ve taken a bit of a blog break too, unintended. I want to blog more, just no time. Maybe after next week when school is done for the year. 🙂


    1. Annie Kate says:

      Wow, you’re finished school next week! That should give your whole family a lot of extra time to do active outdoorsy things. Good for you.

  2. Jenn says:

    Hooray! That’s awesome that you can see improvements and others are noticing as well. I’m posting my update tomorrow. Like you, too much going on!

    1. Annie Kate says:

      Yes, it’s wonderful! I’m looking forward to seeing how your week went.

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  4. So glad to hear you feel fully ‘normal’ again. After months of ‘thinking’ about exercise, I joined a group class on Saturday. Today’s the first day I’m not incredibly sore from it…

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