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Fit Mommy Friday: Almost Back on Track

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.

Whatever your fitness goal, please feel free to join Fit Mommy any time.

This has been a much better week in terms of fitness, and I feel a whole lot better, too.  The garden work is almost finished for the year and soon it will be time to begin formal exercises again.  I prefer year-round gardening, but in Canada that’s only a dream.

Here’s how my goals went this week:

Record my fitness accomplishments each day… Yes.

Do 10 repetitions of my eye exercises 5 days a week and relax my eyes whenever I think of it …Yes!  I think this is becoming a habit. 🙂

Go for a daily walk and average 10,000 steps a day … Here are my pedometer readings: 7200, 7600, 9300, 8300, 9000, 13,400, for an average of 9100 steps a day.  I’m hoping to be able to reach my 10,000 step goal next week, but my hips are a bit sore after yesterday’s walk, so I don’t dare push myself.

Have good posture and do core strengthening exercises while walking; sit straight at the computer… No.

Work on the Callanetics maintenance program… Still too busy outside.

Be usefully active for 1 to 2 hours a day, 6 days a week, without overdoing it … Harvesting, puttering about the house, hanging laundry, clearing up the garden, walking.

Avoid sugar five days a week … Yes.  I had crepes with raspberry sauce and chocolate pudding one day, and no other sweets that I can remember.  It makes a real difference

Eat lots of vegetables, including fresh ones, and yoghurt … Yes to the veggies, no to the yoghurt.  But I cleaned out the yoghurt container and put starter yoghurt on my shopping list for today.

Prepare and eat one fermented or soaked food a week… A few breakfasts of buckwheat groats, but I’ve been forgetting to soak them.  One advantage of soaked buckwheat is that it cooks more quickly than unsoaked buckwheat.

Relax daily…I skipped several afternoon rests, but slept well at night.

Cut something out of my schedule… We’re still harvesting, and we’re going out a lot for school.  I’m not cutting anything out of my schedule, but I’m trying to be more disciplined about what I choose to do.  Crystal Paine’s new ebook, 21 Days to a Disciplined Life, is really helping.

Have fun with the kids, including active fun… Yes:  walks, outings, garden work, looking at pictures of our rooster, eating good food, and reading aloud.

Please link up your health and fitness post in the comments below. You can use your own format, your own goals, and post on whatever day works for you. Just don’t forget to link back here from your post.

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


  1. JoAnn says:

    So glad you’ve had a good week. Sounds like you are really getting a lot done.

    I can’t wait to see your new blog, make sure I get a link to it. 🙂

  2. Jenn4him says:

    You are doing so well! And thank you for the birthday wishes. It was a grand occasion!

  3. I could use a bit more discipline in my own life. Congratulations about staying on track and enjoy the outdoors while you can.

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  5. briana says:

    That’s an awesome step count for the week! I also need to be more thoughtful about what I choose to do each day. Today I’m slacking cause I’m tired but I’m just going to go with it and do what I can.


  6. I am trying to get back on track 🙂

    I love your goals! The fun with kids is the one I really want to work on, too!!!

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