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Fit Mommy Friday: Company and Celebrations

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.

What do celebrations and company mean to you?  Fun, of course, and food.  Yummy food that doesn’t always meet healthy criteria, so I ate sugar most days this week, tried some yeast bread, and enjoyed some cheese.  Is it any wonder that I’m struggling with aches, pains, and fatigue?  Time to start eating better again!

In the meantime, I need to just take it easier for a while.  There’s no way I can exercise as usual right now, but I’m getting a lot of visiting, resting, and reading done. Today I even plan to do some hand mending!

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 …3 times.

Go for a daily walk and average 10,000 steps a day … These are readings from my new pedometer: 9200, 12800, 9600, 8600, 9200, 7000, for an average of 9400.   

Have good posture and do core strengthening exercises while walking; sit straight at the computer… Yes at the start of the week, but not later.

Work on the Callanetics maintenance program… Not this week, either.

Be usefully active for 1 to 2 hours a day, 6 days a week, without overdoing it … Because of the weather and my lack of energy, we hung very little laundry.  We walked, harvested, and puttered around the house, though. 

Avoid sugar five days a week … Not at all, and as Jenn pointed out last week, the temptations will only get worse as the end of the year approaches.  I need to make a plan to keep myself on track.

Eat lots of vegetables, including fresh ones, and yoghurt … Yes to the veggies, no to the yoghurt.

Prepare and eat one fermented or soaked food a week… A few breakfasts of soaked buckwheat groats.  This is becoming a standby in our house.

Relax daily…I skipped a one afternoon rest and paid for it.  Oh well, live and learn.  

Cut something out of my schedule… We have Grandma and Grandpa over, so there’s been extra cooking but very little homeschooling.

Have fun with the kids, including active fun…Not so much this week.  Most of the fun has involved either meals or games with Grandpa.   We’re all just hanging out together, and it’s good.

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. I’ve been SLOWLY making changed around here to get us eating healthier and active more! (Slow so the kids and hubby don’t revolt! LOL)

    First, I started making all our own breads…and then got rid of 75% processed foods…and then started buying more food with no artificials and preservatives…and then we started walking most mornings as well as gardening and puttering (because puttering does burn lots of calories, doesn’t it!)…and now I’m using less meats, but adding more fresh veggies to “fill out” meals.

    I think it’s a process for all of us!

  2. Jenn4him says:

    With all your wonderful walking, it is probably a good balance to some of the sugar you are eating! I need a plan, too. Already I am thinking about limiting our cookie baking around Christmas.

  3. briana says:

    Something that helps me avoid the sugar is to make little treats once in awhile. One I like to make is banana with almond butter and coconut milk. Berries and coconut milk is another healthy favorite. And then there’s always dark chocolate. I eat the 90% so I don’t worry about how little sugar there is in it. You could also make a batch of almond flour cupcakes or something like that to keep in the freezer and then just pull a few out when the rest of the family is planning to make a treat. This helps me not feel deprived ever. I also don’t ever eat sugar except for the dark chocolate so I never want any.


  4. JoAnn says:

    Sorry that you are having problems with the ‘extra’ things you ate. Sometimes its hard to get back on track after getting off track. I hope you starting feeling better soon.


    1. Annie Kate says:

      Yes, Jessie, it sure is a process! You sound as though you’ve been doing very well!

      I think we will limit our sweets, Jenn. They are not good for anyone. I just have to think of something healthy to replace them. 🙂

      That’s a great idea, Briana! I’ll try to have healthy snacks available for me when the others eat something unhealthy. And I’ll try to find some gluten-free dark chocolate for the holidays. That’s always yummy.

      I’m already feeling better JoAnn. Thanks.

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