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Fit Mommy Friday: Exercising Faithfully

encouraging each other to care well for the bodies God has given us

by being active, eating wisely, and relaxing adequately

I’m so thankful that all week long I’ve managed to do my exercises!  The number of repetitions of the Callanetics exercises seems to be perfect for me:  about 5-10 % of the recommended amount.   If I can keep that up for a few weeks, it should be possible to begin to increase it very gradually.

So here’s how my goals went this week:

Record my fitness accomplishments each day… Yes.

Go for a daily walk and average 7500 steps a day … The treadmill is so handy! When it’s wet or cold outside I can walk inside, and that makes a huge difference.  However, if my husband’s working diligently at home all day and evening, I don’t really want to disturb him by using the treadmill right next to his desk.  That’s what happened on Tuesday.  So here are my steps for the week: 8300, 5700, 6400, 4700, 6200, 6000 steps, for an average of 6200 steps.

Do my physio exercises 5 or 6 days a week … A full six times!

Do a tiny bit of the Callanetics maintenance program with Miss 15 five days a week… I did 5% to 10% of the recommended repetitions six times this week, and it seems to be working.  If next week goes well, I’ll increase the repetitions in April.

Do 15 repetitions of my eye exercises 5 days a week, relax my eyes whenever I think of it, and smile at my work. …Yes, 6 times. And note that I’ve increased that from 10 to 15 repetitions!  The goal is 30, and I’m half way there, although it has taken me over a year to do the first 10 comfortably and faithfully.

Avoid sugar five days a week … No. These are the sweets I spread out over four days:  3 tablespoons of dark chocolate chips (high in iron!) and three chocolate-covered peanut butter balls (also high in iron).

Eat lots of vegetables, including fresh ones, and yoghurt, as well as one fermented or soaked food a week … Lots of fruit, a decent amount of vegetables, a little bit of yoghurt, and one breakfast of soaked buckwheat.

Eat substantial breakfasts … Most days, yes.

Relax daily…Yes, and it was so necessary!

Spend time outside… Very little. It’s either wet and muddy or cold and icy. Instead we air out the house everyday but that’s not the same.

Have fun with the kids, including active fun… We read aloud, laughed, and chatted together.  No active fun at all.  Sigh!

Have you had a healthy week?

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Note: Fit Mommy Friday is the Health and Fitness Check-In column of The Christian Home Carnival and is also linked to Encourage One Another Wednesday.


  1. JoAnn says:

    Sounds like you’ve had a great week. So glad you are getting your exercise in. 🙂

  2. Jenn says:

    I got to use my parent’s treadmill today, while watching TV. I made myself go faster during commercials. It was fun. Good job on keeping on top of your goals. Those chocolate peanut butter balls would be hard to avoid!

    1. Annie Kate says:

      Yes, a treadmill can be fun. Speeding up during commercials is a good way to get a serious workout! You’re so smart to think of that!

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