Fit Mommy Friday


I’ve done pretty good this week with the goals I am working toward. I have a feeling these goals will change as the year progresses, but for now, these are the main ones I’m working on.

My goals:

Eat more vegetables:
Yes, I am getting better with this one. I found a way to add chopped up broccoli to one of my favorite meals, of course it has to be chopped very small and mixed in with other things. 😉 But still, I am eating broccoli. I’ve also started drinking a cup of V8 Fusion every day. Annie gave me a great idea last week when she mentioned drinking V8 when she couldn’t get veggies in. Well I don’t like straight V8, to veggie tasting, but I have tried one of the Fusion drinks and I like that. So I’m drinking one cup of that a day. Now please don’t tell me how ‘bad’ it is for me because it’s juice, believe me I’m getting WAY more benefits from it than anything else. Those who know me understand this. When I say I don’t eat/like veggies, I mean it. So it’s this or nothing for now. I’m praying my desire for veggies will grow.

Watch my portion sizes:
I’ve done ok with this. Some meals I do great, some I haven’t. I think this will be a constant battle for me for a while. If I learn to not let myself get too hungry, I usually do ok. I need to eat smaller meals throughout the day. Maybe that should be added as a goal. 😉

Eat slower:
I know this may seem like a strange fitness goal, but I know from experience, it really does help me with my portion sizes. If I can truly slow down and make my meal last at least 20 minutes, letting me know when I’m truly fully, it helps. It also helps me enjoy what I’m eating more. I use to think I ate slow until I really watched the clock once. I realized the truth and how fast I do eat, I need to change that. I didn’t do too well with this this week. 🙁 Must…slow…down.

Do T-Tapp every other day:
Yes, I did! Finally a goal I can say I’ve done. My body feels so much better when I do this workout. On my MORE DVD they have an advanced version of MORE and I gave that a try once this week. Nope, my body isn’t ready for that yet. My back was starting to feel a bit sore because the movements were faster. As much as I hate to admit it, my back just isn’t ready for faster movements yet, I’ll stick with the regular MORE workout for now.

Do T-Tapp Hoe Downs every day:
Yes, I did! Another goal I can say I’ve done. (I’m going to enjoy these moments when I can lol). I try to do one set in the afternoon, and it really does help. I’m going to try and work up to two sets in the afternoon, but not yet. I’m letting my body get use to doing it every day first.

Watch my sugar intake for my IBS:
I started out the week pretty good with this, but ended bad. I made muddy buddies, and I didn’t watch my portion size with them. Ok, actually I new my portion sizes were too big but I ate them anyway. 🙁 I felt it last night, realizing I had ate too much.

Remember to drink water throughout the day:
Getting better but still need to work on it. I’m not saying I’m going to drink 8 glasses a day, but honestly if you study that, people don’t really know if it’s the best for your body. Everyone’s body is different, so for me I’m just going to work on drinking more throughout the day. Which reminds me, I need to go get a glass of water and have it by me while I’m working on the computer. 😉

Don’t push myself to exhaustion:
I think I did ok with this. I was a bit tired this week, but never exhausted. Of course this is the first week back to a normal school schedule for us, so that could contribute to the tiredness. But the last couple of days I’m feeling better. I’m back on a vitamin that really helps me with my energy. I know some people don’t do vitamins or think they are a waste of money, and usually most vitamins mess up my IBS. But this one vitamin I found works well for me, but I had ran out. I finally picked up some more on Tuesday so I’m back on them again, and I can feel it, I have more energy.

So that’s my first Fit Mommy Friday with actual goals listed. I think overall I did ok, though I can see areas where I need to improve. But I am thankful that each day is a clean slate and I can start all over. 🙂

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12 thoughts on “Fit Mommy Friday”

  1. Wow, have you ever done well! I’m glad the V8 idea is working for you; as you pointed out, anything is better than nothing. Good job on the T-Tapp! I’ve got to make time for that.

    It’s so smart not to work to the point of exhaustion. I think that it takes more time and energy to recover from exhaustion than to take it easy and avoid it.

    Have another great week!

    Annie Kate

  2. I appreciate you sharing all that because it helps motivate me to get going on getting my body back in shape. It sounds to me like your doing great. I’m happy for you. If that vitamin is the one you told me about I am going back on that too. Just always forgot to take it. Thanks for the encouragement today. Be blessed. Love you Mom

  3. Sounds like a good start. 🙂

    I have a suggestion about the hating vegetables. I know you are not going to like the suggestion, but I’m going to offer it to you anyways. lol!! 😛 Ok, here goes… how about if you grew a few of your own. (I told you, you wouldn’t like it! lol!!!) Hear me out… lol!!! I’m not talking about starting a big garden, I mean grow a few (ok, very few) in some pots. Maybe start with a few you can tolerate and one or two you would love to like better. The reason I am suggesting this is 1. veggies you grow yourself (or homegrown) many times taste better. The types they sell in the stores are usually more bland and they are bred to be tough (for shipping), not for taste. 2. Many people have used the grow your own veggies as a way to get people to like them. I know Little One like veggies a lot more that we have grown and he tries more of them that way. He is a very picky eater, but he’ll try about anything as long as it is from our garden. (He even ate really bitter lettuce that way. lol!!!) There is just something about the satisfaction or something. Anyways, I figured I would throw that out to you to think about. 🙂


  4. Congratulations! It sounds like you are doing great. Just keep on keeping on and don’t get upset with failures…. put them behind you and go forward. After all, tomorrow IS another day! (shades of Scarlett O’Hara haha) Love, Auntie Ella

  5. Good goals! Little baby steps with the veggies are terrific. I like what Lynn says, but totally understand your not being a gardener. Which vegetables do you usually eat?

  6. Good week!

    I am trying to eat until only 70% full but I don’t know how that feels. I don’t think I overeat usually but I must be if I’m not losing.

    Great job on the T-Tapp!

  7. It sounds like you made great strides in the consistency department last week, JoAnn – great job! That’s the hardest thing for me to do; the flesh is willing, but the will is weak. 😛 Keep it up – you’re inspiring me to get my act together. 🙂

    Have a lovely day, and another consistent week~

  8. These are awesome goals. I think I need to post some of them on my refrigerator. It’s always to good to see I am not alone in some of these struggles. Thanks for sharing…

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