Getting Stronger and Healthier for my Son


I love going to the gym and getting a nice workout. I walked 21 flights of stairs on the step master at the highest resistance. GO ME!

I can do more squats and lunges with my kettle bell and find that when I dance I don’t need that many breaks. Yeah, I can shake it up and keep going.


I did two sets of 10 REGULAR push ups

To me that shows great improvement. 

Dino loves when I use him to exercise. He gets such a kick out of being lifted up and down and laying on my back. He proudly says, “My mommy is getting stronger.” That is such an amazing statement, strong is powerful, strong is beautiful, strong is important.

may 17 collage

I have plans to go clothes shopping with my friend, since nothing really fits me. While I rather shop at Dress Barn, I don’t have the money. It will be more convenient to use my Kohl’s card and just pay it off with the next two paychecks. I hope I CAN find a few pieces that will be cool in the summer yet professional enough for work. I’m think a bunch of summer skirts and tops and one or two pants/capris. 

Mu current stats.



Thighs: 5.5 6.5 7.0 inches LOST 

Waist: 5.5 6.0 6.5 inches LOST

Arms: 2.0 2.5 inches LOST

Bust: 2  2.5 inches LOST

Dress Size: 1x 18 16 



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Bakasana pose…how cool would that be.


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1. 10 15 knee push ups with Dino on my back

2. 10 regular push ups WITH EASE

3. 10 ten regular tricep push ups

4. 10 correct burpees with ease and not feel like a sweating klutz I can do five…so I’m almost there.


I found this site and just LOVE it…When I have the money I am so going to join. You pay once and you’re a lifetime member.

Staci is my motivation…LOVE her story and I know this is what I want.

They have tons of useful info and resources


About karen

Karen is married to a big kid and mom to a head strong, only child. She is happy with her family of three, along with their spoiled fur baby. Karen works full time as a teacher and still finds time to blog, read, crochet, and cook. Follow along as she enjoys this life.


Getting Stronger and Healthier for my Son — 7 Comments

  1. Seriously, what can I say, but go you!! You really are doing amazing and love reading your weekly updates. Dino is adorable by the way and love that he loves that you use him for working out and strength exercises. Absolutely perfect and hope you get some new clothes, too, because you totally deserve it 🙂

  2. Look at you go! I love that you incorporate Dino into your exercising too. Such a great way to encourage him to have a healthy attitude toward fitness. And 18 inches/2 dress sizes down? Fantastic!

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