Getting Strong and Healthier for my Son


I recently climbed up 70 flights of stairs using the stair master…pretty darn amazing, right????

My personal trainer kicked my butt, or rather I should say arms. She introduced me to ‘Twenty-ones’ and they are evil. Basically twenty-ones are 7 half reverse bicep curls, 7 half bicep curls, 7 full bicep curls…you repeat three times. The key is to use a smaller weight…because you are doing 21 curls…it’s a killer…I know my muscles are growing, but they hurt for two and half days…LOL

I decided that I want to do the triathlon next May. I CAN DO IT. I WILL DO IT.

I am so motivated to participate in the triathlon. A mother at the Little Gym where Dino had sports skills commented on how good I look and said she did the triathlon. She is a tiny woman and she did…she smiled at me and said “Strong is the new skinny.” I almost jumped on her with joy.

Then my friend’s sister participated in the triathlon for two years with her husband. She gave me some great tips and ideas. I am so motivated.

I told Tony and he said he and Dino would be waiting at the finish line for me…that right there just motivated me even more. I have a whole year to prepare.


not too many big changes…but the personal trainer will help with that. 

Weight: Inches:

Thighs: 5.5 6.5 7.0 7.5  inches LOST 

Waist: 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 inches LOST

Arms: 2.0 2.5 3.0 inches LOST

Bust: 2  2.5 inches LOST

Dress Size: 1x 18 16 



1. 10 15 knee push ups 5 regular push ups with Dino on my back

2. 10 15 regular push ups WITH EASE

3. 10 15 regular tricep push ups

4. 10 correct burpees with ease

5. climb 70 flights of stairs on the stair master

6. squat 50 lbs 60 lbs 

7. dead lift 50 lbs  


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 and Bronwyn are my motivation…LOVE their stories 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 Strong and Healthier for my Son — 10 Comments

  1. Best wishes to you as you prepare. What a great thing to be working toward! Way to make your health a priority. You’re an inspiration.

    Happy Sharefest! I hope you have a lovely weekend.

  2. Great goal Karen! Doing a triathlon sounds awesome. What a great way to challenge yourself. Keep on lifting! Thanks for sharing.

  3. 70 flights is awesome! And I’ll most definitely be cheering you on during your triathlon training. My brother does triathlons…I’m not that brave. You are doing so great!

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