Getting Stronger and Healthier for my Son


So frustrating…I’ve been sick and missed one training session. The next session I went, but wasn’t up to my full self. I haven’t been to the gym as much as I wanted.

Though I didn’t gain. Why? Continuing to eat healthy I kept my muscles and kept the inches off. I loaded up on healthy protein, healthy fats, fruits, and vegetables. Eating good and REAL food makes all the difference.

This morning, I am going back to the gym and staying on my routine…no matter what.

At home I did what I could. I walked around with Dino on my back and did squats, lunges, and push ups with him on my back. I rolled him up in a blanket used him as my personal weight for dead lifts…whatever works, right?



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  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 Stronger and Healthier for my Son — 5 Comments

  1. Aww, hope you are feeling better and know how frustrating it is to not be able to do what you want and need to do when you are not up to your strength from it. But good for you that you didn’t gain and are still eating healthy!! 🙂

  2. Yes hope you’re feeling better. Well done for getting healthy and fit! I HAVE to get back to the gym. I did well for a while last year but rubbish this year. I’ve got as far as joining a new gym and been once! Terrible eh! Well you’ve got me thinking so I this week I’m going to stop messing and get doing!


  3. Getting sick is such a bummer when you’re trying to maintain a healthier lifestyle. Sounds like you did a great job of doing whatever you could to stay fit. I love that you used Dino as a weight, too. The Husband and I joke around that kids are like free shake-weights. They wiggle around so much that they engage lots of different muscles.

  4. I know the feeling, I have issues with my lower back… and recently it has been bothering me again… and I have been working out WAAAAAAAY less. It sucks. Sounds like you are doing a great job pushing past it though!

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