Getting Healthy As A Busy Large Family Mom: Week 3 Update

Alright, this weeks been more like it! I can officially say that I’ve been doing more this week… yay! I tried to focus this week on getting more out of my day physically by taking walks and trying to exercise. Even though my eating habits haven’t been that great this week (thanks to discovering Red Robin has ridiculously good burgers and making me want them all week) I have at least been doing more.

Work out routine– I did these Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Right now I’m back to being a weakling and so I am currently working with 5 pound dumbells and a 10 pound kettle bell. I should be able to start increasing that weight (hopefully) in the next few weeks.

Squats- 5 sets of 10

kettle bell swings 10 lbs kettle bell- 3 sets of 10

plank- 15 seconds (I’m really bad at these but I’ll get there)

standing oblique crunches- 3 sets of 10

heel touches- 3 sets of 10

leg raises- 3 sets of 10

leg raise twists- 3 sets of 10

Laying Side crunches- 3 sets of 10

Front raise to side raise 5 lbs weights- 3 sets of 10

hammer curls to press 5 lbs weights- 3 sets of 10

bent over row to flies 5 lbs weights- 3 sets of 10

skull crushers- 5 lbs weights- 3 sets of 10

On top of trying to workout some during the week, I also managed to go on a couple of 30 minute walks with the kids during the day. It’s been nice weather here this week, so it’s made getting out during the day much easier. The one walk I did at night this week, I thought I was going to freeze to death, so I tried to keep the outside activities limited to the day time.

As you may have noticed, the last two weeks I’ve talked a lot about what I have been doing (or not doing) exercise wise and with my eating, but as I said in my original post, I want this to be an overall healthy lifestyle overhaul. So this week, I was also focusing on doing some things for myself to help me relax. I got my new planner ready and my bullet journal set up and ready for the start of February. I love setting up planners and bullet journals. There’s something very relaxing about doing it. So I’ve made sure to allow myself some time to work on that every day.

I’ve also made sure to take a few minutes each night to allow myself to read before falling asleep. I’ve made a point to disconnect from social media and focus on reading a chapter or two out of the new book I got on my kindle. So far, it’s been a much more relaxing end to my day than scrolling through Facebook or twitter.

Finally my weigh in. I’m still at 228.0 this week. It’s not great but at least I didn’t gain anything.

How is your January going so far? Let me know what you’ve been killing it at and what you feel like you may need some encouragement on! And don’t forget to hit that subscribe button so we can get healthy together!

If you enjoyed this, make sure you checkout these other posts as well!

Looking at this differently (trying to get healthy in the new year as a busy mom)

Getting Healthy As A Busy Large Family Mom- Week 1 Updates

Getting Healthy As A Busy Large Family Mom: Week 2 Update


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I'm a perfectly imperfect large family mom with a love for family, fashion, beauty and supporter of breastfeeding and body positivity.

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