I am a Total Gym Total Mom Challenge Participant!

I am a Total Gym Total Mom Challenge Participant! 1

If you saw recently, a tag went up on our sidebar with a picture of an awesome Total Gym. A group of ten bloggers will be competing 8 weeks and working to meet their fitness goals with a Total Gym XLS. When this machine calls itself a TOTAL GYM, it truly is that. With exercise capabilities designed to work every area of your body, you can quickly customize a workout that is specific for you and your goals.

Discover how easy it is to get fit and stay in shape with the Total Gym XLS home gym! The Total Gym XLS comes complete with our total fitness system of workouts and workout tools to take all the guesswork out of getting into shape. With our top of the line model you’ll receive the highest quality home gym with unbeatable savings. Order the Total Gym XLS now for the body you’ve always wanted!

The Total Gym XLS, the newest unit in the Total Gym family, sets the standard for fitness excellence. This total fitness system features:

  • 400 lb weight capacity for total strength and stability
  • Upgraded comfort system
  • Upgraded pulley and cable system
  • Flexible nylon strap handles
  • Upgraded squat stand
  • Padded glideboard with head support
  • Chrome package

Now, when a friend found out I was taking on this challenge, I was met with a response of “But you’re too fragile for a Total Gym, it’s not like you can do that!” Heh. My friend apparently doesn’t know me and how stubborn I get when I’m told I can’t do something. I have fibromyalgia-I can still do anything you can even if it might take longer than an average person to do.

My goals are to primarily to take control of my body. I’ve let myself down and gotten depressed lacking in ability with being cooped up with chronic pain and this is my turn to fight back. With various on and offs of medications, my weight has increased far past what I want. Before children, I sat at around 5’5″ and 120 lbs. I was a runner. I danced until my legs were ready to fall off. With Kelsie, I sprung back instantly. With Aubrey, my nine pound baby-my body had other plans. I had since maintained a weight of about 132 lbs.

With medications, I am now sitting at my highest non-pregnancy weight: 154 lbs. I see it all in my face and in my stomach. Yes, I went from a set of abs to a spare tire. Not too good for a mom that used to be proud of her body.

My Body Mass Index sets me at 25.6 and considers me OVERWEIGHT.

My goal is to lose 24 lbs. taking me back to 130 lbs. I want to feel good about myself. My bust is at a 36. Hips a 34. Later, I’ll give you a more in depth break down of ALL the inches.

I want to strengthen. This might mean less inches coming off but ultimately, I want my muscles back. I got the lovely abdominal wall rip from Aubrey. It’s time to fix that. It’s time to fix the weakness I feel when lifting up the girls.

Be prepared for more info. and to follow my every step! I will break down my stats further to show you my main spots of focus. It’s time to kick some butt.

To follow each and every Mom, visit their blogs-










If you are on Twitter, check out the hash tag #totalgymmom to follow our conversations as well. Also, head over to check out the Total Gym XLS. By following this link, you’ll have the chance to purchase and save an ADDITIONAL 15% off your purchase.

So check back, cheer me on and get ready to watch me go!

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  1. I can’t wait to see how you do on the gym and would love to hear more about how the gym helps or hurts because of you medical issues! I think that can prove very helpful to others who are wondering if the Total Gym will be right for them as well.

    Thanks for being so honest!

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