Hey guys! I wanted to check in with you all and let you know how my second week with the Total Gym went.
It was a really bad week for my family and I. Most of my family had the stomach virus and I had a few migraines, all while preparing for my trip to NC; so I didn’t really spend a lot of time on my Total Gym.
I’m really looking forward to getting back to the house and working out more! It has come to my attention that my job is really changing the way my body works. Last year I could change the way I eat for 2 months and drop weight easily. Now, because I spend most of my day at a desk I have found that I don’t lose weight as easily. I know that the only way I will see changes is with consistent exercise!
While I am sad that I didn’t workout as much as I would have liked to last week, I am also realistic. I understand that as moms things don’t always work out the way we plan them, so I will push myself harder this week to get my butt back in gear (and shape!).
My plan for this week:
Kill it with Pilates! I plan to use the Total Gym Pilates kit 4-6 times this week. I personally love pilates and the idea of a longer leaner body, so I am excited to try this out!
My Feelings About The Total Gym:
What I Like:
– It doesn’t take up a lot of space. I keep the gym in my office, in a upright position and it takes up one corner of my office. I love not having to worry about the kids playing on it, and this solves that problem. It’s so compact you could even store it under your bed when it’s not in use.
– I love that it’s an all in one machine. You can get both cardio and strength training in one. You don’t need any other equipment!
– The DVD’s! While I love having the cards with each exercise listed, I am a DVD girl. The first week I used the getting started dvd, and then I tried the cards, and I really prefer the DVDs. Although I would suggest keeping the remote close so you can pause it when you get behind.
What I would change:
– I am stronger on the lower half of my body than the top, so I use two different levels. On my lower body exercises I like to work out at level 5 or 6 and at level 4 for upper body exercises. I’m not sure if it makes a difference, but the cards and DVD’s have you switching between upper and lower body exercises and it’s kind of a pain to lift and lower the level every time. I think this week I will try to do all upper body exercises first and then lift the level and do all the lower body exercises!
So that’s it for this week! I hope to come back to you with some awesome results next week!
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~ I received the Total Gym for the purpose of review and as always all opinions are my own!