Total Gym, Total Mom Challenge – Week 5 Update

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During Week 4 of the Total Gym Challenge, I was fighting off feelings of discouragement with my lack of weight loss. Last week, those feelings really took hold of me again when I stepped on the scale to see very little change.

But physically, I feel stronger. My lower body workouts are a breeze and my upper body workouts are becoming less of a struggle. I’ve seen the changes of strength in not only my workouts but in the things I do every single day. For example, the Total Gym XLS is designed to fit in your home without taking up excess space. When not in use, it folds flat similar to an ironing board so you can store it under your bed or in a closet like I do. During week one, this folding process was a real struggle for me, to the point I needed assistance from my husband for fear I would crush one of my toes. Now, it takes me half the time to fold and unfold the equipment and I’m confident in my ability to do it without breaking anything.

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Start Week 1 Week 2 Week 3/4 Week 5
Weight 182.8 181.6 181.0 181.0 180.5
BMI 29.5 29.3 29.2 29.2 29.1
Body Fat 38.8% 38.6% 37.5% 37.5% 36%
Bust 42 42 41.5 41.5 41.5
Chest 38 38 38 38 38
Waist 39 39 38 38 38
Hips 43 43 43 43 43
Thighs 26 25 3/4 25 1/2 25 1/2 25 1/2
Arms 11 1/2 11 1/2 11 1/2 11 1/2 11 1/2

If the Total Gym is something you’re considering adding to your fitness routine, they are offering 15% of your order when you purchase from the link below. (just click on the banner, not an affiliate link)

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Disclosure – As a Total Gym Mom, I was provided with a Total Gym XLS system that was facilitated through Blog Friendly PR. Opinions expressed are my own.


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  1. Donna B. says:

    congrats on your progress so far! even if the number on the scale isn’t moving, you’re still changing your body :)

  2. Congrats! I’m struggling on my vacation comeback!

  3. Carrie Symes says:

    You are doing great! Your gaining lotsa muscle I bet!!

  4. Keep up the great work Cat! I understand how frustrating not seeing results is, especially when you’ve invested already 4+ weeks, but I believe in you and I know all your family, friends and readers do to :)

  5. I’m sure it must be frustrating not seeing any results, but sometimes it takes a little bit longer. Good luck in your journey :)

  6. Rebekah T says:

    I am going through the same struggles so I can totally relate to this post. You can do it girl! Keep it up. :)

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