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The Total Gym “Total Mom” Challenge Begins Now!

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I’ve gained a bit of weight recently.

It’s weight that I didn’t have on me a few months ago and IT.NEEDS.TO.GO.AWAY!

This is where my insanity comes in. I have signed up to be 1 of 10 bloggers to take part in the Total Gym “Total Mom” Challenge! The “Total Mom Challenge” includes an amazing group of bloggers that I feel honored to be a part of and for the next 8 weeks we will be competing against each other using the Total Gym XLS, to see who will reign as the ultimate Total Mom!

Now I know you have seen the commercials with Chuck Norris and how the Total Gym XLS can transform your body in just 6-8 minutes a day. But let me just tell you first hand that in the past week the Total Gym XLS has kicked.my.butt and Chuck Norris is my new hero! Although I’m a little embarassed to say this, I’ve never …really… worked out. Sure I’ve walked on my treadmill here and there, however I have never really engaged my muscles and I can tell you that there are muscles in my body that I never knew existed until I started using the Total Gym.

What i’m not embarassed to say is that I love my Total Gym XLS and Every week I’ll be bringing you progress updates including photos (eek!) and my thoughts on developing a fitness routine using the Total Gym XLS!

About the Total Gym XLS
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
Exercise capability – over 80 exercises

My Goal?
To lose 15 pounds in the next 8 weeks and get some serious muscle tone going on! And of course, let’s not forget about that minor detail of reigning as the ultimate Total Gym “Total Mom” champion!

Beginning Measurements

Height – 5’7″
Weight – 152.8
Waist – 32″
Hips – 40″
Bust – 35 1/2″
Arms – 11 1/4″
Thigh – 22″
BMI – 23.9

Want to check out the other participants and follow their progress?

Kate @ The Shopping Mama
Michelle @ A Happy Hippy Mom
Cat @ 3 Kids and Us
Kim @ Accidental Mommies
Jenna @ For the Love of Baby
Jennifer @ J. Leigh Designz
Trisha @ Mom Dot
Stacie @ The Divine Miss Mommy
Shasta @ Faithfully Frugal and Free

I hope you’ll follow along this 8 week journey with me and help me reign as the Total Gym “Total Mom” Champion!

Disclaimer: I was provided with the Total Gym XLS to facilitate my review. My thoughts and opinions remain my own!

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  • Reply Kate @ The Shopping Mama September 16, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Good luck, Candace! I was SO SORE the first couple times I worked out on the Total Gym. Like, embarrassingly so. But, I think my body is now used to actually using muscles so it isn’t so bad.
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    • Reply Deal-ectible Mom September 16, 2010 at 9:52 pm

      Thanks Kate..I too am getting used to the burn and I actually like how it feels!

  • Reply Blog Friendly PR September 16, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Good Luck Girl! Show Chuck what you’re made of LOL :)
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  • Reply michelle@A Happy Hippy Mom September 16, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Hi Candace! I just wanted to wish you the best in the challenge and good luck!

    The Total Gym is VERY addicting and I’m loving it! I’m hoping to see BIG results in a few weeks and working daily to beat the battle of the bulge. Even if I meet half my goal I’ll be happy.
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    • Reply Deal-ectible Mom September 16, 2010 at 9:53 pm

      Thank You Michelle…I agree..it is addicting! GL to you as well. Can’t wait to see everyone’s results!

  • Reply Beeb Ashcroft September 16, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Awesome! It’ll be very cool to hear about your experience. Can’t wait to see the next installment!
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  • Reply Rob September 17, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Good luck and I hope you do well in your challenge.
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  • Reply Dee @ Cocktails with Mom September 17, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Good Luck Candace! Look forward to your progress. You by the way already look fab in your pic!

    I so want a Total Gym, lol.

  • Reply Brandy September 17, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Good luck! YOU can do this!!!
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  • Reply Kim @ What's That Smell? September 17, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Look at you all hung the poster up and everything. I need to do that!

    Our stats are pretty close, kind of fun to compare.

    Good luck!

  • Reply Nichol September 19, 2010 at 5:59 am

    You look amazing right now, but trust me I know all to well where I “like” to be weight wise. I’ve lost all mine and still hoping one day mama pooch will be gone lol. Good luck and looking forward to following all you mamas!
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  • Reply Louise September 19, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    You look good to me now! I bet with just a little work you’ll feel GREAT!
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  • Reply Frantic Holly September 20, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Good luck! I’m sure you can do it but you have some tough competition for the Total Gym Mom crown.
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