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Total Gym “Total Mom” Challenge: Week 2

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I’m two weeks into the Total Gym Total Mom Challenge and although I thought this process would be filled with pain and apprehension, I’m thrilled to say that I look forward to my workouts and I truly love the burn. To be honest with you, I certainly didn’t think I would ever get to a place in my life where I look forward to workouts, but with the Total Gym I do.

I think it helps that I can get a complete workout in about 15 minutes flat and move on to the next part of my day. When I first began using the Total Gym, I was sporadically working out at different times of the day, however I now workout first thing in the morning and have found that my morning workouts give me energy throughout the rest of the day.  I also try and get in 30 minutes of cardio, 3 times a week.

Last week I didn’t mention that I fell in love with a fabulous pair of Paige Denim Jeans that I found on Hautelook, however when I went to buy them they were out of my size, so I bought one size smaller than I currently wear.  Even at Hautelook they were crazy pricey, but I figured it would give me extra motivation to get in shape and lose inches and pounds…I know a little crazy, but aren’t they fabulous?

My goal is to get in those in the next few weeks!  For the past two weeks I have been following the Starter Program Guide, which is a small pamphlet of sorts filled with 15 different exercises and pictures of each, so you don’t do them incorrectly. The starter program is designed as a circuit training program to maximize cardio and strength. There’s no rest in between and it says to start out with 15 reps each.

Oh but who needs 15 reps 2 weeks in, I’m now at 25 reps and it feels so good! Oh and did I forget to mention that I lost 3.4 lbs? *Insert happy dance here*

Week 2 Measurements:

Height – 5’7″
Weight – 149.4 (-3.4 lbs)
Waist – 31″ (-1″)
Hips – 39 1/2″ (-1/2″)
Bust – 35 1/2″
Arms – 11′ (-1/4″)
Thigh – 21 3/4″ (-1/4″)
BMI – 23.3 (-.6)

Week 2 Results: -3.4 lbs and -2″ lost!

I’m going to call this week a success!

If your interested in checking out the Total Gym, you can click on the button on the right hand sidebar and you’ll receive 15% off the Total Gym when you do!

Curious as to how the other 9 Total Gym Total Mom Challengers did this week?

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

Stay tuned….

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  • Reply Kate @ The Shopping Mama September 23, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Yay for 3 pounds down! You go, Candace!

    I didn’t do the Starter Workout, but it sounds like a good one. I really love the exercise cards and have been doing the “Long and Lean” workout with them.
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  • Reply Kate @ The Shopping September 23, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    PS. I love those jeans!
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    • Reply Deal-ectible Mom September 23, 2010 at 5:15 pm

      LOL thanks kate..I just couldn’t pass them up, even if they were a size too small ;)

  • Reply michelle @ A Happy Hippy Mom September 23, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Woo hooo you go girl! That is awesome progress for two weeks!

    I LOVE the Paige Denim Jeans! Too cute!
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  • Reply Jenna @ For The Love of Baby! September 23, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    You are kicking butt girl!

  • Reply kelly beene September 24, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Keep it up Candace you look really great and we went to Applebee’s today and you stayed on your diet, you have inspired me, Mom

  • Reply Shasta September 27, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Way to go! So proud of you for the weight loss and the inches! You ROCK! I know you can kill those 15 lbs in no time! Can’t wait to read your next post, thanks for motivating me :)

  • Reply Total Gym Total Mom Challenge: Week 5 October 15, 2010 at 10:33 am

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