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Total Gym Total Mom Challenge: Week 5

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This week started out great!  I worked out Friday, Saturday, took a break on Sunday and worked out again on Monday!  Then came Tuesday…ugh!  I received the dreaded news that I need to have all 4 of my wisdom teeth pulled immediately and headed for surgery.

The doctor told me that I could not workout for one week, which I thought was silly until I woke up from surgery and my entire mouth was swollen and I requested he put me back under for a few days until this was all over!  He unfortunately refused my request and sent me home with a “no workout” order and alot of pain pills!

I’ve been sitting here, resembling somebody other than myself for the past few days and the Total Gym is calling my name.  I decided to try on the pants in attempt to make myself feel better and not only did they go over my hips, but I got them buttoned..gasp! Perhaps the fact that I cannot eat anything other than soup may help me this week!

This week I did find myself a bit frustrated with the constant changing of accessories. The Total Gym cards do a great job of grouping the workouts together (i.e. legs, arms, chest, etc.), however removing bars and replacing bars does get a bit frustrating. I think this is just the small cost of having one machine that does it all. I mean, it’s not magic, one does have to put in a little effort to succeed and this is one little bit of effort required by the Total Gym.

I’m still surprised that after 5 weeks, the Total Gym is still a piece of workout equipment that I WANT to use (regardless of adding and removing accessories) and I look forward to using. It’s making a difference in my body and that is raising my self esteem and I just feel better everyday, knowing that I’m taking care of my body and I’m becoming healthier. Somebody has to keep up with the kids, right?

Week 5 Stats:

Want to see how the other 9 Total Mom Challengers are doing 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

Don’t forget that you can save 15% off YOUR purchase of a Total Gym XLS by clicking on the Total Gym button, located on the right hand sidebar!

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Disclaimer: I was provided with a Total Gym XLS thanks to Total Gym and Blog Friendly PR, to facilitate my review. My thoughts and opinions remain my own!

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