Total Gym Total Mom Challenge: Week 6: 4 Lbs. & Pilates?

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This last week was not one of my best moments in life.  With all 4 wisdom teeth out, the doctor gave me strict orders not to workout for a minimum of 7 days.   I had anticipated that the pain would be over within 24 hours (or so) and I would be moving on with my daily schedule in no time, with little thought about my doctors “orders”.


After misery day #5, I was beginning to think that the pain would never subside and that I would permanently remain a chipmunk!  Well I was right for the next two days and it wasn’t until day #8 that I headed back to the surgeon for a check-up, which I was certain was going to be horrific and bring nothing but more bad news.

Again. I. Was. Wrong.

Turns out I was healing right on schedule and I was given permission to work-out again. That meant that regardless of how much my mouth hurt or how closely I resembled those little tree mongers, I was headed back to my Total Gym, and I have to admit, I have missed it.

I weighed in this week and was shocked to see the scale when it read this:

Holy guacamole!  You know what I learned at that moment?  That I put entirely too much food in my mouth and the past week of eating limited meals in the form of liquid, I had lost another 4 lbs!  That was a bit of a wake-up call. Shortly after, I stood in front of the mirror before heading for my Total Gym and I realized that in just one week, my muscles had already began to deflate.  I was looking flabby and sunken and just plain awful!  If that isn’t motivation to move forward, I’m not sure what is.

Week 6 Stats:

Pilates with the Total Gym?
For the last two days, I have resumed the workout I have been doing the past few weeks, incorporating the cards.  However, I suddenly remembered that when i received the Total Gym, it came with 3 videos: Start Up, 6 to 8 Minute Workout and Pilates for Total Gym! Yes, with the Total Gym you can do Pilates!  The video has two programs: Pilates for Total Gym & Body Makeover for Total Gym, which allows you to boost the power of your workouts.  So although this last week was basically a bust, I’ll be focusing on incorporating Pilates into my Total Gym routine this week and using the video!

Stay Tuned for next week’s post and what I think about Pilates using the Total Gym!

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

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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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  • Reply marybeth @ October 24, 2010 at 7:50 am

    That’s SO exciting that you can do Pilates on the Total Gym! I don’t love exercising, but Pilates is a great workout…sounds like an excellent way to fit it into my day!
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  • Reply Sam October 24, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Congratulations on losing 4 lbs! I was miserable when I had my wisdom teeth out too, and my son just had to go through that misery as well. I really need a Total Gym…I need to lose about 40 lbs :(

  • Reply Nichol October 25, 2010 at 5:30 am

    You girls have all motivated me to get out my Total Gym and start working out again. I’m happy with my weight and all that, but need to get toned. Tired of flabby mama belly!
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  • Reply Stefani October 25, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Congrats on your weight loss. I am always amazed at how much weight I can lose when I am sick and have no appetite.

    I was just thinking this morning of adding some exercise to my daily routine. Just not sure what kind of exercise I want to do.

  • Reply Kids Fashion Blog (trisha) October 25, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Wonderful! that is so exciting and congrats on getting healthier and losing weight. :)


  • Reply Lindsey@Kindred Spirit Mommy October 25, 2010 at 11:04 am

    I love pilates! I’m really interested in seeing how that is for you. :) Oh, the pain of wisdom teeth removal… good for you for getting back to it despite the pain!
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  • Reply Beeb Ashcroft October 25, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    You are doing so good! You go, girl! Don’t be so hard on yourself, of course you’re not going to look your very best after being so sick for over a week. Don’t freak out too much about the loss of muscle tone – as frustrating as it is to lose muscle so quickly, you will regain it. Can’t wait to see your next post!
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  • Reply Paula@ Frosted Fingers October 25, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Sorry you had pain for so long. I wish they would have ripped all 4 of mine out at once because I never want to go back to get the other 3 out.
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