Week 2: Exercising With The Total Gym #TotalMom


So I’ve had my Total Gym just a few weeks now, and I can tell you, it’s totally kicking my butt!!

I’ve been sticking with the 6-8 minute workout video that came with it until I get myself totally comfortable using it, but I’ve been stacking them. So instead of doing Day 1 only I’ll normally do Day 1, 2 and 3 and then the next day do Day 3, 4, 5 and continue on like that.

Just recently I tried out the Ab Crunch Accessory and the video that came with it as well. HOLY COW! I can’t even get through the 9 minute video, it’s super hard, but the next day, my abs were HURTING, you know that good hurt that you get after you’ve had a good workout?! Yup! So I’ve been adding it to my daily routine!

The only ones that use the Total Gym XLS are my hubby and myself. I use it on a more consistent daily basis than he does. I asked him the other night, how he likes it and he told me he’s not quite sure yet, so we’ll see within the next few weeks if it grows on him or not.

What I love is that I haven’t really had any use for the machines at the gym. I get every workout I do at the gym at home now all in one machine! I work my arms, legs, abs, back, shoulders etc all on one machine with easy switch outs of each accessory like the Wing Bar, Leg Pulley, Squat Stand and Toe Bar. At first I found it a little difficult to keep up switching accessories, but as you do it more and more you get more accustomed to it and the quicker you get as well.

By far, my favorite exercise on the Total Gym XLS would be using the Wing Bar attachment at the top of the gym, and then putting my legs through and doing crunches, at first I didn’t think I’d be able to do them but I’ve gotten better as the days are moving on, and you can really feel it! My other favorite is leg exercises with the leg pulley. You put these cuffs on your feet and attach the leg pulley and work out one leg at a time by putting your leg in the air and pulling down, it’s one of the greatest stretches for your legs, I just love it!

This week I’ll be taking my measurements for the first time, which I probably should have done before I started any of this but yep, I’m a slacker…..

Want to challenge me as well, or join in with some of us other bloggers taking the Total Gym Total Mom Challenge? You can order your own Total Gym XLS and take 15% off your order just by ordering here.

Other Total Gym Total Mom Challengers:
Virginia at That Bald Chick
Angela at MommyPR
Nina at The One Fantastical
Emilie at Baby Loving Mama
Zippy at Champagne Living

Also don’t forget to follow our progress on Twitter by with the #TotalMom hashtag.

Post is only by the opinion of A Wrestling Addicted Mommy, other views and opinions may vary, please see my disclosure policy for more information. I was provided with a Total Gym XLS to participate in the Total Gym Total Mom Challenge at no cost.

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June 27, 2011 – 10:16 AM - | Posted in Reviews, Total Gym Total Mom Challenge, weight loss | 6 Comments »

6 Comments to “Week 2: Exercising With The Total Gym #TotalMom”

  1. Stefani Says:

    I have been wanting something like this, but I don’t have much room in my house.

    Looks like fun though!
    Stefani´s last blog post ..Timmy Time: Picture Day DVD Review and Giveaway

  2. Mandy/ Mommy Cracked Says:

    You go, girl!! I would love to have one of those. May look into it since I was contemplating a gym membership anyway….
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  3. Jen - Life With Levi Says:

    Ab burn is the BEST! Ok, admittedly, I rarely ever work out, but one of my goals is to start. Your posts about the Total Gym are inspiring me to get with the program. I remember ab burn after a really good workout – you feel like you’re still burning calories all day long. I miss that feeling!
    Jen – Life With Levi´s last blog post ..Happy Hour, Appetizers, and A Giveaway Contest from Chili’s, Oh My!

  4. Jennifer @ Mom Spotted Says:

    I like your set up. My son ripped my poster before I got it on the wall. I was so upset.
    Jennifer @ Mom Spotted´s last blog post ..Comment on Soom Soom Toddler Bed by Stork Craft Giveaway! by loriag

  5. Lynsey @MoscatoMom Says:

    Oh how I can not WAIT to get over this stinkin surgery so I can get back to working out!! This looks AWESOME!
    Lynsey @MoscatoMom´s last blog post ..Malaysia Airlines “Baby Ban” Flights

  6. Donna Conley Says:

    My boyfriend and I wanted one of these so bad but wasn’t sure how we would like it. Thanks for your post. Look forward to reading how you are doing.

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