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Week 8: Total Gym, Total Mom Challenge RESULTS

11/08/2010 - 9 comments

8 weeks ago I started a challenge with 9 other bloggers called the Total Gym, Total Mom Challenge.  We were all sent a Total Gym and for 8 weeks we used the machine and documented our experiences.

Today is the moment of truth.


Starting #’sWeek 1 resultsWeek 2 resultsWeek 8 results
Weight:155.4 lbs156 lbs154.8 lbs154.6 lbs
Water level:47.7%48.1%47.4%48.7 %
Body Fat:34.6%34.1%35%33.2 %
Bicep:11 3/4″11 1/2″11 1/4″11″
Thigh:24 1/4″24 1/2″23 3/4″24″
Hips:40″39″39 1/2″39 1/2″
Waist:35 1/2″34″34″34″

Not amazing or stunning.

But I am not dismayed.

Because I can see and feel a difference.  In my strength.  In my tone.

I have learned too that there is something else more important than the actual numbers.


I think if I was at a point where I still had a lot of weight to lose, the pounds would have melted off the last 8 weeks.  But I’m at a point where I am trying to lose the last 10-15 lbs after losing almost 50 in the last year.

But confidence prevails.

Confidence in my abilities to continue my lifestyle, but also confidence in how I look and feel.

I used to be the person that avoided having her photograph taken.  I used to cringe when I did end up in a photo.  Now, I go out of my way to have my picture taken.  I smile when I see pictures of myself.  The Total Gym wasn’t the direct reason for this, but I believe that the Total Gym will remain a part of my lifestyle that allows me to continue to maintain my confidence in my new self.

Below is the list of the other bloggers who participated in the challenge.  I’ll arm wrestle anyone, anytime!

  • Jennifer

My previous posts in this series:

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  • Reply Cindy Orley 11/28/2010 at 9:43 pm

    Strength and tone is where it is at. Great job. I really need to look into something like this!

  • Reply Deal-ectible Mom 11/09/2010 at 12:45 pm

    Go Kim!!! Love the pic and I think your dog loves you too ;)

    I agree with the confidence. I have had much more confidence during this last eight weeks than I’ve had in a long time! WTG girl!

  • Reply Alison 11/09/2010 at 9:14 am

    Confidence is a biggie! I think you look great Kim! :)

  • Reply Teresha@ Marlie and Me 11/09/2010 at 8:01 am

    Congrats! the Total Gym is a strengthening and toning machine and you achieved that and then some. With your new muscles, you are going to burn way more calories from now on. way to be!

  • Reply monique 11/09/2010 at 6:48 am

    Good for you fo rsticking with it!

  • Reply Karen 11/09/2010 at 5:12 am

    Simon looks so much better in the after picture.

  • Reply GotChooclate 11/09/2010 at 12:58 am

    Good job KIM!!!!!!!!!! You look awesome! Did you get a new bra???

    Seriously, I have really enjoyed reading your Total Gym posts! :)

  • Reply pam 11/08/2010 at 5:26 pm

    Actually, that’s wonderful! You lost 3 inches in 8 weeks! AND you feel better. Can’t beat that with a stick. Congrats!

  • Reply Paula 11/08/2010 at 4:51 pm

    You lost some inches! Great!! :)