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Getting Fit- Yay Yay Yay

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you just NEED a Yay Yay Yay kind of day?  This last week was one of those kind of weeks.  The kids were both sick with an upper respiratory infection, and on antibiotics.  Then they contaminated me.  Yes, I fell victim, too.  So, I’ve been on antibiotics, which I have to take three times a day for seven days, and they make me queasy! As if I weren’t feeling miserable enough, I had a food reaction on Saturday evening which caused my face to break out, my lips to itch, my nostrils to swell shut, and all kinds of other fun (NOT) symptoms. I was desperate for a Yay Yay Yay kind of day.

Well, the last 24 hours have been my Yay Yay Yay kind of day!

First Yay!

body fat scale

I just love my EatSmart Precision GoFit Digital Body Fat Scale!  As I mentioned in my scale review, I thought it was going to be SO much fun to watch the body fat number drop, as the body muscle number goes up.  It is even more fun than I anticipated!  The very first time I used the scale, it measured my body fat at 39.4% and by body muscle at 39.8%.  As of today, my body fat number has dropped by an entire percent!  I don’t pretend to understand why the body muscle number only increased by 0.2% (and not a whole digit), and I don’t care.  Of course, the body water number fluctuates, as can be expected.   (My apologies that you can’t see my toes on the scale… remember, I said it IS reflective).

I am loving how I can SEE on the scale the difference that adding strengthening exercises can make!

Oh yah, and did you notice that my total body weight also went down?

193.6 pounds this morning, baby.  Yup.  I have lost over 30 pounds since the beginning of this year.

And, my BMI is down to 32.2.

Second Yay!

The kids and I spent quite a bit of time outdoors on Sunday, and they absolutely loved that Mommy had the energy to chase them and push them around in their power wheels jeep.  Yes, I said push.  The blasted thing has a dead battery, so I pushed a power wheels jeep plus 60 pounds of kid around the yard for quite a while.  Talk about an exercise on the GLUTS!  Ha.  Anyway, after that, we came indoors, and the kids occupied themselves playing with their toys while I did laundry and switched clothing sizes for all three of us.  Yes.  All. Three. of. Us.  Mister graduated into a 4T, Sister graduated into a 3T, and I took out everything that is now too big and bagged it up.  I removed two large bags of clothes from my closet.

And yesterday, I gave them away.

There is no going back, now, because if I do, I will have to go nekked.

Third yay!

When I got home from volunteering yesterday, I had an email in my inbox letting me know that I have been selected to take part in the second Total Gym Total Mom Challenge. I literally burst out crying when I got the email, I wanted it so bad.  I am just so incredibly excited.

Just in case you didn’t read about the first Total Gym Total Mom Challenge, let me tell you a little about how it went.  Blog Friendly PR teamed up with Total Gym to create a unique campaign in which ten bloggers used the Total Gym XLS for eight weeks to see what a difference it could make.  The winner of that challenge, Michelle from A Happy Hippy Mommy, shed nine pounds and five inches.  She then got to give a Total Gym away on her site (which I blogged about here)!  I confess to having entered that giveaway many, many, many… many times.

I don’t have all of the campaign details yet, but I do know is this… this campaign is set to have six Mom’s, the campaign will last eight weeks, and my Total Gym should arrive in about 3-4 weeks.  Each of our weekly posts will be assigned a theme, and I cannot wait to get the first one!

So, as my son would say, “Yay yay yay!

Waiting for the Total Gym to come in is going to be tough (in the same way walking past wrapped Christmas gifts without touching them is).

But, I can assure you that I will not be sitting on my laurels while I wait.

When I Skype’d with Hubs this morning, he asked if he would be able to use the Total Gym, too.  YEAH!  So, you just might see some updates about him, too!

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. I am so proud of you and can’t wait to see you win the competition! Shhhh don’t tell anyone lol 😉

  2. Good luck, I look forward to reading about your progress. I didn’t make it (sniff sniff) so I will live vicariously through you!

  3. You’re doing a fabulous job girl!

  4. Way to go Virginia. You go girl! I’m rooting for you.

  5. I am so happy to be participating in this campaign with you! You are one of the most inspirational people I know so I know you will keep all of us on our toes!

  6. Great results! Now I’m motivated to try to lose a little weight too. 😀 Congratulations on the Total Gym! I can’t wait to read your posts!

  7. you’re doing awesome V!

  8. Fantastic!!! You will be an awesome Total Fit Mom!!! Can’t wait to see how well you do.

  9. We just got done being sick too. No fun. 🙁

  10. I would love to eat healthy (as I sit here and eat oreos) You had an amazing day and I hope your whole week is that way

  11. awesome. but i am stuck (sic) on your nostrils welling, how ouch.

  12. wow that’s a lot of heard earned YAY!!! keep it up

  13. Wow! Lots of congrats for you! Keep up the good work. 🙂

  14. That scale looks familiar 🙂 I’m so excited for your upcoming review!!!

  15. Congratulations Virginia!! I can’t way to show my support and visit every week.

  16. Thanks, ya’ll! I really TRULY appreciate your encouraging words and support!

  17. Congrats to you!! You’re doing a great job!!

  18. Congrats to you. I wish you luck.

  19. that’s awesome girl! all of it! so happy for you on the Total Gym, I remember you saying how much you wanted one 🙂

  20. Great job!! I can’t wait to see your progress and work together on goals!! GOOD LUCK!

  21. I’m SO excited for you! That scale sounds awesome I want one now! And the Total Gym is going to be amazing, I can’t wait to see what you think of it, I’ve been dying for one for FOREVER! It’s great to do Pilates on which is my favorite work out in the world!

  22. Wow go you! This is definitely a Yay Yay Yay moment!

  23. Go girl! 🙂

  24. Wow, congrats on all counts!

  25. That is Awesome! Congratulations 🙂

  26. Keep up the good work 🙂

  27. Love the Scale!! Congrats on the Total Gym challenge. You’ll do great!!! Can’t wait to watch and see your accomplishments and loss as you go! Good Luck!

  28. WOW, that’s really cool! The scale is really cool! Great Job, keep up the great work!