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Total Gym Total Mom Challenge

***ETA- Enter the Total Gym XLS Giveaway HERE***

I cannot EVEN begin to tell you how excited I am to write this post! As I told you back in March, I was selected to take part in the second Blog Friendly PR’s Total Gym Total Mom Challenge.

total gym total mom challenge

My first assignment for the challenge is to tell you my weight story.  In other words, how did I get HERE.  So, without further ado, my very first Total Gym Total Mom VLOG!

A special thanks to my husband for doing the video editing and taking out a lot of the cheese factor! >>>insert hand clap<<<

If you have read my blog at all, you know that I started this year with the goal of Getting Fit. At the beginning of the year, I weighed 225lb. Over the last six months, I have worked HARD and lost over fifty pounds.  And now that my Total Gym XLS is finally here, I am really excited about the next phase of my journey to fitness!

I know that I can not only accomplish my goal of Getting Fit, but I can Finish STRONG!

About the Total Gym XLS…

No assembly required! You can literally unbox it, and get started!
Click here to watch how easy it is!
Discover how easy it is to get fit and stay in shape with the Total Gym XLS home gym! The Total Gym XLS comes complete with our total fitness system of workouts and workout tools to take all the guesswork out of getting into shape. With our top of the line model you’ll receive the highest quality home gym with unbeatable savings. Order the Total Gym XLS now for the body you’ve always wanted!
The Total Gym XLS, the newest unit in the Total Gym family, sets the standard for fitness excellence. This total fitness system features:

  • 400 lb weight capacity for total strength and stability
  • Upgraded comfort system
  • Upgraded pulley and cable system
  • Flexible nylon strap handles
  • Upgraded squat stand
  • Padded glideboard with head support
  • Chrome package
  • Exercise capability – over 80 exercises

Dimensions Unfolded: 19″ W x 90″ L x 43″ H
Dimensions Folded:    19″ W x 51″ L x  9″ H

Want to take the Total Gym Challenge for yourself?  Save 15% on your Total Gym XLS here.

While you wait for yours to be delivered, be sure to check out my competition for the Total Gym Total Mom Challenge:

Angela of MommyPR
Nina of The One Fantastical
Gina of A Wrestling Addicted Mommy
Emilie of Baby Loving Mama
Zippy of Champagne Living


These ladies are fierce, so I have my work cut out for me!

I am supplying the will…

Here’s to being able to go down a ridiculously narrow tunnel slide in the very NEAR future, and to being named the next Total Gym Total Mom!


The Total Gym XLS was provided to me to facilitate my participation in the Total Gym Total Mom Challenge. Over the course of the challenge, I will be sharing my experience with, and opinion of, the equipment.  All opinions expressed are my own.  The Total Gym links contained within this post will net you a 15% savings off your purchase of a Total Gym, and while they are being tracked, I am not being remunerated for purchases made through them.

This site uses affiliate links. See Disclosure. All Opinions are My Own
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. Tunnel sides rock!! You can do it 🙂 Congratulations on losing the 50 and I’m sure you’re going to do great!!

  2. You rock Virginia! Great vlog. I can’t wait to see more!

  3. wow! I am eager to follow your journey and those of your competition! My husband and I have been thinking of getting a Total gym.

  4. oooh the ‘cheese’ factor – it reigns supreme here. Hope you enjoy the gym!!

  5. Hey, Cheese Factor can always be interesting lol.. Great Vlog though, and GOOD LUCK you’re part of that ‘fierce’ competition and one to beat!

  6. Ooh I didn’t realize I knew all of you doing the challenge. I have no doubt you’ll do great!! You’ve come so far already and I’m so proud of you!

  7. This is fantastic!!!!! You’re going to do great!!!!! 🙂 <3 <3

  8. Over 50 pounds already, you will rock this.

    I can’t wait to see your results and hear how you like the machine.

    PS. I LOVE the shirt in the vlog.

  9. It is an honor and pleasure to be competing against you my friend 🙂

    This is super exciting and you are so calm and collected on video, I wish I felt that calm when I was recording mine! LOL

    Good luck, but at the same time…its on!


  10. 50 pounds in six months?! YOU GO GIRL! That is awesome! I enjoyed watching your video, and I love your t-shirt too!

  11. I’m so excited to see your progress through out the challenge. WAY TO GO on losing 50 pounds!

  12. Wow, over 50 lbs in six months is AWEsome! Good luck in your total gym total mom challenge!

  13. Wow! You’ve done great already! Good luck in the rest of challenge.

  14. You are doing so great! Keep moving forward!!!!

  15. I love the cheese factor! lol. Way to go on your progress so far. Can’t wait to see how your progress with the Total Gym goes.

  16. Great goal and I can tell you have the determination to do it! I wish you the best and look forward to your progress!

  17. AWESOME! I can’t wait to follow your progress along with the other ladies too! I’m so glad you got your Total Gym XLS! I wish I could have given everyone who entered one, because it really does work! I’m pulling for you Virginia and KNOW you can do this! Kick some butt girl!!!

  18. So much of what you said resonates with me.

    Emotional eater? Check.

    Appearance and energy levels needing work? Check.

    Entering more times that I care to admit? Check.

    Praying? Check.

    I’m ready to do this for so many reasons.

  19. Stephanie Showalter says:

    You are amazing and a great inspiration!