When I entered my 40s, this rapid metabolism came to a standstill, and reality began. I could no longer fit in my clothes, the scales were now hovering above a much higher number and I was depressed and I am ashamed of how I got myself into that shape. No matter how embarrassing I was, I just could not make myself move. I joined the YMCA, went several times, but was quickly intimidated by the equipment. I convinced myself and my husband that if I had a practice room at home, it would solve all my problems. It took a lot of time, effort, and money to turn a playroom into a gym, but I kept apologizing for not using it.
Over the years, I've always seen Total Gym's infomercials, and I thought it looked like I was using it because it was fun and yet effective. Of course, when I told my husband I wish for one, he thought it was another discarded device that would go with the others. I had become sedentary. When I came home from school in the evening, I changed my clothes, lay down on the couch, watched television or bought on the internet. I had created an unhealthy cycle in my life, and I knew something had to change. After countless inquiries, I knew that a Total Gym is the right way to get me out of my "funk".
I found a used Total Gym on the Facebook Marketplace and convinced my husband to buy it. Instead of putting it in the training room, I decided to put it in my bedroom, where I would see it daily. I bought my Total Gym 1