Terri’s Fitness Journey Update – May


I’ve been using my Total Gym for ten months now and I didn’t think that I would have a lot to report, but surprise, my workout room is now complete! Two months ago, I moved the gym equipment into the smaller bedroom and had a bed leaning up against the wall taking up valuable space. We were able to finally have the Township take the bed items away, one per week, with our trash service. My husband then created a design to turn this small 8 x 10 room into a usable gym for us. 8 x 10 is not a lot of room to have equipment in, so to get it all done we needed to be creative.

One thing that I really love is the wall with my Total Gym workout cards hung on it. I hung strips of corkboard with Command strips (which were very sturdy and stayed on well) on the wall. Then I picked the cards that I currently use and ones that I want to use in future workouts and hung them on the corkboard so they are easy to refer to. It’s also great wall décor.

The walls are painted in the Total Gym FIT colors of yellow, black and gray, and the paints that we used are:

  • Yellow – Sunspark, (Valspar Sunshine line)
  • Gray – Stone Mason Gray (Valspar Sunshine line)
  • Black – Cracked Pepper
  • In this month’s video there is a new featured item; a Total Gym XLS I rescued from Facebook Marketplace! Being a 6-foot-tall person, I’ve always been interested in the XLS machine since I knew that it was a larger machine with a longer glideboard. The video also shows the rehabilitation and items I used to clean up the machine and I’m happy with the way it turned out. We contacted Total Gym Direct and obtained a new glideboard to replace the one that came with the unit that was in poor shape, and they were amazing to work with. If you need any Total Gym part, it can be ordered through them.

    May Updates:

  • I’m at day 170 of my personal #200 workouts
  • Down 3 pounds to make a total of 13 pounds down
  • Down 1 inch, totaling 30.75 inches lost


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