My Fitness Challenge

By Monday, April 11, 2011 4 No tags Permalink 0

I have never been one to have resolutions. And, yeah, I know that it is a bit too late into the year to be talking about them. But I have decided to put both my mind and body into a new challenge. Often times I find myself wanting a flat tummy and firmer arms but that’s where it stops. I don’t try to fix it, I simply think about it. And I have decided that it is time for me to put those thoughts into action and actually do something.

After having two babies my tummy is not what it used to be. I honestly don’t mind the stretch mark (I barely got them and only one is visible…and it is quite large and blue). I used to have a flat tummy and I miss it. I sometimes wear shapewear to help hide the tummy but it is not the same. I often times find myself tugging it upwards and well, this beats the purpose, right!?


The arms don’t look bad at all! I just want to tone them, but not like Madonna’s arms. Yucks! It is mostly my midriff area that need the most work. The legs are toned, but could be better. Same with the calves, tones but wouldn’t mind them to be even more toned, I have considered start to training with an amazon pilates ball at home to help with this.

I always get compliments for my butt. My mother in law says it is a cute little butt *blush* hehehe. But I wouldn’t mind a firmer butt…is it OK with you guys if I call it butt? Or do you like bottom better? Hmm…moving on…



Here’s where I want to go hide under my bed and never come out. When you look sideways it simply looks…ugly. I often look sideways on the mirror and hide the belly right away. And lets not talk how the tummy looks while I am sitting down. A huge bulge. I don’t like it. I am not satisfied with the way it looks. I also want that awful double chin gone! I call it a lack of space between my jaw and neck…anybody know of any chin exercises?

And even with that belly you can still see the ribs sticking out! Those suckers were very helpful while bearing babies! Why? Well they allowed for some extra help. Maybe that’s why A. was 10lbs 12oz when he was born!

As I look at this photos of me I can’t help but to challenge myself to a 30 day Fitness Challenge. I challenge myself to work out for 3-4 days a week, if not more, during which I will be using the new Journey Gym and will be sharing my progress through video and photos. And to help myself stick to it I have invited both my mother in law and sister in law. They will also be sharing their progress with us!

Journey Gym has provided me with two Journey Gyms, one for myself and one to give away to one of my lovely readers! So make sure to stick around so you can learn then how and when on this amazing giveaway!



The journey gym is the world’s first truly portable universal gym.  It’s lightweight, compact and portable design allows people to workout whenever and wherever.  It removes the most common barrier to maintaining fitness, which is lack of consistency, by allowing you to workout anywhere including your home, your hotel room, your office or even on your back porch.  It is designed to be utilized in 5 minute circuits of alternating strength and cardiovascular exercises, known as circuit training, allowing you to fit in a workout whenever you have a moment or are between tasks and consistency can return to your fitness life.*



● 30 resistance bands (five on each side plus ten additional bands) for a customizable resistance system of 5 to 100 pounds of resistance per side.
● One set of adjustable handles so resistance only begins when you are in the correct position.
● Full set of legs which are used to raise the gym into a stair stepper for a full cardio workout.
● A workout DVD specifically designed for the gym with a 5 minute set up video, a 10 minute circuit tone workout and a 20 minute circuit strength workout.
● A free online community at where you will be able to create exercise videos, track your activity and nutrition, and share your progress with friends and family.
● Free shipping and handling for orders in the U.S. and Canada.


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  • tasha
    April 13, 2011

    You look fantastic already! I’m jealous. I don’t just have a double chin, I have a quadruple one; a c-section and ovarian surgery later… lots of scars. I want to know more about this gym!

  • Linda
    April 16, 2011

    I found some chin exercises on youtube:

    • Sofia
      April 18, 2011

      Hehehe, thanks!!

  • Krista
    April 17, 2011

    I am very interested on reading your review on this system. I hope it works for you 🙂