My name is Danielle Cooper. I live in Florida with my husband and our three children. I have currently lost a total of 100 pounds and I am now using the Total Gym as my primary source of exercise.
I was overweight my entire life. It became especially bad after having my first two children. At my heaviest, I was around 210 pounds while being under 5 ft tall. I was also a size 18/20. I was tired of always feeling like I wasn’t able to keep up with my children, do the things I wanted to do, or even buy clothing in a regular store. I tried so many different diets and exercise regimens, but nothing ever seemed to work. As a busy mom, I lacked the time and effort needed for most weight loss programs. I needed something that would fit into my schedule and not take me away from my family for long periods of time.
I finally made the commitment to myself to start becoming more active and live a healthier lifestyle, not only for myself, but for my family. After having my third child, I ended up gaining a lot of weight and had little to no strength or energy. This was right at the time I needed it the most, as a mother to a new baby and two older children.
I was watching television one day and I came across the Total Gym. I realized that this was exercise I could enjoy doing and it would help me gain the strength back I lost over the past year. I loved that I could work out at home, on my schedule. I also liked that I could start off at my own level and work my way up as needed. I immediately purchased the Total Gym and haven’t looked back. It has been wonderful to have everything I need in one machine.
I am now 110 lbs. and a size 0 and in the best shape of my life. I have progressed more than I ever thought possible. I truly look forward to my workouts because I know I can just go to my living room and get a better workout than I could in a gym. I also love that I am modeling healthy habits for my children. I constantly have people asking me how I could possibly achieve the results I have. Everyone assumes I spend hours at the gym, working out. I tell them it’s no secret, just consistent commitment with the Total Gym. I am so grateful to have found the Total Gym and be able to bring it into my home. My life has completely changed for the better and I am able to physically accomplish things I never thought possible.
My current workout routine consists of using the Total Gym four to five days a week for around forty-five minutes a day. I enjoy using the videos that were included with my Total Gym. My regular go-to’s are Rosalie Brown’s Challenge video and Todd Durkin’s Advanced series. I also like to take my favorite exercises, such as squats, Hamstring Curls, and Surfer Rows and incorporate them into my own routine.
You can follow my progress on Instagram under MacrosFoodandFitness or at MacrosFoodAndFitness.com, where I include my favorite workout tips and healthy recipes!