An exercise for those who can’t do traditional exercise
Congratulations to Kathy Abbott, the winner of our March challenge! Going beyond the challenge, she completed at least one workout every single day, and sometimes two! Even with MS and arthritic knees, she has found Oxycise to be very manageable and over the 3-month challenge she lost 8 pounds and 10.5 inches. Well done, Kathy!
“I’ve been doing Oxycise! off and on (mostly off) since the workouts first came out on VHS tapes. I did very well then and wish I’d never stopped, but life, children, and a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis got in the way.
“Before I stopped, I was still able to do Oxycise! with MS, but have since progressed some with the disease and have developed very arthritic knees. Every-day walking is a challenge for me and traditional exercise is a no-go. (I did nothing much more than sit in my recliner or sleep for several years and the results were a huge weight gain and even more sluggishness.) I started a weight loss journey 14 months ago and hit a plateau after the first 6 months that lasted for the next 8 months.
“I decided to take the 3 month O! Challenge that began on January 1st to try to get things moving again. I faithfully did at least one workout every single day, and often was able to do two (after the first month of getting used to it again). But I’m not able to do them as they are presented. There is no getting down on the floor for me and even sitting in a straight-back chair to exercise is hard to do. I do every bit of my O! standing up. My only equipment is a chair to hold onto and the ceiling fan about halfway through.
“After meeting and completing the 3 month challenge, I’m down 8 pounds and 10.5 inches from 6 places I measure:
Bust – 1.5
Waist – 1.5
Hips – 3.5!!!!
Thighs – 1 inch each
Calfs – 1 inch each
“I have almost all of the DVD’s and know all of the positions on them. So I follow along with Jill or Aubrey when they’re doing the positions I’m able to do, then I substitute and modify the other positions with ones I know from other workouts. And it still works!!! My 3 month results are proof of that! How much better would the results be if I could get on the floor and bend and flex my legs into even more positions? I don’t know. But I’m very happy with what I AM able to do and the benefits I’m reaping.
“I plan to keep this streak going. I feel too much better overall to stop now!”