I felt I could breathe for the first time in months
“I began Oxycising in mid Feb. I first became aware of Oxycising through my sister who has been overweight most of her life. She visited our home in Des Moines in November and I noticed she was ‘shrinking.’ She told me she was breathing and doing a few easy isometric exercises three times a week for 15 minutes. I commented, ‘good for you’ and was not interested in hearing anymore. . .it sounded weird to me.
“I saw Deb again in December and she was even smaller!! I asked how she could diet during the holidays and she claimed that indeed, fudge and turkey dressing had not been denied! NOW I WAS INTERESTED!!
“She and I Oxycised before our Christmas dinner. I loved it! It helped relieve a migraine headache I was suffering from at the time. . .likely due to a chocolate overload!! In addition, I felt I could breathe for the first time in months. I had been diagnosed in October with acute bronchitis and it was not letting go. We immediately went on line and I ordered two videos and a commuter CD.
“I received the products in January but only did them a few times as I was very tired and weak from my illness. I finally began a daily routine Feb. 20. I try to Oxycise! every morning with the video. My job as a choir director takes me out of town two nights a week which affords a perfect opportunity to use the commuter CD.
“I measured myself on Feb. 25. I have lost a total of 6” in less than 3 weeks! I was a size 12-14 a month ago. Saturday, I purchased two size 10 outfits. My 18 year old daughter loved one of the outfits and tried it on. She got pretty depressed when it fit her. She started questioning if I viewed her as being overweight. Although the answer was no, I encouraged her to take the steps necessary to feel good about herself. She decided that Oxycising would be the answer for her too. Sunday we measured each other and began a routine.
“I know this is just the beginning for me and hopefully my daughter. We have set some modest goals for overall inches lost. I am confident that I will keep up with this and that I WILL achieve these goals.
“You may be interested in knowing that I use the Oxycise! breathing techniques with my Children’s Choruses. I direct the Des Moines Children’s Chorus. Basic deep and diaphramatic breathing is an important part of our curriculum. Oxycising also helps with their facial expressions and overall positive attitude because, frankly, a person just looks happy when they breathe this way! During our monthly day long rehearsal, we’ve started taking Oxycise! breaks. I’ll typically take the kids outside to get lots of fresh air in their lungs. During these ‘breaks’ we’ll do a few of the isometric exercises as well. At first they thought I had lost my mind, but now they are used to it and seem to enjoy it very much!!”
My arms are no longer flabby, the muscles around my middle are strong, even my dumpy legs are slimmer
“When I ordered the Oxycise! videos I had just turned 40 and was about 20 lbs overweight. I am the kind who always ate whatever I liked and burned it all off, except I guess I didn’t quite burn it off and those 20 lbs crept up on me very gradually, over two pregnancies and 8 years of motherhood.
“One of the first changes I noticed with Oxycise! was that I could bike up the long, steep hill to my house without feeling like my lungs were going to explode. I could also run with my kids and not be out of breath after 10 paces. My body changed gradually – so gradually it sometimes seemed like nothing was happening.
“Now, close to a year later, I look back and I am soooo glad I kept at it. My weight is back to what it was when I was 20. My arms are no longer flabby, the muscles around my middle are strong, even my dumpy legs are slimmer. But most of all, doing Oxycise! has taught me how sticking with what seems like a small thing can make a big difference over time, and that it is possible to change your body and your life for the better if you do it little by little but persistently. If the first year has been this good, I am really looking forward to what Oxycise! will do for me in the years to come! Thanks, Jill, for your great program!”
Barbara added in a separate message:
“My before weight was 142 lbs, after is 125 (I am 5’6″) I went from a tight size 6 or 8 to a loose 4 or 6. Shopping has become great fun because I can complain to the sales clerks about not finding anything small enough!”
My inches began to fall off. I went from a size 14 to a size 8.
“After 10 years of trying to lose weight with the low fat/high carb approach to eating, and systematically gaining 20 pounds, I found a carbohydrate management way of eating. It took me a year to lose the 20 pounds I’d gained, but I still had the original 10 pounds to lose.
“The eating management was excruciatingly slow and after a year, I was plateaued on the weight, but worse, my clothes fit the same way they had when I was heavier and no one noticed my achievement. I couldn’t even see it in myself.
“Then I was introduced to breathing as a form of exercise. I used another plan for the first month and began to see some changes, but for me, there were some difficulties with the program. At that point, I found Oxycise! My inches began to fall off. I went from a size 14 to a size 8 and another 10 pounds came off quickly.
“Oxycise! is the only form of exercise I’ve ever stuck with long-term. I have all seven tapes and I do a different one faithfully every morning. I went to Australia last summer and even did Oxycise! on the airplane! I also do one ‘rep’ before meals and use Jill’s commuter tape on car trips that are long enough.
“I highly recommend Oxycise! to my friends and clients.”
The cellulite on the back of my upper legs and butt is greatly diminished
Diane emailed about why she loves Oxycise!
“1. The cellulite on the back of my upper legs and butt is greatly diminished. I don’t know of any other program that is capable of getting these results.
2. My calves and forearms feel really taut, as compared to feeling mushy. (It’s hard to tone these areas).
3. Oxycise! seems to cut my appetite and I don’t crave for junk food.
4. The flexibility that I get from this program is far greater than I have ever experienced with any other type of stretching or yoga.
5. I have a very busy lifestyle, and spend a lot of time in my car. This was the reason I bought the program in the first place. When I am really stressed out, I do the basic breath between getting from Point A to Point B and it calms me right down, plus I am getting all the benefits associated with increased Oxygen intake.
6. When I am really crunched for time, I can at least do 15 minutes of Oxycise! in the morning and feel like I haven’t missed my daily exercise.
7. My inner abdominal muscles feel very tight, a sensation that I couldn’t get from doing regular ab exercises which work the outer muscles.”
I’ve lost 68 lbs and 30 inches
“I’ve lost 68 lbs and 30 inches from 4 measuring places. I am now pretty much wearing a size 14, which is totally amazing to me. I normally would never be able to fit into a size 14 at my present weight. But the most important improvement to me is the fact that Oxycise! has helped almost eliminate my Fibromyalgia symptoms.”
Oxycise! gives me the tone, face shaping, mood-building, confidence and stamina I need
“I’m a 38 year old mother of four and writer (translate sedentary) weighing 160 lbs. at 5’7”. I’ve been an off-and-on-again Oxyciser for a year now eating anything and everything I want (sadly I have a sweet tooth). Before Oxycise! I struggled just to keep my weight at 170 and couldn’t stick to an exercise program (my Nordic Track sits in the corner collecting dust).
“Oxycise! is the only exercise I’ve found that I like and can consistently commit to. My resolution this year to celebrate the millennium (new century, new habits) is to consistently Oxycise! 30 minutes a day and make healthy food choices. I like Jill’s advice in her book touting lots of fresh vegetables, fruits and grains.
“Now I Oxycise! in one thirty minute sitting (while my toddler naps) every single day, and I love it! I workout to levels 1 and 2 but levels 3 and 4 are waiting in the wings in case I get bored. My goal is to lose 35 excess baby pounds by the end of the year and I know, I know without a doubt that I can do it with Oxycise!
“So far Oxycise! has already reshaped my face and firmed and toned some muscles. And the energy! I never had energy before Oxycise, in fact, I used to take herbal supplements (Ginseng) to give me energy, but since Oxycising I threw them away.
“My testimony of Oxycise isn’t just in the inches and weight arena. If I never lost a pound or an inch I’d still O! because of the energy and confidence it gives me. It makes me feel great. I suffer from PMS, and my husband knows when I’ve been Oxycising (my family thanks Oxycise!).
“Because of the confidence and stamina and energy Oxycise! gave me, I accompanied my husband on a week long business trip to Seattle and Canada, entertaining our four children (ages 10, 8, 5 and a holy terror 17-month-old) all day while he worked. I never would have been able to handle that before O!
“So thanks Jill for sharing your discovery and research, thanks Julie for your inspiring steady newsletter, thanks Oxycise! for giving me my life back!
“Sidenote: here’s something I do to motivate me. I keep a pocket calendar on my kitchen wall and put a sticker on each day I O! which for me is two stickers a day. It’s positively heartening to see those stickers add up! Also, I scanned the cover of Jill’s book onto my computer as a desktop. So now whenever I’m at my computer I have Oxycise! on my screen (subliminal reminder to get up and do it!)”
Thank you all so much,
“You may not remember me, but I am on the Oxycise! website ‘Smiles of Success.’ I have gone on to lose 40 more pounds since I submitted those, by following Jill’s ‘Fuel For Success’ eating plan mostly, and Oxycising when possible but not daily. I cannot say enough about eating more veggies and fruits and avoiding meat, dairy, sugar, etc. When I was just Oxycising alone I kept weight off, but not losing either, while eating all those unhealthy things (as Jill predicts in her book). As I did both, and even just following the eating lifestyle, I have dropped the weight.
“Her book, which in my opinion doesn’t get enough emphasis, is very similar to other plans out there including ‘Fit For Life’ and Marilu Henner’s (food combining.) Just wanted to mention that!”
“I really really appreciate your weekly Oxycise newsletter; thank you for the ongoing motivation!
“An Oxyciser for nearly four years, this is the one exercise I keep coming back to. I have in the past swam, jogged, jump-roped and danced my way to fitness, and currently enjoy the peaceful breathing movements of yoga and tai chi, but Oxycise! is the one exercise I consistently practice. Oxycise! gives me the tone, face shaping, mood-building, confidence and stamina I need, and working out with Jill is like having my own personal trainer. And I know I’m making a difference in my health on a cellular level.
“I like to play around with Oxycise so during my Level 1 & Level 2 workouts I’ve added ankle weights during one workout/tape and then switch them to my wrist during the other tape. This has been fun and I feel like I’m getting even more weight training with them.
“One bonus; I’ve decided to add meditation to my health program to help me focus because during Oxycise! my creativity streams forth continuously, and I constantly pause the tapes to write something down (goodbye writer’s block.) Good thing the workout can be done piecemeal instead of in a steady 15-minute burst!
“Well, just wanted to chime in with my progress, keep up the good work and keep on breathin’!”
- Benefits Beyond Weight Loss
- Asthma/Breathing Problems
- Back Pain
- Cholesterol Levels
- Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue
- Heart Health
- Lung Capacity
- Natural Face Lift
- PMS Symptoms
- Skin Improvements
- Stress and Anxiety
- Surgery Recovery
- Thyroid Conditions
- Urinary Incontinence