I Found My Why – Joyce Vedral Bottoms Up Workout

I Found My Why – Joyce Vedral Bottoms Up Workout – When I wrote my last post on Thursday, January 12, 2017, I shared that I was in the process of finding my “Why.” Well, I have decided to re-commit to a book that I worked out to when I was in my mid-30’s. I am currently 58 years old and I still desire to go from “Cellulite to sexy in 24 workout hours!”

Many people have come to my web site, Facing My Fat, over the past year as a result of the blog post I wrote on Day 12 – Bottoms Up! by Joyce Vedral PhD – February 5, 2016.  As a result, I am inspired to dust off my copy and get back to work on my hips, thighs, butt and stomach; plus my upper body!

The readers of my posts and followers of my blog have helped me find my “Why Blog about losing weight?” for 2017! Thank you!

Nearly a year later, I am still unable to track down Joyce Vedral. I believe she is in her 70’s now. Her books and CD’s are still for sale on the Internet but no personal information is available on her since 2013. Nonetheless, I have always been a fan. This will be the second time in my life to commit to her workout.

Day 354 Found My Why with Joyce Vedral Bottoms Up Workout

Joyce promises, “From cellulite to sexy in 24 workout hours.” The book provides exercises concentrating on thighs, hips, butt and stomach in a total-body, balanced program.

By facing my fat over the past year, I have lost 20 pounds thus far but I still have more body fat and weight to lose. I attend Jazzercise classes three to four times a week but it still isn’t enough. I need to do more (mainly because I like to eat). I need more muscle!

So I pulled out my Bottoms Up! book by Joyce L. Vedral, Ph.D. and re-read the entire book. Next, I went to my workout area, lined up my 6, 8 and 10-pound free weights and got to work. Since I was taking notes as I went, it took me an hour to get through my first Thigh and Buttock routine. From past experience, I know that I can do the routine faster. Patience….

JOIN ME in 2017

I invite you to join me in 2017 as I commit to the Bottom’s Up workout! If you don’t already have a copy, obtain one by January 25, 2017. That date will be my first anniversary for Facing My Fat and I will announce my weight and start blogging about Bottom’s Up (along with other weight loss challenges).

Read the book, get familiar with the workout routine and try out the recommended exercises. My copy was printed in 1993 and although she published many books and CD’s after that date, Bottoms Up! is my book of choice for 2017. If it is your book of choice too, I invite you to sign-up to follow my blog. Your support and feedback is welcomed!

I may not agree with everything in the book but I agree with most of what she presents. I’ll share my thoughts as I incorporate the workout into my blog this year. At a minimum, I am making a 6-month commitment to the Bottoms Up! workout. The Bottoms Up! workout entails, working out for a minimum of 4 workouts per week.

Joyce recommends additional aerobic workouts on the other three days. I have that covered by attending Jazzercise classes at least three times a week.

I Found My Why – Joyce Vedral Bottoms Up Workout

So dust off your copy of Bottoms Up! by Joyce Vedral or purchase a copy off the Internet. Next you will need three sets of free weights. The book will guide you based upon your current comfort level of working out. I’ve been exercising for over three years so I’m starting with 6, 8 and 10-pound hand-held weights (dumbbells). Wal-Mart carries a variety of affordable free weights. You will also need an adjustable workout bench. All the info you need is in the book.

**Always check with your doctor before you start any exercise plan; especially if you have back or knee issues. I am NOT a personal or certified trainer. I receive no compensation from following this program. I am an ordinary 58-year old woman who is tired of carrying excess body fat. I want the muscle tone back that I had in my 20’s!

I figure if Julie Powell could dedicate a year of her life to blog about her trials and tribulations as she attempted recipes from Julia Child’s cookbooks (Julie & Julia), I can commit to working out with Joyce L. Vedral’s book, Bottom’s Up! and blog about my results. Decades ago, I lost body fat, toned up and gained muscle by following her book and I am determined to do it again!

Per Joyce,

Muscle is sexy and there is no way to get in perfect shape unless you work out with weights.

Sign-up to follow my blog now. Get your book and see you on January 25, 2017.

Facing MY FAT,


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6 thoughts on “I Found My Why – Joyce Vedral Bottoms Up Workout

  1. Hi Vickie! I’m going to join you in committing to the Bottom’s Up! workout. I have the routine on DVD, and although it doesn’t match the book exactly (I have the book as well), it’s been my favorite for several years now. I’m sorry to say that I have fallen WAY off the wagon in the past year or so and have lost precious muscle and gained a lot of fat. To get my food intake back on track, I’ve just started an online nutrition class that I took two years ago. Next step is to get back to my weights on a regular basis, It’s been my experience that muscle eats fat! PS: Joyce closed her website a few years ago, and I believe she is retired. I have most of her books and DVDs, so I’m really glad I kept my collection. I’m excited about joining you on this journey!

    1. Yea! So excited for you to join me on my Bottom’s Up! by Joyce Vedral quest! I believe the Bottom’s Up! book is the “first” workout book she published. I have been struggling to find my “Why keep going” and I’m excited to find my “Why?” with her book. Having others like you do the workout too will make all the difference. See you on January 25, 2017 when we get started. In the meantime, I’m getting warmed up by reading the book over and over and starting to do the routines. It’s NOT easy but will be so worth it. Keep those comments coming…Vickie

      1. Hi Vickie, I will join you also! I have the Joyce Bottom’s Up on VHS and just ordered the book. I did the Joyce workouts years ago but only for 5 weeks, so never was consistent. I will have to start with 1, 3, and 5 pounds. I am so out of shape muscle and cardio. I’m really glad to have found your inspiring blog. I’ll get the book in the mail on Monday.

        1. Hi and welcome aboard! So glad to have you join me and others as we take on the Joyce Vedral Bottoms Up! challenge. I agree with starting with lighter weights. Although I’ve been working out with free weights for years, the 6, 8 and 10-pound weights are HEAVY after so many repetitions. Make sure you stretch before and after. I also suggest you go through the routine at least once without the weights. I like to warm-up before OR after exercising by dancing to a 80’s song on the Pandora app. Whatever you do, don’t just sit or lie down immediately afterwards! I made that mistake once and I could hardly walk. Be sure to post your progress. Again, welcome aboard, Vickie

          1. Hi Vickie, thanks for the reply! I have my measurement recorded, pic of weight on scale, and will get before pictures today. I am 59, looking forward to change, getting in shape and having more energy. Today I weigh 160. I think it’s reasonable to expect 10-15 lbs down in six months.

          2. Great first steps to take! Measurements tell the story when the scale sometimes does not. Your goal sounds perfectly reasonable. Keep me posted, Vickie

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