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Friday, April 29, 2005

T-tapping and me....

I was asked to talk about my exercise and what I do.

I use a program called T-tapp. I think it is the best thing since sliced bread! I used this program several years ago and for SOME reason I stopped. I don't know why. I need variety in every area of my life and the only reason I can think of as to why I stopped "tapping" was because I didn't have enough different routines. Now I'm back, and I'm NOT leaving. T-tapp uses comprehensive compound muscle movements. There is no jumping or hopping. It works your core muscles in ways similar to pilates. You never need weights either! It makes LONG muscles and works from insertion to insertion, not only the belly of the muscle like using weights. You can be working your arms and abs and legs and tush ALL at the same time!!! Check it out...I think you'll really like it.

As to my results thus far, I have lost 28 inches. I probably could have lost more during this time period (from Oct 15 through April 25), but sometimes my eating habits aren't too great. :) I've been eating healthily but sometimes splurge a little too often.

There are some great success stories on the T-tapp website, so check those out. They really are REAL people like you and I....I "talk" to them all the time on the forums. Another reason I really like T-tapp is because ANYONE can do, women and children. There are even workouts for those that have "more" to lose.

I joined a group on the site called "Habit Formers"....accountability for your exercise. I need that. I am usually an "all or nothing" person and this keeps me going through those "nothing" times. The leader of that group is Carol. She is one of the trainers and she is a homeschool mom. Carol went from a size 14 to a 0.

I encourage you to give it a shot! All you've got to lose is inches, and you can see many improvements in your health. There are exercises that you can "Try before you buy".

I hope to "see" you there.


At 7:49 PM, Blogger Classical Home said...

Thank you, Thank you!

I looked at some of the 'try before you buy' videos, and I love the fact that there is no jumping or hopping involved. You know, I never did get into those aerobics classes...
Your progress is wonderful. You must feel great!
I've been watching my food intake in order to control my blood pressure, and now that I'm doing better there, I want to work on the toning of these muscles. I walk often, but I'm awfully soft!
It looks like this will be a terrific addition that I can do right at home.
So here's my question: What the heck do I order? I'm a bit confused by the options. What do you recommend for a beginner?


At 8:05 PM, Blogger Olive Oyl/Pensguys said...

It depends on how much you need to lose.....If you have "more" to lose, then I'd go with the More 4 in 1 dvd....if you have "average" to 40-50 lbs or so, I'd say get the Total Workout...the one for $ have several workouts in that can do just the first part (15 min) and work into doing the whole thing....that is what I did to begin with. I also bought the Stepping workout called Step Away the Inches...I like it! But when I first started I used just the Basic Workout Plus (which is the first video in the Total Workout set). I JUST started doing the whole thing in March because from Jan. through March 4, I was doing only BWO+ and SATI for a contest.

You might want to read the post under the Nutrition forum called Water Cure......there is a lady whose mom does this for her high blood pressure and it has really helped her! I'm doing it too (when I can get my water in), but not for those reasons.

At 9:56 AM, Anonymous Melissa said...

Hi Penny,

I was going so strong on t-tapp and loving it, then I got some nasty virus last Thursday and am only now feeling better. I feel like I'm almost back to square one, but at least I had learned the BR routine. I'm anxious to get going again.

Last Wednesday was my last full workout. I was tired and wobbly when I got to the hoedowns and thought: "You've got to be kidding me!" But I forced myself to forge through them and I felt this surge of energy travel up my body which kept me going to the end. Even afterwards I felt energized and went and cooked a new recipe for supper (usually I'm dragging around supper time.)

Keep on tapping!
I Tim4:8

At 4:11 PM, Blogger Olive Oyl/Pensguys said...

Melissa, I wrote to you on the Tapp website about the exercise. I'm glad you are feeling better.

About the blog...the reason I found it difficult with blogger is because I wanted the little "pretties". I don't know how any of the other blogs work. I didn't take a html or css tutorial. I just remembered when I used to use Word Perfect (back about 10 years ago) that there was codes you used for whatever formatting there was and to turn the formatting off, was usually a "/" put before the code.

Blogger does have a few things set up in the sidebar already, so I copied most of the code and then added my own info. No, it doesn't walk you through it. I told my dh that someone needs to come up with something where you just click on certain buttons to make it work and to enter your info and he said "the code was written by computer guys and that is the way they think...NOT simple!" LOL

At 7:20 PM, Blogger Classical Home said...

Okay. I ordered. I'm ready to get tapping!


At 7:31 PM, Blogger Olive Oyl/Pensguys said...

YEA!!!! You will find EXCELLENT tips on the forums. Little "extras" that will help if you are confused on a move or to make the move more powerful once you learn it.


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