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Natural Health => Weight & Fitness => : AgainstTheGrain November 12, 2006, 07:55:35 PM

: T-Tapp
: AgainstTheGrain November 12, 2006, 07:55:35 PM
OK I'll do it!! Here's the T-Tapp thread!!

Wondering what in the world is T-Tapp?  Check it out here:  www.T-Tapp.com

Then join the conversation!!
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: queentea November 13, 2006, 02:34:03 AM
Okay, I've been watching this T-tap thing and must say that I'm quite skeptical.  I need to loose  10 lbs, or really  several inches YESTERDAY!! I don't fit into most of my clothes and money is TIGHT so buying new ones is out of the question. 

Nicole, how is it going?  Is it as great as it claims???

Like I said, I don't have the $$ right now, but maybe I will give the "try before you buy" a shot and see what happens.  Maybe if I get some money for Christmas, I could then buy it.  What would give me the most bang for my buck??

Thanks,
Lisa
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: healthyinOhio November 13, 2006, 04:36:58 AM
Yah, Nickole is talking to me about doing this, too.  "Loose two sizes in 4 weeks"  WOW! :o
It better work!!  It looks almost exactly like Pilates.  So, do you just buy a workout DVD ?  I need to lose two sizes by December!!!
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: patp November 13, 2006, 05:47:26 AM
I would like to hear from someone who has done this.  I am a little skeptical too.  Any real stories from experience?

Many thanks,

Pat
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: servantgirl November 13, 2006, 07:53:04 AM
Hi,
I am a closet ttapper, or really occasional ttapper. I know that it works, because I know people that it has worked for. However none of them that I know lost as fast as the claim of 2 sizes in 4 weeks. I know that does happen, but it's rather rare, and happens for certain types of people. For most- maybe 1 size a month, depending on body type. I am a short torso, meaning I have very little space between my ribs & hips, so my stomach has nowhere to go but to stick out. Plus the flat butt, etc. So I take a really long time to lose any inches. My biggest problem is consistency, because I have a serious problem scheduling time to myself for working out.  >:(

Anyway, it does work and you feel better with it. You have better balance and feel more graceful. It's great for lots of scientific reasons too. ;) I have tried lots of other exercises, including Pilates, and although none has made a real difference on my size, only TTapp has made  me feel better and healthier. I do feel that i have health issues like thyroid problems that may contribute to my problem, but probably if I were able to be consistent with TTapp for long term, it would work for me as far as weight loss.

I will say one more thing, though. This workout is hard. :o It is difficult physically and mentally, and it never gets easier, because you are always having to push yourself to the max. Sometimes I wish I didn't have to think so much to workout! :P

It is a great program and I encourage anyone to do it. Even if you don't lose inches as fast as you want to, it's still worth it, and you will learn a lot.
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: queentea November 13, 2006, 08:05:50 AM
Hi,
I am a closet ttapper, or really occasional ttapper. I know that it works, because I know people that it has worked for. However none of them that I know lost as fast as the claim of 2 sizes in 4 weeks. I know that does happen, but it's rather rare, and happens for certain types of people. For most- maybe 1 size a month, depending on body type. I am a short torso, meaning I have very little space between my ribs & hips, so my stomach has nowhere to go but to stick out. Plus the flat butt, etc. So I take a really long time to lose any inches. My biggest problem is consistency, because I have a serious problem scheduling time to myself for working out.  >:(

Anyway, it does work and you feel better with it. You have better balance and feel more graceful. It's great for lots of scientific reasons too. ;) I have tried lots of other exercises, including Pilates, and although none has made a real difference on my size, only TTapp has made  me feel better and healthier. I do feel that i have health issues like thyroid problems that may contribute to my problem, but probably if I were able to be consistent with TTapp for long term, it would work for me as far as weight loss.

I will say one more thing, though. This workout is hard. :o It is difficult physically and mentally, and it never gets easier, because you are always having to push yourself to the max. Sometimes I wish I didn't have to think so much to workout! :P

It is a great program and I encourage anyone to do it. Even if you don't lose inches as fast as you want to, it's still worth it, and you will learn a lot.

Thanks for your honest reply.  I really want it to work fast, and figured it was too good to be true.  As money is tight right now, I plan to check out her book from the library "Fit and Fabulous in 15 min."  I too don't have a lot of time. 

Keep the testimonials coming...any other T-Tappers out there????
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: hsink November 13, 2006, 08:20:12 AM
Hi Ladies,
Well, I have been T-Tapping for a whole 2 weeks  ;D Still learning a lot about it...thought I would check in with a few of my thoughts on the matter.
First of all, the Lose 2 sizes in 4 wks claim may be more of an advertisement push than anything else. Yes there are people with those kind of results but it seems from the book and T-Tapp boards that people often have slower results. I believe that I read that the average is one size in 4 weeks so obviously some people are losing more that one size and some are losing less.
Teresa Tapp's book "Fit and Fabulous in 15 min. a Day" has a lot of info in it but for me was not enough to actually be able to do the workout. I was able to check it out at the library and am glad to have read it but the dvd's definitely helped me learn the moves.
My husband has actually been doing this with me since we usually exercise together and he says his legs, etc. feel dead when he is done.  He does have an office type job but is usually fairly active outside of work.
So...as far as my results. I am 5'9" and wear a size 12-14(sometimes a 10 for skirts or pants). I have in the last 2 weeks lost only 1 inch around my waist. My clothes do fit better so I hope I am headed toward some more inch loss.  My most favorite thing about this workout is that it really seems to be the "wellness" workout that it claims to be. My sweat finally doesn't stink  ;D I put on a shirt and even when I didn't get "hot" I would sweat slightly under my arms and man did it reek  :P Now I can get dressed and even get hot and  I still smell fresh  :) Also I have been drinking around 100oz. of water daily for about four months and my pee was still bright yellow...since T-Tapping and lots of water it is now practically clear most of the time...I guess that's a good thing and hopefull not TMI.
So I am loving it and hoping to continue to see improvements in my overall health even if inch lost isn't dramatic like it is for some people.
I second what Against the Grain says about visiting the T-Tapp boards...lots of really great people, encouragement, and answers to lots of questions!
Hope this helps,
Holly

BTW-I second what servantgirl says about improving balance...I am such a clutz :o
Also has helped my posture as I have a hard time keeping my shoulders back. Between the book and the try before you buy option on their web you can get a really good idea of what is going on with this work out.
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: hsink November 13, 2006, 08:32:52 AM
Yah, Nickole is talking to me about doing this, too. "Loose two sizes in 4 weeks" WOW! :o
It better work!! It looks almost exactly like Pilates. So, do you just buy a workout DVD ? I need to lose two sizes by December!!!
I would add here that is isn't alot like I remember Pilates(it has been several years since I did Pilates) except that it is supposed to develop long lean muscles. Also I think that the only place to buy here workout(except the book) is at the T-Tapp website and I think that the cheapest package is around $40. This will give you the instructional and Basic Workout Plus(I think) and you can do a lot with that because you can always push yourself to your personal max by really paying attention to your form.  Good Luck!!!
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: AgainstTheGrain November 13, 2006, 09:06:29 AM
I don't remember if I posted my results on the brushing thread, but here they are with what I've done:

In 4 weeks doing Basic+ 15 minute workout and Organs in Place/Half Frog (OIP/HF)
- 4" off my waist (bellybutton)
-.5" off my abdomen (just below bellybutton)
-1" off my hips
-.5" off my R thigh
-.5" off my R arm
Total for 4 weeks = 6.5"

That was nearly 4 weeks ago and I need to measure again at the end of this week.

hsink is corrtect it is NOT like Pilates!! Teresa's top trainer Lani was a pilates trainer and left to become a T-Tapp trainer because she wanted the best for her clients.

As with anything in life - consistency is the key!! Just like if you don't eat healthy nearly all the time - you'll feel the health effects. Same with exercise!! I do encourage you to check out the "Try Before You Buy" at the T-Tapp.com site!! I lost my first 2 inches over a year ago (pre-pregnancy) that way and didn't buy a thing!! ;D :D

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: 4myhoonie November 13, 2006, 01:19:32 PM
hi Vanessa--are you able to do this while pregnant?  just curious......of course!   ::) 
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: healthyinOhio November 13, 2006, 01:35:59 PM
I just purchased the special with the 15 min. workout.  That is about the same amount of time that  I have spent with pilates and had good results with those.  This stretch that the lady is doing is a pilates stretch, which made me think the two were similar:
http://www.t-tapp.com/faq/what-is-ttapp.asp

But Nickole says it is not, so I don't know whether to be happy about that or not, cause pilates hurts my legs, too!!  ;)  I will let you all know how it works in a few weeks.
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: queentea November 13, 2006, 03:16:43 PM
I printed off the exercises from the "try before you buy" area and WOW!!!  I will definitely be feeling it in the AM!  My legs and buns were "woozy" and I had to hold on to the railing coming down the stairs.  I took all my measurements and will check back in a week!!! Sure hope this works.  It is a bit like pilates, but more like pilates on STEROIDS!!  Definitely concentration is a must, but I do feel it which is a good sign!  If it works like I hope, I hope to buy the program when money is available...till then, I'll stick with these exercises.  I put in for an inner library loan today for the Fit and Fab book.
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: healthyinOhio November 13, 2006, 03:44:18 PM
It is a bit like pilates, but more like pilates on STEROIDS!! 

ROTFL!!!   :D   I guess I should have checked out that try before you buy page first.  If I don't like them and we are kinda like neighbors, I can drop the steroids, I mean, exercises off to you!
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: queentea November 13, 2006, 03:59:37 PM
It is a bit like pilates, but more like pilates on STEROIDS!! 

ROTFL!!!   :D   I guess I should have checked out that try before you buy page first.  If I don't like them and we are kinda like neighbors, I can drop the steroids, I mean, exercises off to you!

LOL!!!  If you want a good work out, this seems to be it!  I did it over an hour ago and I still can't get over how spent my legs and bum are!!  I feel like I was in the gym pumping some serious iron!!  Hope I can get out of bed in the morning :o!  It didn't take me too long, though longer than it will next time as I had my papers along side of me to read and make sure my form was correct.  As I get used to doing the exercises, it shouldn't take as long, which is good as I don't have lots of time to spare, shocking I know ;D
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: cherish November 13, 2006, 04:03:36 PM
I LOVE T-Tapp.
I have always been an exerciser.  O.k. not always but usually on more than off.  I used to do the Firm and thought that was the greatest but now with three kids I just couldn't find an hour in my day to do that much exercising.  That is what I love about T-Tap.  You do work up a sweat but you are not dripping like with the Firm and it is not as long and you don't need to do it every day.  I saw results pretty quick too.  2" off my stomach in a week.
I could go on and on about it but I need to get the children to bed.   :)
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: anonymous November 13, 2006, 05:36:14 PM
What am I doing wrong???  I have been doing T-Tapp for a while, just using the print out from the 'Try Before You Buy' page and I haven't sweated at all! :P  I do feel better when I do it and I know my heart rate has increased, but I have never felt like I was wiped out.  Am I not doing it correctly?  I try to do just what the paper says.  I love Tae Bo, but with 2 little one's it's hard to find the time to do that, but so far I have really enjoyed T-Tapping.    I haven't measured.....I don't think I want to. :-\ 

Happy Tapping everyone!!

 :)
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: Nickole November 13, 2006, 06:15:25 PM
Glad someone started this thread!  I got the Basic Workout Plus video with Step Away the Inches.  $50 but $11 shipping!  :o Anyway, Againstthegrain said in another thread that she does not think you would necessarily get as great of results from Step Away, but just nice to have for variety.  I have done Step Away once, but felt I got a more full body workout with Basic Plus so I agree there.  It is hard - I was SHOCKED  :o - but it feels SO good!  I like to push my body, and I feel I am getting stronger.  I have been doing it every day except Sunday for a little over a week.  No inch loss yet but my b-day and anniversary were in that week so I ate lots of cake and we went out to eat twice which we never do, so I didn't eat as healthy.  After about a week, boy ALL my muscles in my back were sore.  It was wild.  She works every muscle in your body it seems!
 
On her seminar video she says she can say you will lost a size in 3 or 4 weeks and she says she can say that with confidence b/c it is so consistent.  We shall see....

I'm getting rid of the stairmaster for sure - this is hard, but way more fun than a boring stairmaster.  Plus no equipment - the lady is 47 and CUT - and she has not lifted weights in 25 years!!!!     

I cannot imagine learning this stuff from a book.  Just b/c form is so important and watching her and having her talk you through it - I can't imagine learning that from a book.  Maybe you can, I know it's cheaper, but also with the video the time will FLY.  I think it is worth buying the DVDS - I think doing it from a book would take me forever.  It's motivating doing it with a video too.  I talk to her on the video - my kids think I'm nuts.  Well, she SAID "hi", shouldn't I respond?   :)  I think she also asked me "are you ready" - "YES!!!  Thanks for asking!"

When you have correct form, you can FEEL it - ugh!  Thanks for the tip on OIP AgainsttheGrain - I did it again and felt it in my belly button like you said.  That made a huge difference.

Also after I am done, I feel like Gumby, all nice and stretched out.   ;D

I'd like to have some non-stinky sweat!  I'll have to see if that is happening - sniff sniff.

I was doing Basic and OIP/HF once a day, but now I am doing Basic and OIP/HF in the morning, Hoe Downs after meals (it's just a quick 1 minute exercise) and Basic and OIP/HF at night - only time I have to do it all again.  Starting today.  I'm determined.  I'll let everyone know if it works!
I'm with you healthy - it BETTER!       

MODIFY -
I have decided to do an additional "nightly" workout every OTHER day so I don't get burned out!   
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: queentea November 14, 2006, 03:30:44 AM
What am I doing wrong???  I have been doing T-Tapp for a while, just using the print out from the 'Try Before You Buy' page and I haven't sweated at all! :P  I do feel better when I do it and I know my heart rate has increased, but I have never felt like I was wiped out.  Am I not doing it correctly?  I try to do just what the paper says.  I love Tae Bo, but with 2 little one's it's hard to find the time to do that, but so far I have really enjoyed T-Tapping.    I haven't measured.....I don't think I want to. :-\ 

Happy Tapping everyone!!

 :)

I didn't sweat either doing the "try before you buy" exercises.  Part of that may be it was my first time and I was reading the papers as I went.  It does take some concentration and make sure you get the form right.  I am not sure I did the OIP exercises and the legs (pointing straight up) ones totally right, but I will hopefully improve my form as I do it more.  This will have to do for me as I can't afford the DVD's yet.  I'm sure that is also why I didn't break a sweat, I'm sure the DVDs are much more of a work out.

Gumby was definitely what I felt like when I was done, and my cheeks are a little sore this morning which is good, means they go worked hard.

Should I be doing these exercises morning and night?

Maybe now running won't seem like such a chore, I can make it something that I do on occasion for fun with hubby!!
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: hsink November 14, 2006, 05:10:57 AM
Pennie, I don't know about the OIP because I personally haven't ever done that exercises...maybe Nickole or AgainstTheGrain can weigh in on that one.

Good for you all giving this a try  :D I had done some of the exercises before my dvd's arrived and didn't really sweat. Likely because I had a hard time learning the form and going from one exercises to the next with out stopping to read the instructions. You should still get some benefits from doing these exercises and as you have to read less you can proceed to sweatville  ;D

Nickole-sounds like we got started about the same time...I am on to an everyother day schedule with the total workout so we shall see how this goes.
Keep it up everyone!!!

Holly
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: Nickole November 14, 2006, 12:28:33 PM
k, I am going to try the try b/f you buy.  I am only going to do the tummy.  Last time I printed them all out at once(I tend to over do stuff  ::))and they just sat here after trying to get my organs into place only once.  I do like my body flex and this sound sort of similar, it doesn't take the concentration this sounds like it is going to (which may not be for me)but the BF does work.  You do have to do it on an empty stomach and I figured out when that lady says so many inches the first week that means all the little cm added up....not in one spot.  I am on the weightloss thread and have lost NOTHING......so I need a new plan I just dont' know what that is.   ???  Oh, how do you know w/o the video if your organs have been put into place?  Is there some way to tell if you are doing it right?  Thanks.

Okay, I guess I'm just not very bright.  I don't get it.  Are position IV and V on the frog sequenct two totally different "exerciese?"  All I feel is my groin is stretched. I don't really feel anything on my tummy area.   :P

As for sweating everyone, I wouldn't say I really sweat but I get really warm IMMEDIATELY.  Like when I bend over for the first exercise.  So not dripping wet, but my body is definately getting a workout if I start out FREEZING in my 66 degree house with shorts and tea shirt and end up by the first 30 seconds feeling like I want to walk into a fridge!

The exercises do take a lot of concentration but the great thing is it takes all that so you make sure and work all those different muscles at once, which makes the "only 15 minutes" so great.  You can get in a full body workout on shorter amount of time.  Worth it to me to have to think so much so I can get it over with!   ;D

Yeah, I figured out it was inches all added up too  :(. 

I did the OIP over and over and finally think I "got it" - when AGAINSTTHEGRAIN said you feel it in your belly button I started tucking using my tummy, right in the belly area and I felt what she was talking about.  Like not lifting your bottom at all to tuck but using ONLY your tummy abs.  Is this right, AGAINSTTHEGRAIN????  I had to reread F/L over and over too - basically it's in, out, up, down.  I also try to focus on only using my abs to go up and down.  I tried this NOT on an empty stomach last time and felt gurgling, like I was slowing pushing things up my esophagus.  I STOPPED!  So I KNOW what you are talking about!  :P

I am totally new to this but just really concentrated on the intruction video and her seminar tips b/c I read on the forum people getting no results and the reason being was apparently form.  Well, I don't want to waste my time so I want to do it right the first time!  I am trying to keep all my muscles tight at all times and everything.         

Hope this helps!  I'm still learning too!
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: AgainstTheGrain November 14, 2006, 07:24:40 PM
hi Vanessa--are you able to do this while pregnant?  just curious......of course!   ::) 

Yep! ya sure can! There's even a Mommy's Forum at T-Tapp.com for pre & Post preg.


k, I am going to try the try b/f you buy.  I am only going to do the tummy.  Last time I printed them all out at once(I tend to over do stuff  ::))and they just sat here after trying to get my organs into place only once.  I do like my body flex and this sound sort of similar, it doesn't take the concentration this sounds like it is going to (which may not be for me)but the BF does work.  You do have to do it on an empty stomach and I figured out when that lady says so many inches the first week that means all the little cm added up....not in one spot.  I am on the weightloss thread and have lost NOTHING......so I need a new plan I just dont' know what that is.   ???  Oh, how do you know w/o the video if your organs have been put into place?  Is there some way to tell if you are doing it right?  Thanks.

Okay, I guess I'm just not very bright.  I don't get it.  Are position IV and V on the frog sequenct two totally different "exerciese?"  All I feel is my groin is stretched. I don't really feel anything on my tummy area.   :P

Pennie - before you start lay on the floor and just tuck your butt (push the lower part of your back into the floor). Now, with the side of your hand - palm facing you - push it into your belly below your belly button and push up toward your belly button. Now TIGHTEN your muscles right where your hand is.  Now lift your bum up, and when you do use those muscles you just tightened to lift the bum - in a sense pulling up with your stomach instead of pushing up with your bum.  Just like Nickole said - sounds like she's got it!!  Keep tryin' you'll get it!! ;D :D
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: Nickole November 15, 2006, 05:36:25 AM
I just purchased the special with the 15 min. workout.  That is about the same amount of time that  I have spent with pilates and had good results with those.  This stretch that the lady is doing is a pilates stretch, which made me think the two were similar:
http://www.t-tapp.com/faq/what-is-ttapp.asp

But Nickole says it is not, so I don't know whether to be happy about that or not, cause pilates hurts my legs, too!!  ;)  I will let you all know how it works in a few weeks.

If anything, you can always contact your local Ohio T-Tapp instructor for some tips  ;)*snicker*
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: Nickole November 15, 2006, 05:04:45 PM
Ok, tonight Ms. Teresa and her gang froze a few times in the middle of their routine for about a second on the DVD and then resumed.  Point being, is my CD bad????  Did anyone else have this problem?  Will it get worse??  I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT MY T-TAPP NOW! 


UPDATE:
WOW I EMAILED THEM LAST NIGHT AND GOT AN EMAIL TODAY THAT ANOTHER CD IS ON THE WAY TO ME.  NOW THAT IS GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE!   
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: Nickole November 17, 2006, 04:22:57 AM
Well after two weeks I have lost .5 inches in my ab area and ONE FULL INCH on ONE of my thighs!!!!!!!  ??? ??? ???
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: vinniesgirl November 17, 2006, 05:56:10 AM
Ok, tonight Ms. Teresa and her gang froze a few times in the middle of their routine for about a second on the DVD and then resumed.  Point being, is my CD bad????  Did anyone else have this problem?  Will it get worse??  I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT MY T-TAPP NOW! 



My mom gave me her TTapp dvd and it does the same thing.   It would stop or stutter in different places everytime I used it.  Frustrating!  I made a vhs copy and gave the dvd back to my mom..... 
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: Nickole November 17, 2006, 06:03:39 AM
Ok, tonight Ms. Teresa and her gang froze a few times in the middle of their routine for about a second on the DVD and then resumed.  Point being, is my CD bad????  Did anyone else have this problem?  Will it get worse??  I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT MY T-TAPP NOW! 



My mom gave me her TTapp dvd and it does the same thing.   It would stop or stutter in different places everytime I used it.  Frustrating!  I made a vhs copy and gave the dvd back to my mom..... 

Mine hasn't done it again, so I will just keep the one they send me for an extra in case it does!
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: floydian November 17, 2006, 01:29:44 PM
I have a question.  I have done Slim and Six which I really enjoy and lost a ton of weight on and used all through my pregnancy and Tae Bo which is also fun.  The problem is my 13 yob wants to exercise every day and well, the girls on both are dressed a little skimpy.  Do the women on here have a decent amount of clothing on and could a 13 year old male exercise using these and not have a problem.  Uh I guess that's really two questions huh?  First are they dressed enough for raging hormones to not have a problem and two would they benefit him?
I tried to use the "try it first", but I am on a dinosaur computer since my good one is down, and it won't work.
Thanks.
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: AgainstTheGrain November 18, 2006, 07:51:05 PM
I have a question.  I have done Slim and Six which I really enjoy and lost a ton of weight on and used all through my pregnancy and Tae Bo which is also fun.  The problem is my 13 yob wants to exercise every day and well, the girls on both are dressed a little skimpy.  Do the women on here have a decent amount of clothing on and could a 13 year old male exercise using these and not have a problem.  Uh I guess that's really two questions huh?  First are they dressed enough for raging hormones to not have a problem and two would they benefit him?
I tried to use the "try it first", but I am on a dinosaur computer since my good one is down, and it won't work.
Thanks.

This is a great question! ;)  I feel the women are not skimply dressed at all. In fact there are even some guys on some of the video's. Inst. #1/Basic Workout+ and Inst. #2  both have a few guys in them. One older and a young guy as well. There's even a young girl about 10yo on Inst.#1.   If you look under Success Stories on the T-Tapp.com site what those gals wear in the testimonies photo's is what is also on the video's.

Plus, I would add that you really have to CONCENTRATE to do T-Tapp :P I don't think his mind would have time to wonder . . . .



Hey Nickole - what's your body type?  Are you a short torso/long leg or long torso/short leg? Teresa is a VERY long torso/short leg. If you don't know here's where to go to figure it out, and to know where your "trouble" spots will be.   Just wantin' to help ya understand your bod!! ;D ;)
http://www.geocities.com/dyfalck/tips1.html#bodytype
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: Nickole November 19, 2006, 09:33:11 AM
I have a question.  I have done Slim and Six which I really enjoy and lost a ton of weight on and used all through my pregnancy and Tae Bo which is also fun.  The problem is my 13 yob wants to exercise every day and well, the girls on both are dressed a little skimpy.  Do the women on here have a decent amount of clothing on and could a 13 year old male exercise using these and not have a problem.  Uh I guess that's really two questions huh?  First are they dressed enough for raging hormones to not have a problem and two would they benefit him?
I tried to use the "try it first", but I am on a dinosaur computer since my good one is down, and it won't work.
Thanks.

This is a great question! ;)  I feel the women are not skimply dressed at all. In fact there are even some guys on some of the video's. Inst. #1/Basic Workout+ and Inst. #2  both have a few guys in them. One older and a young guy as well. There's even a young girl about 10yo on Inst.#1.   If you look under Success Stories on the T-Tapp.com site what those gals wear in the testimonies photo's is what is also on the video's.

Plus, I would add that you really have to CONCENTRATE to do T-Tapp :P I don't think his mind would have time to wonder . . . .



Hey Nickole - what's your body type?  Are you a short torso/long leg or long torso/short leg? Teresa is a VERY long torso/short leg. If you don't know here's where to go to figure it out, and to know where your "trouble" spots will be.   Just wantin' to help ya understand your bod!! ;D ;)
http://www.geocities.com/dyfalck/tips1.html#bodytype

Intr. #1 has that cute blond girl in the half shirt!  ;)  Boy does she make you want to keep going b/c she looks GREAT, but I think it would be a distraction for any guy, IMO.  The basic workout thought is fine to me.  Maybe your son can just do that one.  I love fun watching uncoordinated Steve (older man) on Basic Plus.  He's hilarious and adorable!  Then I remembered, "oh yeah, Steve usually stops there".  So he's not used to those hoedowns!  hee hee

I am short torso/long leg.  WOW, I have never been told I have long legs until now!  ;D .  So that's why my middle is a trouble spot!   :(           
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: queentea November 19, 2006, 11:06:35 AM
Againstthegrain, Nicole, can you give me a little insight as to how the God made/ man made system works??

I have been doing the "try before you buy" for almost  a week and I am very impressed with the results for the amount of time spent!  I will take my 1 week measurements and post my losses tomorrow...I plan on buying the DVDs when money is available, but until then I will keep with what I am doing!

Thanks,
Lisa
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: Nickole November 19, 2006, 11:23:55 AM
Againstthegrain, Nicole, can you give me a little insight as to how the God made/ man made system works??

I have been doing the "try before you buy" for almost  a week and I am very impressed with the results for the amount of time spent!  I will take my 1 week measurements and post my losses tomorrow...I plan on buying the DVDs when money is available, but until then I will keep with what I am doing!

Thanks,
Lisa

It's so easy - you eat God-made foods two days (no refined sugar and flour, no processed foods - basically all "whole" foods, how God made them!) then splurge one day and eat Man-made foods you want to, like doughnuts or something!  But only for one day, then again two days or eating whole foods.  I can't seem to find my little pamphlet on it, but I think what she said is this system helps your body to assimilate the junk food and not store it as fat better, when you indulge only every three days.  She also says not to go more than 4 days without eating some junk b/c it may cause cravings.  I hardly ever eat any "man made" foods so I don't really follow the system and I don't have cravings.  Maybe b/c I am so used to not eating that way, but I do still try to keep it in mind WHEN I indulge, not to indulge, say, the NEXT day also.  With Thanksgiving coming up, though, I will probably eat pie for four straight days in a row, but I'll chasten myself with lots of workouts, HA!   

I think it's a very sensible eating plan.  She really studied womens bodies and how their metabolisms work, esp. after age 30.   

Hope this helps!
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: queentea November 20, 2006, 03:18:40 AM
Well after seven straight days of doing the "try before you buy" exercises, here are my results.  I did the exercises once a day at night, usually before bed.  I didn't change my eating habbits and lost no weight.  My goal is not so much to loose weight, but to fit into my clothes again and look good!

rt calf:  lost .25 inch

lf calf:  lost .50 inch

rt thigh:  lost .625 inch

lf thigh:  lost .25 inch

hips (lower)  lost .125 inch

hips:  lost .25 inch

lower abs: (pooch area)  no loss (first day of period, bloat factor...had seen some loss earlier in week)

waist:  lost .375 inch

Total Loss: 2.375 inches lost!!!  Do I wish that it was all lost on my tummy YES, but will keep on going and hopefully get there soon.  I can't wait to buy the DVDs as I know that will help me loose even more!

Some notes:  It does take A LOT of concentration, but it is worth it as it yields results!  The seventh day was the first day of my period and I dreaded doing the OIP as I was cramping pretty hard, but it actually felt good, like a massage for my insides!

I'll report back next week with hopefully more losses!! ;D ;D
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: queentea November 20, 2006, 04:39:50 PM
I just got "Fit and Fabulous in 15 min" from the library...hopefully I will learn some more to help me loose faster!!!  Off to read.......
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: Nickole November 21, 2006, 01:35:49 AM
Well, forget about my formerly posted inch lost.  I't so easy to mismeasure - UGH!  I measured over and over, but I think I was not in the "stance" when I measured my thighs.  Maybe 1/2 inch in my abs, but unless it's for sure at least 1/2 inch I'm not counting it - b/c it's so easy for me to accidentally mismeasure just a tad.  Anyway, two weeks and basically no inch lost and my STAIRMASTER IS FOR SALE!!!!  I still want that ugly thing gone.  Anyway, I am a lot stronger I can tell - it is not hard at all to remain in the bent knee, etc. position.  Before it was OUCH!  but not it's like nothing, so I have gotten stronger.  WHEN will I see inch loss then?  Do people who have more inch loss needed see results faster maybe?  B/c I only need a little, but it's enought to be a whole clothes size.  Now that I have gotten stronger will my body all of a sudden kick in and I may see quicker results soon?  I'm getting discouraged here!  :(       
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: hsink November 21, 2006, 04:59:57 AM
Okay, just checking in for the week to see how everyone is getting along.

Nichole-sorry you are discouraged  :'( I don't really know the answers to any of your questions but keep it up!!! I don't remember if they say that "less to lose" people lose slower or not. 

queentea- Great job! You will learn a lot from the book.  Especially since you are already somewhat familiar with the workout.  What I love about the success stories is that they are real people. It isn't like Teresa claims to turn everybody into a "barbie". Hope you keep losing and getting other health benefits also.

Well, as for me...it is week #3 since I measured 1st and got my dvd's.
I know what you mean about the accuracy (or lack there of) in measuring but here are my losses so far
Bust 1/2 in
Waist 1 in
Abs 1 in

Yeah- I'm excited about this especially because my husband is doing it with me so that is helping me stay consistent. He will not measure but I am hoping that it will help his shoulder, back and knee pain since she claims this is a physical therapy/rehab approach to fitness.  We will see...
Do the women on here have a decent amount of clothing on and could a 13 year old male exercise using these and not have a problem
My husband said "Yah, they have a decent amount of clothes on but that doesn't mean a 13yr old with raging hormones could do this without distraction"  I think if you take a look around the t-tapp website (the try before you buy videos) you will have a decent idea of what Teresa dresses like in the workouts.  Like Nickole said there is a cute girl that works out right behind Teresa in the instructionals.  My $.02

Holly
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: queentea November 24, 2006, 10:04:00 AM
Well, I have to say that I too may have made some errors in my measurements, but I DID loose in several places, just not as much as I originally thought.

I was able to get the book via inter-library loan, and it is good, but trying to do the 15 min workout is going to be a challenge without the video!!  There was a DVD in the book that includes the hoe downs and secret to a flat tummy which my 16yo dd have been doing together along with the try before you buy exercises.  It has been a lot of fun to do it with her after the younger ones go to bed.  Just have to keep from laughing too much when one of us accidentally "serenades" after having too many beans for dinner ::).  Hope to get the DVDs soon, maybe on e-bay.
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: Joy2BMommy December 08, 2006, 06:51:57 AM
I was excited to see this thread here.  I have the total workout, but haven't worked up to the total yet, sticking with the BWO+ and my rebounder for now.  I've had it for a few weeks, but only did it a time or two before Thanksgiving - have been consistent with it for the past week and I'm seeing results already - especially from the brushing.  After six babies I have a bit of that loose overhang poochy stuff and it's going away!!  I still have the pooch area, but the loose stuff (I think it's called an "apron"?) is really firming up!!  Not bad for only one week of consistency!!! I've been trying to add in OIP/HF in the evening as well.  I'm really excited to see what my results may be in a month or two!  I think I'm likely on track to lose at least one size in my first four weeks.  My tighter fitting jeans are starting to fit a bit loose through the back side and possibly around the waist too.  I took my measurements when I started but don't want to measure for a few more days, so I'll let you know if there's been true loss. 
I try to take a couple minutes every few days to post my workouts on the postpartum thread at T-Tapp - it helps to keep me accountable to my workouts.

Lani has a workout scheduled not too far from me in a few months and I'm hoping to be able to attend.  From what I've read results can be much more dramatic with the form improvement that comes from working with an instructor.

Happy Tappin'!

Debbi
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: healthyinOhio December 08, 2006, 04:58:57 PM
I have watched the seminar, now, and am very excited to try some more exercises.  I am a little concerned with the "ho-down" exercise.  I did it without flinching or raising my heartbeat much.  Did I do it wrong?  Now, the arm exercises just about killed my back and arms.  :D
My legs have always been stronger than my arms, and I was in dance and ballet. So, maybe that is why the leg ones are easier.  So, is it possible that I did it perfectly the first time, or am I probably doing it wrong?
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: Nickole December 08, 2006, 06:04:41 PM
I have watched the seminar, now, and am very excited to try some more exercises.  I am a little concerned with the "ho-down" exercise.  I did it without flinching or raising my heartbeat much.  Did I do it wrong?  Now, the arm exercises just about killed my back and arms.  :D
My legs have always been stronger than my arms, and I was in dance and ballet. So, maybe that is why the leg ones are easier.  So, is it possible that I did it perfectly the first time, or am I probably doing it wrong?

Be sure and don't bounce - that extra leverage makes it easier and your heart rate won't go up as much.  Also, "as high as you can!"  ;D. 
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: healthyinOhio December 14, 2006, 08:04:25 AM
Oh, yeah!  I feel it now!!  :D  Took about three days and now the back of my knees are sore.  I will measure next week to see if I get some of those awesome results.  Either way, it truly is a ingenious way to exercise.
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: blessed2Bamomof3 December 14, 2006, 09:49:29 AM
Well, I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but I'm not "feeling it."  I guess I'll just have to break down and buy some kind of instructions, because the 'print before you buy' version is not doing anything for me.   Maybe I'm just a slow learner. :-\  I'm glad it's working for some of the rest of you, though.

Have a great day!!

 :)
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: Shaundra December 14, 2006, 10:23:17 AM
Is this safe for pregnant women? (putting the organs in place, etc.)
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: hsink December 14, 2006, 10:26:57 AM
happymommy-

I doubt your a slow learner...or I'm in the same boat with you  :o Do you have any access that allows you to do the try before you buy videos? If you could the techniques in those exercises may help you to be able to understand the printed version of the other exercises.  I couldn't really get the hang of the exercises when I had the book from the library but with a few of the target pop videos I was able to do a little better.  I would encourage you if it is possible to purchase any workouts to do so.  I have been doing this for about 6 wks or so and really feel good even though I have only lost a couple of inches.  Now if I could just leave all the baked goods alone this time of year maybe I would get better results.  IMO it is the type of workout that gets more effective as you go because there is always ways to improve your form and "feel" it more. :o

Shaundra, I have never done this while pregnant but they say that it is safe (don't know about OIP specifically). There is a mommy fitness section on the t-tapp website www.t-tapp.com (http://www.t-tapp.com) and I am sure that on the forums you could get more specific info.

Hope this helps,
Holly
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: FollowingHim December 14, 2006, 11:56:24 AM
I wouldn't think OIP is physically possible while pregnant, since all your organs end up behind baby! It sure is fabulous for afterward though!  I haven't tapped while pregnant, but my sister just had baby #7 and tapped all the way through (until she sprained her ankle on the stairs at 37 weeks)!  She felt great til the end and has had a speedy recovery, 12 weeks later.  Definitely check out the mommy fitness forum to ask specific questions.  Those forums are great!
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: Joy2BMommy December 14, 2006, 12:15:48 PM
The website advises against OIP while pregnant.  As mentioned before, in the mommy fitness section there is a pregnant mommy thread.  I'm a part of the postpartum thread and have seen that several moms did the "MORE" workout during pregnancy, though several are doing (or have done) the Basic Workout Plus along and or the Total Workout, taking out moves that have been uncomfortable as the belly gets bigger (like oil wells?).  Since neither of these have floor work with them I don't think there's anything that would be unsafe for a pregnant woman, except for the organs in place.

Blessings,
Debbi
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: healthyinOhio December 16, 2006, 07:46:37 AM
I am confused as to what is the next video to get after the 15 min. Total body workout, plus.  Does anyone know?  Everything seems like it is a package deal and I don't want that. I just want to be able to buy one tape/dvd.  Thanks.
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: AgainstTheGrain December 17, 2006, 12:03:59 PM
Is this safe for pregnant women? (putting the organs in place, etc.)

No need to put the organs in place since they'll be movin' to make room for baby anyway!! Check out the Mommy Forum at T-Tapp.com they have many good suggestions for during pregnancy. Basically you do what your body can handle, and if it's too much STOP!!!  ;)


I am confused as to what is the next video to get after the 15 min. Total body workout, plus.  Does anyone know?  Everything seems like it is a package deal and I don't want that. I just want to be able to buy one tape/dvd.  Thanks.

The 15 minutes workout is also Basic Instruction #1, so then you would go to Basic Instruction #2. Both of them together is the Total Workout. I don't know if you can get JUST Inst. #2.
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: healthyinOhio December 17, 2006, 02:58:17 PM


The 15 minutes workout is also Basic Instruction #1, so then you would go to Basic Instruction #2. Both of them together is the Total Workout. I don't know if you can get JUST Inst. #2.

Okay, thanks.  I don't remember seeing that one, but I will have to go back to see.  That is the only thing that I don't like about her program is you have to buy the two or three video packages.  You end up with a couple tapes you only use like once.  Kinda a waste to me.  But I like the exercises and I can't wait to measure myself, tomorrow.
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: healthyinOhio December 18, 2006, 03:20:42 PM
I am happy to announce that in ONE week I have lost a total of 5.5 inches!  Two and a half was on my waist, alone.  I also lost three pounds.  I didn't start losing the weight until I started doing the "hoedowns" exercises after every meal.  This is a really neat exercise program and I would recommend it to anyone.  It is a little expensive though....hmmmm....only down side.  ;)
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: hsink December 18, 2006, 05:33:27 PM
Healthy:
I am happy to announce that in ONE week I have lost a total of 5.5 inches!
Congrats!!! That is fabulous  ;D If you are still wondering about if inst #2 (which is on the same dvd as the Total workout) is available by itself...I would call the Better Body Basics office. When I was reading the forums the other day they mentioned calling to order the Ladybug since it wasn't listed online. Maybe it is possible to get just Inst 2 by calling...???
I am still holding on to my original inch loss but not making anymore progress...I am still doing the Total workout 3 times a week but have not been eating good...  >:( Actually I think that with the way I have eaten the last couple of weeks it is a very good thing that I haven't gained weight.  My goal is to now do hoedowns at least after some meals and OIP everday.

Holly
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: queentea December 19, 2006, 01:30:05 AM
I am happy to announce that in ONE week I have lost a total of 5.5 inches!  Two and a half was on my waist, alone.  I also lost three pounds.  I didn't start losing the weight until I started doing the "hoedowns" exercises after every meal.  This is a really neat exercise program and I would recommend it to anyone.  It is a little expensive though....hmmmm....only down side.  ;)

Which WO are you doing?? I am still hoping to get them soon...maybe in Jan...I need to shed some inches BAD...tired of wearing the same few outfits that fit!!  Still doing the try before you buy, but I have been eating bad and haven't seen anymore loss.
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: healthyinOhio December 19, 2006, 02:54:56 AM

Which WO are you doing??

I had the sale one a few weeks back.  It contained the seminar, Instructional #1, and the Basic Workout Plus.  What is crazy, is the instructional is basically the same as the Workout Plus.  I paid for two of the same videos.  And the seminar is something you only watch once and then you are like.......now what do I do with it?  LOL!  So, since we are close to each other, queentea, I can drop the other workout to you if you like.  My gift to you!!  ;)
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: hsink December 19, 2006, 02:36:21 PM
 
SALE 30% off   SALE

Hey ladies I just thought that if you were interested you may want to know that today is deep discount Tuesday...12/19/2006  It says that you can get 30% your total purchase.
http://forum.t-tapp.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51185

Holly
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: grc January 20, 2007, 06:51:24 PM
Hey T-tapp ladies,
I've been stalking ya waiting to see how much success you have.  Can anyone share their latest results and let me know if I should try it.

Thanks,

Gina
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: queentea January 21, 2007, 03:26:32 AM
Hey T-tapp ladies,
I've been stalking ya waiting to see how much success you have.  Can anyone share their latest results and let me know if I should try it.

Thanks,

Gina

Thanks to the generosity of Healthy in Ohio, I started Instructional 1 just before Christmas.  I also had been doing Organs in Place and Diva Derriere from the try before you buy.  Starting Jan 1st I did a four day boot camp doing the tape plus walk/running (only because I didn't have the total work out) for 25 min. then I just went to doing the inst. 1 every day, with an occasional day off here and there.  I have lost 3 lbs (don't really care about lbs though) and almost 6 inches.  1.25 on waist and .75 on my tummy pooch, and .5 on each thigh.  Because I am a combination body type, my inches come off a little here and there, but they are comming off!!  I'd love for it all to be around my middle, but I will take what I can get.  I am convinced and have my MIL tapping and hope to get my mom into it soon to and maybe my sister.  I would definitely say go for it!!!  I just won an auction on ebay for the total workout beg/rehab and I am looking forward to being able to do the total work out for faster inch loss!.  HTH
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: healthyinOhio January 21, 2007, 04:48:38 AM
I have lost a total of 8 inches and have kept the four pounds off.  Not so concerned with the weight as much as the inches.  They literally feel like they "melted" off.  I am very happy with this program!!
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: daisey February 06, 2007, 11:40:33 AM
I am really out of shape.   Do you think I can handle this?    :-\    I'm 58 years young and would really like to firm up everything that is trying to reach the floor.   ;D    I do have a question here~~~~ I have looked at the try before you buy videos and am wondering if this is something where you start with a couple of exercises and move on to more and harder as you get more fit?    Think I will try it out and see how it goes.   
Are you all still seeing results  and still exercising? 
Thanks
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: healthyinOhio February 06, 2007, 12:13:00 PM
I am really out of shape.   Do you think I can handle this?    :-\    I'm 58 years young and would really like to firm up everything that is trying to reach the floor. 

Daisey,

There is a 75 year young women who does T-Tapp probably better than me!!  She is on the videos.  The try before you buy videos don't do the exercises much justice.  I really like the concept and results with the T-tapp.  As a beginner, I would suggest this first(for the first few months):

15 Minute Basic Plus Workout (39.95)
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: daisey February 08, 2007, 11:05:55 AM
thanks healthyinOhio.    Guess I need to send for the Basic Plus Workout set.
I really enjoyed all the posts here on the subject and find myself encouraged to try.
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: leslieincali February 20, 2007, 11:54:45 AM
I just got my videos in the mail. I'll be doing my measurements tomorrow. I might post them here for some real accountability. :o
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: Nickole February 20, 2007, 11:57:35 AM
I just got my videos in the mail. I'll be doing my measurements tomorrow. I might post them here for some real accountability. :o

I just finished T-Tapping!  I absolutely love these workouts.  I think you will be pleased!   :)
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: mxmom February 20, 2007, 12:19:53 PM
Just wondering, those of you that do these exercises regularly, have you noticed weight loss, muscle tone, more strength and endurance.  I am going to actually have a garden for the first time since leaving my parents farm (a long time ago ;)) and am wondering how long I'll be able to last squatting and bending over.  Would these be of great benefit in these areas - also, losing a few pounds would definitely not kill me either.  ::) :o
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: Nickole February 20, 2007, 12:31:52 PM
Just wondering, those of you that do these exercises regularly, have you noticed weight loss, muscle tone, more strength and endurance.  I am going to actually have a garden for the first time since leaving my parents farm (a long time ago ;)) and am wondering how long I'll be able to last squatting and bending over.  Would these be of great benefit in these areas - also, losing a few pounds would definitely not kill me either.  ::) :o

All of the above for me!  :)
I almost immediately had relief from lower back pain.  Her unique exercises take a rehabilitative approach which really works.  I also definately got stronger, much moreso than when I was just using the stair master (which was also SO boring).  She works all your muscles I think so you get stronger all around, and in less time!  So, yes, more strength and endurance too.  I feel SO good after I have T-Tapped!  I also have had inch loss and weight loss, but moreso when I switched to the total workout.  Even though the basic workout was challenging, I think since I was already working out on a regular basis before that and yet stuck with my weight and size, I needed a longer workout.  I alternate with the Total Workout and the Basic though, b/c the Total workout is a killer and I think one week of doing that daily and I might be dead.  Seriously, though, it is TOUGH.  Even the 15 minute basic is tough though, and if you aren't already exercising on a regular basis, then your body will be in even more shock  :o and you will get quicker results than I did I think. 

I am sold out on T-Tapp!  ;D     
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: AgainstTheGrain February 20, 2007, 08:47:28 PM
I just got my videos in the mail. I'll be doing my measurements tomorrow. I might post them here for some real accountability. :o

Way to go leslieincallie!  Be sure to also visit the T-Tapp forum's as well. Those gals there are very helpful and encouraging. Plus the 2nd Tue of the month there's Deep Discount Tuesday when Teresa selects a product  at an awesome discount . . . I highly recommend the alfalfa!!  Plus, they have different accountability threads, bootcamp threads, etc. 

I would also suggest making a consistency goal with a reward!  I finally got back into working out about a month ago and my cinsistency goal for Feb is a new pair of Sketcher's!! ;D They really make a difference and my other pair is a little worn. And if I'm the size I want to be by May 1 I get a new swimsuit from a specialty shop - I haven't gotten a swim suit in years!! My hubby is excited for that!!
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: *MommaJo* February 21, 2007, 06:07:35 AM
OK........HELP!

I just tried the Awesome Legs - Try Before You Buy that I printed off the website.  I only seemed to feel it in my calves!  (I feel like I get more out of laying on my back, knees bent, 14 mob riding on my hips, and lifting my bottom off the floor!) 

Then I tried the Dive Derriere one and I think I got that one right.  I could feel it in my bottom, but mostly at the area of my hip joint..... Maybe I didn't get it right.

What am I doing wrong?

(now I'm off to print the abs one.....Lord knows I need that)
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: *MommaJo* February 21, 2007, 06:29:04 AM
One more thing...
Could someone please tell me all the places I should measure? 
I figure thighs, upper & lower abs, and my bottom......
anyplace else?
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: healthyinOhio February 21, 2007, 07:38:22 AM
One more thing...
Could someone please tell me all the places I should measure? 
I figure thighs, upper & lower abs, and my bottom......
anyplace else?

Is there a place on the site that shows you exactly where to measure?  Because there is a book at the library that shows exactly where and she also sends you a chart when you order a video.
Oh, nevermind!  I'll just type it out!  :D

Bust(fullest part)
Waist(At or slightly above navel)
Abdomen(3 inches below navel)
Hips(Tighten buns and measure fullest part of b*tt)
Right/Left Upper Thighs(Just below b*tt cheek)
Right/Left Lower Thighs(2 inches above kneecap)
Right/Left Calves(At fullest point)
Right/Left Upper Arms(Below deltoid muscle/3-4 in. from armpit center)
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: *MommaJo* February 21, 2007, 09:14:24 AM
Thanks Healthy.  I checked the site and didn't find it.  I knew you'd come to my rescue!   ;D
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: mxmom February 21, 2007, 09:15:48 AM
Just wondering, those of you that do these exercises regularly, have you noticed weight loss, muscle tone, more strength and endurance.  I am going to actually have a garden for the first time since leaving my parents farm (a long time ago ;)) and am wondering how long I'll be able to last squatting and bending over.  Would these be of great benefit in these areas - also, losing a few pounds would definitely not kill me either.  ::) :o

All of the above for me!  :)
I almost immediately had relief from lower back pain.  Her unique exercises take a rehabilitative approach which really works.  I also definately got stronger, much moreso than when I was just using the stair master (which was also SO boring).  She works all your muscles I think so you get stronger all around, and in less time!  So, yes, more strength and endurance too.  I feel SO good after I have T-Tapped!  I also have had inch loss and weight loss, but moreso when I switched to the total workout.  Even though the basic workout was challenging, I think since I was already working out on a regular basis before that and yet stuck with my weight and size, I needed a longer workout.  I alternate with the Total Workout and the Basic though, b/c the Total workout is a killer and I think one week of doing that daily and I might be dead.  Seriously, though, it is TOUGH.  Even the 15 minute basic is tough though, and if you aren't already exercising on a regular basis, then your body will be in even more shock  :o and you will get quicker results than I did I think. 

I am sold out on T-Tapp!  ;D     

How long does the Total Workout take and does the Basic really only take 15 minutes?  When you say TOUGH, do you mean a really wimpy woman might not be able to do it....not asking for me, of course, just in case some other wimpy women are scared to pose this question.  ;D ;D ::) ;)
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: daisey February 21, 2007, 10:05:17 AM
I just got my videos in the mail. I'll be doing my measurements tomorrow. I might post them here for some real accountability. :o

Way to go leslieincallie!  Be sure to also visit the T-Tapp forum's as well. Those gals there are very helpful and encouraging. Plus the 2nd Tue of the month there's Deep Discount Tuesday when Teresa selects a product  at an awesome discount . . . I highly recommend the alfalfa!!  Plus, they have different accountability threads, bootcamp threads, etc. 

I would also suggest making a consistency goal with a reward!  I finally got back into working out about a month ago and my cinsistency goal for Feb is a new pair of Sketcher's!! ;D They really make a difference and my other pair is a little worn. And if I'm the size I want to be by May 1 I get a new swimsuit from a specialty shop - I haven't gotten a swim suit in years!! My hubby is excited for that!!

Hi
I'm wondering about the Deep Discount Tuesday's.   Do they have them all the time or just once in awhile and where do I find that on the site?
Thanks.
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: Nickole February 21, 2007, 11:00:15 AM


How long does the Total Workout take and does the Basic really only take 15 minutes?  When you say TOUGH, do you mean a really wimpy woman might not be able to do it....not asking for me, of course, just in case some other wimpy women are scared to pose this question.  ;D ;D ::) ;)
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Yes, the Basic is only 15 minutes but first you want to do the Instructional to get the moves down - you really want to have proper form to get best results.  In the instructional she explains a lot more, and then when you get to the workout it's no instruction, so just the moves in succession.  15 minutes and just like Teresa says "no matter your fitness level, it works you to the max."  I thought I had a pretty decent fitness level, and it was HARD.  BUT then it got easier as I got stronger.  I think for anyone it will be hard at first, but stick with it - you will get results much quicker from T-Tapp than any other 15 minute workout.  There shouldn't be anything in there you can't physically do - it's just holding positions mainly that is hard.  YOU CAN DO IT!!!

The Total Workout is about 50 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   :o :o :o :o :o :o

You do NOT need this at first by any means.  You may not need it for a while, or ever.  The 15 minute is great.  The 50 minute is, well, 50 minutes!  Need I say more????  It's one tough workout!!! 

Nickole   
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: AgainstTheGrain February 21, 2007, 04:59:01 PM
mshelson - regarding Awesome legs - this may sound impossible, but tuck/squeeze your bumm while you're doing it :o  Also, make sure that you have your legs in alignment not turned out at all. OK I just had to get down on the floor and do a few to know what to do! ;D  Wear shoes also! and you should feel it in the bumm and the abs (working the core)! ;)

Diva Derrier - the hand that's on your hip, push your thumb in your back to keep your hips forward and again, squeeze your bumm for the most effective. You may have to work up to that ;) I did.

daisey - Deep Discount Tuesday is EVERY second or third Tuesday  ??? of the month and whatever the special is I think you have to find out on the Forum. I don't think they put it on the home page. Sometimes it's a 1 day special sometimes it's a few days.

Happy Tappin'
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: Nickole February 21, 2007, 05:03:11 PM
AgainstTheGrain, are you doing the Total workout or Basic or what?  What's your routine?  :)

 
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: AgainstTheGrain February 21, 2007, 06:10:37 PM
AgainstTheGrain, are you doing the Total workout or Basic or what?  What's your routine?  :)

I started with a 4 day bootcamp (Total Workout), Now I do Basic+, lunges from Inst #2, OIP/HF, and DD Mon-Fri. Sat. I do TW/O Sun. off. I have to have something every day as a routine or I slack off too much. :-\ But, that's the beauty of T-Tapp.  With 5 young ones and home educating, I can fit 25 minutes in a day but would be hard to do 50 minutes 3x/wk.

HealthyinOhio and this testimonial:
Debbie Davidson - lost 3.5 inches on her hips and went from size 12 to 10 in 4 weeks doing only one T-Tapp exercise! 
  http://www.t-tapp.com/success/debbiedavidson/default.asp
have inspired me to do more Hoedowns  :o so that'll be my next addition ;D
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: twitterpated4hubby February 24, 2007, 11:27:55 AM
Ok, i need to know what would be the best to get out of all this stuff. I'm still confused. :-\ So, my mom is almost 50 and she wants to buy it, but could she even do it? She has asthma. Could she just do the brushing and the step tape?

What about me? I'm 28 and just had my third baby. I'm not overweight, but i could stand to lose 10 or 15 LBS.

Please tell me what would be the best to get. Me and mom can share and i will just copy her tapes off. I need to know EXACTLY what to get and how. I think i have mommy brain cuz the more i read the more confused i get. ;D
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: *MommaJo* February 24, 2007, 12:18:10 PM
Ok, i need to know what would be the best to get out of all this stuff. I'm still confused. :-\ So, my mom is almost 50 and she wants to buy it, but could she even do it? She is overweight and has asthma. Could she just do the brushing and the step tape?

What about me? I'm 28 and just had my third baby. I'm not overweight, but i could stand to lose 10 or 15 LBS.

Please tell me what would be the best to get. Me and mom can share and i will just copy her tapes off. I need to know EXACTLY what to get and how. I think i have mommy brain cuz the more i read the more confused i get. ;D

ooooooh, help me too!  I'm 5'2" and 130.  I want to lose 15#.  (and lots of inches) ;)  I've been doing Diva Derrier, Awesome Legs, and Flat Stomach from the try-before-you-buy link.  I love those 3 but the Short Torso Body Sculpting page totally confuses me.  Especially because I'm long waisted and didn't find a specific exercise for that. 

What do ya'll suggest I do?   Am I going to be successful just doing the try-before-you-buy stuff or do you have to do an actual dvd to get results.  Your input on this and previously has been greatly appreciated.

(I love WTM  :-* )
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: queentea February 25, 2007, 02:52:54 AM
Ok, i need to know what would be the best to get out of all this stuff. I'm still confused. :-\ So, my mom is almost 50 and she wants to buy it, but could she even do it? She is overweight and has asthma. Could she just do the brushing and the step tape?

What about me? I'm 28 and just had my third baby. I'm not overweight, but i could stand to lose 10 or 15 LBS.

Please tell me what would be the best to get. Me and mom can share and i will just copy her tapes off. I need to know EXACTLY what to get and how. I think i have mommy brain cuz the more i read the more confused i get. ;D

ooooooh, help me too!  I'm 5'2" and 130.  I want to lose 15#.  (and lots of inches) ;)  I've been doing Diva Derrier, Awesome Legs, and Flat Stomach from the try-before-you-buy link.  I love those 3 but the Short Torso Body Sculpting page totally confuses me.  Especially because I'm long waisted and didn't find a specific exercise for that. 

What do ya'll suggest I do?   Am I going to be successful just doing the try-before-you-buy stuff or do you have to do an actual dvd to get results.  Your input on this and previously has been greatly appreciated.

(I love WTM  :-* )

I would suggest getting the total workout.  With that you get the instructional 1 and 2 I believe. (someone who has done this can correct me if I am wrong).  Start by doing instructional 1 which is the basic workout.  It is about 20 minutes.  when you feel you have the form down, move on to instructional 2 (very tough!).  then you can put them together for the total workout.  I love t-tapp!!  I only have Instructional 1 (thank you HIO!!) and the total workout (beginner/rehab level-got it on ebay) I would like to get some more of her tapes, but money is tight, so I can't right now.  I do Instructional 1 (basic workout) 3x a week and the total work out 3x a week.  I also try to do hoe downs after each meal (that is also on the try before you buy in the video section) and then I do the OIP and half frogs before bed.  Trying to fit in Diva Derrier too. 
Sorry to be so long winded, but I really love T-tapp and would encourage anyone to do it, no matter what you age or fitness level, it is a challenging workout and you reap many health benefits.  I have been consistant for the last two months, and I have had little to no PMS and my cramps have almost completely gone!! 
HTH
Lisa
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: hsink February 25, 2007, 05:20:38 AM
I would suggest getting the package that has:
Instructional 1
Basic Workout
Instructional 2
Total workout
Step away the Inches

I have been using this since the beginning of December.  I have only lost 1 inch at waist and 1 inch at abs so my results size wise haven't been record breaking by any means.  On the other hand I almost always sleep all night with out waking up since excercising regularly...before I would wake up several times a night.  I have much more energy and stand up straight(I have always slouched  :( )  I have also lost about 5 lbs. 
I like this package because you have what you need to learn the whole Total workout. (I wasn't getting it by using the book)  Also you can do the Step Away the Inches to mix up your routine a little and add some variety.  I think this package cost me approx. $90 including shipping.

I know what you mean about being overwhelmed by all the info...for me it took just getting started and the pieces started falling into place. So glad I heard about T-Tapp at WTM.
HTH,
Holly
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: twitterpated4hubby February 25, 2007, 07:46:41 AM
Thank you Ladies!! I'm also wondering if the skin brushing brush, comes with the package. If so, do they send a tape to show you how to skin brush? Thats really important to us. We really want to skin brush.

Thanks for taking the time to answer. ;)
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: hsink February 25, 2007, 01:28:57 PM
Just off the top of my head...
I think that the skin brush comes with written instructions for approx $15

There is a skin brushing kit that comes with brush, dvd, and some other products...I think...don't know the price

Good luck!
Holly
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: AgainstTheGrain February 25, 2007, 01:52:56 PM
Ok  - lets clear up some confusion here :o  Qualifier: I have and have done all of these!  ;D

Instructions #1 is the instructional for Basic Workout (15 minute)
Basic Workout Plus is the workout plus an additional move called Hoe Downs
YES - Instructions #1 comes with the Total Workout  - Teresa wouldn't just let you out there on your own!

Instruction #2 is the instructional for the second half of the Total Workout . . . but you need the instructions first. So, the 2 together is the Total Workout. Hope that makes sense and clears up some confusion ;)

twitterpated4hubby I total agree with the others that The Total Workout  $80 is the one to get for you and your mom to share. Yes, she can do it . . . my 67 year old mom does Step Away every day. And Berei on the T-Tapp.com home page (left side) is 74 and does Basic+ on the DVD and works at the T-Tapp office in Florida.

Anyone new to T-Tapp I would recommend getting the Total Workout. You can have some inch loss from the Try Before you Buy movements (that's what sold me :)) But, for a true workout with inch loss and weight loss you'll need to make the investment  for your health . . . and as Teresa says on the TWO "you really don't need any other workout."   Unless you decide you want to target a specific area then there are other workouts available like Tempo Lower Body that you can only get after you have the TWO - you have to call the office to get them, they're not available online 'cause Teresa wants you to have the basics of the TWO down first.

Basic+ is also a fine workout if you have less inches to lose (if you have more you want to lose like 2-3 sizes it'll take longer) or just want to firm up and get some flexilibity, etc.

Hope that helps everyone and if you need more clarification I don't mind if you PM me. ;D
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: AgainstTheGrain February 25, 2007, 02:28:49 PM
Here's a resource for Form Tips of T-Tapp moves if you're having trouble:
http://www.geocities.com/dyfalck/t-tapptips.htm

2 other form tips that I've run across lately are as follows:
Locking your lats (muscles between the shoulder blades) and it'll help you maintain your ballance better and also use your stomach muscles for faster inch loss  ;D
From "Fit and Fabulous" page177 in moves like Hoe Downs and Thread the Needle "Keep your toes pointed at all times. Did you realize that pointing your toes increases the intensity of muscle activation within your abdominal muscle? Focus on pointing your toes to your personal max and feel the difference. Who ever thought that pointing your toes could help flatten your tummy? Neurokinetic transmission is the secret  to success."  Another thing Teresa says all the time is "Push to your personal max and you'll always get results."

Keep on Tappin'
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: twitterpated4hubby February 25, 2007, 05:13:13 PM
OK, thanks so much. I will email this page to my mother. I was hoping that the brush and directions would come with the package. I guess i will buy it separate. GRRRRRR!!!
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: keltlyn February 26, 2007, 04:48:47 PM
This is so interesting to me! I am a pretty avid yoga/pilates "doer." And I do throw some cardio in there. However...reading about T-Tapp on here has definitely sparked my interest! I grabbed the book at the library this weekend & tried the 15 minute work-out. It took me like an hour just to somewhat figure out what in the world was going on!

Has anyone else tried the book & the videos? I am wondering about purchasing some of the dvds, but I don't want to "waste" the money. They're not cheap!! Does anyone know if they're easier to follow than the book?

I don't really need to lose weight..maybe like 5 lbs., if anything. But I'd definitely like to tone up & stay healthy. I do have a damaged shoulder, and I'm wondering if T-Tapp might actually help with that!

Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much!!
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: bizymum February 26, 2007, 06:01:36 PM
Ok, gals.  I've been following this thread with much interest for a while now.    There's so many excercise programs out there that are basically the same things repackaged, so I've been reading everyone's comments to see if T-Tapp is really "different."  Well, I can now say that it truely is!  I bought the book and everything she said really made sense.  It came with a sample DVD that has Organs In Place/Half Frogs and Hoe Downs.  After trying those I was sold!  There is also a coupon in the back of the book that you can cut out and mail off to recieve 30% off your first order.   I used that to purchase the Total Workout.  I just tried the Instructional #1 tonight, I'm hooked.  I'm really looking forward to learning more and getting the hang of all the moves and the form.  I'm "fairly" fit, I do strength training/cardio about 3x a week, and tonight I was out of breath and sweating just on the instructions!!  I took all my measurements, I'll keep you posted on my results!   ;D
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: CNM2B February 26, 2007, 06:18:12 PM
Hey there, I've been following this thread, too!!  ;D I'm doing some of the "try before you buy exercises", but am really interested in the "hoedown" exercise you're supposed to do after meals....Anybody want to provide directions for those of us who don't have the dvds and aren't quite ready to buy them yet? Or is there a place I can find this info on the TTapp website?
Thanks...
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: AgainstTheGrain February 26, 2007, 09:17:19 PM
DVD's vs. Book

keltlyn - In my opinion, it would be extremely difficult to do T-Tapp moves from the book alone  :-\   The book is great at helping you tweek your form after you know the workout from the DVD. IMHO ;) As a side note - the top T-Tapp trainer, Lani, was a Pilates instructor for years and switched to T-Tapp because it is a more specific program. Teresa has actually done clinical studies on her moves to prove the work for a variety of reasons.

CNM2B - at the Try Before You Buy" sections there is a video download of HoeDowns - it would be really difficult to try and describe  :-\  In the book it takes 5-6 pages! :o
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: CNM2B February 27, 2007, 03:11:15 AM
Thanks!!
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: keltlyn February 27, 2007, 05:41:08 AM
DVD's vs. Book

keltlyn - In my opinion, it would be extremely difficult to do T-Tapp moves from the book alone  :-\   The book is great at helping you tweek your form after you know the workout from the DVD. IMHO ;) As a side note - the top T-Tapp trainer, Lani, was a Pilates instructor for years and switched to T-Tapp because it is a more specific program. Teresa has actually done clinical studies on her moves to prove the work for a variety of reasons.

CNM2B - at the Try Before You Buy" sections there is a video download of HoeDowns - it would be really difficult to try and describe  :-\  In the book it takes 5-6 pages! :o

I'm glad to hear this...I didn't think I was that exercise illiterate! Do you have certain dvds you'd recommend? I can't believe how expensive they are, but I homeschool and don't have much time. And I want a good program. So, my husband and I are talking through the $$ part of this.

Out of curiousity, how long have you been doing t-tapp? Do you find you're bored with it at all? I did the same pilates dvds for 4 years, and I just can't do them any more. Just wondering what your thoughts were on this!

Thanks so much!
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: hsink February 27, 2007, 06:07:28 AM
Great answers AgainsttheGrain  ;D Thanks for adding some clarification to all our mumble jumble  :)  BTW- I think you started all this in the first place didn't you?  I saw a post from you somewhere on these forums and it peeked my interest.  So glad it did because I love T-tapp.  ;D  ;D

The dvd's are definitely the way to go...detailed and yet very user friendly.  You can use the book as your reference along with them...I just check it out from the library when I want to get into it a little more.

Have a fabulous day and keep (OR START) tapping!

Holly
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: mayapple February 27, 2007, 09:22:59 AM
I'm a user of T-Tapp and have won one of their contests. What a hoot!  I have lost inches and feel great!  Allthough I haven't been able to workout the past two months because of surgery on a foot, I am dying to get back to it and I have heard that the body doesn't forget, so I'm hoping it won't take too much to get back to where I was and then some.

It does work and all I was doing, basically was the Basic Plus and walking about 2-3 miles a day, 6 days a week. I especially like the Hoe Downs after I eat because it helps control my diabetes, it brings the blood sugar down miraculously!  I can't say enough about this program. The money spent is well worth it! I have most all the tapes and actually won most of them.
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: AgainstTheGrain February 27, 2007, 03:57:31 PM
Holly - I know what you mean! I love T-Tapp also!  ;D  Glad you enjoy it.

Mayapple - Is your profile at T-Tapp.com? I'd love to read your story . . . they are so inspiring  :D especially when one is feeling a little discouraged  :-[  I'm also very curious how you have won most of the workouts? That's great - do tell!!
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: AgainstTheGrain February 28, 2007, 10:17:18 AM
;D On Newsstands Now!  ;D

From T-Tapp.com
Feb/March 2007 FIT BODY - Women's Fitness Magazine featuring several T-Tapp exercises and article comes with FREE copy of the Yes You Can DVD! New exercises I Dream Of Jeanne Squats and LadyBug Runner's Stretch are in this issue along with HoeDowns, Thread the Needle, Foot Fitness, Lateral Leg Raises, Spot Reduction and Muscle Activation Move for Saddlebags.

I think I may even get a copy as there's some of these I've never heard of!! Plus, Teresa is always tweeking and perfecting her movements. :)
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: Nickole February 28, 2007, 03:48:47 PM
Well, since I started T-Tapp in November, I have lost 11.5 inches!  But NO weight!  ???  I am about 10 pounds what I am used to being, and I definately have inches to lose, esp. around the middle  :P but I guess it's being replaced by muscle?  Fascinating to me! 

I am a short torso and my main trouble area since having a baby after 30 has been around the middle.  I even have lower back fat - UGH!   :P 

I am doing the Total Workout and 15 minute basic, alternating, 6 days a week.  I just started adding the Total Workout recently, so maybe this will speed things up.  I also try to do hoedowns after most meals.  Is there anything else I could be doing to target this middle area, or will just this work?  I guess it's going slowly but surely, but swimming suit season is almost upon us!

My kids say "Mama is T-Tapp crazy!"  ;D
Today I did the Total outside for the first time using the audio workout  and it was GREAT!  Man, being outside with the kids playing in the dirt, sand, whatever, hearing the birds, surrounded by woods, me and Teresa doin' our T-Tapp under the big oak tree.  Life is good.  8)

Oh, it was 60-something degrees here I think...
   
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: keltlyn February 28, 2007, 04:47:17 PM
;D On Newsstands Now!  ;D

From T-Tapp.com
Feb/March 2007 FIT BODY - Women's Fitness Magazine featuring several T-Tapp exercises and article comes with FREE copy of the Yes You Can DVD! New exercises I Dream Of Jeanne Squats and LadyBug Runner's Stretch are in this issue along with HoeDowns, Thread the Needle, Foot Fitness, Lateral Leg Raises, Spot Reduction and Muscle Activation Move for Saddlebags.

I think I may even get a copy as there's some of these I've never heard of!! Plus, Teresa is always tweeking and perfecting her movements. :)

Has anyone found this yet? I looked tonight, but the store I was at didn't have it. I was just wondering what the cover looks like...might make for a quicker find!

I'm also wondering...how long have y'all been using T-Tapp? And, have you gotten bored with it?

Also...is the Total workout plus the Basic the best way to go for buying dvds?

Thanks so much!
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: Nickole February 28, 2007, 04:51:39 PM
So far I'm really not bored with it - she has you doing so many different moves, and in comparison to the stair master I was doing (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz - get my drift?) I'm loving it.  However, I can see that eventually I may want a change, but I think I can just use the same workout but bump it up a level.  Not sure if I would have to buy another video, though.  I really don't want to! 
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: keltlyn February 28, 2007, 04:54:36 PM
So far I'm really not bored with it - she has you doing so many different moves, and in comparison to the stair master I was doing (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz - get my drift?) I'm loving it.  However, I can see that eventually I may want a change, but I think I can just use the same workout but bump it up a level.  Not sure if I would have to buy another video, though.  I really don't want to! 

I completely understand about the stair master!! I used Winsor Pilates for about 4 years & LOVED it, but I got to the point where I had all 5 of my dvds memorized, and it will probably be years before I can do them again. It was just too much! T-tapp videos are so pricey, but it sounds like they're worth it! I may just have to bite the bullet!
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: daisey February 28, 2007, 04:54:56 PM


My kids say "Mama is T-Tapp crazy!"  ;D
Today I did the Total outside for the first time using the audio workout  and it was GREAT!  Man, being outside with the kids playing in the dirt, sand, whatever, hearing the birds, surrounded by woods, me and Teresa doin' our T-Tapp under the big oak tree.  Life is good.  8)

Oh, it was 60-something degrees here I think...
   

I am so jealous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    It only  got up to 30 here today.  :-\
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: keltlyn February 28, 2007, 04:56:57 PM

Oh, it was 60-something degrees here I think...
   
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I am so jealous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    It only  got up to 30 here today.  :-\
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hehehe...it was 80 here today!! (needless to say, i'm NOT looking forward to the texas heat & humidity this summer! :P)
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: Nickole February 28, 2007, 04:57:26 PM
So far I'm really not bored with it - she has you doing so many different moves, and in comparison to the stair master I was doing (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz - get my drift?) I'm loving it.  However, I can see that eventually I may want a change, but I think I can just use the same workout but bump it up a level.  Not sure if I would have to buy another video, though.  I really don't want to! 

I completely understand about the stair master!! I used Winsor Pilates for about 4 years & LOVED it, but I got to the point where I had all 5 of my dvds memorized, and it will probably be years before I can do them again. It was just too much! T-tapp videos are so pricey, but it sounds like they're worth it! I may just have to bite the bullet!

I really think they are worth the $$$.  She can sell them for that much b/c it is so unique and unlike anything else in fitness.  I'd like to get more of her stuff.  
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: Nickole February 28, 2007, 04:59:21 PM

Oh, it was 60-something degrees here I think...
   

I am so jealous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    It only  got up to 30 here today.  :-\
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hehehe...it was 80 here today!! (needless to say, i'm NOT looking forward to the texas heat & humidity this summer! :P)

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We're from Texas!   I hear ya!  I am so glad to be away from that heat!  Don't miss that at all!  Miss family though  :'(.
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: keltlyn February 28, 2007, 05:02:04 PM

I really think they are worth the $$$.  She can sell them for that much b/c it is so unique and unlike anything else in fitness.  I'd like to get more of her stuff.  
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thanks for the thoughts on this. would you recommend the basic plus & the total workout? she has so many packages it gets confusing!
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: Nickole February 28, 2007, 05:09:56 PM

I really think they are worth the $$$.  She can sell them for that much b/c it is so unique and unlike anything else in fitness.  I'd like to get more of her stuff.  
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thanks for the thoughts on this. would you recommend the basic plus & the total workout? she has so many packages it gets confusing!

If there is a set that has the Total Workout with both instructional 1 and instructional 2 I would get that.  The packages are so confusing to me, but the Total Workout is Basic 1 and 2 workouts back to back.  I got the Basic 1 (which has instruction 1) and then later got the Basic 2 (with instruction2)/Total workout package.  Look and see if they have a Total Workout set that has Instructional 1 & 2 with it.  I think they do.  You will save money that way.       
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: keltlyn February 28, 2007, 05:10:56 PM

I really think they are worth the $$$.  She can sell them for that much b/c it is so unique and unlike anything else in fitness.  I'd like to get more of her stuff.  
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Thanks! I'll look for that!!

thanks for the thoughts on this. would you recommend the basic plus & the total workout? she has so many packages it gets confusing!

If there is a set that has the Total Workout with both instructional 1 and instructional 2 I would get that.  The packages are so confusing to me, but the Total Workout is Basic 1 and 2 workouts back to back.  I got the Basic 1 (which has instruction 1) and then later got the Basic 2 (with instruction2)/Total workout package.  Look and see if they have a Total Workout set that has Instructional 1 & 2 with it.  I think they do.  You will save money that way.       
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: Nickole February 28, 2007, 05:12:18 PM
Alright, I looked and I think againstthegrain already mentioned it - Get the $80 Total Workout.  That has everything you need!  :)
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: keltlyn February 28, 2007, 05:13:24 PM
Alright, I looked and I think againstthegrain already mentioned it - Get the $80 Total Workout.  That has everything you need!  :)

Thanks for looking! I thought I had read through the whole forum, but I read through it all at one sitting, and my brain got so confused!
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: Nickole February 28, 2007, 05:17:07 PM
Same thing happened to me at first!  It can be confusing!  Or maybe we're just dumb!  ::)  Ha ha, that's ok, b/c with T-Tapp I think her moves help move more oxygen to the brain!   
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: keltlyn February 28, 2007, 05:18:09 PM
Same thing happened to me at first!  It can be confusing!  Or maybe we're just dumb!  ::)  Ha ha, that's ok, b/c with T-Tapp I think her moves help move more oxygen to the brain!   

That must be why she makes her website confusing...to show people how much they really do need her program ;)
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: AgainstTheGrain February 28, 2007, 06:11:54 PM

;D On Newsstands Now!  ;D

I tried to post the cover - but not sure how to do that yet  :-\  I was lucky that the scrolling thing worked - eventhough it took like 3 times before it worked the way I wanted it to  ;)   So, go to T-Tapp.com and scroll down the page and you'll see it. You can order it from there also, $6.99 free shipping, but I'll bet larger bookstores like B&N, or Borders would have it.

Nickole - for movements that especially target the torso area, go to the forum at T-Tapp.com and search for torso triming. I'm sure there's threads on it. If you're not doin' Organs in Place and Half Frog those would be awesome!
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: Nickole March 01, 2007, 01:31:43 AM
Thanks AgainsttheGrain - I did go to the forum but searched "lower back fat" - and got (not surprisingly) NOTHING!  I will try
"torso".   :)  I have not been doing OIP like I was before b/c the Total Workout is so much that I want to be DONE afterward, but I will try to fit it in again. 
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: queentea March 01, 2007, 03:20:14 AM
Nickole:  I am in the same place that you are...short torso, baby tummy and that dreaded back fat!!  I have only been tapping since Dec. and have lost 6.5 in.  or course it is a little here, a little there, not enough to make a difference in the size clothes I wear.  I am doing Basic and TWO with hoe downs after meals.  I am getting a bit frustrated with the slow inch loss, but I love the way I feel and won't give that up! I do a set of hoe downs and then OIP/HF right before I get into bed.  I even hold my tummy in place as I get into bed ;).  If you find something that seems to work on that back fat, please do tell!
Lisa
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: keltlyn March 01, 2007, 03:37:51 AM

;D On Newsstands Now!  ;D

I tried to post the cover - but not sure how to do that yet  :-\  I was lucky that the scrolling thing worked - eventhough it took like 3 times before it worked the way I wanted it to  ;)   So, go to T-Tapp.com and scroll down the page and you'll see it. You can order it from there also, $6.99 free shipping, but I'll bet larger bookstores like B&N, or Borders would have it.

Nickole - for movements that especially target the torso area, go to the forum at T-Tapp.com and search for torso triming. I'm sure there's threads on it. If you're not doin' Organs in Place and Half Frog those would be awesome!

I'll have to try to go to Barnes & Noble in the next day or so! I didn't even think to try there!

I was wondering if y'all do any crunches or cross-overs after OIP & HF. I've just started doing the little video in the back of the book (it's all I have so far!), and I've been doing OIP, HF & Elevators 2 times...followed by Hoe-Downs & Advanced Hoe-Downs. Just wondering if this was enough or if I should be adding crunches.

Thanks!
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: keltlyn March 01, 2007, 04:32:19 AM
One other question I have...does t-tapp seem to be somewhat cardio, or is more like pilates...for toning & strengthening?
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: Nickole March 01, 2007, 05:28:21 AM
One other question I have...does t-tapp seem to be somewhat cardio, or is more like pilates...for toning & strengthening?

All of the above, all at once!  Amazing, huh?
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: hsink March 01, 2007, 05:41:58 AM
 :'(  :'(  :'(  :'(  It's not fair I think I'm losing the slowest around here  :'(  :'( 

Okay I just had to get that off my chest  ;D I still like tapping and am a combo body (short torso tendencies) so I guess it isn't a suprise to see slower results???

Nickole-11.5 in! Way to go!!!
One other question I have...does t-tapp seem to be somewhat cardio, or is more like pilates...for toning & strengthening?
I have to agree with Nickole...it is all in one.  T-tapp works the whole muscle fiber thus strengthening and toning.  Your heart rate gets up there and then it comes down, up, down... It is supposed to be better for you if your heart rate doesn't stay to high all the time.

queentea- Your inch loss looks great to me...I'll even trade you for my total loss of 2in  :o

have a great day everyone,
Holly
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: Nickole March 01, 2007, 05:47:25 AM
Nickole:  I am in the same place that you are...short torso, baby tummy and that dreaded back fat!!  I have only been tapping since Dec. and have lost 6.5 in.  or course it is a little here, a little there, not enough to make a difference in the size clothes I wear.  I am doing Basic and TWO with hoe downs after meals.  I am getting a bit frustrated with the slow inch loss, but I love the way I feel and won't give that up! I do a set of hoe downs and then OIP/HF right before I get into bed.  I even hold my tummy in place as I get into bed ;).  If you find something that seems to work on that back fat, please do tell!
Lisa

queentea, I went to the forum and looked up torso trimming and found some good tips on form and also a torso trimming sequence, but those moves aren't in my videos, so I may have to look them up.  There was some good advise on making sure to get the knee up and back with hoedowns and thread the needle.  There seemed to be a lot of emphasis that doing that (which I am sure I do not focus on that enough) will greatly help cinch in the torso.  HTH!
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: AgainstTheGrain March 01, 2007, 08:06:49 AM
One other question I have...does t-tapp seem to be somewhat cardio, or is more like pilates...for toning & strengthening?

Yep! ALL the above and MORE!! ;D  It's specifically designed for women - although men can do it too!! ;)
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: keltlyn March 02, 2007, 04:36:41 AM
Ok...do y'all do the skin brushing? Does it seem to help? This is something I've never heard of!!
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: Kansas Girl March 02, 2007, 04:45:08 AM
I was all excited about using my Christmas money to buy some T-Tapp DVD's when I discovered I was pregnant.  But, as I looked at the site I realized that they actually encouraged pregnant Moms to do t-tapp.  So I bought the T-Tapp More dvds which is the one the recommend for pregnancy.  It arrived yesterday and I'm anxious to get started.  I hope they will help keep me strong throughout pregnancy.  Now if I could just find a time when I'm not queasy. . .   ;D  -KG
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: AgainstTheGrain March 02, 2007, 05:08:09 AM
I was all excited about using my Christmas money to buy some T-Tapp DVD's when I discovered I was pregnant.  But, as I looked at the site I realized that they actually encouraged pregnant Moms to do t-tapp.  So I bought the T-Tapp More dvds which is the one the recommend for pregnancy.  It arrived yesterday and I'm anxious to get started.  I hope they will help keep me strong throughout pregnancy.  Now if I could just find a time when I'm not queasy. . .   ;D  -KG

Good for you KG!!  There's also a Mom's Board that's VERY helpful at T-Tapp.com  Just listen to your body and do as much or as little as you can.

Keltlyn - Here's a whooooole thread on Skin Brushing ;)  I'ts Great!! ;D
http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,1597.0.html
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: keltlyn March 02, 2007, 05:34:54 AM
I was all excited about using my Christmas money to buy some T-Tapp DVD's when I discovered I was pregnant.  But, as I looked at the site I realized that they actually encouraged pregnant Moms to do t-tapp.  So I bought the T-Tapp More dvds which is the one the recommend for pregnancy.  It arrived yesterday and I'm anxious to get started.  I hope they will help keep me strong throughout pregnancy.  Now if I could just find a time when I'm not queasy. . .   ;D  -KG

Good for you KG!!  There's also a Mom's Board that's VERY helpful at T-Tapp.com  Just listen to your body and do as much or as little as you can.

Keltlyn - Here's a whooooole thread on Skin Brushing ;)  I'ts Great!! ;D
http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,1597.0.html

Thanks! I'll read through this. Did you order your brush from t-tapp, or did you get one elsewhere?
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: AgainstTheGrain March 02, 2007, 10:24:37 AM
I did get the CRT System at Christmas 2005 because I got 50% off. It is definately worth it in my book! :D I could not take the Fibertox since I was pregnant and now am nursing - so I gave it to a friend. But I really, really like the alfalfa - wish I could afford it now. :-[
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: keltlyn March 02, 2007, 11:23:40 AM
I did get the CRT System at Christmas 2005 because I got 50% off. It is definately worth it in my book! :D I could not take the Fibertox since I was pregnant and now am nursing - so I gave it to a friend. But I really, really like the alfalfa - wish I could afford it now. :-[

Do you also take Supermom? I'm wondering how the 2 would react together.

Also, I went to Barnes and Noble today, and I could not find Fit and Body anywhere! Do I have the name wrong??

Thanks!!
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: healthnut March 07, 2007, 11:50:41 AM
Wanted:

Preferably to Borrow, but Buying is cool too

The T-Tapp dvd or vhs for Skin Brushing

I have the written instructions and have most of it figured out. I just need to see it a couple times to work out the kinks. Don't need to keep it.

Thanks to anyone willing to help...I just don't want to pay $30  :o for a dvd/vhs I will only watch two times. ::)
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: keltlyn March 07, 2007, 01:17:44 PM
Wanted:

Preferably to Borrow, but Buying is cool too

The T-Tapp dvd or vhs for Skin Brushing

I have the written instructions and have most of it figured out. I just need to see it a couple times to work out the kinks. Don't need to keep it.

Thanks to anyone willing to help...I just don't want to pay $30  :o for a dvd/vhs I will only watch two times. ::)


hmmm...maybe if a few of us chipped in somehow, we could just pass it around!!
 just a thought!
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: healthnut March 12, 2007, 10:04:55 AM
Sounds good to me...

Maybe someone would be the "librarian" and could keep track of whose borrowed it, and could hang on to it when its not being borrowed.

If someone would do that maybe we could donate T-Tapp stuff for people to borrow.

Just an idea.....
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: Nickole March 12, 2007, 10:17:19 AM
Sounds good to me...

Maybe someone would be the "librarian" and could keep track of whose borrowed it, and could hang on to it when its not being borrowed.

If someone would do that maybe we could donate T-Tapp stuff for people to borrow.

Just an idea.....

Count me in then!  I'd love to borrow the skin brushing DVD!  Someone could make a little mula renting it out to us!  I'd pay $10 to rent it.
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: daisey March 12, 2007, 12:29:29 PM
Wahooo!  My T-Tapps DVD came today.    :)   My girls and I watched the insturctional tape and the basic work out.     :-\   I'm not sure about this---I am so slow to pick up on stuff like this.    How can I do these things while trying to watch how she does them?   ???   I might have to watch the tape a few times first then jump (?) in and  do them.    :-\
Will try let you know how it turns out.
Daisey
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: AgainstTheGrain March 12, 2007, 02:23:46 PM
OK Gals - I have the Body Brushing DVD as well as the audio CD of "The Truth About Cellulite"  ;D :D ;D  and I'd be willing to be your "Lending Library"   :D

Let me talk it over with DH and see how we could handle the details and I'll get back with ya ;)

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: keltlyn March 12, 2007, 02:43:59 PM
OK Gals - I have the Body Brushing DVD as well as the audio CD of "The Truth About Cellulite"  ;D :D ;D  and I'd be willing to be your "Lending Library"   :D

Let me talk it over with DH and see how we could handle the details and I'll get back with ya ;)



I also will have the Body Brushing dvd in a few days! I ordered the Total Package, and when I'm done, I'd be more than happy to "lend" it out! We should definitely try to get a system going with this!!

Sounds good & fun!
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: twitterpated4hubby March 12, 2007, 06:09:06 PM
My mom got her t tap stuff in Friday. By Sunday she had lost 2 and 1/4 inches. :o She bought me a brush and i just started last night. She loves it, but it kinda hurts my skin. I'm wondering if the alfalfa really makes a difference in the skin tightening up. Does anyone know if i really should buy it? Is hers just regular alfalfa or is there other stuff added?
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: AgainstTheGrain March 12, 2007, 06:43:43 PM
My mom got her t tap stuff in Friday. By Sunday she had lost 2 and 1/4 inches. :o She bought me a brush and i just started last night. She loves it, but it kinda hurts my skin. I'm wondering if the alfalfa really makes a difference in the skin tightening up. Does anyone know if i really should buy it? Is hers just regular alfalfa or is there other stuff added?
There's nothing added to it but from my understanding there's a special way she has it processed - go to this link http://www.t-tapp.com/store/shopexd.asp?id=46   and read all about it . . . or just listen to you mom's cellulite audio CD she talks about it on there too. ;)
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: mykidsmom March 12, 2007, 07:09:41 PM

I've only been doing T-tapp for a week and I've literally already lost 1 1/2 clothing sizes!  My weight has only dropped a couple of pounds but I can put on dresses I haven't been able to wear in a couple of years!  Wow!  I'm sleeping better, I feel better (could it be lymphs draining?), and I can tell my blood sugar is much more stable.  Also, it doesn't strain my adrenal glands like other exercise does.  I am amazed!  And definatel sold on it.  :)

patti
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: AgainstTheGrain March 12, 2007, 07:32:23 PM

I've only been doing T-tapp for a week and I've literally already lost 1 1/2 clothing sizes!  My weight has only dropped a couple of pounds but I can put on dresses I haven't been able to wear in a couple of years!  Wow!  I'm sleeping better, I feel better (could it be lymphs draining?), and I can tell my blood sugar is much more stable.  Also, it doesn't strain my adrenal glands like other exercise does.  I am amazed!  And definately sold on it.  :)

patti

I'm so excited for you!! ;D ;D ;D  That's awesome!!  If blood sugar is an issue for you a really good stabilizer is HoeDowns. There's some threads at the T-Tapp boards about it.  I think there are Sooooooo many hidden benefits of T-Tapp that Teresa could write an encyclopedia worth!!
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: healthnut March 12, 2007, 09:35:39 PM
OK Gals - I have the Body Brushing DVD as well as the audio CD of "The Truth About Cellulite"  ;D :D ;D  and I'd be willing to be your "Lending Library"   :D

Let me talk it over with DH and see how we could handle the details and I'll get back with ya ;)

Yippee!  :D
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: bizymum March 13, 2007, 03:49:15 AM
After my first week, I had lost over 2 inches, mostly from my hips!  I'm doing the Basic Instructional, and adding OIP/HF and Hoe Downs at the end.  But last week we were out of town and I didn't do much of anything, so honestly I haven't even measured for this week.  I probably should, thought just for consistency sake.  I'm going to get back into it this week.  I have not done 4 days in a row (minimum boot camp), I'm hoping to do that this week.

I love T-Tapp!
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: Nickole March 14, 2007, 01:01:37 AM
OK Gals - I have the Body Brushing DVD as well as the audio CD of "The Truth About Cellulite"  ;D :D ;D  and I'd be willing to be your "Lending Library"   :D

Let me talk it over with DH and see how we could handle the details and I'll get back with ya ;)

Yippee!  :D

I am very excited too!!!!   ;D
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: twitterpated4hubby March 14, 2007, 07:25:35 AM
Wow!! I'm so uncoordinated, that the instructional video was hard. I had to keep rewinding and trying to get those moves down. Anybody else have a hard time at first? Oh, and I'm not talking about the brushing....I'm talking about the exercises.
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: Nickole March 14, 2007, 07:32:55 AM
Wow!! I'm so uncoordinated, that the instructional video was hard. I had to keep rewinding and trying to get those moves down. Anybody else have a hard time at first? Oh, and I'm not talking about the brushing....I'm talking about the exercises.

Yes, HA, and then when you get Basic 1 down, you will go on to Basic 2 and think "NO HUMAN CAN DO THAT!!!!"  And then you'll get that down too  ;D.  It's tough at first, esp. when you have correct form.  You will feel it the next day, or even maybe weeks after, if you keep on.  That's a good thing though!  After four weeks of incorporating the Total Workout, I am finally NOT feeling sore all over every day and wondering, "Why am I doing this to myself again today?"  It's hard to psyche yourself up to workout when you are STILL sore all over (every single muscle) from the LAST workout.  Keep at it - I am enjoying the rewards!  My husband is too!

Oh, and I posted before that I had lost 11 inches and yet no weight but somehow in the last two weeks I have lost 4 pounds, yet don't think any more inches yet, so I guess the weight caught up with the inches  ;D.  Finally.   
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: daisey March 14, 2007, 10:44:46 AM
Wow!! I'm so uncoordinated, that the instructional video was hard. I had to keep rewinding and trying to get those moves down. Anybody else have a hard time at first? Oh, and I'm not talking about the brushing....I'm talking about the exercises.

Me too.   :-\  I had to watch the video a couple of times to try get the moves sort of in my brain so I could do them.  It is hard to watch her and do the exercises too.   I was wondering if I would ever get them down also.   Guess only time will tell.
Thanks for the encouragement girls.
Daisey
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: Nickole March 14, 2007, 10:50:37 AM
Wow!! I'm so uncoordinated, that the instructional video was hard. I had to keep rewinding and trying to get those moves down. Anybody else have a hard time at first? Oh, and I'm not talking about the brushing....I'm talking about the exercises.

Me too.   :-\  I had to watch the video a couple of times to try get the moves sort of in my brain so I could do them.  It is hard to watch her and do the exercises too.   I was wondering if I would ever get them down also.   Guess only time will tell.
Thanks for the encouragement girls.
Daisey

You would want to do the instructional until you get the moves down - at least a week I would say.  You're still getting a workout, remember - there are just more pauses.   ;D  You'll get it down eventually.  Be patient - her moves are unique!       
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: healthnut March 14, 2007, 11:13:35 AM
So I got the "T-Tapp More" dvd because that is where it says to start if you are pregnant......  ??? Where do I go now???

You would want to do the instructional until you get the moves down - at least a week I would say.  You're still getting a workout, remember - there are just more pauses.   ;D  You'll get it down eventually.  Be patient - her moves are unique!       

The info papers that came with my workout said try and do it a couple times a week for several weeks before moving to the non-instructional workout...this worked great for me  ::)
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: lvg4him March 17, 2007, 10:15:11 AM
Just curious if anyone has done the "Putting Your Organs in Place" http://www.t-tapp.com/articles/flatstomach/ that she talks about? that sounds DANGEROUS. I am sorry if this had been asked before, but I could not find it.
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: Nickole March 17, 2007, 02:15:12 PM
So I got the "T-Tapp More" dvd because that is where it says to start if you are pregnant......  ??? Where do I go now???

You would want to do the instructional until you get the moves down - at least a week I would say.  You're still getting a workout, remember - there are just more pauses.   ;D  You'll get it down eventually.  Be patient - her moves are unique!       

The info papers that came with my workout said try and do it a couple times a week for several weeks before moving to the non-instructional workout...this worked great for me  ::)

Really?  I never went that long - felt like I got the moves down in a week  :).  But I did it every single day for a week, b/c she suggests doing that at first, every day for I think 7-14 days, depending on how many sizes you want to lose.  Bootcamp, she calls it.   
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: keltlyn March 17, 2007, 02:43:46 PM
I just got my Total Workout, and I'm so excited! I've watched the Yes You Can seminar & listened to The Truth About Cellulite. I'm wondering if anyone on here has taken both Super Mom AND the Alfalfa & Fibertox. I'm trying to make sure I won't be getting too much of something. Please let me know if you have any thoughts!

I'm so excited to start t-tapping! We're going on vacation next week, so I may try to wait to start until then. (If I can!)

I'm utterly amazed at how much sense it all makes! Kuddos to her for taking the time to teach us all the how & why of t-tapp!!

Thanks for any thoughts on the supplements...I'm off to do some skin brushing!
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: twitterpated4hubby March 17, 2007, 06:57:47 PM
YAYYY!!! I got it! I'm still struggling with those hoe downs though. WHEWWW!!! They are tough. It looks so easy but its not. The only thing I'm still confused about is that weird side thing she does. Where she makes you turn to the side and go down with your hands. That just doesn't feel right. I must be missing something. At least I'm doing something now. Even if its wrong, its gotta be helping a little.

Do you think the body brushing will help me firm up even though i dint have any alfalfa? Did i already ask that somewhere on here? Its late and I'm tired. Sorry if someone already answered that.
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: daisey March 18, 2007, 11:56:39 AM
YAYYY!!! I got it! I'm still struggling with those hoe downs though. WHEWWW!!! They are tough. It looks so easy but its not. The only thing I'm still confused about is that weird side thing she does. Where she makes you turn to the side and go down with your hands. That just doesn't feel right. I must be missing something. At least I'm doing something now. Even if its wrong, its gotta be helping a little.

Do you think the body brushing will help me firm up even though i dint have any alfalfa? Did i already ask that somewhere on here? Its late and I'm tired. Sorry if someone already answered that.
I agree about the weird thing where she turns to the side and goes down with her hands.  That one doesn't make sense to me either and I never do it right.   Oh well, maybe I will get it in time.
Keep on going is my motto.
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: twitterpated4hubby March 19, 2007, 04:57:48 PM
I have a question...when she keeps saying knees out, does she mean to bend your knees or to bend them and kinda push them out to the side like your bow legged? I'm getting confused.

Also, i decided to do the boot camp with the basic plus and then instructional 2 up to thread the needle. I can do the first easy, but i cant do the second instructional. I just cant get that far.Should i just keep trying or just wait until i have the first one down better? I really wanted to lose this weight before summer. Will just doing basic plus help me do that?
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: mykidsmom March 19, 2007, 07:42:03 PM

I've only been doing the basic plus for a few weeks and I've lost a ton of inches and several clothing sizes.  But it has only amounted to a few pounds lost.  However, when I measure and look at my cloths is obvious I've lost a lot!  So, I'd say stick with the basic plus until it doesn't work anymore.  I'm no veteran at this, but man, ya gotta love it! 

patti
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: queentea March 20, 2007, 02:02:00 AM
I have a question...when she keeps saying knees out, does she mean to bend your knees or to bend them and kinda push them out to the side like your bow legged? I'm getting confused.

Also, i decided to do the boot camp with the basic plus and then instructional 2 up to thread the needle. I can do the first easy, but i cant do the second instructional. I just cant get that far.Should i just keep trying or just wait until i have the first one down better? I really wanted to lose this weight before summer. Will just doing basic plus help me do that?

Yes, bend your knees and push out like you are bow legged.  Form is SO important with t-tapp and will definitely be a factor in how many inches you loose and how quickly you loose them.  The harder you tuck the better.  Pretend you have a coin between you "cheeks" and don't let it drop to the floor!  Keep your shoulders back like you are trying to make your shoulder blades meet.

Keep doing what you can, it isn't how far you can get on the instructionals, it's how much you can do with proper form.  You are better doing just basic if you are doing it till you legs shake and you are sweating.  With proper form that is how I feel!  I did a boot camp with Basic and then a 20-30 min walk/run.  I was successful in loosing over six inches, but I just got back from vacation, and needless to say, I"m back to tapping!!!
HTH
Lisa

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: daisey March 20, 2007, 07:53:09 AM
Does anybody have the Step Away DVD that they would like to sell?
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: healthnut March 20, 2007, 11:01:59 AM
Okay.....

I have done the 'T-Tapp More' instructional and workout--its actually starting to get easy!   (I got this because thats where they say you should start if your pregnant.)   I can do more of the Balance sequence and Hoe-downs than they do in the workout....

So do I move to Instructional 1, or is there some other workout I should get?

Any help on this would be really appreciated!!
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: hsink March 20, 2007, 12:23:45 PM
Daisey, I would just say that the SATI workout is well worth it.  It came with the Total Workout at the time I purchased it and I am so glad that it did.  It gets you moving and is a really great walking workout....sorry mine isn't for sale  >:(
healthnut- I don't have any idea how MORE differs from the Basic but you could probably get some ideas from the trainers over on the t-tapp mommy fitness forum. Everybody over there seems to be really helpful and friendly.


I've only been doing the basic plus for a few weeks and I've lost a ton of inches and several clothing sizes.  But it has only amounted to a few pounds lost.  However, when I measure and look at my cloths is obvious I've lost a lot!  So, I'd say stick with the basic plus until it doesn't work anymore.  I'm no veteran at this, but man, ya gotta love it! 

patti
Congratulations on the success.  Keep it up  ;D

Holly
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: his.silly.wife March 29, 2007, 10:42:15 AM
I have lost a total of 8 inches and have kept the four pounds off.  Not so concerned with the weight as much as the inches.  They literally feel like they "melted" off.  I am very happy with this program!!

I was looking through the posts for someone who actually had success.  I just ordered the videos, as it seems my body did a lot of settling over the winter.  :(  I'm hoping to drop one size, or at least to a point where my clothes have a more relaxed fit.  (I know, my goals are small.  On a really adventurous goal...closer to my pre-babies size.)
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: daisey March 29, 2007, 12:38:19 PM
I have been doing T-Tapps for about 2 weeks but not very regularly.  I haven't measured to see if there is any change but here is my dilemma~~~I don't really want to loose any dress sizes, I just want to firm up what I have.  I have bought some new nice clothes and want to be able to wear them still.   Anyone have this problem?   I have the baby belly that I would like to flatten but don't really want to do much else except firm.
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: keltlyn March 29, 2007, 02:04:13 PM
I have been doing T-Tapps for about 2 weeks but not very regularly.  I haven't measured to see if there is any change but here is my dilemma~~~I don't really want to loose any dress sizes, I just want to firm up what I have.  I have bought some new nice clothes and want to be able to wear them still.   Anyone have this problem?   I have the baby belly that I would like to flatten but don't really want to do much else except firm.


you sound alot like me! i just started t-tapp on monday. i've been doing the instructional #1. i really don't need to lose much, but i'd like to tone & get rid of the baby belly!! i'm a short torso, long leg, and that's where i gain...all in the waist! have you been skin brushing as well? which dvd are you doing?
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: daisey March 29, 2007, 04:29:07 PM
you sound alot like me! i just started t-tapp on monday. i've been doing the instructional #1. i really don't need to lose much, but i'd like to tone & get rid of the baby belly!! i'm a short torso, long leg, and that's where i gain...all in the waist! have you been skin brushing as well? which dvd are you doing?
I am doing the instructional #1 also except today I did the Basic plus workout.   You should have seen me trying to do the Hoe Downs~~~~ ;D   :D   :o   My one daughter was almost ROFL!   I am not the most co-ordinated person in the world.    I also am short torso, long leg.    Guess we will see what happens.  Good luck.
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: keltlyn March 29, 2007, 04:32:20 PM

I am doing the instructional #1 also except today I did the Basic plus workout.   You should have seen me trying to do the Hoe Downs~~~~ ;D   :D   :o   My one daughter was almost ROFL!   I am not the most co-ordinated person in the world.    I also am short torso, long leg.    Guess we will see what happens.  Good luck.

oh no!! i haven't tried the hoe-downs yet! i'll have to see what happens when i do?!

how'd the basic plus go? i'm not quite ready to move on to that. do you plan on doing a bootcamp?
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: daisey March 29, 2007, 04:52:55 PM
keltlyn
I was getting frustrated with the Instructional #1 because of all the pauses for instruction~~~duh!   ::)   It didn't 'flow' right so I decided after a week and a half just to do the Basic plus.  I still don't know all the moves perfect but I did OK because it flows more smoothly.   I would like to do a bootcamp but we'll see, there seems to be to much 'life' going on right now to fit that in.   I figure anything that I do is better than nothing, right??   :-\   Maybe when 'school' is done I will get my girls all doing it with me.  Right now there is only one doing it with me on a sort of regular basis.
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: linemansgirl March 29, 2007, 05:14:54 PM
I started t-tapp today.  I got a really great deal on the total workout set on e-bay.  YEAH!!!  Instructional #1 is a bit annoying because it takes twice as long, but I am sure that I would kill myself jumping right into the Basic Plus.  My coordination could use some help too. :D  I think that I will try it after a week of Instructional.  I am going to do a 14 day bootcamp starting the Monday after Easter.  We are hoping to get pregnant again very soon & I want to lose as much as possible before then.  If all goes well I hope to keep it up while I am pregnant too.
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: hsink March 29, 2007, 06:47:14 PM
I started t-tapp today.  I got a really great deal on the total workout set on e-bay.  YEAH!!!

That's great! I had heard that some of the sets on e-bay were going for retail price and above.  So glad to hear you got a good deal!!!   Hope it works out well for you!
Holly
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: AgainstTheGrain March 29, 2007, 07:06:54 PM
Wow!! Am I amazed at all the T-Tappers we have here!! Great to hear it!!

Daisey & Keltlyn - my understanding to just "firm" up and not really lose is to do a 4 day bootcamp with BWO+ then do every other day of it. And the tummy thing - have you tried Organs in Place? It's free on the T-Tapp website and works WONDERS!!

Knees Bent KLT - one thing that REALLY REALLY helped me is the right SHOES :)   When I started 1 1/2 years ago I got a pair of Skechers and they really helped. Well, I wore them all through my pregnancy because they are so comfortable and supportive. I decided as a goal if I was consistent for 6 weeks of working out then I would get a new pair. Ohhhh when I got them I realized how stretched out my old ones were  :o.  My new ones are awesome! and help with balance so much ( of course another secret to balancing like with Hoe Downs is to lock your lats ;) )  It's like whole new workout with my new shoes.    Here's a link if ya wanna take a look  ;)

http://www.famousfootwear.com/product.asp?product_id=1000151&variant_id=90165
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: keltlyn March 30, 2007, 03:55:44 AM
Wow!! Am I amazed at all the T-Tappers we have here!! Great to hear it!!

Daisey & Keltlyn - my understanding to just "firm" up and not really lose is to do a 4 day bootcamp with BWO+ then do every other day of it. And the tummy thing - have you tried Organs in Place? It's free on the T-Tapp website and works WONDERS!!

Knees Bent KLT - one thing that REALLY REALLY helped me is the right SHOES :)   When I started 1 1/2 years ago I got a pair of Skechers and they really helped. Well, I wore them all through my pregnancy because they are so comfortable and supportive. I decided as a goal if I was consistent for 6 weeks of working out then I would get a new pair. Ohhhh when I got them I realized how stretched out my old ones were  :o.  My new ones are awesome! and help with balance so much ( of course another secret to balancing like with Hoe Downs is to lock your lats ;) )  It's like whole new workout with my new shoes.    Here's a link if ya wanna take a look  ;)

http://www.famousfootwear.com/product.asp?product_id=1000151&variant_id=90165

thank you for the advice! i'm definitely not ready to do a bootcamp yet. i want to make sure i "master" instructional 1 the best i can before moving on. i have been doing OIP/HF as well. i got the book from the library, so i've been using the little dvd that's in the back.

also, thank you so much for the link to the shoes. i need to at least try those! i have such trouble finding shoes that fit me. in fact, i'm trying my 4th pair of crosstrainers right now. i bring them home, work out in them for a few days, and then end up having to take them back. did you go up a size or a 1/2 size for those?

thanks again!
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: hsink March 30, 2007, 05:43:39 AM
  It's like whole new workout with my new shoes.    Here's a link if ya wanna take a look  ;)

http://www.famousfootwear.com/product.asp?product_id=1000151&variant_id=90165

I was also wondering if you bought your "normal" size with sketchers...
I bought sketchers after t-tapping for about a month. You are so right they made the world of difference in the workout.  My athletic shoes before where running shoes and they just did not have the nice wide base for good balance.  I bought them a 1/2 size smaller than what I would usually get and it seems that once they stretched out I could have gotten another 1/2 size down.  Maybe KLT has helped strengthen and lift my arches?  I had never had feet issues before but they say that it should help with flat feet don't they?  Anyway I was just wondering how the fit of your sketchers compared to other shoes.
Also, I tried them on at a department store and then ordered them online when I found a good deal.

Holly
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: keltlyn March 30, 2007, 09:21:12 AM
  It's like whole new workout with my new shoes.    Here's a link if ya wanna take a look  ;)

http://www.famousfootwear.com/product.asp?product_id=1000151&variant_id=90165

I was also wondering if you bought your "normal" size with sketchers...
I bought sketchers after t-tapping for about a month. You are so right they made the world of difference in the workout.  My athletic shoes before where running shoes and they just did not have the nice wide base for good balance.  I bought them a 1/2 size smaller than what I would usually get and it seems that once they stretched out I could have gotten another 1/2 size down.  Maybe KLT has helped strengthen and lift my arches?  I had never had feet issues before but they say that it should help with flat feet don't they?  Anyway I was just wondering how the fit of your sketchers compared to other shoes.
Also, I tried them on at a department store and then ordered them online when I found a good deal.

Holly

Oh no! I just went out and bought a pair, and I got a whole size bigger than what I typically wear in everyday shoes. I've always been told to go bigger b/c your feet swell when working out. I'll hold onto my receipt! I'm curious to see what others have done!

I had been trying quite a few different running shoes, and boy...these feel completely different! I'm excited to try them!
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: hsink March 30, 2007, 10:09:40 AM
Oh no! I just went out and bought a pair, and I got a whole size bigger than what I typically wear in everyday shoes. I've always been told to go bigger b/c your feet swell when working out. I'll hold onto my receipt! I'm curious to see what others have done!

You could go to the t-tapp forums at www.t-tapp.com and do a search for "sketchers".  There are quite a few threads that talk about shoes, what different people like, etc. Maybe that would help???  I have personally not had any noticeable swelling in my feet when I exercise.

My shoes are still very comfy and supportive.  The stretching is most noticeable to me when doing lunges and runners stretch. They really slide around on my heels then.

HTH,
Holly
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: keltlyn March 30, 2007, 10:15:29 AM
You could go to the t-tapp forums at www.t-tapp.com and do a search for "sketchers".  There are quite a few threads that talk about shoes, what different people like, etc. Maybe that would help???  I have personally not had any noticeable swelling in my feet when I exercise.



HTH,
Holly

Holly...thanks for that! I've looked around a bit on the forums, and I'm noticing people seem to have different opinions. I'm wondering if I should go back and try on 1/2 size smaller & just compare.

I did read something about gripping your toes, and that it's not good! Have you noticed your toes gripping? I really noticed it when I just did t-tapp, and I'm wondering if either the shoes are leaving me too much room to grip, or if I'm just aware of it now?? Not sure.

Thanks for the help! How long have you been tapping?
...kelli
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: daisey March 30, 2007, 10:46:11 AM
Hi AgainstTheGrain
I have a Seth also but he is 24.  He is also in South Korea right now and I miss him something fierce so will you give your Seth a big hug for me.   ;)
Thanks for the encouragement.  I know the coordination thing will get better as I am more consistent.
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: hsink March 30, 2007, 12:28:44 PM
Have you noticed your toes gripping? How long have you been tapping?

First of all, I don't think that they cause "toe gripping"  ??? Are you talking about sort of curling your toes to grip?  Now I will have to pay attention  :o  These shoes seem to fit my feet really well.  My feet would tend to be on the wide side...strappy heeled sandals rarely fit...unless I would like for my feet to be hanging off the sides :o

I have just been tapping for 4 months. I have lost almost 6 inches and at least 5lbs (oh yeah, we aren't supposed to weigh anymore ::) ).  I feel much stronger even though I have always been active and exercised semi regularly. I am 5'9" and have never been small (currently size 12, sometimes 10) so I don't know how much I will continue to lose???

I think that was more info than what you asked for wasn't it  :o

Holly
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: Nickole March 30, 2007, 02:13:29 PM
My toes grip now, after doing T-Tapp for about 4 months.  Is that a bad thing?   :-\  I did not realize until you mentioned it.  I knew that since T-Tapping I walk with my feet straight ahead, and not out, which is better.  B/c that's how you stand in the KLT position, it got me in the habit of walking that way.  But golly, yes, my toes grip the floor when I walk (is that what you're talking about?), but I thought that was normal when your feet are in proper alignment.  I'm not sure if the grip when I have shoes on.  I doubt it. 

I just LOVE T-Tapp!  And the gals at customer service are really nice and helpful.  A lady there told me not to worry about buying the skin brushing system if I only want to tighten tummy skin.  She said just brush morning and night, like AgainsttheGrain recommended, and it will firm up in time but may take two years even!   :o.  I'm determined though!  That was really cool to me that she didn't try to convince me I absolutely need the system.           
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: keltlyn March 30, 2007, 04:24:48 PM
Ok...I've been trying to find what I read about the toe gripping. I haven't come back across it, but I'm going to keep looking! I know I just didn't make it up ;)

Holly...thanks for all the information! I think it's great that we can share our t-tapping journeys on here!

Nikole...it's so good to hear that the customer support is that helpful & not just trying to sell! So, they said to brush 2 times a day?? I thought Theresa just said once a day in the CRT package. I wonder if I should start doing it in the morning, too?!

I'll let y'all know when I figure out the toe-grip thing!!
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: AgainstTheGrain March 30, 2007, 08:04:46 PM
did you go up a size or a 1/2 size for those?

Nope! got the same size I have for what seems like forever - 6. :D

Nickole - Sorry I haven't PM'd you back  :-\, I am glad you called the office though. I always try and remember that Teresa said your skin needs exercising every day just like the rest of you... Did they say anything about Alfalfa? I took it while preg and brushed, too and I think it really helped to not have so much loose skin now. knowing me I'll get it where I want it then have another baby :o and start alllll over again ;D


Daisey - I'll give my Seth an extra smooch for ya  :-*
Hang in there on the balance! :o You'll get it. Remember it's a left/right brain workout as well! I remember how I bobbled and bobbled to do hoe downs in the beginning - now I can even do U-Swings and Thread the Needle back to back with only slight bobbles . . . but it takes concentration ;)

Toe Gripping - KLT/NBT (No Big Toe) - There's a thread that's very useful at the top of the T-Tapp boards called "Must Read Threads for Newbies and Vetrans Alike"  (I still haven't figured out how to put a hyperlink in my message  :-\ or I'd put one here)  It's like an index for threads on certain subjects.   There was one with Teresa's thoughts on how the ball of foot/toe gripping thing should progress - Here ya go!!

Here are some excerpts from Teresa's posts on the subject. In them she describes the progressive nature of KLT. Hope this is helpful to you.

It is VERY IMPORTANT to rebuild strength and flexibility within your knee before turning out from the hip. That is why I created the basic sequence to be: Toes forward, Bend knees, Tuck Butt, Get your shoulders back in alignment with your hips...THEN push your knee out towards your little toe to your personal best. By doing it in this sequence you not only help the outside of your knee rebuild strength
and the inside of your knee to rebuild flexibility, you also help rebuild muscle strength within your foot to "lift arch" along with better alignment within your ankle....AND you help prevent undo injury.

Yes you should feel like you are on the ouside of your foot and yes I suggest not wearing orthotics within your shoes while doing T-Tapp and yes I do not advise going barefoot in the beginning.

ONCE your knee is able to push out past your little toe, THEN you can add turnout from your hip joint and utilize the NBT technique with ball joint down (to stabilize ankle and increase intensity of muscle activation)

The reason I teach NBT during Step Away the Inches and while walking is because it provides a variation of KLT during active movement. Think about it....during T-Tapp KLT is used on your stabilized foot during balance movements or whenever both feet are in T-Tapp stance.

When you achieve KLT in correct sequence are you able to push your knees out past your little toes? If not, I'd go back to basics until you build up greater balance strength and flexibility wise upon the attachments at knee. THEN progress to NBT and BBJ.

T-Tapp is a progressive journey for the body. Always go to your own personal best and your body will respond. Skipping or not working details in sequence alter your body's ability to achieve optimal results.
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: Nickole March 31, 2007, 02:49:30 AM

Nickole - Sorry I haven't PM'd you back  :-\, I am glad you called the office though. I always try and remember that Teresa said your skin needs exercising every day just like the rest of you... Did they say anything about Alfalfa? I took it while preg and brushed, too and I think it really helped to not have so much loose skin now. knowing me I'll get it where I want it then have another baby :o and start alllll over again ;D


Yes, she sure did mention the Alfalfa.  Will it help tighten it FASTER?  She said you need to get the Alfalfa with the root, not just the sprouts.  I don't want to spend the money if brushing alone with help  :-\.  She also said dead sea salt baths.  And she said something called Cell Food you can buy.  Basically all this feeds the skin to help.  Do you think incorporating all this will help it tighten upfaster? 

I wish I could find a "before and after" pic of someone who really tightened their tummy skin to how it looked before, with brushing.  That would be so encouraging.  Can't find one.  Maybe I'll take a pic of my tummy now JUST so that if it works, it would maybe encourage others.  It just looks so gross now!

Someone asked about brushing twice a day.  I don't think that would apply to the whole body brushing.  I think she was just telling me that b/c I am anxious to get this skin tightened up, and it only takes about 30 seconds each time, so it's no big deal. 
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: keltlyn March 31, 2007, 05:39:41 AM
Against...Thank you so much! That really helps. I've definitely been doing the KLT as soon as I bend my knees. I need to slow it down and do everything in the right sequence.

I'll read through the threads again! There is so much information on the forums there, it's easy to get lost!

Nikole...thanks for the info. on the tummy brushing. I've been doing the whole body, but my tummy is my main focus. I might start doing it in the morning as well. It's hard to hear that it may take up to 2 years, but it helps to know it's a process. That way I'm not looking for the immediate results. I love skin brushing! My skin is SO much softer & healthier already.

You guys are awesome! Thanks again!!!
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: keltlyn March 31, 2007, 05:43:55 AM
Ok...here's the scoop on gripping the toes. I asked the quesion on the t-tapp boards, and this is the answer I got...HTH!!



First of all clenching is going to clamp down on the blood and lymphatic vessels in your feet this can lead to cramping and also make the workout less effective at pumping lymph than it is if there is free blood and lymph flow.

Second clenching your toes can distort the shape of your arch and even stress your arch along with the muscles of the shin and side of the leg. If you distort the shape of your arch you aren't going to be strengthening it. Strong feet are going to help you get more out of your workout because they create the base of linear alignment and strong linear alignment is one of the things that creates the resistance of T-Tapp.

You can compare it to building a house. If the foundation of your house is distorted then there is no way that house itself will be straight and in alignment.

Finally clenching toes is a sign that the muscles that support you in T-Tapp stance are tiring. When these muscles tire your body searches for another way to hold you up and clenching the toes is a very common "solution". So next time you find yourself clenching take a second to kick it out and reassume the stance even if you end up doing a few less reps of whatever movement you're doing. Over time you'll find that you do more and more reps before you clench and eventually toe clenching will be a distance memory.I also suggest that you practice your stance during the day, outside of your workouts.
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: Nickole March 31, 2007, 05:55:29 AM
Wow, thanks for that info about clenching!  I will definately try to be more aware and get out of the habit!   :)
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: westernmama April 02, 2007, 06:27:29 AM
I am a newbie at T-tapping, but so far I love it.  I got the 15 minute BWO+.  I tried the hoedowns for the first time today.  Whew!  Now on that one I think it's rather hard to keep up with her and not fall over while doing it!!  I guess I'll get it down.  Practice makes perfect, they say.  But I did the instructional #1 for 6 days and lost 3 inches!!  I was very impressed - not to mention dh.  :D  I really like how it is only 15 minutes out of my very busy day.  AND it is something I can do while nursing and pregnant.  Now that gets me excited!  I wonder if any ladies who've done it while pregnant have noticed a difference in their stamina or weight gain.  Anyway, keep on tappin', ladies!

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: hsink April 02, 2007, 06:44:53 AM
Yeah! Kendra!!! Welcome...It is a great workout don't you think?  So glad to hear you like it and hope it continues to give you good results.  I definitely have more energy, even on days when I don't get as much sleep as I like(but I'm not pregnant so I don't know about that  :o )  Keep it up!!

Have a great day,
Holly
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: his.silly.wife April 02, 2007, 09:25:48 AM
I just ordered the videos, as it seems my body did a lot of settling over the winter.  :( 

It arrived today, and I've already done the first 15 minutes.  It's been years since I've done any type of work-out, but this one definitely felt like it could help.  I give you an update in about a month and let y'all know if my clothes fit better.

Thank you so much for letting me know about it!
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: westernmama April 10, 2007, 11:24:09 AM
How are all of you ladies on t-tapp doing?  I'd be interested to hear your insights by now, for those of you who have been doing this a while.  Do your inches lost kind of level out after a while?  Do you still feel it is the wellness workout it claims to be?  I've only been doing it for a little over two weeks now, but I really like it.  I'm only doing the BWO+ because I only have 15 minutes a day to exercise.  I was also wondering if it's okay for me to do it everyday or should I follow what she says about boot camp and then doing it every other day for 4-6 weeks or so.  Any ideas?  Thanks.
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: queentea April 10, 2007, 11:33:47 AM
BWO is safe to do everyday, but if you feel like need a break, taking one day off a week is good.  The total workout should not be done everyday except during a boot camp then to every other day. HTH
Lisa
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: keltlyn April 10, 2007, 02:06:36 PM
How are all of you ladies on t-tapp doing?  I'd be interested to hear your insights by now, for those of you who have been doing this a while.  Do your inches lost kind of level out after a while?  Do you still feel it is the wellness workout it claims to be?  I've only been doing it for a little over two weeks now, but I really like it.  I'm only doing the BWO+ because I only have 15 minutes a day to exercise.  I was also wondering if it's okay for me to do it everyday or should I follow what she says about boot camp and then doing it every other day for 4-6 weeks or so.  Any ideas?  Thanks.

I'll second what queentea says! I'm on my 3rd week of doing the BWO+, and I asked this same question on the t-tapp boards a few days ago. BWO+ is fine to do every day. But, once you're done with bootcamp (basically TWO 4-14 days in a row, depending on your goals), take 2 days completely off, then start the TWO every other day, etc... It's a full body workout, so your body needs that time to rest & rejuvinate. But, for now, keep doing BWO+! It was also recommended to take off one day a week.
Isn't it a great program?! I'm really enjoying it!
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: healthnut April 10, 2007, 02:13:35 PM
I wonder if any ladies who've done it while pregnant have noticed a difference in their stamina or weight gain.

I am a new t-tapper and pregnant so I will try to answer this question. This is my second pregnancy and waaay different than my first!

With my first pregnancy I packed on the weight (about 50 lbs), was swollen, tired, and had a horrible labor and delivery.

With this pregnancy, I T-tapp 20 minutes a day 3 days a week. (I use the T-Tapp "MORE" workout.) I drink 1 quart of the "Water cure" and 1 quart of "Mama's Red Raspberry tea" a day. I am sticking to a recommended eating plan (for pregnant women) and doing labor-prep exercises every night (pelvic rocks, squats, butterflys, etc).

I have energy and feel great. I don't know about the weight gain as I don't know what I weighed before I got pregnant. I will have a better clue after my next apt. I do know that I started out overweight but I can still fit into the same pair of jeans--excluding tummy of course. But I just use a belly extender so I am still wearing the jeans I bought right before I got pregnant, so everything else is roughly the same size!!!

This is a huge difference for me and I have to say I am really enjoying being pregnant this time! :D HTH
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: twitterpated4hubby April 10, 2007, 02:26:53 PM
I'm getting discouraged with the skin brushing. I don't see any changes. I'm not taking the alfalfa because i cant afford it. Does anyone else do the skin brushing and see results. I'm soooooo flabby. Am i wasting my time?
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: keltlyn April 10, 2007, 02:30:27 PM
I'm getting discouraged with the skin brushing. I don't see any changes. I'm not taking the alfalfa because i cant afford it. Does anyone else do the skin brushing and see results. I'm soooooo flabby. Am i wasting my time?

I've been skin brushing for about 3 weeks now, and I LOVE IT! I've noticed a change in the softness of my skin, the dryness of my skin & a bit in the elasticity. I really enjoy doing it, and I feel rejuvinated after doing it! How long have you been doing it? It's supposed to really be healthy for your skin, so I'd say keep it up! But, maybe others have varying opinions.
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: Nickole April 10, 2007, 02:30:59 PM
I'm getting discouraged with the skin brushing. I don't see any changes. I'm not taking the alfalfa because i cant afford it. Does anyone else do the skin brushing and see results. I'm soooooo flabby. Am i wasting my time?

I feel your pain!  Earlier I mentioned that I talked to a gal from T-Tapp who said it will take some time to tighten that tummy skin, maybe even two years of brushing.  I plan on remaining dilegent, b/c even though I am discouraged too, I will brush every day for two years if that's what it takes - it bugs me that much.  I was wondering also if the alfalfa would SIGNIFICANTLY make the skin tighten faster?  Anyone know????

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: AllinHisTime April 10, 2007, 04:55:01 PM
All you T-tappers inspire me so much!! Mine is on the way and I can't wait to get it..simply can not wait!  I have been so discouraged in losing any weight/inches and everything I try to do seems to make it worse.

I have mentioned before that I think I may be dealing with a thyroid issue but am not ready try to diagnose that until I've tried everything I can.  Since all of your T-tapp testimonies keep ringing in my ear, I figured I HAVE to try this and if nothing is happening then I know something else HAS to be wrong! 

I recommended this to a friend of mine with a liver disease.  She has tried a lot of things to lose the weight and also has to battle steriods, which make her gain as well.  Recently, there was an episode that she had to go to the hospital for and gained 20lbs in one week due to meds.  She began T-tapp the next week and continued for  2weeks.  When she measured at the end of 2 weeks, she had lost 10 inches already!  She is so encouraged already! 

I am looking forward to finally saying good-bye to the size I grew into and saying "hello" again to some clothes I haven't fit into in awhile.  My hubby loves me anyway, but I think he'll be surprised and happy once it's off. 

The support we give one another on here means so much!
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: twitterpated4hubby April 10, 2007, 05:00:24 PM
I have been brushing every day since March 12th. I know thats not long but i was really hoping to see a few leg dimples vanish before summer. I'm also upset because I'm so confused about which way to brush. t tap woman says to go towards the heart, but on the skin brushing thread the lady says to go towards your colon. She explains it well and it makes me wonder who is right. I just wanna know I'm doing it right. I dint expect my stomach to ever look great again, but i really wanna get rid of some cellulite.
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: healthyinOhio April 10, 2007, 05:02:03 PM
Just a word of warning for you fellow t-tappers:  if you decide to take like a month off from T-tapping, then expect to gain everything back.  It is such a fast loosing exercise program, but I have found that it is just as fast to put it back on!  >:( 
I took about a month off when we took care of Grandma and her passing.  I realized it had been a month and I gained EVERYTHING back.   :'(
So, I am back on track, again, and it is coming off, again.  Thank goodness my body is still forgiving at my age.  ;D
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: Helpmeetmom April 10, 2007, 06:24:01 PM
Hi, I'm 3 months pregnant, and just ordered the basic Work out (BWO) and was wondering if I could do the boot camp.  I really want to try and see what the results would be on a 3 month preggo.  My thighs already rub together to the point where if I'm doing a lot of walking I have to wear biker shorts or I get a terrible rash.  It took me 7 months to even come close to this problem last time.  I hope I can do the boot camp and it not hurt my preggo body or the baby.  If not, let me at it!
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: healthyinOhio April 11, 2007, 07:01:25 AM
Hi, I'm 3 months pregnant, and just ordered the basic Work out (BWO) and was wondering if I could do the boot camp. 

Well, if you have the energy to do it, then go for it.  Boot camp just means that you do it everyday.  It is only a 15 min. workout, so isn't too hard on the body.  Good luck!  ;)
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: linemansgirl April 12, 2007, 05:20:51 AM
Just to encourage anyone thinking about getting started- I just finished my second week of doing t-tapp.  I did Instructional #1 the first few times, then BWO+ the rest of the time.  I did about 4 workouts per week.  The first week I lost 6.5 inches and the second week 6.25 inches for a total of 12.75 inches.  YIPPEE!!!!!!! ;D  I have really firmed up a lot, dh has definitely noticed.  I only lost 4 lbs. during that time.  I am trying my best to go for 6 days a week.  I am relatively out of shape right now so I feel like I am going to keel over by the end of the workout, but you can do anything for 15 minutes.  I have SO MUCH energy afterwards.  I am now definitely a believer in t-tapp.  Does this sound like a sales pitch or what? :D
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: *MommaJo* April 12, 2007, 04:20:37 PM
I just showed my husband what I went through this afternoon trying to find something to wear out of the house.   3 different skirts, 4 different shirts regualar panties control top panties.  It was to amuse him which it did but he still realizes how discouraged I am.  I am going to do the cleanse but not until I am finished breastfeeding and I need help NOW.  I am very low on clothes and I refuse to give and shop for how I am now.  I read and reread the ttapp thread and it is expensive but after the "fashion show" today my husband said he is willing to do whatever I need to do.  I'm just nervous b/c I did try the try b/f you buy but just didn't "get it".  It seems confusing to me and I dont' want to buy something that I think is hard and won't do.  I have done winsor pilates but every time I get it out now, I am like oh, this is too hard.  My baby is 14 months now and I did have a c-section with her so I am wanting to know if this ttapp will help get rid of my "apron" b/c that is most of what I find so grotesque and can't STAND for it to be there.  I also have badish knees and am wondering if this will be hard on them?  I don't know if I sound really discouraged......but I am.  I do think I have some hormone issues that are affecting my weight and I have the saliva hormone test but found it might be better to wait until I am finishes BF.  Man, everything revolves around that  :D and I am not going to rush her to quit so....can someone "psych" me up and encourage me?  I have thought about looking at the ttapp boards but I find just this one pretty overwhelming.  And I know it is here somewhere but what is best to buy?  I don't want to buy one thing and wish I had done something else b/c whatever I get now will PROBLY be IT.  Thanks so much for anyone that can help.  I do keep coming back and coming back...... ::) ;D


I TOTALLY relate!  I am in the same boat.  And, to top it all off I pretty much hate to exercise.  I was trying to do the ttapp try before you by exercises before bed.  But I excuse it away and end up not doing them.  I need to do them in the a.m.  I'd like to get a dvd to help more, but we have ZERO dollars right now.  So, I'll have to wait. 
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: EverLearning April 12, 2007, 04:22:32 PM
Can I put together a basic workout using just the printouts and/or video clips from the "Try Before you Buy" section?  How does it vary and is there a certain order or number of exercises I should be doing?  My husband doesn't want me to buy the DVD, but I'd really like to try it out effectively.

Amy
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: twitterpated4hubby April 12, 2007, 04:48:55 PM
I love t tap. I'm doing Instructional 2 now and i can really feel it. Instructional 1 was to easy for me. I'm wondering how long the beginners rehabilitation is. The instructional 2 is like a whole hour. UGGGG!! It doesn't feel that long but i just dint have an hour to do it every day.
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: healthyinOhio April 13, 2007, 03:59:15 AM
I thought about how to simplify my question.  What exactly comes witht the basic. 

BWO has the hoedowns at the end of the workout, it is the "plus" in the workout.  Otherwise, there are exercises that are called:  Box stretch, pulling weeds, t-tapp twist, etc.  There is a quick organs in place thing, but it isn't detailed like the website.  HTH.
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: bizymum April 13, 2007, 04:08:44 AM
The Organs In Place/Half Frog exercise is on the DVD that comes with the Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes book.  I'm really glad I got the book first.  It really explains the reason behind the exercises, and why form is so important.  The DVD that comes with it also shows Hoe Downs and Advanced Hoe Downs.  There is also a coupon in the back you can mail in to get 30% off your first order.  The book cost about $16 at Waldenbooks.  To me it was well worth it.  I used the coupon to order the Total Workout.  You could probably buy the book elsewhere, probably for less.  I got it at Waldenbooks because I had a gift card.
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: mykidsmom April 13, 2007, 04:22:12 AM

I only ordered the BWO plus and it has done very well flattening my stomach.  I still have a ways to go to fix that apron thingy (yuck!) but it is sooo much better already that even my husband notices.  I noticed a difference in my stomach after about two weeks.  Also, I haven't been able to t-tapp in two weeks because of my MIL but I've still been losing inches even though I'm not really losing weight.  There must be an ongoing effect with that stuff because I'm not doing anything different (if anything, I'm eating worse) and I'm still losing.  Not at the rate I was with the t-tapp but about half.  Still, I'll take a 3" a week loss over nothing. 

I also didn't want to spend a ton of money.  I think the BWO was $40 plus shipping.  That seemed cheap enough to me compared to all her other products. 

HTH

patti
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: dara April 13, 2007, 05:19:51 AM
What do you guys (who have tried it now) recomend for a beginner, and where to get it for the best price... I'd love to try it, but have a minimal amount to spend... anyone find a particularly good deal from a certain source? Amazon? Ebay?
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: westernmama April 13, 2007, 05:26:35 AM
Pennie, if I can get the hang of the exercises, then you can, too.  This is the first workout DVD that I've ever owned and I love it.  I'd like to get the Total workout, but I don't think I'd use it as much as my Basic Workout Plus.  The Total is one hour whereas the BWO+ is only 15 minutes.  I like to get the children eating breakfast and then run down to the basement and exercise for 15 minutes.  I can also relate to the flatter tummy just with BWO+.  I lost 3/4 of an inch on my waist within the first week.  I've added organs in place/half frogs for the past week.  I think that probably the more inches you have to lose, the faster you will lose them.  I'd give it a try!  HTH

Dara, I just ordered mine from her website, $40 plus shipping.  I think the kind you want to buy depends on the amount you want to lose and how much time you can give it.  I personally don't have a huge amount to lose and like the 15-minute workout. 

BTW, can someone explain what "airplanes" are?  Is that an actual exercise from DVD "Yes, You Can" where she waves her arms?  Thanks.
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: healthyinOhio April 13, 2007, 06:58:17 AM
What do you guys (who have tried it now) recomend for a beginner, and where to get it for the best price... I'd love to try it, but have a minimal amount to spend... anyone find a particularly good deal from a certain source? Amazon? Ebay?

BWO(Basic work out) plus.  My friend bought some cheap on Ebay.  Don't know if those are real copies or just burned ones.  Just a hint:  if you buy the tapes vs. the DVD's you can sell off the seminar and instructional video when you don't need them, anymore,  and kinda pay for the final workout.  KWIM?
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: westernmama April 13, 2007, 07:17:06 AM
are you just doing the OIP and frogs from the website or are they on something you have? 
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I am doing the OIP and half frogs just from the website.  I hope I'm doing them right!  Perhaps they are on the Total Workout . . . . .
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: queentea April 13, 2007, 07:24:51 AM
Word of caution, be careful buying off ebay.  I bought the total workout but it is the old version.  I know this because I did get the book from the library and could see that many of the exercises had changed (mostly arm positions) but I'm sure that it does make a difference.  So be sure you are getting the newest version available. 

You are definitely best buying the book and then using the coupon.  The book may be confusing alone, but when you do get the video, it will "click" and you will know better how to execute each exercise to the best possible results.  The book is very detailed in each exercise and may be difficult to do just from the book, but is invaluable when combined with the video!  There is far more instruction in the book than even on the instructional videos.  Hope this all makes sense...bottom line the best way to go, in my opinion, is to get the book and use the coupon to buy whatever workout you want, and you will then have the best of both and can continue to refer to the book when an exercise doesn't seem to make sense or be working for you.

HTH
Lisa
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: starryiz April 13, 2007, 07:53:19 AM
I just looked at the website.  I'd never heard of this before.  The videos look pretty pricey.  Which ones do you absolutely need to see results and start out with?
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: herbalmom April 13, 2007, 07:59:28 AM
I just looked at the website.  I'd never heard of this before.  The videos look pretty pricey.  Which ones do you absolutely need to see results and start out with?

If you want to check it out before buying I was able to get the book that included a CD through my library so you might look into that. HTH Blessings ~herbalmom
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: queentea April 13, 2007, 08:53:11 AM
I just looked at the website.  I'd never heard of this before.  The videos look pretty pricey.  Which ones do you absolutely need to see results and start out with?

also try the "try before you buy" on the web site.  There are exercises that you can print off and a few videos you can watch.  If you can get the book from the library that would help too.  Sometimes the library takes the dvd out though.
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: linemansgirl April 13, 2007, 09:38:16 AM
What do you guys (who have tried it now) recomend for a beginner, and where to get it for the best price... I'd love to try it, but have a minimal amount to spend... anyone find a particularly good deal from a certain source? Amazon? Ebay?

I bought the Total Workout set on e-bay for the same price on e-bay as buying just Basic workout plus.  It is VHS which isn't my preference, but I can live with it.  I checked on e-bay yesterday & there were some good prices on VHS on e-bay.   
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: hsink April 13, 2007, 11:48:13 AM
It is fun to see all the interest around here...
I would also recommend the Basic workout. I think with consistency you can and will see results with this 15 min workout. I personally like the Total Workout package that I got but was ready to commit to working out longer several days a week. If you really don't think that it is possible to do the 50min. TWO every other day I wouldn't buy it. Just my opinion. If you need a little more you can always add on the free moves on line to make your workout longer or get outside and take a walk.  Using t-tapp technique when you go out for a walk will really help make it effective. 
I would be very cautious buying of e-bay.  You may get a good deal but sounds like the really good deals are rare.  A few of the trainers commented that the new sets on e-bay were often going for close to the same prices from T-tapp.  Also, when you order straight from t-tapp they register you so that you can call their 1-800 number anytime for help.  BTW- my new set from T-tapp say the copywrite is 2003. Maybe you could ask what the copywrite date is on e-bay to know when they were produced?

One last thing...there is a habit formers thread going on the forums at T-tapp and if you are consistent with tapping (as specified in the thread) you can earn like $2/week towards t-tapp product. I think that I will try to do this.  Seems like it said that in 3-6 months you could earn a free workout.  I am excited about this!!! Besides if I am consistent for the next 6 months I should continue to see results  ;D  ;D  ;D



I know that it is not to cheap to get started but for every month that I use it consistently it seems cheaper and cheaper  ;D

HTH,
Holly
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: hsink April 13, 2007, 12:59:07 PM
One last thing...there is a habit formers thread going on the forums at T-tapp and if you are consistent with tapping (as specified in the thread) you can earn like $2/week towards t-tapp product.

 I just thought I would post a link to the forum where this offer is available.
http://forum.t-tapp.com/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=41 (http://forum.t-tapp.com/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=41)

The following is a quote from the t-tapp forum in regards to the Habit Formers

Starting April 1, 2007 (no foolin'!), for every week you complete the three T-Tapp workouts you committed to (see the "Essentials of Habit Formers" thread), you will earn one (1) Habit Former reward point. Each point is worth $2 (USD) toward T-Tapp product or services.

When you join Habit Formers, you commit to completing three T-Tapp workouts each week. Three is a minimum, not a maximum. The goal is to encourage long-term consistency with T-Tapp. If you complete more than three T-Tapp workouts, you may post them if you like (to support your accountability). However, when I calculate the weekly Habit Former statistics, I will count a maximum of three per person per week. Non-T-Tapp workouts are not counted toward your three.

Habit Formers has two tracks based on your needs and goals:

Track One - BWO+/More track
Track Two – Total Workout track


So you can do this if you only have the BWO or if you are doing TWO.  Come on lets get to earning  ;D  ;D

Holly
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: linemansgirl April 13, 2007, 01:01:10 PM
I joined the habit formers at the beginning of April.

Also, I bought my set off of e-bay at a cheaper price than on the site & I am very happy with them.
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: sierra April 13, 2007, 03:37:39 PM
I just placed my order and am ready to join all of you.  Thanks for introducing me to T-Tapp!
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: amazonmama2five April 13, 2007, 06:25:13 PM
I just placed my order and am ready to join all of you.  Thanks for introducing me to T-Tapp!

OOOOOOOOOO I am fighting the envy monster!  I am praying to be able to get something from T Tapp next month.  Have a great time guys and lose lots of inches!
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: joychild24seven April 13, 2007, 07:01:51 PM
I just placed my order and am ready to join all of you.  Thanks for introducing me to T-Tapp!

Me too ;D ;D ;D So nice to get some birthday money. I'm SO excited and can't wait for it to come!
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: Kansas Girl April 14, 2007, 05:48:59 AM
I just placed my order and am ready to join all of you.  Thanks for introducing me to T-Tapp!
Congratulations!!!  Which video/DVD did you decide to order Sierra???  -KG
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: his.silly.wife April 14, 2007, 12:22:53 PM
Okay, it's been almost two weeks for me doing T-tapp.  I haven't lost two clothing sizes, but I'm not sucking in my gut nearly as much to do-up the clothes I have.  Does that count for anything?

We've started doing this between chores and school in the morning.  Theressa mentioned that it helps right-brain/left-brain function...so I'm doing it with the children.  We found out just how uncoordinated we all are...but we are are improving.  Some days, I manage to get in two workouts...but it hasn't happened often.

One other thing I noticed, my rib that routinely bothers me hasn't as much since I started T-tapp.

Thanks for telling us about T-tapp.
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: sierra April 14, 2007, 04:15:21 PM
I just placed my order and am ready to join all of you.  Thanks for introducing me to T-Tapp!
Congratulations!!!  Which video/DVD did you decide to order Sierra???  -KG
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I bought the T-TAPP More because I hope to be pregnant again soon and I have not been real consistent with my exercise schedule for the past...um...6years :D 
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: healthyinOhio April 16, 2007, 05:26:47 AM
Do you measure clothed or declothed?

I am not sure this matters, but I measure in my undies and stuff!   ;D
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: Helpmeetmom April 16, 2007, 10:20:21 AM
Okay, I just tried T-tapp for the first time, and watched the seminar and then did the instructional.  Wow, is this thing cool, but.....why do my knees hurt?  I'm pretty sure my posture for it is right.  I have one bad knee anyway, but I feel like I overworked both of them.  She said it's not supposed to do that with your knees.  I'm not overbending them--I don't think I am, and I'm afraid it's going to injure them.  Anyway, has anyone else had this problem?  Also, when I bend my knees out it hurts, and it makes my feet tilt to the sides a little.  It looked like this is what she was doing.  Are your feet supposed to be flat during the normal stance? 
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: keltlyn April 16, 2007, 10:31:08 AM
Okay, I just tried T-tapp for the first time, and watched the seminar and then did the instructional.  Wow, is this thing cool, but.....why do my knees hurt?  I'm pretty sure my posture for it is right.  I have one bad knee anyway, but I feel like I overworked both of them.  She said it's not supposed to do that with your knees.  I'm not overbending them--I don't think I am, and I'm afraid it's going to injure them.  Anyway, has anyone else had this problem?  Also, when I bend my knees out it hurts, and it makes my feet tilt to the sides a little.  It looked like this is what she was doing.  Are your feet supposed to be flat during the normal stance? 

It sounds like you're doing this right! I noticed my knees hurting a bit at first, too, but I'm on week 4, and they don't hurt at all! It takes some time to rebuild the muscles in that area to hold your knees in that correct position.

As far as your feet go...AgainsttheGrain posted this off the t-tapp website a few weeks back...I'll try to copy it here...

Here are some excerpts from Teresa's posts on the subject. In them she describes the progressive nature of KLT. Hope this is helpful to you.

It is VERY IMPORTANT to rebuild strength and flexibility within your knee before turning out from the hip. That is why I created the basic sequence to be: Toes forward, Bend knees, Tuck Butt, Get your shoulders back in alignment with your hips...THEN push your knee out towards your little toe to your personal best. By doing it in this sequence you not only help the outside of your knee rebuild strength
and the inside of your knee to rebuild flexibility, you also help rebuild muscle strength within your foot to "lift arch" along with better alignment within your ankle....AND you help prevent undo injury.

Yes you should feel like you are on the ouside of your foot and yes I suggest not wearing orthotics within your shoes while doing T-Tapp and yes I do not advise going barefoot in the beginning.

ONCE your knee is able to push out past your little toe, THEN you can add turnout from your hip joint and utilize the NBT technique with ball joint down (to stabilize ankle and increase intensity of muscle activation)

The reason I teach NBT during Step Away the Inches and while walking is because it provides a variation of KLT during active movement. Think about it....during T-Tapp KLT is used on your stabilized foot during balance movements or whenever both feet are in T-Tapp stance.

When you achieve KLT in correct sequence are you able to push your knees out past your little toes? If not, I'd go back to basics until you build up greater balance strength and flexibility wise upon the attachments at knee. THEN progress to NBT and BBJ.

T-Tapp is a progressive journey for the body. Always go to your own personal best and your body will respond. Skipping or not working details in sequence alter your body's ability to achieve optimal results.


HTH!!!
Enjoy tapping! It's amazing!
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: westernmama April 16, 2007, 12:37:04 PM
Has anyone else gotten a headache from doing organs in place?  I have only done it 3 days in a row but I get a pretty wicked headache. I know she said you might feel bad the first few times b/c of cleaning the lymphatic system. Has anyone else encountered this?  I am wondering if it is from trying to watch her and do it so today I tried not to watch so much.......still got the headache.  ???

What did she mean by "you might feel bad"?  I've been doing OIP/HF for the last week.  I've noticed that I feel nauseous every once in a while the past few days.  Now right after I did OIP/HF today, I feel freezing cold/chills and yet my cheeks are flushed - I just feel a little sick.  I don't know if it's the OIP or I'm getting something worse, maybe mastitis.  :-\
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: westernmama April 16, 2007, 01:38:59 PM
I think we've all got some kind of fever virus.  My 2yo dd was grumpy today, so I took her temp and she has a low-grade fever.  My 4yo ds also has a low-grade.  So I'm thinking that we're all just sharing a bug!
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: his.silly.wife April 16, 2007, 02:03:45 PM
Has anyone else gotten a headache from doing organs in place?  I have only done it 3 days in a row but I get a pretty wicked headache. I know she said you might feel bad the first few times b/c of cleaning the lymphatic system. Has anyone else encountered this?  I am wondering if it is from trying to watch her and do it so today I tried not to watch so much.......still got the headache.  ???
I've completed two weeks of T-tapp.  On days 6, 7 & 8, I felt miserable.  They were your perfect blah feeling days, but it was wrong time of month, so I figure I was doing some detoxing.  I continued doing T-tapp daily and by day 9 I was feeling like myself again.
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: twitterpated4hubby April 16, 2007, 04:31:10 PM
I'm doing the boot camp starting tonight. I do instructional 2 and its sooo long. How long is the beginners rehabilitation? Also, i noticed that the instructional 2 doesn't have the organs in place. Is that important? Should i go on to the next one? (B.H)
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: hsink April 17, 2007, 03:12:12 AM
Is there any of her tapes or dvds that you buy together that have the long and the short workout?

I think that Against the Grain explained it earlier on in the thread but here goes:
Basic Workout plus is 15min - Instructional one is simply the basic workout being taught so it takes longer.
The Basic Workout is also the first 15min of the Total workout.
Instructional 2 is the second part of the total workout. Once again it is longer because she is teaching you the moves and giving you a chance to get the hang of it.
Put instructional 1 and 2 together and you have the Total Workout B/R.
Beginner Rehab takes about 50 min.

Does that help?

As for brushing...I don't personally do it. From what I have read you can see good results in appearence of the skin and stimulating the lymph whether you brush toward the colon or the heart.  I have been seriously considering starting a brushing habit and I would probably just buy the brush and written instructions from T-Tapp for $15.00. I think it is probably like most things in that consistency is the key.

Also, i noticed that the instructional 2 doesn't have the organs in place.
I would just add in OIP after primary back stretch or at night right before bed.  HMM, I wonder what anyone else has to say about this?

Keep it up everyone! Happy sweating  ::)

Holly

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: EverLearning April 17, 2007, 03:36:44 AM
I've started with the "Try Before You Buy" printout exercises.  Husband said last night that if we see some results, he'll buy me the DVD.  SO EXCITED!!   ;D  Any tips on getting better results?  I'm open!

Amy
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: hsink April 17, 2007, 03:47:14 AM
Thanks Holly.  Hopefully pretty soon I will quit being redundant with questions.  'Preciate your time

No problem...I can remember being so overwhelmed.  There is tons of info out on the T-tapp boards and I finally had to just get started and take it SLOW!!!  Always lots to learn but it does help to just keep at it slowly!

Have a great day!
Holly
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: Helpmeetmom April 17, 2007, 05:01:58 AM
Okay, I just tried T-tapp for the first time, and watched the seminar and then did the instructional.  Wow, is this thing cool, but.....why do my knees hurt?  I'm pretty sure my posture for it is right.  I have one bad knee anyway, but I feel like I overworked both of them.  She said it's not supposed to do that with your knees.  I'm not overbending them--I don't think I am, and I'm afraid it's going to injure them.  Anyway, has anyone else had this problem?  Also, when I bend my knees out it hurts, and it makes my feet tilt to the sides a little.  It looked like this is what she was doing.  Are your feet supposed to be flat during the normal stance? 

It sounds like you're doing this right! I noticed my knees hurting a bit at first, too, but I'm on week 4, and they don't hurt at all! It takes some time to rebuild the muscles in that area to hold your knees in that correct position.

As far as your feet go...AgainsttheGrain posted this off the t-tapp website a few weeks back...I'll try to copy it here...

Here are some excerpts from Teresa's posts on the subject. In them she describes the progressive nature of KLT. Hope this is helpful to you.


HTH!!!
Enjoy tapping! It's amazing!

Thank you so much.  I feel better knowing I'm on the right "road".  Anyway, my knees don't hurt today, but my legs and butt do (this was just from ttapping for the first time).  Haha, she did say the 1st day would be okay, then 2nd tougher, and the 3rd we'd be cursing her.  Haha.  We'll see about that.   I do love this!  I'm pregnant, so will keep you all informed as how ttapping consistently can help a preggo.  I know she already had the pregnant lady talk about this.  I'm so excited!!
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: Helpmeetmom April 17, 2007, 05:08:03 AM
Has anyone else gotten a headache from doing organs in place?  I have only done it 3 days in a row but I get a pretty wicked headache. I know she said you might feel bad the first few times b/c of cleaning the lymphatic system. Has anyone else encountered this?  I am wondering if it is from trying to watch her and do it so today I tried not to watch so much.......still got the headache.  ???

What did she mean by "you might feel bad"?  I've been doing OIP/HF for the last week.  I've noticed that I feel nauseous every once in a while the past few days.  Now right after I did OIP/HF today, I feel freezing cold/chills and yet my cheeks are flushed - I just feel a little sick.  I don't know if it's the OIP or I'm getting something worse, maybe mastitis.  :-\
My face has gotten hot and flushed every time I do OIP.  Here is a quote from her book Note: You may feel slightly nauseated the first time you do the workout. This is b/c T-Tapp is so lymphatic, and your body is ridding itself of stored toxins.  Drinking water or eating an apple will ususally help when you feel this way.  But do not sit or lie downm as that could make you feel worse.  Instead, walk it out.  HTH you figure out what is going on.  :)

Hey everyone, I'm sure you know this, but those are totally classic symptoms of detox--ridding your body of poisons.  I used to get that way when I did Tae-Bo cardio for the first time.  I felt like I would vomit, I had mild stomach cramps, and even blacked out a bit (I totally overdid things), but Diahrrea, headaches, nausea, and even vomitting can be very good and active forms of cleansing.  When my family went for a fruits and veggies, grains and veggie juice fast to cleanse these are the symptoms we had, not me so much, but my hubby's system is very good, and he flushes toxins really fast.   Some people think that's why women have "sickness" in the first trimester of pregnancy, too, meaning this is the bodies' way of getting clean for the baby.  I don't know if that's quite accurate, but it seems to make sense.  ANyway, surely your symptoms will all go away soon.  :)
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: westernmama April 17, 2007, 07:42:36 AM
I received an offer from T-tapp for instructional tape #2 for $40 with free shipping.  I'm half tempted to get it.  ;)  Sometimes I feel like I could do a little more than just BWO+.  What would you all suggest?  Can I stay pretty fit just using BWO+?  Is this a good deal?  Holly, maybe you know - you seem pretty knowledgeable about all this.  ;D 

Here's another question.  Could I do the same thing doing two BWO+ back to back that the Total Workout would do for me?  I guess I'm trying to decide if this would be a wise investment of my money.  Thanks.
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: linemansgirl April 17, 2007, 09:07:18 AM
WHEW!!!  I just finished Instructional #2 for the first time and I am dripping in sweat.  That was much more of a workout than just doing BWO+.  There was no way that I could have made it all of the way through that when I first started t-tapp 2 1/2 weeks ago!  I did BWO+ this morning and #2 this afternoon.  That is probably what I will do for a couple of weeks before I graduate to the Total Workout.  I am just SO EXCITED about the progress I am making and my greatly improved energy levels.  I just can't say enough about t-tapp!
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: momofgirls April 17, 2007, 09:51:56 AM
The total for both workouts is $79.99 plus shipping.

It's well worth it...The Total workout includes the BWO+ and a whole lot more.  My hubby has his masters in exercise physiology, so I ran it all by him before I bought.  He wholeheartedly agreed that she knows what she is talking about.

I thought I was in pretty good shape before I started...it's been just over a week, and apparently I needed more help than I thought!

Please go into the investment with the goal of being healthier, not just thinner!  You may be thinking of just your belly weight, but you need to invest the time and the money because you are worth it, and your children need you to have energy to love on them!

Blessings,
Wendy
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: linemansgirl April 17, 2007, 10:12:36 AM
WHEW!!!  I just finished Instructional #2 for the first time and I am dripping in sweat.  That was much more of a workout than just doing BWO+.  There was no way that I could have made it all of the way through that when I first started t-tapp 2 1/2 weeks ago!  I did BWO+ this morning and #2 this afternoon.  That is probably what I will do for a couple of weeks before I graduate to the Total Workout.  I am just SO EXCITED about the progress I am making and my greatly improved energy levels.  I just can't say enough about t-tapp!
So you ordered the BWO and the Total workout together?  How much was that?  Do you mind my asking?
I was able to buy my Total Workout set off of e-bay for $52.00 including shipping, but even at full price it is well worth it.
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: keltlyn April 17, 2007, 03:52:31 PM
Thanks, my husband finally solved my dilemma for me and said just the the BWO :)  I finally put it terms of cost and that helped him come to a decision.   ;D  Thanks again.  I'm nuts to get it.  I was going to have him fax my coupon at work today and I forgot.  I just don't know if I can get the hang of all the moves from just reading but I AM glad I got the book.  I just can't read and try to tapp at the same time.  :D

You'll be SO glad you're getting the DVD!! I got the book from our library, and I spent about 45 trying to figure out what in the world it was saying while trying to do it...it's just too hard! The video is much easier...enjoy!!
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: AgainstTheGrain April 17, 2007, 08:09:08 PM
Could I do the same thing doing two BWO+ back to back that the Total Workout would do for me?  I guess I'm trying to decide if this would be a wise investment of my money.  Thanks.

NOPE! See LINEMANSGIRL post on Inst #2 :P - It's more than a step above BWO+  it's like a flight of stairs  :D  I think it would be worth the investment. And like Teresa says the Total Workout is all you'll ever need. ;)
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: hsink April 18, 2007, 04:06:47 AM
Sometimes I feel like I could do a little more than just BWO+.  What would you all suggest?  Can I stay pretty fit just using BWO+?  Is this a good deal?
When I start thinking about the cost of gym memberships I realize the TWO is cheaper than it seems and is well worth it in terms of effectiveness. I've said it before but I get excited that every month I tapp consistently the original cost seems more and more worth it to me.  That being said if the money isn't there I hope no one feels like they should spend money they don't have (credit cards  :P).  I am still really excited about the habit formers at T-tapp. You can join for free and all you have to do is log your 3 work outs per week (these can be BWO or TWO depending on what track you join) and you can earn $2 per week toward new workouts!!  I had not intended to buy anymore workouts but if I can earn them this way I will add to my collection eventually.  Still if you are consistent I would think that you could have a healthy level of fitness with BWO+.  Also in the try before you buy section you can see some of the moves from Instr. #2.- Thread the Needle, Balance Sequence, Arms...not sure if there are anymore or if these versions of the moves are complete.  My husband burned them to a cd for me before I purchased the workout and I could just play them in the computer instead of logging on to the T-tapp site when I wanted to do them.

when I was reading reviews on the book on amazon someone complained that half the book is testimonials and pictures.......well, I for one like that.  I think it's fun SO..........I was thinking that we should have some pictures of the WTM seasoned tappers.  Anyone "brave" enough to show us the difference.   Grin
I really wish I would have taken before pictures.  I have had back fat for as long as I can remember and my back has definitely toned up...so no before/after pics unless I happen to have a snapshot that would work. 

Please go into the investment with the goal of being healthier, not just thinner!  You may be thinking of just your belly weight, but you need to invest the time and the money because you are worth it, and your children need you to have energy to love on them!

Thanks for the reminder...I am always revisiting my motives for being involved in many things and exercise is one that can definitely be a problem for me.
Thanking God for good health today!!!
Holly


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: twitterpated4hubby April 18, 2007, 05:23:45 AM
OH MY!! I just finished the beginners rehabilitation and it is strenuous. I was sweating like crazy. I can do it, but I really dig instructional 2 the best. Maybe it cuz I'm used to it. I cant believe how much more these two work . I did BWO+ and it didn't seem to do anything for me. I'm on day three of my boot camp. I can already tell I'm losing weight.
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: AgainstTheGrain April 18, 2007, 05:39:42 AM
Hollky - hsink - is right T-Tapp is cheaper (and better ;)) than a health club membership!! Especially if you don't live near a gym :-\ - Plus one thing I like is that if I haven't done my workout in the afternoon as usual then I can do it at 10pm in my own home and not have to GO anywhere!! And after a while you know it so well you don't even need the video! ;)

HOWEVER - I would like to interject something here. Every so often go back and do the instructional. Why? Because after you do it for a while you get stronger and can have better form and when you do the instructional you may find that Teresa sneaked something in there on form that you didn't catch when you first learned it because it was so new :D  When you're more familiar with the movements then you can tweek and improve form and inch loss!!  ;D  One thing I recently learned was that locking your lats helps with balance and it automatically makes you use your abs more so you get better toning! :D Hope that makes sense. I can explain in more detail if necessary . . .

Pennie - about the picture thang - I do have before pix from Jan when I started again after preg. and I should take some now 'cause that would be 3 months.   If I post them on my blog I'll letcha' all know :-\

Here's another encouraging thing for you all about the healthy not skinny aspect of T-Tapp. I have not lost 1 pound on the scale :o  but I have lost at least 1 whole size, maybe 1 1/2 sizes (I just go by how lose my clothes are fitting- I need to measure again too!) What that tells me is that I'm losing FAT and gaining Muscle. REMEMBER muscle weighs much more that fat, and also uses more calories. That's why when you build muscle and don't change the way you eat you can lose fat because you require more calories. Hope that's understandable ???   I personally have not met my ultimate goal, yet!  But, what am I gonna do? QUIT!  No way, not with results like this.  My husband the other day called me the incredible shrinking woman ;D 

It's the consistency, consistency, consistency . . . . habit formers what a great idea!! :D
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: westernmama April 18, 2007, 05:58:48 AM
OH MY!! I just finished the beginners rehabilitation and it is strenuous. I was sweating like crazy. I can do it, but I really dig instructional 2 the best. Maybe it cuz I'm used to it. I cant believe how much more these two work . I did BWO+ and it didn't seem to do anything for me. I'm on day three of my boot camp. I can already tell I'm losing weight.

That's really good to hear - especially since I just ordered the instr. #2.  It should be here in a few days.  My husband said if it's something I'd enjoy to go ahead and get it.  Actually, I like to think that I got it for him!  KWIM?  Whenever he makes a sweet remark it makes me want to workout harder!

Pennie, I'm sorry about your OIP headaches.  My stomach hasn't cramped much the last few days, but I get freezing cold at times.  I think my body's getting more used to the OIP thing.  Who knows - it might just be all in my head.  ::) 
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: linemansgirl April 18, 2007, 06:03:43 AM
One thing I recently learned was that locking your lats helps with balance and it automatically makes you use your abs more so you get better toning! :D Hope that makes sense. I can explain in more detail if necessary . . .

Here's another encouraging thing for you all about the healthy not skinny aspect of T-Tapp. I have not lost 1 pound on the scale :o  but I have lost at least 1 whole size, maybe 1 1/2 sizes (I just go by how lose my clothes are fitting- I need to measure again too!) What that tells me is that I'm losing FAT and gaining Muscle. REMEMBER muscle weighs much more that fat, and also uses more calories. That's why when you build muscle and don't change the way you eat you can lose fat because you require more calories.

Do explain more about locking your lats please.

I am having the same results, very little weight loss but lots of inch loss.  It's nice to know that I am gaining muscle instead of losing it as is usual with dieting.

Yeah Pennie!  So glad that you can get the TWO!
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: twitterpated4hubby April 18, 2007, 06:15:16 AM
I dint get why the OIP is such a big deal. It doesn't feel like a big deal and i have never gotten a headache from it. Am I doing something wrong? Also i was wondering if anyone else has a hard time keeping your butt tucked when your doing certain things. Its impossible!!!!  >:(
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: AgainstTheGrain April 18, 2007, 06:33:36 AM
I still do get headache when I do the OIP.  :'(

Try doing Primary Back Stretch before OIP and see if that helps. It's quite lymphatic as well but may help get things going to eliminate the headaches. If it continues much longer, don't hesitate to call the T-Tapp office. They are great!! Most of the people that work there are Trainers.

Locking the Lats - Lemme finish up with school with my boys and I'll explain it more clearly ;)
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: westernmama April 18, 2007, 06:49:45 AM
for those of you that ordered from the ttapp site, how long did it take to get your tapes? or how long does it say it takes?  Looks like I might have to wait until may to order.   :'(

I know, the waiting part is hard, huh?  :P  I ordered from their website and I think mine were here within a week, might've been a little more (we live pretty far from a big city).  I just ordered instr. #2 today.  The lady I spoke with said it would get shipped to me tomorrow.  So I'll let you know when I get it as to how long it takes.
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: AgainstTheGrain April 19, 2007, 08:20:23 PM
I am not able to do the back stretch yet.  I'm getting that the primary back stretch has 18 steps? I sort of have gotten through step 4 but I think I need to have her walk me through it "live" b/f I get it right. :)

Pennie I think everything will make sense once you get the DVD's! It's really NOT that complicated.  :D

Now for Locking the LATS:
When you do a shoulder roll back you feel those muscles between the shoulder blades - those are the lats that you lock in place, or tighten to help with balance. I think Teresa mentions it (quickly ;)) on Inst.#2 somewhere. That's why it's a good idea to go back and do the Instructionals about once a month 'cause ya catch things she says that ya didn't catch before ;)
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: mexmarr April 20, 2007, 02:40:05 AM
I am very interested in T-Tapping.  I have a few questions.  I admit that I haven't finished reading this whole thread, I am only half way through.  I am going to finish it, but I am sure that no one has asked my main question.

As most of you know, I have been on bedrest for 3 months.  I know from experience that after my baby is born and I am allowed to get up, physically, I will barely be able to function.  My muscles will be extremely weak, and it will be a few months before I have the energy to run my house relativey well.

I am wondering if T-Tapping would be helpful for me, if I start out very slow and build up little by little.  Or am I just crazy.  If I will barely be able to wash my dishes, is it rediculous to even think about exercising?

For those of you who are experienced with t-tapping, what do you think?

Btw, I wanted to read the forums on the t-tapp site, but... I am using the hospital wireless internet, and that it one of the sites that is restricted, so that can't help me. 

(actually, in the list of restricted catagoried, it says that forums are restricted, because of the possibility of sexual content.  Somehow, WTM made it through the cracks. ;))

I am looking at the Basic Plus set, with Step Away for $50.  I know that my dh will hesitate to spend that much money on something like that, unless if he really believed that it would help me.

His other concern would be the ladies dress. What is it like?  I know that I could watch it while he is not home, but he is also concerned about how it might influence my daughter's thoughts about modesty. (They are 2 and 3)  What do you think?  I have never seen it, so I can't make a judgement.

We have not discussed t-tapp specifically.  This came up a while ago when I wanted to get an exercise dvd that was a dollar at Walmart.  The picture on the front was quite skimpy.  I thought that I could throw away the case and watch it when he was't there.  His reaction was, "I dont want that kind of junk in my house!"  (This is from a very Mr. Steady, who rarely reacts to things like that!) I don't want to bring up this until I have a better idea of the dress and if I really think that it will help me.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
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: healthyinOhio April 20, 2007, 03:26:29 AM
Mexmarr,

This is just my opinion, but I wouldn't t-tapp until you have your energy back.  I think in your situation a good stretching and skin brushing would be sufficient.  I would work up to t-tapp.  Not that t-tapp takes too much energy, but if you cannot do dishes, then don't do t-tapp. 

The women on the basic workout 1 are dressed a little less than the BWO 2.  Most of them look like Teresa's outfit that she has on-line.  HTH!  And have a safe delivery soon!  ;)
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: homeschooling madre April 21, 2007, 08:51:34 AM
[I am still really excited about the habit formers at T-tapp. You can join for free and all you have to do is log your 3 work outs per week (these can be BWO or TWO depending on what track you join) and you can earn $2 per week toward new workouts!!  I had not intended to buy anymore workouts but if I can earn them this way I will add to my collection eventually.

I can not find this info. anywhere on the T-Tapp website.  Does anyone know where to find it?  Thanks!
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: homeschooling madre April 21, 2007, 08:54:24 AM
[I am still really excited about the habit formers at T-tapp. You can join for free and all you have to do is log your 3 work outs per week (these can be BWO or TWO depending on what track you join) and you can earn $2 per week toward new workouts!!  I had not intended to buy anymore workouts but if I can earn them this way I will add to my collection eventually.

I can not find this info. anywhere on the T-Tapp website.  Does anyone know where to find it?  Thanks!

Found it!  It's actually in the Forum section:
http://forum.t-tapp.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=54356
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: hsink April 21, 2007, 12:00:25 PM
Found it!  It's actually in the Forum section:
http://forum.t-tapp.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=54356

Sorry I didn't specify!!! Thanks for the clarification. So did you join???  So far I have $4 in the T-tapp bank  ;D

Mexmarr,
I would agree with HIO.  If you have the energy you can always do a little walking and stretching but I would be cautious.  As regain your strength I think that T-tapp would be great for you to help you increase your energy.  They say often on the T-tapp forums "listen to your body".  I think that is so key in that if you do decide to tapp that you take it slow.  If you only do one or two of the exercises everyday you will begin to benefit and can increase your workout as you FEEL able.

Modesty.....well I think that the best thing you could do is wait til you have access to the t-tapp website and check out the try before you buy videos.  She is wearing very comparable outfits in these videos as in the workout dvd's.  The people in the instructionals with her would also be dressed in a comparable manner.  Hope that helps!

Praying for you and your family as you await the arrival of baby Elizabeth!  Btw- I think our husbands have the same name........Nathan?  Did I read that somewhere on WTM?

Holly
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: herbalmom April 21, 2007, 01:34:18 PM
MexxMarr, If it is reasonably easy to get books on inter library loan through your local library put a request in for T-Tap. I just looked & 4 library systems in CO have it & each one has multiple copies. That way you could check it out without spending any $. The book I checked out included a DVD although I didn't get a chance to watch it. HTH Blessings ~herbalmom
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: homeschooling madre April 21, 2007, 01:44:04 PM
Found it!  It's actually in the Forum section:
http://forum.t-tapp.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=54356

Sorry I didn't specify!!! Thanks for the clarification. So did you join???  So far I have $4 in the T-tapp bank  ;D

Holly

I did join - I just got my videos a few days ago, so I had just enough sessions in to get my $2 for this week - what a great motivation and such a bonus for frugally-minded people (like me!).  I really had to think long and hard before putting out my $40 plus dollars for the original set.  Trying to convince my DH to try it out too.  He's busy putting together a Total Gym that we found for free at the thrift store, which he is sure is going to help get him into shape.  But, he sees the definite benefit in the T-Tapp workout as far as helping the lymphatic system.  So, all that to say what I should have said at the beginning:  Thanks so much for the heads up on the bonus system.  I really appreciate it!
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: westernmama April 23, 2007, 07:07:34 AM
If it were me, I would call them back and order over the phone.  That's what I did for my Instr. #2.  I received a paper with a special price for the second half of TWO, but it said to order over the phone, not internet.
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: twitterpated4hubby April 23, 2007, 10:33:37 AM
I did the beginners rehab for 5 days in a row. It about killed me but i did it. Then we went out of town for two days so i had to skip it on those days. I'm as fat or fatter then before i started. :-[ Why cant i lose when I'm nursing? I'm even taking coconut oil. I'm so sad.
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: hsink April 23, 2007, 12:30:51 PM
I did the beginners rehab for 5 days in a row. It about killed me but i did it. Then we went out of town for two days so i had to skip it on those days. I'm as fat or fatter then before i started. :-[ Why cant i lose when I'm nursing? I'm even taking coconut oil. I'm so sad.

I am so sorry...it is no fun to exercise and not lose when that is IMO the most advertised claim that T-tapp makes.  I had this feeling after I read the book that anyone could go on eating just like they were and lose, lose, lose.  I am a combo body type so I lose little bits all over and it takes a long time to add up to noticeable inch loss.
Have you been consistent in your workouts before of after your 5 days? What body type are you?  Do you eat much sugar?  When I did my first bootcamp (I think it was 10 days and maybe the last wk in Nov. or 1st of Dec) I maybe lost an inch or two but really it was not at all noticeable.  I didn't feel smaller and during Christmas I didn't tapp for almost 2 wks and gained back all that I had lost.  So here we are in Jan. I am back to square one and I started tapping every other day. I took lots of my off days totally off and SLOWLY started to lose.  I have very consistent the last few months and still it is SLOW losing.  I have much more energy while tapping and my body is much stronger than in Jan.  I used to have such horrible smelling sweat and it is so much better now.  I have in the last several weeks really been careful about eating sugar.  I have been doing the Total workout B/R or BWO &SATI  3 times a week and SATI or BWO+ 2 to 3 times a week.  I think that my total inch loss it right about 7 or 8 inches.  I really think that for me to see results with T-tapp I have to do two things.
1. Be consistent, consistent, consistent. 3 full workouts and 2 or 3 short workouts every week.
2. Make wise eating choices.  I don't count calories but I can't eat much processed food, white bread, sweets if I want to lose.

Also you can swell when doing a boot camp so wait at least two days to measure after you finish your bc.
Also I have a hard time keeping my legs TIGHT all the time during lunges and plies and this can lead to muscles bulking up.  I think this is likely why I have no inch loss so far in my upper thighs.

So I haven't lost any sizes but my overall health is so much better simply because I get moving and give it my all and I make much better eating choices.

So here is my ramblings on the subject.  I would say just keep at it and remember  this is an important time to take care of baby and yourself.  I have never been  successful losing weight while I am nursing...hth.

Holly
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: hsink April 23, 2007, 06:08:14 PM
HI Pennie,

Okay pretend I didn't say anything and go read some T-tapp testimonials  :o  :o  ;D  Sorry! I would also add that I am thinking that I may fall into the less to lose category. I am currently size 12-14 and even in high school I was a size 10-12.  So even though things are flabby and saggy  :( I doubt I will ever see single digit sizes or dramatic inch loss. 

I can't wait to hear how it goes for you!!!  BTW-  take before pics. I totally wish that I would have even if I never showed them to anyone  :o

Holly
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: AgainstTheGrain April 23, 2007, 06:28:26 PM
I did the beginners rehab for 5 days in a row. It about killed me but i did it. Then we went out of town for two days so i had to skip it on those days. I'm as fat or fatter then before i started. :-[ Why cant i lose when I'm nursing? I'm even taking coconut oil. I'm so sad.

One thing that could be happening is that you're gaining muscle under the fat which then you think you're gaining but really your just not losing the fat YET!  ;) The reason you can continue to eat (ie. not "diet") is because muscle burns more calories. So, once you build enough muscle then your calorie needs are higher because you begin to burn more fat. So, temporarily, you may have small inch gain because of the muscle underneath. ;)

 Also, there is a thing called fat shift which is usually in those who have been tapping for a while. Check the T-Tapp.com boards for info on that. 

I want to lose weight I NEED to lose weight but I am most interested right now in not jiggling when I walk.  I HATE that.  I have never done anything that has caused me to firm up, that is what I want mostest right now.  :)
T-Tapp will do this! :D Eventhough I'm not the size I desire, yet (I may be in the less to lose category like Holly) I am so much more healthy feeling. More flexible, more energy, and more aware of what's going on with me :)

Ya know - this makes me wonder what our blood types are? Teresa talks about blood type eating on her cellulite CD as well as ethnic heritage. I've always wanted to check into that . . . .
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: queentea April 24, 2007, 01:22:17 AM
I've been curious about that blood type diet too.  I know that Teresa doesn't agree with everything, but it is more of a guideline.

I too am in the less to loose category (size 10) and a combo type.  It will take consistency and, if you are like me, what you eat can make a difference.  Not that I have to diet, but I just have to be more careful.  I wish that I were long or short torso so that I could really see the inch loss!  If you are combo, you just tend to loose a little bit all over and it can take longer to loose the sizes, but don't give up...I'm not!  The health benefits are so worth it.  I have noticed even without significant inch loss, a change in my body...my butt is higher and not so "long" and flat.  So be looking for changes other than just inch loss, it sometimes takes awhile for that to catch up!

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: healthyinOhio April 24, 2007, 02:25:50 AM


Ya know - this makes me wonder what our blood types are? Teresa talks about blood type eating on her cellulite CD as well as ethnic heritage. I've always wanted to check into that . . . .

I've been curious about that blood type diet too.  I know that Teresa doesn't agree with everything, but it is more of a guideline.




I answered this in a different thread:
http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,6152.msg65307.html#msg65307
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: twitterpated4hubby April 24, 2007, 03:39:23 AM
I did the beginners rehab for 5 days in a row. It about killed me but i did it. Then we went out of town for two days so i had to skip it on those days. I'm as fat or fatter then before i started. :-[ Why cant i lose when I'm nursing? I'm even taking coconut oil. I'm so sad.

I am so sorry...it is no fun to exercise and not lose when that is IMO the most advertised claim that Tap makes.  I had this feeling after I read the book that anyone could go on eating just like they were and lose, lose, lose.  I am a combo body type so I lose little bits all over and it takes a long time to add up to noticeable inch loss.
Have you been consistent in your workouts before of after your 5 days? What body type are you?  Do you eat much sugar?  When I did my first bootcamp (I think it was 10 days and maybe the last wk in Nov. or 1st of Dec) I maybe lost an inch or two but really it was not at all noticeable.  I didn't feel smaller and during Christmas I didn't tap for almost 2 wks and gained back all that I had lost.  So here we are in Jan. I am back to square one and I started tapping every other day. I took lots of my off days totally off and SLOWLY started to lose.  I have very consistent the last few months and still it is SLOW losing.  I have much more energy while tapping and my body is much stronger than in Jan.  I used to have such horrible smelling sweat and it is so much better now.  I have in the last several weeks really been careful about eating sugar.  I have been doing the Total workout B/R or BWO &SATI  3 times a week and SATI or BWO+ 2 to 3 times a week.  I think that my total inch loss it right about 7 or 8 inches.  I really think that for me to see results with T-tapp I have to do two things.
1. Be consistent, consistent, consistent. 3 full workouts and 2 or 3 short workouts every week.
2. Make wise eating choices.  I don't count calories but I can't eat much processed food, white bread, sweets if I want to lose.

Also you can swell when doing a boot camp so wait at least two days to measure after you finish your bc.
Also I have a hard time keeping my legs TIGHT all the time during lunges and plies and this can lead to muscles bulking up.  I think this is likely why I have no inch loss so far in my upper thighs.

So I haven't lost any sizes but my overall health is so much better simply because I get moving and give it my all and I make much better eating choices.

So here is my ramblings on the subject.  I would say just keep at it and remember  this is an important time to take care of baby and yourself.  I have never been  successful losing weight while I am nursing...hth.

Holly

Hi, and thanks for the sweet helpful reply. :-* To answer a few questions...No, i haven't been trying to eat right. I mean, we eat much better then most pp, but I'm still enjoying to much sugar. I really want to stop but i don't know how. LOL!!!Even last night i was chowing on some cookies.  :D The worse i feel about me, the more i want sugar. I'm a size 10, so not really big, but I'm used to being really small. I'm normally underweight. I was really hoping i could just work out and not have to obsess over my food. I'm trying to go more natural with eating but its pretty expensive. I do know that white flour is bad and i wont touch it....unless its on my pizza which we do eat about once or twice a month.  ::) Anyway, what really upsets me is that my baby is almost 6 months old. I have been stuck at 150 LBS since she was born. No matter what i eat i stay the same. I was on bedrest for months when i was pregnant and then after i had her i never worked out. I was stuck in the house all the time. So out of shape and weak. So, what I'm not understanding is, why is this not making a huge difference yet? You would think it would because its such a drastic change to go from NEVER exercising to working out for 50 minutes all the time. I can definitely tell I'm much stronger then before and I'm really excited about it, but i just want to see a change. Ladies, dint get discouraged!!! this has nothing to do with t tapping. Its me. I'm breastfeeding and i always have this problem when i breastfeed. I just dint lose weight. I think I'm cursing myself though so I'm gonna stop saying that and say i will lose this weight. I feel so upset because i have only a few articles of clothes. i cant even go to church because i have no clothes. We dint have the money to go buy me clothes that hopefully i will be to thin for soon anyway. Please say a small prayer for this to work. I know that sounds silly, but I know that God made my body and he can help this to work for me. I really want to get back in church. (oh and if your wondering, no i didn't go buy t tap tapes. They are my moms) Thanks for reading my ramblings.  :D
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: his.silly.wife April 24, 2007, 04:02:53 AM
I can definitely tell I'm much stronger then before and I'm really excited about it, but i just want to see a change.

I've been doing T-tapp for 3 weeks.  My muscles have toned up, but the skin covering then has turned flabby.  So I wandered over to the skin brushing thread.
http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,1597.0.html (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,1597.0.html)
I bought a brush at Target on the week-end and have started brushing.

I've also noticed over the last couple of weeks my technique has improved.  Muscles that felt unaffected after the boot camp, feel it now during workouts.  I needed to improve my coordination, and once it kicked in, I could focus more on keeping buns tucked, and that sort of thing.
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: linemansgirl April 24, 2007, 04:31:51 AM
T-tapp is definitely working for me.  I am a long torso though.  I have been brushing on and off, but not as consistently as I would like and I am losing my apron, Pennie.  Not much of it left in fact.  I am bigger than most of the gals that have been posting I started out a tight 18 and now all of my 18's are getting very loose on me.  I am very big boned and look about right at a 12.  This Thursday will be 4 weeks since I started.  I am also very careful with my diet.  I avoid carbs the majority of the time and only eat soaked whole grains when I do "splurge".  The one thing that has been somewhat discouraging (and it shouldn't be) is that the scale is not going down.  I should be happy though, I know that I am replacing fat with muscle.  Still I was hoping to see below 200 before getting pregnant again.  Oh well, I am getting close but I am guessing that I will be pregnant first.
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: linemansgirl April 24, 2007, 05:03:35 AM
Oh, another question. These aprons that are disappearing. Did any of you have c-sections? Do you GET an apron w/o one?  My first was so I don't know what happens to people that never had a c. 

No, I have never had a c-section.  I have just repeatedly gained and lost large amounts of weight, and my skin is definitely worse for the wear.  I was joking around with my four year old a couple of days ago and I reached down to pinch my stomach fat and I was shocked at how little there was left.  I am still a size 18 (probably could wear a 16 if I wanted to buy new clothes) and over 200 lbs.  I am still in total shock about how much firmer I am getting.  Also, the majority of the time I have just been doing BWO+ about 5-6 times a week.  I am trying to sneak in Inst #2 when I can, but got a bad cold last week and could only drag myself through BWO+.  I am hoping to get started on Inst #2 again this week.
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: bizymum April 24, 2007, 05:07:18 AM
My first two were  c-sections.  I've been dealing with the apron issue ever since.  I've noticed a big improvement with skin brushing and the OIP/HF exercise.  Now my lower tummy area is more flat than my waist area!  (Although its not totally flat, just moreso than it was before.)  I'm a short torso, less than an inch between ribs and hips!  So I think that's part of why my waist area is still such an issue.  Also, I tend to go too long without eating and then eat too much all at once because I'm so famished.  I need to be better about eating smaller portions more frequently.   :-\
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: twitterpated4hubby April 24, 2007, 06:13:26 AM
My first two were c-sections.  I've been dealing with the apron issue ever since.  I've noticed a big improvement with skin brushing and the OIP/HF exercise.  Now my lower tummy area is more flat than my waist area!  (Although its not totally flat, just moreso than it was before.)  I'm a short torso, less than an inch between ribs and hips!  So I think that's part of why my waist area is still such an issue.  Also, I tend to go too long without eating and then eat too much all at once because I'm so famished.  I need to be better about eating smaller portions more frequently.   :-\

I gave up on skin brushing but you motivated me to start back. Can i ask, how do you do it? do you go towards the heart and do the little cirlces like she says or do you go towards the colon? Also do you take the alfalfa cuz I'm starting to think maybe thats why it didn't work for me. I didn't take it.

I received a pm asking me what having no clothes and going to church had to do with each other. I'm not sure if others are wondering that to so i figured i would explain myself. When i had my dd, i lost 20 LBS in the first two weeks. Then i just stopped  losing. I'm normally 125 and now 150. You can see why my old clothes wont fit me, right? I cant wear maternity clothes because they would be to big and I'm sorry but my baby is almost 6 months old. I would feel silly wearing them and I'm sure the pp at church would ask me if i was pregnant again. Call my vain, but i would be embarrassed. I don't have the money to buy new clothes right now.All i have is one pair of tight jeans and a few baggy sloppy t shirts. I don't leave the house much either.  I keep thinking i will lose weight and every month that goes by, i don't. I hate to ask my hubby for money for clothes. He is stressed about paying the bills and i don't want to add to it. I'm reading to created to be his helpmeet and having every emotion you can think of. I'm so confused about how to act and feel now.I'm very emotional and I'm feeling guilty for working out 50 minutes a day because i feel i could be spending the time doing stuff for my family, but I'm so unhappy with myself. Then i feel guilty for that. UGGG!!! Sorry I'm so negative. I guess this forum isn't the place for venting, but i just wanted to explain myself.
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: daisey April 24, 2007, 06:29:56 AM
My first two were c-sections.  I've been dealing with the apron issue ever since.  I've noticed a big improvement with skin brushing and the OIP/HF exercise.  Now my lower tummy area is more flat than my waist area!  (Although its not totally flat, just moreso than it was before.)  I'm a short torso, less than an inch between ribs and hips!  So I think that's part of why my waist area is still such an issue.  Also, I tend to go too long without eating and then eat too much all at once because I'm so famished.  I need to be better about eating smaller portions more frequently.   :-\

I gave up on skin brushing but you motivated me to start back. Can i ask, how do you do it? do you go towards the heart and do the little cirlces like she says or do you go towards the colon? Also do you take the alfalfa cuz I'm starting to think maybe thats why it didn't work for me. I didn't take it.

I received a pm asking me what having no clothes and going to church had to do with each other. I'm not sure if others are wondering that to so i figured i would explain myself. When i had my dd, i lost 20 LBS in the first two weeks. Then i just stopped  losing. I'm normally 125 and now 150. You can see why my old clothes wont fit me, right? I cant wear maternity clothes because they would be to big and I'm sorry but my baby is almost 6 months old. I would feel silly wearing them and I'm sure the pp at church would ask me if i was pregnant again. Call my vain, but i would be embarrassed. I don't have the money to buy new clothes right now.All i have is one pair of tight jeans and a few baggy sloppy t shirts. I don't leave the house much either.  I keep thinking i will lose weight and every month that goes by, i don't. I hate to ask my hubby for money for clothes. He is stressed about paying the bills and i don't want to add to it. I'm reading to created to be his helpmeet and having every emotion you can think of. I'm so confused about how to act and feel now.I'm very emotional and I'm feeling guilty for working out 50 minutes a day because i feel i could be spending the time doing stuff for my family, but I'm so unhappy with myself. Then i feel guilty for that. UGGG!!! Sorry I'm so negative. I guess this forum isn't the place for venting, but i just wanted to explain myself.

I so remember these feelings.   I don't have much advise except to say there really is nothing more important than caring for these babies that God gives us.   I know it is awful to feel bad about the way you look, but, that is really not the most important thing.  I never could loose any weight when I was nursing~~~I am grateful now because I think it helps nourish you baby and keep you healthy.   I just resigned myself to wear looser clothing for that period of time.    If you have a second hand store maybe you could pick up something that would look nice that would be inexpensive.  I used to pick up a piece of material and sew a jumper which always looks nice but hides a multitude of things.   Helps to feel better about yourself if you look nice even if it is on the outside of the clothes.   Under the clothes will come in time.    So many times I think we just have a different time frame in mind when it comes to having babies.   They take a lot of time, not just their care but recovering from having them.   Don't get discouraged.  Ask God to provide just one nice thing for you to wear~~you might be really surprised what He will do.
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: bizymum April 24, 2007, 06:41:46 AM
I gave up on skin brushing but you motivated me to start back. Can i ask, how do you do it? do you go towards the heart and do the little cirlces like she says or do you go towards the colon? Also do you take the alfalfa cuz I'm starting to think maybe thats why it didn't work for me. I didn't take it.

I received a pm asking me what having no clothes and going to church had to do with each other. I'm not sure if others are wondering that to so i figured i would explain myself. When i had my dd, i lost 20 LBS in the first two weeks. Then i just stopped  losing. I'm normally 125 and now 150. You can see why my old clothes wont fit me, right? I cant wear maternity clothes because they would be to big and I'm sorry but my baby is almost 6 months old. I would feel silly wearing them and I'm sure the pp at church would ask me if i was pregnant again. Call my vain, but i would be embarrassed. I don't have the money to buy new clothes right now.All i have is one pair of tight jeans and a few baggy sloppy t shirts. I don't leave the house much either.  I keep thinking i will lose weight and every month that goes by, i don't. I hate to ask my hubby for money for clothes. He is stressed about paying the bills and i don't want to add to it. I'm reading to created to be his helpmeet and having every emotion you can think of. I'm so confused about how to act and feel now.I'm very emotional and I'm feeling guilty for working out 50 minutes a day because i feel i could be spending the time doing stuff for my family, but I'm so unhappy with myself. Then i feel guilty for that. UGGG!!! Sorry I'm so negative. I guess this forum isn't the place for venting, but i just wanted to explain myself.

I've never seen the official T-Tapp info on skin brushing, although I know she recommends it.  I got all my info from the Skin Brushing thread on here and the links that were in that.  I do long strokes from each joint, starting with the bottoms of my feet, going up to my tummy area, then switching to my arms and working down to the tummy area.  I work towards the colon, ending there.  I don't even use the right brush.  I bought one for .97 at Wal-Mart, but it's made with Boar bristles.  Seems to work OK for me.  I don't take alfalfa.  I do take Supermom, Omega Balance, and Acidophilus Blast, sometimes Bee Pollen too.  Any more info about this, though and it should probably go in a different thread....
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: AgainstTheGrain April 24, 2007, 09:36:42 AM
I weighed 115 and was a size 6 five children and 12 years ago but I still feel like I need to be small.  I am thinking I don't look that big to other people.  I am a combo. 

Pennie - you sound JUST LIKE ME!! I'm 5'5" and was 125 and a size 8 10 years ago after I had my 1st of 5 children.  Age is catchin' up with me . . . I have never needed to lose like I do now. I was always thin (I'm long torso border line combo type) so dieting has never been a part of my lifestyle.  We eat quite healthy except I have a thing for sugar :-\ , but only when it's in sight!!   :D :D I think that's why I like t-tapp, you see results without having to "diet".  I do like and follow some of the suggestions from "YOU on a Diet" - but it's more because it's healthy.

I am trying to sneak in Inst #2 when I can, but got a bad cold last week and could only drag myself through BWO+.  I am hoping to get started on Inst #2 again this week.

For Inst #2 - work your way up is the best way to do it. It is HARD to do all at once even after BWO+. I just added one move than another until I could go all the way through.  I'm thinking of doin' a 14 day bootcamp when we're done with school the end of May.   Anybody wanna' join me? ;D
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: AgainstTheGrain April 24, 2007, 09:37:34 AM
Responding again so Pennie's personal info isn't up on the main board ;) :-*
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: westernmama April 24, 2007, 09:58:20 AM
I'm thinking of doin' a 14 day bootcamp when we're done with school the end of May.   Anybody wanna' join me? ;D

Hey, I'd love to.  But we are going to be getting a bunch of company about then.  I'm not even sure how I'll get ttapping done!  I should be receiving my instr. #2 in the mail shortly.  I was thinking of doing the bootcamp asap or at least when I have the moves down.  Do you think I'm setting too high of a goal?  Sounds like instr. #2 is rather hard.  :P
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: bizymum April 24, 2007, 10:00:38 AM
  I'm thinking of doin' a 14 day bootcamp when we're done with school the end of May.   Anybody wanna' join me? ;D

I'm in!  I've been doing BWO+ and OIP/HF 2-3x per week.  I had intended on doing a 14 day bootcamp in the beginning, but life happened......this will be good for me, though.  I've only done the TWO once, it's tough, but I'm game!   :)
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: AgainstTheGrain April 24, 2007, 10:21:49 AM
I was thinking of doing the bootcamp asap or at least when I have the moves down.  Do you think I'm setting too high of a goal?  Sounds like instr. #2 is rather hard.  :P

When you get it - try doing JUST Inst. #2 the first few times and see how ya do! To do a TWO it is intense - 50 minutes of intense. I know many trainers that say the first thing to do is a Bootcamp with TWO but if you have/had a less than physical life like I did you have to work up to it! :-\
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: westernmama April 24, 2007, 10:27:12 AM
Thanks, ATG.  I'll let you know how it goes!!
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: linemansgirl April 24, 2007, 11:38:18 AM

I am trying to sneak in Inst #2 when I can, but got a bad cold last week and could only drag myself through BWO+.  I am hoping to get started on Inst #2 again this week.

For Inst #2 - work your way up is the best way to do it. It is HARD to do all at once even after BWO+. I just added one move than another until I could go all the way through.

Thank you, that is a great suggestion!  I'm going to give that a try. 
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: healthnut April 24, 2007, 12:53:57 PM
Wanted:

Preferably to Borrow, but Buying is cool too

The T-Tapp dvd or vhs for Skin Brushing

I have the written instructions and have most of it figured out. I just need to see it a couple times to work out the kinks. Don't need to keep it.

Thanks to anyone willing to help...I just don't want to pay $30  :o for a dvd/vhs I will only watch two times. ::)
OK Gals - I have the Body Brushing DVD as well as the audio CD of "The Truth About Cellulite"  ;D :D ;D  and I'd be willing to be your "Lending Library"   :D

Let me talk it over with DH and see how we could handle the details and I'll get back with ya ;)

ATG,
Just curious if you and hubby have had a chance to talk this over. I would love to borrow these if possible........help with the baby fat and skin stretching :D
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: sierra April 24, 2007, 04:58:46 PM
For those of you who skin brush:

Do you know if the T-Tapp skin brushing methods are like what other people teach?  I have a skin brushing video already and don't want to buy the one from T-Tapp if it is the same info.  Example, mine says:  always brush towards the heart, brush 7 times in most areas, stimulate the lymph nodes by using circular motions.

Thanks so much for your help.  I have used my video 2 times now and my legs are so sore.  I am worried I am pushing my ankles out too much when I am pushing my knees out.  My 6 year old said he had so much fun doing the video and wanted to do it again right after we had just finished it:D
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: twitterpated4hubby April 24, 2007, 05:40:52 PM
Yes, thats what t tap teaches also. ;)
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: queentea April 25, 2007, 02:33:02 AM
For those of you who skin brush:

Do you know if the ttap skin brushing methods are like what other people teach?  I have a skin brushing video already and don't want to buy the one from Trap if it is the same info.  Example, mine says:  always brush towards the heart, brush 7 times in most areas, stimulate the lymph nodes by using circular motions.

Thanks so much for your help.  I have used my video 2 times now and my legs are so sore.  I am worried I am pushing my ankles out too much when I am pushing my knees out.  My 6 year old said he had so much fun doing the video and wanted to do it again right after we had just finished it:D

Can't answer the question on skin brushing.  As far as sore legs go, that is great...you are using all the muscles that you don't use when doing conventional exercise.  That is the beauty of ttap, you use ALL the muscles.  It means that you have good form and are working hard!  Remember to push out your KNEES not your ankles.  They will naturally go out a bit, like you are on the outsides of your feet, but you should be pushing your knees out, not turning out, or rolling the ankles.  The muscles in your ankles will strengthen too and you'll be able to push out those knees more.  That's why you never need another workout, you just keep working to your personal max. Keep up the good work and look forward to the results that will come from your hard work!  HTH
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: EverLearning April 27, 2007, 03:25:34 AM
I got my book on Monday.   ;D  I'm so excited, but I think it's going to take a few weeks to figure out all the exercises just using the book.  My husband ( a total Mr. Command man, so this is a shock) says that if I have good results, I can order the DVD and he'll do it with me at night!!!  Anyway, today is my fourth day of exercising and I snuck a few measurements this morning.  It's working, but I'm not taking a total until my first week is up. 

I had quite the headache for two full days.  Tylenol didn't help.  Then last night during and after exercising, I had such pain in the top of my head and down my left temple (like an ice cream headache).  It lasted about 20 minutes and I haven't had any pain since then.  Interesting...  Assuming it had to do with the exercising since I've been drinking about 3/4 gallon of water each day or more and eating right.

I am sharing about T-Tapp with everyone.  I love the promised health benefits that will go along with the inch loss.

Amy
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: mexmarr April 27, 2007, 03:41:37 AM
I ordered the book yesterday.  (10.68 on Amazon)  That should give me a lot more info about it and help me decided of I do want the dvds.  If so, the coupon in the book will save me more than the book cost.  And either way I will at least have the OIP and Hoe down exercises, which I really wanted.

I know that I won't be able to do them for a while, but I can at least read all about it.  I am just hoping that I get the book while I am still at the hospital, where I have plenty of time to pour over it.

My dh said that I can consider it as long as anything I buy is from my Christmas money (Thank you, Grandma!).  That is a sacrifice, because that is my spending money for the whole year.

Has anybody here actually done the accountability thing where you earn $2 per week if you do 3 workouts?  Is there some kind of catch, like you have to spend a certian amount per each dollor off or something?
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: linemansgirl April 27, 2007, 03:52:30 AM
Has anybody here actually done the accountability thing where you earn $2 per week if you do 3 workouts?  Is there some kind of catch, like you have to spend a certian amount per each dollor off or something?

I started the habit formers at the beginning of April.  It sure doesn't sound like there is any catch to it, we will see how easy the points are to redeem once I have enough accumulated.  What do I have to lose anyways (besides inches and pounds of course ;) :D) so it is a win, win situation as far as I am concerned. 
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: hsink April 27, 2007, 04:26:16 AM
Mexmarr,
Here is the description of Habit Formers from the T-tapp forums.  I have joined since I figure that I am going to do the workouts.   I may as well be earning something and have some accountability.  HTH.  Praying that you'd make it another day!!!  BTW- We have a friend who spent the last couple of weeks of her pregnancy in the hosp. (Jan 07) and finally delivered at 33.5 weeks.  Their daughter was almost 5 lbs and is gaining and growing like a champ...almost 10lbs!!! YEAH!  Okay so that was off the subject...... :o

Not only do consistent workouts yield wellness and a toned, tight physique, but now it pays you back, too!

Starting April 1, 2007 (no foolin'!), for every week you complete the three T-Tapp workouts you committed to (see the "Essentials of Habit Formers" thread), you will earn one (1) Habit Former reward point. Each point is worth $2 (USD) toward T-Tapp product or services. Points are redeemable with your Habit Former Leader, Kirsten Tucker, by calling 713-494-9655 or emailing kirsten@t-tapp.com / kirsten.tucker@earthlink.net . Do not phone the T-Tapp office to place orders.

Save up your points and put them toward a workshop with Kirsten or a T-Tapp item you've been wanting. With just three months of consistency, you could earn a FREE Step it to the Max workout! With just 6 months of consistency, you could earn a Step it to the Max PLUS T-Tapp Tempo Arms. Just imagine what you could earn in a year!

The fine print: Points expire after 1 year or after 4 weeks of Habit Former inactivity (inactivity = you have not posted any workouts on the weekly thread for four weeks or more in a row). Habit Formers are responsible for the cost of shipping on any items you earn (or use your points on it), and points can be used on T-Tapp/Better Body Basics branded items only - not products resold by T-Tapp such as Cellfood, Calmag, Celazome, etc.

This program is on the honor system so please be honest with yourself and the group when you post your workouts. If you are a Track 2 T-Tapper, please sign up for Track 2. Abuses of the program could lead to it's demise.

T-Tapp Trainers and Trainers-in-Training may not accrue points, but I'm happy to have you aboard.

To earn points you must post your workouts no later than the Wednesday following the close of the week on Sunday. Workouts posted after Wednesday will not count toward point accrual - no exceptions.

Kirsten, Senior Trainer
the Travelin' T-Tapp Trainer from Texas
Success story: www.t-tapp.com/success/kirstentucker/default.asp
Web: www.boxofpolkadots.com
~ Certified in Total Workout, MORE, Hit the Floor, LadyBug & Yes You Can ~

Doesn't look like there are many strings attatched.  I'll see if I can find any othere clarification for you since you can't access it from there  :(

Also, for lack of a better place to put this.....Focus on the Family had a good program to listen to called "Developing a Healthy Body Image".  If you have a chance you can listen on line at www.family.org ......it got me through my ironing quite nicely yesterday  ;D  ;D
Ladies you are fearfully and wonderfully made by Almighty God!  ;D


Holly
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: homeschooling madre April 27, 2007, 04:32:06 AM
wow, you;re doing great! I gave up trying to do the exercises from the book :) waiting for my dvd.  I'm not telling anyone about.  I am waiting for them to ask why I "look so good"   :D ;D  THEN I will tell them.  Hope that happens.   ;)

That's what I'm doing too - waiting until someone notices!  Anyway, I've had the videos for a whole week now and am starting to firm up.  But the very best part is that I just plain FEEL better, healthier, more even-keeled emotionally and happier.  Even if my looks don't change, that benefit alone is worth it!
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: westernmama April 27, 2007, 05:57:51 AM

Also, for lack of a better place to put this.....Focus on the Family had a good program to listen to called "Developing a Healthy Body Image".  If you have a chance you can listen on line at www.family.org ......it got me through my ironing quite nicely yesterday  ;D  ;D
Ladies you are fearfully and wonderfully made by Almighty God!  ;D
Holly

I needed that reminder, Holly.  Sometimes we can get so persuaded on what is the "perfect" body.  Who are we to complain to the Creator that we don't like the way He made us?!!  And I bet if we'd all ask our hubby's, they wouldn't care if we are a little more rounder.  At least that's what my sweet man would say.  Just so I give him all the love in my heart and respect him for the man he is - he thinks I look like a queen.  ;D ;D
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: hsink April 27, 2007, 07:18:29 AM
All Right Pennie!!!!!!

One day at a time and if you miss a day oh well......every day is a fresh beginning!

Holly
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: westernmama April 27, 2007, 08:42:47 AM
woohoo!  I ordered my workout on Monday and it just came!  I am so nervous.   ;D  Now I have to get serious.   ;)
That is not fair!!!  I ordered mine last week and it still is not here!! :o :o  Sometimes mail can take forever to get way out here.  Oh, well, at least my house is mostly cleaned so I can play with my DVD if it does come today.  ;)  Have fun, Pennie!
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: bizymum April 27, 2007, 09:32:33 AM
I have a question for all you experienced tappers:  does wearing sneakers while working out make a big difference?
So far I've been doing it barefoot since I the only pair of sneakers I have are slip-ons.  I do bobble a bit during the workout, but she mentions that in the instructional DVDs.  But I'm thinking that maybe I won't bobble quite as much with a good supportive pair of sneaks.  Any opinions?
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: queentea April 27, 2007, 09:36:44 AM
I have a question for all you experienced tappers:  does wearing sneakers while working out make a big difference?
So far I've been doing it barefoot since I the only pair of sneakers I have are slip-ons.  I do bobble a bit during the workout, but she mentions that in the instructional DVDs.  But I'm thinking that maybe I won't bobble quite as much with a good supportive pair of sneaks.  Any opinions?

Yes, it will make a big difference.  I think that I can push out better when I am wearing sneakers.  I only have a cheap pair right now and would love to get a pair of Sketchers, but it's not it the budget right now.  They are very good shoes.  A firm pair of cross trainers would work though.  I think that back latter in the thread there is some discussion on the Sketchers and how they are worth the investment.  I would be sure to wear some sort of supportive shoe!  HTH
Lisa
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: healthyinOhio April 27, 2007, 09:40:34 AM
I always exercise the way the instructor is dressed.  Teresa Tapp wears sneakers(or tennis shoes, if you prefer) , so do I.  In pilates, they are barefoot, a lot, so I am barefoot.  HTH!
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: AgainstTheGrain April 28, 2007, 07:21:48 PM
But the very best part is that I just plain FEEL better, healthier, more even-keeled emotionally and happier.  Even if my looks don't change, that benefit alone is worth it!

Wooo Hoooo!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
This makes for a much happier MAMA!!  And we all know that that makes for a better household . . .

This is so true that when I took pix of me last week and lost another 6" in 6 weeks I thought the pix would show how much better I feel, but I was disappointed it didn't show how I FEEL healthier!! :-\ Ah! Well . . . guess I better lose some more inches :D :D :D

Oh.......my goodness.  That is SO hard.   :o  I think I will never get past the instructional.   :D    I was shaky for like an hour after I got done.

Pennie (this is your subconscious voice speaking) don't do too much too soon! If you're body's not use to exercise go a little slooooowwwwwer!! Do every other day until you get stronger so you don't hurt yourself ;)   

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: AgainstTheGrain April 28, 2007, 07:25:17 PM
Skin Brushing DVD - I lost where someone asked me about that . . .

Ya know - DH wasn't real excited about the idea, nor could we think of a feasible way to do the whole thing. So, If you have suggestions how about if we post them on the Skin Brushing thread and I'll present them to DH and see what he says. Sometimes if I can present a workable plan to him it's a little easier for him to visualize what I'm wanting to do ;)
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: westernmama April 30, 2007, 11:32:23 AM
Oh.......my goodness.  That is SO hard.   :o  I think I will never get past the instructional.   :D  I did it yesterday and today and I did OIP/HF b/f it and then hoedowns after it.  I was shaky for like an hour after I got done.  I hope that means I am atleast mostly doing it right.  I also saw Greer Childers on a paid program today.  Shapely secrets in 7 minutes!  Her whole theory is using 6-7 muscles at once.  HM, where have we heard that b/f?   ;D

Pennie, how's it going with TWO?  I just received mine today.  I've been so busy with planting flowers and watering grass seed I may not have time to do it today.  But I'd sure like to try a little at least!!
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: his.silly.wife April 30, 2007, 12:03:00 PM
Has anyone used the "Step Away the Inches" workout?  I bought it with the BWO+ and am just getting around to watching it.  I'm planning on skipping the arm movements, but when I go for my walks, use her method.  I tried it for a short walk to the mailbox...my legs definitely felt the difference. :o

Any success or failures stories?
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: AgainstTheGrain April 30, 2007, 12:16:49 PM
Has anyone used the "Step Away the Inches" workout? 
Any success or failures stories?

MY MOM has had wonderful success!! When she found out she was borderline diabetic  she DID NOT want to go on shots like my grandma was on so, she started doin' SATI (Step Away The Inches) 2x/day. Yep she was a fanatic :-\ and in 5 weeks she went from a size 10 to a size 6 (nearly a 4) She got off her cholesterol med, and one other and had no diabetes. Now I will add that since then life has hit her, she got divorced (Praise the Lord :D), has moved, etc. and that did not come without stress.  :P So, she's currently about an 8, still not meds and continues to do SATI - although now she only does it 1x/day because she's so busy helping people the Lord sends her way :D which helps her heart stay healthy ;)!!
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: westernmama April 30, 2007, 01:26:19 PM
I'm a little confused.  I just did the instructional #2.  I think I "bobbled" the entire time - the whole thing is a balancing act!!  :o :D  But what I need to know is what exactly is the TWO?  Is it just the tape I received or is it BWO+ and instructional #2 together?  And I figure once I get the instructional down I will do the beginner/rehabiliation thingee that it says on my DVD?  Maybe that workout affected my brain as well.  :P :P
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: keltlyn April 30, 2007, 01:42:26 PM
I'm a little confused.  I just did the instructional #2.  I think I "bobbled" the entire time - the whole thing is a balancing act!!  :o :D  But what I need to know is what exactly is the TWO?  Is it just the tape I received or is it BWO+ and instructional #2 together?  And I figure once I get the instructional down I will do the beginner/rehabiliation thingee that it says on my DVD?  Maybe that workout affected my brain as well.  :P :P

TWO is the beg/rehab WO or BWO (or instructional one) with instructional #2. The beg/rehab is BWO & instructional #2 without all the form tips! (She does give some, though!! ;))

Enjoy tapping!
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: hsink April 30, 2007, 01:44:08 PM
Hey Kendra,
Glad your mail finally got way out there to you!!!
I think that bobbling is the name of the game for a while...remember bobbling is good  ;D  Hope you enjoy your new dvd.


Holly
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: mexmarr April 30, 2007, 01:53:05 PM
I'm a little confused.  I just did the instructional #2.  I think I "bobbled" the entire time - the whole thing is a balancing act!!  :o :D  But what I need to know is what exactly is the TWO?  Is it just the tape I received or is it BWO+ and instructional #2 together?  And I figure once I get the instructional down I will do the beginner/rehabiliation thingee that it says on my DVD?  Maybe that workout affected my brain as well.  :P :P

TWO is the beg/rehab WO or BWO (or instructional one) with instructional #2. The beg/rehab is BWO & instructional #2 without all the form tips! (She does give some, though!! ;))

Enjoy tapping!

Ok, now I am confused...  I thought that the Total workout was one and two conbined?  How does the total  difer from this?
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: keltlyn April 30, 2007, 01:55:35 PM
Ok, now I am confused...  I thought that the Total workout was one and two conbined?  How does the total  difer from this?
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Sorry! Maybe I said it wrong...TWO is 1 & 2 combined...whether it be the instructionals or just beg/rehab.

HTH!!
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: mexmarr April 30, 2007, 02:03:23 PM
...TWO is 1 & 2 combined...whether it be the instructionals or just beg/rehab.

HTH!!
 

I know what the instructionals are.  What is the beg/rehab?
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: linemansgirl April 30, 2007, 02:12:46 PM
...TWO is 1 & 2 combined...whether it be the instructionals or just beg/rehab.

HTH!!
 

I know what the instructionals are.  What is the beg/rehab?

beg/rehab is the same thing as TWO.
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: mexmarr April 30, 2007, 02:21:01 PM
...TWO is 1 & 2 combined...whether it be the instructionals or just beg/rehab.

HTH!!
 

I know what the instructionals are.  What is the beg/rehab?

beg/rehab is the same thing as TWO.

So, does that mean that Beg/Rehab, Two, and Total are all three the same with different names?  ???  (Forgive my confusion...)  
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: linemansgirl April 30, 2007, 02:29:46 PM
So, does that mean that Beg/Rehab, Two, and Total are all three the same with different names?  ???  (Forgive my confusion...) 
You are correct!  Yes it IS confusing! ;)
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: mexmarr April 30, 2007, 02:31:59 PM
So, does that mean that Beg/Rehab, Two, and Total are all three the same with different names?  ???  (Forgive my confusion...) 
You are correct!  Yes it IS confusing! ;)

Lol!  No wonder I was confused.  I couldn't figure out the difference between these three, and there was no difference?  I guess that I won't ask why in the world do they have 3 different names for the same workout.

Thanks for your help!
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: healthyinOhio April 30, 2007, 02:49:37 PM
while we are asking questions.........will a boot camp work on just doing instructional one?

Yes.  The instructional for #1 IS the same thing as the full workout in the second stage.  It just takes longer, because she goes through the instructions on each and every move.  KWIM?
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: healthyinOhio April 30, 2007, 03:12:07 PM
right but in the little booklet she has 3 different things that would be a full workout.  Like intructional one plus two up through thread the needle.  When I started the Ins #1 the first time through I thought I messed up and was just on the basic workout...... ::)

Okay, now, I am confused!  Sorry!  :D
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: linemansgirl April 30, 2007, 03:29:23 PM
  So....it's just sounding like if you just do the inst 1 even for 4 or more days in a row it's not going to show the loss.   ???

I lost my first 15 inches only doing BWO+.  I have now hit a plateau and am trying to step things up a notch to keep losing.
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: T April 30, 2007, 03:37:05 PM
Okay now, I, too, have been stalking you all for a few weeks now.  I was wondering if anyone could tell me just a little about 'step away the inches.'  Maybe I missed it somewhere in this thread but it seems it has just been brought up.  I walk daily and would like to incorporate my workout into the walk.  Would it be just as well to just get the 'step away' as the 'basic workout?'  I'll get the combo package if I need to do both but it's $50 for the basic plus the step away or $20 for just the step away.  I need this for physical therapy more than any other reason.  I have a frozen shoulder that is slow to heal and I've been through PT, the chiropractor, and now massage therapy.  Will this help me regain the movement I've lost or am I just in need of a good dose of patience and then start working it out?  I also have hip alignment problems from a fall from a horse in Jr. High which creates numbness in my foot.  I am working on trigger points to fix these things (I am making slow progress but progress none the less) but when I try to align myself the way she shows in the try before you buy, I get some relief.  I guess that is something I need to make a habit and 'step away' may be able to do that???  ANY info you have is greatly appreciated!!!
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: linemansgirl April 30, 2007, 03:44:56 PM
oh good and the plus just basically mean she is going through it faster and doing hoedowns right? 

YEP! ;D
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: hsink April 30, 2007, 04:01:02 PM
Pennie,  If you have not been exercising much before now I wouldn't push the boot camp thing.  If you don't have time to do both instructionals do Instructional 1 Mon,Wed, Fri and Instructional 2 Tues, Thur, Sat. take sunday totally off. In my opinion your bootcamp will be more worthwhile if you aren't totally new to T-tapp.  Also, BWO+ or Instructional 1 by itself isn't considered a bootcamp per se because it is safe to do everyday.  I do think that you will get results with it you just don't have to make sure that you take a day off in between doing the Inst #1 or BWO+.  Same is true for SATI (step away the inches) It is safe to do everyday.

T,  I think that they suggest you do Instructional #1 for at least 4 days before you start SATI.  Then again why wouldn't they...they will sell more product that way.  I love my sati. I do it several times a week.  Definitely takes your morning stroll to the next level  ::)  About your shoulder, hip...I think that you would benefit greatly from the BWO+ because the primary back stretch (PBS) is designed to get your spine in allignment and the moves should help to "unfreeze" your shoulder.  Just my opinion.

There are arm exercises in SATI...not sure if they are designed to rehab shoulders???
Maybe we need a list of T-tapp abbreviations  ;D  ;D  ;D

Okay, so have I added to the confusion now  ::)  ::) 

Happy tapping,
Holly
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: his.silly.wife April 30, 2007, 04:02:28 PM
I'll get the combo package if I need to do both but it's $50 for the basic plus the step away or $20 for just the step away.  I need this for physical therapy more than any other reason. 

I have just started in on the SATI, so I can't really say how it will work for PT.  But it had some of the same arm movements as BWO+. The BWO+ really helped my ribs.  I had a couple that would always slide in and out of place, almost at will.  I've been doing BWO+ for about 4 weeks now, and my rib has behaved itself for most of that time!!!  Days when I thought I should be in pain didn't happen.

My personal belief is that BWO+ would be more beneficial with overall alignment.  HTH
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: AgainstTheGrain April 30, 2007, 05:26:54 PM
Okay now, I, too, have been stalking you all for a few weeks now.  I was wondering if anyone could tell me just a little about 'step away the inches.'

I thought I felt someone's lurking eyes on us :o  ;D ;)

SATI can be done without doing any other workout. What I would recommend is posting your situation on the T-Tapp board to get a trainers opinion, or call the T-Tapp office directly and talk with a trainer about your situation. They are GREAT and many of them do it as their job so you aren't bothering them  ;) they love to help!!
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: EverLearning May 01, 2007, 02:58:07 AM
I've lost 3 whole inches in only 1 week!!!  Yeah!  This is coming from the girl who worked out for 30-40 minutes a day for three months straight and lost NOTHING!

Better yet, this is a result of OIP, Hoe-downs, Diva-Derriere and 3 pathetic attempts to do the BWO from the book.  I even took two days completely off while I did a cleanse.  And my waist, hips and bottom are all one whole inch smaller around!

So to you who, like me  ;), think you won't get any results without the book or DVD, go ahead and try some of her free print-outs/video clips.  They really do work.

Amy
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: Kansas Girl May 01, 2007, 02:58:47 AM
  I need this for physical therapy more than any other reason.  I have a frozen shoulder that is slow to heal and I've been through PT, the chiropractor, and now massage therapy.  Will this help me regain the movement I've lost or am I just in need of a good dose of patience and then start working it out?  I also have hip alignment problems from a fall from a horse in Jr. High which creates numbness in my foot.  I am working on trigger points to fix these things (I am making slow progress but progress none the less) but when I try to align myself the way she shows in the try before you buy, I get some relief.  I guess that is something I need to make a habit and 'step away' may be able to do that???  ANY info you have is greatly appreciated!!!

I don't know about step away, but T-Tapp more is designed for those who have a lot of pounds/inches to lose OR those with rehabilitative concerns.  I have been using it while pregnant because that is also considered a special condition.  It is a fifteen minute workout once who get past needing the instructions.  You might want to check into that dvd also.-KG
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: Helpmeetmom May 01, 2007, 08:25:39 PM
I'm 4 months prengnant and have been ttapping for 2 weeks and 2 days and haven't seen much of any kind of difference.  I of course don't measure my stomach, but do measure my thighs (the main reason I started ttapp) and haven't seen an ounce of progress.   I'm spreading out in all directions so fast with this one that it's scaring me so much.   I do the BWO+  every day (with few exceptions).  Should I be doing more?  I'm getting a bit depressed here about this.  Everyone on here has such great results, and I'm not seeing anything.  Oh I think I lost that little bit of knee fat on the inner knee that she mentioned would be gone in a week, so that is wonderful.  Like I said, I'm not a bit worried about my stomach, but my thighs rub together so much that I get one of those rub burns any time I walk without wearing shorts or pants underneath my skirt.  I'm only 4 months!  At this rate I'm going to be surpassing cows   in mass in no time.  Is there anyone out there that can offer some kind of encouragement or tips?  I'm willing to do whatever it takes to help my body get in shape for this pregnancy and delivery. 
Thanks
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: daisey May 02, 2007, 04:29:16 AM
I'm 4 months prengnant and have been ttapping for 2 weeks and 2 days and haven't seen much of any kind of difference.  I of course don't measure my stomach, but do measure my thighs (the main reason I started ttapp) and haven't seen an ounce of progress.   I'm spreading out in all directions so fast with this one that it's scaring me so much.   I do the BWO+  every day (with few exceptions).  Should I be doing more?  I'm getting a bit depressed here about this.  Everyone on here has such great results, and I'm not seeing anything.  Oh I think I lost that little bit of knee fat on the inner knee that she mentioned would be gone in a week, so that is wonderful.  Like I said, I'm not a bit worried about my stomach, but my thighs rub together so much that I get one of those rub burns any time I walk without wearing shorts or pants underneath my skirt.  I'm only 4 months!  At this rate I'm going to be surpassing cows   in mass in no time.  Is there anyone out there that can offer some kind of encouragement or tips?  I'm willing to do whatever it takes to help my body get in shape for this pregnancy and delivery. 
Thanks
I'm so sorry you are discouraged!  I don't really have an advise to offer except that when you are pg your body does need extra to feed that baby.   I guess I would just encourage you to not worry about loosing inches but focus on energy level and how you feel overall.   Once baby is born you can work on the inches.  Sorry I'm not much help but I think babies are so precious and thighs and hips are ~~~~~~~~~~well just that.   ;)   They come and go.  Babies are forever.
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: Farm Wife May 02, 2007, 05:07:27 AM
I have been attempting to do the free exercises offered at the sight and the book and am having difficulty figuring out the moves.  :-\ I could not figure out the Hoedowns or frogs until I watched the brief DVD that came with my book!!!
 Fifteen minutes my foot... :P I have spent 15 min. two different days trying to get the back stretch down!!! No wonder you need the DVD, I need an actual person to teach me!! I have done Callanetics (which are tough)and several other exercise programs without this much trouble. I can see how you use right and left brain (as complicated as it is) but what if mine is "lame brain"???  ;)
Susan
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: westernmama May 02, 2007, 05:08:58 AM
I'm 4 months prengnant and have been ttapping for 2 weeks and 2 days and haven't seen much of any kind of difference.  I of course don't measure my stomach, but do measure my thighs (the main reason I started ttapp) and haven't seen an ounce of progress.   I'm spreading out in all directions so fast with this one that it's scaring me so much.   I do the BWO+  every day (with few exceptions).  Should I be doing more?  I'm getting a bit depressed here about this.  Everyone on here has such great results, and I'm not seeing anything.  Oh I think I lost that little bit of knee fat on the inner knee that she mentioned would be gone in a week, so that is wonderful.  Like I said, I'm not a bit worried about my stomach, but my thighs rub together so much that I get one of those rub burns any time I walk without wearing shorts or pants underneath my skirt.  I'm only 4 months!  At this rate I'm going to be surpassing cows   in mass in no time.  Is there anyone out there that can offer some kind of encouragement or tips?  I'm willing to do whatever it takes to help my body get in shape for this pregnancy and delivery. 
Thanks

I agree with daisey.  Please do not get too discouraged.  Believe me, I just came through my fourth pregnancy and know how you feel about spreading out in all directions.  ::)  It is true that your body will naturally put on more fat during pregnancy, mostly to store some for making breastmilk and also for feeding that little one your body is making.  I have seen it firsthand how I gain a little fat with every pregnancy that seems to come off fairly easy afterwards.  Your body's hormones during pregnancy will naturally cause you to store a little fat.  I very much agree that you should concentrate on how energized and healthy ttapp makes you feel.  Most people would probably say that pregnancy is not a time to be worrying about losing inches.   ;)  So just enjoy feeling good and making that little one! 
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: AgainstTheGrain May 02, 2007, 05:29:17 AM
I'm 4 months prengnant and have been ttapping for 2 weeks and 2 days and haven't seen much of any kind of difference.  Is there anyone out there that can offer some kind of encouragement or tips?  I'm willing to do whatever it takes to help my body get in shape for this pregnancy and delivery. 
Thanks

Go to the T-Tapp Mommy Fitness board for help ;) They are wonderful trainers that can direct you better. 'Ya know after 5 pregnancy's I've learned that each is different because the baby is different. I know women the get really big quickly then it seems like they hardly gain any more until the last month. My last baby 9 months ago was WAAAAYYY different. He was 10lb10oz (2+lb bigger than any other!) and he did some interesting things to by body. :-\  Can you do things to have a smaller baby? NOPE! It's all genetics. 

Only do what you can safely! and check out the Mommy Fitness Board at T-Tapp.com ;)
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: AgainstTheGrain May 02, 2007, 05:32:25 AM
Just curious if anyone else is taking alfalfa and noticed a difference and if it took very long to notice.  I bought some solaray alfalfa and haven't noticed any changes in any area. 

CAREFUL of just any old Alfalfa  :o Teresa has a special process blend that does not cause you to bloat! Many will have this side effect - so watch for it. I loved BetterBodyBasics Alfalfa while I was preg because it did cut down on my extra water . . .  well till that last month ;)
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: Helpmeetmom May 02, 2007, 07:46:47 AM
I'm 4 months prengnant and have been ttapping for 2 weeks and 2 days and haven't seen much of any kind of difference.  I of course don't measure my stomach, but do measure my thighs (the main reason I started ttapp) and haven't seen an ounce of progress.   I'm spreading out in all directions so fast with this one that it's scaring me so much.   I do the BWO+  every day (with few exceptions).  Should I be doing more?  I'm getting a bit depressed here about this.  Everyone on here has such great results, and I'm not seeing anything.  Oh I think I lost that little bit of knee fat on the inner knee that she mentioned would be gone in a week, so that is wonderful.  Like I said, I'm not a bit worried about my stomach, but my thighs rub together so much that I get one of those rub burns any time I walk without wearing shorts or pants underneath my skirt.  I'm only 4 months!  At this rate I'm going to be surpassing cows   in mass in no time.  Is there anyone out there that can offer some kind of encouragement or tips?  I'm willing to do whatever it takes to help my body get in shape for this pregnancy and delivery. 
Thanks
I'm so sorry you are discouraged!  I don't really have an advise to offer except that when you are pg your body does need extra to feed that baby.   I guess I would just encourage you to not worry about loosing inches but focus on energy level and how you feel overall.   Once baby is born you can work on the inches.  Sorry I'm not much help but I think babies are so precious and thighs and hips are ~~~~~~~~~~well just that.   ;)   They come and go.  Babies are forever.

You totally misunderstood me.  MY point was that I may be unhealthy with things spreading the way they are.  I'm not particularly worried about the looks although I do close my eyes in the dressing rooms, but I'm afraid that this much fat so fast isn't healthy for me or the baby.  I would never put exercise or weight loss before  the health of my child.   I'm only 4 months along and I can hardly walk without pain from the friction of my legs rubbing together.  Thats not healthy, and that's why I'm trying to do something about it if there is anything to do. 
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: Helpmeetmom May 02, 2007, 07:52:27 AM
I'm 4 months prengnant and have been ttapping for 2 weeks and 2 days and haven't seen much of any kind of difference.  Is there anyone out there that can offer some kind of encouragement or tips?  I'm willing to do whatever it takes to help my body get in shape for this pregnancy and delivery. 
Thanks

Go to the T-Tapp Mommy Fitness board for help ;) They are wonderful trainers that can direct you better. 'Ya know after 5 pregnancy's I've learned that each is different because the baby is different. I know women the get really big quickly then it seems like they hardly gain any more until the last month. My last baby 9 months ago was WAAAAYYY different. He was 10lb10oz (2+lb bigger than any other!) and he did some interesting things to by body. :-\  Can you do things to have a smaller baby? NOPE! It's all genetics. 

Only do what you can safely! and check out the Mommy Fitness Board at T-Tapp.com ;)

Thank you so much for the good advice.  I will look at it.  I am not worried about inches except in my thighs so that I can walk without a horrible rash.  That is it.  Yeah I'm not worried about the pounds at all, I'm just pretty uncomfortable not being able to walk anywere without pants or shorts under my skirt.  Yeah I forgot about the Mommy fitness boards.  Thanks again!
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: Helpmeetmom May 02, 2007, 08:04:14 AM
I'm 4 months prengnant and have been ttapping for 2 weeks and 2 days and haven't seen much of any kind of difference.  Is there anyone out there that can offer some kind of encouragement or tips?  I'm willing to do whatever it takes to help my body get in shape for this pregnancy and delivery. 
Thanks
  Yeah, none of the powders work.  If I don't wear undergarment (yeah right by the way) I'm in a ton of pain.

Go to the T-Tapp Mommy Fitness board for help ;) They are wonderful trainers that can direct you better. 'Ya know after 5 pregnancy's I've learned that each is different because the baby is different. I know women the get really big quickly then it seems like they hardly gain any more until the last month. My last baby 9 months ago was WAAAAYYY different. He was 10lb10oz (2+lb bigger than any other!) and he did some interesting things to by body. :-\  Can you do things to have a smaller baby? NOPE! It's all genetics. 

Only do what you can safely! and check out the Mommy Fitness Board at T-Tapp.com ;)

Thank you so much for the good advice.  I will look at it.  I am not worried about inches except in my thighs so that I can walk without a horrible rash.  That is it.  Yeah I'm not worried about the pounds at all, I'm just pretty uncomfortable not being able to walk anywere without pants or shorts under my skirt.  Yeah I forgot about the Mommy fitness boards.  Thanks again!
You could always try cornstarch.   ;D  Oh, and Dr. Bradley says don't wear undergarments around the house. 
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: daisey May 02, 2007, 09:54:42 AM
Helpmeetmom~~~I'm so sorry!  I didn't mean to offend I just wanted to reassure you that weight gain is pretty normal when you are preg. Sometimes there really isn't much we can do about it when the body is trying to provide what it thinks we need.    Please forgive me?    :)    I remember those thighs rubbing and never liked it either.   It did go away though. 
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: herbalmom May 02, 2007, 10:49:08 AM
You don't have to be overweight to have thigh rub. It's worse if your overweight but I have it even when I'm at my proper weight of 125. Right now I'm not even close to 125 but still, when I do weight that I still get it. It just depends on how your thighs are shaped.

OK, while I'm posting on this thread I have a question- which T Tap should I start with? I'm overweight, out of shape, have chronic fatigue so I can't totally wipe myself out or I will pay for it, get a lot of muscle pain & stiffness & have scoliosis (curved spine/bad back) & sciatica. I have Fit & Fabulous in 15 mins checked out from the library right now but I haven't looked at it yet & I'm not sure if it would be the best thing for me to start with anyway. Any suggestions? Thanks Blessings ~herbalmom 
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: hsink May 02, 2007, 11:00:56 AM

OK, while I'm posting on this thread I have a question- which T Tap should I start with? I'm overweight, out of shape, have chronic fatigue so I can't totally wipe myself out or I will pay for it, get a lot of muscle pain & stiffness & have scoliosis (curved spine/bad back) & sciatica. I have Fit & Fabulous in 15 mins checked out from the library right now but I haven't looked at it yet & I'm not sure if it would be the best thing for me to start with anyway. Any suggestions? Thanks Blessings ~herbalmom 

herbalmom,
I would think that your best bet would be to get the T-tapp MORE workouts. Also you may want to call the office.  They are very helpful and will talk to you about which workout is best for you.  Also if you want to take the time you could search the T-tapp boards for "chronic fatigue" I am sure that I have read several testimonials of people who struggle with that.  Hope that helps...

Holly
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: herbalmom May 02, 2007, 11:06:58 AM

OK, while I'm posting on this thread I have a question- which T Tap should I start with? I'm overweight, out of shape, have chronic fatigue so I can't totally wipe myself out or I will pay for it, get a lot of muscle pain & stiffness & have scoliosis (curved spine/bad back) & sciatica. I have Fit & Fabulous in 15 mins checked out from the library right now but I haven't looked at it yet & I'm not sure if it would be the best thing for me to start with anyway. Any suggestions? Thanks Blessings ~herbalmom 

herbalmom,
I would think that your best bet would be to get the T-tapp MORE workouts. Also you may want to call the office.  They are very helpful and will talk to you about which workout is best for you.  Also if you want to take the time you could search the T-tapp boards for "chronic fatigue" I am sure that I have read several testimonials of people who struggle with that.  Hope that helps...

Holly

Thank you. I think I will call the office- don't know why it didn't click reading the thread that I could do that. DUH  ::) ::) ::) Mush brain strikes again. Blessings ~herbalmom
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: healthnut May 02, 2007, 11:25:58 AM
Here is a quote from the T-tapp store for a workout that might help those with bigger challenges to overcome. It is called "Sit Down T-tapp"


"This workout enables one to incorporate T-Tapp basics of neuro-kinetic flow, comprehensive, compound muscle movement combined with isometric linear alignment and lymphatic stimulation while sitting at a desk or watching tv all in as little as 12 minutes. Sit Down T-Tapp can even be used for those with limited movement in a wheelchair. CD is for use on the computer in the Windows Media Player program only."

Other than that I think I would recommend the "T-tapp More" workout as it is for those who:

"have MORE to lose, MORE health issues to overcome or MORE birthday candles on the cake. Tempo is slower, repetitions are less and exercises are modified from the original Basic Plus and Total Workout.  Excellent for spine and joint rehabilitation along with auto-immune disease disorders such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatique and Epstein Barr. "

Hopefully the quotes will help those who were looking for Chronic Fatigue and the Frozen Shoulder. ;)
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: healthnut May 02, 2007, 11:45:09 AM
My point was that I may be unhealthy with things spreading the way they are.  I'm not particularly worried about the looks although I do close my eyes in the dressing rooms, but I'm afraid that this much fat so fast isn't healthy for me or the baby.

Maybe doing the Water Cure would help as it would cleanse the system, is safe for baby, and if you add fresh lemon it supposed to help the liver (which handles the fat). (I think thats right--don't quote me I've got mommy brain right now.) You could also try some of the Mama's Red Raspberry Brew to help with energy and water retention, not to mention toning the uterus.

I do both the Water Cure and Mama's Brew and T-Tapp More--I'm not losing any weight (just steadily putting it on) but I have more energy and I feel way better than before I got pregnant.

Hope this helps-maybe give you some ideas
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: AgainstTheGrain May 02, 2007, 03:27:34 PM
When I try to do the KLT the outside of my feet start to hurt pretty badly.  Am I doing it wrong?  I went to the ttapp site but I didn't see a KLT thread and quite frankly I am just more comfortable asking here.

The T-Tapp forum is VERY busy!!  I like here better too ;)  Too bad one of us isn't a trainer! 

Tip Alert - KLT

My homeschool supervising teacher had 5 private sessions with a trainer recently and she was sharing with me what the "secret" is to KLT to not get sore knees or feet (like the outside of the foot). Here goes . . .
Place your foot on the floor, lift the big toe (no big toe!), now keep the ball of the foot on the floor as you rotate out to KLT from the hip joint  :P :-\

You're thinking what I thought - THANKS for 1 more thing to think about while I'm working out  :-[ :-\ ;D
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: westernmama May 03, 2007, 11:18:46 AM
I think I do okay on most things.  Those twists about kill me.  I find that VERY difficult.  I did basic plus today but I definitely need to stick with the instr. for awhile.  Thanks again!  ;D

I know how you feel, Pennie.  I've been doing instr. #2 everyday this week and I'm kinda sore.  :P  Surprisingly, though, I think I was more sore after starting the inst. #1.  Probably because I wasn't used to her moves and all.  Keep on tappin', ladies!!
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: healthyinOhio May 03, 2007, 03:25:44 PM
What body type are you, again, Pennie?  Maybe the ones that are losing the inches so fast are the long torso ones(like Teresa) so shows off quicker.  Just guessing here, trying to make you feel better!!  :D
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: linemansgirl May 03, 2007, 03:30:05 PM
Yes Pennie, I am 5'8" and a long torso, so that is why I had such great results at first.  My inch loss stalled after three weeks, today was 5 weeks.  I am still feeling great so it is worth it and good for me anyways.
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: healthyinOhio May 03, 2007, 03:35:56 PM

combination =   translation short and dumpy and dimply 

HA HA!! ROTFL!!!
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: Helpmeetmom May 03, 2007, 08:09:48 PM
Helpmeetmom~~~I'm so sorry!  I didn't mean to offend I just wanted to reassure you that weight gain is pretty normal when you are preg. Sometimes there really isn't much we can do about it when the body is trying to provide what it thinks we need.    Please forgive me?    :)    I remember those thighs rubbing and never liked it either.   It did go away though. 

Don't you worry about it.  I was having a hopeless moment.  They're very few and fleeting, but I haven't seen my hubby in a while and wanted to look good for him when I do see him.  I didn't want to blow him away with how fast I'm spreading.  My belly is small (which I thought should be big) and my things and butt are big, haha!  My man loves me, I know, and I'm fine now.  No, I was very tired when I read your reply, and was a bit annoyed, haha, and I'm sorry if I sounded that way.  Like I said they're few and fleeting but you caught me in one.  Fine now (still staying away from scales and mirrors).  Thanks for your concern and kindness.   Don't feel like you have to walk on eggshells around me in the future.  I'd much rather ppl be straight-forward. 
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: daisey May 04, 2007, 12:54:16 PM
Helpmeetmom~~~I'm so sorry!  I didn't mean to offend I just wanted to reassure you that weight gain is pretty normal when you are preg. Sometimes there really isn't much we can do about it when the body is trying to provide what it thinks we need.    Please forgive me?    :)    I remember those thighs rubbing and never liked it either.   It did go away though. 


Don't you worry about it.  I was having a hopeless moment.  They're very few and fleeting, but I haven't seen my hubby in a while and wanted to look good for him when I do see him.  I didn't want to blow him away with how fast I'm spreading.  My belly is small (which I thought should be big) and my things and butt are big, haha!  My man loves me, I know, and I'm fine now.  No, I was very tired when I read your reply, and was a bit annoyed, haha, and I'm sorry if I sounded that way.  Like I said they're few and fleeting but you caught me in one.  Fine now (still staying away from scales and mirrors).  Thanks for your concern and kindness.   Don't feel like you have to walk on eggshells around me in the future.  I'd much rather ppl be straight-forward. 

I'm glad to hear you are feeling better.  That's what we are all here for, to listen and encourage each other.   Pregnancy has a way of throwing things out of balance and it seems like each pregnancy is different.  Sometimes these things take  us by surprise.   Will keep you in my prayers.
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: his.silly.wife May 04, 2007, 03:12:01 PM

combination =   translation short and dumpy and dimply 

HA HA!! ROTFL!!!
but that doesn't sell very well.   ;)

I thought it meant I had curves, whether I wanted them or not.   :D
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: westernmama May 12, 2007, 02:08:31 PM
Well, I don't know that I sound like I'm in labor . . . but I sure do sweat.  I think my husband was pretty impressed that I sweat!   ::) :P  He knows that I normally don't sweat, but ttapp just brings it out of me.  It makes me feel good and have more energy - although I need to take more showers.  :-\  I used the audio cd today so that I could do it in the living room and watch my children at the same time . . . and grind wheat . . . and bake bread . . .  I know, I should just focus on one thing at a time.   :P :P   Keep it up, Pennie!
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: AgainstTheGrain May 16, 2007, 11:07:19 AM
I used the audio cd today so that I could do it in the living room and watch my children at the same time . . . and grind wheat . . . and bake bread . . .  I know, I should just focus on one thing at a time.   :P :P   

ROFLOL!!!  :D :D That sounds like something I would do! ;D :D ;)
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: AgainstTheGrain May 16, 2007, 11:29:56 AM
Bootcamp Anyone?!?  (longish with detailed Bootcamp info)

OK so here's the deal - I know "technically" a bootcamp needs to be Inst#1&2 or BeginnerRehab (also known at Total Workout) - BUUUUUT what I'd like to do is have anyone who's interested do whatever level they are at for 4-14 days in a row. If you're at BWO+ level, great, do that. If you can do TWO do that. I will be starting next Monday May 21.

There are also 4-5 other gals locally that are joining in to encourage eachother!! What I want to do is on Saturday post a roster on my blog space and do an entry each day and we can all "chat" about the day, how we're doin', and sympathize with eachother ;) .

Yes it will be required that you MEASURE because sometimes you don't feel that inch loss but it's great to know it's there!! Photo's are optional although highly recommended just for yourself!

If you want to join go to my blog space at
www.homeschoolblogger.com/ForSuchATimeAsThis/ (http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/ForSuchATimeAsThis/) and reply to the message that's there!

The following is a description from T-Tapp.com as to what, how, and why do a bootcamp.

Happy Tappin'
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The "Basic" Bootcamp means doing either both Instructionals (tapes #1 and #2) back to back for at least four days in a row OR doing the Beginner/Rehabilitation workout consecutively for at least four days in a row. The reason for this is your body breaks through a physiological plateau on day 3 –– making day 4 much easier. However, everyone has different goals:

To tighten & tone and/or lose one clothing size –– do the workout four days in a row, then every other day for 2-3 weeks; then take two days off between workouts for 2-3 weeks; then once or twice a week to maintain results.

To lose two clothing sizes –– do the workout seven days in a row, then every other day for 3-4 weeks; then take two days off between workouts for 3-4 weeks; then twice a week to maintain results.

To lose three clothing sizes –– do the workout ten days in a row, then every other day for 4-5 weeks; then two days off between workouts for 4-5 weeks; then twice a week to maintain results.

To lose four or more clothing sizes –– do the workout fourteen days in a row, then every other day for 4-5 weeks; then two days off between workouts for 4-5 weeks; then twice a week to maintain results.

The second kind of bootcamp is the "Ultimate" 14 Day Bootcamp - for those who desire maximum results in minimal time. Good for those who have the time and/or have more advanced level of fitness, do the following:

Weeks 1 and 2 - Do Instructional Tapes 1 & 2 back to back 14 days in a row

Weeks 3 and 4 - Do Total Workout every other day

**Note** you CAN be flexible with the videos - either stay longer with Tapes 1 and 2 or proceed to Beginner/Rehabilitation quicker - this workout works for all fitness levels - just remember it is more important to know the movements and be able to do them in correct form, then it is to advance quicker ... you will lose inches just doing Tapes 1 or 2 ... form is very important, always go to your max ability and you'll continue losing inches every week. 

If you miss a day during bootcamp, you do NOT have to start all over again! However, you MUST do at least 4 days in a row ... day 3 is a tough, but day 4 will be much easier. Completing 4 days in a row will enable your body to break through to a new physiological level. 

It is NOT necessary to do bootcamp longer than 14 days - doing so will NOT make you lose any faster! Better to proceed with every other day and do Primary Back Stretch on your off days (the first movement up to but not including Plies). 

T-Tapp works like a reward system ... in the beginning you are working hard to regain strength and to rebuild primary body systems (ie: lymphatic system, neuro-kinetic flow, glucose utilization rate, spinal alignment and metabolic rate) but as you get stronger you will be able to maintain correct form easier and you will get even more out of the workout, therefore you don't have to do it as often. 

T-Tapp does much more than just burn calories and fat. Ultimately you will be able to maintain your goal with only two workouts a week. Then when you indulge during vacation or during holiday season, just add a third workout during the week or do a "weekend bootcamp" (2 workouts per day, 2 days in a row)

Last of all, whenever you consume excess carbs and/or you want to boost your metabolism even more just do Hoe Downs mid-afternoon, again after dinner and finish the day with Primary Back Stretch right before bedtime. Trim your torso even faster by starting each day with Primary Back Stretch and T-Tapp Twist (on days off).  (Stephanie, T-Tapp Trainer)
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: mykidsmom May 16, 2007, 12:16:55 PM

Pennie,

Wanted to post you a quick note about the baby belly thing....I have a pretty good baby belly because I'm short and all my babies were big.  By biggest was 9.12.  Nowhere to go but out for me.   :P  I noticed today that half of my baby belly is gone!  I guess it took a lot of it being gone before I really noticed it.  I have also been body brushing and am noticing that is helping all over.  So, give the t-tapp time.  I did it for 3 weeks straight then was off for several weeks when my MIL died and got back to it last week faithfully.  I do it about every other day now.  When I started I did it 6 days a week.

Patti
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: AgainstTheGrain May 18, 2007, 11:07:16 AM
Pennie - I'm so proud of you!!  T-Tapp works even without being consistent :D.  4 1/2 inches is great! I know what you mean about measureing though :-\ sometimes I wonder if I'lm doing the same spot I did last time.

Additional inches - didn't someone else have that? - can be caused by increased muscle under the layer of fat which then makes you bigger until the fat is gone revealing the beautiful lean muscle underneath ;D  or at least that's what I've read ;)  I'm still looking forward to that beautiful lean muscle showing without the fat :D

How much salt do you put in your 2Q of water?
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: hsink May 18, 2007, 11:23:17 AM
Glad to hear your progress Pennie! Btw- I don't know how you could be addicted to salt water...I can barely choke it down :P I am trying to decide if I should do the bc next week....okay, okay I know it would benefit me and I should but will I really do it.....I still have a few days to decide :o 

I was also glad to discover after 8 days of no tapping for me I have maintained all my inch loss and have restarted EOD this week...I was sickish and just needed to spend my time elsewhere.  And if you want to be careful about carbs here is a hint......don't make ATG's bread recipe...it is just way to good.hmmm :o I lost count of how many pieces I ate yesterday when it was fresh out of the oven  :o

Okay so are there any lurkers out there that have been tapping or have started recently that have anything to share......even if you aren't a lurker and just haven't shared how its going  ;D  Please  ;D  ;D make my day!!!
Keep it up everyone....

Holly
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: lotsaboys May 18, 2007, 01:46:19 PM
And I drink two quarts of salt water.......which I am pretty addicted to.   :D

I'm not a T-Tapper(maybe someday) but wanted to let you know, Pennie, that I've found my salt water to be "addicting" too! In fact I prefer it over plain water. I'm actually able to drink more per day if its salted. I do 1/4 tsp. per qt. also which doesn't make it taste salty, just... better! ;)
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: AgainstTheGrain May 18, 2007, 06:29:23 PM
I am trying to decide if I should do the bc next week....okay, okay I know it would benefit me and I should but will I really do it.....I still have a few days to decide :o 

I was also glad to discover after 8 days of no tapping for me I have maintained all my inch loss and have restarted EOD this week...I was sickish and just needed to spend my time elsewhere.  And if you want to be careful about carbs here is a hint......don't make ATG's bread recipe...it is just way to good.hmmm :o I lost count of how many pieces I ate yesterday when it was fresh out of the oven  :o

Holly

OK Holly - now I'm gonna' bug ya!! ;D C'Mon what'ch got to lose except inches!!?  Go look at the Boot Camp Roster www.homeschoolblogger.com/ForSuchATimeAsThis/ (http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/ForSuchATimeAsThis/) we have 9 people so far from WTM and some personal friends. Just commit to 4 or 5 or 6 days and then take it from there ;) :D  YES! You Can!!  And I'll be right there with you - encouraging you every day . . . pweese!?!?
(ok begging over)

Tangent: About my bread - GLAD you like it!! And I wanted to clarify something ( I started to post last night on the low carb bread thread but got distracted :-\). Do you know that freshly milled flour has 12-14% PROTEIN? :o Depending on the type of grain - Kamut 17%, Oats 14-16%, Quinoa 16%, Amaranth 15%,  Spelt 14%, Hard wheat 12-14% Buckwheat 10%, Soft wheat 9%* - it's a very good balance of protein and carb! ;D :D Plus the carbs that you get are in the form of fiber, so your blood sugar is not raised like in store bought bread (even wheat).  That's NOT to say you should eat the whole loaf right out of the oven ;D :D  But it is very tasty that way, especially with honey. Mmmmmm Good!  What we do is eat the "ugly" loaf right out of the oven - sometimes when rising a loaf will hit the top heating element in my top oven (I have a double oven stove) and then the bread is crooked on top. BUT even "ugly" loaves are great tasting from the oven. We've been known to eat nearly a whole loaf when it's warm . . . .


*From Sue Gregg's Blender Batter Baking cookbook
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: hsink May 19, 2007, 05:28:43 AM
Okay, okay enough nagging already...good thing I don't know what your voice sounds like or I might hear it in my sleep  :o  :o  Not really!  I left a comment on you blog!  BTW- I am doing two.  What have I got to lose???  SLEEP!!! So I better sleep soundly  ;D  ;D

Holly
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: Mrs. B May 19, 2007, 06:23:17 AM
I'm new to WTM, but have been TTapping for almost a year. 
I would love to join you ladies in your bootcamp as I am really starting to gear up on exercise after taking a few years off. 
I have the tempo levels currently that are the total workout done a bit faster and a lower body total workout.  Would these be okay to do?
I had only been doing ttapp once a week with a weight lifting class at the gym once a week with cardio on other days.  This has been my weekly goal, but I have been very inconsistent.
I think that a ttapp boot camp would do me good and help with consistency as we are off school this week; my main problem starts when school, work, and life in general get in the way  ;). 
Anyway, thank you ladies for being supportive to those of us who don't always have time to post, but do frequently skim these pages.  You have really been an encouragement and blessing to me since I found WTM.
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: AgainstTheGrain May 19, 2007, 08:56:37 AM
I'm new to WTM, but have been TTapping for almost a year. 
I would love to join you ladies in your bootcamp as I am really starting to gear up on exercise after taking a few years off. 
Anyway, thank you ladies for being supportive to those of us who don't always have time to post, but do frequently skim these pages.  You have really been an encouragement and blessing to me since I found WTM.

Ahh - we have a learker joining in - I knew I felt someone's eye's upon us  :D!
Mrs. B Glad to have you - this bootcamp is all about getting consistency in our life. Any workout you feel you can do is fine for this bootcamp. I have Tempo Lower Body, I've looked at it and even tried a few of the moves  :o wowzer!! They are for the physically FIT!!  I'm not quite strong enough to do it yet. Ya know, maybe that will be my goal by the end of the summer - to do Tempo!  Thanks for the inspiration Mrs. B ;)

You can see all the people doing the bootcamp at my blog
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/ForSuchATimeAsThis
There are also some personal friends doing it to, so that seemed a  logical place for me to post and people to reply. If you want - PM me with your personal e-mail and you can get those entries to your mailbox, or just check my blog every day or so . . . up to you! ;)
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: healthnut May 19, 2007, 06:22:30 PM
HELP!!!

I got SATI and made it through the workout once but now my ankle keeps aching at night--it feels strained  :(   Normally I exercise 3 times a week but it hasn't felt good enough too. I really want to get back to exercising! Can anyone help me please???

Don't know if this makes a difference but the outside of my foot hurts while I'm doing SATI---could just be prego feet ::)
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: AgainstTheGrain May 19, 2007, 06:27:46 PM
I got SATI and made it through the workout once but now my ankle keeps aching at night--it feels strained  :(   Normally I exercise 3 times a week but it hasn't felt good enough too. I really want to get back to exercising! Can anyone help me please???

I don't remember with SATI if she has you in KLT while stepping? BUT my advice would be to CALL the T-Tapp office and you can talk directly with a trainer . . . they would be the best to answer your questions ;)
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: westernmama May 21, 2007, 11:22:01 AM
Okay, ladies, how is bootcamp going?  I didn't realize, ATG, that you are starting today - I was thinking next month when I pm'd you.  So I'd be happy to join!  I'm doing TWO and I'd like to try doing it until next Wednesday - skipping Sunday.  Hope it's going well for you ladies!  I'm off to your blogspot to sign up, ATG.  :
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: AgainstTheGrain May 21, 2007, 11:37:06 AM
Okay, ladies, how is bootcamp going?  I didn't realize, ATG, that you are starting today - I was thinking next month when I pm'd you.  So I'd be happy to join!  I'm doing TWO and I'd like to try doing it until next Wednesday - skipping Sunday.  Hope it's going well for you ladies!  I'm off to your blogspot to sign up, ATG.  :

K - So glad you're joining us!!  - If you want you can PM me your personal e-mail I can put you on the list to get the posts from my blog - I'll kindly remove you when we're done with bootcamp so you don't get what you don't want in your in box ;)
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: Helpmeetmom May 21, 2007, 08:12:53 PM
Okay, ladies, how is bootcamp going?  I didn't realize, ATG, that you are starting today - I was thinking next month when I pm'd you.  So I'd be happy to join!  I'm doing TWO and I'd like to try doing it until next Wednesday - skipping Sunday.  Hope it's going well for you ladies!  I'm off to your blogspot to sign up, ATG.  :

I'm trying to do the bootcamp, but it takes so long.  I'm doing the BWO+and beginners rehab (still on the instructional #2 there).  Anyway, I love it.  I want to smack Theresa sometimes (j/k) but I love it.  It just is soooo long.   
     Anyway, I wanted to share a personal t-tapp victory.  Sorry for the gross facts, but I know you ladies that have had babies can relate.  Okay, at only about2-3 months preggo this time I of course had to pee all the time, (who doesn't when preg) but also had a harder time "holding it" when sneezing than I ever had before.  This has actually never been a problem.  I would tighten my muscles as hard as I could during a sneeze and it wouldn't help.  I would still have to run to the bathroom, well not really that bad, but would have a little (sorry) leak out--just a drop or so, but that was so uncomfortable, and at the BEGINNING?  How is it going to be at the end, I feared.  This would happen when I didn't even need to "go" --my bladder was almost empty and would have this problem.  I had never experienced this. 
     I started tapping a little over a month ago, and it just dawned on me that I have complete and total control over that issue now.  I knew it had to be from t-tapp.  We stand in that postion so long that our stomach and pelvic floor muscles are constantly being strengthened.  I am so excited.  I haven't noticed (haven't measured in a while, but it's just depressing, so I'm going to wait a while before measuring again) any inch loss, but I can sneeze now like superwoman!  At church yesterday the bathroom lock was broken, so no one would use it unless someone would stand outside and hold the door for them.  I needed to us it, but couldn't almost all day, and I was "full", and so happened to have a sneezing jag so much that I had to go out into the hall.   *sneeze, sneeze, sneeze* no problems "superwoman"  I emailed Kristen--the trainer that I always ask questions on t-tapp and she confirmed that it is one of the things that is strengthened!  woo-hoo!  I plan on doing this on up 'til I go into labor!  I'm going to have that baby out in 1 push!  Legs at hip width apart shoulders back knees bent tuck buns knees out and PUSH big shoulder roll and PUSH plies and PUSH!  "super t-tapp woman"  *needs sleep*   ;D  ANyway, I'm totally encouraged in this! 
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: Helpmeetmom May 21, 2007, 08:31:04 PM
HELP!!!

I got SATI and made it through the workout once but now my ankle keeps aching at night--it feels strained  :(   Normally I exercise 3 times a week but it hasn't felt good enough too. I really want to get back to exercising! Can anyone help me please???

Don't know if this makes a difference but the outside of my foot hurts while I'm doing SATI---could just be prego feet ::)

If it helps I had the same prob with my "bad" knee and couldn't get back to t-tapping for a week, but ever since I was able to again, I have had no problems at all.  I just cut t-tapp out until the pain went away completely and then tried it again carefully.  Now, no pain or probs at all.  Maybe that's what is going on with your ankle?  Hope it helps. 
     Oh, they told me that (you prob know this) when preg your body releases a hormone called relaxin to help make room for the baby, but it can stress your joints.  Again if it helps I had a similar prob and can exercise like crazy now with now probs.  HOpe you feel better soon.
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: AgainstTheGrain May 22, 2007, 05:19:17 AM
I'm trying to do the bootcamp, but it takes so long.  I'm doing the BWO+and beginners rehab (still on the instructional #2 there).  Anyway, I love it.  I want to smack Theresa sometimes (j/k) but I love it.  It just is soooo long.   

Glad you're joining in!! I'm posting/sending encouraging notes each day if you want to vist my blog at http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/ForSuchATimeAsThis/ (http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/ForSuchATimeAsThis/)
If you want it e-mailed to you PM me your e-mail and I'll add you to the list - otherwise you can just go there each day ;) Up to you!!

Hang in there doing the TWO! It is long, but WORTH it. I find right when I think I've had enough . . . Oh! only 2 more moves left Yeah!!!
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: Helpmeetmom May 23, 2007, 09:39:14 AM
I'm trying to do the bootcamp, but it takes so long.  I'm doing the BWO+and beginners rehab (still on the instructional #2 there).  Anyway, I love it.  I want to smack Theresa sometimes (j/k) but I love it.  It just is soooo long.   

Glad you're joining in!! I'm posting/sending encouraging notes each day if you want to vist my blog at http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/ForSuchATimeAsThis/ (http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/ForSuchATimeAsThis/)
If you want it e-mailed to you PM me your e-mail and I'll add you to the list - otherwise you can just go there each day ;) Up to you!!

Hang in there doing the TWO! It is long, but WORTH it. I find right when I think I've had enough . . . Oh! only 2 more moves left Yeah!!!

Thanks, I'll send you my emal address.  I didn't mean it was unbearably long, just it's so hard to fit it into my day, ya know?  I'm sure it just takes some scheduling and some getting used to.  I love it! 
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: SC May 23, 2007, 01:55:18 PM
Okay, I've been lurking around here long enough. It's time to confess. Since the holidays last year, we've had some interesting times around my house that have left taking care of myself in last place. The result has been that what benefits I saw from my cleansing last summer disappeared. Additionally, I noticed that I was going into early menopause as my body stopped cycling. With that, unwanted pounds and inches were starting to creep up on me.

About a month ago, I tried just the initial T-Tapp stance. I really concentrated on form and found that doing it several times a day really helped my energy level.

DH gave the go-ahead, and I finally decided to order the TBW, especially after reading the book and the history behind the workout. I liked the fact that she is a trained physical therapist with her own limitations (scoliosis and fused vertebrae), that she focuses on working more than one muscle group at a time by keeping the body in alignment, that the workout is zero impact and that she focuses on the lymphatic system.

So, I started the TBW 14 days ago and have done boot camp during that time. My focus has been on form rather than large movements. I have gone back to the book several times to read her commentary and see how she aligns her body. I have found that if I have a day where I get sloppy with my foot positioning, or don't stay tucked, I end up with ankle, knee or lower back pain, rather than the good worked feeling that is normal for this workout.

There is one point at the end where she says, "This is great!"  ::) It's a good thing she can't see my face (or my expression when she says, "Yes you can!") Thank goodness they didn't edit out one or two wobbles for her and the other team members, or I'd have a real complex. LOL  :D

My plan is to do the 15 minute Basic Plus every other day along with the flat tummy/organs in place and alternate days with the Total Body Workout for now. I'll post more later on benefits I've seen in my kiddos, but for now, here are my results:

After 14 days Total Body Workout (boot camp), I show a total inch loss of 12.5 inches.

Additionally, my body has resumed cycling. I had been doing some herbal remedies along with this, but they hadn't been able to correct the imbalance alone. I believe that positioning the organs properly and the internal massage this workout creates have helped restore the balance along with other measures.

Benefits of this workout:
It doesn't take special equipment or a lot of space.
Zero impact and doable for all fitness levels.
Efficient movements that work more than one muscle group and the lymphatic system.
Effective.
Unlimited support from T-Tapp trainers. I've found their customer support to be great whether the need was for a replacement DVD or a good pep talk.

Drawbacks:
It is expensive, but no more so than purchasing lots of equipment (exercise ball, bike, resistance bands, free weights, videos, etc.) that don't get used.
The Total Body Workout takes every bit of 45 minutes, and that is hard to fit into your day. It takes a commitment. However, it's less time than if I had to go to the gym for a workout (and less expensive).
There are detox symptoms I experienced after the first two days. They included mild nausea, headache and sleepiness. I recognized them as such because I have done cleanses before. If you aren't expecting it, the lymphatic cleansing effect can be mistaken as illness and discourage your effort.

Would I recommend it? Not to everyone. It does no good to suggest that someone go to the expense if they aren't going to force themselves to give it a genuine effort for a given period of time, FOCUSING ON FORM. This isn't one of those things where you can mentally check out and just go through the motions. So, it really depends on the mindset of the individual. Just my $.02
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: Nickole May 23, 2007, 02:20:09 PM
SC, you really said this all very well!  I have been doing T-tapp since Nov. and I second everything you said and have experienced.  My lower back pain also resumes if I miss a week, and I agree it does take committment to do the Total Workout b/c the time involved, but I want to encourage others, that it really does become addicting b/c of how great you feel afterward.  This week I have not worked out at all, and I usually do Total 3 days and the BWO 2 days, alternating.  I have missed it so much, b/c of the energy it gives me. 

I also like that they didn't edit out her wobbling too, or the "last time" (but it's not) or "now let's go with the other leg...." (but she stays on the same leg).  There were other bloopers too  ;D.
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: SC May 23, 2007, 02:57:32 PM
I also like that they didn't edit out her wobbling too, or the "last time" (but it's not) or "now let's go with the other leg...." (but she stays on the same leg).  There were other bloopers too  ;D.

I'M SO GLAD YOU SAID THAT!
By the time I get to that point in the workout, I'm in survival mode and figured I was just confused. What a relief that I wasn't just seeing things.  ;D
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: Mrs. B May 23, 2007, 03:23:58 PM
Thanks for your input of ttapp. 
I had been wanting to also post, but felt that this was kind of silly.
First of all, I really enjoy ttapp.  I usually workout at a much more "aggressive" level and use this for my lighter workouts, but as I have aged and run short of time ttapp really fits for me.  I feel like doing these exercises really works my core and helps me to be stronger and stand taller.
My problem is that if I do ttapp consistently, if I miss a day I find that my spinal muscles ache.  I don't routinely have back pain, though I do see a chiropractor regularly.  It gets to where I also cannot sleep on my sides, but only on my back otherwise I have this spinal muscle aching. 
I guess it means that I just have to stay consistent.  I just find it odd that while I have spent years working out with weights, pilates, yoga and running, that ttapp is what is really affecting my core muscles.
It has really made me re-evaluate my workouts.  I do still have to do alot of cardio--I'm one of those people who really need to sweat, and step away the inches is just not right for me.  But when I run or get on the elliptical, I have found that by using ttapp form I have had better results than previously.
Anyway, I think that I just needed to clear my head of this issue, it has bugged me for a while.
thanks for listening
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: Nickole May 23, 2007, 03:27:37 PM
I also like that they didn't edit out her wobbling too, or the "last time" (but it's not) or "now let's go with the other leg...." (but she stays on the same leg).  There were other bloopers too  ;D.

I'M SO GLAD YOU SAID THAT!
By the time I get to that point in the workout, I'm in survival mode and figured I was just confused. What a relief that I wasn't just seeing things.  ;D

yeah, and "final rollup" but she does a couple more!  ;D

And my kids kept saying, "she never talked about the T.G. spray after the workout like she said she would."  Finally I figured out you had to go to the menu and go to the part where she talks about it.  But she said after the workout she would tell me about it!  :D
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: westernmama May 23, 2007, 05:26:26 PM

yeah, and "final rollup" but she does a couple more!  ;D . . . . .

Wow, it sure makes me feel better to know I'm not the only one that has noticed that!!  I just attributed it to my bad hearing - or the bad connection between my ears and brain.  My dh can testify to the fact that I simply mishear some things!   ::)  Either that or I might've gave myself a concussion in one of those head rocks!  ;)

On a more serious note, I wish I was you, SC.  12.5 inches?!!!  That's great!  That inspires me to keep on tappin.  Keep it up!!
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: hsink May 23, 2007, 05:46:16 PM
It is good to see some new perspectives around here ;D It is always good for me to re-evaluate what I am doing.
Also on one of the excercises she counts the 4th rep twice so you actually get in 9 reps total... ;D  ;D

Anyone else out there want to share???  We love feedback even if it isn't "I lost all these amazing inches in the first week".

Holly
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: AgainstTheGrain May 23, 2007, 06:26:36 PM
Also on one of the excercises she counts the 4th rep twice so you actually get in 9 reps total... ;D
Holly

OK Holly, I'm going to listen for that one! All the others I've caught - but now I'm going to be paying attention to see where she does that :o
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: SC May 24, 2007, 03:51:28 AM
Has anyone else tried the thing with holding the grocery cart handle underhanded (to keep the shoulders from rolling forward) and walking KLT (with feet forward, feels a little like pigeon-toed, but doesn't look it)? I did that for just a short run to the store and it was quite a mini-workout.
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: healthyinOhio May 24, 2007, 03:56:07 AM


Anyone else out there want to share??? 

I have noticed a lot of mistakes that she has made and a lot of wrong moves, but I guess that is why I like it.  She shows that she is human and the taping is not perfect. KWIM?
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: hsink May 24, 2007, 04:58:55 AM

OK Holly, I'm going to listen for that one! All the others I've caught - but now I'm going to be paying attention to see where she does that :o


In all fairness I would never have caught it as I let her do the counting and tell me when the pain is over  :o  My husband tapped with me til he started biking to work and he is the one that noticed it...now if I could figure out which exercise it is on  >:(  I'm thinking it may be when you are reaching between you're legs/shoulder roll??? Also I don't know if it is in BWO+ or TWO or maybe they were taped at the same time and she just cuts of the end for BWO???

I totally agree that I like this workout because it seems that she is real and genuine. That is one of the reasons that I like the instructionals with her team of varying fitness levels.
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: Helpmeetmom May 24, 2007, 08:10:05 AM
Has anyone else tried the thing with holding the grocery cart handle underhanded (to keep the shoulders from rolling forward) and walking KLT (with feet forward, feels a little like pigeon-toed, but doesn't look it)? I did that for just a short run to the store and it was quite a mini-workout.
I have tried the grocery cart thing.  I do try to stand in "the position" while ironing and standing at the sink. Two things I do ALOT.  I haven't noticed any errors on her part but I have only done inst 1 and BWO+ but I even if she does  I am so concentrating on everything I just let her count and just follow.  My kids know to not come near me when I am doing it.  :)  Except Annika.  It's really hard to do OIP with a little one bouncing on you and trying to do elevators when she is b/t your legs looking down at you with a huge grin on her face.   ;D Like This is fun mom!!  Little does she know.   ;)

Yeah, haha, my son loves going in between my legs when I tapp.  I have accidentally kicked him in the face doing "thread the needle".  It really had to hurt, but I couldn't help but laugh.  I'll try to change to another part of the workout and find him there under momma like I'm a bridge.  It's so funny!  My 2 year old loves tapping with me.  He does everything soooo funny.  It takes my mind off of how tough some of the stuff is (for me balance in Bwo+beginners rehab kills), but when I look at him exercising with me I have to laugh and the workout seems a lot more manageable.  He's so awesome! 
     I was going to say...I do hold the stroller handle the way she said on the seminar.  It does help my shoulders stay back, but I keep wanting to hold it the "easy" way.  I keep forgetting to do so in the grocery store.  I do try to sit right too.  T-tapp couldn't have come at a better time.  I had about a week of BWO+ before we went to our church's camp meeting in TX and the church services are 4 hours in the morning and 4 hours at night.  You really want to slouch when you've been sitting that long, but I'd already gotten used to sitting right (from the clip she has on her site) and it helped tremendously!  Thanks, Theresa!
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: SC May 24, 2007, 01:31:15 PM
I'm wondering if anyone one here has tried to come up with their own recipe for the pyruvyl glycine and/or the alfalfa. As best I can figure, for the alfalfa, I would stick with the leaf only and make sure it was organic. But I'm wondering if anyone else has come up with their own version(s)? I did a search and found some trusted sources of glycine. What is the pyruvyl?

Also, besides hoe downs, walking KLT, shoulder rolls, and sitting with shoulders back, feet on the floor, and bottom tucked, are there other things that can be incorporated in your daily movements?
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: natural May 24, 2007, 01:32:24 PM
okay I am not sure this was answered but ddin't want to look through15 pages...

For those who have success with t-tapp what is the cheapest way to get the benefits from this method? Did you have success just from the try before you buy, what dvd did you purchase first? I tried the before you buy and it was great, but not sure how much success I would have just with those?? Has anyone?

sandra
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: T May 24, 2007, 04:07:04 PM
I'm very interested in the answere to those questions!
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: T May 24, 2007, 05:02:27 PM
Just an FYI...I just got off the phone with t-tapp customer service and they told me I could photo copy the coupon in the back of the book that I checked out from the library and fill in that I 'purchased' the book from the library and they would accept this as the one time 30% off.  I called and  asked someone tonight because another rep told me that this afternoon and I thought I had misunderstood.  What a bonus!  I don't have to buy the book! 

Now back to Natural's question of just which workout to buy... 
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: Mrs. B May 24, 2007, 05:37:43 PM
Now back to Natural's question of just which workout to buy... 
I started with The Total Workout package for $79.95.  I also bought Step away the inches, but I really didn't get into this (it's a cardio-type, walking workout where you walk in place).  The total workout gets you started while giving you room to advance.  I liked having the option of doing a short 15 minute workout on lighter days/cardio days or doing the longer, more intensive workout that you get with this package.  Just getting the Basic workout and Instructional 1 is a really light workout IMO; the total workout is what you really need to see results.
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: AgainstTheGrain May 24, 2007, 07:38:30 PM
Also, besides hoe downs, walking KLT, shoulder rolls, and sitting with shoulders back, feet on the floor, and bottom tucked, are there other things that can be incorporated in your daily movements?

I thought of this tonight when I went up the stairs - use TTapp form when you do it! Butt tucked, KLT, make sure your entire foot is on the stair not just the toe.  I believe in TTapp More is where she teaches about all day long TTapping!

Natural and T - the answer's here - just read the thread! ;) ;D
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: daisey May 25, 2007, 07:06:51 AM

I started with The Total Workout package for $79.95.  I also bought Step away the inches, but I really didn't get into this (it's a cardio-type, walking workout where you walk in place).  The total workout gets you started while giving you room to advance.  I liked having the option of doing a short 15 minute workout on lighter days/cardio days or doing the longer, more intensive workout that you get with this package.  Just getting the Basic workout and Instructional 1 is a really light workout IMO; the total workout is what you really need to see results.
Could you use the Step Away the Inches on a treadmill?  I have been thinking about getting this but already got the Basic workout and didn't want to spend extra money right now.   What do you think~~would it work on the treadmill?  Would you want to sell yours?
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: hsink May 25, 2007, 07:59:34 AM
Daisey- I don't think that you could do the actual workout on the treadmill since she steps to the side and does a few variations that would be hard to do.  That being said you could definitely take your treadmill walking to a new level by applying t-tapp tecniques.

ATG is right you really will find the answers if you take the time to read back in the thread.  I think that we hashed it out a time or two  ::)  ::)

Holly
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: SC May 25, 2007, 03:13:23 PM
I'm wondering if anyone one here has tried to come up with their own recipe for the pyruvyl glycine and/or the alfalfa. As best I can figure, for the alfalfa, I would stick with the leaf only and make sure it was organic. But I'm wondering if anyone else has come up with their own version(s)? I did a search and found some trusted sources of glycine. What is the pyruvyl?

Sort of answering my own question here. I heard her mention on the DVD that the PB spray is Pyruvyl Glycine with L-Carnitine. Searches for Pyruvyl didn't seem to give me a good definition until I realized that Pyruvyl is an adjective form of the noun Pyruvate. A search for Pyruvate yielded the following site:

(http://www.pdrhealth.com/drug_info/nmdrugprofiles/nutsupdrugs/pyr_0218.shtml)
This tells me in so many words that Pyruvate is manufactured by the body and found in numerous foods. It plays a role in cardiovascular therapy. "At supraphysiological levels, pyruvate increases contractile function of hearts when metabolizing glucose or fatty acids. . . . . Some studies indicate that pyruvate at supraphysiological levels increases the transport of glucose into muscle cells in a process known as blood glucose extraction. This could spare skeletal muscle glycogen stores." There are no known contraindications or over dosage, but it is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women.

(http://www.pdrhealth.com/drug_info/nmdrugprofiles/nutsupdrugs/gly_0127.shtml)
Glycine is an amino acid found in the protein of all life forms. Like Pyruvate, the body can produce its own Glycine. It is water soluble, has a sweet taste, and has been reported to alleviate spasticity (involuntary movements). "Partly because glycine is a precursor of creatine, some have assumed that it might have some of the same ergogenic potential that has been claimed for creatine."
    Precautions: "Glycine supplementation should be avoided by pregnant women and nursing mothers. Because of some conversion of glycine to ammonia, those with hepatic impairment should avoid glycine supplementation unless prescribed."

(http://www.pdrhealth.com/drug_info/nmdrugprofiles/nutsupdrugs/lca_0060.shtml)
L-Carnitine is an amino acid derivative.
"Long-chain fatty acids require L-carnitine to transport them across the inner membranes of the mitochondria, wherein their metabolism produces bioenergy. . . . It may also more generally be indicated for cardioprotection. It lowers triglyceride levels and increases levels of HDL-cholesterol in some. . . . There is little evidence that supplemental L-carnitine boosts energy, increases athletic performance or inhibits obesity. There is no support for the claim that healthy vegetarians require L-carnitine supplementation."
   So the benefits of L-Carnitine are mixed. Although, I know from reading that it has been promoted for use in weight loss for many years.

Now Foods (www.nowfoods.com) produces all three of these items. I found a site that retails their products (http://store.thecatalog.com/index.html) -- I'm sure there are others -- and a quick search revealed that you could get 90 tabs of Pyruvate, 1 # of L-Glycine, and 30 caps of L-Carnitine for about $15 (not counting S & H). At the very least, you'd have 30 doses (# of caps for L-Carnitine) for that cost if you purchased all three and mixed them in with your water for the workout. I'm not saying you should do it, but it may be a way to save money and still benefit from these items. Of course, you'd not have the T-Tapp formulation. Then again, you'd only be out $15.

The sites I referenced were the best of the many I found. In my reading, I did discover enough to know that these are substances most often used to enhance athletic performance and/or supplements that body builders use. That's not to say they are good or bad, just to let you know that this is where the substances have often originated their interest. These things have come from a more results oriented philosophy than a scientific development. The science has followed the results.
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: healthyinOhio May 25, 2007, 03:22:39 PM
Pyruvyl Glycine with L-Carnitine.

L-Carnitine is one of the  recommended supplements for "The Weight Loss Cure" by K. Trudeau.  This is the second recommendation, so sounds like you could take it as a supplement with success.  Let me know if you decide to take it, SC and if it works.
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: westernmama May 29, 2007, 09:22:00 AM
I think I found the 9th rep, ladies!!  Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it's in oil wells.   ;)  How are you all doing?  Especially you bootcampers.  I'm probably going to be "out of the loop" for a while here.  We've got company coming for the next 10 or so days.  After that, I'd like to do a bootcamp again.  Hehe, we'll see if it happens. :-\

See ya,
Kendra
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: AgainstTheGrain May 29, 2007, 09:57:42 AM
That's one thing I've definately found with a Bootcamp - you really need to plan for it when you have a family. It's not easy sometimes.  Pennie & Kendra I'm really proud of you for sticking in there - and remember a bootcamp has to be at least 4 days - so you did that!!  I was only able to make it 4 days my first time.  Rest then begin again.

Oh! and measure again too! ;)  HeHeHe!!!
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: daisey May 29, 2007, 10:17:30 AM
Are you gals going to do another Boot Camp any time soon?   I had surgery a couple weeks ago and can't do any exercise for awhile so I missed this one and was hoping you would do it again so I could join the next time.  Please post if you decide to do it again.
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: Helpmeetmom May 29, 2007, 10:22:30 AM
Are you gals going to do another Boot Camp any time soon?   I had surgery a couple weeks ago and can't do any exercise for awhile so I missed this one and was hoping you would do it again so I could join the next time.  Please post if you decide to do it again.

I had just started one, but couldn't get any consecutive days in.  The total workout is a long one to fit into your schedule, so do you want to join me?  I'm going to try again.  It always helps to have someone on board with you.  Have "for such a time as this" put you on her  blog-email list.  She's so great about posting tips and parts of Theresa's book.  ANyway, Pm me and maybe we can pump each other up for this if you want.
--Heidi
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: AgainstTheGrain May 29, 2007, 05:56:33 PM
Are you gals going to do another Boot Camp any time soon?   I had surgery a couple weeks ago and can't do any exercise for awhile so I missed this one and was hoping you would do it again so I could join the next time.  Please post if you decide to do it again.

Hey Heidi and Daisey - sounds like a great partnership!!

I probably won't be doing another Bootcamp until/unless I hit a platou in inch loss, or for some reason miss 10 days of working out. The blogs I've done are on my site  www.homeschoolblogger.com/ForSuchATimeAsThis/ (http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/ForSuchATimeAsThis/) if you want to read them.   Truly, I have very few original thoughts ;) I just read quite a bit and repeat the good ideas form others. ;D If you want on my mailing list you can PM me your e-mail address.

Heidi's also correct - if you're doing TWO for a "true" Bootcamp, you do need to schedule it. :-\
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: Helpmeetmom May 29, 2007, 06:07:55 PM
Are you gals going to do another Boot Camp any time soon?   I had surgery a couple weeks ago and can't do any exercise for awhile so I missed this one and was hoping you would do it again so I could join the next time.  Please post if you decide to do it again.

Hey Heidi and Daisey - sounds like a great partnership!!

I probably won't be doing another Bootcamp until/unless I hit a platou in inch loss, or for some reason miss 10 days of working out. The blogs I've done are on my site  www.homeschoolblogger.com/ForSuchATimeAsThis/ (http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/ForSuchATimeAsThis/) if you want to read them.   Truly, I have very few original thoughts ;) I just read quite a bit and repeat the good ideas form others. ;D If you want on my mailing list you can PM me your e-mail address.

Heidi's also correct - if you're doing TWO for a "true" Bootcamp, you do need to schedule it. :-\

Hey Against the Grain (not suchatimeasthis)
     I'm sorry for the silly confusion.  I knew that sounded wrong  ;D  Silly moment.  Thank y ou sooo much for your blog, though.  I have learned so much and that's what made me want to go through boot camp again.  That and my thighs from this preg are just out of this world big.  It hurts to walk for very long.  I have to wear compression or just tight workout shorts underneat my skirts or I can't make it.  We all went to the lake for Memorial day and my hubby wanted to take the board walk, he loves it, but I was hurting so much by then that I begged him to take the short one.  He was sooo disappointed, but in a lighthearted way.  We're going back this SAt, do you think I could cut my thighs in half by then?  (without a knife)  Haha, naw, I really love T-tapp, and don't have the book so your emails have really helped push me to keep on pluggin'. 
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: herbs girl June 01, 2007, 04:53:42 PM
Ladies- I might read through this thread sometime--but I just bought the T tapp book. Is it possible to do the routines from the book with out the DVD ?  I think for church reasons, maybe I shouldnt get the DVD??  Is it possible to do it with just the book?  The exersises looked really complicated, but I kinda want this to work!
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: Pennie June 01, 2007, 05:18:04 PM
Ladies- I might read through this thread sometime--but I just bought the T tapp book. Is it possible to do the routines from the book with out the DVD ?  I think for church reasons, maybe I shouldnt get the DVD??  Is it possible to do it with just the book?  The exersises looked really complicated, but I kinda want this to work!
IMO practically impossible.   :-\  If you have real determination you might be able to but I couldn't and I love to read and have pretty good comprehension but putting that with just pictures in the book just wasn't enough for me.  My 2 cents. HTH
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: herbs girl June 01, 2007, 05:41:48 PM
Thats what Im afraid of. A free dvd came with the book, I watched it and it still looked hard. Maybe if I just start with one exersise and learn it  and then do the next one? I know they all flow together, but I read of women having results with just one exersise too.
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: AgainstTheGrain June 01, 2007, 06:51:01 PM
Thats what Im afraid of. A free dvd came with the book, I watched it and it still looked hard. Maybe if I just start with one exersise and learn it  and then do the next one? I know they all flow together, but I read of women having results with just one exersise too.

Absolutely you can have results with 1 movement - I did!! That's what convinced me to get the DVD's. The DVD that came with the book is an excellent place to start. Organ in Place (OIP) and Hoe Downs are awesome! Be sure to read her basic technique in the book for Hoe Downs - and don't worry about tucking your butt at first :-[ it's nearly impossible. My blog has some tips on keeping your balance . . .
www.homeschoolblogger.com/ForSuchATimeAsThis/
 (http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/ForSuchATimeAsThis/)
Which I can't get into at this particular moment - some error at Homschool Blogger >:(

Take it one movement at a time and it may be possible! :-*
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: natural June 02, 2007, 02:31:31 AM
http://www.t-tapp.com/try/

If you haven't already, click here and see the video download for the proper way to do the hoe-downs...and a few others too.

It took me about a week to really get the hang of the hoe downs, now they are easy...tough (if you are doing them right  :-[) but easy.
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: snickerdoodle June 02, 2007, 10:59:54 AM
http://www.t-tapp.com/try/

If you haven't already, click here and see the video download for the proper way to do the hoe-downs...and a few others too.

It took me about a week to really get the hang of the hoe downs, now they are easy...tough (if you are doing them right  :-[) but easy.


I'm going to copy this reply over on the insulin resistant and pregnant thread... I hope that's OK, but I thought having the info on doing the hoedowns would be a good thing to have over there... 
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: herbs girl June 02, 2007, 06:05:21 PM
I went to the t-tapp link above and tried to do the hoe downs--how in the world do I even start? I was sooo out of breath, and found it hard to keep my butt tucked, toes pointed, perfect form, and putting my legs and arms in the right places at the right times. Can I do it extra slow while trying to get my form right.

Againstthegrain--I looked at your page...can you point out where the beginners tips were? Thanks
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: natural June 03, 2007, 02:31:27 AM
Like I said, it took me a week to get it. I just kept going back to it and watching... you can see she still gets out of breath, that is the great thing about this workout, it gets yout heart pumping quickly. Keep at it, I am sure someone else will give you a tip or two.

sandra
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: mexmarr June 03, 2007, 04:26:10 AM
I am looking at the t-tapp again.  It looks like the MORE 4 in 1 workout might be better suited for me with my present health situation.  Has anybody else done it? 

One concern I had is, if I buy that one, will I end up needing to upgrade in a few months when my strengh is returning, or will it be beneficial for long enough to be worth my while?

I know I could buy the BWO+ and just do 1-2 reps, but the MORE does them slower and ony has 4 reps, so I would be able to succeed in completing the workout sooner, which would be very motivating.  Also I want to do the Habit Formers, where you can earn credit towards other WO's.  I can't join until I can complete a whole WO.  Even though the MORE has half the reps as the BWO, it still counts as a whole WO.  So, I am wondering if I could actually earn the BWO+ just by doing the MORE for a while.

Any thoughts?
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: SC June 04, 2007, 10:01:28 AM
I am looking at the t-tapp again.  It looks like the MORE 4 in 1 workout might be better suited for me with my present health situation.  Has anybody else done it? 

One concern I had is, if I buy that one, will I end up needing to upgrade in a few months when my strengh is returning, or will it be beneficial for long enough to be worth my while?

I know I could buy the BWO+ and just do 1-2 reps, but the MORE does them slower and ony has 4 reps, so I would be able to succeed in completing the workout sooner, which would be very motivating.  Also I want to do the Habit Formers, where you can earn credit towards other WO's.  I can't join until I can complete a whole WO.  Even though the MORE has half the reps as the BWO, it still counts as a whole WO.  So, I am wondering if I could actually earn the BWO+ just by doing the MORE for a while.

Any thoughts?

I am new to the T-Tapp experience, but I'll toss out my opinion.

Because you are not working with weights and/or equipment other than your own personal best, you really won't get too strong for a particular workout. Even with regular use, you are still pushing to your personal maximum, so you don't ever reach a point of a workout not benefiting you. The thing that I have found is that once I get to a certain level of awareness with my body, I start to notice opportunities for aligning myself and working certain muscles throughout the day. The problem with that is to get the most number of muscles working in a single movement, you need additional DVDs to show you how to do this, depending on your goals. So, although I'll never reach a place where I'm not very worked after going through a workout DVD, if I want to concentrate on my lower body, my movements throughout the day, cellulite, spot reduction, upper body strength, etc. THEN I have to invest in an additional DVD to deal with my own specifics.

Her packages are marketed such that it's cheaper in the long run to purchase a large package rather than to get items one at a time. Often, you can't get JUST the DVD you want because it's part of a package (unless you shop ebay). I imagine that this is necessary if she is going to make a living doing this. Also, the investment may go a long ways towards keeping people using the DVDs rather than place that investment on the shelf, unused.

So the short answer is that you won't get too strong for a particular workout if you continue to focus on form. You WILL work those muscles.

I should be working right now  :-X :P ::)
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: SC June 04, 2007, 11:56:27 AM
OK, done.

SC's T-Tapp tip for the day:
If you're having trouble remembering to keep your knees bent during the workout, put the (low-hanging) ceiling fan on high. If you don't keep those knees bent, you'll have a reminder soon enough!
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: natural June 04, 2007, 02:35:34 PM
LOL

It is amazing though how keeping the shoulders back almost forces the tummy in. BUT I don't feel very modest walking around with my chest sticking out.  :-\ I am nursing and am unusually bigger in front anyway.
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: SC June 04, 2007, 03:18:08 PM
LOL

It is amazing though how keeping the shoulders back almost forces the tummy in. BUT I don't feel very modest walking around with my chest sticking out.  :-\ I am nursing and am unusually bigger in front anyway.

I understand what you mean about not feeling modest. I will say this, however, if the rib cage is lifted and the shoulders are not just back, but down as well (engaging the lats), I've found that it is a more modest stance. The neck is elongated this way also and the shoulders are more defined. As the muscles strengthen, it becomes a more relaxed posture and less forced, so you aren't bringing attention to yourself in an immodest way. At least, that's been my experience. -- Think of it as standing like an elegant Victorian Lady (in a corset) in one of those sweeping dramas.
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: natural June 04, 2007, 05:03:52 PM
Okay I think I got it..Frankly, you can just call me Scarlet  ;D

It does work a little better, I never thought to put my shoulders down and back.Thanks SC
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: mykidsmom June 04, 2007, 06:09:06 PM
I may have missed this along this thread - forgive me if I did.  I am having trouble with knee, little, toe.  If I put my knees out, my feet almost feel like I'm on the sides of them.  Almost rolling.  Is that correct?  It seems odd.  I understand the not putting weight on the big toe, but on the little toe.  I just can't figure the knee thing out.  Oh, and I missed two weeks because of crazy stuff here at home and today I started at it again.  It feels like I'm starting from day 1 again!!! :o  How can I get so out of shape in two weeks????  Eeeks. 

patti
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: Helpmeetmom June 04, 2007, 06:40:27 PM
I may have missed this along this thread - forgive me if I did.  I am having trouble with knee, little, toe.  If I put my knees out, my feet almost feel like I'm on the sides of them.  Almost rolling.  Is that correct?  It seems odd.  I understand the not putting weight on the big toe, but on the little toe.  I just can't figure the knee thing out.  Oh, and I missed two weeks because of crazy stuff here at home and today I started at it again.  It feels like I'm starting from day 1 again!!! :o  How can I get so out of shape in two weeks????  Eeeks. 

patti

     Hey Patti,
     I know that you're not just starting out on t-tapp, but I had the same question when I first started...Am I standing right with my knees out like this and my feet to the outsides?  I can't keep flat feet, but it seems to be the way to start and I think you get to flat feet with your knees out as time goes on and we get more and more experienced.  I've been doing the BWO+ and now the TWO for over a month consistently, and only now am I starting to plant my feet better with my knees out. 
     I was wondering if all of your work is gone after not working out for a couple of weeks.  Women usually go what, 5 weeks after having a baby before they start again.  Well, that's a good question.  I'm sure you're not out of shape.  You'll prob get used to the workout much faster this time than you did the first, and it will prob re-activate those muscles and you'll get back to seeing those good results much much faster than when you first started. 
     My sis's fiance is back from overseas and she hasn't spent much time in t-tapp because of her now-busy schedule with him.  She has one of those perfect teenage-type bodies, but she can tell when she eats something or a lot of something and extra pudge is put on.  Anyway, she said that even though she skipped t-tapp for a while, when she did it again one time, her stomach went back to normal.  She's young has a perfect metabolism, and already had that muscle-girdle thing going for her so t-tapp does work much faster, but I figured that would help--hope it does. 
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: natural June 05, 2007, 02:40:39 AM
     Hey Patti,
     I know that you're not just starting out on t-tapp, but I had the same question when I first started...Am I standing right with my knees out like this and my feet to the outsides?  I can't keep flat feet, but it seems to be the way to start and I think you get to flat feet with your knees out as time goes on and we get more and more experienced.  I've been doing the BWO+ and now the TWO for over a month consistently, and only now am I starting to plant my feet better with my knees out. 
     I was wondering if all of your work is gone after not working out for a couple of weeks.  Women usually go what, 5 weeks after having a baby before they start again.  Well, that's a good question.  I'm sure you're not out of shape.  You'll prob get used to the workout much faster this time than you did the first, and it will prob re-activate those muscles and you'll get back to seeing those good results much much faster than when you first started. 
     My sis's fiance is back from overseas and she hasn't spent much time in t-tapp because of her now-busy schedule with him.  She has one of those perfect teenage-type bodies, but she can tell when she eats something or a lot of something and extra pudge is put on.  Anyway, she said that even though she skipped t-tapp for a while, when she did it again one time, her stomach went back to normal.  She's young has a perfect metabolism, and already had that muscle-girdle thing going for her so t-tapp does work much faster, but I figured that would help--hope it does. 
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Our muscles have memory, so when we miss the WO for a while and then get back into it, we do regain (for lack of a better word) the muscles quicker.

Even when you are not doing the "WO" you can still try to suck that tummy in and do what you can to keep using as many muscles as possible by flexing as you walk, etc.
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: AgainstTheGrain June 06, 2007, 07:26:29 PM
Can I do it extra slow while trying to get my form right.
Againstthegrain--I looked at your page...can you point out where the beginners tips were? Thanks

Sorry - I don't remember having "beginner" tips. :-\ But, the posts on my blog are from Teresa's Book which is for all beginners.

Yes! you can do the movements slow to get form, but they also may fatigue the muscles more so do only 4 reps instead of 8.  ;)
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: westernmama June 07, 2007, 08:52:09 AM
For those of you who did a bootcamp with TWO - did you do TWO every single day of your bootcamp or did you sub every other day with BWO?  The reason I'm asking is because I will have about 3 weeks here before our next batch of company comes and I'm thinking of doing another bootcamp.  Last one I did 5 days of TWO.  Doing that hard and long of a workout every single day wore me out - I was starting to get that burned out feeling.  :P  But, hey, at least I could do a 5 day bootcamp.  ;)  Another thing, I thought I read somewhere that you are actually not supposed to do 2 bootcamps within less than 6 weeks of each other.  Is that true?  If it is, then I guess I'll have to stick with TWO 2 -3 times per week until July.  Thanks for your advice, ladies.
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: hsink June 07, 2007, 10:22:21 AM
I think that you are supposed to wait to do a bootcamp...maybe ATG will let you know since she has the book. You can do BWO+ on you off days as long as you don't do more than 20 min of T-tapp on your off days and take one day of complete rest every week. It makes me tired just thinking about a bootcamp right now...and yes a traditional bootcamp is TWO everyday for at least 4 days in a row.  Happy tapping!!!

Holly
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: AgainstTheGrain June 07, 2007, 12:24:45 PM
Holly - You're right on the money!! A bootcamp is every day of TWO - but you can do half in the am and half in the pm which I didn't think was "legal" but Annette Kunde, a trainer, corrected me this am when I talked with her. Every other day of TWO is what you do AFTER the bootcamp. "Off" days like Holly siad is up to 20 minutes. HOWEVER the following can be done on a daily basis: PBS, Hoe Downs after each meal (or more often), OIP/HF, AL, DD, PT.

Oh! and yes, you are to wait at LEAST 6 weeks between bootcamps. Remember less is more - more bootcamps won't result in more inches lost. A bootcamp followed by EOD of TWO will yield more inch loss.

Hope that's helpful!
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: SC June 07, 2007, 12:35:30 PM
What am I missing? According to
http://www.t-tapp.com/faq/default.asp
The FAQ section says that boot camp is:
A T-Tapp bootcamp is a period of 4 to 14 days during which you complete a full body workout once every day. Bootcamps are not required for success, but they can provide a jump-start. Further information about bootcamp can be found on pages 73-74 in the book "Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes".

I've also got the book and it states specifically that this is one workout per day for a specific number of days.

Has something changed since these guidelines were published?
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: morningglory June 07, 2007, 03:38:47 PM
Maybe this has been addressed, but HOLY COW!  Who has time to read every page of every thread on this site?  It's like trying to wade through a set of encyclopedias!
Question:  Would T-Tapp help reduce the size of bones and joints stretched out from pregnancy?  I already had big hips before, but after delivering two babies, I think it's kind of getting out of control :P.  Short of surgery, I don't know what else to do.
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: Mrs. B June 07, 2007, 03:44:13 PM
Question:  Would T-Tapp help reduce the size of bones and joints stretched out from pregnancy?  I already had big hips before, but after delivering two babies, I think it's kind of getting out of control :P.  Short of surgery, I don't know what else to do.
Ttapp really helped me to tighten up the lower body and take inches off hips/thighs. For me I really see a big difference in the "saddlebag" area. 
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: hsink June 07, 2007, 06:12:36 PM
What am I missing? According to
http://www.t-tapp.com/faq/default.asp
The FAQ section says that boot camp is:
A T-Tapp bootcamp is a period of 4 to 14 days during which you complete a full body workout once every day. Bootcamps are not required for success, but they can provide a jump-start. Further information about bootcamp can be found on pages 73-74 in the book "Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes".

I've also got the book and it states specifically that this is one workout per day for a specific number of days.

Has something changed since these guidelines were published?

I'm not getting exactly what your question is SC???  >:( As long as you do a FULL BODY workout everyday it classifies as a bootcamp. (BWO doesn't fit the bill). You can do the TWO (which is one of the full body workouts) in two sessions  (on the same day) and still fulfill the daily requirement for the bootcamp.  That is you would do the first half of the Total workout in the am and in the evening do the second half. Does that help or am I just adding to the confusion  :o  :o

Maybe this has been addressed, but HOLY COW!  Who has time to read every page of every thread on this site?  It's like trying to wade through a set of encyclopedias!
Question:  Would T-Tapp help reduce the size of bones and joints stretched out from pregnancy?  I already had big hips before, but after delivering two babies, I think it's kind of getting out of control :P.  Short of surgery, I don't know what else to do.
I have no idea...just didn't want to ignore your question.  :D

Holly
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: SC June 07, 2007, 06:31:27 PM
Got it. I didn't realize you were talking about something other than the Total Workout or the Basic Plus Workout. I was just trying to imagine what might be left of me after trying to do TWO Total Workouts within a 24 hour period!  ::) Not good.  :o

As long as you do a FULL BODY workout everyday it classifies as a bootcamp. (BWO doesn't fit the bill). You can do the TWO (which is one of the full body workouts) in two sessions  (on the same day) and still fulfill the daily requirement for the bootcamp.  Does that help or am I just adding to the confusion  :o  :o

I do have one question. I did the Total Workout each day for my boot camp. On pages 73, 74 of Fit and Fabulous she says that you can do either the Total Workout or the Basic Plus Workout for boot camp. She didn't say anything there about doing two of something else. So, I'm wondering if there was something I missed elsewhere. I did the longer for more benefit.

Is your reference to BWO the same as the Basic Plus Workout?
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: bizymum June 08, 2007, 02:32:13 AM
Yes, BWO+=Basic Workout Plus
All the abbreviations take some getting used to.
I just finished a 14 day bootcamp (with AgainstTheGrain and others-yay!) where I did BWO+, OIP/HF, and TTN (Thread the Needle) everyday.  I lost 4 1/2 inches from waist to hip, and feel stronger than ever.  I had already been doing TTapp 3x a week, but had hit a plataeu on inch loss.  But this was just the kick start I needed to get the inches coming off again.  I knew TWO would be too much for me right now, so I went with what I knew I could commit to do.  Now I'm doing EOD (Every Other Day) of the same exercises and I'm going to add TWO on the days I have the time to do it. 
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: hsink June 08, 2007, 04:12:19 AM
I do have one question. I did the Total Workout each day for my boot camp. On pages 73, 74 of Fit and Fabulous she says that you can do either the Total Workout or the Basic Plus Workout for boot camp. She didn't say anything there about doing two of something else. So, I'm wondering if there was something I missed elsewhere. I did the longer for more benefit

Sorry...I was thinking that it didn't qualify as a "bootcamp" since you can do the Basic Workout everyday...shows you how good my memory is  :o  There are other workouts that you can do such as the Tempo workouts (once you are a more advanced tapper) that qualify as a bootcamp.
 I am thinking that TWO twice in one day would not be doable for this girl...makes me want to go back to bed now.  :D

Holly
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: mexmarr June 08, 2007, 04:22:55 AM
Is your reference to BWO the same as the Basic Plus Workout?

The BWO is the Basic Workout, and the BWO+ is the Basic Workout plus the hoedowns.

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: hsink June 09, 2007, 03:33:37 PM
Okay I have a question...does anyone here that does T-tapp have an autoimmune disease? What has been your experience with t-tapp in relationship to your disease?

My mom (60 yrs old) was diagnosed in June 2004 with polymyositis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polymyositis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polymyositis). At her lowest point in the fall of 04 she could barely function and had a bad case of pnuemonia for which she was hospitalized. This month for the first time in 2 years her doctor has taken her off of all meds (prednisone, etc) and she is doing really well. She functions normally but has lost a lot of core strength due to the muscle loss causes by her disease.  She is ready to start an exercise program of some sort and I am wondering if/why you would recommend T-tapp. Just to give you an example...she couldn't stand up out of a chair, step up on to a sidewalk from the street, do stairs, reach above her head. While she can do those things she still has to work harder at getting up off the floor and things like that.  Also if you have physical limitations which workout did you start with?

Thanks,

Holly
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: mykidsmom June 09, 2007, 06:20:12 PM
Okay I have a question...does anyone here that does T-tapp have an autoimmune disease? What has been your experience with t-tapp in relationship to your disease?

My mom (60 yrs old) was diagnosed in June 2004 with polymyositis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polymyositis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polymyositis). At her lowest point in the fall of 04 she could barely function and had a bad case of pnuemonia for which she was hospitalized. This month for the first time in 2 years her doctor has taken her off of all meds (prednisone, etc) and she is doing really well. She functions normally but has lost a lot of core strength due to the muscle loss causes by her disease.  She is ready to start an exercise program of some sort and I am wondering if/why you would recommend T-tapp. Just to give you an example...she couldn't stand up out of a chair, step up on to a sidewalk from the street, do stairs, reach above her head. While she can do those things she still has to work harder at getting up off the floor and things like that.  Also if you have physical limitations which workout did you start with?

Thanks,

Holly

I have an AI and have found t-tapp to be very healing!  I experience some hefty bladder pain the first day after doing it if I've missed several days in a row but other then that, I feel stronger, have more energy, it is helping to heal my AI definately.  I wonder if your mom is real weak if she'd do well doing the t-tapp that's from a sitting position until she gets stronger?  I'm not sure what it's called but it might be the rehabilitative one. 

hth

patti
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: AllinHisTime June 09, 2007, 08:05:52 PM
After reading this thread I gave all the T-tapp info to a friend of mine w/ AI (stage 4 psoriasis of the liver).  She's about to go on the transplant list.
Over the years, she's gained a lot of weight and prednisone didn't help any either. 

Long story short, she had an episode a few months back that landed her in the hospital.  She gained about 20 pounds in 2 weeks due to meds, etc... hardly eating, mind you.  The following couple of weeks  she did T-tapp when she could.  When she measured after doing the basic workouts, she lost a whopping 10 inches!  She said she defintely noticed a difference in her health and was excited to keep going :)

HTH
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: Nickole June 10, 2007, 01:07:54 AM
What am I missing? According to
http://www.t-tapp.com/faq/default.asp
The FAQ section says that boot camp is:
A T-Tapp bootcamp is a period of 4 to 14 days during which you complete a full body workout once every day. Bootcamps are not required for success, but they can provide a jump-start. Further information about bootcamp can be found on pages 73-74 in the book "Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes".

I've also got the book and it states specifically that this is one workout per day for a specific number of days.

Has something changed since these guidelines were published?

I got the same idea SC, so I did the BWO once a day for my bootcamp. 

So, am I understanding that the bootcamp is not just for at the very beginning but every now and then do the bootcamp again to jump start inch loss again?  I never thought of that but I am having trouble losing these last few inches I want to, so maybe that will help?  I am doing TWO 3 times a week, and BWO+ 2 times a week, Hoe Downs after most meals, and OIP once a day (even though I have been trying to remember to do it twice a day).  I did the bootcamp back in Nov. I think it was when I started.  So would the bootcamp for me now be TWO once a day, and for how many days?
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: SC June 10, 2007, 02:47:24 AM
Another question:
Have any of you veterans attended Teresa's seminar/conferences?
If so, what sort of workout schedule do they follow? What sort of foods are served? The reason I ask is that I am seeing reports of people losing 15 and 20 inches during what I think are just two day retreats. I'd like to attempt something similar at home as the world isn't quite ready for the sight of me in workout clothes.  ::)
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: hsink June 10, 2007, 04:03:15 AM
Yes Nichole a bootcamp can be done to jump start inch loss. I believe you need to wait 6 wks or so between bootcamps. A bootcamp could be anywhere from 4-14 days.

SC-I haven't ever been to a T-tapp event...let us know if you do it!
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: mexmarr June 13, 2007, 02:49:53 AM
Yipee, I got my T-tapp ordered.  I can't wait to get started.  I did decide to go with the MORE Rehab, and I also got the SATI.  I feel so much better than I thought that I would, at this point.  I think that I may actually start on them right away.  I am sure that I won't be able to do the whole WO, but I will work up to that eventually.
: Re: T-Tapp
: hsink June 13, 2007, 06:08:16 AM
That's great mexmarr! So glad your energy is returning and hope all is well with your little girls.

Okay I have a question...does anyone here that does T-tapp have an autoimmune disease? What has been your experience with t-tapp in relationship to your disease?

My mom (60 yrs old) was diagnosed in June 2004 with polymyositis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polymyositis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polymyositis). At her lowest point in the fall of 04 she could barely function and had a bad case of pnuemonia for which she was hospitalized. This month for the first time in 2 years her doctor has taken her off of all meds (prednisone, etc) and she is doing really well. She functions normally but has lost a lot of core strength due to the muscle loss causes by her disease.  She is ready to start an exercise program of some sort and I am wondering if/why you would recommend T-tapp. Just to give you an example...she couldn't stand up out of a chair, step up on to a sidewalk from the street, do stairs, reach above her head. While she can do those things she still has to work harder at getting up off the floor and things like that.  Also if you have physical limitations which workout did you start with?

Thanks,

Holly

I have an AI and have found t-tapp to be very healing!  I experience some hefty bladder pain the first day after doing it if I've missed several days in a row but other then that, I feel stronger, have more energy, it is helping to heal my AI definately.  I wonder if your mom is real weak if she'd do well doing the t-tapp that's from a sitting position until she gets stronger?  I'm not sure what it's called but it might be the rehabilitative one. 

hth

patti

Thanks for your response. She has regained quite a bit of strength as she is motivated to do as much as possible around the house. She does yard work, mows the yard, does housework...she just is finding that much of her core strength is depleted and from what we know it is muscles that need some concentrated work versus just normal life stuff to rebuild.  Does that make any sense??? She can climb steps and get up off the floor but she really has to work at it. I guess because she can lead a normal life her doctor doesn't see the need for physical therapy and that is why I thought of t-tapp...a physical therapy/rehab approach to fitness  ;D  So I am thinking that likely she would be best suited for the MORE workout if she decides to have a go at it.  Anyone use the MORE workout?

Thanks,
Holly
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: EverLearning June 15, 2007, 02:46:49 AM
I've been holding off on my news (of beginning T-Tapp) until  I could make a glorious inch-loss announcement, but so far, I can't.  I'm on Day 9 of boot camp doing the Total workout and haven't noticed any change so far.  I have about 15 lbs. I'd like to lose and a lot of inches to trim up. But I measured on Day 7 with nothing!  What am I doing wrong?  Or am I just not typical?

Also, on Day 6 I was feeling very worn out, so since Day 7 was our anniversary and we went out for the day, I just did the BWO+ and a lot of walking (We went on a nature hike).  Does this still count for my bootcamp or did I break it?  I did go right back to the TWO the very next day. 

Discouraged, but not giving up - only 5 more days to go!

Amy
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: queentea June 15, 2007, 03:00:19 AM
I've been holding off on my news (of beginning T-Tapp) until  I could make a glorious inch-loss announcement, but so far, I can't.  I'm on Day 9 of boot camp doing the Total workout and haven't noticed any change so far.  I have about 15 lbs. I'd like to lose and a lot of inches to trim up. But I measured on Day 7 with nothing!  What am I doing wrong?  Or am I just not typical?

Also, on Day 6 I was feeling very worn out, so since Day 7 was our anniversary and we went out for the day, I just did the BWO+ and a lot of walking (We went on a nature hike).  Does this still count for my bootcamp or did I break it?  I did go right back to the TWO the very next day. 

Discouraged, but not giving up - only 5 more days to go!

Amy


Don't be discouraged.  They say that you shouldn't measure until a  few days (don't remember the exact number) of days after a bootcamp.  The reason is that your muscles may have some swelling due to the constant workout of a bootcamp.  Also focus on form!  It sound like you are in the catagory of "less to loose" so inch loss may take a little longer, especially if you are  combo body type.  Don't be discouraged.  After your done with your boot camp, take a day off and then go to everyother day.  Sometimes our bodies just need a break.  T-tapp forums have lots of great info to help too!
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: AgainstTheGrain June 15, 2007, 04:59:23 AM
I've been holding off on my news (of beginning T-Tapp) until  I could make a glorious inch-loss announcement, but so far, I can't.  I'm on Day 9 of boot camp doing the Total workout and haven't noticed any change so far.  I have about 15 lbs. I'd like to lose and a lot of inches to trim up. But I measured on Day 7 with nothing!  What am I doing wrong?  Or am I just not typical?
Also, on Day 6 I was feeling very worn out, so since Day 7 was our anniversary and we went out for the day, I just did the BWO+ and a lot of walking (We went on a nature hike).  Does this still count for my bootcamp or did I break it?  I did go right back to the TWO the very next day. 
Discouraged, but not giving up - only 5 more days to go!
Amy

queentea's got it right! ;) Don't be discouraged - and DON"T measure until 2 FULL days of rest (nothing but walking ;)) after a bootcamp.  If you're feeling very fatigued and find it hard to keep form, STOP the bootcamp!! :D You've went far enough. Remember bootcamp's are 4-14 days. My goal for my bootcamp a few weeks ago was 14 days, BUT after 8 days I felt very fatigued and could hold form so I completed an 8 day bootcamp!! Yeah!!

We all are in a mind set that working out more will give more results - not so with TTapp - LESS is more because it's a physical therapy workout with linear alignment and full muscle contraction. If you're fatigued, it may be a sign that your body has had enough and doing more may actually be harmful :).

What I learned from reading the TTapp forum after my bootcamp is that the bootcamp "stokes" the fire so to speak and usually more inch loss comes during the every-other-day (EOD) after the bootcamp. There's more info at my blog under T-Tapp Workout:
www.homeschoolblogger.com/ForSuchATimeAsThis/T-Tapp%2BWorkout/ (http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/ForSuchATimeAsThis/T-Tapp%2BWorkout/)

Oh! one more thing - and this is on my blog too I think :-\ - since Jan ( I did a 5 day bootcamp before the May 8 day bootcamp) I've lost 23.5 inches total and went down probably 2 sizes, but THE SCALE HAS NOT MOVED because I'm gaining muscle. There's a fantastic picture I posted on my blog that speaks volumes!!
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: EverLearning June 15, 2007, 05:39:48 AM
Thanks, queen tea and againstthegrain!  Vanessa, I saw that picture on your blog.  Very interesting!  I do hate the thought of staying at 135, but I like the thought of losing all those inches!  I'll have to keep on.  What if I switch to alternating BWO+ and TWO for the last 5 days?  Or should I just stop the bootcamp and go every other day?  What would you do? 

Amy
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: hsink June 15, 2007, 05:49:36 AM
You did indeed get some good responses from Vanessa and queentea.  Personally I would take two full days off before you start to alternate BWO+ and TWO. Your body needs rest so that your muscles can rebuild...LESS really is MORE with T-tapp. 

You can do it and consistency, consistency, consistency is what will pay off in the long run.  If you go to hard now and get burnt out it won't do you any good.  Keep at it!!!  You have done great to accomplish a bootcamp don't beat yourself up over not making it to 14 days...9 days is fabulous.  What is important is that you go to your max and listen to your body.  HTH

Holly
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: AgainstTheGrain June 15, 2007, 10:38:19 AM
Thanks, queen tea and againstthegrain!  Vanessa, I saw that picture on your blog.  Very interesting!  I do hate the thought of staying at 135, but I like the thought of losing all those inches!  I'll have to keep on.  What if I switch to alternating BWO+ and TWO for the last 5 days?  Or should I just stop the bootcamp and go every other day?  What would you do? 
Amy

Ditto what Holly said!! ;D 
Have a nice weekend - and measure on Monday.
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: gusoceros June 16, 2007, 12:33:57 PM
Hi everybody.  I dont know much about inch loss and such things- I havent measured anything yet, Im not sure what to measure to be honest.  I have been doing the basic workout plus (I suppose that would BWO+) for about a week, and I have noticed a big difference in the way my body feels.  My joints hurt less, and I feel quite a bit younger.  I also noticed increased energy flow to my hands and feet.  I teach TKD twice a week, and sit at a desk all day.  I go from the freezer to the fire so to speak.  I enjoy doing the BWO+ as a warm up for my day, and have been doing it everyday, but yesterday.  I will continue to do it, just for the Primary Back thingy, that seems to do the trick for me.  I also like the side twist things she does, I can feel the muscles on the sides tighten- which I think will help with the TKD.  I am going to integrate the primary back stretch into the warmup I have my TKD classes do, just to help them out.

I do it, because I like the way it makes me feel.  My body aches a lot during the week- sigh, oh to be 18 again...

G
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: SC June 16, 2007, 02:11:13 PM
Hi everybody.  I dont know much about inch loss and such things- I havent measured anything yet, Im not sure what to measure to be honest.  I have been doing the basic workout plus (I suppose that would BWO+) for about a week, and I have noticed a big difference in the way my body feels.  My joints hurt less, and I feel quite a bit younger.  I also noticed increased energy flow to my hands and feet.  I teach TKD twice a week, and sit at a desk all day.  I go from the freezer to the fire so to speak.  I enjoy doing the BWO+ as a warm up for my day, and have been doing it everyday, but yesterday.  I will continue to do it, just for the Primary Back thingy, that seems to do the trick for me.  I also like the side twist things she does, I can feel the muscles on the sides tighten- which I think will help with the TKD.  I am going to integrate the primary back stretch into the warmup I have my TKD classes do, just to help them out.

I do it, because I like the way it makes me feel.  My body aches a lot during the week- sigh, oh to be 18 again...

G
Ditto -- especially the sigh  ::)
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: healthyinOhio June 16, 2007, 03:29:34 PM
and sit at a desk all day. 

Hey, G!  Don't forget that you can do the hoedowns at your office job.  Well, only if you have a door to your office.  Your coworkers may think that you have lost it.  ;D
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: gusoceros June 16, 2007, 05:16:58 PM
and sit at a desk all day. 

Hey, G!  Don't forget that you can do the hoedowns at your office job.  Well, only if you have a door to your office.  Your coworkers may think that you have lost it.  ;D

I dont get the hoe-downs.  I do them, but I dont get it.  We do a lot of kicking in class, fast and high, so I sometimes think these may not be worth the effort- but she goes on about them so I do them.  Besides they dont take very long, and you need something to do to round out the 15 minutes.

Agreed- doing these in the office, or anywhere for that matter, makes one feel silly- at least me.  I do the shoulder stretches, at work, and that helps a great deal.

G
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: AgainstTheGrain June 16, 2007, 05:37:08 PM
I don't get the hoe-downs.  I do them, but I don't get it. 

G

OK S G ( I know your real alias since you work with my hubby! ;D) Have you read my blog on why Hoe Downs are so good?!? Great for blood sugar issues and helps burn up excess carbs before turning to fat - Teresa's got clinical tests on Hoe Downs.
Maybe you and John could get a group together and do Hoe Downs in the halls like a kick line!! ;D :D ;D :D :D
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: SC June 16, 2007, 05:56:50 PM
I dont get the hoe-downs.  I do them, but I dont get it.  We do a lot of kicking in class, fast and high, so I sometimes think these may not be worth the effort- but she goes on about them so I do them.  Besides they dont take very long, and you need something to do to round out the 15 minutes.

These, like all of the rest of T-Tapp are totally dependent upon form: feet hip width, facing forward (run masking tape on the floor in perpendicular lines as a reminder for placement), knees bent as though touching a (imaginary) wall that toes are touching, butt tucked firmly and knees pushed out with weight over little toes. THEN, shoulder roll with locked lats (rib cage lifted, shoulders back & down). To reinforce this, I sometimes clasp my hands palms together behind my back during hoe downs. If you feel as though you are leaning backwards, good.

Once the lifts start, you should really feel it pulling on your abdominals as you work to maintain balance and lift the weight of the leg without wobbles. Remember that the ankle, knee, hip and shoulder must all be lined up in such a way that if a photo were taken of you, a line drawn to intersect each joint would be vertical, not diagonal or curved -- during lifts to the front and side. Toes should be pointed firmly on the leg that is lifting as your knee is drawn up to waist height.

Try this SLOWLY at first, working on form. When you feel the difference, incorporate the speed.

At least, that's what worked for me.

Whenever I don't feel like I'm accomplishing anything with a movement in T-Tapp, I know that I'm missing something with form. I go back over the book or the DVD slowly and listen for clues. The same is true if I find myself feeling a bruised soreness -- I know I'm missing something with form.

HTH
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: snickerdoodle June 16, 2007, 06:34:11 PM
and sit at a desk all day. 

Hey, G!  Don't forget that you can do the hoedowns at your office job.  Well, only if you have a door to your office.  Your coworkers may think that you have lost it.  ;D

I dont get the hoe-downs.  I do them, but I dont get it.  We do a lot of kicking in class, fast and high, so I sometimes think these may not be worth the effort- but she goes on about them so I do them.  Besides they dont take very long, and you need something to do to round out the 15 minutes.

Agreed- doing these in the office, or anywhere for that matter, makes one feel silly- at least me.  I do the shoulder stretches, at work, and that helps a great deal.

G

I've been testing my blood sugar before and after doing hoe-downs and they consistantly drop my glucose levels 15-25 points, depending on what I've ate.  So, if I'm having a good day and want to indulge in a bit of dessert I can without blowing my sugar out of the water... 

So as silly and short as the hoe-downs seem, they make an easily discerned difference in your metabolisim. 
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: gusoceros June 16, 2007, 07:35:33 PM
Thanks gals- you all are a blessing.  When I said "I dont get it", what I meant was, why do these leg flicks work, and other exercise for similar exertion and time frame not work, when it comes to reducing the blood sugar level?  I am interested in getting an explanation on this (just give me a link if this has been covered already). 

I am an ex-weight lifter, and I currently do TKD twice a week, doing heavy sparring for 20-30 minutes a pop.  I have a hard time fitting the understanding that the hoe-downs are going to benefit me.  Im not saying they wont, it just doesnt sit well in my "boy" brain- that hoe downs at the end of 15 minutes makes that much difference.

How about this- somebody tell me what Im supposed to measure, and I will do this with the proper technique, and get back to you all on it?  Like I said, I like the way it makes me feel, so Im going to do them anyway. (please dont tell me to measure my head...)

Yes VS, you may be more prophetic than you know- I forwarded t-tapp to our wellness coordinater last week  8)

SC- I agree on the form monitoring- I am a careful observer of technique.  As a martial arts instructor, I know technique makes a difference.

G
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: natural June 17, 2007, 06:24:34 AM
Has anyone experienced pain below the inner hip/thigh where the bend takes place during the hoe-downs. After doing them for a while I get really sore there. I am pretty sure I am doing them right but it is almost unbearable to do them the next day....doesn't hurt just walking though. Do I need to stretch more?
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: healthyinOhio June 17, 2007, 03:22:31 PM
I currently do TKD twice a week,


If you are doing any type of rotating of the hips style kicking with your TKD, you are definitely going to want to do the hoe downs, as well as the other t-tapp exercises.  My husband has arthritic pain in his hip area from years of karate and jujitsu.  The constant rotating kicks were hard on him and I believe actually degenerated some of his bone.  Teresa's methods help with his situation and has been proved to help those with arthritis and bone degeneration.  So, is 4myhoonie doing these with you, too?
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: gusoceros June 17, 2007, 05:48:58 PM
I currently do TKD twice a week,


If you are doing any type of rotating of the hips style kicking with your TKD, you are definitely going to want to do the hoe downs, as well as the other t-tapp exercises.  My husband has arthritic pain in his hip area from years of karate and jujitsu.  The constant rotating kicks were hard on him and I believe actually degenerated some of his bone.  Teresa's methods help with his situation and has been proved to help those with arthritis and bone degeneration.  So, is 4myhoonie doing these with you, too?

I keep odd hours- I do the tapp thing early in the morning, so Im usually alone.  I have learned to take better care of my joints, by doing rotation warmups, and getting the fluid up in my joints before any hard workout.  I am taking MSM pretty regular, and I dont stretch hard.  I should work on a regular plan of stretching though, to help with range, and take strain off of the joints.    I will continue to do the hoe-downs as part of the BWO+.

G
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: healthnut June 17, 2007, 11:00:15 PM
Can one do a "Bootcamp" if they are pregnant? I was thinking just the minimum 4 days......

Also, I have the "More" workout and that only lasts 15-20 minutes would it work for a bootcamp if I did it 2 times in a row, so it would come to 40 minutes?
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: Mrs. B June 18, 2007, 02:01:26 AM
Can one do a "Bootcamp" if they are pregnant? I was thinking just the minimum 4 days......

Also, I have the "More" workout and that only lasts 15-20 minutes would it work for a bootcamp if I did it 2 times in a row, so it would come to 40 minutes?
I exercised throughout my entire last pregnancy without problems.  I did not use ttapp, but lifted weights and did cardio, and I think that it made for a much better pregnancy and labor.  I do use ttapp now.
I guess my question to you is what was your pre-pregnancy workout level?  If you were already doing this workout I don't see why you should have any problems continuing using this during pregnancy.  I would IMO only do it once, not twice thru.  You really need to gauge how your body is reacting to this workout as you go.  Keep your heartrate below 140 beat/minute, and if it hurts or feels like too much--quit.
When I was pregnant, I exercised 5-6 days a week dropping to 3-4 as I approached full term.  Around 4-5 month gestation, I felt the need to decrease the intensity by about half--as the baby's needs were increasing with his growth. 
Just remember now is not the time to start exercise, but if you have been doing so already you should continue, just watch how you are feeling and really listen to your body.  A bootcamp of 4 days seems reasonably to me, I would just keep the intensity down, and ask yourself why you are wanting to accomplish with this bootcamp at this point in time.
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: EverLearning June 18, 2007, 06:09:07 AM
I did as you suggested.  I took two days off and remeasured and sure enough, I had lost another 4"!! 

It sound like you are in the catagory of "less to loose" so inch loss may take a little longer, especially if you are  combo body type.  Don't be discouraged.  After your done with your boot camp, take a day off and then go to everyother day.
 
Thanks for that encouragement.  You are right on both counts, and I was very encouraged by that.

I had a lot more strength today when I did the workout, too.

Amy
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: queentea June 18, 2007, 07:45:39 AM
I did as you suggested.  I took two days off and remeasured and sure enough, I had lost another 4"!! 

It sound like you are in the catagory of "less to loose" so inch loss may take a little longer, especially if you are  combo body type.  Don't be discouraged.  After your done with your boot camp, take a day off and then go to everyother day.
 
Thanks for that encouragement.  You are right on both counts, and I was very encouraged by that.

I had a lot more strength today when I did the workout, too.

Amy

congratulations!!  Now if my stupid back would get better, I could get my fat b*tt going on tapping again! :P
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: AgainstTheGrain June 18, 2007, 03:29:07 PM
Has anyone experienced pain below the inner hip/thigh where the bend takes place during the hoe-downs. After doing them for a while I get really sore there. I am pretty sure I am doing them right but it is almost unbearable to do them the next day....doesn't hurt just walking though. Do I need to stretch more?

Primary Back Stretch is all the warm-up that's needed. :) If something is hurting, then form is not correct. Are you too far on the outside of your foot? Lifting big toe is good but only when you keep the ball of the foot on the floor. Also, check IN A MIRROR shoulder/hip alignment. If you're leaning too far forward that may cause pain. If you can't get it corrected by tweeking your form, consult the TTapp forum and see if there's a trainer in your area. T-Tapp should NOT hurt.
Let us know how it goes!!
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: earthymomof2 June 19, 2007, 03:38:02 AM
I have a question.  I've been reading through the fist few pages of this thread, and then the last page for a while.  I am pregnant and seriously considering T-Tapp to avoid the sagging of certain parts of my body after I deliver, and of course, to remain active and toned throughout this pregnancy.  I cannot exercise intensely, normally, during pregnancy.  I threaten miscarriage in the first trimester and I get a LOT of Braxton Hicks contractions throughout the rest, so I'm thinking of getting MORE, or possibly just stick to the Basic workout Plus.  What do you all think?  I'm not overweight at all, but I need toning and never have a ton of energy.  Also, my blood sugars fluctuate and I feel the need to keep on top of that this pregnancy as well (which i know T-Tapp can help with).

Also, second question, I noticed earlier that someone was lending out the skin brushing instructions.  Is anyone still doing that?  I would like to see Theresa's method for skin brushing and cellulite reduction if anyone is willing to lend theirs out. 

You can PM me.  Thanks,

Sarah   
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: hsink June 19, 2007, 04:32:14 AM
Pennie, when I ordered the TWO I received a dvd and an audio cd. Do you have another one around that is your dvd? (it should contain instructional #2 and TWO B/R).

Earthymomof2,
You could probably find lots of good advice on the "mommy forums" at the T-tapp website.  Some of the trainers focus on that and would probably be great at answering your questions from an informed point of view.  Have you already been tapping and are just wondering what to continue with?

Also, I know that we chatted a little about lending out the brushing dvd but I don't know that anyone ever found out a good way of doing it...

HTH,
Holly
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: bizymum June 19, 2007, 04:58:33 AM
I've lost another 1 1/2 inches since bootcamp!  I did EOD for a week, but last week I only did BWO+ once because of a foot injury that made KLT impossible.  But I'm back on track this week.  I'm back into my pre-pregnancy clothes, which is 2 months early for me!! Yay!!   ;D  Ususally I'm back into my clothes when baby hits about 9 months, but my son is only 7 months right now!   ;D ;D ;D  Now we'll see how much better I can get before the family reunion in August! 
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: queentea June 19, 2007, 05:04:13 AM
I've lost another 1 1/2 inches since bootcamp!  I did EOD for a week, but last week I only did BWO+ once because of a foot injury that made KLT impossible.  But I'm back on track this week.  I'm back into my pre-pregnancy clothes, which is 2 months early for me!! Yay!!   ;D  Ususally I'm back into my clothes when baby hits about 9 months, but my son is only 7 months right now!   ;D ;D ;D  Now we'll see how much better I can get before the family reunion in August! 

WOW that's great!!  I want to get back to tapping, but my back is killing me and I can't get into to Chiro till Thurs. Hopefully he can get me to a point where I'm not in constant pain, then I can start up again.  I know that PBS would help, but I am in such pain that I can't hardly stand let alone do PBS.  Keep up the good work!!
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: natural June 19, 2007, 11:07:20 AM
I have a question.  I've been reading through the fist few pages of this thread, and then the last page for a while.  I am pregnant and seriously considering T-Tapp to avoid the sagging of certain parts of my body after I deliver, and of course, to remain active and toned throughout this pregnancy.  I cannot exercise intensely, normally, during pregnancy.  I threaten miscarriage in the first trimester and I get a LOT of Braxton Hicks contractions throughout the rest, so I'm thinking of getting MORE, or possibly just stick to the Basic workout Plus.  What do you all think?  I'm not overweight at all, but I need toning and never have a ton of energy.  Also, my blood sugars fluctuate and I feel the need to keep on top of that this pregnancy as well (which i know T-Tapp can help with).

Also, second question, I noticed earlier that someone was lending out the skin brushing instructions.  Is anyone still doing that?  I would like to see Theresa's method for skin brushing and cellulite reduction if anyone is willing to lend theirs out. 

You can PM me.  Thanks,

Sarah   

Here I just found this link that may help

http://forum.t-tapp.com/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=2
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: mexmarr June 19, 2007, 01:47:51 PM
I got my t-tapp DVD's yesterday.  Today I did the MORE instructional.  And I did the whole thing! ;D  I am proud of myself.  ;)  I did do it in 2 sittings, but it wasn't so bad!  I never thought that I would be able to exercise so soon after Elizabeth's birth, but it has only been 3 1/2 weeks.  I am feeling pretty good, though still get quite tired and sore. 

My form is lacking plenty, and my movements weren't nearly as complete as hers, but success sure feels good!  I am glad that I got the MORE! I think that it will be plenty hard for quite a long time, as I continue to stretch my personal max.

I have a question.  What does EOD mean?
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: earthymomof2 June 19, 2007, 01:58:28 PM

I have a question.  What does EOD mean?


Ditto on that one. ???

Mexmarr, I think I'll be getting MORE eventually also.  I need an easier workout.  My energy is very low (and was low before pregnancy as well) and I gotta take it easy but also stay active as much as I can during pregnancy.  Keep us posted on how you're coming along with MORE.  I'd love feedback before I buy it myself.

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: SarahK June 19, 2007, 02:21:56 PM
EOD usually means Every Other Day.


I have a question.  What does EOD mean?


Ditto on that one. ???

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: his.silly.wife June 20, 2007, 03:21:10 AM
Just wanted to share a testimony from a friend:
A couple of weeks ago, we were talking about chiropractors, and she comment about needing to go in every week for adjustments of her back.  She sounded like she was tired of the continuing cost of treatment.  So I recommend BWO+ which has helped me.  I loaned her my copy.

Last night I saw her again, and she was wondering if I was in a hurry to get the DVD back.  She said she could really feel it helping!  She also struggles with asthma, and said this workout doesn't aggravate her breathing.

I don't remember who started this thread, but thank you!  It has really helped!
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: Nickole June 20, 2007, 03:27:03 AM
I just finished a TWO 5 day bootcamp yesterday.  To jumpstart inch loss again.  My muscles are SOOO fatigued!  I want to do another day but boy am I exhausted.  Yesterday it was VERY hard to get going!  I have only about 1 size to lose.  Even less than that probably.  An inch on each thigh and 2 inches on my ABS (b/c I have lower back fat) and I would be a happy camper.  Does anyone think I need to do a longer bootcamp?  Also, I had NO idea about resting two days afterward!  Glad I know now!  Gives me an excuse not to work out for two days!   :D 
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: hsink June 20, 2007, 03:58:13 AM
Does anyone think I need to do a longer bootcamp?
As long as you got 4 days in a row you should reap the benefits of a bootcamp, imo.  You did a great job and I also think it is somewhat pointless to continue a bootcamp if you can't hold good form so listen to your body, enjoy your days off and then EOD.  Hope those lose last inches start to melt away for you  ;D

ps100vs5:
That is great about your friend!  It really is a wellness workout and it is encouraging to hear about how it affects people beyond just the inch loss and muscle tone.

Hurray for people sharing good things like T-tapp with us!!!!
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: natural June 20, 2007, 10:08:48 AM
Here is a quote from the book (Fit and Fabulous in Fifteen) on page 76

"Will you be sore after you do T-Tapp? Most likely.
I have heard many die-hard fitness fanatics claim they're not worried about getting sore from my workout because they're in such good shape.
But most do get sore, because their bodies are not accustomed to using T-Tapp techniquies. The best remedy for soreness? I recommend treating yourself to a warm bath with Dead Sea salts. Salt soaks are also good for your skin, so its a win-win, inside and out."
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: fairwinds June 20, 2007, 10:26:12 AM
Got my T-Tapp shipment in the mail today!  Looking forward to starting it.  I ordered the whole system. It was just such a great deal for such a healthy exercise alternative.
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: cecac June 20, 2007, 11:07:28 AM
I just got Fit & Fabulous today, and plan to try and start some of this as soon as I get the book read and understood.  I also have a DVD with the book, so I'll look at that.  Thank you 4myhoonie for the suggestion.

There is some info in the book about Insulin Resistance--does anyone have any experience using these exercises to keep insulin levels down?  I am Insulin Resistant

I cannot eat hardly any complex carbs, as I gain weight and get very tired.  It would be nice if I could go back to eating whole grains and potatoes, stuff like that.

Could anyone suggest to me how long I should do the exercises before I try to put some complex carbs back in my diet?  I sure don't want brain fog and severe fatigue,  but then again, I sure would like a few more carb options.

Thanks,
Cara
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: natural June 20, 2007, 11:55:55 AM
In Ch 6 there are some suggestions on eating proper ...she mentions that you could eat higher carb foods as long as you eat them with other macronutrients--protein, fat and fiber... this and more are on page 226 of Fit and Fabulous in 15. Maybe that would work for you cecac
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: natural June 20, 2007, 12:52:07 PM
Could someone tell me what is on the Step Away set? i am debating whether I should purchase the bwo+ and step away. I take my kids for walks almost everyday and wonder if i would get better results with this??
The T-Tapp description doesn't really help much.

thanks, SAndra
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: healthnut June 20, 2007, 02:16:16 PM
I am pregnant and seriously considering T-Tapp to avoid the sagging of certain parts of my body after I deliver, and of course, to remain active and toned throughout this pregnancy.  I cannot exercise intensely, normally, during pregnancy.  I threaten miscarriage in the first trimester and I get a LOT of Braxton Hicks contractions throughout the rest, so I'm thinking of getting MORE, or possibly just stick to the Basic workout Plus.  What do you all think?  I'm not overweight at all, but I need toning and never have a ton of energy.  Also, my blood sugars fluctuate and I feel the need to keep on top of that this pregnancy as well (which i know T-Tapp can help with).

Also, second question, I noticed earlier that someone was lending out the skin brushing instructions.  Is anyone still doing that?  I would like to see Theresa's method for skin brushing and cellulite reduction if anyone is willing to lend theirs out. 
You can PM me.  Thanks,
Sarah   

Sarah,

I am prego with #2 and use the T-tapp More workout-- it is very good. But I have never had problems with miscarriage or lots of BH's.  The More workout would be a safer place to start than Basic Plus, as More is intended for people with extra challenges (like pregnancy or illness or extra weight).  And yes, it does help you tone up and definetly helps with the Energy issues ;)!!!

As for the skin brushing info I started that question but nothing has come of it. I would still love to borrow the dvd and audio, as I only have the written instructions and am currently very confused ::)

HTH, and congratulations on the new baby ;) :D
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: AgainstTheGrain June 20, 2007, 05:40:01 PM
Looking forward to starting it.  I ordered the whole system. It was just such a great deal for such a healthy exercise alternative.

fairwinds - I LOVE your attitude!!!!

Could someone tell me what is on the Step Away set?
thanks, SAndra

From the T-Tapp site ;) :

Step Away the Inches Walking Workout - This VHS or DVD aerobic walking workout provides cardiac conditioning as well as total body sculpting without any jumping, kicks or equipment. Step Away the Inches builds muscle strength and flexibility in the upper body as much as the lower body! Best of all, the techniques taught in this workout can be applied while walking throughout the day and will optimize any walking program. Discover the difference walking the T-Tapp way with every step you take.

Could anyone suggest to me how long I should do the exercises before I try to put some complex carbs back in my diet?  I sure don't want brain fog and severe fatigue,  but then again, I sure would like a few more carb options.
Thanks,
Cara

Cara - First of all this is just my opinion based on my understanding of TTapp. I don't have blood sugar issues, so you may need to modify a bit.
Go back and read reply#497 about her experience with blood sugar levels. Then what I would suggest is eating say a piece of bread, then do Hoe Downs and see how you feel.  Hoe Downs are perfect for this type of thing  ;)
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: cecac June 21, 2007, 02:08:39 AM
Thank you AgainstTheGrain.  I was starting to think that I would do just what you suggested, and it is nice to know someone else had the same thought!!  I am going to work on learning the proper stance and learning hoe downs today.  Oh, and how to breathe.  I know I need that one. Maybe by the weekend I will be able to eat bread!!

It's hard to believe that such a little exercise could help so much--but I'm hopeful.  Also, if I were to get in the habit of the hoe downs, then maybe I would at least not have to worry about the carb going to fat thing. 

It would be nice if hoe downs took care of that afternoon slump in energy, too.  Maybe that's just asking too much, though.  I am at least weaning off of my lunchtime cup of tea!!

Blessings,
Cara
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: natural June 21, 2007, 02:10:50 AM
The T-Tapp description doesn't really help much.

thanks, SAndra

Thanks for the T-tapp site description but I already read that and was not very well informed, does any one have a better description of Step Away?

Thanks a bunch
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: EverLearning June 21, 2007, 04:36:40 AM
I'm sure this info is here somewhere, but I'm too lazy to wade through every page again.  I finished my 9-day bootcamp last week and am now going into the EOD (every other day) routine.  The problem is that I can't exercise on Sundays.  If I do TWO three days a week, isn't that considered "maintenance" and not "weight-loss" mode?  Should I be doing BWO+ on a couple of my off days?  What would you do?

If I go according to my normal schedule, I could conceive within the next few months, so I want to get things moving and get rid of these last 15 lbs.  (or necessary inches) before it's too late.

Amy
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: earthymomof2 June 21, 2007, 04:37:18 AM
Thanks, healthnut.  We're so happy about the baby.  Wanna keep myself healthy.  T-Tapp sounds like a good way.

I just downloaded the try before you buy videos today.  My husband has rigged up a way for me to watch it on our projector screen (we dont have a TV, but watch movies on a projecor screen through a projector...really cool, like the theatre) so I don't have to try to T-Tapp in our small study where the computer is.  I will do some of those for a while and then approach DH about buying the MORE set.

Thanks again.

 BTW, I think I see some benefit from the skin brushing already.  I see less cellulite on my thighs.  I got my brush at WalMart for probably 3 dollars.  It's a round, natural bristle brush, with a long handle.  I do it in the shower.

Thanks,

Sarah
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: AgainstTheGrain June 21, 2007, 05:58:16 AM
If I do TWO three days a week, isn't that considered "maintenance" and not "weight-loss" mode?  Should I be doing BWO+ on a couple of my off days?  What would you do?
Amy

TWO 3 times a week is definately in inch loss mode :o  You can add BWO+ if you want to but it's not necessary. Remember Less is More . . . adding BWO+ won't necessarily equate quicker inch loss.  I would stick with TWO 3 times BWO+ or just PBS and a few of your favorite moves ;) on off days, and take Sunday completely off.  Your body needs 1 complete day off to rest.
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: daisey June 22, 2007, 05:49:02 AM
AgainstTheGrain
Would it be possible for you to write up a summary of the T-Tapp method and have it posted at the top of this thread~~~sort of like the poll posts~~~so we don't have to read back over the whole thread to find answers to these questions?   I know that is asking a lot but I would certainly find it helpful as I'm sure others would too.   
I just finished 4 days of the BWO+ and I think I read you should take a day or two off but I don't remember for sure and don't have to time to read through this whole thread.   I read it before I started but have forgotten so much that until I put it all in practice I won't remember.
Just wondering if that would be possible and if you would be willing.   Some things that would be helpful are:  Boot camp--what makes a boot camp and how long do you take off after.    What the different programs are.   When to check the site for discounts.   You know, the highlights.   One liners would be about all we need I think.  ;)

Thanks
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: AgainstTheGrain June 22, 2007, 03:40:14 PM
AgainstTheGrain
Would it be possible for you to write up a summary of the T-Tapp method and have it posted at the top of this thread~~~sort of like the poll posts~~~so we don't have to read back over the whole thread to find answers to these questions?   I know that is asking a lot but I would certainly find it helpful as I'm sure others would too.   
I just finished 4 days of the BWO+ and I think I read you should take a day or two off but I don't remember for sure and don't have to time to read through this whole thread.   I read it before I started but have forgotten so much that until I put it all in practice I won't remember.
Just wondering if that would be possible and if you would be willing.   Some things that would be helpful are:  Boot camp--what makes a boot camp and how long do you take off after.    What the different programs are.   When to check the site for discounts.   You know, the highlights.   One liners would be about all we need I think.  ;)
Thanks

I'm not exactly sure what you mean by a method summary that's sorta like a poll post  :-\ Guess I'm not technilogically avdanced enough yet :-\ ;)

As far as taking days off after a BWO+ bootcamp - well, "technnically" a bootcamp is TWO (or Inst#1&2) and BWO+ is safe to do every day, so you don't need to take any time off at all ;D.
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: daisey June 22, 2007, 05:17:13 PM
Sorry I didn't exactly know how to explain.   You know how the poll threads have that spot at the top that always stays the same?  Guess maybe HB would be the one to know how to do that.   Just thought that some of these long threads would benefit from a spot for the basics of the thread.
Not big deal, I just thought I would ask.
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: AllinHisTime June 24, 2007, 09:04:55 AM
could I be detoxing after just one workout???

I've often wondered if I suffer from adrenal burnout or chronic fatigue syndrome.  While nothing has been "officially" diagnosed, there is a direct correlation between my monthly cycles going array and an episode I had two years ago where my body seemed to say "that's enough!" and I could not get out of bed for almost 4 days.  I truly believe the Lord granted me strength to make a simple meal for my children, bathe them and get them to bed (between the hours of 3pm-8pm) and then I would head right back to bed myself.  My husband would care for the children during the day but had to sleep before his 3rs shift job. Not only are my cycles messed up, but I am not getting pregnant (which usually is not hard for us to do!) my mood swings are at an all time high, recently, I've battled severe feelings of depression and I can sleep 10 hours and feel like I hardly slept at all.  Oh yeah, I'm eating very healthy, taking supplements, coconut and CLO, kelp and Supermoms.  I've never eaten as healthy and good as I do now and drink minimally 64 oz day.  I've gained 30-40 lbs seemingly out of no where!

I've had the T-tapp BWO + hoedowns for awhile now.  Due to the extreme and insane amounts of company we've had and an emergency w/FIL, I am ashamed to admit I have not started working out :(  However, today I broke it.  I am tired of looking at myself in the mirror the way that I am now. 

The workout was hard!!!!  I had to take a few breaks in the middle of the workout and shake it off because my legs were on fire...in a good way though :)  I do not have the instructional video so I'm going off all that I've read on here and on the T-tapp website.  I don't think I'm quite tucking and rolling the way I should, but I figure if women can see results doing it in poor form then I can with a little more than poor form.  I know it will get better with time. 

AFTERWARDS is what surprised me....I felt SO SO tired...like I wanted to plop on the bed and not wake up for 12 hours. Is it possible for me to start detoxing after only one workout?? 

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: SC June 24, 2007, 10:37:48 AM
AFTERWARDS is what surprised me....I felt SO SO tired...like I wanted to plop on the bed and not wake up for 12 hours. Is it possible for me to start detoxing after only one workout?? 

I had detox symptoms that peaked the second day. I recognized them because they were the same as those I experience if doing a cleanse or fast. So, yes, the lymphatic stimulation of T-Tapp does release toxins -- a very GOOD thing IMO.
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: cecac June 24, 2007, 05:44:24 PM
Just thought I'd check back in and report that I do notice a difference in blood sugar issues with the use of hoe downs.  I noticed it the first time I tried it.

I have been doing hoe downs 2-3 times a day after meals.  I have gotten kinda sore!!  After trying to do the 15 minute workout from the book (my husband was helping) he just shoved the book over and said to order the DVD.  I am kinda looking forward to getting the DVD, and then again, kinda not.  Boy am I gonna be sore.  I thought I'd try (that being the operative word here) to do a 5 day bootcamp, and then another one after a couple of days off.  I dunno, I'm a wimp.  If I can do 4 days I'll be happy.

It's funny to see 8 children (the baby has to be cribbed or else she tries to hug us) in the living room doing hoe downs all over the place.  My 16 yo daughter collapsed on the couch in hysterical laughter.  She said since she was behind us all she just couldn't help it.  I'm thinking I'm going to have to do the 15 minute one after all of their bedtime.  I wish laughing had the same benefits of T-Tapping. :D


Cara
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: AllinHisTime June 24, 2007, 07:22:11 PM
AFTERWARDS is what surprised me....I felt SO SO tired...like I wanted to plop on the bed and not wake up for 12 hours. Is it possible for me to start detoxing after only one workout?? 

I had detox symptoms that peaked the second day. I recognized them because they were the same as those I experience if doing a cleanse or fast. So, yes, the lymphatic stimulation of T-Tapp does release toxins -- a very GOOD thing IMO.

That is what I thought.  It felt like I was in the middle of a fast or detox cleanse!  However, I am happy to report, later in the day I had so much more energy!!  My husband noticed that I wasn't dying for a "have to" mid-afternoon nap, which happens most days.  This time, I went all day long feeling good.  Whoo-hoo!  Let's see what tomorrow brings.....(for sure more sore legs and buns :) )
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: AllinHisTime June 25, 2007, 03:23:11 PM
I'm feeling good today.....I hoe downed all day :)  I didn't have time (unexpected play date) to do BWO + so I took what I learned and did hoe downs in the morning, hoe downs after lunch and hoe downs before bed and I'm praying that it will be beneficial and somewhat of a good replacement instead. 

Anyone have good success with just hoedowns for awhile (like in the middle of doing a bootcamp)??  the idea got sparked from a story on the Ttapp website. 

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: natural June 25, 2007, 03:49:43 PM
Hoe downs were basically all I did a few weeks ago and I lost 1 1/2 inches off my abs (keep in mind that was some baby wieght from my 1 1/2 mon old) but still , it worked because I learned to keep sucking and tucking as I walked everywhere.

After practicing the thread the needle on her Try Before You Buy thread, I think I could do that like I have been doing the hoe-downs--- here and there and everywhere.
There is a sequence that she has to optimize the workouts. I just recently found this out-- so if you are doing the Try Before You Buy ones you may want to fatigue your muscles layer by layer by (for instance) doing the lunges before the balance moves. Page 60 of her book talks about it more.

Hoe downs can be done anytime.
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: AllinHisTime June 26, 2007, 06:10:03 AM
Very cool!  Your inch loss inspires me :)  Have you ever found that the top of your foot hurts with hoedowns?  Each day I have found the top of my foot more swollen as I continue to do these! 

Am I doing something wrong?  It doesn't hurt to walk up the stairs, for instance, but it does hurt to flex my toes upward.  Today is worse than yesterday.  Am I doing something wrong?  I thought my form was pretty good for never having watched the instructional or reading the book.  Maybe my feet are too far forward? or not wide enough in stance?  Any ideas?
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: T June 26, 2007, 06:17:49 AM
You may have stumbled and pulled a ligament.  I had to rest mine for two weeks once having pulled one just walking up a hill.  Can you see any light bruising?
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: AllinHisTime June 26, 2007, 10:30:28 AM
You may have stumbled and pulled a ligament.  I had to rest mine for two weeks once having pulled one just walking up a hill.  Can you see any light bruising?

No, no light bruising.  I did hurt my ankle 6 years ago.  I twisted it pretty severely and thought I broke it because I could not walk on it.  Not even a fracture, but it took awhile to heal.  Now it does bother me a bit still.  Could I have strained that old sprain and possibly put tension on the ligaments?? 

I iced it a lot today in anticipation for more mowing that desperately needs done.  Then it rained!!!  However, sun is out now and I'm sure I'll be mowing before too long.
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: T June 26, 2007, 02:37:17 PM
Yes, once you have an injury like that, it is more susceptible to being re-injured.  I'd take it easy for a day or two on that foot.  Mine was more sensitive to the touch and certain extensions than bruised looking.  You had to look hard for the bruising but you could see the swelling when compared to the other foot.  At the time I was seeing a podiatrist for something else and he put me in a walking shoe for 3 weeks to a month.  Can't remember how long.  Just use caution.  Resting it now can keep a serious injury from happening and then you'll be back to tappin'.
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: jenny4wen June 27, 2007, 04:21:20 PM
Ok, I want to start this program, but I just had a quick question.  The moment I start exercising, I get ravishing hungry. . . But I'm not thin!  I have LOTS of reserves.  When I exercise lots, I have REALLY STRONG desires to eat lots.  Does any one else have this problem?  What do you do about it?  Any ideas?

Thanks  ::)  I feel so dumb some days. .  . it seems I shouldn't have this problem with this much "winter storage"  ;D
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: AllinHisTime June 27, 2007, 04:27:24 PM
Yes, once you have an injury like that, it is more susceptible to being re-injured.  I'd take it easy for a day or two on that foot.  Mine was more sensitive to the touch and certain extensions than bruised looking.  You had to look hard for the bruising but you could see the swelling when compared to the other foot.  At the time I was seeing a podiatrist for something else and he put me in a walking shoe for 3 weeks to a month.  Can't remember how long.  Just use caution.  Resting it now can keep a serious injury from happening and then you'll be back to tappin'.

thank you for your help :)  I'll do my best to stop but it feels so good to tap :)
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: hsink June 27, 2007, 04:41:59 PM
Ok, I want to start this program, but I just had a quick question.  The moment I start exercising, I get ravishing hungry. . . But I'm not thin!  I have LOTS of reserves.  When I exercise lots, I have REALLY STRONG desires to eat lots.  Does any one else have this problem?  What do you do about it?  Any ideas?

Thanks  ::)  I feel so dumb some days. .  . it seems I shouldn't have this problem with this much "winter storage"  ;D
I say eat away as long as you are eating lots of veggies and good fat. Just make sure when you get hungry that you don't routinely eat empty calories  ;D  ;D preaching to myself here  :o  I don't have a problem with getting really hungry if I eat a good balance of healthy carbs, protein, and good fats. Also if it seems like you are still hungry often don't worry about what you are eating so much. Instead focus on getting in a consistent habit of exercise and then look at your eating habits and slowly set goals and implement them.  I have to say that after 7 months and only 10 inches lost I would still do it again. The toning and overall health are something that I have never experienced to this extent.  HTH!

Holly

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: NotLuckyButBlessed June 27, 2007, 05:09:04 PM

I tried to read this thread but it is so long! I was mostly looking for some of you to
tell me exactly how this has measurably improved your life -- inches!
Of course I am also wondering about health issues but, since I had my 6th child, I am mostly looking at this as a way to get an effective workout without having to leave my baby to go to the gym quite yet.

I just hate the thought of spending money on "just another fad" exercise video. Can a bunch of you post your results again or add them if you haven't? It is comforting to see lots of different body types get results rather than an isolated story or two...
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: Mrs. B June 27, 2007, 05:24:27 PM

I tried to read this thread but it is so long! I was mostly looking for some of you to
tell me exactly how this has measurably improved your life -- inches!
Of course I am also wondering about health issues but, since I had my 6th child, I am mostly looking at this as a way to get an effective workout without having to leave my baby to go to the gym quite yet.

I just hate the thought of spending money on "just another fad" exercise video. Can a bunch of you post your results again or add them if you haven't? It is comforting to see lots of different body types get results rather than an isolated story or two...
I lost a total of 13 inches the first month or so after starting ttapp and have kept it off without any major effort (ie drastic diet changes) and I recently did bootcamp with Against the Grain and lost another 3 inches.  I have exercised in the past and currently have a good week if I can get in 2 workouts.  I personally don't find this program to be hard or extreme; it is very low impact and has really strengthened muscles that weightlifting has ignored.  She does make a cardio routine (step away the inches), but I personally feel that I need more than this routine offers me. 
Do I feel that it is worth the price/ would I buy it again?  Probably so...I use it about once a week and feel that it offers other health benefits as far as circulation and core exercises that I'm not getting at the gym.
kimi
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: AgainstTheGrain June 27, 2007, 06:32:23 PM
I am mostly looking at this as a way to get an effective workout without having to leave my baby to go to the gym quite yet.

I am SO right there with you! :D ;D  With 5 children from age 1 to 10 and homeschooling . . . I wanted the same thing.   After my 1st bootcamp in January (durig our school break) I only had time for BasicWorkout+ (BWO+) which is 15 minutes and safe to do every day. I lost a total of 15 inches from Jan to May when I did my 2nd bootcamp when we were done with school. This summer I'm doing TotalWorkout (TWO or Tempo which are 45 minutes only 3 days a week as it's more intense) during my baby's morning nap or before he gets up. But when September hits again I'll be back to BWO+ and TWO on Saturday probably 'cause there's only so much time in a day  ;)
 
PM me if you have more specific questions!
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: mexmarr June 28, 2007, 06:27:11 AM
Does anybody else post on the t-tapp forum?  If so, what are your usernames over there?  Mine is.... Mexmarr  ;D (surprise, surprise ;))

I am enjoying the MORE workout a lot.  It is exciting that I can actually do the whole thing!  I earned points from Habit Formers last week, and will again this week.  Yay!  Success feels good. 

I haven't measured again.  I wanted to wait 2 weeks.  I'll give you the results when I do.  Still wearing maternity clothes, though....  :'(
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: daisey June 28, 2007, 06:52:33 AM
When you are ravishing hungry try a big glass of water and see if that helps.  Sometimes it will take that desire to eat away and others it won't  :-\   HTH
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: natural June 28, 2007, 07:39:05 AM
Does anybody else post on the t-tapp forum?  If so, what are your usernames over there?  Mine is.... Mexmarr  ;D (surprise, surprise ;))

I am enjoying the MORE workout a lot.  It is exciting that I can actually do the whole thing!  I earned points from Habit Formers last week, and will again this week.  Yay!  Success feels good. 

I haven't measured again.  I wanted to wait 2 weeks.  I'll give you the results when I do.  Still wearing maternity clothes, though....  :'(

I am on there, "natural"-- I saw you on the Habit Formers roster too :)
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: EverLearning June 28, 2007, 09:51:30 AM
I did hoe downs and a few "try before you buys," beginning at the end of April, and then bought the DVDs.  After a 9 day bootcamp a few weeks ago, I have lost a total of 8 inches.  I was a little discouraged at this, but I am in the less-to-lose category and also a combo body type.  I've given birth to ten children and am almost 40, too.  So, I really should be happy.  It's just that 8 inches sounds like a lot, but doesn't show as much as I'd like. 

I do LOVE the workout, though, and every day, I appreciate Teresa and her encouraging instruction even more.  I am currently doing TWO 3x a week and just started OIP and Diva Derriere on the other 3 days (with Sunday's off), so I hope to post even more inches lost in the near future!  :D  I"m running out of time, since I expect to become pregnant again in a few months, but I'm excited that I can continue this throughout pregnancy.

Yes, I would (and do) recommend this to everyone!
Amy
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: AllinHisTime June 30, 2007, 01:45:27 PM
Just have to check in with you all and give you the good news!!!

I did the Basic Workout + on Sunday.  Was overly busy the rest of the week preparing for garage sale and taking care of household, including burnt FIL w/ Dr.'s appts to go to, so I did Hoedowns about 3-4 times a day. 

I did not measure thinking I'd try everything out first and see if it "does" anything for me. 

I lost 5lbs in 5 days!!  After 3 days my husband was in the room when I was getting dressed and he said, "I think you are on to something.  I notice changes in your body already"  That encouraged and edified me soooo much.  I know I've probably lost 1/2 a size at least...but I am pressing on :)
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: HeyMom June 30, 2007, 02:04:20 PM
okay  - thanks to Nickole, I now have a DVD and some instructions....have been visiting this thread and the website, and now am ready to join in ......

 ::)
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: crystal June 30, 2007, 02:37:41 PM
Would someone explain the basic SATI technique?  Thanks!
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: NotLuckyButBlessed June 30, 2007, 04:28:02 PM
I am watching what you are all posting.... keep the testimonials coming. I'd love to hear if you have changed anything else i.e. calories, etc.

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: Mrs. B June 30, 2007, 04:44:15 PM
I'd love to hear if you have changed anything else i.e. calories, etc.


I haven't changed diet or anything else at all since starting ttapp.  I did the zone diet about 10-12 years ago and continued it for about 6 years.  I have started it back in the past week.  My prior eating wasn't that bad, but it was more out of control that I like to be.  I am curious to see how this with the ttapp will change my aging figure.
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: crystal June 30, 2007, 05:05:46 PM
Would someone explain the basic SATI technique?  Thanks!
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: butter tart July 01, 2007, 04:16:09 PM
Hi Everyone :)
Just thought I'd say hi - I am new! :D - have been reading and following the t-tapp topic for a while now - and ..I bought it! I am a christian homeschooling  mom of 3 - and found this forum thru the Pearls!

Looking forward to learn and share - I bought quite a bit of the t-tapp stuff - haven't done it too many times yet - but  what I did do was quite exciting - and the body brushing is incredible...


God bless



butter tart
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: cecac July 01, 2007, 04:42:28 PM
Hey fellow t tappers,

I am on day 6 or 7 with the 15 minute basic workout plus.  I plan on going 10 days, until next Friday.

I started hoedowns before that, 2-3 times per day.  Now I notice I'm hot a lot of the time and I can break out into a sweat pretty easily.  I figure good cleansing going on there.

I actually gained a wee bit of weight so far, but I am on a diet break right now for the next week, so I don't know about that.  I guess I'm a little scared that I won't lose any weight because of the muscle gaining.  I do think that is happening, as well as the fat burning.   I would like to lose about 7 more pounds.  I've lost about an inch in the waist.

It's not really too bad, except for toward the end of the 15 minutes.  Man, those legs hurt.  I cannot imagine how you all do the 45 minute one.  It'll take me a while to get the courage up to try that one.  And not having to worry about insulin resistance is such a huge plus, I can't begin to explain....

Cara
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: Mrs. B July 02, 2007, 02:29:12 AM
Hey fellow t tappers,

I am on day 6 or 7 with the 15 minute basic workout plus.  I plan on going 10 days, until next Friday.


It's not really too bad, except for toward the end of the 15 minutes.  Man, those legs hurt.  I cannot imagine how you all do the 45 minute one.  It'll take me a while to get the courage up to try that one.  And not having to worry about insulin resistance is such a huge plus, I can't begin to explain....

Cara
Cara,
Good going and congrats on your inch loss--the pounds will come later. 
I find the BWO+ to be a good workout on its own.  Don't be worried over doing the whole 45minutes yet.  Go at your own pace and when you feel comfortable that you are ready to go to the level it will be there.
 The TWO adds to the BWO with balance moves that are alot less "active" for lack of a better word, and focuses on core strengthening.  It will be hard, but there are plenty of water breaks.  There is also an arm section, too.  The whole workout is varied in intensity I think and flows, so when you are ready I think you will really enjoy it and see an increase in your results.
Good luck---kimi
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: natural July 02, 2007, 04:37:09 AM
I wanted to share my T-Tapping experience--- in the garden. I have only been reading the book and doing the clips so far..should receive my set this week -HOORAY--anyway, I was on the T-tapp forum and asked about how to incorporate T-Tapp in the garden and got a few really good tips. I tried it and it worked fabulous, I mean, I really felt burning in my outer thighs which is my problem area. The backs of my legs were pretty sore the next day. But here is what I was doing.

Feet shoulders apart, straight ahead. knees bent and pushed out butt in the air arched, tummy tucked..for those of you who haven't had much experience with T-tapp, this is not really a lot to remember because it includes the basic T-Tapp stance which comes quickly and normally after a while.

Crystal , I have been wanting to know more about the SATI too but have not had the greatest feedback... you might want to go search through the T-Tapp forum and see what you can find there www.t-tapp.com the search index is found at the upper right of the screen in the FORUMS section of the site. I should be getting mine this week and will share what I learn. I do know that you can do the mini-tramp with the SATI and have some good results and you can use the SATI to help improve the quality a walk down the road.
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: Mrs. B July 02, 2007, 04:52:41 AM
I did use SATI for a while last summer, but since have quit as I prefer running or using the elliptical. 
What were your specific concerns with SATI?
I didn't quite know what info you were looking for.
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: mexmarr July 02, 2007, 05:19:30 AM
Would someone explain the basic SATI technique?  Thanks!

I got the SATI, and I really like it.  I am in a situation where I really can't go outside and take  a good walk.  (Anybody with 3 kids, ages 3 and under knows that at best, you may get a leisurely stroll!)

It starts off walking in place, but Teresa teaches you the proper way to align your feet, where to put your weight on your feet, etc.  I was a classic example of the wrong way to do it.  I tried stepping the wrong way and then the right way.  The difference was very noticeable.  When I step the wrong way, I feel the muscles in my calf.  When I switched to the right way, it worked the muscles in my upper thighs, hips and stomach.  This is something that should be applied to all of your walking, and getting this info is worth the cost of the DVD.

In the workout, she varies the way she has you walk, such as incorporating side steps.  Then she adds in a number of arm movements.  That keeps it from getting bord, because the movements keep changing.  It is a good aerobic workout.  I can't quite do the whole thing yet, but most people who haven't just spent 4 months in bed shouldn't have much of a problem doing the whole thing. I think that it is 25 minutes.

So, I think that it is a great dvd, and worth its cost.  I do not think that it would take the place of a regular T-Tapp workout.  It doesn't do the same thing, but it is a great addition, especially for someone who doesn't get out and walk a lot.  It would also stand alone great for someone who is interested in doing the t-tapp, but just wants a good aerobic/walking exercise.

If you are thinking that it is something that might benefit you, it probably will.
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: mexmarr July 05, 2007, 10:21:57 AM
After 2 weeks of t-tappin, I lost 5 1/4 inches. 
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: Kansas Girl July 05, 2007, 11:08:34 AM
After 2 weeks of t-tappin, I lost 5 1/4 inches. 
WooHoo!!!  Way to go!!!-KG
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: meeknkwyitat17 July 07, 2007, 10:39:52 AM
After 2 weeks of t-tappin, I lost 5 1/4 inches. 

Keep up the good work, I've been t-tapping for a couple of months now.  It can be tough, but it's awesome!
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: jenny4wen July 07, 2007, 05:22:32 PM
Here I come!!!  It's my turn to get fit!!!   ::)  ;D

I got the Total Workout DVDs, and tonight I did Instructional 1 and 2.  First day!  I'm so excited!  If anyone wants to pm me so I stay on top of it, I'd be so encouraged :)

I'm off to measure, since I forgot to before I started.  I'm sure it will be similar as if I had measured 2 hours ago :)    I'm a happy Tapper!!!
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: cecac July 08, 2007, 02:10:57 AM
Hello again,

Thank you Kimi, for the encouragement.  I am thinking about whether or not to go ahead and invest in the TWO.  I could get a discount for up to 30 days after buying the BWO DVD.

So, have any of you followed her God Made, Man Made diet (which is what I've basically been on for several months, except that I haven't been able to eat any grain because of insulin resistance) and just done BWO Plus? 

My husband and I are thinking of doing BWO Plus five mornings per week and then following the diet.  I am wondering if we will slowly continue to lose that way--we both have 10-15 pounds to lose and some inches, mainly in our waists.  In the info I got from the DVD, she says that if you generally follow the diet plan and do BWO Plus every other day, then you will maintain....We would be doing more than that so I was hoping to slowly lose.

Or, are we gonna have to put in the TWO once or twice per week to finish off?  What do ya'll think?

Thanks,
Cara
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: WithLoveAndJoy July 08, 2007, 02:39:47 AM
I am starting to think that I might like to get the videos...do most of you use them enough to justify the cost?  I get bored easily with workouts and would like to know if you really feel these have been different than other workouts you have done before.
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: 6littlelambs July 08, 2007, 04:24:44 AM
You won't get bored!! You will never be able to get the moves "perfect". There will always be improvements you can make that will take your workout to the next level. It is worth every penny....IMHO  ;D
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: Texas Girl. July 08, 2007, 12:43:08 PM
I got my DVDs this week (the total workout).  I was very skeptical, and as I was doing the exercises thought "this is WAY too easy to actually work as well as they say..." but then you do work your muscles to complete fatigue; it LOOKS simple, but that just makes you work harder, IMO.  And after two days of t-tapping I"m SORE today!  That's a good sign.  Hopefully I'll be able to fill you all in on some major inch loss in the next couple of weeks!
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: Mrs. B July 08, 2007, 03:08:31 PM
Texas Girl...I know exactly what you mean.  When I first started TTapp, I thought that this is the corniest thing I have ever done.  BUT it works.  I have been a hard-core exerciser in the past and would have never thought that I would get results with this, but I have seen great changes and haven't had to kill myself.
As far as getting bored (Love and Joy) I know what you mean.  I tend to like to change things out a bit.  I use Ttapp to tempo (the TWO done without instruction) and a tempo lower body workout that is very difficult. I tend to do 2 days a week of ttapp and do cardio another 2-3 days a week.  I find that I may stop using them for a month or two and either go to the gym and workout differently for a while, but I always come back, because it is an effective workout that is also an effective use of my time.  I love the fact that I can do a 40  minute or 15 minute workout and feel the results.  I think it was definitely worth the price as I can see using these dvds for the rest of my life (and I mean that literally). 
Cecac..I think your plan sounds great.  I don't know your habits or history, but while it may be hard to think that you will be able to do TWO, you may be surprised at what you can do over time.  Your muscles are growing stronger everytime you use this and the TWO has some balance moves that will really help to strenthen your back and core.  It's challenging in a different way than the BWO. 
The ttapp will really help to tighten everything up.  I would watch measurements in addition to the weight.  If you know that you need to lose fat pounds I would really watch your diet.  Increase veggies with lean protein  with some fruit and whole grains and the pounds should start to come off...and don't forget your water! ;D
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: abbilynn July 08, 2007, 04:24:01 PM
I haven't read much of this thread, but I'm interested in t-tapp.  What I'm wondering is, has anyone done it who didn't need to lose weight?  ???  I'm already a bean pole  ::) but I'd love to be in better shape, more flexible, and toner.  I also have hip and back issues that I'd like to get better.  So, would t-tapp be for someone like me?

thanks,
abbilynn
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: Helpmeetmom July 08, 2007, 05:56:22 PM
I haven't read much of this thread, but I'm interested in t-tapp.  What I'm wondering is, has anyone done it who didn't need to lose weight?  ???  I'm already a bean pole  ::) but I'd love to be in better shape, more flexible, and toner.  I also have hip and back issues that I'd like to get better.  So, would t-tapp be for someone like me?

thanks,
abbilynn

Abbylinn,
    Yes, even though you may not have any fat at all or cellulite, it is a very healthy workout!  If you are already small, then you may not see immediate results, IMHO you will rehab your hip and back very effectively!  I've had major knee probs this pregnancy, and t-tapp completely strengthened my knee that I had major surgery on 5 years ago.  The TWO is totally doable even for me.  It has strengthened my knee, and helped with several other things as well.  I'm not in a postion to be able to cardio-walk every day, so this has been such a blessing! 
     As for being super skinny, you may be one of those ladies that has kids and are even skinnier every time they have them  >:( >:(  haha :D even so, the exercise, and increased air intake that exercising gives will allow you to digest your food more efficiently and assimilate (mssp?)  your nutrients better too.  One amazing thing about t-tapp that absolutely baffles me, is that when done consistently (not a lot, but consistently), it will seriously help maintain a high metabolism, or boost a low one.  Doing the TWO boot camp for just four days re-sets a person's metabolism at any age. 
      On a side note.  I just got the skin brush with my habit formers points and only paid $5.60--total with shipping--and love it!  I'm so excited there's something healthy out there that can help me not get stretch marks, and tighten my baby-flab skin!  Has anyone out there seen results from skin brushing?  Thanks :)
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: EverLearning July 09, 2007, 03:12:54 AM
am starting to think that I might like to get the videos...do most of you use them enough to justify the cost?  I get bored easily with workouts and would like to know if you really feel these have been different than other workouts you have done before.

Nope, you won't get bored.  There is always more you can do or perfect.  And every time I do the workout, I love Teresa a little bit more.  She is so encouraging and easy to work with.

Amy
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: abbilynn July 09, 2007, 04:08:18 AM
I haven't read much of this thread, but I'm interested in t-tapp.  What I'm wondering is, has anyone done it who didn't need to lose weight?  ???  I'm already a bean pole  ::) but I'd love to be in better shape, more flexible, and toner.  I also have hip and back issues that I'd like to get better.  So, would t-tapp be for someone like me?

thanks,
abbilynn

Abbylinn,
    Yes, even though you may not have any fat at all or cellulite, it is a very healthy workout!  If you are already small, then you may not see immediate results, IMHO you will rehab your hip and back very effectively!  I've had major knee probs this pregnancy, and t-tapp completely strengthened my knee that I had major surgery on 5 years ago.  The TWO is totally doable even for me.  It has strengthened my knee, and helped with several other things as well.  I'm not in a postion to be able to cardio-walk every day, so this has been such a blessing! 
     As for being super skinny, you may be one of those ladies that has kids and are even skinnier every time they have them  >:( >:(  haha :D even so, the exercise, and increased air intake that exercising gives will allow you to digest your food more efficiently and assimilate (mssp?)  your nutrients better too.  One amazing thing about t-tapp that absolutely baffles me, is that when done consistently (not a lot, but consistently), it will seriously help maintain a high metabolism, or boost a low one.  Doing the TWO boot camp for just four days re-sets a person's metabolism at any age. 
      On a side note.  I just got the skin brush with my habit formers points and only paid $5.60--total with shipping--and love it!  I'm so excited there's something healthy out there that can help me not get stretch marks, and tighten my baby-flab skin!  Has anyone out there seen results from skin brushing?  Thanks :)

Thanks!  When I get the extra money I will definitely check into the whole t-tapp thing.  It's just not in the budget right now.  :-\  Maybe between now and then I'll get a chance to read more of this thread and figure out more about it before I do it!  Thanks again.  :)

abbilynn
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: jenny4wen July 10, 2007, 04:31:19 PM
wow, guess what?!?!

My husband is doing this right by my side, every day.  He's doing great!  It's so fun and encouraging.  The amazing thing is, he's not a flexible guy.  He grunts and it pained him to grab his ankles, after a few practice stretches.  After our fourth workout, he can touch his toes, no problem!  It's really quite amazing!
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: natural July 11, 2007, 03:32:40 AM
Abbilynn and anyone,

I really found results doing the clips on the Try Before You Buy from the site. The clips on the You Tube  were good too : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK7hs7Dvmzo

If you are saving up this is a good alternative,,,it will help you learn the basic T-Tapp stance as well as glean other helpful infomation that will prepare you for when you are able to purchase a set.

I have been doing the Step Away and the Instructional #1 for a bootcamp and I really like it...I think my doing a few weeks of the Try Before You Buy and the book from the library (Fit and Fabulous in Fifteen Minutes) has reduced my soreness now that I have the actual workouts on dvd.

Don't forget that if you can get the book from the library, there is a coupon in the back where you can copy and send it in and get 30% off your order. If you got the book you could even do the Habit Formers and start getting 2$ off for every week of Chapter 4 and/or 5 that you do. I was not able to use my coupon AND my Habit Former dollars at the same time though. But at any rate, you could start adding those bucks up now because I bet you will want more later. Chapter 4 is the Basic Workout Plus and chapter 4 and 5 together is the Total Workout. It really helped me to read the book first, but the videos were way better for me because I am such a visual learner.

Sandra



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: cecac July 12, 2007, 02:14:36 AM
Okay ya'll, I'm a bit discouraged.

While BWO is one of the things that is helping me feel great with no insulin reactions during the day, I am not losing weight!!

I am 5' 10'' and weighed in at 158 this morning.  Although, my MIL asked me the other day if I was losing weight (I think the waist is looking tighter).  I really thing I nee to get down to 150--maybe even 145.

I took a diet break last week but still t-tapped.

I am thinking today that I'll do hoe downs after breakfast and lunch.  I do BWO at about 6 AM Monday thru Friday.

I noticed on the DVD that these gals look, well, definitely not run of the mill thin.  I guess I need to just luv my larger size and be thankful that I do feel way better with these exercises.

Have any of you done something else along with t-tapp (diet-wise) that made you lose some weight too?  I don't have time to fit any more than what I do into my daily routine.

Thanks,
Cara
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: healthyinOhio July 12, 2007, 02:23:37 AM

Have any of you done something else along with t-tapp (diet-wise) that made you lose some weight too?  I don't have time to fit any more than what I do into my daily routine.


I think Teresa recommended taking Alfalfa capsules. Maybe that would help?
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: Mrs. B July 12, 2007, 02:35:06 AM
Okay ya'll, I'm a bit discouraged.


I am 5' 10'' and weighed in at 158 this morning. 
Have any of you done something else along with t-tapp (diet-wise) that made you lose some weight too?  I don't have time to fit any more than what I do into my daily routine.

It looks to me like your weight is pretty much appropriate for someone of your height. 
You should check your body fat to determine if you really have weight to lose.  Monitoring your body fat and lean muscle mass will show you how much muscle you are gaining and how much fat you are truly losing.  To do this you can choose from a couple of methods.  Gyms or nutritionists can do caliper fat testing (the most accurate), scales and gyms also have the sensors that determine body fat based upon impedance  of some kind (pretty accurate), or you can do your measurements and plug them into a formula (not as accurate, but very cheap and pretty easy).  I have one of the more accurate forms done every now and then, but do the measurements weekly with body fat and lean muscle calculated (can you say OCD).  You can find the formulas online in many places and they are free.  I have an old copy of TheZone by Barry Sears and it also includes a written formula as that is what his diet is based upon.  I do the multiple readings to make sure I am accurate with my measurements.
The ideal body fat percentage is 17-22%. 
I would recommend getting to this range, and you may already be there.
If you are wanting to drop further pounds, though, boost your cardio--walk, run, elliptical and the such...get your heart rate up for 30 minutes or more daily.  Watch what you eat..get rid of simple carbs...stick with lean protein and veggies with really high quality fats.
Body image is such a biggie and something that I have always struggled with...get your body to where on paper you are healthy, often the biggest struggle is our heads dealing with the numbers and if they are in black and white it is hard to ignore...Just be healthy about what you do.
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: cecac July 12, 2007, 02:46:41 AM
Thanks ladies,

HIO:  I could possible try alfalfa.  I've taken it before.

Mrs B:  Thanks for the encouragement.  I have done body measurements using Protein Power.  I was in my weight range, although on the high side.  I was about 4 percentage points over in body fat.  Perhaps I will do those measurements again and see if my body fat has gone down--that would be encouraging.

As to diet, I already do what you mention (except for last week's breaktime).  Matter of fact, I was only consuming veggies for carbs for a while and still didn't drop much weight.  I didn't feel as well that strict, so I am glad t-tapp helps me not to have to worry about insulin resistance.  I am going for no grains or complex carbs breakfast and lunch and then some carbs (albeit no bread except maybe once or twice a week) for dinner.

Perhaps you are right and I'm fine, weight-wise.  It's just hard when you used to weigh 20 or so pounds lighter and didn't even have to think about it.  Grant it, I do feel better where I am now. 

Thanks again,
Cara
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: queentea July 12, 2007, 03:16:32 AM
If you are constantly dieting, your body will realize it and adjust your metabolism to "survive".  With t-tapp you can be loosing inches, but not weight, even may gain weight as you are building muscle, which is what you want because muscle burns more than fat!  If you need to loose body fat (not just weight) try whatever diet works for you for a week and then go back to eating normally (not over doing it, but enjoying freedom).  Don't get into any kind of routine with it though (the first week of every month) because your body will learn the pattern and once again think you are starving it and down goes the metabolism.  Your weight does sound pretty close to what you should be.  Remember muscle weighs more than fat and don't get fixed on a "number" but how you look and feel, or how clothes fit.  It is so hard (I know as I am struggling myself) to come to grips with what is healthy and right for me!!  I am currently on the 3 day diet (there is a thread here) and have dropped 3.5 lbs in the first two days, but I am going on vacation and plan to enjoy it and then give it another go when we get home.  T-tapp also has the God made/ Man made eating plan which could be helpful to get a few lbs off.  HTH
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: Mrs. B July 12, 2007, 03:52:26 AM
Perhaps you are right and I'm fine, weight-wise.  It's just hard when you used to weigh 20 or so pounds lighter and didn't even have to think about it.  Grant it, I do feel better where I am now. 

Believe me, I know how hard it is.  I'm kind of in the same boat right now, except I know where my body fat is and it is higher than I would like and higher than it was 3-5 years ago. 
For me, it really is about getting over what I think I should be and embrace health and the reality of what I am.  I think sometimes it is harder when you aren't 5'2" and 115 pounds.  I am 5'8" and have never been under 135 since I was 13 years old; my best weight is around 145.  I definitely have a figure.
One of the things that I have learned with ttapp is to appreciate all body types.  We are not all built the same.  I will never weigh 125...my lean muscle mass is 115-120 pounds...I would be dead if I reached that weight.  I also live in a family where everyone weighs under 120 pounds is small boned, skinny with long legs--they all gain weight in their abdominal areas.  I am a long torso with short legs (thank goodness for high heels).  I gain weight all over, but mainly in my lower body and even after an almost 10 pounder baby, my stomach is still pretty much flat (especially with Spanx).
The only number I recommend getting hung up on is % of body fat.  What is important is that you have a healthy weight, develop healthy eating habits and have a healthy heart and organs.  You can't go wrong if these are your goals.
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: queentea July 12, 2007, 03:56:50 AM
Perhaps you are right and I'm fine, weight-wise.  It's just hard when you used to weigh 20 or so pounds lighter and didn't even have to think about it.  Grant it, I do feel better where I am now. 

Believe me, I know how hard it is.  I'm kind of in the same boat right now, except I know where my body fat is and it is higher than I would like and higher than it was 3-5 years ago. 
For me, it really is about getting over what I think I should be and embrace health and the reality of what I am.  I think sometimes it is harder when you aren't 5'2" and 115 pounds.  I am 5'8" and have never been under 135 since I was 13 years old; my best weight is around 145.  I definitely have a figure.
One of the things that I have learned with ttapp is to appreciate all body types.  We are not all built the same.  I will never weigh 125...my lean muscle mass is 115-120 pounds...I would be dead if I reached that weight.  I also live in a family where everyone weighs under 120 pounds is small boned, skinny with long legs--they all gain weight in their abdominal areas.  I am a long torso with short legs (thank goodness for high heels).  I gain weight all over, but mainly in my lower body and even after an almost 10 pounder baby, my stomach is still pretty much flat (especially with Spanx).
The only number I recommend getting hung up on is % of body fat.  What is important is that you have a healthy weight, develop healthy eating habits and have a healthy heart and organs.  You can't go wrong if these are your goals.

Well said Mrs. B....now to put it into practice!! ;)
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: healthybratt July 12, 2007, 06:36:20 AM
Okay ya'll, I'm a bit discouraged.


I am 5' 10'' and weighed in at 158 this morning.
Have any of you done something else along with t-tapp (diet-wise) that made you lose some weight too?  I don't have time to fit any more than what I do into my daily routine.

It looks to me like your weight is pretty much appropriate for someone of your height. 
What's wrong with 158 lbs?  At your height, I'd say that's a pretty good weight to carry.
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: dara July 12, 2007, 06:48:18 AM
Hi guys. I recently got a t-tapp DVD on ebay, but it has no instructional DVD, and I'm having a time getting along without really knowing what I'm doing. Is there anyone who would be willing to let me borrow an instructional DVD for the Total Workout Plus temporarily? I would be happy to pay shipping both ways and limit the time frame to three months max. What do you think? I'm in MI.
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: cecac July 12, 2007, 07:06:34 AM
Thanks everyone for the encouragement.  I am trying to just forget about weight--but I still panic (particularly if I were to get pregnant again because that's 40-50 pounds I'll have to lose).  That is the real reason that I'd like to see about 8-10 pounds off.  I have been tempted to try that 3-day diet thing, but I am feeling so good after about 5 years of yucky health that I absolutely refuse to eat in such a way that I may get hungry and weak.  That would trip the adrenals.  So, I guess I'll just enjoy the health & not worry about it.  I do appreciate you all chiming in to encourage me to do just that.  My husband's doing the same thing over here!!

I think next time I get curious I'll just do the BMI. 

Dara--I have the very DVD you're needing and I wish I could send it to you for a bit but I don't think I could do my workout without it.  You know what, though?  I do have a DVD that came with the book, and it has hoe downs and a stomach exercise.  Would seeing the hoe downs do you any good?  I could send that one.

Blessings,
Cara
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: dara July 12, 2007, 08:01:48 AM
Cara- thanks, but I was able to see those from the library book. Thanks though!
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: westernmama July 12, 2007, 11:29:36 AM
Hi guys. I recently got a t-tapp DVD on ebay, but it has no instructional DVD, and I'm having a time getting along without really knowing what I'm doing. Is there anyone who would be willing to let me borrow an instructional DVD for the Total Workout Plus temporarily? I would be happy to pay shipping both ways and limit the time frame to three months max. What do you think? I'm in MI.

Are you asking for the Total Workout or the Basic Workout Plus instructional?
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: dara July 12, 2007, 02:04:18 PM
Total Workout. And only if somebody's comfortable lending it temporarily...
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: westernmama July 12, 2007, 04:29:20 PM
Dara, if you pm me with your address I'll lend you mine. I am actually only doing the BWO+ right now because of the time issue - too busy.  And I am doing it from the audio cd, which also contains the TWO.  So I'd be happy to let you borrow mine until you've learned the moves. 

Kendra
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: dara July 13, 2007, 04:36:08 AM
PMed ya... (thanks!)
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: Pennie July 13, 2007, 07:29:25 AM
Just thought I would say.....I'm still tapping.  B/t tapping and doing the MC, I have lost 18.5 inches in about 19 days.  I went back to the ND yesterday and she said I did awesome on the weightloss.  I went from 31% body fat to 27%.  She said that is HUGE.  SO, the weight I lost she said was FAT.  Yay!!  ;D  I am still just doing OIP/HF, BWO+ and lunges.  When I get that down I might move on but time is an issue.  My husband bought me some capris at the beginning of July.  They were 12/14 and now they are already too big.  Thank goodness they tie or I woudln't be able to keep them on.  I'm just excited so please don't take this a "bragging"  When I first started I absolutely hated the ttapp twist.  It was just SO SO hard.  Now it is one of my favorites.  I love leaning over and being able to tell my legs are smaller.  :)  My face gets hot instantly with the OIP.  So I know I am detoxing when I do that too.  I am really liking it and my husband is REALLY likeing the way I look!!   ;)  I have 25 more pounds to go.........My shoulder joints still pop alot but my chiro said that could just be ligaments and I guess that won't get better.  My thyroid supp is helping my thyroid and I did get  new supp for my adrenals b/c they are a little low but things are improving!!  ;D
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: skelliott2 July 13, 2007, 08:22:38 AM
Pennie, that is SO AWSOME!  Congratulations!  My mother started T-tapping when she came to see me two weeks ago.  She did the BWO+ for two weeks, and lost 9 inches!  Now, my whole family is excited about it.  Thanks to all of you for telling us about T-Tapp.
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: westernmama July 13, 2007, 09:58:41 AM
Just thought I would say.....I'm still tapping.  B/t tapping and doing the MC, I have lost 18.5 inches in about 19 days.  I went back to the ND yesterday and she said I did awesome on the weightloss.  I went from 31% body fat to 27%.  She said that is HUGE.  SO, the weight I lost she said was FAT.  Yay!!  ;D  I am still just doing OIP/HF, BWO+ and lunges.  When I get that down I might move on but time is an issue.  My husband bought me some capris at the beginning of July.  They were 12/14 and now they are already too big.  Thank goodness they tie or I woudln't be able to keep them on.  I'm just excited so please don't take this a "bragging"  . . . .

Bragging?!! Are you kidding?  We need more ladies to brag a little to keep the rest of us motivated.  ;D  So please don't feel bad - I loved your post.  I myself am down a couple pounds and I've only been doing BWO+ 2-3 times per week lately.   I've also been trying to not eat between supper and bedtime.  They say that's when the food you eat is turned into fat because you aren't active and using it as fuel.

Keep it up!  You're doing great as well as inspiring the rest of us.
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: NotLuckyButBlessed July 16, 2007, 11:53:59 AM


I second the "bragging". I need to see lots of it to convince me that it is worth spending the money my hubby works hard to earn!
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: Mrs. B July 16, 2007, 01:27:39 PM
The bragging is good motivation for me....I can't let you pass me up now, can I?   ;)
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: AllinHisTime July 16, 2007, 08:12:07 PM
Just thought I would say.....I'm still tapping.  B/t tapping and doing the MC, I have lost 18.5 inches in about 19 days.  I went back to the ND yesterday and she said I did awesome on the weightloss.  I went from 31% body fat to 27%.  She said that is HUGE.  SO, the weight I lost she said was FAT.  Yay!!  ;D  I am still just doing OIP/HF, BWO+ and lunges.  When I get that down I might move on but time is an issue.  My husband bought me some capris at the beginning of July.  They were 12/14 and now they are already too big.  Thank goodness they tie or I woudln't be able to keep them on.  I'm just excited so please don't take this a "bragging"  When I first started I absolutely hated the ttapp twist.  It was just SO SO hard.  Now it is one of my favorites.  I love leaning over and being able to tell my legs are smaller.  :)  My face gets hot instantly with the OIP.  So I know I am detoxing when I do that too.  I am really liking it and my husband is REALLY likeing the way I look!!   ;)  I have 25 more pounds to go.........My shoulder joints still pop alot but my chiro said that could just be ligaments and I guess that won't get better.  My thyroid supp is helping my thyroid and I did get  new supp for my adrenals b/c they are a little low but things are improving!!  ;D

You are such an inspiration to me!!  I've been sort of "watching" you on and off with this t-tapp stuff, seeing how you do with it. I was skeptical at first and cautious, not sure if this would work for me and more importantly, not wanting to get my hopes up about another product again only to feel like a failure when it didn't work.  (like what has happened on several occasions) You were facing the same "body struggles" I faced and so I saw us as being alike in how we felt about our post-children bodies.  I am still trying for another one and know the weight and hormonal imbalance is hindering.

I am so happy to see you've gotten such great results!  I've yet to learn OIP/HF, even though I've read it a million times on the t-tapp website.  I guess I'll have to head over to sell/buy/trade thread and beg an instructional video off of someone!!! LOL!

Please keep giving the updates...it truly helps me :)
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: bizymum July 17, 2007, 02:48:52 AM
Well, I've maintained the inch loss from our bootcamp a while back.  But yesterday I started a 5 day bootcamp doing TWO.  I'm really trying to trim down for our trip Aug 1st.  I had done BWO+, OIP/HF, and TTN during bootcamp before and had lost 4 1/2 inches.  I don't have a whole lot left to loose, but I'm going for it anyway.  I'm so vain, but I really want to look good when I see my husbands family.  I've always been the short chubby one, they're all long and lean, like models!  :P  It can be a little intimidating for a girl like me who has always struggled with weight and body image!  But I love them to pieces, we all get along great, I've got the best in-laws in the world!!
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: mexmarr July 17, 2007, 03:28:32 AM
Deep Discount Tuesday!!!  30% off your entire T-Tapp order!!!  Today only!!!
http://forum.t-tapp.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=60027 (http://forum.t-tapp.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=60027)
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: natural July 17, 2007, 07:14:36 AM
[I am so happy to see you've gotten such great results!  I've yet to learn OIP/HF, even though I've read it a million times on the t-tapp website.  I guess I'll have to head over to sell/buy/trade thread and beg an instructional video off of someone!!! LOL!

Please keep giving the updates...it truly helps me :)

AllinHisTime,
Actually these moves are on the dvd that comes with the book,,,I got mine from the library and kept it till I had those moves down. So far I have not even seen the HF in any if the Instructional 1 or 2 and not in Step Away either...the OIP is shown but in a standing way, not on the floor. I would say to go get the book and see what you think. It is so much different watching these moves on dvd than reading them, but there are a few areas which I am glad I read the book first.
Sandra
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: mexmarr July 17, 2007, 08:23:32 AM
Deep Discount Tuesday!!!  30% off your entire T-Tapp order!!!  Today only!!!
http://forum.t-tapp.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=60027 (http://forum.t-tapp.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=60027)

I got the Total Workout!! Yea!!!  I am so excited!!!   ;D ;D :D

I have been t-tapping using the MORE for 4 weeks, now.  I just took my measurements.  I have lost a total of 11 1/4 inches!!!  And MORE only has half the reps as the BWO+.  And the fat that I still have feels so much more firm and less flabby. 

I am becoming a T-Tapp advocate.  I even got my grandma to buy MORE.  ;)
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: NotLuckyButBlessed July 18, 2007, 01:12:37 PM
Deep Discount Tuesday!!!  30% off your entire T-Tapp order!!!  Today only!!!
http://forum.t-tapp.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=60027 (http://forum.t-tapp.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=60027)

My computer was out of comission and I just got it back so missed this. Please do post again if there is another sale!
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: cecac July 18, 2007, 01:52:36 PM
Hello mexmarr,

With the MORE, do you use your knees at all?  My sister-in-law wanted to look into tapp, but both of her knees have had surgery the past few years, and her doctors won't even let her walk for exercise.  Only bicycle.  I told her last night that I didn't think she could do BWO (you know, bend and tuck).

Anyway, do you think it would be worth it for her to look into?

Thanks,
Cara
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: hsink July 20, 2007, 10:44:12 AM
So how is everyone getting along? Seems like summer is a hard time for me to get workouts in per se. I do more yardwork and garden stuff and have just been getting in BWO now and then during the last week. I have been glad to see that I have been able to maintain my inch loss. Finally made it into the double digits a week or so ago with a total inch loss of 12 in. in the last seven and 1/2 months...can anyone say SLOW LOSER???  Hope you are all getting along good with T-tapp if you have tried it out.  I am excited that my sis-in-law and Mom (who has weak muscles due to an auto immune disease) are getting started with tapping. 

Also bumping for this  question? I was thinking that MORE is similar to TWO with fewer reps and some modifications to the exercises??? You could always call the office at T-tapp they are very helpful.
Hello mexmarr,

With the MORE, do you use your knees at all?  My sister-in-law wanted to look into tapp, but both of her knees have had surgery the past few years, and her doctors won't even let her walk for exercise.  Only bicycle.  I told her last night that I didn't think she could do BWO (you know, bend and tuck).

Anyway, do you think it would be worth it for her to look into?

Thanks,
Cara

Have a great day ladies,

Holly
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: T July 22, 2007, 02:37:18 AM
Just got my DVD's and haven't even looked at them yet.  I came home from  visiting my parents with a kidney infection so I may not be able to do anything for a few days.  Question:  The instructor that took my order said I'd get coupons with my DVDs in case I wanted to order something else within 30 days.  I don't see them.  Are they 'on' the video?  I was considering getting Step Away with them.  Anyone know where they are?

Don't forget Cara's knee question!   
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: cecac July 22, 2007, 10:23:18 AM
Thanks ya'll for bumping for me.

My coupon came after I bought BWOplus.  It came in the mail separately from the DVD I bought online.  I will have to call the office to order and get my discount.  Mine ends in early August, so I am still thinking for a few days.  I may get TWO for a later time.

I mainly do this because I'm the mom of 9 kids, all at home and homeschooling, and I was just totally not motivated to do anything but walk occasionally.  I now get up early, do BWOplus in less than 15 minutes, have a cup of tea and read my Bible, (and drip sweat :D) and then get started with my little ones.  I don't let them get out of bed until I'm done.  I feel good all day, with only about 30-40 minute nap in the afternoon.  I can eat a little bit of complex carbs in a day without the insulin resistance crashes I was experiencing.

All of this is not completely t-tapp, but it's part of it.  I also like the bone density insurance I get for the amount of time I spend doing it.  I don't measure inches except in my waist.  Earlier in this thread I shared about getting bogged down due to no weight loss.  I am trying to get in the habit of not worrying about it.  I think I am tighter, and I am stronger.

Oh, I am signed up on the t-tapp website.  I am Very impressed with that.  I was having some back pain and e-mailed in--an experienced t-tapp trainer answered my questions very quickly.  I appreciate that type of support.  I will also go to that site and ask the knee question.  Also, I'm having PMS 10 days before my menstual, so I may ask (or I'd love to hear from ya'll) if I could do anything else for horomone balance.  I'm new to this PMS thing, it started after a miscarriage 5 months ago.  I'd rather exercise than do something medical, but....

So I'm on to week three with five days on, two days off BWOplus.

Bend & Tuck, tuck, tuck, Yes You Can, Have a great day (smile),
Cara
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: mexmarr July 22, 2007, 11:54:59 AM
Also bumping for this  question? I was thinking that MORE is similar to TWO with fewer reps and some modifications to the exercises??? You could always call the office at T-tapp they are very helpful.
Hello mexmarr,

With the MORE, do you use your knees at all?  My sister-in-law wanted to look into tapp, but both of her knees have had surgery the past few years, and her doctors won't even let her walk for exercise.  Only bicycle.  I told her last night that I didn't think she could do BWO (you know, bend and tuck).

Anyway, do you think it would be worth it for her to look into?

Thanks,
Cara


Sorry I didn't see this before now.  I haven't been on much.

The MORE workout contains all the moves from BWO+ plus two moves from the Total, balance and lunges.   They are done at a slower rate and only half the reps, and some are modified.  It does use your knees.  You do "bend and tuck."  However, if you buy the MORE 4 in 1, you get 3 additional short workouts.  CHAIR, BROOM, and STEP AWAY.  The CHAIR and BROOM sections would be excellent options for your SIL, I think.  Together they would be about 15 minutes.

Unfortunately, you can't buy it without buying the whole package, with is like $60, but it could be worth it to her to have a good exercisr that she could do.  And who knows, maybe she would work up to being able to do the MORE someday.
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: cecac July 22, 2007, 12:50:58 PM
Thank you Mexmarr!!  I'll pass it on to SIL. 

Blessings,
Cara
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: westernmama July 25, 2007, 06:31:28 AM
Also, I'm having PMS 10 days before my menstual, so I may ask (or I'd love to hear from ya'll) if I could do anything else for horomone balance.  I'm new to this PMS thing, it started after a miscarriage 5 months ago.  I'd rather exercise than do something medical, but....
Cara

Cara, I'd recommend the herbs vitex(chasteberry) and red raspberry leaves for hormonal balance.  I also think that ttapp can help with hormone balance as well.  Sounds like you're doing great - I really admire you for getting up early to exercise and do devotions.  I always crave a little more sleep in the morning.  :-\ 

As for ttapping in the summer, I know what you mean, Holly.  I'd rather be outdoors than stuck inside for an hour.  But I couldn't complete the 3 day diet yesterday, so I consoled myself by doing TWO for an hour.  Ughh, I am rather sore.  I hadn't done TWO in several weeks - maybe even a whole month.  :o  But it did make me feel really good.  That's one of the things I really like about ttapp - the "feel good" part of it is true!!
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: mexmarr July 31, 2007, 03:17:51 AM
Hi everybody,

I have been t-tapping for a total of six weeks now.  I have lost 15 1/4 inches!!! ;D ;D ;D

I started out doing MORE.  I am glad I started with that because I was able to do it, and the success motivated me.  After a month I decided to invest in the Total Workout.  I started with Instructional 1 last week and moved to BWO+ after a few days.  It didn't take me long because I was already familiar with the moves from MORE

Yesterday I did Instructional 2 for the first time.  Wow, what a killer.  I am not didn't used to be a sweater, but I was pouring.  I am going to do a bootcamp with BWO+ and Instructional 2.  Day One down, 3 to go.
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: NotLuckyButBlessed July 31, 2007, 04:54:58 AM
I am going to buy T-Tapp this week but am having a hard time deciding which things to buy. I am in okay shape, was working out consistently for over 3 years before I became pg with 9mo.I need to lose about 30 pounds.

I was planning to buy the Total Workout but I don't know what is what...maybe MORE would be better? I don't want to pay shipping twice and want to invest the least money I can -- but have it take me through for quite awhile. Any advice?
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: mexmarr July 31, 2007, 05:18:29 AM
I am going to buy T-Tapp this week but am having a hard time deciding which things to buy. I am in okay shape, was working out consistently for over 3 years before I became pg with 9mo.I need to lose about 30 pounds.

I was planning to buy the Total Workout but I don't know what is what...maybe MORE would be better? I don't want to pay shipping twice and want to invest the least money I can -- but have it take me through for quite awhile. Any advice?

 I would also recommend that you get the Total Workout.  I have both and from what you said, I think that you will have no problem working up to the Total. 

On the other hand, if you have the money, getting both is not a waste.  The Instructionals on MORE are so much more explicative, and have done MORE helps me understand the other better.  And I love the additional short workouts on the 4 in 1 MORE, only 7-8 minutes each. 

But if you just get one, go with the Total. It has the BWO+, so you can alternate between the longer workout and the 15 monute workout.
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: mexmarr July 31, 2007, 10:22:12 AM
Exciting news! ;D ;D ;D

I was just asked to do a testimonial for the t-tapp website.  Won't that be fun!  I'll post a link when they post it, and then you can see a picture of me that isn't so tiny. ;)

What great motivation to keep going!

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: cecac July 31, 2007, 10:48:08 AM
Congratulations mexmarr!! :) :)
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: Mrs. B July 31, 2007, 03:00:00 PM
Congrats Mexmarr!!!
I have really fallen off of the exercise wagon lately, and am trying to get motivated again. 
We do school year round with a month off here and there, and whenever we have school it seems that my exercise is the first thing to be dropped.  We took off May and I did a bootcamp then, but I have done very little (like a day a week) since then.  We are off school for the month of August and I am hoping to do another bootcamp possibly. 
The good part is that I have been eating better and I have lost 10 of the 25 pounds that I was wanting to lose. 
I need to just make this a priority the rest of the time, but it seems that there are only so many hours in the day and I am running out of steam. 
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: hsink July 31, 2007, 06:32:09 PM
Exciting news! ;D ;D ;D

I was just asked to do a testimonial for the t-tapp website.  Won't that be fun!  I'll post a link when they post it, and then you can see a picture of me that isn't so tiny. ;)

What great motivation to keep going!



Congrats...I will look forward to reading it!  I'm plugging away doing what I can but morning sickness that comes and goes all day is putting a not so little kink in things around here.
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: NotLuckyButBlessed August 02, 2007, 07:43:49 AM
Thank you everybody for your input. Is bootcamp on TWO?

Congrats Mexmarr! You will have to post a link when it is up:)
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: westernmama August 02, 2007, 09:11:40 AM
I'm plugging away doing what I can but morning sickness that comes and goes all day is putting a not so little kink in things around here.

WHAT?!!!  :o :o ;D ;D  Congratulations, Holly!  What is this, #4?  Have fun and hope everything goes well for you!!

Kendra
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: AgainstTheGrain August 07, 2007, 06:26:41 PM
I'm plugging away doing what I can but morning sickness that comes and goes all day is putting a not so little kink in things around here.
WHAT?!!!  :o :o ;D ;D  Congratulations, Holly!  What is this, #4?  Have fun and hope everything goes well for you!!
Kendra

I did the same thin! ;D :D
WHAT?!?!!! :o  Did we know this?    Congratulations Holly!! 4 is just starting to get fun!! I honestly think 4 was easier than 3 (depending on the ages).  Keep tapping as long as you can!!
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: hsink August 08, 2007, 04:30:18 AM
I'm plugging away doing what I can but morning sickness that comes and goes all day is putting a not so little kink in things around here.
WHAT?!!!  :o :o ;D ;D  Congratulations, Holly!  What is this, #4?  Have fun and hope everything goes well for you!!
Kendra

I did the same thin! ;D :D
WHAT?!?!!! :o  Did we know this?    Congratulations Holly!! 4 is just starting to get fun!! I honestly think 4 was easier than 3 (depending on the ages).  Keep tapping as long as you can!!

No you probably didn't know this...I am only 6 wks. The thing is I haven't been able to tapp for 2 wks now...I have tried and lets just say it was not pretty >:( So I will do what I can and hopefully I can pick it back up as soon as I get to feeling better. We are very excited about #4 and I have a lot of help from my boys. I have found that when I can tapp I am better off doing SATI than BWO+. Somehow I can get into it and work hard without overdoing it...so we will see? I am in a wedding at 15 wks so I really am hoping to be able to exercise and feel good by then. At this point I am not keeping down enough food to gain any weight. I am anxious to see how this pregnancy goes with t-tapp. I have never exercised faithfully through any of my pregnancies and to end up where I was when I delivered #3 I would have to gain 50lbs...let's just say that I am pretty determined not to let that happen. Good thing is that healthy food is what sounds good and stays down better than spicy or junk food. Okay so this isn't all t-tapp related.....
And ATG- you got a new picture  :D
Kendra-we have to take care of the 2008 grandchild since my parents have one every year since Andrew was born in 2000  ;D

Holly
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: AgainstTheGrain August 08, 2007, 05:46:12 AM
I was just wondering about Mexmarrs success story on Ttapp.  I have been over there many times and the stories never change.  Am I missing something.   From the time I started up to now it seems like I never see any new success stories.  ??

Pennie - If you scroll down the main T-Tapp page, there's a Tuesday Testimonial link and they actually have a new testimony EVERY Tuesday!!
Here's the link for ya! ;) ;D  Enjoy reading - they are motivating!!
http://www.t-tapp.com/success/testimonial-tuesday.asp (http://www.t-tapp.com/success/testimonial-tuesday.asp)

Holly - hang in there! ;) If SATI is all you can do, then that's good enough! :-*
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: mexmarr August 08, 2007, 06:16:12 AM
I was just wondering about Mexmarrs success story on Ttapp.  I have been over there many times and the stories never change.  Am I missing something.   From the time I started up to now it seems like I never see any new success stories.  ??

My story is not up yet, but they did acknowlege that they received it.  Don't worry, I'll be sure to post a link when it does.  Then you will get to see what I look like!  :o 

Oh, and it is every other Tuesday that they add new stories.  I don't know if mine is next in line or not.
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: Pennie August 13, 2007, 09:12:15 AM
wow, there is a ttapp event in my city august 25th.   
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: AllinHisTime August 13, 2007, 10:40:51 AM
I'm plugging away doing what I can but morning sickness that comes and goes all day is putting a not so little kink in things around here.
WHAT?!!!  :o :o ;D ;D  Congratulations, Holly!  What is this, #4?  Have fun and hope everything goes well for you!!
Kendra

Congrats!!  you and I are the same both at 6 weeks along!  I have not been able to excercise for the past 2 weeks either due to nausea and extreme heat w/no A/C. 

ATG....it is still safe to do BWO+HD, right?  Could I keep this up throughout the pregnancy? I really cannot afford to gain much weight.  seriously can't afford it.  I was doing so good working out and losing inches and weight and boom....I got preggo!  Did you do the T-tpp for pregnancy, if so, how did you like it?
I did the same thin! ;D :D
WHAT?!?!!! :o  Did we know this?    Congratulations Holly!! 4 is just starting to get fun!! I honestly think 4 was easier than 3 (depending on the ages).  Keep tapping as long as you can!!

No you probably didn't know this...I am only 6 wks. The thing is I haven't been able to tapp for 2 wks now...I have tried and lets just say it was not pretty >:( So I will do what I can and hopefully I can pick it back up as soon as I get to feeling better. We are very excited about #4 and I have a lot of help from my boys. I have found that when I can tapp I am better off doing SATI than BWO+. Somehow I can get into it and work hard without overdoing it...so we will see? I am in a wedding at 15 wks so I really am hoping to be able to exercise and feel good by then. At this point I am not keeping down enough food to gain any weight. I am anxious to see how this pregnancy goes with t-tapp. I have never exercised faithfully through any of my pregnancies and to end up where I was when I delivered #3 I would have to gain 50lbs...let's just say that I am pretty determined not to let that happen. Good thing is that healthy food is what sounds good and stays down better than spicy or junk food. Okay so this isn't all t-tapp related.....
And ATG- you got a new picture  :D
Kendra-we have to take care of the 2008 grandchild since my parents have one every year since Andrew was born in 2000  ;D

Holly
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: EverLearning August 16, 2007, 10:05:55 AM
Just thought I would update my progress here in hopes of encouraging someone.  I started a few try-before-you-buy moves at the end of April, then bought the DVD and started doing the TWO the first week of June.  Since that time, I have lost 19.5"!!  I am so excited.  I didn't think I could lose (because of my age and # of pregnancies and past failures), but it is working!  For awhile there, I felt I was almost obsessed with my diet and exercising and I didn't want it to be like that.  I recently made the decision to: 1. Eat only healthy foods at home, 2. Allow myself occasional treats at get-togethers, 3. Do the TWO three days a week.  Other than those things, I want to forget about food and exercise.  (Hope that makes sense.)  I just don't want to be always wrapped up in what I can and can't eat and wake up every day deciding whether to exercise or not.  So... after all that, I really feel God has blessed my efforts.  I still haven't lost ANY of the 15 lbs. I would like to lose, but I figure I'm about 3-4" smaller in diameter from my armpits to my thighs as a result of T-tapping.  I'm so thankful I read about it here and pursued it when I was so desperately looking for ways to get back in shape.
Amy
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: queentea August 16, 2007, 10:09:12 AM
Just thought I would update my progress here in hopes of encouraging someone.  I started a few try-before-you-buy moves at the end of April, then bought the DVD and started doing the TWO the first week of June.  Since that time, I have lost 19.5"!!  I am so excited.  I didn't think I could lose (because of my age and # of pregnancies and past failures), but it is working!  For awhile there, I felt I was almost obsessed with my diet and exercising and I didn't want it to be like that.  I recently made the decision to: 1. Eat only healthy foods at home, 2. Allow myself occasional treats at get-togethers, 3. Do the TWO three days a week.  Other than those things, I want to forget about food and exercise.  (Hope that makes sense.)  I just don't want to be always wrapped up in what I can and can't eat and wake up every day deciding whether to exercise or not.  So... after all that, I really feel God has blessed my efforts.  I still haven't lost ANY of the 15 lbs. I would like to lose, but I figure I'm about 3-4" smaller in diameter from my armpits to my thighs as a result of T-tapping.  I'm so thankful I read about it here and pursued it when I was so desperately looking for ways to get back in shape.
Amy

WOW that is totally awesome....encouraging too....I hope to get started again after we move and the craziness is down to it's normal crazy level!
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: Pennie August 17, 2007, 04:49:07 AM
It is VERY hard to concentrate on form when your 1 1/2 yr old is looking down at you and then pushing her face as hard as she can your face and then lays her fat baby belly across your face and laughs b/c it tickles.  :)  I was TRYING to put my organs in place.   :D ;D
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: Nickole August 17, 2007, 04:58:40 AM
It is VERY hard to concentrate on form when your 1 1/2 yr old is looking down at you and then pushing her face as hard as she can your face and then lays her fat baby belly across your face and laughs b/c it tickles.  :)  I was TRYING to put my organs in place.   :D ;D

Ha ha, EVERY time I lay down to do OIP, my almost 2 year old thinks it's wrestle time and climbs all over me.  And she likes to run through my legs during many of the moves.   ::)
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: Pennie August 17, 2007, 05:09:04 AM
It is VERY hard to concentrate on form when your 1 1/2 yr old is looking down at you and then pushing her face as hard as she can your face and then lays her fat baby belly across your face and laughs b/c it tickles.  :)  I was TRYING to put my organs in place.   :D ;D

Ha ha, EVERY time I lay down to do OIP, my almost 2 year old thinks it's wrestle time and climbs all over me.  And she likes to run through my legs during many of the moves.   ::)
yes, she did that next.  The she was just laying b/t my legs resting her head in her hands on her elbows like she was watching a really interesting show.   ;D  As distracting as it is I really don't mind.  I was thinking it's a good thing we just stay in one place instead of running and kicking and stuff.   :D ;D
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: mexmarr August 17, 2007, 06:12:49 AM
It is VERY hard to concentrate on form when your 1 1/2 yr old is looking down at you and then pushing her face as hard as she can your face and then lays her fat baby belly across your face and laughs b/c it tickles.  :)  I was TRYING to put my organs in place.   :D ;D

Ha ha, EVERY time I lay down to do OIP, my almost 2 year old thinks it's wrestle time and climbs all over me.  And she likes to run through my legs during many of the moves.   ::)

LOL, this is what my daughter does, too. 

Do any of you guys go to the home page on the t-tapp site?  www.t-tapp.com (http://www.t-tapp.com)  Every 10 days they have a drawing and give away 10 wo rkouts.  You have to re-enter each time.  I had been putting my name in for about a months, and I WON!!!  They gave me a long list to choose from.  Most are VHS, but they do have the second part of the Total Workout on DVD, so if you have the BWO+, this would be a great way to upgrade.  Winners can't win again for another year, so I bet if y'all entered every time you would win soon enough.  The drawing are in the 10th, 20th and 30th of each month. 
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: leslieincali August 17, 2007, 06:55:27 AM
Hi guys! I have not read all 19 pages so please forgive me if someone has asked this. When I do the hoe downs to the side(kwim?), my hip joints pop. It is not painful just irritating. Has anyone experienced this, kept at it and had this resolve itself/go away!  I have arthritis symptoms in my fingers, ankles and knees as well. I'm 35! :o
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: Pennie August 17, 2007, 07:12:47 AM
Hi guys! I have not read all 19 pages so please forgive me if someone has asked this. When I do the hoe downs to the side(kwim?), my hip joints pop. It is not painful just irritating. Has anyone experienced this, kept at it and had this resolve itself/go away!  I have arthritis symptoms in my fingers, ankles and knees as well. I'm 35! :o
Hm, I will be 35 in sept and I pop all over.  I have a place in my back that pops every time I do anything with my right leg and on the twists and anything with my arms my shoulder joints pop.  Like you it doesn't hurt but is very irritating.  Someone on the ttapp boards said popping is pretty normal. I thought it would go away but it hasn't.  My chiro said it could be ligaments. He did something to my arm but the popping continues.   :-\
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: T August 17, 2007, 01:21:16 PM
My whole body pops every time I stand up (especially my butt and hips) LOL!  I'm 43 and have arthritis symptoms in all those places, too but they are better since I have done some cleansing and eating differently.  My little guy (4YO) walks behind me only when I'm doing the back kicks.  Why do they always know when the dangerous stuff is coming?
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: Nickole August 17, 2007, 01:50:34 PM
Hi guys! I have not read all 19 pages so please forgive me if someone has asked this. When I do the hoe downs to the side(kwim?), my hip joints pop. It is not painful just irritating. Has anyone experienced this, kept at it and had this resolve itself/go away!  I have arthritis symptoms in my fingers, ankles and knees as well. I'm 35! :o
Hm, I will be 35 in sept and I pop all over.  I have a place in my back that pops every time I do anything with my right leg and on the twists and anything with my arms my shoulder joints pop.  Like you it doesn't hurt but is very irritating.  Someone on the ttapp boards said popping is pretty normal. I thought it would go away but it hasn't.  My chiro said it could be ligaments. He did something to my arm but the popping continues.   :-\

I pop too - and I read the forums and everyone there is saying that as long as you don't have pain, it's A-OKAY.  ;)
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: lotsaboys August 17, 2007, 02:06:28 PM
  My little guy (4YO) walks behind me only when I'm doing the back kicks.  Why do they always know when the dangerous stuff is coming?

I don't know the "moves" of T-Tapp, but I'm trying to picture this! ;D LOL!
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: T August 17, 2007, 04:02:58 PM
  My little guy (4YO) walks behind me only when I'm doing the back kicks.  Why do they always know when the dangerous stuff is coming?

I don't know the "moves" of T-Tapp, but I'm trying to picture this! ;D LOL!

So far he still has all his teeth!  It's like when something naughty happens and that's the only time the kids are paying attention...seems he's not in the room until he can get hurt...too busy playing light sabres with his big brother till then! 
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: cecac August 18, 2007, 04:54:01 AM
Hey everyone,

I'm sorta bummed right now because due to glandular weekness and stuff with horomones I can't do my workout.  If I do, I can't function for all the other stuff I have to do around here, and that makes real trouble.

Anyway, I wanted to share one tip I stumbled upon with T-Tapp:  For those of us with glandular weekness trouble and blood sugar issues, if doing your T-Tapp causes you to get dizzy or weak afterwards, you can get a quart of water and put 1/4 of a teaspoon good sea salt in it, and it might help.  I did this a couple of times before I had to quit, and my energy level stayed up with no dizziness.  I did not down the whole quart at once, but I didn't sip it either ;).

Blessings,
Cara
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: mexmarr August 27, 2007, 09:17:45 AM
How are all the other t-tappers doing?  I just did my 10 week measurements.   I lost 6 1/2 inches in the last 2 weeks!  Woo Hoo!! ;D  That gives me a total of 21 3/4 inches.  I am happy about that.

I did Awesome Legs and Orgins in Place almost everyday these past two weeks, I boy am I seeing results.  I just got Tempo Lower Body.  I have done the floor part twice and boy, is it a KILLER.  I am hoping to see more results from it.
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: Mrs. B August 27, 2007, 09:35:54 AM
How are all the other t-tappers doing?  I just did my 10 week measurements.   I lost 6 1/2 inches in the last 2 weeks!  Woo Hoo!! ;D  That gives me a total of 21 3/4 inches.  I am happy about that.

I did Awesome Legs and Orgins in Place almost everyday these past two weeks, I boy am I seeing results.  I just got Tempo Lower Body.  I have done the floor part twice and boy, is it a KILLER.  I am hoping to see more results from it.
I'm glad to hear that you are still going strong.  I have slacked off so much the past 2 weeks and have only had one cardio workout the whole time. 
I hate tempo lower body...especially the floor part.  It is truly hard and pretty much just unpleasant on about every level IMO.  Maybe that's a sign I need to do it this week. 
We have taken the month off school and my kids are actually going to be at my parents' for a night this week.  I was actually considering a bootcamp of 4-5 days just to get back into the groove.  We take months off of school during Feb/May/Aug and I find that I can maintain inch/weight loss during the school year, but by doing a bootcamp in the off month I can get the pounds and inches off that I still need to...the fine tuning so to speak.
I need to get myself moving...the temps are below 100 degrees finally and I can't think of too many other excuses to not get going. 
Bootcamp for the week, anyone???
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: cecac August 27, 2007, 10:22:11 AM
Well, Mrs B, I'm not going to do a bootcamp, but I am going to try to get in 2-3 BWOs this week.  And then, maybe I'll do BWOplus in another week.  Unless, of course, you or someone else could provide ME with a couple of excuses.  I'm plum out of those ::).  On the other hand, I just might need a good kick in the backside......

I hope and pray you can do what you want to accomplish some good stuff.

Cara
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: Nickole August 27, 2007, 03:01:42 PM
What's tempo lower body?  How long?  Is it just for the lower body?  I am a short torso I think so my trouble area is my mid-section.  Just wondering if it would help, for some variety.     
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: Mrs. B August 27, 2007, 03:27:54 PM
What's tempo lower body?  How long?  Is it just for the lower body?  I am a short torso I think so my trouble area is my mid-section.  Just wondering if it would help, for some variety.     
Tempo lower body is pure evil....
It is a lower body workout that has 2 segments... a standing routine similar to the "regular" workout done in about 25 minutes with an emphasis on lower body...hips and legs mainly.
The second part is a floor workout that really focuses on hips and legs with some specific abd exercises.  This is also about 25 minutes.  They can be done as individual workouts or as a whole workout. 
I tend towards the long torso-short leg body type and carry more weight in my lower body.  It really works where I need it.... when I do it.
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: Nickole August 27, 2007, 03:43:08 PM
 
[/quote]Tempo lower body is pure evil....
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LOL!! 
Ok, so maybe I don't need it.  I have some slight saddlebags, but mostly my problem is the midsection.

Speaking of which, if this might help anyone, I looked on the forum a while back and found some tips for getting rid of hip pads (lower back fat), one being:  With torso twist, do TWO roll ups.  Boy you will feel it.  My hip pad area was actually sore a day after that first time I doubled the rollups.  So I knew it was targeting that area even more.  Just make SURE you keep that opposite leg pushing OUT or else the hip bad will get bigger  :o, so I have heard.  I love those forums. 

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: mexmarr August 28, 2007, 03:04:51 AM
Yes, it was hard, but I liked it!  I found it easier to get through than instructional 2.  Somehow, when you get to lay down to workout, it makes it seem easier.  It's the next day that really hurts!

The standing part takes moves from the Total and does then to tempo (less talking between stuff) It hasa few tweaks to focus of the lower body.  PBS is basicaly the same, exept that it has you raise the heel of one foot while you straighten the other leg.  I watched it, but haven't done it yet.  (well, did half of it yesterday, before I got interrupted, but I have only had it a week.)

As for doing the double roll ups, how does that work?  2 in the time T does one, or do you have to pause the dvd, or what?

Thanks,
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: Nickole August 28, 2007, 03:49:44 AM
As for doing the double roll ups, how does that work?  2 in the time T does one, or do you have to pause the dvd, or what?
Thanks,

You have enough time in the Total Workout to do 2 rollups b/c she does this sequence much slower here than in the BWO I have noticed.  So yeah, I basically go down-up-down-up and by the time I am up, she is too, and on we go....!  It feels so good to double up - I can just tell it's really working that area.  Another tip is to lock the lats throughout the workout (as much as you can anyway) - helps balance too.  And to think about locking the lats throughout your day.  I know that's hard but I try to.  It is supposed to help burn off that lower back fat - makes sense b/c when I lock my lats I can really feel that lower area tighten up, so I know it's engaged.  If that's the right word...  :-\  While driving or just sitting is a good time to remember to lock those lats. 

HTH!
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: AgainstTheGrain August 28, 2007, 07:12:49 AM
I actually am doing Tempo LB standing for my basic workout now. I wanted something more than BWO+, but do not have the time for TWO since it takes an hour. Tempo Standing I would call TWO on steroids :o  :-\ No breaks :P - that's why it faster - 25 minutes. Oh! I did forget that 10 second water bread she has in there :D But, unless I wait until my baby is down for his am nap, I rarely get through it without pausing  :P.

Mexmarr - I'm curious - when you said you see results from doing AL, where do  you see results? Upper thigh, lower thigh (above the knee), calf? I've been at a plateau in inch loss for a while and need to lose in that area and it just won't budge >:( So, I'm wondering if doing an AL bootcamp would help.
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: mexmarr August 28, 2007, 07:38:23 AM

Mexmarr - I'm curious - when you said you see results from doing AL, where do  you see results? Upper thigh, lower thigh (above the knee), calf?
All of the above! ;D  I lost 1/2 inch on each upper thigh, lower thigh and calf, total 3 inches in 2 weeks!  I think that I lost even more mid thigh, but I hadn't measured there.  The difference in those two weeks is very very noticible!!!! 

I did AL 2-5 times a day, six days a week, each time I did several sequences.   

I weighed 103 when I married 5 years ago, and lets just say that I don't any more.  I felt like my legs were so flabby and fat.  Yesterday my dh said, "wow, your legs are so toned!"  So, not only did I lose the three inches, the rest of the leg is so much firmer, even though it is still quite a bit biger than it used to be.

One tip, I really wasn't getting much from the part where you raise your legs with the ankles together.  I asked about it on the forum and this is what I learned.  When lifting the legs, push down as hard as you can with the leg on top, at the same time, push up as hard as you can with the leg on botton.  Wow, that puts that workout at a whole new level!!! 

Also, in the cross, cross, cross part, turning out your knees is essential.  Try it without tuning the knees out, and then with, and you will see a big difference.

Ok, so that was two tips, but those were what made my results!  Hope this helps
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: grocerygetter August 28, 2007, 07:42:35 AM
Mexmarr: you're starting to inspire me :) I may have to rethink my decision not to do TTapp and join a gym instead!
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: mexmarr August 28, 2007, 08:39:08 AM
Mexmarr: you're starting to inspire me :) I may have to rethink my decision not to do TTapp and join a gym instead!

I don't think that you would regret that! 

If you want some more inspiration,  my 3rd daughter is now 3 months old, born after 4 months bedrest.  My second daughter was born after 3 months bedrest, and I wasn't in this good of shape until a full year after her birth.  T-Tapp has done wonders for me.

I even got my Grandma t-tapping!  She just wrote to ask me what dvd to get next!  ;D
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: AgainstTheGrain August 28, 2007, 09:23:23 AM
I did AL 2-5 times a day, six days a week, each time I did several sequences. 

WOW!!  ;D :o ;D :o :D ;D :o

No wonder you lost 3"!! I'm inspired now!!
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: NotLuckyButBlessed August 31, 2007, 09:00:36 AM
Am I the only one that has had a hard time getting started on TTAPP?

I started a few days ago (thanks Mexmarr!) and it was alot harder to get it down than I thought. There are so many details about posture and position that I feel defeated almost before I start. I don't knwo if i am doing the mocves right with teh right positins, etc.

I will say that I have been sore each time I have done it so I know it is doing something.

I should also add that I have a problem with my knees. My kneecaps are pulled off the one side so it hurts to do the lunges, etc. because my kneecap isn't moving up and down in the place where it should be. This could be the source for some of my discouragement. ???
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: skelliott2 August 31, 2007, 09:18:48 AM
Oh no, please don't be discouraged!  I've been doing TTapp for about 3 months with GREAT results.  Will post those soon!  My mother (upper 50's) started soon after me.  She hasn't exercised in years, and didn't think she did it right at all.  But, she lost 9 inches in the first two weeks, and that was just with the BWO!  It DEFINITELY works, even when you're not great at it, or aren't doing the exercises perfectly.  Just keep going, do the best you can, and you'll improve a lot.  Also, be sure to measure, you'll like the changes...  ;D
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: NotLuckyButBlessed September 02, 2007, 04:31:12 PM
Thanks Skelliot. That does help. Did your mom do it once per day for those two weeks? Do you know how much she lost in her waist?

I was suprised at how sore I was and how hard it was to do the BWO Ins.1 and 2. I do think lots of it is because my knees are hurting so much.

Can anyone post how many inches they lost just in their waist? It would be easier for me to relate to that rather than an all over body inch loss.
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: skelliott2 September 02, 2007, 07:16:58 PM
I'm not sure where my mom lost exactly, but most of the inches were waist, stomach, and hips.  When I first started 3 months ago, all my initial loss was in my stomach (3 inches below belly button).  I lost 2 inches there in the first 2 weeks!!  It's now up to five!!!!  My waist took longer.  I've lost close to 2 inches in my waist now, but it took about 6 weeks for that to happen.  I've also lost 1 3/4 inches in my hips, and 1 1/2 in each arm and thigh!  My goal was to lose three inches off of my waist and hips (this would be pre-baby size), and I'm more than halfway there in only three months!!!

My mom did just the BWO with hoedowns every day for two weeks.  We took a break on Sunday,  so she worked out 12 days to get those results.  It's by far the most effective workout we've ever done!  If you keep going, it will show, and pretty quickly!!
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: NotLuckyButBlessed September 05, 2007, 10:31:10 AM
Thanks Skelliot. I have only done it twice so far. Once with BWO Inst 1 and once with that and part of Inst 2. I haven't gotten to hoedowns yet. My achin' knees! But I am determined. Thanks for the individual measurements, that does help.
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: Christian Faith September 05, 2007, 11:54:11 AM
I just got this book! I am so excited to try it out.
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: bizymum September 12, 2007, 02:26:40 AM
I just wanted to report that after a month and a half of NO exercise I maintained my inch loss!  But, I confess, I didn't feel nearly as strong or healthy as when I was exercising.  I did BWO+ last night.  I did alright until the Hoe Downs, then I got really winded and afterwards felt a little nauseous.  So I want to do BWO+ two more times this week and then start next week with a 6 day TWO Bootcamp.  I'd like to get down at least one more size..... ::)   
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: mexmarr September 24, 2007, 05:54:25 AM
I just measured.  I'm down another 4 1/2 inches!  ;D That makes a total of 26 1/4 inches lost in 14 weeks!  (4 inches in my waist)

Don't get discouraged!  It is far from easy, and my form is far from perfect.  The key is consistency!  Most weeks I do 4-5 workouts, most of those being BWO+.  I think that I did 3 w/o's 2 of the weeks, and did 6 a few weeks as well.  If you want to see results, just do it!  The more you do it, the more your form will improve.
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: hsink September 24, 2007, 06:30:26 AM
That's great mexmarr!!! I am hoping to get back to t-tapp this week after spending much of the last 7 weeks laying on my couch.  I was able to get out and walk a couple of times last week and was glad that I could step it up a notch with t-tapp technique. I am hoping to not gain so many inches/pounds this pregnancy by tapping...we will see in another 6 months where I end up. I totally agree with the consistency...when I tap regularly and give it my all  I see results.

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: Roehrmomma September 24, 2007, 07:00:45 AM
Did I read right that more is a good start out work your tail off one to get?I would like to get this very soon.

Mexmarr How tall are you to have weighed 103?? :o  Wow I was 125 on my wedding day and am 5 ft 1/2 inch tall.

Em
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: mexmarr September 24, 2007, 08:54:28 AM
Mexmarr How tall are you to have weighed 103?? :o  Wow I was 125 on my wedding day and am 5 ft 1/2 inch tall.

I'm 5 ft 4 1/2 inches.  So, 103 was TOO small.  But I do have a very small frame, and anything over 115 is just fat around my tummy and hips.  I'm down to 135, and today I put away my 16 jeans and got out the 14's.  I have a friend who weighs more than that and wears size 6.  Go figure!
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: natural October 12, 2007, 12:44:08 PM
Hey all i was surprised to see the lull here on this thread..how is t-tappin going?

I reached my goal and actually took a few weeks of break and I am still losing...this is an awesome program.
I redeemed my Habit Formers points and bought the HTF (Hit the Floor) dvd...I am watching it right now  :) hope to actually DO it in the am.

So what are the rest of you liking?

I have been enjoying SATI (Step Away the Inches) and Total work out.

Well, just thought I would check in. If you can, keep tapping, it really does work!
Sandra (natural)
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: mexmarr October 13, 2007, 04:29:51 AM
Did you get HTF done, Natural?  I did it this morning.  ;D  I do mostly BWO+, but I like to do HTF once a week or so.  I have had it about a month, and I realy like it.  I also have Tempo Lower Body.  The Floor part make HTF look like baby's play!  :o  Have you ever tried DD.  Ouch! That one makes me really hurt!!!  I sound like I am in labor when I do it.   ;)

I don't like SATI. I don't know, it gets old, I guess.  Boring, maybe?  But it is a great workout.  I do it about every other week.  I also to the Total every other week or so.  It is great.  I really like it, it is just too long.  I guess that I usually only do the second half when I do it.  The standing part on TLB takes the Total and shortens it to 25-30 minutes. They take out the easy stuff like Jazz twist, and it is one hard workout, but I like it because I am working hard, but for a sorter time.  They throw in one new move caled Gymnastic Stretch, but I can't do it, yet.  Not enough flexability.

I love Habit Formers.  This is my 17th week of t-tapping, and I have earned 17 points!  ;D  There are times that I did another workout just to ensure that I earned my points.

I got my 16 week measurements done on Monday.  I was down another 4 inches in 2 weeks.  ;D  That is 30 1/4  total inch loss.  I have also lost 3 pants sizes in that time! 

Come on out of the woodworks, the rest of you t-tappers.  We'd love to hear how it is going for you all.
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: AgainstTheGrain November 02, 2007, 06:32:07 PM
Isn't it interesting how a little $2 bonus makes you do one more workout to be sure you earned it for the week ;)  I'm there with you Mexmarr!!

I also like doing TLB Standing for the reason you said . . . and no gymnastics stretch for me either :o :P

With homeschooling 3 this year, and an almost 4yo and 16mo old - I'm lucky to get 3 BWO+'s done. I'm thinking I may do a 4 day Bootcamp over Thanksgiving, or a longer one between Christmas and New Years.

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: beesbabe November 05, 2007, 06:58:38 PM
A chiropracter might be able to help you with those knee caps. My daughter was having lots of pain in her knees, and they were out of place.

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: joychild24seven November 05, 2007, 07:43:35 PM
Coming out of the woodwork...

Here's my TTapp plan...

6 weeks of BWO+ daily (I've completed 2 so far)

1 week of TWO daily - Boot Camp

6 weeks of BWO+ daily and 20 min walk daily (maybe I'll get SATI)

Jog/Walk (or a different TTAP work out I don't have yet) MWF, TWO T/TH Recreational Exercise Sat/Sun (a short walk, hike, play in the snow, etc)

At LEAST doing BWO+ daily...

I'm not measuring because I used to work at Curves, and I HATE measuring.... but I do have jeans in my closet I can't possibly fit in right now, and I figure when they're baggy on me I'll know I've lost inches...

I have 100 lbs and about 8 to 10 clothing sizes to lose...

I don't want to miss my workouts right now because they give me so much energy. That's a plus for me!!!

I'll try to keep posting... it's nice to read that it's working so well for everyone else.  ;D
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: natural November 06, 2007, 03:24:49 AM
Did you get HTF done, Natural?  I did it this morning.  ;D  I do mostly BWO+, but I like to do HTF once a week or so.  I have had it about a month, and I realy like it.  I also have Tempo Lower Body.  The Floor part make HTF look like baby's play!  :o  Have you ever tried DD.  Ouch! That one makes me really hurt!!!  I sound like I am in labor when I do it.   ;)

I don't like SATI. I don't know, it gets old, I guess.  Boring, maybe?  But it is a great workout.  I do it about every other week.  I also to the Total every other week or so.  It is great.  I really like it, it is just too long.  I guess that I usually only do the second half when I do it.  The standing part on TLB takes the Total and shortens it to 25-30 minutes. They take out the easy stuff like Jazz twist, and it is one hard workout, but I like it because I am working hard, but for a sorter time.  They throw in one new move caled Gymnastic Stretch, but I can't do it, yet.  Not enough flexability.

I love Habit Formers.  This is my 17th week of t-tapping, and I have earned 17 points!  ;D  There are times that I did another workout just to ensure that I earned my points.

I got my 16 week measurements done on Monday.  I was down another 4 inches in 2 weeks.  ;D  That is 30 1/4  total inch loss.  I have also lost 3 pants sizes in that time! 

Come on out of the woodworks, the rest of you t-tappers.  We'd love to hear how it is going for you all.



HI there, I just saw this Mexx sorry, I tried the HTF once and I had pain in my tailbone for like 4-5 days after...I wrote this on the forum and got lots of replies...it is common and the way to help it is to double up your yoga mat --I am a little shy in trying this again but I will do it..

Sounds like you ladies are really doing great!! Keep it up, I too am homeschooling 3 and have a 6 month old, it is NOT easy that is for sure. ATG I hope you are able to get the wo's in over the Holidays!
Sandra (Natural)
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: Nickole November 06, 2007, 04:14:51 AM
I have realized that, like Mrs. B mentioned, I need more cardio to lose these last few inches.  Now that it is getting more chilly outside, and darker earlier, I am not sure how much longer I can keep up with taking walks/jogs.  What is a great T-tapp cardio DVD?  I know that TWO is cardio, but I need way more cardio than that.  I will still continue to do the TWO 2-3 times a week, but I need more intensity, apparently.     
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: Roehrmomma November 06, 2007, 05:09:15 AM
Exciting news! ;D ;D ;D

I was just asked to do a testimonial for the t-tapp website.  Won't that be fun!  I'll post a link when they post it, and then you can see a picture of me that isn't so tiny. ;)

What great motivation to keep going!



Have they used your testimony yet?Cant wait to read it!!And see the pics!

Em
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: brigonia November 06, 2007, 10:43:19 AM
I'm waiting also.
I gotta get back to tapping.  My clothes from last winter are tighter even though I feel I've lost some weight.  I just realized yesterday that I was tapping then and I'm not now and haven't since probably march.  Duh, it really was helping. 
So my goal is to do a pbs every day this week and get at least two bwo+ in next week. 
 :)
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: wifey November 06, 2007, 03:39:50 PM
Hi, I  just started the t-tapp workout on Friday and I really like it. I am just doing BWO+ 1 or 2 times a day. I ordered the other half of the workout and hope to be a little more ready to do it when it gets here. I love reading everyones experiences with T-tapp so please share and I will keep you posted on how it is going for me. I am also doing weight watchers so that should help me along also.  :)
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: skelliott2 November 06, 2007, 03:46:12 PM
Weight watchers and T-Tapp are a great combination!!  I did this for 3 months this summer, and lost 17 pounds!  I lost 2 /12 inches off of my hips, and 5 inches off my stomach!  I also lost 1 1/2 inches from each of my  thighs and arms.  I lost 2 dress sizes, and weigh less than when I got pregnant with my first son, 12 years ago!!  T-tapp is so great, I only did the TWO 3 times a week, and followed the weight watcher plan to get these results.  Have fun!!!
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: wifey November 11, 2007, 08:09:11 AM
I measured 1 week after doing basic which I am actually not suppose to but here it is.
Bust:-1 in.
Arm:+1/8 in.
Waist:-3.5 in.  YEAH!!! ;D   
Abs:-1 in.
Hips:+.25 in.
U.thi.:+.25 in.
L.thi.:1.5 in.
Calves: +1/8 in.

I Just finished my 2nd day of total with the instructions, I like doing this workout and am really encouraged even with the in. gain. I am expecting to lose it after completing a boot camp.
Mary
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: Mrs. B November 11, 2007, 08:43:54 AM
Yeah!!!!!  Just wait until you finish the next week!
I measured 1 week after doing basic which I am actually not suppose to but here it is.
Bust:-1 in.
Arm:+1/8 in.
Waist:-3.5 in.  YEAH!!! ;D   
Abs:-1 in.
Hips:+.25 in.
U.thi.:+.25 in.
L.thi.:1.5 in.
Calves: +1/8 in.

I Just finished my 2nd day of total with the instructions, I like doing this workout and am really encouraged even with the in. gain. I am expecting to lose it after completing a boot camp.
Mary

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: crystal November 11, 2007, 01:40:19 PM
Is it common to gain inches initially?  I have done at least BWO+ for that last 11 days and I swear that my thighs and hips are bigger! :P
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: Mrs. B November 11, 2007, 03:34:10 PM
Is it common to gain inches initially?  I have done at least BWO+ for that last 11 days and I swear that my thighs and hips are bigger! :P
If you are building muscle you could be somewhat bigger.  Measure and get specifics on where you really are.  The increased muscle will help you burn fat, so don't give up.  I find that most people initially gain this muscle and then the fat loss picks up or is just more noticable.
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: momto4girls November 19, 2007, 09:56:35 AM
Can one of you ladies help me out here.  I have read about the T-Tapp that everyone is talking of here.  I'm not intrested in it.  However, there is ONE thing I AM intrested in.  The T-Tapp vitamin K regiment.  I have read a couple of people used the vitamin K recommendations from the T-Tapp and had GREAT success getting rid of their dark circles. 

So could someone let me know what that regiment is?  What kid of vitamin K is recommended?  What is the dose that is recommended?  Any thing else you can come up with.  I will greatly appreciated it. :)
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: T November 19, 2007, 10:47:01 AM
I hadn't heard of a Vit. K regimen so I went to the T-Tapp web site and the Vit. B-12 spray says it helps reduce/eliminate dark circles.  Go to www.ttapp.com and pull up 'store' and look at B-12 Plus Spray and see if that is what you are looking for.  I haven't used it but I might be interested in it!  Please let us know if you use it and how it works!
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: momto4girls November 19, 2007, 11:05:28 AM
Thanx for your reply T.  Unfortunately that is not what I need. :-\  I'm looking for how to actually take the vitamin K to heal the dark circles from the inside out.  Not just skin deep.

I know people who have the T-Tapp program most likely know what I'm talking about.  If there is anybody out there who does, please let me know.  Thanx in advance.
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: Mrs. B November 19, 2007, 11:20:10 AM
I had also heard the Vit K link to under eye circles, but never in regard to T-Tapp.  I did a quick search on the ttapp forum and in an article by Theresa she actually states that research shows this to be a myth, and that vitamin B12 is actually much more helpful.  This is a rather old article IMO from 2000.
I have been doing ttapp for about 2 years and am by no means an expert; I have just never run across any ttapp info on taking vitamin K

I have recommended to friends who had this issue to make sure you are taking a good multivitamin that includes supperfoods.  The chorophyll and spirulina are great sources of vitamin K along with alfalfa and kelp.  Supermom or a comparable formula is a good choice.  Liver is also a good source, and you might consider the use of probiotics, kefir or yogurt if you are not already taking them daily. 
While it is a fat soluble vitamin, it is difficult to overdose/develop toxicity with natural forms of vit K
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: AgainstTheGrain November 28, 2007, 07:57:01 PM
I don't want to miss my workouts right now because they give me so much energy. That's a plus for me!!!
I'll try to keep posting... it's nice to read that it's working so well for everyone else.  ;D

You got the idea ;) I feel better now than I did 10 years ago when I was thinner and not working out! If you've ever been to the T-Tapp website, there's a great story there that will encourage you. I know Seffie personally, she has a heart of gold.  Check it out:
http://www.t-tapp.com/success/seffie/default.asp

What is a great T-tapp cardio DVD? 

Hey Nickole! It's been a while  :D  You want Step Away the Inches for cardio. Actually, there's a special right now if you get the Fit and Fabulous book you get the workout FREE. The book is really helpful with form if you don't already have it.



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: AgainstTheGrain November 28, 2007, 08:03:02 PM
I'm looking for how to actually take the vitamin K to heal the dark circles from the inside out.  Not just skin deep.

I agree with MrsB - I've been around T-Tapp for over 2 years also and have never heard of a vit k regimen  :-\. I know what helped the dark circles under my eyes - and my mom's as well (she recommended it to me) is skin brushing the face  :o If I remember right it has to do with the circulation of blood and brushing helps to distribute it so it doesn't pool under the eye.  Another thought could be allergies. One of my sons gets real dark circles when he's exposed to a lot of allergins.
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: joychild24seven November 28, 2007, 08:06:31 PM
I don't want to miss my workouts right now because they give me so much energy. That's a plus for me!!!
I'll try to keep posting... it's nice to read that it's working so well for everyone else.  ;D

You got the idea ;) I feel better now than I did 10 years ago when I was thinner and not working out! If you've ever been to the T-Tapp website, there's a great story there that will encourage you. I know Seffie personally, she has a heart of gold.  Check it out:
http://www.t-tapp.com/success/seffie/default.asp


Wow that is encouraging.... Three more days now and I will have done BWO+ Daily for 6 weeks. I don't know that I've lost any inches, or sizes, but I can feel some toned muscles under all of that fat!

Monday I start (Lord Willing!) a 7 day TWO boot camp. That will be fun.

I'm not changing much with my diet except to incorporate a LOT more veggies than I'm used to.

Even if I didn't lose weight/inches (I know that I will) I would still do this for the amazing amount of energy, flexibility, clarity of mind, etc. This has given me!

I LOVE TTAPP!  ;D
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: AgainstTheGrain November 28, 2007, 08:22:55 PM
Wow that is encouraging.... Three more days now and I will have done BWO+ Daily for 6 weeks. I don't know that I've lost any inches, or sizes, but I can feel some toned muscles under all of that fat!

Monday I start (Lord Willing!) a 7 day TWO boot camp. That will be fun.

Your enthusiasm is wonderful!! ;D  BUT, I want to caution you not to over-train ;)  Even doing BWO+ every day, you should take 1 total day of rest (it's a Genesis thing ;)) - the exception is when you're doing a bootcamp.  Remember Less is More.

Just checking - have you done Inst. #2 before?  If you haven't be prepared to possibly not get through it  :o  There is a BIG leap from Inst.#1 (BWO+) to Inst #2. It takes a LOT more strength.

I also encourage you to check out the T-Tapp boards - those gals are wonderfully encouraging!!
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: joychild24seven November 29, 2007, 07:06:19 AM

Your enthusiasm is wonderful!! ;D  BUT, I want to caution you not to over-train ;)  Even doing BWO+ every day, you should take 1 total day of rest (it's a Genesis thing ;)) - the exception is when you're doing a bootcamp.  Remember Less is More.

Just checking - have you done Inst. #2 before?  If you haven't be prepared to possibly not get through it  :o  There is a BIG leap from Inst.#1 (BWO+) to Inst #2. It takes a LOT more strength.


When I first got the Total Workout, I did the Inst. #1 for several weeks, and then I did the Inst. #2 for several weeks, and then I did an eleven day TWO bootcamp (it is HARD)... and then my life got SO busy that it was either Ttapp or sleep, and I chose sleep.

Thanks for the advice on over training though. That is a good word for me. I have so much to lose that I want so hard to just work it all off.
Less is more... Less is more....
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: morningglory November 29, 2007, 11:36:46 AM
i started Inst. #2 yesterday, and I'm having trouble on the lunges and runner's stretch.  We have laminate wood floors, and my shoes keep sliding!  I think maybe I should get a yoga mat, but would that be long enough?  I'm a short torso long leg, so I need tons of room to stretch.  Any ideas?
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: T November 29, 2007, 11:39:49 AM
Get a cheap rug that's maybe 5x8.  You can roll it up and put it under your bed or find one you like and keep it for color!  A runner might even work.
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: Pennie December 12, 2007, 02:46:53 AM
Just thought I would say I started the MC the day after TG and went 15 days  I think I did the BWO+ about 7 of those 15. Today is my fifth day off.  I haven't done as well as I'd like but better than in the past.. (coming off well I mean)  That whole time though I have been faithfully brushing 2x a day most days and since I came off  I have been tapping every day.  I finally got "smart" too in a way.  I so badly want to learn the Inst #2 b/c she said that is what really gets the inches off but I knew I would never learn it trying to do it after the BWO+ b/c my legs are just too tired so I am doing part of that first to learn it and then the BWO+.  I measure but never write it down.  I just measure the stuff I really "care" about.  My legs do look smaller to me and my skirts are looser.  And my "apron" looks and is measuring shrinkage.  I have to stay faithful now b/c of course I am already gaining back the weight I lost.  However it is "showing" so maybe I am not gaining fat back.  I am not "regular" yet either since I got done with the MC.  Okay nuff said. :) Thanks for reading.   :)

Oh, and I just had to say I have to have someone distract Annika(almost 2)while I do OIP b/c she will come over and lean over my face and kiss me and we just laugh.  It is so cute.  So, now she wants to do it everytime.  Makes it difficult to tighten anything that way.   ::) ;D
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: morningglory December 12, 2007, 07:54:19 AM
So am I supposed to skip OIP completely now that I'm pregnant?  Or do I still do the move without putting OIP?
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: createddaisy December 18, 2007, 09:27:27 AM
I started t-tapp and had a few questions.  Do your knees hurt to begin with? 
The muscle, maybe a tendon in front of the hip, should it hurt?  I have been tapping for 3 weeks and have only gained weight and inches.  Did anyone do this?  I have the total beginner/ rehab workout and was wondering what I should purchase next to help things along?  I have also done 2 5 day bootcamps.  Which workouts have the oip?  I think I need this one after having babies. ;)
Thanks for your help.
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: natural December 18, 2007, 04:03:29 PM
I will try to help here...I didn not gain weight but i know some who have...much is explained on this here and on www.t-tapp.com forum
I had some discomfort inside my hip area and my knees too. I just really tried to pay close attention to my form and eventually it went away.

Not sure this helps much, but hang in there and watch the form...I have found the search engine on the t-tapp forum very helpful...I really like the Step Away the inches dvd too...the Hit the Floor did not impress me, it hurt my tail bone but I have heard that you can double up your yoga mat and it will help a lot --just have not done so YET.
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: hsink December 19, 2007, 06:01:49 AM
Createddaisey-
Hi there...I personally haven't ever had knee or hip pain with Tapping so I don't have help for you there. Natural is right there are lots of threads on the T-tapp forums if you do a search over there. Also if you have purchased your stuff directly from T-tapp you have free customer service support so give the office a call. I also know that there are a few form tips for if you are gaining in certain areas. If you are gaining in the thighs I believe that they suggest holding the plie stance and just working your arms instead of trying to combine it all. Again if you do a search about "gaining thighs" you will likely come up with something helpful.
How long did you spend on the instructionals? Is there a reason you have already done 2 bootcamps? Typically you want to wait longer in between so that you are not overtraining and so that your body actually responds to the bootcamp.
I don't know about workouts that particularly have oip but you can get the instructions in the Try Before You Buy section of the T-tapp website.
Personally I don't think that you need any other workouts and I only have TWO, SATI, and SITTM so I don't know much about the others.

I have still been happy with the level of fitness I can maintain with T-tapp when I am consistent.
Sorry that you haven't seen "better" results. It is hard to commit time and energy to something and feel like the "only one" not losing or seeing results. Are there any health benefits that you have seen with T-tapp?

HTH,
Holly
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: createddaisy December 19, 2007, 08:47:07 AM
I have seen some improvement in strength.  My back is getting stronger.
I have been on the site reading when I can.  I watched a few of the pop videos last night that you can download so I can make sure I am getting the form right.  I did some hard physical work last week and normally my back would be giving my a lot of problems but I haven't had any.  I have a bad leg and need to get the weight off.  When I weigh to much my leg hurts and bruises easy.  Doc said to stay under a certain weight.  After having my last baby I haven't gotten it off and I can tell.  I had a thought too.  If my leg
is out of place (I need to go to the chiro) that would probably affect
the workout?  Just a thought.  I wanted to get the weight off so I did 2 bootcamps of 6 days and one rest 5 days and 2 rest.  This is the only workout that I have ever been able to do with my leg the way it is.
I usually have to walk on my gazelle.  I cannot do anything that is impact.
Thank you for responding!
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: Pennie January 11, 2008, 05:01:05 PM
Has Mexmarr's story been on ttapp yet? 

I was so disappointed last week.  My husband said he would buy me some sketchers and we found  store and I went in there and they don't make them in wide width.  I have the widest feet on the planet I think.  I tried a larger shoe but then my heel slipped when I tried a lunge.  Like my old shoes did which were also 1/2 a size big and not wide.  So, I went to walmart and found some dr scholls in wide width yesterday.  They were half the price too.  :)  I wore them all day although I did tap today.  It doesn't matter what shoes I have my feet generally hurt but they weren't too bad today.  BUT if I could have fit into the sketchers I think I would have loved them.   ;D
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: hsink January 11, 2008, 05:39:57 PM
I haven't seen mexmarr's story if it is up...
Sorry about the sketchers  :'(  :'( ...love mine.  Hope the Dr Scholls work out well...

I am excited that SATI is really helping me not pack on the pounds this month (pregnant with 8 weeks left). I have done it almost every day and I feel much better than I did a month ago when I was not exercising consistently...of course before that I gained more than enough weight so I guess it all evens out.  I have only gained an inch through my hips (not typical for me) so I can not even wear my preggo jeans from my last pregnancy...they just won't stay up  ;D


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: mexmarr January 15, 2008, 05:35:00 AM
Hey, My story finally made the T-Tapp site!  So, if you want to see what I look like, here is your chance!  ;D (Do I really look 14? Someone told me that last week... :-\)

Here is the link to the main story. 
http://www.t-tapp.com/success/mistymarr/default.asp (http://www.t-tapp.com/success/mistymarr/default.asp)

Here is the link to the thread where I posted the update. I lost a bunch of inches after I wrote the update.

http://forum.t-tapp.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=68722 (http://forum.t-tapp.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=68722)



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: hsink January 15, 2008, 05:50:14 AM
YEAH!!!
Fun to read your testimony Mexmarr and hope that the health benefits carry over TONS into this pregnancy and recovery! Congrats and prayers to you!
Holly
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: lotsaboys January 15, 2008, 11:31:28 AM
Wow, mexmarr! You've just inspired me to be more faithful at it. ;)
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: Texas Girl. January 15, 2008, 05:37:17 PM
Wow, mexmarr....just had to say CONGRATULATIONS (on the weight loss AND the new little one)....what an inspiration!! 
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: JoyElizabeth February 06, 2008, 08:06:01 PM
My husband said he would buy me some sketchers and we found  store and I went in there and they don't make them in wide width.  I have the widest feet on the planet I think.  I tried a larger shoe but then my heel slipped when I tried a lunge.  Like my old shoes did which were also 1/2 a size big and not wide.  So, I went to walmart and found some dr scholls in wide width yesterday.  They were half the price too.  :)  I wore them all day although I did tap today.  It doesn't matter what shoes I have my feet generally hurt but they weren't too bad today.  BUT if I could have fit into the sketchers I think I would have loved them.   ;D

I must admit I haven't read this entire thread...22 pages! Forgive me if this isn't applicable.

I also have wide feet and bought a pair of New Balance in wide this past fall. I thought they were a little tight at first but after a bit they are so comfortable! I have never owned a pair of New Balance before. I have almost always bought men's sneakers to get the width I need. It's nice to have a little bit more feminine pair (although you can find some decent men's sneakers that are suitable.)

I am very interested in all this T-Tapp stuff. I printed off all the Try Before you Buy instructions tonight. Now I need the discipline to read, learn and do!
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: Pennie February 08, 2008, 05:23:25 AM
Thanks for the tip. I had actually called about those once b/c I do have terrible feet, not just wide.  They hurt alot.  I have had bunions removed and that is good but no on told me they would come back if I didn't change the way I walk.  My left foot esp. right behind the ball of my foot underneath always hurts really bad when I get done.  The NB were just so expensive I just about dropped the phone though.   :)  I think maybe the skectcher girl was right though.  My dr scholls are good and my feet don't hurt just wearing them but my foot still wants to slip out on the lunges so I guess my heal is just enough more narrow than the front I guess I would have to have custom made shoes for them to work.  Anyone have ay ideas of what I might be doing wrong to get that pain in my foot when tapping? 

I am really discouraged b/c I just can't seem to get consistent.  I am tired all the time........again.  Maybe b/c I am geting up at 2 to take the child to the bathroom and then have a hard time going back to sleep.  I had been taking an adrenal supp but thought I could quit maybe it's that....could be other things.  I feel just a touch......well, I can't say depressed but just kinda down.  ANYWAY.......I went to the ttapp board but it is so big I just didn't know where to post so I came where I am comfortable.  :)  I know part of my problem with not getting consistent is time.  The BWO+ takes very little time, HOWEVER  I have started the Inst 2 and she says that is hwere you really lose on the lower body which is where I really need it but I dont have time so I defeat myself by doing nothing most of the time b/c I can't do it all.  I know, dumb.  Also does anyone REALLY notice a difference from OIP?  I always feel like stretching pain and my stomach doesn't really ever feel flatter.  The only way I feel flatter is if I am cleansing and am totally empty.  Of course being able to o anything uninterrupted is pretty hard too.   ::)

My last question.  I went to the ttapp site and is seems Mistys success story is still on there.  Isn't that kind of long?  It says every other Tues and her story has been up since the 15th.  Am I missing something?  I can't tell time so maybe I can't count weeks either.   ;) ;D ::)
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: mexmarr February 08, 2008, 08:18:12 AM
Penny, Is my story still on the home page?  I didn't realize that.  But, yup, there it is.  They are working on getting some new workouts out, and they have been a step behind on the testimonies and contest.  But yeah, I've been on there 3 1/2 weeks, so they will probably be putting a new one up soon.

I have a bad feet, too.  High arches, and my feet don't like cheap shoes.  I used to weak $5 walmart shoes, and my feel hurt all the time.  When I got married, my dh said that good shoes were worth it, and now my feet rarely hurt.  I now wear New Balance, and I never want to switch.  I just got a new pair, and my other lasted nearly 3 years!  I've never have shoes last like that, and I wear them nearly everyday!

What you need to do is go to a nice store, and find some that work for you, pick out 2-3 pairs, if possible.  Then go home and search Ebay!  Sometimes it will take a while for what you want to show up.  My last pair took a month of regular checking.  BUT  I got a $120 pair of shoes for $6.76!!!  They were VERY gently used, but you couldn't even tell.  I got my first pair new in the box for $30, and that is a discount of 75%.

I Tapp in my New Balance only.  And they are great!
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: Pennie February 08, 2008, 08:22:58 AM
Penny, Is my story still on the home page?  I didn't realize that.  But, yup, there it is.  They are working on getting some new workouts out, and they have been a step behind on the testimonies and contest.  But yeah, I've been on there 3 1/2 weeks, so they will probably be putting a new one up soon.

I have a bad feet, too.  High arches, and my feet don't like cheap shoes.  I used to weak $5 walmart shoes, and my feel hurt all the time.  When I got married, my dh said that good shoes were worth it, and now my feet rarely hurt.  I now wear New Balance, and I never want to switch.  I just got a new pair, and my other lasted nearly 3 years!  I've never have shoes last like that, and I wear them nearly everyday!

What you need to do is go to a nice store, and find some that work for you, pick out 2-3 pairs, if possible.  Then go home and search Ebay!  Sometimes it will take a while for what you want to show up.  My last pair took a month of regular checking.  BUT  I got a $120 pair of shoes for $6.76!!!  They were VERY gently used, but you couldn't even tell.  I got my first pair new in the box for $30, and that is a discount of 75%.

I Tapp in my New Balance only.  And they are great!
Wow, thanks for that.  Guess I really should check into them.  Do they have pretty shoes too?  I haven't even looked at any b/c of the price.  I ussually only buy at payless b/c they have wide.   ::)
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: mexmarr February 08, 2008, 09:30:18 AM
Wow, thanks for that.  Guess I really should check into them.  Do they have pretty shoes too?  I haven't even looked at any b/c of the price.  I ussually only buy at payless b/c they have wide.   ::)

I really don't know what all they have.  I was looking for everyday tennis shoes, so I don't know if they have anything else.  I do think that my while Tennis shoes with gray and pink stripes are pretty, though!  ;D
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: *MommaJo* February 13, 2008, 04:59:46 AM
Ok, I'm ready to T-Tapp but am MORE THAN overwhelmed by all the info on this thread as well as the variety of T-Tapp options out there. 

I've done Diva Derriere, Awesome Legs, and Flat Stomach from the 'free' part of the web site.  I really like these workouts. 

The areas I need to work on are my bottom, thighs, and stomach.

Could someone recommend the dvd that I should buy?  I want something short and sweet and hopefully something I'll want to do at least once a day. 

Thanks!

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: mexmarr February 13, 2008, 06:27:49 AM
Could someone recommend the dvd that I should buy?  I want something short and sweet and hopefully something I'll want to do at least once a day. 


That gives you 2 options.  I'd say, get the Basic Workout Plus.  It is only 15 minutes, and the one that I do most.  It is very doable for once a day, but works you well, and works everything.

The other option is the MORE workout.  It is desigened for people with more...more health problems, more age, etc. It is easier on you.  It is 20 minutes.  It is great if you have a reason why you can't do the full-fledged workout.  Good for pregnancy, and postpartum.  I did this one after I started exercising after 4 months bedrest.  After only 3 weeks, I was able to switch to the Basic Workout.

So, unless you have health limitations, go with the Basic.

You can buy it here:
http://www.t-tapp.com/store/ShopDisplayproducts.asp?Search=Yes (http://www.t-tapp.com/store/ShopDisplayproducts.asp?Search=Yes)
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: healthybratt February 13, 2008, 06:37:37 AM
Anyone throw up after starting TTAP? :-\
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: mexmarr February 13, 2008, 07:05:22 AM
Anyone throw up after starting TTAP? :-\
Nope
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: T February 13, 2008, 07:05:46 AM
Ouch!  Are you pregnant ;)???  What workout/exercise were you doing that brought it on?  I could maybe see that after organs in place on the floor...Didn't Pennie have some nausea after that???
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: Roehrmomma February 13, 2008, 07:07:14 AM
Mexmarr,

Are you continuing this while pregnant?  I cramp really easy when pregnant and Have 3 babies here and 3 babies with Jesus. I was just wondering if you felt it was safe?

Em
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: mexmarr February 13, 2008, 07:17:52 AM
Mexmarr,

Are you continuing this while pregnant?  I cramp really easy when pregnant and Have 3 babies here and 3 babies with Jesus. I was just wondering if you felt it was safe?

Em

I do think that it is safe.  I also lost three babies, my first three, so I understand the cautiousness when preggo.  My plan is to continue with T-Tapp for a a while.  Lots of people do it through the entire 9 months.  I won't do that because of my risk of preterm labor.  Last time my preterm labot started at 19 weeks, so my idea is to keep it up until 17-18 weeks. 

It is said that make your labor easier, and recovery quicker. 

The floor workouts or any organs in place exercise should NOT be done while pregnant, though.  In the Basic workout, that means a slight modification to  The Box.  Just keep your hands on  your hips instead ofdoing the organs part.

I really do think that T-Tapp is one of the safest workouts to do while pregnant!  If you want to be exta careful, the MORE workout would be a good option.  I am still doing the Basic, though.  I have done the Total a few times in this pregnancy, though.

Now that I've said all this, I'd better go do it, lol.  I have been so tired and worn out, that I haven't done anything in 10 days.  Yikes!  Just last night my dh told me that was the reason that I feel so bad.
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: healthybratt February 13, 2008, 07:20:49 AM
Ouch!  Are you pregnant ;)???  What workout/exercise were you doing that brought it on?  I could maybe see that after organs in place on the floor...Didn't Pennie have some nausea after that???
I don't have anything about organs in place on my DVDs.  I tried the  #1 Inst Video and only made it through about the first 7 minutes before my legs gave out.  After that I was moody, irritable but seemed to have a bit of extra energy.  I might attribute the energy to the TTAP intro, but I always get moving when I lose my temper (LOL).  Anyway later that night I went to bed and woke up at 3am and barfed.  No food - just bile.  No sickee, felt better and little shook up, tired and weak this morning, but I don't think it was a virus.
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: mexmarr February 13, 2008, 07:30:01 AM
Ouch!  Are you pregnant ;)???  What workout/exercise were you doing that brought it on?  I could maybe see that after organs in place on the floor...Didn't Pennie have some nausea after that???
I don't have anything about organs in place on my DVDs.  I tried the  #1 Inst Video and only made it through about the first 7 minutes before my legs gave out.  After that I was moody, irritable but seemed to have a bit of extra energy.  I might attribute the energy to the TTAP intro, but I always get moving when I lose my temper (LOL).  Anyway later that night I went to bed and woke up at 3am and barfed.  No food - just bile.  No sickee, felt better and little shook up, tired and weak this morning, but I don't think it was a virus.

T-Tapp is very lympatic, and some people actually have detox symptoms when starting it.  My guess is that is was either related to detox or it wasn't related to T-Tapp.

I would recommend trying again.  If you can only make 7 minutes, that is fine.  maybe tomorow it will be 8. =) You will eventually get the whole thing. 

I remember when I cried at the thought of doing the whole Basic workout.  Now I can <barely> do the 55 minute total workout. (not very often, though).   

My MIL said that there was no way she was going to be able to get through the Basic Workout.  Now she does it twice, back to back.  Lol.

You CAN do it, and most likely, you will be SO glad that you perservered!
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: floydian February 13, 2008, 07:31:18 AM
Anyone throw up after starting TTAP? :-\

I just started T Tapp about two weeks ago.  The first couple of days I did this, I was a bit queasy.  I drank a ton of water and ate some protein and homemade bread and felt better. :-\

I think it was only the first couple of days that I felt bad.
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: T February 13, 2008, 07:46:14 AM
I would tend to go with the detox reply...I get a bit lightheaded on occasion (doing TTapp AND using my brain :o)  but still have plenty of toxins to sustain me ;)!
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: Pennie February 13, 2008, 08:12:23 AM
I don't think I ever felt nauseous.  doing OIP gave me a wicked headache when I first started.  However,  I am so inconsistent I can't imagine that any of it is doing me any good.  I do feel like stretching time pain on the sides right under my "apron" area.  does that make sense?  And I feel like my stomach is just full of stuff.  I just wonder what OIP is really doing for me. 
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: lotsaboys February 13, 2008, 08:37:03 AM
 

I remember when I cried at the thought of doing the whole Basic workout.  Now I can <barely> do the 55 minute total workout. (not very often, though).   

My MIL said that there was no way she was going to be able to get through the Basic Workout.  Now she does it twice, back to back.  Lol.


I was in tears too the first, oh.. probably 5 times I did t-tapp! Now when I do it I can hardly believe it used to be so frustrating. :-\ :D I do it 4-5 times a week and haven't lost any inches to speak of. >:( I'm not giving up, and keep reminding myself that I'm one of the tougher cases because of my hopeless mess of twin skin. :P :-[

About the nausea and barfing, when I do it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach I get queasy but it passes once I eat.
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: healthybratt February 13, 2008, 08:45:06 AM
I do it 4-5 times a week and haven't lost any inches to speak of. >:( I'm not giving up, and keep reminding myself that I'm one of the tougher cases because of my hopeless mess of twin skin. :P :-[

How long have you been doing it?  If I do this for 3 weeks and see no improvement, I will not continue.  I'll be torqued.   >:(
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: mexmarr February 13, 2008, 08:53:34 AM
I do it 4-5 times a week and haven't lost any inches to speak of. >:( I'm not giving up, and keep reminding myself that I'm one of the tougher cases because of my hopeless mess of twin skin. :P :-[

How long have you been doing it?  If I do this for 3 weeks and see no improvement, I will not continue.  I'll be torqued.   >:(

There are more improvements that just inch loss.  Increased energy alone is worth it.  Also, some people don't lose anything, but what they have is more toned and less flabby.  I think that it also gives an over-all feeling of well-being. 

Even so, I would recommend that you get out the tape measurer before you get started.  I lost several inches in the forst 3 weeks, and continued to lose them consistently for 6 months.  I would often think that I didn't loose a thing, only to measure and be pleasently surprised.

Three  weeks is a good amount of time for a trial, I think. Let us know how it goes!
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: lotsaboys February 13, 2008, 09:01:47 AM
I do it 4-5 times a week and haven't lost any inches to speak of. >:( I'm not giving up, and keep reminding myself that I'm one of the tougher cases because of my hopeless mess of twin skin. :P :-[

How long have you been doing it?  If I do this for 3 weeks and see no improvement, I will not continue.  I'll be torqued.   >:(

I've been doing it for almost 2 mo. Well, I started before Christmas did it for like 3 or 4 days, then didn't get half way consistent til first of Jan. Some weeks I get it done more than others. I'm trying to do it twice a day now- once in morning and once in afternoon. Hopefully now that I've posted that I'll fight harder to get it worked in my day! Even though it doesn't take long it still takes determination (in my house at least) to actually get it done- ya know when babies are sleeping or at least playing happy, I'm not need for schooling or helping hubby in the office, something is out and thawing or simmering for meals, etc, etc... Still gotta do first things first.

OK, sorry, you didn't ask for all that info.. :-[


There are more improvements that just inch loss.  Increased energy alone is worth it.  Also, some people don't lose anything, but what they have is more toned and less flabby.  I think that it also gives an over-all feeling of well-being. 

Even so, I would recommend that you get out the tape measurer before you get started.  I lost several inches in the forst 3 weeks, and continued to lose them consistently for 6 months.  I would often think that I didn't loose a thing, only to measure and be pleasently surprised.


I just told my man yesterday that I FEEL skinnier when I t-tapp, so maybe its the toned-up feeling. :-\ And I can say it helps my energy a wee bit. ;) Its like I have a tired, but refreshed feeling afterwards.

Oh and I measured at first and didn't measure again til recently cuz I had a feeling I'd be disappointed. :D I don't think I'll measure again until I can do it consistently everyday for a week at least!
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: *MommaJo* February 13, 2008, 11:56:59 AM
Anyone throw up after starting TTAP? :-\

The thought of exercising makes me want to throw up....
does that count?   ;)

And, Mexmarr, thanks for the info. 
I'll check out Basic and talk to dh.
I'll be sure to post if I order it and start doing it...


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: his.silly.wife February 13, 2008, 12:04:20 PM

I remember when I cried at the thought of doing the whole Basic workout.  Now I can <barely> do the 55 minute total workout. (not very often, though).   

Okay, I don't feel so alone now.  I don't think I've made it through TWO, I've been close, but I tend to lose concentration after 30 minutes.  On the plus side, I do like Step Away The Inches.
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: *MommaJo* February 13, 2008, 12:05:16 PM
Could someone recommend the dvd that I should buy?  I want something short and sweet and hopefully something I'll want to do at least once a day. 


....
So, unless you have health limitations, go with the Basic.

You can buy it here:
http://www.t-tapp.com/store/ShopDisplayproducts.asp?Search=Yes (http://www.t-tapp.com/store/ShopDisplayproducts.asp?Search=Yes)

This one, right?

http://www.t-tapp.com/store/

The first one listed?

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: skelliott2 February 13, 2008, 12:07:17 PM
That is the Basic.  I got bored with just that one, though, so I also like step-away-the-inches.  It's another short, easy workout that gives some variety.  You might want to order them together, as I think it's cheaper that way. 
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: mexmarr February 13, 2008, 12:14:31 PM
Could someone recommend the dvd that I should buy?  I want something short and sweet and hopefully something I'll want to do at least once a day. 


....
So, unless you have health limitations, go with the Basic.

You can buy it here:
http://www.t-tapp.com/store/ShopDisplayproducts.asp?Search=Yes (http://www.t-tapp.com/store/ShopDisplayproducts.asp?Search=Yes)

This one, right?

http://www.t-tapp.com/store/

The first one listed?


Opps, not sure what happened to my link!  Yes, that is it.  The Basic and StepAway Combo is also a good option.  Step Away is a good arobic walking workout.  It is not a full body workout, like the Basic, but it gets your heart going and is good if you want variety.

Personally, it is one of my least favorites.  i get tired of steping, lol.  But some people love it.
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: hsink February 15, 2008, 01:38:47 PM
I just thought that I would put this out there as I don't know that it has been mentioned before. You can enter a drawing for free t-tapp workouts on the t-tapp website. They draw 10 names on the 10th, 20th and 30th of every month. I put in my name (you have to do it for each drawing) 3 times and just won a free workout. YEAH! So my Tempo workout arrived in the mail today and they even paid the shipping. I don't know how many people enter the drawings but it may be worth a try if you really want to do it but can't afford to pay for the workout. Now if I can just get through having this baby and get on the road to recovery  I will actually be able to try the new dvd that I got  :D
If you scroll down a little on the home page there is a link in the center that will take you to the place to enter the drawing. They will e-mail you if you win!

On another note  I will have to say that T-tapp has made this pregnancy much more tolerable for me. I don't enjoy being pregnant and this time around I have still put on almost 40 lbs but my body is feeling so much better overall...and I still can't wear my preggo jeans from last time around cause they just won't stay up...I'm not by any means small but significantly smaller than last time around...last time I measured I had only gained a total of 2 inches in my hips, and nothing in my arms,thighs, or calves ;D  You can only imagine what it must be to put on 40lbs all in your torso :P  :P I have mostly used SATI and done an occasional BWO+.

Anyway there are my T-tapp ramblings for the day...

Holly
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: mexmarr February 15, 2008, 02:07:52 PM
I won after entering 4 times.  My friend won twice.  You can only win once a year, but she won in Nov and Jan.  I've been entering my dh for 6 months, and he hasn't won yet.
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: *MommaJo* February 15, 2008, 02:39:24 PM
Thanks for the tip!  I just entered.  Do I just have to re-enter again on the 21st?
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: hsink February 15, 2008, 06:24:27 PM
Thanks for the tip!  I just entered.  Do I just have to re-enter again on the 21st?


Yep!!! and then again on the 1st of the next month (or before the 10th anyway) and so on  ;D Hope it works out for you!

Also, mexmarr I am glad to know that you can only win once per year...I looked through the info and didn't see that anywhere off hand...

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: mexmarr February 16, 2008, 03:36:55 AM
Also, mexmarr I am glad to know that you can only win once per year...I looked through the info and didn't see that anywhere off hand...


I called and asked them, that is how I found out.

They often don't get around to actually doing the drawing until it is time to do several.  But they have a seperate group of names for each 10 day period, so yes, you want your name in each group. 

There are a lot of choices to pick from if you win!  If you've never tapped, and want to start, you can get the BWO+.  If you already have that you can get the Total.  Plus there are a number of advanced w/os, MORE, and POPs.  A POP is a short one where the focus on one move and help you learn it well.
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: SarahK February 29, 2008, 04:13:43 AM
I don't know if I am looking for review or advice, but here's my question:

Does anyone have an experience they would like to share where T-Tapp did not seem to work for you.  And by "work for you" I mean that you gave it an honest to goodness real try or test period of a reasonable length and you feel you just are not getting the loss you expected.

Did you keep going?
How long?
Did it 'get better?
How so?
What did you do different?

And any other experience related to this would be appreciated.

Sarah K
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: Kansas Girl February 29, 2008, 05:45:43 AM
I recently got an email from one the t-tapp trainers that had some helpful links to the forum that I thought were really good about why it might not work or even cause you to gain inches :o.  They might help you.
http://forum.t-tapp.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=44026
http://forum.t-tapp.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48603
http://forum.t-tapp.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=49119
HTH  KG
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: healthybratt February 29, 2008, 10:08:26 AM
I recently got an email from one the t-tapp trainers that had some helpful links to the forum that I thought were really good about why it might not work or even cause you to gain inches :o.  They might help you.
http://forum.t-tapp.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=44026
http://forum.t-tapp.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48603
http://forum.t-tapp.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=49119
HTH  KG
These all just say that you might not be doing it right, but what if you are doing it right?
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: skelliott2 February 29, 2008, 10:15:15 AM
I definitely did not lose two dress sizes in a month!  I had to diet along with it, just like any other exercise program I've ever done.  I think it's as effective as a serious weight/cardio workout, and definitely easier on the joints, but you still have to watch food intake, or the inches won't just fall off!  I am in the less to lose category, so maybe that affects results. 

I also don't think it tones my arms effectively, so I do arm weights on my days off.  Maybe other people would get better results,  but I move my arms all day, picking up a two year old, housework, etc., and T-Tapp was just not enough to tone them up any more. 

That being said, I have more muscle definition in my legs, no cellulite, and my hips did go down an inch a month, as long as I watched my eating, so it's a good workout, and pretty easy for the results.  Hope this helps!
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: createddaisy February 29, 2008, 10:48:09 AM
I had not been able to excercise for 2 years and I got this program.
I went gung ho and did the instructional 1 and 2.  Then did a boot camp and walked.  I over did it and gained inches.   :-\   I did a lot of reading  and took a week off to let my body rest.  I started with just the bwo+ 3 times a week for 2 weeks.  I did watch all the pop videos and ask for form pointers.  When I pay close attention to form it helped so much.  Then I started with instrctional 2.  Then after I got that down I did total workout only 3 times a week.  It strengthened my back tremendously and my bad hip did not hurt any more.  Those 2 things are worth it to me.  As far as inch loss I have not had any.  But when I went to the chiro he was impressed with the lean muscle mass and the tone that I had developed.  I am preggo and everyone has been sick so I have not done any tapping since end of January.  I can tell a difference since  I have stopped.  I am going to continue but it will not to lose inches now.  Just for the strength and my hip and back.  I cannot get through the total workout either after becoming preggo.  A lot less trips to the chiro.  It does align my spin, too!
HTH

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: Mrs. B February 29, 2008, 11:06:49 AM
I did lose alot of inches at first...15 total, but didn't lose the weight that I also needed to lose.  I was still carrying the body fat.  I tried step away the inches, but it just wasn't enough to get my heart rate up.
I also agree with Skelliot2 about the arms... TTapp is great for building the core muscles, but it just doesn't really tone my upper body as much as I would like...
I don't get to the gym as often as I would like, but I did some bootcamps and the elliptical at home and ventured to classes at the gym... they were totally above where I was at doing only Ttapp.  This showed me that I really do need to take my exercising up a level...
I do like and use Ttapp and feel that there is a definite place in my life for it, but with my build I need a bit more overall weight lifting to really tone my muscles and far more cardio to tone my heart....
For me Ttapp is good for a day off to maintain some kind of exercise and work the muscles in a different way, and I think it would be great for those who have not exercised in the past to get started, but if you want to really build muscle and "work out" this is not a program that stresses it... it is very gentle, although strenuous in its own way. 

Diet is also another issue, but I think that it is one present with all exercise programs.... I think the TTapp man vs God made diet plan is good in theory, but I wouldn't say that it necessarily is a plan that I can live with and lose weight.
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: joychild24seven February 29, 2008, 12:28:48 PM
Hey, My story finally made the T-Tapp site!  So, if you want to see what I look like, here is your chance!  ;D (Do I really look 14? Someone told me that last week... :-\)

Here is the link to the main story. 
http://www.t-tapp.com/success/mistymarr/default.asp (http://www.t-tapp.com/success/mistymarr/default.asp)

Here is the link to the thread where I posted the update. I lost a bunch of inches after I wrote the update.

http://forum.t-tapp.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=68722 (http://forum.t-tapp.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=68722)


Thats you!!! I read that testimonial and wondered if it was a wellteller but didn't catch it on here! How fun! Great job!


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: Pennie February 29, 2008, 12:30:40 PM


That being said, I have more muscle definition in my legs, no cellulite, and my hips did go down an inch a month, as long as I watched my eating, so it's a good workout, and pretty easy for the results.  Hope this helps!
Just curious, did you have cellulite b/f?  And do you take her alfalfa stuff?

I have had ttapp for awhile but have never been faithful to it.  I did have some loss but I just can't get consistent.  I have done it four times this week.  Whoopee for me.  ;D  The day I didn't do it I did go out and play and run in the snow with the kids.  Seems like lately I have really been "packing on" the weight and I have no control over what goes in my mouth.   ::)  The "devil" is making me do it.  OKay so almost everytime I go play with the kids I get hurt.  With sledding I made a major wipe out got snow all in my ear and it bled just a touch.  Kinda scared me.  Okay so then it was sliding across the ice.  I didn't play at first b/c well, I didn't want to get hurt but I want to be a fun mom.......so I "cracked" my head on the ice.  No blood but big bump and SORE.  Two weeks later and I am still sore and I know my back is out of whack and I need an adjustment but can't right now.  (Hang on I"m coming to the ttapp part  ;D)So my lower back and my elbow and my neck hurt.  BUT today when I got up it wasn't as bad and I have ttapped 4x this week so I think that really is helping with the pain.  I am quite sure my techniqe is far from good.  My tummy does feel flatter and I have TRIED to eat less.....My problem is I have the total workout but only do the BWO+ I have done the inst 2 a few times but never all the way thru.  I get frustrated b/c my heel always slips out of my shoes on the lunges.  I feel like I am "missing out" b/c I don't get to more and I see all the other stuff she has.  I guess it's hard to believe "all you really need is the BWO+ to get results you want" when they have all this other stuff.  KWIM? I mean if that is all why have all the other.....anyway.  I am going to try and do it daily for awhile.  i would like to do a bootcamp but I just can't do what she considers bootcamp right now.  

By the way.....now I know why I see moms sitting and watching and not joining in.  ::)  However that is just not me so.....I guess I will keep "having fun" til it kills me.   :D :D
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: joychild24seven February 29, 2008, 01:01:50 PM


That being said, I have more muscle definition in my legs, no cellulite, and my hips did go down an inch a month, as long as I watched my eating, so it's a good workout, and pretty easy for the results.  Hope this helps!
Just curious, did you have cellulite b/f?  And do you take her alfalfa stuff?

I have had ttapp for awhile but have never been faithful to it.  I did have some loss but I just can't get consistent.  I have done it four times this week.  Whoopee for me.  ;D  The day I didn't do it I did go out and play and run in the snow with the kids.  Seems like lately I have really been "packing on" the weight and I have no control over what goes in my mouth.   ::)  The "devil" is making me do it.  OKay so almost everytime I go play with the kids I get hurt.  With sledding I made a major wipe out got snow all in my ear and it bled just a touch.  Kinda scared me.  Okay so then it was sliding across the ice.  I didn't play at first b/c well, I didn't want to get hurt but I want to be a fun mom.......so I "cracked" my head on the ice.  No blood but big bump and SORE.  Two weeks later and I am still sore and I know my back is out of whack and I need an adjustment but can't right now.  (Hang on I"m coming to the ttapp part  ;D)So my lower back and my elbow and my neck hurt.  BUT today when I got up it wasn't as bad and I have ttapped 4x this week so I think that really is helping with the pain.  I am quite sure my techniqe is far from good.  My tummy does feel flatter and I have TRIED to eat less.....My problem is I have the total workout but only do the BWO+ I have done the inst 2 a few times but never all the way thru.  I get frustrated b/c my heel always slips out of my shoes on the lunges.  I feel like I am "missing out" b/c I don't get to more and I see all the other stuff she has.  I guess it's hard to believe "all you really need is the BWO+ to get results you want" when they have all this other stuff.  KWIM? I mean if that is all why have all the other.....anyway.  I am going to try and do it daily for awhile.  i would like to do a bootcamp but I just can't do what she considers bootcamp right now. 

By the way.....now I know why I see moms sitting and watching and not joining in.  ::)  However that is just not me so.....I guess I will keep "having fun" til it kills me.   :D :D

I ttapp barefoot because I just can't do it with shoes... it feels weird. So, if your foot keeps sliding in your shoes maybe go without.

I was just talking with my best friend this morning and we were saying that sometimes it's so hard to do the TWO because it is so long and hard to fit into the day (and I always need a shower afterwards) and I was saying that I don't feel like BWO+ gives me quite enough of a workout. But for the past week I've been doing just TWO through Thread the Needle and that seems to wear me out more and feel like more of a workout, but still only 20 minutes long, which is okay to do every day.

Just a thought...  :)
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: skelliott2 February 29, 2008, 04:31:15 PM
Yes, I had some cellulite on the back of my legs, not horrendous, but definitely there.  I took the alfalfa inconsistently, but I skin bruched every day.  My mom came to visit about a month after I started ttapping.  I went to show her my cellulite, and she said "Honey, you don't have any!!!"   That's when I started believing in skin brushing. 

I also don't use shoes, they bother me when I'm exercising.

It's great that you play with your kids!  The more active we are, the more we can eat and not gain weight!!!

If you go onto Theresa's site, she shows pictures of people who just do the basic workout, and then some of people who do the total.  The people with just the basic do get results, but the ones who do the total workout get even better results.  So, you just have to decide if the extra results are worth the extra time.  I personally do Tempo most of the time.  It's the total workout a lot faster--it's just 39 minutes.  It's harder, since you don't get as many water breaks, but I can talk myself in to that amount of time.  :)

I know what you mean about wanting to eat.  It seems like I'm a lot hungrier when it's cold outside.  Maybe when it warms up, it would be easier to eat less?? 

Boot camps are hard, and I think almost unnecessary.  When I did a bootcamp, I started hating ttapp, and that's counterproductive.  I think it's more important to consistently get in 3 workouts a week than it is to do a bootcamp.

I'm rambling, but I guess it just boils down to picking the fastest workout possible for the results you want, and just doing it.  I don't like carving out the time, but I just tell myself that exercise is not optional.  I make the time every day to shower, eat, homeschool, and clean up  the house whether I want to or not, and I make exercise that important as well.  Exercise is just as important to your health and well being as healthy eating, and I think I get more done in the day when I do carve out the time.  Make sense? 
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: Pennie February 29, 2008, 04:53:39 PM
Makes total sense.  :)  Thanks for the responses about the shoes.  I had a "pain" book by Peter Escogue I think his name was and he had said you should exercise w/o shoes anyway.  I did for a long time and well, my pilates thing they were always barefoot.  I know this will be a "surprise"  ::) seeing how it seems I am clumsy and accident prone.  ;D but I can't keep my balance as well w/o shoes when tapping.  I may try removing them tough just for lunges.  Plus I have "bad" feet.  I do seem to have more equilibrium problems as I get older.  Heights  make me nervous now and I used to be a tree climber and everything.  Like even getting on an escalator makes me nervous.  Weird huh?  Thanks again.
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: Pennie March 02, 2008, 11:34:08 AM
Okay, now I am thoroughly discouraged.  I have been really faithful this week and really trying to work on my form.  I thought I was doing the twist so well but I looked at my book and my shoulders are not level what's more it is PHYSICALLY impossible for me to do so w/ doing serious bodily harm to myself.  ::)  I am a combo and I am trying to pay attention to the combo girl and she doesn't go near as far down I am trying that too but still not level.  Any tips?  By the way, HB are you still tapping and how's it going? 
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: skelliott2 March 02, 2008, 01:23:33 PM
Somewhere Theresa says that there's no such thing as perfect form.  If you just do the best you can, you'll get stronger and the form will get better.  Do NOT get discouraged.  My almost 60 year old mother did only the 15 minute workout with less than perfect form, but did it to the best of her ability.  She lost 9 inches in two weeks!!  It does work, just do the best you can, consistently.  :)
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: Pennie March 02, 2008, 03:10:19 PM
Somewhere Theresa says that there's no such thing as perfect form.  If you just do the best you can, you'll get stronger and the form will get better.  Do NOT get discouraged.  My almost 60 year old mother did only the 15 minute workout with less than perfect form, but did it to the best of her ability.  She lost 9 inches in two weeks!!  It does work, just do the best you can, consistently.  :)
Thank you. I will.   :) Today was my 5th day in a row and I did it thru lunges today.. Usually though I just do OIP and BWO+.  I did BWO+ and OIP on Monday but skipped Tues but have done it every day since. 
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: healthybratt March 04, 2008, 04:48:33 AM
Okay, now I am thoroughly discouraged.  I have been really faithful this week and really trying to work on my form.  I thought I was doing the twist so well but I looked at my book and my shoulders are not level what's more it is PHYSICALLY impossible for me to do so w/ doing serious bodily harm to myself.  ::)  I am a combo and I am trying to pay attention to the combo girl and she doesn't go near as far down I am trying that too but still not level.  Any tips?  By the way, HB are you still tapping and how's it going? 
Not for 4 days.  I'm not impressed with it at all.  I did it faithfully for 3.5 weeks with no loss, in fact, I believe I gained - with all the increased water, reduced calories and carbs and extra exercise.  I can't even think of a reason to continue doing something I don't enjoy that produces no results.
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: Nickole March 04, 2008, 08:53:08 AM
Form is SO SO key.  Getting her new book really helps too.  She points things out that she doesn't on the videos, like the importance of deep breathing and other things.  I thought I understood everything, till I got that book.  Get the hardback - it comes with a KILLER step workout.  Oh, my, you will think you are dying.  Seriously, it is HARD.  I needed that extra cardio though.  It is 30 minutes of very intense cardio, much more than her basic step one.  This one you will be saying, "YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!!!!!"

With any T-Tapp, you really have to have no distractions in order to be thinking about so many things to keep tucked, tightened, etc, at once.  I gotta say if you are not having results, then you are not having the correct form.   ;)   Oh I agree that you will always be working on form, but do it consistently and do all points of correct form the best you can, and you will see results.  Get INTO it!  :)      
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: healthybratt March 04, 2008, 09:52:53 AM
I gotta say if you are not having results, then you are not having the correct form.   ;)   
I don't believe this is the problem.  I've done several sets of physical therapy and I understand isometrics.  I don't have any problems tucking, bending or stretching my muscles to the max and my legs were sore for a few days.  I just don't think this is the "miracle" cure that I was looking for.  Maybe after I figure out if my thyroid is functioning properly, I'll worry about it again.  I got better results from sitting on my tush and eating nothing but hamburger and green beans several years ago and they weren't great.   :-\
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: Nickole March 04, 2008, 09:55:56 AM
Ah, yes, the T-tapp would not necessarily work if there is an underlying problem, so in that case I can see there would be an exception.   
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: 4myhoonie March 04, 2008, 09:58:53 AM
Form is SO SO key.  Getting her new book really helps too.  She points things out that she doesn't on the videos, like the importance of deep breathing and other things.  I thought I understood everything, till I got that book.  Get the hardback - it comes with a KILLER step workout.  Oh, my, you will think you are dying.  Seriously, it is HARD.  I needed that extra cardio though.  It is 30 minutes of very intense cardio, much more than her basic step one.  This one you will be saying, "YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!!!!!"

With any T-Tapp, you really have to have no distractions in order to be thinking about so many things to keep tucked, tightened, etc, at once.  I gotta say if you are not having results, then you are not having the correct form.   ;)   Oh I agree that you will always be working on form, but do it consistently and do all points of correct form the best you can, and you will see results.  Get INTO it!  :)      

HA HA!  i have been doing t-tapp for 1 week (not every day) and i have been saying "no way, she's crazy, you gotta be kidding me!!!" since day 1.  guess i am a big wimp!   :o  

so, how many days a week is right? hubby and i are doing BWO-plus.  and the plus part has me hollerin'!  how do you get all that stuff going the right way at the right time!!!??? ::)
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: lotsaboys March 04, 2008, 10:04:18 AM
I too feel like I've given it a real, good try (average of 5 days a week and often twice a day) with no inch loss. I always do it without interruptions, believe it or not, and really, really concentrate on form. From what I know my form is good, however I haven't read the book. :)

I've concluded that with my weird shape I just can't get perfect form or else I need a different program. :-\ :D I am continuing because it does seem to energize me (esp. mornings) and keep me limber, but that's about it.
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: lotsaboys March 04, 2008, 10:05:24 AM
Form is SO SO key.  Getting her new book really helps too.  She points things out that she doesn't on the videos, like the importance of deep breathing and other things.  I thought I understood everything, till I got that book.  Get the hardback - it comes with a KILLER step workout.  Oh, my, you will think you are dying.  Seriously, it is HARD.  I needed that extra cardio though.  It is 30 minutes of very intense cardio, much more than her basic step one.  This one you will be saying, "YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!!!!!"

With any T-Tapp, you really have to have no distractions in order to be thinking about so many things to keep tucked, tightened, etc, at once.  I gotta say if you are not having results, then you are not having the correct form.   ;)   Oh I agree that you will always be working on form, but do it consistently and do all points of correct form the best you can, and you will see results.  Get INTO it!  :)       

HA HA!  i have been doing t-tapp for 1 week (not every day) and i have been saying "no way, she's crazy, you gotta be kidding me!!!" since day 1.  guess i am a big wimp!   :o 

so, how many days a week is right? hubby and i are doing BWO-plus.  and the plus part has me hollerin'!  how do you get all that stuff going the right way at the right time!!!??? ::)
ROTFLOL! ;D ;)
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: Whiterock March 04, 2008, 10:10:34 AM
Dh and I are needin' to loose about 50 lbs. Anybody want to donate to the cause by sending me the basic workout?  ;D If I loose my extra wieght, I'm sure he will loose his too, since I will be able to go a few more laps around the bedroom before he catches me.  ;) :D
WR
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: Pennie March 04, 2008, 11:42:36 AM
Well, I just did BWO+ again.  I know this sounds weird BUT I think when I put my hands on knees and do the "head rock" and my hand are on my calves that I can feel that my muscles are tighter.  I dont' think I will EVER be able to do a bootcamp but I have tapped the last 7 out of nine days.  One of those days I also did the lunges from the inst 2 after the BWO+.  One thing I do know though and that is I will NEVER be able to get my shoulders level doing the twist.  I just can't twist that much!  Now I did watch the combo lady again and she really doesn't bend over that much so I decided it was better to bend less and be more level than try to get further down?  And I am more level when bending to the right than the left.  Weird.  Anyway, I measred myself last Thursday which I had already tapped a few days so I guess I will measure again this thursday and see.  I have really packed on the weight lately.  I am up 10 pounds from my normal over weight.  10 pounds on a 5 foot frame is really noticeable.  Good when it's coming off put not putting one.   ::)
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: Nickole March 04, 2008, 12:04:25 PM
10 pounds on a 5 foot frame is really noticeable. 

For all those people who tell me I am crazy for obsessing over ten pounds!  :D

That is SO SO true!

Tall people are so lucky.  They are "stretched" so it doesn't really show.   :D   
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: NotLuckyButBlessed March 04, 2008, 12:18:39 PM
10 pounds on a 5 foot frame is really noticeable. 

For all those people who tell me I am crazy for obsessing over ten pounds!  :D

That is SO SO true!

Tall people are so lucky.  They are "stretched" so it doesn't really show.   :D   

But if you are tall and have 30 to lose it shows aplenty! Those dern babies ;) I tried TTapp for awhile. I did sweat, which I never do when working out. I didn't see the results I was looking for. Maybe I'll start it back up again...

WR, I am laughing out loud at your weight loss remedy for hubby!It will work out great. You lose weight, run faster so he can't catch you very easily until he loses weight. Then, as a result, you will have another baby and need to lose weight again....
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: Pennie March 04, 2008, 12:25:18 PM
K, I just did the lunges and balance sequence.  I am not sure bobble is the word for me.  More like fall over.   :D ;D I just checked and I am 55 pounds overweight.  I am obese.  Problem is I don't look "that bad"  KWIM?  I "carry" it well.  I really do need to buckle down.  I have had no grain or sugar today.  I really have to eat that way to not only lose but to not gain. 
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: NotLuckyButBlessed March 04, 2008, 12:28:06 PM
K, I just did the lunges and balance sequence.  I am not sure bobble is the word for me.  More like fall over.   :D ;D I just checked and I am 55 pounds overweight.  I am obese.  Problem is I don't look "that bad"  KWIM?  I "carry" it well.  I really do need to buckle down.  I have had no grain or sugar today.  I really have to eat that way to not only lose but to not gain. 

Pennie, where did you check? Maybe I should check there too. There are so many opinions on what we should weigh.
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: Nickole March 04, 2008, 12:32:25 PM
K, I just did the lunges and balance sequence.  I am not sure bobble is the word for me.  More like fall over.   :D ;D I just checked and I am 55 pounds overweight.  I am obese.  Problem is I don't look "that bad"  KWIM?  I "carry" it well.  I really do need to buckle down.  I have had no grain or sugar today.  I really have to eat that way to not only lose but to not gain. 

Lol, tightening your lats really helps with balance, in case that helps. 
I need extra cardio to lose the last bit it seems, so maybe others that are struggling with the last ten pounds-ish need that too.   :-\

I have seen charts that say I am the perfect weight or ever underweight, so I don't trust them really.  They don't take into account if you are petite or not, and I am, and 10 pound over means I can't fit into 90% of my clothes.   :P
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: Pennie March 04, 2008, 12:42:14 PM
K, I just did the lunges and balance sequence.  I am not sure bobble is the word for me.  More like fall over.   :D ;D I just checked and I am 55 pounds overweight.  I am obese.  Problem is I don't look "that bad"  KWIM?  I "carry" it well.  I really do need to buckle down.  I have had no grain or sugar today.  I really have to eat that way to not only lose but to not gain. 

Pennie, where did you check? Maybe I should check there too. There are so many opinions on what we should weigh.
Well, I have checked my BMI online and it says I am obese and what I should weigh and I have a Fasting book that has a chart.  If I told you what I SHOULD weigh then you would know how much I DO weigh.  Ah, I don't care.  I should weigh be/t 115-117.  I always go for the lower number so I weigh 160.  Man, I weighed 115 when I got married.  DEfinitely more of me to love now....... ::)Um, what can I say about ttapp to stay on topic, oh, someone mentioned, was it you nicikole? her new book?  I hate when that happens is it better than the old one? 
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: Pennie March 06, 2008, 03:13:53 AM
well it's been a week of mostly tapping and i measuered.  I don't feel like figuring it out exactly but it looks like I just moved the fat around.   ;)  Little loss "here" little gain "there."  However the days I don't tap I wake up with a pretty icky back ache.  The days I do tapp no back ache. Oh, and here is my "new" diet.
Yesterday I had scrambled eggs and a peice of bacon and coffee... Then my stress level went up and I finished off the gum drops my son bought me(there were quite a few I'm afraid), then I finished off the ice cream, I'd say two coffee cups full and I had coffee with that, then I picked at some roasted chicken for supper then at church a friend brought me some D&D coffee(hazel nut with cream, yum, I always put heavy cream in my coffee)and he brough lemon girl scout cookies I think I only ate one and I was DOWN 1 1/2 POUNDS this morning.  Needless to say I was shocked.  I am NOT proud of myself and that is totally not a typical day, I just "lost it."  So today the only temptation in the house is those lemon cookies.  Maybe just one with my coffee.  That will be better than yesterday.   ;D
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: natural March 06, 2008, 03:44:08 AM
Hi Pennie,
I am rooting for you...I think one thing that helped me is that I never told myself "I CAN'T HAVE THAT", cuz' then I would surely NEED it...

I tried to remember how hard my workout was and use my eating as an extension of my healthy choices...but I always ate what I wanted (including cookies and candy bars, etc) especially in the beginning,,,then as time went on I started making sure to have almonds and good choices around that I could eat on the run...that really helped.

Aso, I started taking a enzyme/probiotic to help keep the sugar cravings down.

I tend to eat when stressed too,,,so the whole almonds gave my teeth something to sink into to help relieve the stress???

HTH Keep up the good work --you will continue to be amazed by the results!!
Sandra

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: Pennie March 06, 2008, 03:49:12 AM
Thank you for the encouragement.   :)  I have been doing the BWO+ and the inst 2 up through the balance sequence.  I Really can tell a difference with adding even just that.  Yes, my downfall yesterday was having the stuff in the house.  I dont' know why but I do somuch better if I just fast rather than trying to eat right.  But now that it's out of here...better.  We are out of wheat too so no baking til we get some more.  Thanks again, I will keep at it!!  ;D
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: T March 06, 2008, 04:28:49 AM
I don't mean to get off subject but it kind of goes along with Theresa's God made, man made diet...I just read 'The Truth About Beauty' by Kat James.  She had an eating disorder, the beginnings of liver disease and was severely overweight and started eating only God Made foods...everything natural with no limits.  She lost down to a size 6 with no 'dieting' and you should see her before and after pics!  I don't know that she is a Christian although she quotes the Bible once in her book.  It was a good, pretty quick read and quite informative in many areas. I got it at the library.  She's kind of a health 'guru' now.  Her 'wisdom' just seems to go along with T Tapp.   Maybe that will give you all some encouragement and eating info to digest.  You can check out her website, www.informedbeauty.com, for more and I'd encourage you to not stop tapping!  I feel it has great benefits even if you don't downsize!
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: seekingHISheart March 06, 2008, 06:55:22 AM
My T-Tapping days are about to begin.  You guys have posted a lot of encouraging things here....I watched the video...and there is no way I will be able to go that fast!  I am so uncoordinated, I cannot mirror people well.  I do not know why, but it takes my brain a long time to figure out what the other person is doing.  I am motivated, esp. after reading some of this thread.
Well, here goes  :)
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: hsink March 06, 2008, 08:32:25 AM
Here is a good encouraging thread if you need a little motivation...
http://forum.t-tapp.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=72748 (http://forum.t-tapp.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=72748)

I have to say that I have been doing SATI 3 times a week lately and I really think that it is helping me feel good toward the end of this pregnancy...I have only gained a couple of inches through my hips and have had no noticable water retention...it really is lymphatic! and doable since it only takes 25 minutes...now I am anxious to be in the post partum recovery so that I can start working back up to the TWO.

Hope your tapping goes well...

Holly
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: skelliott2 March 06, 2008, 01:40:34 PM
My T-Tapping days are about to begin.  You guys have posted a lot of encouraging things here....I watched the video...and there is no way I will be able to go that fast!  I am so uncoordinated, I cannot mirror people well.  I do not know why, but it takes my brain a long time to figure out what the other person is doing.  I am motivated, esp. after reading some of this thread.
Well, here goes  :)

Oh, good for you!!  Let us know how it goes!
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: skelliott2 March 06, 2008, 01:42:54 PM
I don't mean to get off subject but it kind of goes along with Theresa's God made, man made diet...I just read 'The Truth About Beauty' by Kat James.  She had an eating disorder, the beginnings of liver disease and was severely overweight and started eating only God Made foods...everything natural with no limits.  She lost down to a size 6 with no 'dieting' and you should see her before and after pics!  I don't know that she is a Christian although she quotes the Bible once in her book.  It was a good, pretty quick read and quite informative in many areas. I got it at the library.  She's kind of a health 'guru' now.  Her 'wisdom' just seems to go along with T Tapp.   Maybe that will give you all some encouragement and eating info to digest.  You can check out her website, www.informedbeauty.com, for more and I'd encourage you to not stop tapping!  I feel it has great benefits even if you don't downsize!

Thanks for the link!  It looks like a great site.  I've just added it to my favorites!
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: *MommaJo* March 06, 2008, 04:12:04 PM
I just ordered my first T-Tapp dvd.  I'll keep y'all posted.

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: hsink March 06, 2008, 04:13:35 PM
I just ordered my first T-Tapp dvd.  I'll keep y'all posted.



Yeah! glad you could do it...we of course want to know how it goes...hoping for the best!...for you to KeswickHouse!  ;D

Holly
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: *MommaJo* March 20, 2008, 04:26:30 AM
I just ordered my first T-Tapp dvd.  I'll keep y'all posted.



Well, today is my 4th day of Boot Camp.  I'll be doing Instr. #1 for the last time then tomorrow I'll start BWO+. 
So far, so good.  I really feel it in my outer thigh, but I want the inner thigh and bottom worked more than the outer.  So, I'm doing the Diva Derrier, Awesome Legs, and Flat Stomach (from the 'free trial' part of the website) in the evenings.  Not all 3 every day, but it's my plan to work those in, too.




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: *MommaJo* March 24, 2008, 04:53:08 AM
I just ordered my first T-Tapp dvd.  I'll keep y'all posted.



Well, today is my 4th day of Boot Camp.  I'll be doing Instr. #1 for the last time then tomorrow I'll start BWO+. 
So far, so good.  I really feel it in my outer thigh, but I want the inner thigh and bottom worked more than the outer.  So, I'm doing the Diva Derrier, Awesome Legs, and Flat Stomach (from the 'free trial' part of the website) in the evenings.  Not all 3 every day, but it's my plan to work those in, too.


I missed 2 days of Boot Camp -  Good Friday and Easter.  Oh well. 
Back at it again today.
Can anyone tell  me if it's better to T-Tapp before or after breakfast?

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: mexmarr March 24, 2008, 05:30:21 AM
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Can anyone tell  me if it's better to T-Tapp before or after breakfast?


It is better for your body to Tapp before breakfast.  BUT I almost never did.  and i still lost 4 sizes in 6 months.  So, do whatever is most doable for you.
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: *MommaJo* March 24, 2008, 06:02:35 AM
Great!  Thank you, mexmarr.  (your avatar pic is SO cute!)

And, in case anyone cares.... this is how I feel about T-Tapp Twist  :P
 :D

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: *MommaJo* March 24, 2008, 06:03:18 AM
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Can anyone tell  me if it's better to T-Tapp before or after breakfast?


It is better for your body to Tapp before breakfast.  BUT I almost never did.  and i still lost 4 sizes in 6 months.  So, do whatever is most doable for you.

Did you lose that just by doing BWO+?

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: lotsaboys March 24, 2008, 06:18:46 AM
Question- After doing t-tapp for over a month with no positive results according to the tape measure, I wanted to give up.(in fact I did for a couple weeks) BUT, would it be better to continue with the BWO plus til I do see results or go on to the next level to see if that will do anything for me?
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: Mrs. B March 24, 2008, 06:23:44 AM
Question- After doing t-tapp for over a month with no positive results according to the tape measure, I wanted to give up.(in fact I did for a couple weeks) BUT, would it be better to continue with the BWO plus til I do see results or go on to the next level to see if that will do anything for me?
I would go to the next level...
I think that we are all at different fitness levels and have different body types and this leads to different results for us all.
I personally didn't spend alot of time doing BWO+... I moved right into TWO and then to Tempo.
I didn't see weight loss with ttapp, but did really tighten up in a significant way... with 15+inches loss after a couple of weeks of TWO.  I still have to do about an hour of cardio to really experience any change in the scale.
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: *MommaJo* March 24, 2008, 06:26:48 AM
Question- After doing t-tapp for over a month with no positive results according to the tape measure, I wanted to give up.(in fact I did for a couple weeks) BUT, would it be better to continue with the BWO plus til I do see results or go on to the next level to see if that will do anything for me?

Good question.  I haven't been doing BWO+ for long, but it doesn't seem that difficult.  I know I can improve and concentrate more on my form and being sure to tighten each muscle, but it doesn't feel like it's going to work, kwim?


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: *MommaJo* March 24, 2008, 06:28:37 AM
Question- After doing t-tapp for over a month with no positive results according to the tape measure, I wanted to give up.(in fact I did for a couple weeks) BUT, would it be better to continue with the BWO plus til I do see results or go on to the next level to see if that will do anything for me?
I would go to the next level...
I think that we are all at different fitness levels and have different body types and this leads to different results for us all.
I personally didn't spend alot of time doing BWO+... I moved right into TWO and then to Tempo.
I didn't see weight loss with ttapp, but did really tighten up in a significant way... with 15+inches loss after a couple of weeks of TWO.  I still have to do about an hour of cardio to really experience any change in the scale.


Yikes!  Does that mean that I'm going to have to buy another one soon?
:)
I have Step Away the Inches.  I haven't even watched that one yet.  It came with BWO+. 

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: Mrs. B March 24, 2008, 07:07:24 AM
Yikes!  Does that mean that I'm going to have to buy another one soon?
:)
I have Step Away the Inches.  I haven't even watched that one yet.  It came with BWO+. 


Watch your form definitely...
You can continue with BWO+, and start SATI which is more cardio. 
I bought both at once and had worked out in gyms for years 10 hours a week... I mainly started ttapp because a shoulder injury prevented me from lifting weights, and because life had moved on, and it was no longer convenient or cost-effective to go to the gym.
You also just had a baby... don't rush the exercise too much.... do what you feel comfortable with, and remember to really concentrate on form.
I have also seen alot of Theresa's tutorials on Youtube... check there, too!
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: *MommaJo* March 24, 2008, 08:04:19 AM
Yikes!  Does that mean that I'm going to have to buy another one soon?
:)
I have Step Away the Inches.  I haven't even watched that one yet.  It came with BWO+. 


Watch your form definitely........You also just had a baby... don't rush the exercise too much.... .

That's so neat that you remembered that!  Thanks.  :)


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: T March 24, 2008, 08:36:15 AM
I agree with Mrs. B!  I find that the more I concentrate on form, the more I get out of it.  I think you can use this for some time, if not forever, as long as you are always maxing out your form (perfecting) and tightening more.  MAKE SURE you don't overdo it so you don't dry up your milk supply.  I get my extra cardio from walking major hills in my neighborhood.  I haven't seen SATI but that might do it for you.  I haven't been walking the last few months and did the other day when it warmed up and now I'm feeling it!  T-Tapp is very inclusive and works most of the body but nothing can take the place of just getting up and moving.
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: hsink March 24, 2008, 08:46:55 AM
MammaJo-
Personally I would combine BWO+ and SATI every other day if you feel like you need a longer workout. I like the total workout but I often combined those 2 shorter ones when I was loosing last summer...now I'm post partum also and can't wait to start exercising again. Like they said you really have to concentrate on form and tighten as hard as you can to really get a lot out of that short of a workout. Hope it goes well for you!! Enjoy your baby and give it some time...

Holly
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: *MommaJo* March 24, 2008, 09:09:04 AM
MammaJo-
Personally I would combine BWO+ and SATI every other day if you feel like you need a longer workout. I like the total workout but I often combined those 2 shorter ones when I was loosing last summer...now I'm post partum also and can't wait to start exercising again. Like they said you really have to concentrate on form and tighten as hard as you can to really get a lot out of that short of a workout. Hope it goes well for you!! Enjoy your baby and give it some time...

Holly

Thank you! 
Do you mean you did BWO+ and SATI on the same day every other day.  Or BWO+ one day and SATI the next...and so on?


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: mexmarr March 24, 2008, 11:29:00 AM

Did you lose that just by doing BWO+?

I did mostly the BWO+.  I have the Total workout and love it!  But it is a killer, and gives good results.  I did it 2 - 4 times a month and Hit the Floor 2 - 4 times a month. 
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: hsink March 24, 2008, 11:44:31 AM
MammaJo-
Personally I would combine BWO+ and SATI every other day if you feel like you need a longer workout. I like the total workout but I often combined those 2 shorter ones when I was loosing last summer...now I'm post partum also and can't wait to start exercising again. Like they said you really have to concentrate on form and tighten as hard as you can to really get a lot out of that short of a workout. Hope it goes well for you!! Enjoy your baby and give it some time...

Holly

Thank you! 
Do you mean you did BWO+ and SATI on the same day every other day.  Or BWO+ one day and SATI the next...and so on?




I would combine them both on the same day for approx. 40 min workout...on the off days I would do one or the other or take the day OFF! Make sense??? I did better when I did a short workout on the "off" days...taking at least one day per week with no workout.

Holly
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: mexmarr March 24, 2008, 01:42:01 PM
I would combine them both on the same day for approx. 40 min workout...on the off days I would do one or the other or take the day OFF! Make sense??? I did better when I did a short workout on the "off" days...taking at least one day per week with no workout.

Holly

I agree. 
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: Pennie April 04, 2008, 09:08:11 AM
I'm pretty "proud" of myself.  I have done 4 days in a row up thru puppet pulls.  I need to go do day five but I am sluggish today.  Come to think of it I am sluggish every day but have been MAKING myself do it b/c I am tired of my flappy flab.  My feet still do hurt pretty badly by the tiime I am done.  Moslty the outside edges.  I made my shoes tighter yesterday just for the lunges and it did help my heel not slide out but then my feet hurt worse afterward.  So.....off to tapp.  I have been making 3 o'clock my time to do it and it's that time..........and now that i have said it I HAVE to do it.   ;)
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: Pennie April 07, 2008, 10:03:14 AM
Me again.   ::)  I have tapped 7 days in a row.  I didn't measure the day I started but I do have some measurements from back in April.  Mostly I am the same a few places a little bigger.   ??? I am only doing BWO+ and Intr #2 up thru puppet pulls so that doesn't really qualify as any kind of full workout but still.........I am a little disappointed.  I am going to go ahead and go 7 more days.....hopefully, I am way not in the mood to do it now.......How long did it take some of you to start seeing weight loss on the scale?  I have not changed my eating habits.  I plan to......tomorrow.  ;)  I am heavier than I have been since I had my 2 yr old.  We have been having some stressful stuff but I don't feel stressed all the time..........I don't see me adding any more moves any time soon either.  I am really doing my best when I am tapping though. And my feet continue to hurt.    :'(
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: Pennie April 11, 2008, 04:08:27 AM
SO, I think I MIGHT be starting to have a TINY bit of break through.  I went on the ttapp site and read the new testimonial, I think they put Atypical stories on there.  That girl looks awesome and only did the 15 min BWO for a four day boot camp and didn't change her eating and here I am on day 12 today of doing BWO+ plus inst 2 up thru puppet pulls.  And I REALLY am doing pretty good form I think.  I have brushed every day too.  I do feel like my legs are firmer but just no showing up in the measurement, well, a tiny bit today.  And my feet still hurt really badly by the time i am thru the balance sequence.  I do feel I am improving in that.  It really is hard to "tuck butt" doing that.  You would think with such WIDE feet I would have not problems balancing.   ;D  I talked with a friend yesterday and I really do need to do portion control better rather than eliminate certain foods.  I am just not in the frame of mind to do that right now.  I did lose a couple pounds from yesterday to today.  She says water really helps burn fat but I have been drinking a TON of salt water for well over a yr now and it has not helped with WL for me at all.  Well, I don't drink what i am supposed to.  I need 3 qt. I generally get more than two but not 3.  Anyway.........oh, and my sweet 12 yr old son told me yesterday, "mom, it's just scar tissue from having babies and the only way you will get rid of it is surgery."  Wasn't that sweet?   ;) ::) ;D  I really need to do that Dr N colonix cleanse.  I will when hubs gives the go ahead.  I feel my best when I am fasting b/c then my gut is empty and my clothes fit better.   :P It really is all about how my clothes fit.  I need a fashionable friend that will go shop with me and help me buy fashionable but modest clothes.  Well, I don't need help with modest but I hate my wardrobe right now.   ::)
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: *MommaJo* April 11, 2008, 06:17:57 AM
Pennie,
Sounds like you're doing great.  I'm thru w/ boot camp and am doing BWO+ every day.  If I miss it, I do Diva Derriere, Awesome Legs, and Flat Stomach from the free section of the website.

TTapp twist is my least fave move.  Does anyone know what part of the body that works?  I sure hope it pays off.

I've not seen any inch loss.  Dh says I look good.  Maybe I'm just not jiggling anymore.

Can anyone tell me about the cellulite dvds?  Are they worth it?  Will it help me get rid of the cellulite?
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: Pennie April 11, 2008, 06:37:35 AM
Oh, I am TOTALLY with you on the twist. I CANNOT keep my shoulders level.  I do watch the combo body though and she really doesn't bend over much.  IMO  So I try to concentrate more on keep them level than bending further.  I have just bought Alfalfa b/f, from the HFS but I don't know if it made a difference.  I think mine is better just from brushing but there is a 73 yr old lady at my church(she takes very good care of herself and looks GOOD)and she take some barley green product, she says that it all she does and she has no cellulite.  That I think may be cheaper than Ts alfalfa, some day I am going to try it but for now I think the brushing w/ the tapp is making a difference.  Is  the DD hard to do?  I printed it all off once b/f I got my dvds and I could not read and try to do the moves at the same time so I just wasted a lot of paper.
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: Mrs. B April 11, 2008, 06:49:18 AM
I guess I'm just a freak because the ttapp twists are my most FAVORITE move.
I feel that I get the most results from this move than from many of the others.  It is the one that really seems to take the inches off my waist while also tightening from the bottom of the ribs all the way to just above the knees.  I also feel it in my lower back muscles.
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: Pennie April 11, 2008, 06:50:31 AM
I guess I'm just a freak because the ttapp twists are my most FAVORITE move.
I feel that I get the most results from this move than from many of the others.  It is the one that really seems to take the inches off my waist while also tightening from the bottom of the ribs all the way to just above the knees.  I also feel it in my lower back muscles.
Hm, I wonder if this is the one that has caused my lower back pain to go away then. 
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: *MommaJo* April 11, 2008, 06:57:12 AM
....  Is  the DD hard to do?  I printed it all off once b/f I got my dvds and I could not read and try to do the moves at the same time so I just wasted a lot of paper.

Not at all.  Just read thru it a few times and practice a bit.  You'll get it.  AL and FS are a little more complicated.  I have a hard time with OIP in FS.
KWIM?   :D  


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: *MommaJo* April 11, 2008, 06:58:18 AM
I guess I'm just a freak because the ttapp twists are my most FAVORITE move.
I feel that I get the most results from this move than from many of the others.  It is the one that really seems to take the inches off my waist while also tightening from the bottom of the ribs all the way to just above the knees.  I also feel it in my lower back muscles.

Are you a long torso?  I think Im combo.  Maybe that's why I don't care for it.


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: westernmama April 11, 2008, 07:05:24 AM
I guess I'm just a freak because the ttapp twists are my most FAVORITE move.
I feel that I get the most results from this move than from many of the others.  It is the one that really seems to take the inches off my waist while also tightening from the bottom of the ribs all the way to just above the knees.  I also feel it in my lower back muscles.

I'm with you, Mrs. B.  I LOVE the twists!  I agree that it has helped tighten up my tummy, sort of suck it in from all sides.  Sometimes that's all I do.  Especially after sitting all day, such as on a trip, the twists clear your brain and get the kinks out of your torso.

And I'm a short torso, MommaJo.  Know you didn't ask me, but thought I'd volunteer the info, anyway.  (http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/winking/winking0048.gif) (http://www.lawyer-solicitors-uk.co.uk)  I just bend over as far as my body will allow and really squeeze them abs as you roll back up. 
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: bizymum April 11, 2008, 07:11:32 AM
I have a love/hate relationship with the Torso Twist.  I'm a short torso too and I can't bend over too far before-crunch!-bone on bone!  But I focus on form, go as far as I can.  I noticed a significant imporvement in my midsection, some inch loss, but mostly firming up.  So love the results, but doing the move itself isn't the most fun I've ever had. 
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: skelliott2 April 11, 2008, 07:26:24 AM
SO, I think I MIGHT be starting to have a TINY bit of break through.  I went on the ttapp site and read the new testimonial, I think they put Atypical stories on there.  That girl looks awesome and only did the 15 min BWO for a four day boot camp and didn't change her eating and here I am on day 12 today of doing BWO+ plus inst 2 up thru puppet pulls.  And I REALLY am doing pretty good form I think.  I have brushed every day too.  I do feel like my legs are firmer but just no showing up in the measurement, well, a tiny bit today.  And my feet still hurt really badly by the time i am thru the balance sequence.  I do feel I am improving in that.  It really is hard to "tuck butt" doing that.  You would think with such WIDE feet I would have not problems balancing.   ;D  I talked with a friend yesterday and I really do need to do portion control better rather than eliminate certain foods.  I am just not in the frame of mind to do that right now.  I did lose a couple pounds from yesterday to today.  She says water really helps burn fat but I have been drinking a TON of salt water for well over a yr now and it has not helped with WL for me at all.  Well, I don't drink what i am supposed to.  I need 3 qt. I generally get more than two but not 3.  Anyway.........oh, and my sweet 12 yr old son told me yesterday, "mom, it's just scar tissue from having babies and the only way you will get rid of it is surgery."  Wasn't that sweet?   ;) ::) ;D  I really need to do that Dr N colonix cleanse.  I will when hubs gives the go ahead.  I feel my best when I am fasting b/c then my gut is empty and my clothes fit better.   :P It really is all about how my clothes fit.  I need a fashionable friend that will go shop with me and help me buy fashionable but modest clothes.  Well, I don't need help with modest but I hate my wardrobe right now.   ::)

Somewhere else in this thread, someone said that the real inch loss comes after the boot camp.  Your muscles can be a little swollen from all of that working out.  The real results come in the next couple of months when you are working out every other day.  

I'm also one of those unlucky people who doesn't lose any weight without calorie restriction.  Just try really hard to only eat when you're hungry, and stop when you're satisfied.  It works!  The forums on the T-Tapp also have a lot of encouragement.  There is one lady who lost SO MUCH weight, and did it just this way.  It didn't always happen when she wanted it, though.  Sometimes she could go three months before seeing a change, but she went down a ton of dress sizes within a year or more.  It will change your body if you just try not to overeat, and be consistent.  Just be patient, and  keep it up the hard work, and the weight loss will come!!
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: Pennie April 11, 2008, 08:02:55 AM


I'm with you, Mrs. B.  I LOVE the twists!  I agree that it has helped tighten up my tummy, sort of suck it in from all sides.  Sometimes that's all I do.  Especially after sitting all day, such as on a trip, the twists clear your brain and get the kinks out of your torso.

And I'm a short torso, MommaJo.  Know you didn't ask me, but thought I'd volunteer the info, anyway.  (http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/winking/winking0048.gif) (http://www.lawyer-solicitors-uk.co.uk)  I just bend over as far as my body will allow and really squeeze them abs as you roll back up. 
I am so glad you said this.  I have been concentrating on tightening my buns but not concentrating on tightening my abs and that is what is preventing me from buying and wearing clothes of the size I want.  Thanks!
And thank you Skelliott2, I will keep at it.  :)  That is encouraging.
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: *MommaJo* April 11, 2008, 08:56:07 AM
Thanks for all the talk on the twist. 
Its encouraging.

 8)

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: skelliott2 April 11, 2008, 09:12:48 AM
Have any of you read the book, Lose your Mummy Tummy??  She has a lot of the same concepts as Theresa Tapp.  I think the main reason I lost in my stomach was from the tightening of it.  If you tighten your tummy during the workout, and throughout the day, it closes that separation in our ab muscles that we all get from our pregnancies.  Maybe that's why the inch loss is so dramatic in our stomachs when we follow form while T-Tapping...
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: Mrs. B April 11, 2008, 11:03:49 AM
Are you a long torso?  I think Im combo.  Maybe that's why I don't care for it.



I finally really measured and though I thought I was a long torso, I'm really just a combo who ventures toward long torso.... I was really just looking for something to blame because I've always thought that I had short little legs even though I'm 5'8".
I do tend to have a small waist and the twist really shrinks it even more... maybe that's why I love it so much.
I also find that when I quit doing the BWO I tend to have much more back pain/discomfort in general. 
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: Pennie April 11, 2008, 11:33:49 AM
Have any of you read the book, Lose your Mummy Tummy??  She has a lot of the same concepts as Theresa Tapp.  I think the main reason I lost in my stomach was from the tightening of it.  If you tighten your tummy during the workout, and throughout the day, it closes that separation in our ab muscles that we all get from our pregnancies.  Maybe that's why the inch loss is so dramatic in our stomachs when we follow form while T-Tapping...
Okay, this made me think.  I have always had "tummy separation" so bad that even after a couple of yrs w/o being preggo I have a "creater" I call it. When I tighten my tummy muscle I can feel the in b/t you know?  And my midwife told me when I was preggo last time that it was so bad it would never completely go back....I have had much discomfort from it in the past if I was "backed up" or something and my tummy would barley touch the sink when washing dishes it would hurt so bad.  I was told someone HAVE to have surgery b/c it gets so sensitive.  well, it hasn't hurt in a long time but I thought it was b/c I was eating better and stuff.  Well, after reading the above post I began to wonder....so I went and laid down and tried to find my "creator" and I can't.  So I am wondering if the ttapp method of exercising has "fixed" it.  Now I did just finish the BWO+ but I am going to be checking again and again to see.  :)  I have had ttapp for over a yr but have never done it faitfully. I think the longest "boot camp" until now was like 5 days.  The weekend always messed me up.  I hate exercising on Sunday.   Anyway it would be really cool if this was taking care of "that"  ;D
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: skelliott2 April 11, 2008, 03:54:20 PM
Wow!  Wouldn't it be great if TTapp really is fixing this??!!
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: Pennie April 12, 2008, 05:49:31 AM
Wow!  Wouldn't it be great if TTapp really is fixing this??!!
I really think it is being fixed and I do think it must be the TTapp.  It's go to be that.  Pretty cool.  ;D
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: Pennie April 14, 2008, 03:13:49 AM
Well, I thought I was going to quit updating some but......here I am again.  I only got 13 days in a row in.  Sundays are just a hard day to exerise for me....so today should be my first off day but since I didn't yesterday I will today. 

As far as measuring in 13 days(I measured this morning)
Bust - lost 1 inch
waist - uh, gained 1 inch
abs  - lost 1 inch
hips - lost 1/4 inch
up thigh - r- same l - gained 1 inch
lower thigh - r - lost 1/4 l - lost 1/4
calf - 1/2 inch on both
arm - r - same l - lost 1/4
So, I guess given what I lost and gained I lost a total of two inches.  Doesn't really sound all that great.  No change in the clothes I can wear but maybe in the next weeks I will see more difference.  I plan on trying to add some exercises since I will only be doing every other day.  I also plan on trying to change my eating habits.  Lately they have actually been worse than normal.  Have birthday boy here on sunday so that in is a night of cake and icecream and such.  After that I should be good for awhile and not have days where I shouldn't be too tempted.  Oh, I do feel firmer and my cellulite does seem to be diminished.  I have been faithful to brush. 
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: T April 14, 2008, 05:55:52 AM
Pennie,  did you see my post a while back about the book "The Truth About Beauty?" (check www.informedbeauty.com)  She discusses real foods and how to eat what you want to get healthy.  You just change what you want to eat.  It really seems to go along with T-Tapp IMO.  It may take a while to accomplish but her testimony can really inspire.  I got it at the library and then bought it for myself.  It is helping me change my health, too!  Way to go on the inch loss and loss of your 'crater!'  And yes, I like the twist and now I imagine I'll get more out of it if I try the tips you girls posted! 
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: bizymum April 14, 2008, 08:54:07 AM
Pennie, that's great!!  Good job!!  Remember, You may see more inch loss after 2 days off too.  I know it can be discouraging to hope for more drastic results than what the measuring tape says.  You might even ask your hubby what he thinks.  My hubby was always surprised that there wasn't more inch loss reflected in my measurements because he said he thought I looked much smaller.   :D  Gotta love a man like that!!  What if you add a quick 20min walk everyday?  I need to do this more myself!!   :P  Gets the heart rate up and the lymph sysytem moving! 
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: Pennie April 14, 2008, 08:59:58 AM
Pennie, that's great!!  Good job!!  Remember, You may see more inch loss after 2 days off too.  I know it can be discouraging to hope for more drastic results than what the measuring tape says.  You might even ask your hubby what he thinks.  My hubby was always surprised that there wasn't more inch loss reflected in my measurements because he said he thought I looked much smaller.   :D  Gotta love a man like that!!  What if you add a quick 20min walk everyday?  I need to do this more myself!!   :P  Gets the heart rate up and the lymph sysytem moving! 
Thanks!!  I do think I look firmer.  Right now I don't have a good place/way to walk.  I am thinking about buying a wagon though so the kids and I can walk.  We live on a main busy street in more of a business district. 
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: bizymum April 14, 2008, 09:06:47 AM
yea, hubs and I are thinking of getting a treadmill since getting everyone out for a walk can get tedious....we're trying to find a used one for a decent price, since they're so $$ brand new.
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: SarahK April 14, 2008, 09:13:00 AM
My Mom lost over 100 pounds by walking - much of that time was during the winter and it was all done in North Dakota.  How?  She had a pedometer and walked around and round in the partially finished basement of their 3BR parsonage.  It wasn't terribly exciting, but she put on headphones, listened to whatever she wanted and went round & round & round...
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: Pennie April 14, 2008, 09:17:47 AM
I do have some walk away the pounds tapes.  I COULD do that on off days but I probly won't.   :)
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: bizymum April 14, 2008, 09:22:08 AM
My Mom lost over 100 pounds by walking - much of that time was during the winter and it was all done in North Dakota.  How?  She had a pedometer and walked around and round in the partially finished basement of their 3BR parsonage.  It wasn't terribly exciting, but she put on headphones, listened to whatever she wanted and went round & round & round...

WOW!!  Over 100lbs??  Go Mama Go!!  And I thought I spent my day going around in circles!!  Haha!!  Really, though, that is great!!  She's one determined lady!  I don't know that I could've done it!
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: bizymum April 19, 2008, 04:00:54 AM
Ok, about the sore feet after working out.  I was talking to a friend of mine who is a fitness trainer when I was having the same problem.  She told me it is the lunges that do it.  It's important during lunges to keep your weight on the heel of the front foot and to push up through the heel and glutes.  I had been keeping alot of weight on the back foot and that causes major soreness and cramping in my feet and my calves.  Once I started putting my weight on the right foot, my feet and calves stopped hurting.  Just thought I would pass it on, maybe it will help someone else too.
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: Pennie April 23, 2008, 02:52:55 AM
Thanks for the feet tip.  :)  I did try that.  My feet didn't hurt has badly however I do notice the main pain comes after hoedowns and the balance sequence.  So I think it is me trying to keep balance.  I did try to put more weight on my heel doing that too.  I am thinking I may need t visit the "slow success" thread over there.  I am acutally into my 4th week.  13 days straight(I wonder if missing that 14th day messed me up?) and then EOD HOWEVER it's probly going to turn into just 3 days a week b/c I just can't movtivate myself on Sundays w/ church and all.  And that is my day to take  nap.   :P  I will tap on Saturdays if I don't have anywhere to go but last Sat was full so not time.  And of course I am not doing a FULL workout but I have read where others saw tons of change w/o doing the full workout.  I do plan on adding an exercise each week.  I am up to the airplanes.  Not really looking forward to THN.
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: prolifeguyswife April 24, 2008, 06:38:29 AM
I read through a good portion of this thread and I'm still really skeptical, especially of the organ moving. I do 40 minutes on an elliptical machine 3-5 times a week, and I don't want to give that up, but I want to lose some inches!

Is there a portion of this that would complement my cardio work? Does the organ moving by itself accomplish anything?
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: Whiterock April 24, 2008, 06:53:05 AM
I have to say that I can completely understand the organ moving thing. My situation may not apply to you but ever since my last baby was born nothing feels like it's in the right place. I have said that repeatedly and tried to explain to people that I'm not just talking about my reproductive organs, but everything in my abdomen just feels "out of place". And it hurts when my ds plays on my belly. The thread on belly wrapping talks about that and I finally visited the Mummy Tummy site and was so relieved to find out that I'm not crazy... things really aren't in the right place.

Now I'm trying to decide if I should buy some TTapp videos or go with the Mummy Tummy stuff, or try to find something equivalent. But I have to do something, this feeling is driving me crazy.

WR
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: skelliott2 April 24, 2008, 11:24:07 AM
Ok, I've read mummy tummy and done T-Tapp.  I think the part with both that is similar is:

Squeezing your stomach.  With T-Tapp, you do this in T-Tapp stance.  You can get some of the info for this on her website, or in her book.

With mummy tummy, you do this sitting up straight in a chair.  You suck in your stomach really hard for several counts about 10 times, then you suck it in and out  faster, but very hard,  for about 100 times.  You do this a lot throughout the day.  I only checked this one out of the library, so I might have the amounts wrong, but the general concept is: squeeze your tummy.  This strengthens the muscles enough to go back into place and hold in those organs.

If you want something more formal, T-Tapp is the way to go.  If you would be disciplined enough to squeeze your tummy throughout the day, mummy tummy would work. 

However, T-Tapp also helps tone hips, thighs, arms and such.  So, if you want total body, T-Tapp would be better, but if stomach is your main concern, mummy tummy is a lot cheaper. 

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: Pennie April 28, 2008, 03:09:30 AM
K, here I am again.  I'm sorry I keep coming back I try not to but..... :DI can't help myself.  So, b/t last Monday and this monday.......8 1/4 inches overall. I won't break it down this time.  Only one spot was bigger that was my arm by 1/2 inch.  SO, I don't know I am not 100% confident in my measuring skills so for what it's work 8 1/4 inches.  NOW that is EVERYTHING added, both legs in three different places both arms the "works."  Now I am not any sizes smaller in fact my skirt I am using as my "clothes gage" really shows no difference at all.....bummer there but I guess when it's only 1/4 to 1 inch here and there that would make sense, that is why she wants you to measure.  I have not really lost weight BUT I haven't gained and doing things like eating icecream for supper last night after church well, that's pretty good.  NOT only has my eating not improved it's probly worse and still I have not gained.  I am still drinking 2-3 qts of salt water and I do get SOME exercise most every day even on my day off.  Like walking or something.  Nothing vigorous though.  I have been doing this faithfully since Mrch 31st. A 13 day BC adn the EOD during the week.  I just can't fit it in on Sunday so it ends up just be 3 days a week.  I do feel leaner, I can tell when I tighten my muscles they are tighter, I have been brushing faithfully too and not taking any alflafa or anything and I THINK I see improvement in my cell.  AS to the organs, I had REALLY bad distasis and that seems to have come back together.  Not sure which exercise has done it but something has.  I know I said that a few posts up but I don't want anyone to miss that b/c if someone had said that when I first looked into this that would have been a "deal maker" for me.  I find that I can hold in my tummy better and I am more conscious of tightening and standing right and do it more often.  I AM waiting for the weightloss to kick in.  How long does that take to show up?  I am all for the smaller but I am still "obssess" about the scale so I still have about 45 pounds I want to lose regardless of inch loss.  Oh, and I have not done a full workout once.  The longest I go so far is up to the airplanes and that is just the last week.  My BC I only did BWO+ and ins 2 up thru puppet pulls so you can see change w/o the full workout.  I get a little bummed reading the tap forums b/c there are so many other workouts people talk about that make fast changes but I just can't buy anything else right now and haven't taken the time to look into habit formers......
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: prolifeguyswife April 29, 2008, 05:59:38 PM
Help!

I tried this for the first time - I checked out the book from the library, and it had an instructional DVD with it. I did exactly what she was doing (I think!) and I didn't really feel anything. How do you know if you're doing it right? It didn't feel like anything and it seems too good to be true. Just once a day?
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: lotsaboys April 30, 2008, 04:54:45 AM
Help!

I tried this for the first time - I checked out the book from the library, and it had an instructional DVD with it. I did exactly what she was doing (I think!) and I didn't really feel anything. How do you know if you're doing it right? It didn't feel like anything and it seems too good to be true. Just once a day?

Were you "tucking" REAL hard/tight? I don't think I felt as much the first time I did time #2 or 3. Also, is it the Basic Workout Plus that's on this DVD?
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: natural April 30, 2008, 11:42:45 AM
Ok, I've read mummy tummy and done T-Tapp.  I think the part with both that is similar is:

Squeezing your stomach.  With T-Tapp, you do this in T-Tapp stance.  You can get some of the info for this on her website, or in her book.

With mummy tummy, you do this sitting up straight in a chair.  You suck in your stomach really hard for several counts about 10 times, then you suck it in and out  faster, but very hard,  for about 100 times.  You do this a lot throughout the day.  I only checked this one out of the library, so I might have the amounts wrong, but the general concept is: squeeze your tummy.  This strengthens the muscles enough to go back into place and hold in those organs.

If you want something more formal, T-Tapp is the way to go.  If you would be disciplined enough to squeeze your tummy throughout the day, mummy tummy would work. 

However, T-Tapp also helps tone hips, thighs, arms and such.  So, if you want total body, T-Tapp would be better, but if stomach is your main concern, mummy tummy is a lot cheaper. 



WR--
I am just coming in on the tail end of this (if iit is a continuation) I read this definition of Mummy Tummy and the big difference I can see is: with T-tapp, you are training your whole body to support itself, not just strengthening just your tummy, if you are having tummy "issues"  :) you will find from T-tapp, that just by learning how to put your shoulders back, your tummy eventually automatically tucks itself...

Just try it now...stand up straight, toes straight ahead, knees bent a bit, turn your wrists outward a bit, and shoulders back ...can you feel your tummy tuck? If you don't, you will eventually when you train your body --and it is not hard...just take the t-tapp stance for a little while and you will eventually "default" to that position.

T-tapp teaches total body alignment which is really necessary when wanting to FEEL good too. It also promotes Lymph pumping (pumping the toxins out of your body via the Lymph system which is not like the blood where it has a heart to pump it, you need movement and the right kind of movement (properly aligned) circulate all the built up toxins and liquid fat...otherwise it just sits in our bodies and causes TROUBLE (pudgy tummies :) and other areas--uh-humm -- the area I am sitting on now  ;D).

I noticed a difference right away in my tummy just by doing the Try Before You buy moves on her website ( www.t-tapp.com ).

The Organs in Place move is in her book at the library too, not sure if you can get a good description online or not.

Just my 2 cents  :D
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: Whiterock April 30, 2008, 11:47:19 AM
Thanks for the replies ladies.
WR
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: prolifeguyswife April 30, 2008, 03:46:30 PM
Help!

I tried this for the first time - I checked out the book from the library, and it had an instructional DVD with it. I did exactly what she was doing (I think!) and I didn't really feel anything. How do you know if you're doing it right? It didn't feel like anything and it seems too good to be true. Just once a day?

Were you "tucking" REAL hard/tight? I don't think I felt as much the first time I did time #2 or 3. Also, is it the Basic Workout Plus that's on this DVD?

I think I'll try to tuck harder, if I'm supposed to. It was only a video demonstration of Organs in Place/ Half Frog movements. Then it has a section for "hoedowns" but I'm not quite brave enough for that yet. Is this what you guys are using?
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: T May 01, 2008, 03:09:20 AM
I watched what you are talking about when I checked the book out.  IMO the only reason to buy the book is for that video because, surprisingly, those first two are not in the basic+.  I have yet to get them right because I had to return the book quickly since someone else had it on hold.  Have I missed something on the website where she demos these on a target pop?  The workout she explains IN (too much) DETAIL in the book is what the majority of the girls on this thread are doing.  Much of it is explained on the target pops and try before you buy videos.  You get a taste there but the whole video and the threads here and on her site help greatly with technique.   
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: lotsaboys May 01, 2008, 02:43:47 PM
Help!

I tried this for the first time - I checked out the book from the library, and it had an instructional DVD with it. I did exactly what she was doing (I think!) and I didn't really feel anything. How do you know if you're doing it right? It didn't feel like anything and it seems too good to be true. Just once a day?

Were you "tucking" REAL hard/tight? I don't think I felt as much the first time I did time #2 or 3. Also, is it the Basic Workout Plus that's on this DVD?

I think I'll try to tuck harder, if I'm supposed to. It was only a video demonstration of Organs in Place/ Half Frog movements. Then it has a section for "hoedowns" but I'm not quite brave enough for that yet. Is this what you guys are using?

I'm using the first video, Instructional #1, which doesn't have any of those movements in it but does add hoedowns in Basic Workout Plus (same DVD). hth
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: Whiterock May 03, 2008, 05:07:09 PM
Which video should you start with?

WR
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: skelliott2 May 03, 2008, 07:27:43 PM
The best video to start with is the Basic Workout Plus.  It gives her basic moves in 15 minutes. 

If you are a serious exerciser, and think the 15 minute one won't be enough, it might be worth it to get the total workout.  That's what I started with.  It has the basic workout on it, then adds to that with part 2.   When you put the first and second together, you have the Total Workout.  It lasts for 45 or 50 minutes, so you have a long time of tummy tightening, and this one works the legs and arms a lot more. 

If you don't think you'll ever do that much, another way to go would be the basic workout as well as step away the inches.  This is also sold in a package.  The step workout is a 20 minute walking workout.  It's not as intense as the total workout, but is a good fat burning CD, and gives some variety, if you don't want to do the same thing every day. 
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: cecac May 04, 2008, 08:28:43 AM
The book has a good diet plan that I want to start for dh and I (ala Nourishing Traditions style)  after our baby is born.  I could not figure out the moves from the book, lol, I had to look at the book too much to do anything. ::)

We have Basic Workout Plus.  We plan on using that according to the book:  Do a 7 day boot camp (once per day) and then do it every other day until we drop two clothes sizes each.  I also plan on aerobics (Nordic Trak and walking) 2-3 times per week, working up to 30 mins each time.

I am going to do the measurements as she describes in the book, also, for dh and I.  If I have not lost two dress sizes and a couple of inches on my hot spots (thighs and waist) in a couple of months doing Basic Workout Plus three to four times per week, then I'm going to invest in the Total Workout and try that 1-2 times per week.

Being in a weakened state with adrenals, it might would be a while before I could do 45-50 minutes without pulling my back out.  I also like skelliot 2's idea of Basic Workout plus and stepping away the inches--might think on that one, too.

So that's my plan anyway.  Don't know if it helps any.  At least I've admitted my goals here, so maybe that'll give me some incentive to get myself moving again.
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: Pennie May 04, 2008, 08:45:20 AM
I was kind of bummed b/c I am in my 3rd week post a 13 day bootcamp.  Granted I only did OIP/HF BWO+ and Instr. 2 up thru puppet pulls but it is obvious I won't lose even one size by week five.  SO, that is sad.  I have also faithfully brushed once a day that whole time. I do feel firmer and I have lost some inches but it is such a small portion in each place that it doesn't amount to me being able to wear any of my smaller clothes OR a lesser dress size.  HOWEVER yesterday was an off day so I decided to just learn some new moves from the Inst 2 so I started a the beginning of that and went thru the hoedowns on that. WOW, it's a killer so I can see how doing the whole work out might result in losing some sizes.  I did start a colon cleanse yesterday so for this first week of it I plan to only do fruits and veggies.  I did break down and have some carob brownies.........bad of me but the only really bad thing in them was the sugar.  I was using WW so....today I have done good.  Oh, and I don't plan on giving up my coffee....yet.  :)
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: cecac May 04, 2008, 10:53:08 AM
Oh Pennie, (((((hugs)))).  I'll come back and report if I have the same problem with BWO+. 
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: skelliott2 May 04, 2008, 11:10:29 AM
I'm sorry the results aren't more.  What a bummer.  It does seem to make a really big difference in some people to do the whole workout vs. the shorter one.  Maybe a body type difference??

When I worked out using the 'Firm' series for years, I did notice that pattern.  The people who did only the first half of the tape got way less results than people who did the whole 50 minute tape.  Now, we were all in our twenties with one or two babies, so we weren't in terrible shape to begin with, just needed some serious body readjustment, nothing seemed to be in the same place, if you kwim.   :-[

Maybe you're just one of those types of people, who just need that extra amount to get good results.    :P

Also, I lost a lot more inches when I also watched what I ate.  For me, at least, exercise alone never finished the job.  It took calorie reduction as well.  If only we were like some of her testimonials, who only did 15 minutes a day, and changed their lives that easily! 
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: Pennie May 04, 2008, 11:20:43 AM
Thanks for the encouragements.   :) I am a bummed about not seeing huge results right away.  Like that one girl a few weeks about BUT I am happy and will keep going b/c......my distasis is gone or if that's how you say it.  My huge gap in muscle is gone  ;D.  I was just doing OIP and I just had to "test" it again b/c it really is amazing and my back pain is gone so that is really neat.  I really think if I had all this exta front skin removed I would be able to go down a size but I am not ABOUT to wear something tight enough to show that "apron" look.   :P That is ick to me.  I never had weight issues until I had a baby.  Then I "develped" thryroid issues and just always gain a ton when I am preggo.  My family on my dads side have always had ample everything that can be ample and I got it all so I shouldn't be surprised.  AND I'm short.  Got that from mom. Thanks mom.   :D
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: skelliott2 May 04, 2008, 11:40:29 AM
Wow!!!  That's so great that the diastasis is gone.  I'd call that a HUGE result.  Maybe now that that's gone, the inches will begin?  Also, sometimes I lose weight better after exercising a month or two.  It's like my metabolism has to catch up before weight and inches come off. 

Also, on the T-Tapp forum, people who really want results with excess skin said that they brush twice per day.  It's OK to do that, and can really help speed up the skin tightening results.  Just don't brush right before bed.  When I do that, I can't seem to go to sleep.  :)

Another thing T-Tappers do, and I haven't tried this, but it sounds interesting, is a salt bath with a few drops of grapefruit seed extract thrown in every couple of days.  I think it's grapefruit seed extract.  You might want to go to the forum and check to be sure.  Theresa sells it, but you can get it at health food stores as well.  It's supposed to help with lymph drainage/cleansing, and speed the whole skin tightening process.  Maybe worth a try. 

I know this isn't specifically T-Tapp, but have you considered taking Kelp?  It's a sea vegetable with a lot of iodine, that's supposed to boost the thyroid.  Maybe some thyroid boosting supplements would help finish the job.   

Good job on all the hard work, and stomach strengthening!!!!
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: Pennie May 04, 2008, 11:44:40 AM
I am on a natural thyroid supp.  I have been for about 1 yr.  I got it from my ND, not sure how long to take it.  I have seen good results.  My hair loss as lessened a TON.  That was my main symptom.  I probly need to have a blood test done as I am not near my ND anymore.  I will definitely look into the bath thing.  I will try to brush twice.  I was wondering if it would help, but I have been too lazy.  I get overwhelmed on the tap threads but I do go over there some.  I plan to work on the eating thing too.  Thanks again for your help and suggestions!!  :)
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: Rikki May 08, 2008, 10:49:40 AM
You ttapp ladies are going to hate me for this but......
ttapp just didn't work for me either! ugh! I started with BWO+ and did it 3 times a week for 2 months and did feel good and was a bit more toned, BUT I definetely did not have the results all the other gals had. I only had a sz (maybe 2) to lose, and was already in great physical shape so maybe that's why? Not sure! But it was an expensive work out and I was a bit dissapointed.  :P
  Chicometrics works SO GREAT for me -- I finally started a topic about it just because I have loved it so much and really felt like I should share my great results.
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: Nickole May 08, 2008, 11:15:54 AM
You ttapp ladies are going to hate me for this but......
ttapp just didn't work for me either! ugh! I started with BWO+ and did it 3 times a week for 2 months and did feel good and was a bit more toned, BUT I definetely did not have the results all the other gals had. I only had a sz (maybe 2) to lose, and was already in great physical shape so maybe that's why? Not sure! But it was an expensive work out and I was a bit dissapointed.  :P
  Chicometrics works SO GREAT for me -- I finally started a topic about it just because I have loved it so much and really felt like I should share my great results.

Rikki, I also have one more size to lose, and am tapping like crazy still but my progess has halted.  I am incorporating more cardio though, so my opinion is that the last stubborn few pounds/inches are just, well, stubborn.  I also am in pretty good shape, so maybe that is why I need more cardio.  I love how T-tapp makes me feel though.  I think it's great for the lymphatic system, etc, and ended my lower back aches, so I will keep doing it, but she also has more cardio programs that might help.  You can sell your DVD  :).  I will check out that thread you mentioned!
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: Rikki May 08, 2008, 11:53:03 AM

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Rikki, I also have one more size to lose, and am tapping like crazy still but my progess has halted.  I am incorporating more cardio though, so my opinion is that the last stubborn few pounds/inches are just, well, stubborn.  I also am in pretty good shape, so maybe that is why I need more cardio.  I love how T-tapp makes me feel though.  I think it's great for the lymphatic system, etc, and ended my lower back aches, so I will keep doing it, but she also has more cardio programs that might help.  You can sell your DVD  :).  I will check out that thread you mentioned!
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 Don't get me wrong, I LOVED how ttapp made me feel as well - but I feel even better doing chicometrics and have personally seen results faster. Dping more cardio definetly helps, but when we were doing ttapp I was walking 3-4 miles 4-5 times a week, not to mention I am just very active during the day anyway and didn't lose the inches fast enough. I can do less walking with Chicometrics and tone up faster. And I'm serious my cellulite is almost completly gone! CRAZY! If there was no chicometrics, I would for sure be doing ttapp because it did tone and make me feel good, but I have toned up better with chico and seen results faster.
 So maybe I shouldn't have said "ttapp didn't work for me' becaues it did - just not like Chicometrics did! And Chicometrics was just twice a week and cheaper. And my hubby will do it with me - he HATED ttapp!  ;D
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: skelliott2 May 08, 2008, 03:17:12 PM
You ttapp ladies are going to hate me for this but......

Oh, no.  I always want to hear about effective workouts!!!  Thanks for the suggestion!
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: seekingHISheart June 01, 2008, 11:27:11 AM
Help! Ok, I am REALLY struggling with T-Tapp.  I just cant seem to get anywhere!  I keep trying to focus on the form, and by the time I think I am halfway there, they are 3 moves ahead!  I have never been coordinated, I cant copy or mirror, and I get so frustrated.  Any tips for me?  Is it ok if I never get the right form?  I dont even understand all the terms she is using for the form...haha
Yes, I am really that bad, you will NEVER see me dance in public  :o
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: Texas Girl. June 01, 2008, 01:42:04 PM
It might help to get the book?  She goes over move step by step in words and pictures. 
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: skelliott2 July 21, 2008, 03:36:16 AM
Good morning, ladies!  I just wanted to let you know that T-Tapp.com has posted an amazing deal for today only on the forum.  If you go to forums, Nutrition/Diet, it's the first post at the top.

If you buy 2 alfalfa and 2 fibertox, you get them for 50% off, and Theresa will throw in a teeth whitener spray, B-12 spray, Immune boost spray and a tote bag!!!  It also has free shipping!  So, for $40,you get about $140 worth of products.  But, the offer ends at midnight, so if you want it, order today!!
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: AgainstTheGrain July 21, 2008, 09:03:10 AM
Keswick - I hope you've not given up on T-Tapp - believe me the form will come! Just concentrate on 1 thing at a time like bum tuck. Then once you get the feel for that, move on to knee-little-toe (KLT). It's not the easiest thing in the world  :P  I'm quite coordinated and was a dancer in highschool and college and I bobbled all over the place when I started. I could not for the life of me figure out how to tuck your bum while standing to do Hoe Downs  :-\  Now, not a problem. Just remember every time you bobble and pull yourself back to center you're building those core muscles  ;D.  If you have to slow down, that's fine!! I often do PBS slower than she does because  I like to stretch out my  stiff neck. Just back up and do it again!!

The beauty of T-Tapp is you're form doesn't have to be great to get results! But as you get stronger, your form will improve.  ;)  Just keep tappin'!!!

Vanessa

Help! Ok, I am REALLY struggling with T-Tapp.  I just cant seem to get anywhere!  I keep trying to focus on the form, and by the time I think I am halfway there, they are 3 moves ahead!  I have never been coordinated, I cant copy or mirror, and I get so frustrated.  Any tips for me?  Is it ok if I never get the right form?  I dont even understand all the terms she is using for the form...haha
Yes, I am really that bad, you will NEVER see me dance in public  :o
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: skelliott2 July 21, 2008, 11:41:57 AM
I just saw some more amazing specials available on the forum.  This special is good until July 31st.  Anyway, if you go to T-Tapp forums, and choose their general chat section, this is the first posting!!!  So, if anyone's been wanting to try t-tapp, or step away the inches, now would definitely be the time!!! This is a quote from Casey Ellis, one of the employees of TTapp:

If you've been thinking about ordering T-Tapp, now is the time! Check out these specials...

All orders over $40.00 receive FREE bottle of WhiteBrite Spray ($19.95 bonus value!)

*Free shipping offers are for US orders only.


15 Minute Basic Plus Workout - free Immune Boost sublingual and WhiteBrite Teeth Whitener spray

15 Minute Basic Plus and Step Away Set - free B-12 Plus sublingual, WhiteBrite Teeth Whitener spray + FREE SHIPPING*

Step Away the Inches Walking Workout - Special price - $9.95 (regular retail $24.95) includes free WhiteBrite Teeth Whitener spray + FREE SHIPPING*

T-Tapp Total Workout - free B-12 Plus and Immune Boost sublinguals, WhiteBrite Teeth Whitener spray

T-Tapp MORE - 4 workouts in 1 - Rehab Program - free B-12 Plus and Immune Boost sublinguals, WhiteBrite Teeth Whitener spray

CRT Skin Tightening System - free B-12 Plus and PG+ sublinguals, and WhiteBrite Teeth Whitener spray

SUPER CRT Skin Tightening System - 2 FREE Immune Boost sublingual and 1 B-12 Plus sublingual and 1 B-12 Plus spray

T-Tapp Total System - free B-12 Plus, Immune Boost, PG+ sublinguals, and WhiteBrite Teeth Whitener spray + FREE SHIPPING*
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: Helpmeetmom July 21, 2008, 07:07:41 PM
Thanks again for the heads up skelliot!  Me and my sis both got some stuff.  Saved a ton of money !  Thanks again!
   
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: Helpmeetmom July 28, 2008, 04:12:32 AM
Hi,    I'm going to start doing the beginner's rehab boot camp today.  Anyone want to do a boot camp with me?  I would so much rather have friends to do this with and keep track of our progress.  I'm thinking 4-7 days hopefully.  Pm me or post!  Thanks!
Heidi
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: ThreeLittlePigs September 30, 2008, 04:28:27 PM
Hi ladies, I just purchased T-tapp BWO and waiting to get here.  I have been reading this thread (like 3 pages a day since it's sooooooooo long) and was just wondering if anyone who is experts (someone like Againstthegrain :)) can organize the T-tapp thread?!  I don't know~ one thread for T-tapp Beginner or you can even divide the thread by the workout.  What do you say?  It's been so quiet (no post since July), what's going on?
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: lotsaboys October 02, 2008, 06:20:26 PM
Hi ladies, I just purchased T-tapp BWO and waiting to get here.  I have been reading this thread (like 3 pages a day since it's sooooooooo long) and was just wondering if anyone who is experts (someone like Againstthegrain :)) can organize the T-tapp thread?!  I don't know~ one thread for T-tapp Beginner or you can even divide the thread by the workout. 

Good idea on a summary!
What do you say?  It's been so quiet (no post since July), what's going on?

Its summer. :) Right ladies?
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: skelliott2 November 08, 2008, 04:17:55 PM
Lani, on the T-Tapp forum has a great contest/checklist to keep everyone going over the holidays.  It's called T'appy Holiday.  Here's the link:

http://forum.t-tapp.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=96658&whichpage=1

Anyone want to join??
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: hsink November 17, 2008, 02:58:23 PM
Hi ladies, I just purchased T-tapp BWO and waiting to get here.  I have been reading this thread (like 3 pages a day since it's sooooooooo long) and was just wondering if anyone who is experts (someone like Againstthegrain :)) can organize the T-tapp thread?!  I don't know~ one thread for T-tapp Beginner or you can even divide the thread by the workout.  What do you say?  It's been so quiet (no post since July), what's going on?

Hi California Girl~~~
So have you gotten started on those intructionals yet? How is it going for you?
I remember when ATG started this thread and in so doing got me hooked on tapping...and baking whole wheat bread  ;D It has gotten quite long and jumbled up hasn't it.  I'm impressed if you've read through it all. As nice as it sounds to have it all organized your best bet may be to head over to the t-tapp forums. There is a wealth of info over there and the trainers that moderate the forums are great for answering questions. Hopefully it isn't to overwhelming...

Lani, on the T-Tapp forum has a great contest/checklist to keep everyone going over the holidays.  It's called T'appy Holiday.  Here's the link:

http://forum.t-tapp.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=96658&whichpage=1

Anyone want to join??
So are you doing this? Every year I think that I should.............and then don't ever get around to it!


As a side note...today is my sons 8 month birthday and my first post-partum t-tapping. T-tapp has been great for recovering from pregnancy (was great for during pregnancy also) and I am back to my pre-pregnancy weight. In comparison, with my 3 babies before this I have usually weighed 15lbs more at the 8 month mark. Just for reference my pre-pregnancy weight is 168lb and I'm 5'9" and I gained at least 40lbs by the time I delivered our 10lb3oz boy. I have never been very thin and still have some weight to lose but I have lots of energy and am glad that I have been able to do t-tapp.
I know they say you don't have to diet and you can still lose sizes but I have to be careful how far I take that mentality or my eating sabotages my exercise!

Happy T-tapping!!!
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: skelliott2 November 17, 2008, 03:37:11 PM
Yes, I am.  I'm thinking that anything that keeps me motivated over the holidays has got to be a good thing!!  I'm also doing the twice a week fasting that Lani recommends over there.  I've lost 2 pounds, since starting last week, so the two things combined seem to be a working!! 

It's not to late to start.  All you have to do is sign up and get the spreadsheet.  Something about having a checklist is motivating! I'm doing OK, not great, but I'm definitely doing more than I would without it!!!
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: boysmama November 30, 2008, 07:11:37 PM
Well gals, finally, finally I have a TTapp workout! I've been doing the free moves for a long time, but dh saw how determined I was and decided to help me out. I got him to watch the Intro tape and he felt how much her methods did and got the Basic for us to do together.
It is HARD.  :o I'm used to hard, heavy farm work and it left me shaking in the legs. I was so pleased to measure and compare to her descrips of body type. Mostly I need to do this to regain good balance and fine tuned muscle control. My muscles tend to be bulky from the heavy work. I loved Pilates years ago so hope this will be similar. Wish me success!  ;)
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: its_me518 December 04, 2008, 08:51:03 AM
Ok... I might get in trouble for this, but I have to try. I know that deep down somewhere on the thread is the answer... BUT please forgive me..  :-[ There are 27 pages to read. I have started reading them, and REALLY want to buy TTAPP. I don't know how long it will take me to read through all the pages, but I want to buy in NOW. So can any of you experienced Ttappers... give me a list of EXACTLEY which DVDS I need to get. I would prefer to get a list of ALL the ones that work so I can get them at the same time. Please help me out!!  :)

Thanks!!
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: ThreeLittlePigs December 04, 2008, 09:09:30 AM
I know what you mean about reading 27 pages. I wanted someone to reorganize T-tapp thread, but who has time, right?   I have read almost all of the pages though..
I think you should start with Basic Workout DVD.. well, let me go back. 
First of all, go to www.t-tapp.com and read as much as you can.  They have their own forum which will help you pinpoint the answer to your questions.  I believe every 3rd tuesday of the month, they have some sort of sale going on, like shipping free. 
You can also go to the library and rent Teresa Tapp's book "Fit and Fabulous in 15 mintues" and learn some techniques through the book also.  SOme ladies just use the book and work out at home.  But any event, you should go to their website.  You can print out some exercise forms for free too.
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: SarahK December 04, 2008, 09:51:33 AM
When we started here we got the book and the 2 disc set that has Basic Workout Plus Hoedowns and Total Workout.  The book was good but I'm too visual to get that text to transfer into me moving around somewhere.    BUT it gives good info about what to watch for in form that there just isn't space for in the video.  If you get the book you will get a discount code for future purchases.

The Basic is a good workout.  Could just that one for a long time I think.  The Total workout is more comprehensive and lots longer in time.  I've only had time in my day for that on a few occasions.  If time is a regular issue for you, you may never use it. 

In my mind - that's the basic/primary stuff.  The T-tapp website is best for this sort of specific question though.  They are good.
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: hsink December 04, 2008, 11:46:35 AM
Ok... I might get in trouble for this, but I have to try. I know that deep down somewhere on the thread is the answer... BUT please forgive me..  :-[ There are 27 pages to read. I have started reading them, and REALLY want to buy TTAPP. I don't know how long it will take me to read through all the pages, but I want to buy in NOW. So can any of you experienced Ttappers... give me a list of EXACTLEY which DVDS I need to get. I would prefer to get a list of ALL the ones that work so I can get them at the same time. Please help me out!!  :)

Thanks!!

What they said:)  and I would add that I love Step Away the Inches and Step it to the Max!

And I particularly second the going on over to the t-tapp forum and asking or searching for more specifics. This thread is great to get someone interested in T-tapp but when it comes to the details they can really help you out over there.


Hope you find what you are looking for...
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: skelliott2 December 04, 2008, 04:01:39 PM
You know, it really depends on your goals.  I think everyone should start with the total workout if at all possible.  The BWO is enough for a while, but eventually, you'll probably want more, so it saves money in the long run to go for the total.

If you're trying to get rid of a mommy tummy, the hit the floor combo is good.  TTapp is good for overall body conditioning, but the hit the floor focuses more on the midsection.  If you want variety, step away the inches is nice as well, since you get some aerobics, using her form, without always doing the same thing.  Also, if you're really looking to shape up, you can do the Total Workout or BWO one day, and either SATI or HTF on the next.  It just helps relieve boredom, and gives you a workout every day if you want one.

I now have the tempo workouts as well, but I don't think you can get those without buying the TWO first.  So, I would recommend all three of the above for now, if you can afford them...

If  you have the book already, you can save 30% on all of this.  You probably already know this, but I thought I'd just mention it...

On a side note, she offers deals on the BWO, and Step away a lot, so, if money is an issue, and you can afford to wait, you could get a deal on those if you checked her site a lot.
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: its_me518 December 05, 2008, 06:02:08 AM
Sorry. I knew I needed to give details so that I can be pointed in the right direction better... just forgot!  ::)

So here you go: I have been using the FIRM/ threadmill for the last few years. It seems to work, (at least from gaining any MORE weight  ::)  ) but its kinda strenuous & very time consuming. I would keep doing it but heres the thing.... something happened to my back/hip. I guess I totally dislocated my back & something was pulling a nerve leading to my hip. It still hurts. I haven't exercised for 2 weeks, due to the pain, and I can already tell I'm putting on weight. I guess I just can't "live" without exercise. So I started looking into Ttapp. I'll let you know my problem areas: MY STOMACH!!! Yeah, my arms are good (could be toner, but least of my worries), my legs are ok. Thights are kinda "thicker". But stomach is HUGE and just sticks out!! I hate how it looks!! But even doing hours of the firm/treadmilling... I haven't seen much difference. I really want to make my stomach smaller/tighter..... is that enough info???

I want to spend my money wisely.. since there's not much of it  ;) So thats why I wanted to know from you EXPERIENCED ladies what exactley WORKS & is actually WORTH the money. Makes sense??

I looked at the Ttapp website, its kinda confusing & they bunch the dvds together..... so I want PEOPLE advice!!

Thanks!!
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: southmom2k December 05, 2008, 06:15:39 AM
Hi! I just wanted to say something about exercise =) You can do all the sit ups you want you will build muscle, but you won't get rid of all your stomach fat. I found out that what you are eating makes all the difference! I went on a low carb diet and I still exercised and lost almost all my baby belly fat. I did a few sit ups a few times, but really not much to speak of. I did intervals for a while on the treadmill (I know you said you are in pain so you can't do these right now). The intervals burns the fat off your belly too.

You don't need an exercise tape to get rid of your belly fat. (I know some won't agree with me) But its mostly diet that will make a difference in your body fat.

I found that when I ate lots of carbs I got bloated and fat. When you are on a low carb diet there is no bloat! Its SO nice! You don't have to do it your whole life, just until you lose the weight you want.

Okay, this maybe not what you wanted to hear...but I couldn't help but give my 2 Cents worth. LOL.

PS. I have tried ttap...I don't do it right now, but I would do it as a maintenance thing =)
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: T December 05, 2008, 06:53:17 AM
If the belly is your focus I would suggest getting the T-Tapp book at the library.  I couldn't get much out of reading it but the DVD in the back was wonderful to demonstrate the half frogs which are the start to belly toning.  You are able to photocopy the discount coupon and get the discount by writing 'library' in the section where it asks where you purchased the book.  I did that and saved it for a while after I had to return the book.  During that time I did some of the 'try before you buy' things and the other videos available on You Tube and through Amazon.  I wanted to see some results before I spent any $.  I do enjoy the SATI but the only belly toning there is associated with how far you lean back to stretch those muscles when you hold your shoulders back.  That's when you feel it.  If you only have one to buy, the total workout plus is the way I'd go.  I haven't seen HTF but that would be my next way to steer you.  Maybe that will help?? 
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: its_me518 December 05, 2008, 10:08:34 AM
Thanks ladies! I appreciate ALL the .02 cents. They're worth more than that!  ;)

I know what you mean about intervals on the treadmill.. that's what I've been doing.. until my back/hip went out. Now my husband wants me to be careful & just walk on there. I think its just gonna be pointless.... (seeing how the "research" proves you don't burn any fat unless you do intervals)  ;) But I might have to.

I also know that diet makes a huge difference. Its just so hard!!  ::)  Listen to me whine  ::) I started the carb addict diet a few months ago, lasted about 2 days.... my husband has been doing it ever since & has lost a ton of weight... that he DIDN'T need to lose  :o   ::) 

That's whats so temping about ttapp too though, is that people have lost the inches WITHOUT having to diet...  ;D

I guess the first thing I'll probably do is try to get the book. Whats the DVD that it comes with?? No one seems to have a "name" for it.

Thanks again!
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: southmom2k December 05, 2008, 10:23:30 AM
Yeah, changing the way you eat is hard...I am sorry to hear about your hip. I hope you recover quickly!

About the DVD. I will go check to see what its called...The book says the Bonus DVD is included. Then it says "The secret to a flat stomach without doing situps." I can't find my DVD though. I have to go search for it.

I think the library idea was a great idea. You can use the DVD if its still there...and then photo copy the discount coupon in the back of the book.

Honestly the book is really annoying to follow all the exercises in it. Its much easier to learn them by watching someone on the TV or computer...(IMHO).

 :)

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: its_me518 December 05, 2008, 12:35:19 PM
I agree..(regarding trying to learn the exercises through the book) not only is it annoying, I just plaing can't do it.  :o   ::) I've learned a long time ago that my brain just does NOT work that way. And still, I have attempted to do the "try before you buy"... yeah.... no use  ::)

So all these people on here, who have done the ttapp & actually lost inches all over, including stomach, how many of you actually changed your diet, or even went on a diet? How many of you did not change the way you ate at ALL and still lost inches??
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: its_me518 December 09, 2008, 09:27:50 AM
Ok. I just HAVE to share this with someone!!  :o  ;D

I LOVE Ttapp!! And I haven't even started tapping yet!!!  :D  ::) 

Ok, so on Sunday I placed an order for Total Workout. Which cost me $79.95. So I've been waiting & thinking about it... even in my sleep I keep thinking about all the testimonies..  ::)

So today I called them to find out how long I have to wait for the order to be here. The lady was SUPER nice!! Just like all of you have said. I really wanted to know about how to get a DVD with the Organs in Place (I REALLY wanna do that) She was telling me certain deals/offers... none that I can afford at the moment!  :-\

But she did tell me a "tip" about tucking your butt through out the day, it helps shrink the abs or something like that. So I tried her "tip" during my treadmill routine & WOW!! Not only did I totally feel my abs working, but it made the whole exercise feel so much easier!!

Getting to my point...  ::) While I was treadmilling, I kept running the TTAPP offers through my head & thinking "I should have gotten the book 1st, then used the coupon to SAVE a bunch of money" So then a thought came to mind to just call them & see what they can do for me.

I am SOO excited to share this with you!!! And thank GOD for it!!! The lady I talked to (also really nice) bascially said that I can buy the book right now, they would charge me the additional $16.95 for it. But I would get the book w/the DVD, AND a free DVD (Step away the inches, or something like that (which I wanted anyways) BUT then they would also send me a refund check for $23.99!!! SO if you do the math, I get ALL this stuff for the same price as JUST the total workout PLUS an additional $7 back!!!

Oh, I'm SOOO SUPER excited!!! I just HAD to share this with you!!! Oh, and shipping is free too!!! I don't know if you can get a better deal than that, but I just thank GOD that He made it possible!!!!!!  ;D    ;D    ;D 
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: *MommaJo* December 09, 2008, 11:36:55 AM
Yipeee!  I LOVE a good deal.  Congrats!
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: southmom2k December 10, 2008, 04:35:42 AM
Congrats! Sounds like a good deal to me!
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: its_me518 December 10, 2008, 09:05:35 AM
Um.... I was just kinda wondering...  ::) since this is really supposed to work lots of muscles & tone you up & make you firm....have any of you experienced "firmness" in like your bre*st area?? Maybe an "uplift"  ::)   :P 

Could some of you share maybe exactley what diseases, illnesses, symptoms, were "cured" by doing ttapp?? Thanks!
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: its_me518 December 13, 2008, 09:30:27 AM
What? Is no one interested in TTAPP anymore??  ;)
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: ThreeLittlePigs December 13, 2008, 04:12:30 PM
What? Is no one interested in TTAPP anymore??  ;)
I noticed there were not much recent posts on T-tapp.  I myself got T-tapp basic workout back in Sep.  Since I read your recent post, I went to T-tapp website and got myself a book with step-away CD for free and no shipping cost! Thanks to you! :-*
Well, I am wondering most of the T-tappers here moved to T-tapp website forum.  Their forum does have a lot of info, especially if you read "must read first" thread.  It's worth checking it out.
As to your question on lifting brea*st, yes, it does.  You will hear Teresa talk abou it when you get your CD.  I beleive she mentioned it on Instructional CD that came with Basic Workout.  She also mentioned about T-tapp being so helpful with people with diebetes, Type A and B. You will hear their testimonies. 
I myself have Thyroid/hormon imbalance and premenopause.  A lady told me in their Forum that it took a few month to kick her hormon balanced back with T-tapping.  When I first started T-tapp in Oct, my PMS symptoms faded away.  I was so happy that I dropped my Thyroid and Menopause herb drops, thinkng T-tapp will help my body to heal itself, then my PMS came back very strong the next month.  I was so wrong to totally drop the herb medicine all of the sudden, so don't make same mistake.  Body needs adjustments even doing a good thing like T-tapp.
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: its_me518 December 16, 2008, 01:00:59 PM
What? Is no one interested in TTAPP anymore??  ;)
I noticed there were not much recent posts on T-tapp.  I myself got T-tapp basic workout back in Sep.  Since I read your recent post, I went to T-tapp website and got myself a book with step-away CD for free and no shipping cost! Thanks to you! :-*
Well, I am wondering most of the T-tappers here moved to T-tapp website forum.  Their forum does have a lot of info, especially if you read "must read first" thread.  It's worth checking it out.
As to your question on lifting brea*st, yes, it does.  You will hear Teresa talk abou it when you get your CD.  I beleive she mentioned it on Instructional CD that came with Basic Workout.  She also mentioned about T-tapp being so helpful with people with diebetes, Type A and B. You will hear their testimonies. 
I myself have Thyroid/hormon imbalance and premenopause.  A lady told me in their Forum that it took a few month to kick her hormon balanced back with T-tapping.  When I first started T-tapp in Oct, my PMS symptoms faded away.  I was so happy that I dropped my Thyroid and Menopause herb drops, thinkng T-tapp will help my body to heal itself, then my PMS came back very strong the next month.  I was so wrong to totally drop the herb medicine all of the sudden, so don't make same mistake.  Body needs adjustments even doing a good thing like T-tapp.

Aw, glad to hear you got a great deal too!!  ;D I won't take any credit for it though!!  :) Its all God!! He's just GREAT!!  ;D

I am waiting so anxiously for my package!! Its supposed to arrive tomorrow... but due to some adverse weather conditions, might be delayed.. I sure hope not  :-\  I want it NOW!!  >:(    ;)   

I want to take from when I get it until New Years day to "study/practice" it and then do a boot camp starting January 1st.....

I hope I'll get the results I want as soon as possible!!

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: T December 17, 2008, 03:14:30 AM
What? Is no one interested in TTAPP anymore??  ;)

We're all just prepairing for the cold weather by packing on our winter pounds.  We'll be back when it warms up and our arms are again to be exposed... ;) ::)  Teeheehee
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: boysmama December 17, 2008, 07:49:22 AM
What? Is no one interested in TTAPP anymore??  ;)
I'm just a few weeks in. I LOVE the BWO+. Very easy to do first thing in the morning and I actually enjoy it enough to look forward to it.   :o I feel great, sinuses and congestion drain away if I'm feeling a little under the weather. I haven't measured but dh says I've slimmed.  8) No weight loss, but since that's not my goal I'm not complaining.  :) As far as some uplift,  ;) getting your shoulders back and square helps. Strengthening chest muscles should also help, but since breast tissue is not muscle I don't think there is any exercise will overcome gravity, aging, or effects of mothering.   :D
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: twitterpated4hubby December 17, 2008, 01:27:22 PM
Im trying to get myself motivated to start back doing it too. ;D
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: shesaidthis December 22, 2008, 06:31:57 AM
Okay, T-tappers.  I bought the book thinking that I would "get it" because I have done a lot of excerise programs in the past -- so I am experienced.  ;)  The moral of the story -- I should have checked WTM first.  Then I would have known I couldn't do this without a DVD.   :-\  Now I have to wait until January to get the DVD. :'(  I have a DVD with hoedowns.  Maybe I will try that until I can order a DVD with the whole workout.  Learning from the book is...um..impossible.

Is anyone still T-tapping?
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: Mrs. B December 22, 2008, 06:57:42 AM


Is anyone still T-tapping?
I'm starting back on my off days from the gym.  I like to combine it with other workouts as I feel that it does tons for my posture/abs/core that I don't get from weights/gym.
I'm doing the no s diet now and my plan is to get major amounts of cardio 3-4 days a week with 2 or 3 days off ttapp.

Shesaidthis... I haven't looked it up, but I believe there are also sample moves on utube that you might be able to use until you get the dvd. 
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: skelliott2 December 22, 2008, 08:42:17 AM
I'm still tapping.  Not as faithfully as I should be, this month, though.  :-[

I'm combining it with EatStopEat.  So far, so good.

Yeah, I'm with you, shesaidthis.  I tried the book, but just couldn't figure it out.  Too many words.  The book was VERY motivating, though, and it helps me now with form questions, so it definitely wasn't a waste.  Sorry you have to wait for the CD.  If you can do the spot exercises -- awesome legs and diva derriere, you might get some pre-CD inch loss, though.  A friend of my SIL lost an inch off her hips and thighs just by doing those nightly.  They're in the Try Before you Buy section.  Also, it wouldn't hurt to sign up for the bi-weekly giveaway.  I think the BWO+ is one of those.  I won before, so it's definitely possible!!
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: paradisemamma December 22, 2008, 11:01:57 AM
Is there any difference between the VHS format and the DVDs? (Different workouts /info etc..)  Do I need the book? I just got 4 videos....Total workout/Rehab, 2 instructional Tapes, Hit the Floor, and the travel tape on eBay  and would like to start as soon as they get here.   
Thanks ladies for sharing  your  progress. :)  Is anyone starting up for certain after the holidays? I could sure use the accountability.  It's been a
l-o-o-o-o-o-n-g time since I tackled any exercise program.  ;D

 
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: shesaidthis December 22, 2008, 11:55:29 AM
Thank you for the tips on video moves, ladies.  And the giveaway!!  That would be great.  I plan to do some of the moves until I get the BWO+ DVD in January, but I will be starting in earnest then.  How acountable would you like to be, paradisemama?  Should we post our measurements :o or just our inches lost?  ;)
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: paradisemamma December 22, 2008, 12:50:48 PM
Shesaidthis....Post measurements??!!!!ROLOL :D :D ;D That type of encouragement may have to wait.  ;D Posting inches lost would be just fine!   :D 
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: shesaidthis December 22, 2008, 12:54:28 PM
Maybe we'll get really brave after we have "lost 2 dress sizes in 4 weeks".   :D If it keeps working long enough, we may want to put our measurements on a banner or something!! ;D
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: joychild24seven December 22, 2008, 01:02:51 PM
I've been tapping off and on for over a year now. I've been tapping regularly for almost 2 months, and I've definitely seen results.

I actually gained some weight but am more toned and still fit in the same clothes. I'm working on surrendering my will to God and only eating when my body calls for food - and have lost weight doing so, but need to do more.

Even if I never lost weight (and I have a lot to lose, and will lose it!) I would still ttapp because of how great I feel, how much better my joints and back and flexibility and energy levels.

IMO as a combo body type, I won't really see dramatic results losing weight until I stop eating too much, but when I do lose the extra fat, I am going to have some mean toned muscles underneath!  ;D ;D ;D
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: its_me518 December 22, 2008, 01:04:46 PM
uuuggghhh!!!  >:(  I'm a bit "upset"!!  ;)  I was supposed to get my package last Thursday.... but due to "adverse weather conditions"... its STILL NOT here!!!  >:(   :o  They keep changing the scheduled due date.. and for a while they just got rid of a date all together! AND they wouldn't answer their phone!!!  >:(  By them I mean UPS... not Ttapp...  ;)

I had a plan worked out.. I was gonna "study" "practice" until January 1st. Then on January 1st I really wanted to do a 14 day bootcamp... and lose a TON of inches!!  ;)

But now I'm just sitting here waiting anxiously... gaining inches  :D

Oh well. Hopefully today it will be here!!  :-\
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: T December 22, 2008, 03:28:48 PM
uuuggghhh!!!  >:(  I'm a bit "upset"!!  ;)  I was supposed to get my package last Thursday.... but due to "adverse weather conditions"... its STILL NOT here!!!  >:(   :o  They keep changing the scheduled due date.. and for a while they just got rid of a date all together! AND they wouldn't answer their phone!!!  >:(  By them I mean UPS... not Ttapp...  ;)

I had a plan worked out.. I was gonna "study" "practice" until January 1st. Then on January 1st I really wanted to do a 14 day bootcamp... and lose a TON of inches!!  ;)

But now I'm just sitting here waiting anxiously... gaining inches  :D

Oh well. Hopefully today it will be here!!  :-\

Put the twinkie down...T-Tapp will be with you as soon as God wants it there... ;) ;D
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: skelliott2 December 22, 2008, 04:41:24 PM
Bummer about the slow delivery. Hope it gets there soon...

Yeah, I'll do it with you guys.  I need some accountability in January as well.

Are we doing a bootcamp first??  I will say this:  when I do a looong bootcamp (10 days or more), I burn out.  So, I'm just going to do a 4 day one this time, so I won't start hating the workout.  Also, if she ever gets her forums up again, you might want to look up info on skin brushing and salt baths.  This helps your skin to tone up along with your muscles. I'm definitely skin brushing twice/day and taking salt baths a couple times a week as well. 
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: paradisemamma December 22, 2008, 05:28:16 PM
Is T-Tapp Total Workout Beginner/Rehabilitation the same as Bootcamp? ??? If not, is that still a good place to start?

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: Mrs. B December 22, 2008, 06:07:23 PM
Is T-Tapp Total Workout Beginner/Rehabilitation the same as Bootcamp? ??? If not, is that still a good place to start?


Bootcamp is any of the dvd/videos that is done everyday for whatever many days you specify.  The main thing IMO is to develop the habit of daily exercise.
I also, like Skelliot2, prefer shorter bootcamps.  I've done longer ones, but I tend to need a day of rest after 4 workouts or so to give my body a chance to rebuild.  I also need more cardio so I make sure I add in this too.
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: paradisemamma December 22, 2008, 06:32:35 PM
Is T-Tapp Total Workout Beginner/Rehabilitation the same as Bootcamp? ??? If not, is that still a good place to start?


Bootcamp is any of the dvd/videos that is done everyday for whatever many days you specify.  The main thing IMO is to develop the habit of daily exercise.
I also, like Skelliot2, prefer shorter bootcamps.  I've done longer ones, but I tend to need a day of rest after 4 workouts or so to give my body a chance to rebuild.  I also need more cardio so I make sure I add in this too.



Thanks for clarifying!  ;D I think my DH was hoping this was all I needed to buy! :D
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: Mrs. B December 23, 2008, 03:40:08 AM
Is T-Tapp Total Workout Beginner/Rehabilitation the same as Bootcamp? ??? If not, is that still a good place to start?


Bootcamp is any of the dvd/videos that is done everyday for whatever many days you specify.  The main thing IMO is to develop the habit of daily exercise.
I also, like Skelliot2, prefer shorter bootcamps.  I've done longer ones, but I tend to need a day of rest after 4 workouts or so to give my body a chance to rebuild.  I also need more cardio so I make sure I add in this too.



Thanks for clarifying!  ;D I think my DH was hoping this was all I needed to buy! :D
I think it depends on your current level of health, too.  I was looking at this program specifically and if you have health issues or are obese this might be appropriate.  The total workout is where I started.  It contains Instructional 1 and 2 and a Total workout.  They are having a sale on the VHS version right now for $25.  DVD set is in the $70 range.
I 'used to' exercise heavily and this was what was appropriate for me.
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: joychild24seven December 23, 2008, 04:57:13 AM
uuuggghhh!!!  >:(  I'm a bit "upset"!!  ;)  I was supposed to get my package last Thursday.... but due to "adverse weather conditions"... its STILL NOT here!!!  >:(   :o  They keep changing the scheduled due date.. and for a while they just got rid of a date all together! AND they wouldn't answer their phone!!!  >:(  By them I mean UPS... not Ttapp...  ;)

I had a plan worked out.. I was gonna "study" "practice" until January 1st. Then on January 1st I really wanted to do a 14 day bootcamp... and lose a TON of inches!!  ;)

But now I'm just sitting here waiting anxiously... gaining inches  :D

Oh well. Hopefully today it will be here!!  :-\

You can still do a bootcamp with the instructionals... they'll kick your bum no matter what. The best ttapp advice I ever got was to not skimp on the instructionals... I did a full 2 weeks to really get the form down. So do Instructional 1 through Thread the Needle on Instructional 2 (or work up to it a few exercises at a time) as your boot camp. Or do 1 week of Inst 1, then one week of Inst 2, then take a break, and then go on to TWO! Or something!  Remember less is more with TTAPP!
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: its_me518 December 24, 2008, 04:12:10 PM
Ok. I thought I'd share this EXCITING news with all of you!! The ttapp forums are back up (finally  ::) ) BUT Teresa is offering 50% off  ANY workout until December 31st!!

Just incase something doesn't work, the discount code is: "forum50"

;D    :o    ;D    :o   
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: its_me518 December 24, 2008, 07:15:18 PM
Quick question: I want to start "practicing/learning" my ttapp. I tend to exercise every week day and not on weekends. If I am just "practicing/learning" for those 5 days, does that already count as bootcamp? I was hoping to get the moves down and then go for a total workout bootcamp for 14 days...

what do you think?
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: skelliott2 December 24, 2008, 07:53:27 PM
Five days is a bootcamp, as long as you are actually following her moves correctly. 
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: paradisemamma December 26, 2008, 04:01:43 PM
Does anyone know  a helpful link for charts to record measurements and/or daily progress reports on  workouts, water intake etc. ???
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: its_me518 December 26, 2008, 08:21:09 PM
Does anyone know  a helpful link for charts to record measurements and/or daily progress reports on  workouts, water intake etc. ???

I'm with you on this. I am really into all those charts & record keeping things... I just can't find any good ones. So does anyone know of any??
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: Mrs. B December 27, 2008, 04:26:50 AM
Does anyone know  a helpful link for charts to record measurements and/or daily progress reports on  workouts, water intake etc. ???

I'm with you on this. I am really into all those charts & record keeping things... I just can't find any good ones. So does anyone know of any??
I just created my own spreadsheet.  I am a bit compulsive and have tracked this way for longer than I care to admit... but I just created a sheet with the date first and then a space for weight, chest, waist, lower abdomen, hips, upper thigh, lower thigh, calf and arms.   I also got into the habit of measuring in this order so that I can quickly get thru this part....  I also add % body fat, total fat pounds and lean muscle mass on my chart.  I keep it in the computer, and dont have a hard copy of it.
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: its_me518 December 27, 2008, 11:57:43 AM
Does anyone know  a helpful link for charts to record measurements and/or daily progress reports on  workouts, water intake etc. ???

I'm with you on this. I am really into all those charts & record keeping things... I just can't find any good ones. So does anyone know of any??
I just created my own spreadsheet.  I am a bit compulsive and have tracked this way for longer than I care to admit... but I just created a sheet with the date first and then a space for weight, chest, waist, lower abdomen, hips, upper thigh, lower thigh, calf and arms.   I also got into the habit of measuring in this order so that I can quickly get thru this part....  I also add % body fat, total fat pounds and lean muscle mass on my chart.  I keep it in the computer, and dont have a hard copy of it.


Thanks. I usually create my own. But you know how "everyone elses is always better"?  ::) At least in my head...  ;) Plus, I am waiting for my husband to install Excell... then I will try to create a fun chart.

So... I started my bootcamp yesterday. I did Instructional 1 & 2.. I was surprised at how NOT hard it was. I am actually a little worried that it won't make me shed inches like I was hoping...

Well, today I did my 2nd day of bootcamp. Again Instructional 1 & 2. I was screaming like I was in labor! (and I don't scream while in labor  ::) ) My thighs were just going crazy!! Now I have a little more hope that it will work.

Is it normal that I can't balance? I never thought I had that much of a problem with balance, but some of the moves she does, I just can't even do 2. I keep falling over... um... is that gonna get better?  ???   ::) 

Another question. When I am done with the instructionals (how long do most people stay with the instructionals before moving to the actual workout? Like average?) But since I wanna do the TOTAL workout... am I supposed to do the Basic 15 first, and then do the other dvd, or will the total actual workout have everything I need?? Does that make any sense? 
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: Lavender~Rosemary December 27, 2008, 12:16:56 PM
I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to its_me518 for the coupon code.  I just got an awesome deal with my Christmas money and I can't wait to try this out!  Thanks so much  :D
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: paradisemamma December 27, 2008, 01:50:34 PM
I am 5mnths postpartum (10th baby - 1st c-section). Has anyone used this workout having a previous c-section? ???  Are there any precautions I should be aware of? I'd like to start Jan 1st.  I have at least 60lbs to lose, so I want to do this right.  ;)
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: Mrs. B December 27, 2008, 02:40:52 PM
Is it normal that I can't balance? I never thought I had that much of a problem with balance, but some of the moves she does, I just can't even do 2. I keep falling over... um... is that gonna get better?  ???   ::) 

Another question. When I am done with the instructionals (how long do most people stay with the instructionals before moving to the actual workout? Like average?) But since I wanna do the TOTAL workout... am I supposed to do the Basic 15 first, and then do the other dvd, or will the total actual workout have everything I need?? Does that make any sense?  [/color]
Balance isn't always just balance... it's your core strength, and as you get stronger you will be less wobbly.
I used to exercise more and started ttapp after injuries and when life got too busy for the gym.  I did Instr 1 one time and then moved to Instr 2 for a couple of times and then went right to TWO.   I then within a month or so, after getting the moves and form down went to the Tempo level which is the one I still use when I do ttapp.  For me it just didn't make sense to stay at the instr 1 as I was in pretty good shape at that time, and could do the moves without really feeling challenged. 
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: Lavender~Rosemary December 27, 2008, 07:16:51 PM
I am 5mnths postpartum (10th baby - 1st c-section). Has anyone used this workout having a previous c-section? ???  Are there any precautions I should be aware of? I'd like to start Jan 1st.  I have at least 60lbs to lose, so I want to do this right.  ;)

I don't know the answer to your question but I would suggest asking it over on the t-tapp forum on the t-tapp website.  They seem to be very helpful and could probably give you a clear answer.

I noticed that there is a workout series called: T-Tapp MORE Rehab Program  I'm not sure how much different this is to the other t-tapp workouts, but it might be worth looking into.  Since you are 5 months postpartum, you may be fine with the regular workouts, as long as you don't push too hard.

They have a whole section on the forums dedicated to Mommy Fitness, so I'm sure you could get a good run down of what you might need to modify or avoid. 

Sorry I couldn't be of more help!  Hope you find some better info :)
 
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: its_me518 December 28, 2008, 11:40:02 AM
I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to its_me518 for the coupon code.  I just got an awesome deal with my Christmas money and I can't wait to try this out!  Thanks so much  :D

Aaawww!! Thats nice! (My love language is words...  ;) ) You're absolutely welcome!! But it wasn't me. I just thought to pass along the info. I sure would have wanted to be told  ;)  "Do unto others.... as you want done unto you..." right?  ;)

Enjoy it!!
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: its_me518 December 28, 2008, 11:46:51 AM
So... I'm a little worried... Isn't day 3 supposed to be the HARDEST of the bootcamp?  ???  I did day 3 today. I went to the ACTUAL total body workout (NOT the instructionals). I did two days of both instructionals... and it was just way too long & boring.. seemed pointless. Plus, I have been doing the "FIRM" & treadmilling for last few years, so maybe I got some "strength/use" from those.

Anyway, I did day 3 today, expecting it to be HORRIBLE... but it wasn't. At all. It was fast, easy, and it felt much better than the instructionals. Anyone else have this?

I'm planning on doing 14 days of bootcamp.... we'll see how that goes.  ;)
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: skelliott2 December 28, 2008, 04:14:06 PM
You might want to ask this over on the T-Tapp forums, since they have trainers over there, but, here's my answer:

Are  you tightening your muscles as MUCH as possible?  Your muscles should be really tired and quivering.  If you're not feeling anything, you're probably not tightening enough.  It's very, very important to tuck that behind really hard, push the knees out really hard, suck in your belly button to your spine, and keep those shoulders back, and ribs lifted.  Also, make sure your feet aren't too far apart.  That can affect the leg muscle activation.

The instructors tell you to tuck as hard as you can, push your knees out as hard as you can, then tuck harder.  Ouch!  Also, try to feel your back muscles as well.  When you put your shoulders back, and ribs up, try to make your shoulder blades touch each other. Of course, they won't really touch, but helps activate that back.

Try that.  If you're still not feeling anything, I'd call up T-Tapp.  That's what they're there for, and they are really helpful.  Or, you could write on the forum, they give some really good advice there as well!
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: boysmama December 28, 2008, 05:09:58 PM
Ttapp is a workout no matter what level of fitness as you are using your own muscles as counterpoint. Even Teresa is slightly out of breath in the 15 minute basic.  ;) Ttapp does feel good. not as painful as some other programs. Not to exaggerate, but I am strong, a speed walker and I can still get a workout of the basic.
Check your form and keep those muscles tight, tummy tight, shoulders square, tuck butt- harder. Push those knees out...  :D It really helped me to get a yardstick out and put it even with my little toe to see how far out to push my knees. The stronger I get the deeper I can bend even though I don't need to push my knees out any harder.

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: boysmama December 28, 2008, 05:16:02 PM
It's annoying. You walk in; the floor is wet, the tp soggy and the rim anything but clean and dry...you want to walk out, but the need is pressing. Don't suffer any longer.... Ttapp, the solution to public restroom discomfort. Strengthen your body and hover effectively. Your body will thank you. Your friends will covet your comfort. Ttapp- the perfect workout!  ;D
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: Mrs. B December 28, 2008, 05:20:24 PM
So... I'm a little worried... Isn't day 3 supposed to be the HARDEST of the bootcamp?  ???  I did day 3 today. I went to the ACTUAL total body workout (NOT the instructionals). I did two days of both instructionals... and it was just way too long & boring.. seemed pointless. Plus, I have been doing the "FIRM" & treadmilling for last few years, so maybe I got some "strength/use" from those.

Anyway, I did day 3 today, expecting it to be HORRIBLE... but it wasn't. At all. It was fast, easy, and it felt much better than the instructionals. Anyone else have this?

I'm planning on doing 14 days of bootcamp.... we'll see how that goes.  ;)

You were saying yesterday that you were wobbly with the balance moves.  Really incorporate and focus on the individual muscles.  If you are off balance then you still have room for improvement and the potential to build muscle.
I am no longer in great shape and have put on 20 pounds, but I used to exercise heavily in the gym, run 5 miles a morning and would use the FIRM videos on my off days.  After an injury I used ttapp, and while I've gained weight due to overeating I still notice major results and also room for improvement when I go to ttapp.
It really is about form and re-thinking the way you exercise.
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: its_me518 December 29, 2008, 10:08:26 AM
Thanks for all the advice. I do try to do it all as hard/much as possible. Can't say I'm good at it (yet  ;) ) But I am trying MY hardest.... I am REALLY hoping/praying for some NOTICEABLE results when my bootcamp is over.... 10 days to go  :P   ::)   ;D 
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: paradisemamma December 29, 2008, 10:39:52 AM
I'm taking post-holiday measurements Today! :o ;D Ummmm...I mean I'm taking my pre-T-Tapp measurements Today! :D I am also starting a 4-Day Bootcamp Today! I will set my goals after Bootcamp when I learn more about the program. Thank you all for the encouragement! Jan 1st is almost here!!!! ;D

Here is a link with printable charts for just about everything including weight loss. HTH

www.chartjungle.com/weight-loss.html (http://www.chartjungle.com/weight-loss.html)
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: its_me518 December 29, 2008, 11:11:38 AM
Ok. Um... my plan was to do a 14 day bootcamp. I spoke to some lady at Ttapp... and she said their is no need to do 14 days. She said 4 day bootcamp is plenty.

I want to know from you experienced ladies. IS there a difference in the amount of days for bootcamp? WILL it affect my inch loss?? The longer the bootcamp, the more I should lose, right?  ???
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: Mrs. B December 29, 2008, 12:53:44 PM
Ok. Um... my plan was to do a 14 day bootcamp. I spoke to some lady at Ttapp... and she said their is no need to do 14 days. She said 4 day bootcamp is plenty.

I want to know from you experienced ladies. IS there a difference in the amount of days for bootcamp? WILL it affect my inch loss?? The longer the bootcamp, the more I should lose, right?  ???
I've found that ttapp works muscles differently than traditional weight lifting, but it still helps me most to remember that while I'm not bulking up I am still building muscle.  When you exercise in this capacity your body needs time to repair and rebuild the muscles so a day off will benefit you in the long run.  I've done longer ones, but I find that I don't really start to see results until I take a day off and then restart.  I like to do 3 or 4 days on then a rest day then another 3 or 4 days on then rest.  I tend to see the best results when following this pattern.
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: its_me518 December 29, 2008, 02:38:36 PM
Ok. Um... my plan was to do a 14 day bootcamp. I spoke to some lady at Ttapp... and she said their is no need to do 14 days. She said 4 day bootcamp is plenty.

I want to know from you experienced ladies. IS there a difference in the amount of days for bootcamp? WILL it affect my inch loss?? The longer the bootcamp, the more I should lose, right?  ???
I've found that ttapp works muscles differently than traditional weight lifting, but it still helps me most to remember that while I'm not bulking up I am still building muscle.  When you exercise in this capacity your body needs time to repair and rebuild the muscles so a day off will benefit you in the long run.  I've done longer ones, but I find that I don't really start to see results until I take a day off and then restart.  I like to do 3 or 4 days on then a rest day then another 3 or 4 days on then rest.  I tend to see the best results when following this pattern.



Ok, thanks for that. I will have to rethink my bootcamp idea.... and I was so excited!  ::) 

So, what if I was planning to do the 14 day bootcamp, then go to every other day with the total body workout, and on the in between days, do "step away the inches".... that was the original plan. If I go your route (3-4 days, then rest) how long should I do that for before going to the every other day plan?

I want to go from a not too tight size 12 to a good fitting size 8. I know its possible cuz thats the size I wore last Christmas  :o . So is there a certain plan that REALLY worked WONDERS for someone on here who was kinda like me? I am 5'9".... and weigh.... well, who cares, with Ttapp, it doesn't matter how much you weigh  ::)  I would say I am a VERY short torso (why then was I told with EVERY pregnancy that I had such a LONG torso??  ::)   ???  ... with long legs.. (never thought I had long legs  ::)  ;) )

I'm open to all & any suggestions.

Sorry for hogging the thread....

I tried the Ttapp thread, but it looks pretty "bare" since their "remodel" of it...  not too many topics at all... unless I'm just looking wrong.  ::)

Oh, Mexmarr... which name is your testimonial under at the Ttapp sight. I'll like to read it, but the links don't work anymore.

Ok, I'm done for now.
 
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: mamatomany December 30, 2008, 02:29:21 AM
I woul like to order this program...they have a VHS special for $25.00.  Do you think this is all I would need to begin the T-Tapp program.  I would love to loose 20 pounds and the 15 minute program is right up my alley  :D  Thanks for responding.
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: 1ofeach December 30, 2008, 02:59:02 AM
I woul like to order this program...they have a VHS special for $25.00.  Do you think this is all I would need to begin the T-Tapp program.  I would love to loose 20 pounds and the 15 minute program is right up my alley  :D  Thanks for responding.

I'm not a T-Tapper, but I'm considering getting in on the 50% off sale of TTapp products. At that discount, you can get dvd's instead of VHS (if you like.)

Look here: TTapp sale (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,1598.msg215547.html#msg215547)

Thanks to its_me518 for telling us about the sale!

Hurry! It ends tomorrow!!!
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: Mrs. Visionary December 30, 2008, 04:43:58 AM
I have become intrigued by T-Tapp. I thought at first that it was some sort of tap dance work-out! Now that I have looked at it more I'm really interested.
I'd like more information about the skin brushing. Sorry if this is already addressed but I'm getting burned out on trying to read through all the pages of this thread.
I'm actually on the thin side but want to tone. Can't seem to get to YMCA due to time so concise home exercise program seems ideal.  T-Tapp sounds like it will meet this need.
Does skin brushing help with general decreased elasticity of collagen in the skin? Is it mainly just helpful in the areas with underlying muscle or will it help with breast tissue as well? What about the face?
Not looking for inches just perkier skin and muscles! ;D
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: shesaidthis December 30, 2008, 05:36:14 AM
I don't even want to talk about my great discipline and exercise during the holidays... :P  It was all yummy and thanks to its_me518, I will be working it off soon.  I just ordered the basic workout at 50% off! :-*  If it get's here as fast as my book did, I will be in good shape soon.
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: Chadycake December 30, 2008, 11:32:41 AM
Does anyone here have the Ladybug Workout?  I have a few questions about it:  Does it include the Organs in Place?  What is the fitness level it's aimed too?  Also do you know what the regular price is?  It is not listed on the site.  It says to call the office, but they must be getting lots of calls from this sale, cuz it keeps going to a machine & no one has returned my call.  Thanks!

~W
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: its_me518 December 31, 2008, 10:55:21 AM
Hi again  ::)  I know... someday soon, I will probably stop hogging this thread.  ::) Once the excitement passes....  ;)

But I have a question: For the last few days, I have noticed cramping... pretty painful/intense... it feels like I am on my per*od... I'm not, and shouldn't be for a while. Not pregnant either  ;)  It just started a few days ago... today it happened just a little after I ttapped. It lasts for about 1/2 hour....

I'm just wondering if I should be worried (cuz I am  :-\ ). I haven't been doing OIP, just when she does it during the actual work out.

Any ideas?
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: petersgirl December 31, 2008, 12:35:56 PM
Don't worry about hogging the thread, you are asking some of the questions that I have had but just not taken the time to ask.  I too had that crampiness, though perhaps not as severe.   I noticed it when I was working out and maybe a little bit after.   I think that it has to do with hormone regulation and simply exercise that those parts of our body aren't used to.  Teresa mentioned somewhere that she created her workouts to balance hormones  and personally that seems to be happening with me.  I have not had any more cramping after the first week or two.  I hope this is the case for you as well.  - Juliana 
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: its_me518 January 01, 2009, 11:57:38 AM
Don't worry about hogging the thread, you are asking some of the questions that I have had but just not taken the time to ask.  I too had that crampiness, though perhaps not as severe.   I noticed it when I was working out and maybe a little bit after.   I think that it has to do with hormone regulation and simply exercise that those parts of our body aren't used to.  Teresa mentioned somewhere that she created her workouts to balance hormones  and personally that seems to be happening with me.  I have not had any more cramping after the first week or two.  I hope this is the case for you as well.  - Juliana 

Thanks! Its a relief to know that I am not the only one, thus meaning this COULD be normal.  ::)   ;)   Today was my day 7... so far, no cramping today. Maybe it really was putting my organs in place. Hhmm.. that would be nice.  ;D
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: its_me518 January 01, 2009, 11:59:34 AM
Ok. Um... my plan was to do a 14 day bootcamp. I spoke to some lady at Ttapp... and she said their is no need to do 14 days. She said 4 day bootcamp is plenty.

I want to know from you experienced ladies. IS there a difference in the amount of days for bootcamp? WILL it affect my inch loss?? The longer the bootcamp, the more I should lose, right?  ???
I've found that ttapp works muscles differently than traditional weight lifting, but it still helps me most to remember that while I'm not bulking up I am still building muscle.  When you exercise in this capacity your body needs time to repair and rebuild the muscles so a day off will benefit you in the long run.  I've done longer ones, but I find that I don't really start to see results until I take a day off and then restart.  I like to do 3 or 4 days on then a rest day then another 3 or 4 days on then rest.  I tend to see the best results when following this pattern.



Ok, thanks for that. I will have to rethink my bootcamp idea.... and I was so excited!  ::) 

So, what if I was planning to do the 14 day bootcamp, then go to every other day with the total body workout, and on the in between days, do "step away the inches".... that was the original plan. If I go your route (3-4 days, then rest) how long should I do that for before going to the every other day plan?

I want to go from a not too tight size 12 to a good fitting size 8. I know its possible cuz thats the size I wore last Christmas  :o . So is there a certain plan that REALLY worked WONDERS for someone on here who was kinda like me? I am 5'9".... and weigh.... well, who cares, with Ttapp, it doesn't matter how much you weigh  ::)  I would say I am a VERY short torso (why then was I told with EVERY pregnancy that I had such a LONG torso??  ::)   ???  ... with long legs.. (never thought I had long legs  ::)  ;) )

I'm open to all & any suggestions.

Sorry for hogging the thread....

I tried the Ttapp thread, but it looks pretty "bare" since their "remodel" of it...  not too many topics at all... unless I'm just looking wrong.  ::)

Oh, Mexmarr... which name is your testimonial under at the Ttapp sight. I'll like to read it, but the links don't work anymore.

Ok, I'm done for now.
 

Just hoping to get some of these questions answered  :)
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: Mrs. Visionary January 01, 2009, 03:13:58 PM
Well, I bit the bullet and ordered the total system on the half price deal. It has a couple of supplements included that I don't really need since they overlap with what I already have. But that's OK, I'll still use them.
And I figure the total price including shipping is only $13 more than what I was paying for the YMCA membership each month that I cancelled because I couldn't seem to get there. And this is a one time purchase.
It includes the skin brushing DVD's and brush which I'm really excited to try.
When I was trying to explain to DH about this system and especially about the skin brushing I just couldn't stop laughing because it sounds so ridiculous. He just had his quiet whatever you want to do ::) look on!

Now, here is a question for some of you who are more experienced with T-Tapp.  This morning I did a hoe down, organs in place, half frog, twists, and pulling weeds from the try before you buy. This afternoon and evening I'm feeling extra sleepy and spacey. I didn't feel like I was overdoing it. In fact I worked way harder shoveling snow for 2 hrs a couple of days ago and had no problem at all. I'm wondering if this is a detox from the way the body is being shifted. Have any of you experienced detox type symptoms when starting T-Tapp :P?
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: jenny4wen January 01, 2009, 03:28:56 PM
Mrs Visionary,

I experienced detox from T-Tapp.  I ended up getting an infected lymph node on my neck that was rather painful. So I STRONGLY recommend being true to the skin brushing and and drinking more than plenty of water. :)

I have also found that when I am regular at T-Tapp, my back doesn't bother me at all.  With out T-Tapp, I seem to HAVE to go to a chiropractor at least every 2 months, but should really go more often. When I do T-Tapp though, it keeps everything aligned, and aligns things back up if they are out! I love it!
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: Mrs. Visionary January 01, 2009, 04:17:46 PM
Thanks so much Jenny4wen. I really couldn't understand why I was having such a slump until it suddenly dawned on me that T-Tapp was the only thing I'd done differently. I don't have the brushing info. yet but will get started soon when it arrives.
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: Mrs. Visionary January 02, 2009, 03:39:55 AM
FYI: You can buy the advanced part of the workout separately if you want. You just have to call. It's not featured on the website because they don't want people just ordering that without going through the basic first.
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: its_me518 January 08, 2009, 04:17:41 PM
I just wanted to share!!

I finished my 14th day of Bootcamp today!!!  ;D 

I have been doing the Total Body Workout all 14 days...  :o   ;D  So am hoping to see some good results on Monday... any results in the right direction will be welcomed, but obviously hoping for MORE positive results!!  ;)

Then I am planning to start Total Body Workout Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and SATI on Tuesday & Thursday.....

If I stick to the program & eat "healthy" (the same way I've been eating  ::) ) do you think I'll get good results kinda fast?

I know no one can say for sure, and everyone is different, I just need some motivation  ::)   ;) 
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: boysmama January 08, 2009, 05:03:14 PM
I've been doing BWO+ (that's the 15 minute one) since 11/30 at least 2x a week. Less than 20 workouts and I lost a total of 4" between my waist and abdomen measurements!!! That's where I need improvement.  :P I gained in the bust so I guess it DOES provide uplift. All in all I am very pleased with the results and in less than 15 minute workouts.  :)
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: its_me518 January 09, 2009, 10:37:41 AM
I've been doing BWO+ (that's the 15 minute one) since 11/30 at least 2x a week. Less than 20 workouts and I lost a total of 4" between my waist and abdomen measurements!!! That's where I need improvement.  :P I gained in the bust so I guess it DOES provide uplift. All in all I am very pleased with the results and in less than 15 minute workouts.  :)

That is SOOOO awesome to hear!! I love stories like that!!! Hopefully I will be able to share a "success" story soon!!  :D
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: its_me518 January 12, 2009, 01:49:21 PM
Well... I don't have as good or as much success to share... but I'll tell you my "results"

I was so anxiously waiting for this morning so that I could finally measuring & KNOW that I lost a lot due to my 14 day bootcamp....

I don't know if I'm dissappointed or happy.  Its possible that I could have measured wrong. I might have my hubby re-measure me tomorrow (he's more accurate)

Anyway... weight wise I lost 6 ounces (which is good in my case cuz for the last few months I've only been gaining) so that made me happy.

It looks like I lost 1/2 an inch in my waist (the smallest part) and in my abs I went from 39 1/4 to 38 1/2. How much of a loss is that?

And everywhere else it looks like I gained inches

So yeah..... I guess I'll just try harder to keep the form right. But I am still motivated to work out since I lost some in my stomach area (thats my worst part)....

 :-[    ::)    :-\    ::)
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: crystal January 12, 2009, 04:03:32 PM
Has anyone had problems with getting your order from TTapp?  I ordered a couple of weeks ago and the site says that my order is still waiting to be filled.
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: its_me518 January 12, 2009, 04:46:57 PM
Has anyone had problems with getting your order from TTapp?  I ordered a couple of weeks ago and the site says that my order is still waiting to be filled.

I know what you mean!! I placed an order, and I would check the "status" and it would always saying "awaiting fullfillment". Actually, I got my order a few weeks ago and it STILL says awaiting fullfillment. I talked to a lady over there, and she would check on my status like everyday... she said they were updating the store so stuff isn't working properly (like the status thing).

Also, my order was late getting here by like 5 days, so I called UPS and they told me my package was LOST. I had to have Ttapp file a claim and everything.. and the day they told me it was lost, like 3 hours later it was on my doorstep... so I don't know.

If its been more than about 3 weeks (just because when they were having their 50% sale, I'm sure they got BOMBARDED with orders... so it would take a little longer)... I would call ttapp... or if you have a tracking number, I would call UPS and make sure it wasn't lost..
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: wyomama3 January 12, 2009, 07:23:15 PM
I ordered 30 Dec and mine is still waiting fulfillment.  I am relieved to see that I am not the only one!
My guess is that they had many, many orders placed.  :-\
Has anyone had problems with getting your order from TTapp?  I ordered a couple of weeks ago and the site says that my order is still waiting to be filled.
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: its_me518 January 13, 2009, 06:30:11 AM
I ordered 30 Dec and mine is still waiting fulfillment.  I am relieved to see that I am not the only one!
My guess is that they had many, many orders placed.  :-\
Has anyone had problems with getting your order from TTapp?  I ordered a couple of weeks ago and the site says that my order is still waiting to be filled.

I placed mine way before the big sale  ::) BUT mine took about 3 weeks getting here. So I would say keep waiting for it. If you're like me though, I would check the UPS status EVERYDAY a few times, and would always be on the lookout for the UPS truck...  ::) I WANTED it to get here ASAP. It came here like 5 days after the actual schedule date!  :o   ::)  But now its here, and I'm VERY happy to have it!  ;D
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: its_me518 January 19, 2009, 10:31:42 AM
So how many of you have either just started or restarted your ttapp?? Just kinda interested to see how many of us are doing this and what the results are!
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: brigonia January 19, 2009, 10:52:18 AM
I'm thinking about getting back to t-tapp.  I have started doing a pbs every morning again.  For now I'm working on perfecting my form for this one move and then I will work on t-tapp twist or hoe downs. 
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: 1jammy January 31, 2009, 06:35:54 AM
I just ordered the basic plus today, so can't wait to get it in and start doing it!!!   ;D
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: its_me518 January 31, 2009, 10:55:51 AM
I just ordered the basic plus today, so can't wait to get it in and start doing it!!!   ;D

Awesome!! I think you should fall in love with it when you finally get it!!  ;)

I just finished my first month of Ttapp........

Lets just say I did NOT lose the 2 sizes  ::)  Nor did I lose ANY inches AT ALL!!  :o

I know, you would think I would be really dissappointed, huh?? Trust me, I was!!  ;)

But heres what I realized:

Even though no inche loss can be recorded, I did get awesome results!!

1. My back pain is GONE!! My hip put "itself" back in place.

2. I lost about 2-3 pounds.

3. My pants are very loose & need to constantly be pulled up.

4. I FEEL a lot skinner & I LOOK a lot skinnier (to myself & husband)

5. Lets just say I have NO more worries about my kegel muscles!!  :D

So... can you see why I am NOT dissappointed? Sure, I wanted to say "I lost ---- amount of inches in one month!!" but these results that I listed are good enough for me to keep going!!

Would you all mind sharing you "small" accomplishments during the month as we start the new year, new journey in weight loss/Ttapp?? I'd love to hear everyone elses stories!!
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: T January 31, 2009, 12:07:14 PM
So its_me518...

What 'routine' did you follow and how 'dedicated' to it were you?   Did you do a constant bootcamp or just the basic+ or mix it up?

Congrats on the progress and keep it up!
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: Number18 January 31, 2009, 04:36:58 PM
I just ordered the basic plus today, so can't wait to get it in and start doing it!!!   ;D

Awesome!! I think you should fall in love with it when you finally get it!!  ;)

I just finished my first month of Ttapp........

Lets just say I did NOT lose the 2 sizes  ::)  Nor did I lose ANY inches AT ALL!!  :o

I know, you would think I would be really dissappointed, huh?? Trust me, I was!!  ;)

But heres what I realized:

Even though no inche loss can be recorded, I did get awesome results!!

1. My back pain is GONE!! My hip put "itself" back in place.

2. I lost about 2-3 pounds.

3. My pants are very loose & need to constantly be pulled up.

4. I FEEL a lot skinner & I LOOK a lot skinnier (to myself & husband)

5. Lets just say I have NO more worries about my kegel muscles!!  :D

So... can you see why I am NOT dissappointed? Sure, I wanted to say "I lost ---- amount of inches in one month!!" but these results that I listed are good enough for me to keep going!!

Would you all mind sharing you "small" accomplishments during the month as we start the new year, new journey in weight loss/Ttapp?? I'd love to hear everyone elses stories!!

Your results sounds like mine.  In one month, I did not lose any inches either... and I was disappointed, yet I did stabolized the weight so I did not gain any weights for a while.. till I stopped t-tapping.  I basically need to lose about 15lbs.  well, if I lose 10lb. that would make me happy.  I was wondering losing 10 to 15lbs is the hardest thing, even with T-tapp.  But I am going back to T-tapp after the Superbowl.  ;)

By the way, can we start a new T-tapp thread like T-tapp2 or something?  This thread is getting too long, don't you think? 
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: its_me518 February 01, 2009, 11:49:44 AM
So its_me518...

What 'routine' did you follow and how 'dedicated' to it were you?   Did you do a constant bootcamp or just the basic+ or mix it up?

Congrats on the progress and keep it up!

Oh, I was and still am SO dedicated!!! Seriously. I started the day after Christmas. I did FOURTEEN full days of bootcamp, doing the TOTAL WORKOUT!!! No results from that!  :o

Then I went to the every other day routine... except I didn't do it every other day. M W F I did the TWO and Tues & Thurs I did SATI. Just this last week, I really started dreading TWO, so on my FULL workout days I did Basic 15+ and the SATI.

Out of the whole month, I only missed ONE workout day. And it was my off day anyway...

So yeah, I was dissapointed after working SO hard on it.... but like I said, the other results are still motivating to me  ::)   ;) 
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: joychild24seven February 02, 2009, 06:32:13 AM

Oh, I was and still am SO dedicated!!! Seriously. I started the day after Christmas. I did FOURTEEN full days of bootcamp, doing the TOTAL WORKOUT!!! No results from that!  :o

Then I went to the every other day routine... except I didn't do it every other day. M W F I did the TWO and Tues & Thurs I did SATI. Just this last week, I really started dreading TWO, so on my FULL workout days I did Basic 15+ and the SATI.

Out of the whole month, I only missed ONE workout day. And it was my off day anyway...

So yeah, I was dissapointed after working SO hard on it.... but like I said, the other results are still motivating to me  ::)   ;) 

I know if you were talking to Theresa Tapp herself,