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Week 4

This week I started T-Tapp and did two 15 minutes workouts (30 minutes) twice with my children.   If you haven’t heard of T-Tapp before, you might want to give this program a look. 

It was developed by a woman named Teresa Tapp.  She is a physiologist and rehabilitative trainer.  Over many years of research and practice as a physical therapist, she developed a system of movements that focus on using all of the muscels in the body, increase flexibility, and increase metabolism. 

 

This program is a rehabilitative and health maintenance program that promotes alignment with your spine, and movement of the lymphatic system.  This is not the standard exercise program.  Teresa Tapp also recommends no diet change for people using her system.  These body movements are not what you have heard about before.  They are specialized movements that target key areas of the body.  There is very little bouncing or jumping and is easy on the joints and has smooth movements.  Please read The Difference Between T-Tapp and other excercise systems to learn more. 


 

My muscles were so tired after doing this video.  I could feel the burn after a couple of repetitions of each different movement.  I couldn’t believe how much can get accomplished in just 15 minutes.


I have wanted to start T-Tapp ever since hearing Charlotte Siem’s testimoney.  She is a homeschool mom of 12 children.  That’s right, 12 children!  She went from a size 22 to a size 8 in one year and now maintains a size 4/6 and has kept the weight off for 4+ years.  What is so remarkable is that the only change in her life she made was using the T-Tapp program for 15 minutes a day, several days a week, and no dieting.  


I bought Charlotte’s e-book first, downloaded it, put it in a three ring binder, and read it cover to cover.  I decided to turn this binder and book into my weight loss planner.  I also started following her blog, This Lovely Place.  Then I was so amazed and moved by her story that I decided to give T-Tapp a try and ordered the T-Tapp program.  Some of the items in the T-Tapp box I purchaced include DVD’s, Teressa Tapp’s autographed book “Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes”, and a skin brush to help promote the movement of cellulite and toxins to drain from the lymph system. There is also an herbal skin toning supplementand alfalfa that I have not opened yet, but may someday, but I can only plan to do one small change at a time for now.

Our time at the YMCA on Tuesday was great!  We worked out for one hour with our instructor Natalie.  Here is a picture of two of my sons posing with Natalie after the Cardio (Zumba and mixed dance) class.  The room looks empty in the picture, but there are about 30 + folks in this room during the class and it is really full.
  
              

Next the boys played basketball………..

 

While I walked a mile on the indoor track.
 

And though it is not an “official” piece of exercise equipment, I like to do several repetitions of going up and going down on the 29 stair steps when it is not busy.  I feel like I get a lot of good natural movement from doing this instead of using a piece of equipment.  The equipment room is very busy with lots of people body building.  I haven’t felt comfortable to venture into the larger equipment room yet.



Next we went swimming.  The boys love using the open swim area to swim and play and ride the water slide.
          
  

I also spent some time in the steam room, the sauna, and the hot tub.  This is so relaxing. I have to be careful because a person could easily fall asleep in anyone of these soothing activities, especially after doing the earlier exercises. The steam room is by far my favorite!  It feels very good.

Nutrient and Activity Journal For Week 4


Sunday 1/27

Breakfast
Blueberries, Strawberries
Yogurt
Cinamon Roll
Lunch
Salad
Carrot sticks with ranch dip
Apple slices

Supper
Baked chicken legs
Boiled potatoes and carrots with a tbsp butter, salt, and pepper
Vitamins & Supplements: 
Multi Vitamin powder packet 
1 tsp. Elderberry extract 
1 probiotic 15 strains 
2 psyllium fiber 
B-complex 
1-kelp capsule 
2 – enzyme blend

Water: 4
Activity:


Saturday 1/26

Breakfast
Egg
French Vanilla Latte (coffee, milk, demera sugar, French vanilla creamer)

Lunch
Grilled Cheese (buttered bread toasted with Gouda cheese)
Sweet potato chips
Sliced cucumbers

Snack:

Homemade Cowboy Cookies (oatmeal cookie with chocolate chips)

Supper:
Tacos: Taco shells, ground beef, shredded cheddar cheese, lettuce
Carrot sticks
Grapes

Vitamins & Supplements: 
Multi Vitamin powder packet 
1 tsp. Elderberry extract 
1 probiotic 15 strains 
2 psyllium fiber 
B-complex 
1-kelp capsule 
2 – enzyme blend

Water: 4

Activity: 


 
Friday 1/25

Breakfast
Oatmeal

Lunch
White Chicken Chili: Great Northern beans, chicken broth, ground chicken, canned jalapinio peppers, salt and pepper, curry spice mix
Snack
Homemade Cowboy Cookies (oatmeal cookie with chocolate chips)


Supper:
Homemade beef enchiladas (beef, seasoning, sauce {made with salsa, flour, oil, salt, pepper}, corn tortilias, safflower oil, shredded cheese).
Lettuce Salad
Sour Cream
Corn
Green Olives
Grape Juice

Vitamins & Supplements: 
Multi Vitamin powder packet 
1 tsp. Elderberry extract 
1 probiotic 15 strains 
2 psyllium fiber 
B-complex 
1-kelp capsule 
2 – enzyme blend

Water: 4
Activity:


Thursday 1/24

Breakfast
Oatmeal

Lunch
Salad

Supper
Hamburger (beef, bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, mayo, bun)
Vanilla ice cream (all natural milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla)

Vitamins & Supplements: 
Multi Vitamin powder packet 
1 tsp. Elderberry extract 
1 probiotic 15 strains 
2 psyllium fiber 
B-complex 
1-kelp capsule 
2 – enzyme blend

Water: 4

Activity:
Grocery Store with 5 of the 6 kids.  Walked around for 2 hours.
We continue to have rainy, and cold weather and not many good days to be outside.
Expecting an ice storm tomorrow.


Wednesday 1/23

Breakfast
Egg
Chocolate Milk (fresh raw milk, ovalteen poweder)
Lunch
Chicken Sandwhich: Grilled chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, swiss cheese, may, whole wheat bun
Vanilla ice cream (all natural milk, cream, sugar, vanilla)

Supper
Salad: lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, mushrooms, shredded chicken, honey mustard dressing

Vitamins & Supplements: 
Multi Vitamin powder packet 
1 tsp. Elderberry extract 
1 probiotic 15 strains 
2 psyllium fiber 
B-complex 
1-kelp capsule 
2 – enzyme blend

Water: 5

Activity:

Tuesday 1/22

Breakfast
Oatmeal
Mocha Latte

Lunch:
Egg Scramble: Eggs, Hashbrowns, Spinach, and left over crumbled meat and veggie patty.


Snack
Vanilla cookie

Supper
Salmon Patty
Mashed potato
Peas

Vitamins & Supplements: 
Multi Vitamin powder packet 
1 tsp. Elderberry extract 
1 probiotic 15 strains 
2 psyllium fiber 
B-complex 
1-kelp capsule 
2 – enzyme blend

Water: 6

Activity: 
T-tapp
2 sets of 15 minute T-tapp workout

YMCA 3 hours
1 hour cardio dance class, walk 1 mile on indoor track (18 laps),  29 stairs x 4 sets, steam room 10 minutes, sauna 10 minutes, hot tub 15 minutes, swim laps in the pool  45 minutes, then steam room again for 10 minutes.
Monday 1/21

Breakfast
Eggs 2, Spinach, Hashbrowns
Juice Feast 1 cup

Lunch
Pizza 1 slice
Salad

Snack
Chocolate banana parfait

Supper
Beef / vegetable burger patty: (sauted red onion, garlic, spinach, shredded carrots mixed into ground beef and cooked like a hamburger patty).
Lettuce, tomato, pickles, mayo, swiss cheese, bun.
Sweet potato chips

Snack
Vanilla cookies

Vitamins & Supplements: 
Multi Vitamin powder packet 
1 tsp. Elderberry extract 
1 probiotic 15 strains 
2 psyllium fiber 
B-complex 
1-kelp capsule 
2 – enzyme blend
Water: 5

Activity:
2 sets 15 minute T-tapp workout


 
Summary

I am more flexible this week than I have been over the past year since having my surgery.  I noticed during the first YMCA class I took, that my body could not turn very well from side to side.  The instructor would tell us to wiggle our hips and also to use the hip to turn one direction or another.  I could not do it.  It was as if my hips were locked in place.  I could bend forward and back, but not thrust my hips in either direction at the waist.  After doing the T-tapp workout, I felt more flexible.  During the week I felt one hip unlock and allow a little movement.  My instructor at the Y noticed I had more movement during the class this week.  I told her I had started using T-tapp. By the end of the week I felt both hips unlock and I feel more flexible, though I am still not able to move them as far as I want to yet.  I want to include T-tapp three days or more in my activity routine for next week.  

I didn’t plan out my menu as well this week.  I felt really hungry all week and ate a lot of comfort foods.  I want to increase my consumption of fresh produce and Juice Feast (vegetables and fruits in the blender) to use when I am hungry for a snack for next week instead of cookies.  I want to increase my intake of fermented foods: yogurt, kefir, etc, and fresh milk next week.  I need to increase my water intake.  The heat in the house is beginning to dry my skin this week and there were several days I did not drink enough water.  I hope to do a better job of menu planning next week and eating healthier snacks too.
I am disappointed that I did not have more weight loss this week.  I think I am holding some water weight, but the rest of this battle is a fight with my metabolism.  It is sluggish and no matter how much effort and workout I give, I barely notice any decrease in my weight.  It is adjusting and re-adjusting to my activity level and not yet allowing me to shed much of the weight.  I have been offered to review a product through Creative Bio Science, and I have given it serious consideration to jump start my metabolism.  I will post an update on how I will proceed soon.


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About Melinda Weiser

I am a sinner, saved by grace. I am on a journey and offer to share my story with the hope that it will bless you. My one desire is to bring glory to my creator. I am a wife and the mother of 6 children, plus two in heaven. I enjoy homeschooling, research, teaching, homesteading, natural gardening, grass based farming, cooking, fresh raw milk, herbs, children, midwifery, and music. I am a writer, biblical mentor, and also work part time in the healthy foods and vitamin business www.weisernaturalfoods.com I have a BSW degree from Kansas State University, and trained professionally as a medical social worker, biblical counselor, tutor, and vocal performer. Thank you for stopping by to read about our homeschool and family life adventures. Be blessed!

4 thoughts on “Walk and Talk Wednesday

  1. Kathy's Kitchen

    Wow! This is so impressive and I’m going to look up the T-Tapp program now (never heard of it before but it sounds terrific). I really like Jazzercise, but I’ll check it out. I have osteoarthritis in my hip so I can relate. I loved that you gave us a record of your healthy diet! Thank you, I’m visiting from Healthy Habits Tuesday.

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  2. Amber

    Melinda- I just ordered the 15 minute basic T-tap workout DVD. I am very excited to try it out- Thank you for a great recommendation! I look forward to seeing how it works for you guys!

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