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Well, what do you fits!

Sunday, February 06, 2011

I was so pleasantly surprised this afternoon. I have a jacket, not new, that I wear as dress clothes. I bought it on sale (a GOOD bargain) but it didn't fit exactly...I pretty much had to wear it open.

Today, I put on my jacket and hooked all the hooks right up the front!!! WOW! Progress.

I took pictures after I got home....SAW them on the camera, but they seem to have disappeared off the card. Boo hoo!

Well, my pictures may have disappeared, but the progress I have made is there for all to see! Will try the pic thing again later.

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GAMOMMY3 2/7/2011 2:04PM

    That is emoticon!!!

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CELEST 2/7/2011 12:16PM

    That is fabulous. Little by little conquere is possible. emoticon

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MARIE4950 2/7/2011 12:02AM

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    That's so awesome. While I have been doing the ongoing sort thing, I have discovered that fore ever it seems, I have been buying every thing without shape to them. You know the look, straight or baggy, without darts in the blouses, A line dresses without waistlines. That type. The other day at Sears, I actually got 3 blouses that have darts in them! Blow me down. They are still a bit small around the waist area down but that's ok, they will soon.

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PIXIEDUST13 2/6/2011 6:16PM

  Don't you just love it when that happens?
Still waiting to fit into my jeans I bought as a size guide. I can now get in but can't zip up yet.

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Tidbits 3 from Fit and Fabulous

Sunday, February 06, 2011

I am enjoying that T-Tapp is a "functional fitness approach" that "makes T-Tapp workouts safe for many people with shoulder, hip, knee, nice and back concerns, ..." p.11

I again watched the seminar video where Teresa explains the concept of "a left-brain/right-brain, mind/body workout." It has to do with the fact that each side of our brains controls the opposite side of our body. Working with that helps us train our brains to work better but it also helps burn fat since it uses more energy. p.11

So, "T-Tapp's focus is not on losing weight but on shedding inches and completely reshaping your body so you look and feel better."p. 12 Of course, as you move, reshape and shed inches, the weight follows. Muscles require more fuel than fat...and will use fat for fuel. OK by ME!!

I was interested in the thought also that we tend to "stop listening to our bodies." I know for me it is easy to override my body telling me that I need to telling my body I am too tired or it is too late...or whatever. I can convince myself to do the opposite of what my body is demanding..that I MOVE. If I listen to that...I ALWAYS feel better afterward.

BTW...the seminar video is really interesting. Like in the book, Teresa explains the origins of these workouts, why and how they work and demonstrates the basics. There are "samples" of her workouts online...via her website.

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LOVE2WALK1 2/6/2011 2:22PM

    Do you have the web site and more info. I'd love to look into it!

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BOOKWERME 2/6/2011 12:51PM

    Haven't even heard of "step away the pounds" but am using the step away the inches regularly. Actually, I think it was adding that workout that finally is getting things moving. I doubt it is how T-Tapp intends it, but I do the BWO+ and then immediately the SATI or SATI to the MAXX. Teresa does say to do this stuff every other day, but I LIKE it..and want to do it EVERY day! Hard to do other things instead. I worked on the Gazelle last night while watching the seminar..just getting off to do the T-Tapp she was instructing.

Keep up the good work, and keep me posted!

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ENDURANCEWINS 2/6/2011 12:47PM

    Yes I also watched the seminar dvd the other day and her approach makes so much sense. It's wonderful how each move has a purpose and works on mulitple muscles.
My posture is already better just from applying T-Tapp techniques. Have you watched "Step Away the Pounds"? I'm also applying her walking techniques. I am happy about this because I've had knee problems for years.
And ALL her moves work the abs - another problem area for me.
Thank you so much for recommending T-Tapp!

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More Tidbits

Saturday, February 05, 2011

This morning I was visiting friends and got complimented...they said they could see that I had "lost weight" but truly...I am streamlining more than losing pounds. THANK YOU, T-Tapp. I am beginning to sound like a broken record extolling the benefits of T-Tapp and Sparkpeople!

I was talking with another friend who says he has been asking his doctors why he (my friend) gains weight in his belly. One Dr. finally said it had to do with his testosterone..put him on some med and my friend said he promptly gained 20 MORE pounds! WHAT! So we got talking about what I have learned from T-Tapp about body type and structure. And, what help I have found at SP.

Teresa Tapp says: " ignore the scale and focus solely on inch loss." "[N]o matter how much you work out, your body type and structure may simply not enable you to ever wear a size four or six. Looking your best is more about having everything fit, firm, and in the right place." p.7 I agree, while the scale is one form of measurement, a trim larger size may look and feel a lot better than a flabby or frumpy smaller one!!! It was thinking about this that inspired me to examine the book more closely and to blog about what I find important.

My friend also has aches and pains. What I have learned through T-Tapping myself is what Teresa explains...the same movements that help you trim down and firm up, also help manage back pain and "alleviate muscle soreness". p.8 When I started with T-Tapp, there were movements I wouldn't even attempt on the more extensive knees wouldn't allow it. NOW, though, I AM doing them..with no crunching noises and no pain.

The thing is, T-Tapp looks almost TOO easy. That is probably partly what appealed to me...and also that I did them in too lax a manner is probably why I did get results, but not to the degree I expected in the beginning. NOW I know. "Fair warning: T-Tapp moves may look simple, but...there's a lot more going on than meets the eye." The "comprehensive movements always work five to seven muscles at once." P. 10 You get an intense workout in a short time with great results. Do I sound like a salesperson? I'm sold!

This is the important thing, I think, that this is "...a rehabilitative approach to fitness, which means that the moves...are designed to help your body help itself repair, rebuild, and rejuvenate." p.11 I have felt it work. I am seeing results.
The book is filled with personal experiences of those who have not only lost weight and/or increased their fitness levels, but also who have found relief from chronic pain ...even pain from chronic illnesses. My interest is mainly to help me keep my type 2 diabetes under control...keeping blood sugars down in the normal range, and of course, to look FIT and Fabulous.

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LOVE2WALK1 2/6/2011 2:24PM

    Thanks for sharing this, especially since the scale is not that cooperative!

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ENDURANCEWINS 2/6/2011 12:57PM

    The other important fact about T-Tapp is that all the movements promote lymph drainage, which is so important to our health. She's not an exercise guru, but a well educated physiotherapist so she knows her stuff.

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CELEST 2/6/2011 10:14AM

    Well if you're the salesperson, Im sold just to get some money together emoticon

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BOOKWERME 2/5/2011 7:41PM

    Carol, we don't eat right either..nor do we move. No wonder our bodies are struggling.

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    Very interesting. I was reading a SP article yesterday and it was talking about how we adults in this Country have so many health issues while those in places like the Phillipines have so much less. It is because we have shots for all the childhood illness and they don't use them. As children, they get and work through all the illnesses building their immune systems. We don't build immunity to anything so we get diseases and other issues because our immune systems are almost non existant.

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Tidbits from Fit and Fabulous

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

"Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes" is the title of the book by Teresa Tapp with Barbara Smalley. It outlines her workout routine that really does shave off inches and make you feel wonderful.

When I first tried the basic workout plus, I expected miracles...after all, the "lose up to 2 sizes in 4 weeks with the T-Tapp workout" line certainly appealed to me. I got the workouts and got started. Well, I didn't get the results I expected...though I felt great...and even felt taller!! I loved the workout, but when I wasn't suddenly svelt and down two sizes, I was soon not quite consistent doing it after that...and didn't bother to measure again. Not until recently did I discover that I had lost 8 inches...which I must attribute to T-Tapp.

What worked? I got the book, listened to the instructionals again, began to do things correctly. FORM MATTERS.

This week, I began rereading the book, treating it as a text book and making note of what points are important to me. I've only just begun. How can I not like points like the initial introductory comments including:

"You'll also discover how less is more, since T-Tapp's special form and techniques maximize muscle development, enabling your body to shed inches in record time. In fact, the stronger you get, the more you get out of T-Tapp - and the less you have to do it to stay in shape." p. 3

Now I understand why I didn't have the success I had expected the first time, AND I am beginning to GET the results I am seeking.

THIS however is important. As Teresa developed this program, she learned things along the way. T-Tapp does more than just burn calories. It "helps the body maintain optimal metabolic processing regardless of age." In her work she discovered: "100 percent of ...women reported the results of better hormonal balance - far fewer cramps, bloating, hot flashes, and mood swings - after trying [the] workouts." p. 7

I have learned that as much as we want the scale to show results, "INCHES COUNT, pounds don't." p.7 Models don't worry about their weight..they worry about their shape..since it is their measurements that assure them work. "...if the clothes [don't] fit, a model [doesn't] work." p 7 I honestly would like the scale to move, but it truly IS more important how my clothes fit, what my shape is, than what that scale says.

So, as I find the points that matter to me, I will share some of them with you, too.

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MARIE4950 2/7/2011 12:06AM

    Thanks. emoticon

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HODGESLOVE 2/4/2011 1:17AM

  I don't like the scale myself. I haven't wieghed at all just measured.

The exercises I have been doing have seriously helped with cramping. I usually can barely function for that dreaded 7 days however, this month I haven't had to take tylenol, ibuprofen or anything because I have not had one cramp. I am totally amazed..

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CELEST 2/3/2011 7:51AM

    That is fabulous. Im glad that you are finally getting the results you're looking for. I must go and see if we have T-tapp in our stores. It sounds pretty interesting and even exciting.

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LOVE2WALK1 2/2/2011 10:23PM

    Share, share, share...and congrats on the missing inches!!!!! emoticon

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    Thanks, please do share.

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BOOKWERME 2/2/2011 8:43PM

    The scale is only ONE if many indicators of health and fitness. (I am grateful for that!!) emoticon

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2CATS2LOVE1 2/2/2011 8:42PM

    I like that idea; not worrying so much what the scale says!

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Winter storm approaching...but Spring will win out!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Even with Winter storms approaching, the plants and animals know what is ahead. Some of us were talking about the plants already stirring with Spring growth. I find it interesting how the daffodils seem to know when to come up...some years I see the first signs in December. This year, late January..and I had to go LOOK for them. Hyacinth, daffodils and even the iris are stirring. Yet tonight the storm that is sweeping across much of the country will drop our temperatures and bring us snow (no accumulation expected here..hope they are right!)

For Carol, I took pics of my early risers.

The hyacinth:

Daffodils on the South side:

Daffodils on the West side:

I know it isn't much to see. My survey did remind me that soon it will be time to get busy clearing all the debris from winter...and clean up the mess the chickens and moles have made all over the yard. This year it seems much worse than usual. Ah..but yard work is good exercise!!! I will look forward to it..when it warms up again. emoticon

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BOOKWERME 2/7/2011 8:40AM

    I had to LOOK for they are readily visible..and I can even see some of the blooms beginning to form!!!!! Yea!!!

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MARIE4950 2/7/2011 12:04AM

    Already????? Wow. I just got 4 more inches of snow. NO GREEN.
email me.... Do you live near Pulaski, Tenn?

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MRE1956 2/2/2011 10:05AM

    I should hope so!

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CELEST 2/2/2011 8:38AM

    I can picture in my mind how fabulous that cluster of flowers is going to look in full blossom. Our town is draped in thick thick wonderful cool mist. So great after yesterdays incredible heat. I walked into town to meet my partner for fs and by the time I actually had done fs and walked home my feet were aching, and I was steaming hot. So Im super grateful for the new cool.

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HODGESLOVE 2/2/2011 12:44AM

  I am so ready for warmer weather, blooming flowers and to be able to go outside and not shake violently from being cold.

Got the bad minton set ready.... Great exercise and fun for all.
Come on warm weather...

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2CATS2LOVE1 2/1/2011 5:41PM

    I think most of us ~perhaps all of us~ are ready for Spring!! The pictures are great. Thanks for sharing.
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    Great pictures. Would you believe I found a tulip yesterday? It's about an inch high. What a surprise. It's under one of the snowball bushes we had transplanted from the back yard to the front.

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CASJ57 2/1/2011 2:07PM

    A good reminder to me, time to prune the roses.


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