Tuesday, February 08, 2011
I have been feeling REALLY good lately. Last visit to chiropractor was interesting..I don't think she could find anything that needed adjustment!
In an effort to up my exercise levels, I have been trying different workouts that I already have in my possession. Most are from T-Tapp...a program that I LOVE and that I credit with WHY I feel so good.
That said, I think I am going to be working a lot harder with the one I tried today for the second time. I don't do well with things that require floor work. I used a stopwatch to time myself in and out when I had to skip parts I knew I couldn't manage ..yet. I tried nearly everything, but it sure shows me how much I need to work on! YIKES! I timed 63 minutes of a 67 minute workout...and some of the exercises, I only could do a couple of times rather than keep up with Teresa.
I figure, though, that with perseverance, I will eventually build up the muscles and stamina...and master the all important form, to do this workout through...someday!
Monday, February 07, 2011
Yesterday I wore a jacket that I have had for a while..but yesterday, I could wear it with all the front hooks done up...could even sit comfortably with it hooked. It was a nice surprise.
Here is the pic I took...then couldn't find. Thanks to my daughter for helping me with the technology.
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.
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 move...by 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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