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08-11-2009, 09:12 AM
I t has been almost 4 weeks and I lost some inches but for one place I didn't lose any from the brest to the waist.
Have the book and some vidoes. What should I be doing??
08-11-2009, 09:32 AM
Hey Ruthe Ann,
What workouts do you have?
08-12-2009, 06:15 PM
I have the 15 min. one, step and basic#1.
08-13-2009, 07:51 AM
Ok. What has your workout schedule been like?
08-14-2009, 05:09 PM
I use the vidoes most days.
08-17-2009, 08:22 AM
Are you using both Basic Workout and Step Away in one day or alternating them?
08-22-2009, 02:55 PM
I use the 1st workout and the bonus--core one most days.
I called for help but didn't get a call back.
08-22-2009, 04:47 PM
4 weeks is not a lot of time, Ruthe Ann......stay consistent, it will work. Sounds like Casey is on the trail to figuring out a plan for you!
Hang in there!
08-22-2009, 06:44 PM
You might find this thread helpful. It was along the same lines as your post...not losing where we want to or need to:
08-28-2009, 09:41 PM
Still hoping for some info.
08-29-2009, 07:28 AM
I agree, four weeks isn't a lot of time. I'm going on month four of 3-4 times a week doing MORE Instr. or SATI. It takes time to build the mind to muscle connection. I just found my lats about a month ago! And I was pretty excited. :)
The one thing I'm not doing but want to start adding (daily if I can manage) is the OIP/HF which is on the disk that came with the book. (I'm not sure what workout includes this move.) This would be a help to you too. I have a lot of fat on my tummy (mother's apron) and I KNOW the mind-muscle connection there isn't happening.
Don't give up! Each body is different and most people aren't in the 'lose a size in a month' group. T-Tapp works from inside out. What do you see and feel happening? For instance, I do feel stronger. I can see the muscle tone and have lost a little in my arms and calves. I see some re-shaping even though my actual size hasn't changed, YET. :) My TOM isn't as painful and I don't get headaches as often. At some point, my growing muscle is going to start burning more fat.
I've been reminded on another thread to check my diet. Veggies/Fruit are where I always fall short. In the end, it is a balance between what we are eating and what we are doing. I'm ready to 'get this show on the road' so I am going to focus on getting those fresh foods this week.
Again, this takes time. A big part of me wants to work a program, lose the weight, and then move on... but that never works. I'll re-gain and be bigger, sadder, and back in this same spot. I keep reminding myself this is for LIFE, for good health, for strength, for an eventual slimmer and toned ME! I love that eventually, LESS is MORE with T-Tapp.
Hope this helps. Spend time reading a few of the other threads. It seems we all have moments feeling like our effort is for naught. It has helped me to read others' thoughts and encouragement.
08-31-2009, 10:35 AM
Ruthe Ann - I sent you an email this morning. Sorry for the delay. Sometimes I don't receive updates to the forum threads.
I think consistency is key, but you can step up your form and activate your tummy and lower back more during the workout (and your day) to increase your results in that area.
Teresa calls flattening the lower back "curling the core" due to the fact that many of us have a curve in that area and thatís the center or core of the body. This is a term that Teresa uses to help get Tappers to "tuck their body under" when the lower back (lower lumbar area) has a greater curve. There needs to be a "straighter line" - in other words, not a "sway back". When you tuck your butt, it is more than initiating the move from your butt or tailbone. Applying these tips can really take your workout to the next level.
Curl the Core - On the Floor
If you are a beginner you might want to practice this first on the floor to get the feeling of it. Lie on your back on the floor with your knees to the ceiling, toes forward and heels near your butt, now press your shoulders into the ground, make donut fingers (making a "donut" with your thumb and fingers, then press the thumb into the index finger), then press hands into the floor to help activate the muscles equally. Make a "W" with your arms keeping the hands even with the shoulder, now tuck your butt so that the lower lumbar area touches the floor (with NO air space).
Curl the Core - Standing
When you understand and "feel" this movement then get into the Plie stance and stand in front of a wall. Now press your back and shoulders against the wall. Make sure you press your lower back into the wall so there is no air space. You want to be able to do some Plies in that position, while keeping your shoulder and back (including lower back) pressed against the wall. You can also keep "donut hands" against the wall as well. This helps to engage your lats. Pull your elbows towards the side of your body and keep your hands down to shoulder level. This is the feeling you're working towards when you're tucking your butt.
Curl the Core - Sitting
You could also do this during the day when you're sitting. Make sure to get your shoulders and hips in alignment, then I press your lower back into the chair and tuck butt at the same time. You should feel your stomach muscles engage. This can help shave off inches for your torso and abdominal area.
Hope this helps! Let me know if you have additional questions. Thank you!
09-12-2009, 10:15 PM
You might post this on the General Forum--this forum is more for questions about the nuts and bolts of the forum itself.
I second the Organs in Place/Half Frogs! You can/should do those twice daily.
Also--I lost 1/2 inch off my waist this last week applying Dantheman's tips on T-Tapp Twist, which are in this thread (scroll down to Dan's post):
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