I posted a new blog entry today and I thought I'd share it
T-tapp has been very easy for me to stick with. I'm not one of those people who are typically athletic by nature or even just one to exercise daily. T-tapp advertises that most people can lose 2 sizes in just 4 weeks with their program. I am not one of those people. I lose very slowly, and with my body type I lose a little bit here, a little bit there. It's taken me almost a year to lose 2 clothing sizes. So why stick with something if it doesn't seem to be working? Why stick with something that doesn't work as advertised for me? Here's why:
--- fewer migraines
--- I still have constant headaches but the pain isn't as bad
--- I can now point my toes without my feet cramping up. I've dealt with that almost my entire life!
--- in an attempt to eat healthier, I discovered I now love tuna fish!
--- increased energy
That's just a few of the benefits I can name off hand that I've noticed in the past few weeks. I've also felt a drop in blood sugar. Diabetes runs in my family, so if I can possibly prevent getting it just by doing 20 minutes of T-tapp 3 days a week, I'm in!
Here are some other benefits to think about:
--- it's an excellent subject to talk about! My mom, and sister do T-tapp and now a friend is trying it out so it gives me something to talk to them about.
--- I understand my own body shape a lot better, so I have a better understanding of how my body loses weight, but also how I will look once I've lost my inches.
--- I challenge myself more. If there's something I don't like about myself, instead of getting depressed about it, I'm more likely to do something about it to change whatever it is I don't like.
--- If I want to eat the occasional piece of cake, or a cookie or whatever I will eat that cookie! I won't feel guilty about eating either!
--- T-tapp has lead me on a path towards overall better health and wellness. In doing so I've learn to eat healthier, take vitamins and supplements, improve my attitude and adjust my thinking so I'm more positive. I'm no longer stuck on the couch all day crying or being grumpy. I'm doing what I have to for now to take care of myself. I've realized I was dealing with some agoraphobia and once I realized that, I changed it. No going to the doctor for some pills or wasting hours and money talking to someone about why I feel this way, etc. No, I picked myself up, went out that door and went for a walk by myself.
--- For once in my life I have goals, and I am determined to meet them.
--- improved my relationships with others
--- I've met so many wonderful and different people on the T-tapp forum, from all over the world. I feel fortunate enough to call some of them friends. I've gotten the satisfaction of helping others with their journey and struggles with losing weight. I've been an inspiration and friend to others, and it feels good!
That's just a few of the benefits I've received this year so far. It's a very short list, and I could go on with it for much longer but I do have to exercise soon! One more thing I feel I should mention is this:
as I said, my headaches and migraines have improved. I've had migraines since I was at least 4 years old. My head has hurt constantly since I was about 10. That's over 20 years! I had pretty much given up the hope of ever not having a headache. I believed the only way I could ever function in society was if I was doped up on some prescription pain medicine for the rest of my life. I still am not certain if I'll ever have a head ache free day or even a headache free hour. What I do know is I went from having migraines almost every single day to only 1 or 2 a week. Now they seem to be occurring even less often. The time in between my migraines, my head doesn't hurt nearly as much as it did a year ago. All without prescription medication