Starting from the Bottom
Hello fellow t-tappers!
I used to post here several years ago......my name is Andrea. Some that have been around a while may remember me. I did t-tapp for a while and quit because I couldn't get rid of soreness from the workout or the way I was doing it.
Well, fast forward a few years later. I'm in my 40's now and experiencing some health issues due to my weight and lack of fitness (feeling 80, high BP, plantar fasciatis, no bladder control, hormonal issues). I have to admit - I'm in pretty bad shape due to not looking after myself these past several years. I don't have much muscle tone, and very little physical activity wears me out these days...
Being at the bottom for a while now has finally made me realize that there is no where to go but UP! I decided to reclaim my life for the better about a month ago and started watching my diet. It feels like I have waken up from a long, strange dream. I almost gave up on myself. I want to lose about 118 pounds or several dress sizes.....right now I'm at 264.8 and a Size 22.
Regarding t-tapp exercises.....from now on, I'm only going to my PERSONAL MAX (which has always been recommended, but I was always too stubborn to follow....I'm really good at "overdoing" things, i.e. all-or-nothing thinking). Now I'm just taking it one day at a time, one workout at a time. I'm doing t-tapp every other day and to start all I can do is hoe-downs. They are relatively simple for me and it's something I can commit to without getting discouraged. My next step is to do the MORE instructionals. DH is supposed to find my MORE DVD which is somewhere in the basement waiting to be found.
Does anyone have a good recommendation about how to transition between the hoe-downs and the MORE DVD? I'm not up to a full workout at this point. Is it better to do more reps of one t-tapp exercise and master it, or fewer reps of several t-tapp exercises?
Well, wish me much success on the re-start of this journey.....I'm going to blog my journey somewhere because while I want to get to my goal and keep looking forward, I never want to forget where I came from....this is a place where I never want to be again.
Shoot for the moon, even if you miss it, you will land among the stars. --Les Brown