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  • Sorta New.....and back with LYME DISEASE.....

    Ummm....how awkward and painful to begin this way, but here goes, and with a couple of comments on the products:
    So, the first time I posted I commented on my 2 bulging discs in my arthritic back, and it was nicely suggested that I try the chair exercises.
    Well......the only issue I had with the video was that you literally have to learn all the basics first, because Teresa goes VERY fast and fluidly, due to her background as a model.
    Then I bought the Senior Fit package and the Stepping discs and Healthy Hormones.....all along being very frustrated that I had to go out and buy a DVD player to learn the basics.
    Then I got the stage 3 Lyme diagnosis. And the discs are still sitting there, collecting dust while I scramble for a new doctor, while UNEMPLOYED.
    Everyone's worried about me. I'm 235 lbs, They don't understand how Lyme made me fat by sending my thyroid out of control.
    I sit here racking my brains every day wondering how I'm going to get my muscle strength back that Lyme-y Thyroid has taken away from me.
    One comfort I have is the scientific knowledge that it's not the muscles themselves that make people lose weight but changes in chemistry in our bodies when we excercise that enable weight loss!
    ......is there anyone else in the Forum like me, battling Lyme in order to get their bodies back.....?

  • #2
    Hi! Welcome here.

    First of all, I am sorry about your health struggles. I have no experience of Lyme, but T-tapp has helped me in so many ways over the past 2 years (I celebrate 2 years these days). I guess that when you write about "the video that you literally have to learn the basics first", do you mean the Basic workout or More? The Basic workout would be too hard for me too. If you have the More DVDs , there is a chair workout on each one of those DVDs. Trisch also have packages with many many chair moves that are great. I don't know if you could ask someone to offer you one of those packages for Christmas...?

    I have been using Senior Fit a lot. It is one of my absolute favourite DVDs. The warm up is done on the floor. Have you watched it? Could it be doable for you? I really like the 2 sets of PBS from the SF Tempo.

    On the HHMM, there are 14 min of Form tips that you could also do in a chair. For many of those moves, you would need to sit with your knees 90° degrees. Trisch can explain that better than me...

    We are here with you. Big hug!

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    • SilkRoadBaby
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      Thank you so much!!!

  • #3
    <<hugs>> This is a good place to vent. Many of us found T-Tapp while facing health challenges. I can relate to the frustration of not having "control" of my own body and wanting to reclaim it.

    My background is mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Everything changed including how my face look, I often look almost drunk and I don't drink and I am not on any medication. My body acts and reacts differently now, and I'm so tired of explaining to other people even my hubby. Meanwhile, a lot of T-Tappers here can relate. The forum itself has given me some peace.
    As I always say, T-Tapp is God-Given and God Guided. I am honored to have the opportunity to share what's been gifted to me. There is so much more woven within each of the T-Tapp exercise and special sequences within the workouts than just a means to lose inches and look good......So good luck....just do your personal best and you WILL continue to repair/rebuild from the inside out and your body will continue to look, feel and FUNCTION better too. - Teresa (April 12, 2018)

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      Thank you!!

  • #4
    Welcome, SilkRoadBaby . There are some very knowledgeable people here (I'm not one of them, though!) and I hope that with the help of this forum you can figure out how to get your strength back.

    Which discs do you have already?

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    • SilkRoadBaby
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      I have More Than A Workout Seminar, Healthy Hormones Brain Body Fitness, Basic Workout +, Senior Fit Method, Senior Fit Movement, Step Away the Inches, Step It to the Max, and Barefoot Basic +. They were in special discount bundles. BTW I can't do Barefoot because of my 2 bulging lumbar discs ( I always need 1" lift on my shoes). I've been having trouble "tucking under" also.

  • #5
    Welcome!

    I'm so sorry for your health issues. I haven't dealt with Lyme's, but have had friends who have. I have dealt with hypothyroidism and adrenal issues, and have been encouraged to get tested for Lyme's but haven't yet. I know the frustration of just.not.enough.energy.to.function.

    I really think seated would be best for you. Senior Fit does go more slowly, and you can do many of those moves in a chair. The chair will stabilize your lower body, your "tuck" will be less but you can still activate core and the chair will protect your back, too. Think belly button up and belly button back to "tuck", even though it's not much movement in a chair. Knees are straight out from hips, ankles under knees with toes forward. Those are the basics of seated workouts.

    I just did a whole package of seated classes called Chair Cruisers that has stretches in a chair (some would need to be omitted due to your discs, but there are some you could do), individual moves taught instructional style, then 3 move classes. I hate for you to buy more, though, so perhaps you can do Senior Fit seated. Instead of Primary Back Stretch, hang on to your knees and curl back, just to your ability, Keep tummy pulling in, inhale. As you exhale, press into your knees to lift ribs and scoop the back out, but keeping tummy tight. Again, don't go farther than your back will allow you to. Keeping tummy activated at all times will help. Do that arching and scooping a few times to warm up the spine. Then you should be able to do the Plies, Reach Scoops, Jazz Twist (might have to sit sideways in the chair), Oil Wells (may need to modify), T-Tapp Twist, yes, even Scarecrow Ski! There is a variation of Hoedowns to do in the chair, but I would omit those for now.


    I have had clients lose inches even off their abs from seated workouts! There IS hope! You might only be able to do 1-2 moves, but it will start to "accumulate" as you build stamina.

    You may have days where you detox and can't do much. Practice curling your core and call it good. Or practice deep East/West breathing (think laterally vs North/South which is more chest breathing). Every little bit helps and adds up!

    Yes you CAN!
    ~ ..· ´¨¨)) -:¦:-
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    ((¸¸.·´ ..·´ Trisch -:¦:-
    -:¦:- ((¸¸.·´*

    Master T-Tapp Trainer in Indiana, certified in all workouts!

    From a 22W to an 8!

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    • SilkRoadBaby
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      I'm so grateful! THANKS. Prayers....

  • #6
    Welcome. I know there are tappers who have Lyme disease and doing T-Tapp is the only thing they can do to feel well and also start losing inches...

    Whichever workout you can do and can do daily to feel well is the workout for you. I think More will be the best, as there are many short workouts, however, you already have a Chair workout, and Senior Fit is the best (just make sure you only do just 10-20 mins and not going doing). Stepping 15-20 mins a day is already great for reducing inflammation and help getting rid of water retention and stagnant lymph.

    I found some other forum that person has Lyme and was doing T-Tapp https://community.myfitnesspal.com/e...accountability

    Linda Osmond, a holistic T-Tapp master trainer might be able to answer more questions about Lyme for you too. https://www.facebook.com/TTappCentra...7749897954819/

    I also heard some people have MS but it turned out to be Lyme.
    ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
    ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition
    ISSA Certified Specialist in Corrective Exercise
    T-Tapp Trainer in Training

    Ordered More and TWO on 7/7/2010, Started tapping on 7/30/2010.
    2011 30 Day Challenge Less to Lose under 50 Category Winner.
    2012 60 Day Challenge Trainer/TnT Category Winner.
    2014 60 Day Challenge Trainer/TnT Category Winner.
    2015 60 Day Challenge Trainer/TnT Category Winner.
    2017 60 Day Challenge Average to Lose over 50 Category Runner-Up

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    • SilkRoadBaby
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      Oh wow this is a huge blessing! THANKS.

  • #7
    Hello, I don't have any insight to offer but I am here to cheer you on!

    I have several friends with Lyme Disease and a few who have beaten it completely. There is hope!
    Lisa. 46 years old.
    Homeschooling 4 great kids and surprise toddler #5.
    T-Tapping since 2010, consistent since 2015!

    I got to meet and workout with Teresa in 2014. I am forever grateful to her and will never forget her.

    My Instagram https://www.instagram.com/soliloquy72/
    MyFitnessPal https://www.myfitnesspal.com/profile/soliloquy72

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    • SilkRoadBaby
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      thank you!!!

  • #8
    I came across this when I was curious if I can use oil of oregano for Lyme disease. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5641543/
    ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
    ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition
    ISSA Certified Specialist in Corrective Exercise
    T-Tapp Trainer in Training

    Ordered More and TWO on 7/7/2010, Started tapping on 7/30/2010.
    2011 30 Day Challenge Less to Lose under 50 Category Winner.
    2012 60 Day Challenge Trainer/TnT Category Winner.
    2014 60 Day Challenge Trainer/TnT Category Winner.
    2015 60 Day Challenge Trainer/TnT Category Winner.
    2017 60 Day Challenge Average to Lose over 50 Category Runner-Up

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    • SilkRoadBaby
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      I do and it works fast, and should be physician monitored/rotated with other herbs, or else you will lose your gut biome. It's a great killer of everything.

    • Soliloquy72
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      Oregano oil is also hard on the liver so shouldn't be taken more than 14 days consecutively.
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