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  • #16
    Today I started out with BBFF. First I did the standing stretching at the beginning of sequence 3 to remind myself of what I'm supposed to do. It only takes a couple of minutes. Then I did about the first 5 minutes of sequence 2 on the floor. I couldn't do more than that. My shoulders hurt when I'm trying to get them stretched straight over my head. (Is there an alternative?) When I put my arms over my head standing it doesn't hurt. Maybe I don't get them back as far as they go on the floor.
    And my calves started cramping again with only the 5 minutes. (Is there an exercise I can do to strengthen them? I guess that doing this for 5 minutes would eventually do it.)
    Then later in the day my low back was hurting. I don't know if it was the BBFF or not.

    Later in the day I did a HD with no problem. And dh and I went for a mile walk. We haven't done that for a while, as the weather hasn't cooperated.
    Lois
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    • ayj67
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      Lois, don't stretch beyond your range of motion. It is ok that you form is not perfect and there is discomfort, but do not stretch to the point of pain or breaking.

      I think if you cramp so fast, then you need to do PBS before the floor or you need to take a lot of magnesium. Cramping up is low in magnesium and too much calcium in your system. Are you taking calcium supplements? You need to take more magnesium... Try ReMag or mag crystal soak from Health and Wisdom.

  • #17
    Did you have some old in juries at your shoulder, arms and lats?
    ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
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    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.
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    • okielois
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      I had a frozen right shoulder at one time. But that has been 'fixed' for some time. Cold laser treatments and acupuncture.
      I'll have to look up how much calcium and magnesium I take. I'll report later.

  • #18
    Popping in to tell you that my Swedish sweets and milk chocolate are all too delicious! But I have decided to enjoy it and continue to move as I need too - and not to worry about it.
    EDIT: I had lovely waffles as well and I have just finished a great SATI. It is such a good being-away-DVD!
    Last edited by Anna Lee; 03-01-2018, 02:09 PM.

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    • okielois
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      I think you are wise not to worry about what you are eating on vacation. Just don't eat "guilt". Doesn't help your mind to do that.

    • GreenGem
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      Vacations = path of least resistance so happy for you that you are having fun there.

  • #19
    Hello, just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Heidi, and I first started T-Tapping back in 2003. I've done it off and on since then. Some years I've been really consistent, others not so much depending on how crazy my life got. I've never really managed to make it a part of my daily life long-term though. I've had some setbacks, and have become quiet sedentary in the last two years, but I'd like to reboot and give it another go with the support of Habit Formers and the T-Tapp community

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    • Anna Lee
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      Welcome, Heidi!

    • GreenGem
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      Welcome back!

    • Soliloquy72
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      Hi Heidi!! You can do it!

  • #20
    Before I started exercising today I found some magnesium gel and put it on my calves. Then I did the PBS from BWO. That takes about 5 minutes. Then I did about the first 7 minutes of the BBFF sequence 2. A little later I did a couple of HDs. That seemed to work just fine. I didn't get the backache at all. And I just barely started cramping calves. I think I can do this and work up to more minutes as my legs get stronger. Maybe I should have done the OIP/HF also. I didn't think of that at the time.
    Lois
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    • okielois
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      Forgot to say that on the BBFF I only brought my arms up to a square. And that worked ok for now. If I'm standing I can put my arms up over my head. But probably I wasn't bring them back enough. So I'll have to work on that gradually.
      Lois

    • ayj67
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      Good too hear that. If you can apply the mag gel even after the workout, that will be good. You are replenishing the magnesium at the cellular level. We all need more magnesium as the soil are quite depleted and the food we have now only have fractions of what it used to be. If you are stress, have sugar and carb, have mercury, have yeast in your system, you will be using up a lot of magnesium. .

  • #21
    Today I did BBFF #1 and then, after eating some chocolate, decided to try the Hoe Down Showdown. I stopped at 20 because I was so bored. One of these days I want to see how far I can get. Maybe I'll play some background music.

    And we no longer have internet when my husband is working. For some reason our connection got slow so no more digital workouts unless I get up early or do them in the evening. maybe this will motivate me to get up earlier. Ever since I quit my job that required me to get up at 3:30 am I've avoided getting up early. But my days go so much better when I'm forced to get up early. 6:30 isn't too bad.

    Lois I get cramps whenever I don't take my daily magnesium. I love ReMag.

    Lisa. 46 years old.
    Homeschooling 4 great kids and nursing 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/

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    • #22
      I got up 'early' today, early being 7:30. And since I felt really good I decided to exercise before breakfast. I have harp this afternoon, so that won't be possible than. I was also motivated because I felt like I'd lost some in my waist and that hasn't happened since I went back to being consistent. I did measure the waist and I've lost an inch. Very motivating.

      So I put the magnesium gel on my calves and started. I have been taking a couple of mag pills at night to help me go to sleep. But maybe it's not enough.

      Like yesterday I did the PBS from BWO first. Then I started the BBFF sequence 2.
      Again I got through about the first 7 minutes before cramping. This time I stopped while Teresa went on a little bit. When she got to the OIP/HF part I did that. But when she went back to pointing toes in various positions I cramped up again. I did get more stuff in though. I'll do a couple of HDs later in the day after meals.
      Lois
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      • okielois
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        First off I have a smaller harp. They're often called lever harps or folk harps. They are not like the big pedal harps you see on tv. Second, my harp is not made of wood like most of them are. It is carbon fiber, like the newer bicycles you may have seen. So it weighs 10 1/2 pounds. I used to have a wood lever harp. But it made my back hurt. When the carbon fiber ones came out I bought one pretty quick. You are right in thinking that those big pedal harps are a pain in the back. I have friends in the harp group that have one.
        Lois

      • GreenGem
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        That sounds so modern and cool. I dont't recall harps on t.v. but the ones at concerts and my friend's harp are stunningly beautiful and intimidating at the same time.

      • BlessedMama
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        My oldest daughter has 2 lever harps. One is about 5 ft tall and the other is the size of a small pedal harp. I guess it was the prototype for the Venus pedal harps! She can carry them even though she does have a little 2 wheel makeshift cart. It's not an official harp cart, though so it's more of a pain to use to her! I love hearing her play! My 18 yr old plays as well. It's a beautiful instrument!

    • #23
      Ladies, how are you all? I walked 2 x 15 min in 25°F today. My heart rate was racing up in a slope, so I took it easier in the steps. I carried plastic bags and felt my fascias connecting too. I think that I will have an off day today. Maybe I can get in some mindful moving tomorrow morning, either moves from SF or the More 1 or 2. I'll see. I will be going to some other family members from tomorrow.

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      • GreenGem
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        That all sounds nice Eliana. Have a wonderful weekend there with family.

    • #24
      I completed my Round 2 of More 1 Instructionals. I love everything in there. I think my form continues to improve. As part of my More 1 track, I ordered Broom 1 and Finger & Foot Fitness. I may have to wait until I am in More 2 or HHMM before I add a floor w.o., but I am always exploring that option (yes, I have a DVD envy to address, too, lol)

      My brain is being trained as well, not just for the nk connection as an effect of the moves, but with the amount of attention and concentration I have to and able to give while studying T-Tapp. Reading a dvd segment or a thread involves effort on my part. Although I cannot really measure that, I started with a few T-Tapp Tuesdays videos a day to being able to accomodate short Instructional segments.

      Splitting the Instructional (or any w.o.) isn't just to manage physical fatigue. Although not highlighted in the forum, the strategy helps with managing mental fatigue, too, for people like me. Alternating Instructional weeks with a slightly easy on the brain weeks may also be a good idea.

      Next week goals: More 1 mini-workouts plus some old favorites.

      Have a great weekend everyone!!!
      Last edited by GreenGem; 03-02-2018, 12:38 PM.
      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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      • GreenGem
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        Thanks Eliana. Yes, it is a very sage and practical advice, definitely no rush unless the moment comes when it will be very helpful. I am also trying to heed her other advice of 1 standing, 1 step/walk and 1 floor for variety to guide me with my wish list, so I will not hoard DVDs.
        I love the broom & finger and foot exercises on T-Tapp Tuesday and the More 1 broom, alleviates some of my discomforts, they feel like Iittle massages. I hope the dvds are the same.
        Last edited by GreenGem; 03-02-2018, 10:15 PM.

      • Soliloquy72
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        I agree that T-Tapp can be mentally exhausting. The workout that leaves me feeling the best is First Steps Fascia Fitness but it is mentally draining! I can only do half and then my brain is done.
        Last edited by Soliloquy72; 03-04-2018, 07:59 PM.

      • GreenGem
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        Thanks for the heads up.

    • #25
      LOL... on my advice, it is getting more sage as I got more glitters on my hair.

      GreenGem, the Broom is a long DVD. It is segmented into a few different warmups and workouts. When you get it, tell me about your tension headache again and where it is tight, I probably will advice you to just focus on one segment until you improve your posture enough to get to the other. One of the segment is just stepping with the broom. One of them is more or less like a Clinic for More. There is one that is a precursor to ribs up and lats tight. They are all great foundation to enhance your mastery of T-Tapp.

      Teresa said in the DVD that More optimizes your positioning and the Broom optimizes your alignment. We all need both.

      I started with both Total and More at the same time, I can do Total no problem and getting results. I love More more. I use More way more than Total.
      Last edited by ayj67; 03-03-2018, 04:20 AM.
      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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      • GreenGem
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        Ugh, the post monster ate my comment last night.

        Thank You Aurora! My fave of your is "East West breathe like you life depend on it"

        I look forward to fixing my alignment challenges. I still deal with involuntary twisting, tensing, etc on my right side while sleeping, loss of control, imbalanes, etc when awake. These can cause pain sndbthen a chain reaction of pains if not addressed.

        I do hope working on alignment daily will counter the effects if the trauma. Much like the story of the lady who said she used to hunch like Quasimodo. She can now stand better (I imagine she turned to La Esmeralda ) T-Tapp helps her but the symptoms come back if she takes a break from T-Tapp too long.

        And, thanks for the links below
        Last edited by GreenGem; 03-03-2018, 11:47 AM.

    • #26
      GreenGem, here is an old discussion I had with Sissy (she was at Italy and in no place close to any trainer). She had migraine issue and I think I advised her the combo of Warmup #2 and Workout #2. I think you can try Warmup #2 & Workout #2 too, but do not do too much or too aggressively and there is no need to do both on the same day.

      I know you like to read, and Google helped me to find a old conversation, please feel free to read in advance and take some notes on the problems and issues we discussed. https://forum.t-tapp.com/forum/main-...barefoot-basic
      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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      • GreenGem
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        Lol, you call that a conversation, I call that a dissection. Lots to learn there, I have started jotting down notes. Thanks Aurora.

      • ayj67
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        That is a series of discussion over a few months. Sissy read the forum profusely too and has a lot of in-depth questions. I see you and Eliana has the same penchant for details. I am glad, it is these in depth discussion make the forum great. Facebook is too difficult to do this kind of detailed in-depth discussion that we can follow one person's progress for months and years.

        I read the forum daily for many many many years and I gleaned so much wisdom and details from T-Tappers from a decade or two ago. It is just too bad the last crash or the last failure to back up lost a lot of discussions and threads we have in the past 5 years.

      • GreenGem
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        That crash has brought so many heartaches. We are lucky you, Trisch and other seasoned members are around to bring back those wisdom lost. Plus, the updates that you and Trisch posts keep this forum valuable and relevant.

        Thanks Aurora, I consider that as a compliment. I suppose, pain and anguish are great motivators =D

    • #27
      Today is nice and warm outside, although it's windy. So I worked in the yard for 45 minutes. I may regret it later. I haven't worked in the yard for a year. My muscles may protest.
      If DH wakes up from his nap feeling good we may go for a walk.
      Lois
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      • #28
        HTF Tempo digital today.. So happy to have digital access on the weekends!
        Lisa. 46 years old.
        Homeschooling 4 great kids and nursing 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/

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        • #29
          I am quite pleased with this week: doing T-tapping methods on my arrival day plus T-tapping three days out of four. My brain is really fine, the decreasing of antideps going rather fine too and having energy thanks to lots of sleep and T-tapping.
          EDIT: I have just finished SF Level 1 3 moves. It was challengin, but it felt good to do these moves and even better now afterwards. I have been having quite a number of tensions (family issues) during the past days, so I think this was the best choice today. I thought that I needed to sleep, but finally I understand that T-tapping was better this time.
          Last edited by Anna Lee; 03-04-2018, 12:34 PM.

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          • GreenGem
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            Hi, I am sorry about the tensions. I hope the fun/loving part makes up or exceeds those. I also hope that exercising with T-Tapp will help give you a + boost to get through these.

          • Anna Lee
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            GreenGem, I am convinced that the T-tapping has helped me to get through the tough moments.

          • GreenGem
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            It's nice to know. It has been helping me, too, in that way.

        • #30
          Finished off my week with PPW 15. I was in a crummy mood and it really helped.
          Lisa. 46 years old.
          Homeschooling 4 great kids and nursing 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/

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