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  • 6 Weeks to a New You! Sept 2 - Sept 8 - Wk 6

    Welcome to week 6 of the 6 Weeks to a New You!

    So how did you do?
    Did you get your workouts in?
    Did you take time for you?
    Did you feel more energy?
    Did you measure?
    Did you share your results? Your comments? Your concerns?

    If you got it all done, GREAT!!! Give yourself a pat on the back! If not, you can re-start today!

    If anyone still needs a copy of the calendar/measurement chart, please email me at dms67@msn.com and I will send it to you.

    Make today really count!


    Donna

  • #2
    Monday morning, school start and it felt great to continue with my More 2 morning moves!!!

    Happy week to everybody! Praying for those living in Florida, North Carolina etc.

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    • AlisaJDrury
      AlisaJDrury commented
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      Good luck this week with back to school. I am glad you are continuing with your moves.

  • #3
    Hard to believe our summer is about over and fall is here. We didn't have much of a summer, heat wise. We actually had 2 months of cool, rainish weather! I have not yet had a 4 day span of decent weather to stain our decks. There was one week, but it dews so heavy at night, its like a light shower.

    School starts next week, again. I am looking forward to that. I will have the days to myself, which will be different after 19 years of always having someone around!

    It's been a full summer! I told children its been the Year of the Kittens! We syringe fed a batch of kittens and now they are so fun and playful. We have all spent hours with them, as they are so entertaining, sweet and adorable.

    Its been the year of our family's trip to the ocean, 4 sets of company, and believe it or not, most of our landscaping got done, thanks to our decks getting built, and SIL and family coming. BIL and SIL both love work, so we got a lot done, more than I expected to accomplish in next 2 years! They even started my brick patio, bought with my birthday money from 2 years ago. Its almost done, now. Than it needs a retaining wall, which I hope to build yet.

    Crops are way behind, due to the cold summer and rain. We are hoping and praying we will get them off, yet.

    T-Tapp wise, I hope to start up again next week, when school starts. Unless, I am needed in the field. I am practicing good posture, at least.

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    • JohannaRegina
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      So much fun to have playful kittens around! A lot of lessons can be learned from them.

      I love all the projects you have going on and getting done. So great that your family pitches in as well.

  • #4
    Today I did More 2 and my CFF/DD moves with an extra MCB. My intention was to do SATI but it wouldn't play on my laptop. I try to not use the TV after everyone is asleep. So, I will do SATI tomorrow. I was thinking maybe alternating SATI and More 2 since I know More pretty well. We will see how that goes. I also tested something that Aurora ayj67 and I have been talking about which was to work out right before bed. I was always afraid it would energize me too much but surprisingly I am very relaxed although I got in a good sweat. This will not be my regular routine but I will use this on days when I cannot get my wo in before work and now know I can do it before bed and go to sleep.
    Mother and Grandmother to a 7 y.o. grandson and 3 y.o. granddaughter
    T-Tapp Beginner 4/15/18
    Nutrition and Natural Health Enthusiast
    Studying Mental Health Counseling

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    • Anna Lee
      Anna Lee commented
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      Alisa, The Thing is to find the moment when it is the best for you to do it!

    • AlisaJDrury
      AlisaJDrury commented
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      Anna Lee There really isn't a perfect moment for me. I needed to prove to myself that doing a workout before bed is not going to keep me up all night and I did. This means that when I procrastinate all day, I have no excuse to not do it before bed. Anytime is a good time so I just need to work it out and MAKE IT HAPPEN. Usually I workout right before I take my shower for work, but often get involved in something and then it doesn't happen. Today I worked out at 10 because I was testing my SATI DVD to make sure it was working and thought "since it is already in the machine, I might as well get it done." For now I am in a good flow and just hope to be able to continue it.

    • Anna Lee
      Anna Lee commented
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      Interesting to read your comment, Alisa! May the good flow continue.

  • #5
    Today is not a work day, I am not sure if I will do a workout yet...
    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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    • AlisaJDrury
      AlisaJDrury commented
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      If you don't feel like it, don't do it, which I know you enough to know you are going to sweat it. You have been doing GREAT!! Although I am behind you and Donna, I am thinking of concentrating mostly on M-F which are work days for me and not worrying so much on the weekends. I am afraid if I take two days off in a row (Sat & Sun) I won't go back. Also, I have to see how many days I can go without a break, i.e. can I wo 5 days in a row without an issue?

  • #6
    I am continuing to do the normal PBS and then go through two moves from More 2 instructional. I will try to keep consistent doing this for now. With the school start, there are enough changes and challenges, so this is fine. I can feel how different muscles are working as I do some different ones every day.

    @Ayj I am doing something that you told me a long long time ago and that Alisa reminded me of the other day: learn all the moves of a workout and work through them. I didn't want to do the PBS from the instructional all the time and I learnt a lot from TSS. But now, I add two moves from the More 2 instructional every morning. I am planning on watching the More parts from the broom workout too. And just like you wrote once, if I remember well, the T-tapp twist from SF is excellent!
    Last edited by Anna Lee; 09-03-2019, 12:40 PM.

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    • JohannaRegina
      JohannaRegina commented
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      Good point Anna Lee! I am so glad I put in the time to learn T Tapp moves thoroughly and I also come back for more pointers if I feel something is off or lacking. And I find that certain moves continue to "click" throughout the time and my body-mind connection deepens. It's awesome!

    • ayj67
      ayj67 commented
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      See if that works for you too.

  • #7
    I did SATI today and my CFF/DD moves (3x). I want to try alternating More 2 and SATI and see how that goes. My low back has been sore from More 2 (possibly the oil wells or all the tucking) but it felt so much better after SATI. I want to push through the soreness to see if it is just muscles that aren't used, being used and need strengthening. SATI really helps train my brain for KLT no big toe also so sticking with this for a while will be good.
    Mother and Grandmother to a 7 y.o. grandson and 3 y.o. granddaughter
    T-Tapp Beginner 4/15/18
    Nutrition and Natural Health Enthusiast
    Studying Mental Health Counseling

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    • JohannaRegina
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      SATI looks deceptively simple and it SO is not!

    • AlisaJDrury
      AlisaJDrury commented
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      Anna Lee awesome on the muscle soreness

      JohannaRegina I LOVE SATI!! The arm moves is what gets me. The stepping part is simple but I sweat alot, which I love. I definitely feel like I got a workout with this one.

    • JohannaRegina
      JohannaRegina commented
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      @AnnaLee I totally agree about the arm movements!

  • #8
    I'm going to try and catch up on everyone's posts. I haven't been here in awhile and I've missed all of you. We had an impromptu camping trip for 6 nights. It was wonderful but I'm exhausted, have lots of cleaning to get done, have to get started on homeschooling, and I have to prepare for the science class I'm teaching at our homeschool co-op. Plus I have one child in sports right now and I'm really trying not to overdo my own work. Yeah, right!

    My goal this week is to get up at 6:30 am every day. My usual habit is to stay up late, reading and working. But then I either sleep late or am tired. In bed by 10, lights out 10:30, and up at 6:30.

    I have to go get new shoes today. My plantar fasciitis is back and my Nike Free shoes don't have enough of a heel. I'm hoping I can find something that will work for a decent price. I want something with good cushioning because the Latin dance I also do has some impact. Plus I want the wide toe box because I jazz my toes all the time, now. And a bit more of a heel so my plantar fasciitis can calm down. I only have one sporting goods store in our small town so if they don't have anything I'll have to order online.
    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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    • JohannaRegina
      JohannaRegina commented
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      Good shoes are essential! I bought some sneakers for work a while ago and it turns out they make my occasional pain and tingling in the right foot worse. But I have other shoes that I rotate at work, which does help.

    • Anna Lee
      Anna Lee commented
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      Lisa, so nice to "see" you again! I hope that you will find a good rhythm while not overdoing.

    • AlisaJDrury
      AlisaJDrury commented
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      JohannaRegina My Saucony's have good support, but make my feet numb and tingle. I love them, they are so cute, but I think because the arch is higher, that is what does it. I looked and looked for Nike Free's and couldn't find them, but am scared to order off line.

      I hardly ever wear shoes to work out (I know tisk tisk) but it's such a pain to put them on for 25 min and just to take them off.

  • #9
    Hello ladies. this week seems to be starting out great. I am managing my pain well and my last acupuncture has calmed down the back pain so much. I can now follow Trisch's R/S video without modification other than slowing down. The crossbody stretch feels so good, I am needing this so much since I have been not moving much. Healing is happening.
    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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    • JohannaRegina
      JohannaRegina commented
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      I am so happy to hear your pain is better!!!

    • Anna Lee
      Anna Lee commented
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      GreenGem, I am so glad to read about your healing process.

    • GreenGem
      GreenGem commented
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      Thank you JohannaRegina and Anna Lee

  • #10
    There wasn't much selection in cross training shoes but I ended up with Saucony Grid Eclipse TR3. It was much more than I was hoping to pay but I have instant relief from plantar fasciitis and the toe box is decent. Going to go test them out with SITTM!
    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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    • AlisaJDrury
      AlisaJDrury commented
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      Haha I just mentioned my Saucony's in your message above. That is too funny. When I was working out intensely/avidly with a lot of cardio and jogging, I loved my Saucony's but now they make my feet numb and tingle because of the great arch support...for whatever reason it is too high for me.

      I hope you like them and they help your plantar fasciitis. I am not sure if you knew this, but acupuncture can help with that as well. Let us know how your shoes do with SITTM.

    • Soliloquy72
      Soliloquy72 commented
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      So far the Saucony she's are good. But my right foot starts to hurt if I wear them all day. If I wear them to workout and take them off right away, they're fine. So I'll keep an eye out for a great deal to replace them in a few months. Maybe cyber week will have good sales on shoes. I use My Fitness Pal and i frequently get coupons for Under Armour. Maybe my next pair will be UA.

  • #11
    Well, I am back in school (online) since last Monday. But I feel good about it and I know the most important thing is to stay on top of timing and never to procrastinate and it always turns out fine. But still, this will be the last time I am going back to school. It's an important step to getting me to a place where I can hopefully do what I really want to do with my nursing career.

    Workout wise I am consistent at the gym and often do T Tapp on in-between or working days. Started doing the arm sequence from Total Workout again and love it. I have still to try Donna's arms and Dan's version.

    Oh, and I bought a new mattress which will be delivered tomorrow. Can't wait for it as I know my current one is definitely interfering with my sleep, it's just too hard.

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    • Anna Lee
      Anna Lee commented
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      JohannaRegina, it seems like you are finding a good rhythm in life.

    • AlisaJDrury
      AlisaJDrury commented
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      I just started back yesterday, but I am almost done. I have this class and two others. I have been doing this for about 9 or 10 years. I am ready to be done. Online schooling takes some adjusting to. I still tend to procrastinate, as I think better and am more creative when I am stressed out. However, I cannot do that with this class. It is going to be intense and there are two final projects so I cannot play around.

      ??Donna's Arms and Dan's version? They are on here right?? I will have to poke around and find them.

      I need a new bed soooo bad. Next tax season for sure.

    • JohannaRegina
      JohannaRegina commented
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      Alisa,

      Here is the thread that contains information on Donna's arms and Dan's version (scroll around till you get to Trisch's explanation and videos)

      https://forum.t-tapp.com/forum/main-...are-shaping-up

      What are you in school for? I am getting my Masters in nursing for Family Nurse Practitioner.

  • #12
    I intended to do my DD moves and the first 12 min of TFFS, but decided on just the DD moves. I was sweating and really got into the DD moves so that was enough for today. Tomorrow, back to More 2.

    I need to work on MCB if anyone has any pointers. I have trouble getting into the sides (by hip bones) and squishing toward middle. My lower belly under my belly button isn't super flabby but above my belly button (muffin top) is so when I am bent over it is all falling awkwardly LOL I will keep practicing with Trisch's video to see if I can find my sweet spot with this one.

    I actually enjoyed having a day off and REALLY enjoyed my DD moves.
    Last edited by AlisaJDrury; 09-04-2019, 04:48 PM.
    Mother and Grandmother to a 7 y.o. grandson and 3 y.o. granddaughter
    T-Tapp Beginner 4/15/18
    Nutrition and Natural Health Enthusiast
    Studying Mental Health Counseling

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    • #13
      September 3 - Posture Power Walk (15 mins)
      September 4 - Posture Power Walk (15 mins)
      September 5 - Posture Power Walk (15 mins)
      September 6 - Posture Power Walk (15 mins)
      Last edited by ayj67; 09-07-2019, 03:40 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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      • Anna Lee
        Anna Lee commented
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        Ayj, great consistency!

    • #14
      I am continuing my More 2 moves, enjoying to do those from the instructional. I think I prefer instructionals, SF and other slower T-tapp workouts...

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      • GreenGem
        GreenGem commented
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        Yay, for your consistency!

      • AlisaJDrury
        AlisaJDrury commented
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        Good for you!! I love instructionals.

    • #15
      I'm soooo happy I was able to to follow the whole R/S video with less pauses last night, including gentle clap-aways and kick-outs. I'm still avoiding certain movements and long car rides out of caution but I I will try bit by bit next week. T-Tapp is definitely helping me break my current whiplash pain cycle.

      Update: The Core focus moves and stretch portion of Reach Scoop is helping my back. I'm still wary with the lowering the hand down quickly so I slow that down to avoid irritating the still sensitive nerves along my spine.

      Also, I find that if I zip up & hold that position a bit and east-west breathe while doing chores and other movements (that can potentially cause pain) it stabilizes my torso enough and not trigger a lot of pain. Then I'll zip down and pause, zip up and work again.

      So maybe this is my wake-up call to strengthen my core and prevent or minimize future injuries.
      Last edited by GreenGem; 09-05-2019, 02:33 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
        GreenGem commented
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        AlisaJDrury First Step is beautiful. So far I have only used Trisch class, so yes, all nice and slow and perfect for me right now. Feels so good on all my battered parts, lol. It made me realize my core still have plenty of room for improvement. You might feel the R/S here, my lower and upper abs were sore the whole weekend, comparable to when I used to do beginner Pilates mat.

      • AlisaJDrury
        AlisaJDrury commented
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        GreenGem Good to know! The First Steps are on my list for next year.

      • GreenGem
        GreenGem commented
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        @AlisaJDury I'm a lot like you in a sense I like to plan ahead, it is nice to look forward to something, then adjust just as needed. Looking back, More 1 and 2 definitely laid the foundation. Imho, I learned so much of the upper body techniques (fascia/spiderwoman, core/rib/lat activation, etc) in Chair Champion that helped me transition to the standing moves in First Step 1&2 where a lot is going on. I love the R/S in CC, too. Floor is still a struggle for me and TFFS is on my wishlist, too.
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