Friday, October 19, 2012

T-Tapp and our personal favorite: Walking!

I do love walking. Yes, really. There is something just sort of cool and "zoney" or maybe "zen-y" about walking.

I was glad to see that Teresa Tapp likes walking- no recommends walking highly, but wasn't sure I would need er tapes about walking because I have Leslie who I still love. In fact I think I am going to love more, trying to remind myself how to stay in T-tapp form,KLT (knee to little toe) alignment. Butt tucked, shoulders back.

I just did her basic step away the inches tape and I love it. I did it after the basic workout, and just feel.. energized.

I still have to knuckle under and just do the basic workout part 2, but something in my type 4 nature wants to be perfect!..hehe and not falling over trying to get my core to balance. But PERFECT is trying to get my core strong enough so I have to tell myself that.

I haven't checked inches for several reasons and I probably won't do anything official until after the DH and I get back from Illinois.

But right now this feels good, really good.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Walking, T-Tapping, Essential Oils

First off can I say I am so not happy to use bloggers new interface.  I switched to the old view ages ago, and now it is back.  I can't say I hate change but I find this one very awkward particularly on the home page.  I would like to know what is better about it because I don't find it so.  Oh well, go with the flow, right?

Thanks to Noelie I have a new workout.  I wish years ago on The Firm forum T-Tappers would have really talked about what this was.  I may have looked into it more.  Anytime someone has good sound science and physiology behind what they do I will listen even if it sounds too good to be true.  T-Tapp seems that way but results can lie when you hear and see all the good it has done.  If nothing else to get rid of my back pain that I have had since I injured it 18 years ago would be wonderful.  Just this week I had a flare up of the injury.  Not as bad as some of the flare ups in the past, but if I got up and walked my lower back and pelvic girth hurt really bad.  I did just the first part of the primary back stretch because that was the only one I could figure out, and did it help.  Not only did my aches go away after doing that a few times but when I went out to walk I moved at a 4.3 to 4.5 mile an hour pace.  Today I could only go 3.5 at best. (granted I was in my jeans and a denim jacket not my workout clothes.)  Still that is pretty interesting to me.

I look forward to doing more of this and I'm going to get Michael to look at it since he has his families knee issues.  Anything to help prevent knee surgery is good to me.  I think he might find it funny, but if I know him, if he could do it quickly and get to the every other day workout he would do fine.

I think the t-tapp is something Steph and Kelly might be interested in.  15 minutes a day, wow.  I think Noelie and I will let you know for sure how it is working for us.  I know I can feel a huge difference in what few moves I have done.

I have also got into looking at the benefits of essential oils.  I have a highschool friend that started to tell me about them when I came down with this last cold and bronchitis episode.  Luckily it wasn't horrible, just made me tired.  So I have signed up with Doterra as an Independent Product Consultant.  I did it mostly because I can get a nice percentage off oils that way, and it was less expensive to sign up than to just buy the physicians kit, plus I got an extra product with it that supposedly helps boost metabolism.  If anyone is interested in looking at my sight here is the link   I'm not in it to make money at this point, I still have to learn more about the uses of essential oil.  I will say that I had a sore on the top of my mouth, either a canker or a burn.  I started using the slim and trim oil yesterday and the inflammation has gone down in less than 24 hours.  I noticed nearly an immediate relief of the pain when I started to drink my oil infused water.  So that says something.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Today and T-tapp

I don't even know how to describe this workout to people and there were times I was wondering about it. Even now, if I think too much, you just wonder how on earth this workout could possibly work.

I don't know about inches. Two weeks ago 4 were off- mostly, amazingly from my waist and hips, but still I struggles with not feeling well, not right after the workout but for a day or two after. This week however that stopped, but I was still working at getting my muscles all in alignment and following form. I think that is something I will always be working on and reading how to refine, but today.....

Today I hopped out of bed and did the basic workout and then part of the total workout to "Thread the Needle". Well actually I did that move.. sort of..between all the bobbling and falling over, but when I was done was the cool part. I realized I felt great. I didn't just feel sorta great, but really great with energy to spare.

I even did a couple of extra sets of "hoe-downs" while doing my housework, that I just zoomed through.

The other things I realized is that muscles are feeling worked.. but not the big muscles you are used to feeling stiff and sore like the quadriceps, but little ones in the groin, between your shoulders and lower back. I still don't know what sort of loss I will ever see, but I do think this helps the spine. Every person I check on their website pictures of challenges show major improvements in posture. I would have never guessed how important that is, but every person shows it there, even if nothing else.

It really must do something. I almost wish I could have my dearest Randy try the basic workout to see if it helps some of his discomfort.

I am going to.. have to get the basic workout video to my sister. Tigersue will thrive on this I think.