Tuesday, December 4, 2012

T-Tapp Rotation!

I was searching the T-Tapp forum the other day.  I was feeling a bit challenged and needed some kind of direction.  After doing The Firm for so many months that T-Tapp is a bit of a different challenge for me.  I can and at that same can't do the total workout on an every other day plan.  Part of it is the Holidays and planning a wedding at the same time.  I don't have an older child at home any more to be with the girls so I can go shopping after school which gives me a 4 hour window to do my shopping and looking around.  That doesn't give me the block of time I would like in the morning to do T-Tapp and a nice long walk.  I have also been depressed, and stressed over other situations that have emotionally set me on a spiral.  I can feel it in my lower back, different from muscle tension and worry that I'm actually feeling my adrenal glands trying their best to function when they are pretty much shot.

So what do I do?  I wasn't sure.  I didn't want to only do the Basic Plus workout.  I like it, but it doesn't seem to target enough areas for me so I know I need more.  Luckily I found a thread where they were discussing adrenal burnout and how to do T-Tapp to not stress those little organs.  This is the rotation and I know I can do this through December so I don't loose progress, and maintain what I have done to this point.

Do a three day rotation
1. Basic plus
2. Total workout, Primary back stretch, got to Lunges and do lower body stopping after Runner's Stretch and then do a set of Hoe Downs.
3. Total workout, Primary Back stretch then to to Arms and finish the workout, maybe add in a second set of Hoe Downs.

I know it is uncoventional to what Teresa Tapps says, do the whole thing so you have that fatigue of muscle fiber but I sounds workable for someone like me at this point.  I did day 2 today and I could do it, I could balance okay, still tipsy on thread the needle, but I didn't feel like my legs were dying on me.  I also think this might help me really focus on the moves to get them better.  I am doing the rehab sets, I really don't care for the instructional.  They are good to learn but I have a hard time with long holds and pauses in position.

Hopefully this will work for me, and I can have more motivation to work out early so I can get a good walk in.  I hate not walking, I love it and I miss it.  The tapes don't do it for me the same way as going out and seeing the sun and blue sky.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

As I have said I'm feeling really off.  Not sure why, my weight is going up, my body fat% has gone way up.  I know my eating is really off, but there seems to be more to it.  I have been very puffy since October.  I kept hoping T-tapp would help but it really hasn't decreased the puffiness.  I started the CRT (skin brushing) and that hasn't helped.  I started taking the supplements with the CRT and if nothing else it is worse.  So I thought I might would have to stop the fiber tox.  I have never done will with psyllium in the past, so it makes sense to me, but I was willing to give it a chance, and if nothing else I feel worse than ever taking it.  Always yuck inside.

Just now I was researching alfalfa, and low and behold it is a plant estrogen.  Yup, can't take it either.  The last thing this lady with PCOS needs is more estrogens.   As much as I love how I feel on T-tapp, and I really have to make myself do the total workout, the supplements are not good for me.  So I'm going to stop those and hopefully I will feel better.  Like Noelie, I know I need to low carb better.  My cravings have sky rocketed over the past 3 months.  Stress is really getting to me and the worst of it is knowing that with December it will only get worse.  I have too much going on, and I don't know how to manage it.  My type 2 personality really doesn't do well when I can't wrap my brain around how to do things without a good plan, and I can't seem to make a good plan.  I feel like I'm winging it every day.  Bleh, I hate it.  I'm fighting tooth and nail over this month and trying my best to not get overwhelmed.  Talk to me after Christmas, maybe I will be better by then.  One can hope!  I thought I should try to atkins it the next 2 weeks to see if this puffiness will go away by the wedding.

I really need to get into the Dr. but I don't know when.  It seems the best laid plans get pushed aside for other things.  I am tired, stressed, and discouraged.  I don't like feeling this way, but being in a 3 month stall has really left me down.

An Experiment in not so good

Holidays. Lovely family events, lovely moments... lovely.. not so good for you food.

Yup.. I broke and ate more carbs. The fact of life is I can't.

What happened over just the few days I ate them. :

1. I had some digestive upsets happen.
2. My husband said I had at least one night with my apnea like breathing and I spent two or three nights not sleeping. I quit the carbs again a few days ago and I am back to sleeping well. Just say no to sugar and flour Noelie!
3. I can't say no when I eat them. My body is so addicted or whatever the word is that the minute I ate them, stopping was awful.. I was back to inhale mode. It was at that moment I knew I had to go back the other way. I have made good progress and I don't want to go back.

So the fact is.. I just have to say no because when I say yes, even to "just this time", it goes downhill and isn't just this time.

Back to fat. Me avocado's, macadamia nuts, coconut and any and all good fats I can find have to become better friends than the sugar/flour friends.

On a side note I got the ladybug workout from t-tapp, and I love love love love love! that workout.

It is a play on the basic, but given in such ways I get a few more clues about doing it with improving form. I am sure there is still a long way to go for "perfect" form, but I feel some of the things you do even more.