New Year, New You #4: I’m Back in the Saddle Again…

This episode of the New Year, New You series is all about movement.  I don’t want to use the “e” word because that word comes with way too much baggage.  I kinda fell off the wagon last summer when it got so hot.  There were other reasons, too, but I’ll talk about that another time.  Now with my Babygirl’s wedding less than five months away, I decided I had better get back on it.  I have a goal size for the wedding as opposed to a goal weight.  The particular workout that I use builds lots of core muscle density while burning off pounds, so you can actually weigh more at a smaller size.  I know, right?  “Sounds kinda hinky”, you might be thinking.  I don’t blame you.  I thought the same thing when I first heard about it.  Then after 30 days of doing the 15 minute workout I lost 2 whole dress sizes (almost three-I could get them zipped up but would likely have gotten arrested if I had left the dressing room 🙂 ) and only 2 pounds on the scale.  33 1/4 total inches lost.  Honest.  It really happened.  AND I didn’t even change the way I was eating.  Cross my heart.

This workout is called T-Tapp.  It was developed by Teresa Tapp, an exercise physiologist from Florida (and just a really great human being :)).  You can check out her website for yourself here.  I heard about it on Facebook and decided to give it a try.  I was skeptical at first.  I ordered her book, Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes, and read it 3 or 4 times before I ordered the workout DVD.  The book has the program in great detail in it, but I needed to watch someone do it.  I think I probably watched the workout several times and watched all the interviews with the people on the DVD before I ever actually did it myself.

The first day seemed pretty easy.  The second day I was pretty sore.  On the third day I though all kinds of bad things about her (and her little dogs too!) as I was trying to get out of bed.  The fourth day I repented.  🙂  It is indeed the “workout that works”!  Anyone, no matter your size, fitness level, or disabilities can do this because you do it to your best ability.  Need to stop and catch your breath?  No problem.  Need a drink?  Go get one.  Seriously.  I encourage you to check this out.  I am not an affiliate or anything and I’m not getting paid to say this.  It’s just that good.

And I’ll keep you updated on my progress.  Nothing like a little accountability to keep me motivated!

I shared this at Monday Mania.

10 thoughts on “New Year, New You #4: I’m Back in the Saddle Again…

  1. Thanks for the encouragement … my son’s wedding is 3 months from yesterday – aaaaaugh! I had all but given up on anything changing (size or weight) and had resigned myself to just buying something in the same size as I currently am (ugh) and just trying not to think about it. But, you have given me a good reason to go get a book (Fit and Fabulous!) off my shelf that I forgot I had!! Best wishes with your “size” goal and congratulations on your daughter’s wedding!!

    • I’m so glad I could encourage you. How great that you already have the book! Do what you can the best that you can and get something awesome to wear to the wedding! Congrats on the new daughter-in-law!

      • I am trying to get back into a ruitone, and not let the little things in life get in the way. (kids with fevers, sniffles, homework etc9I have yet to get it all figured out…jonisistermomy at

  2. I love T-Tapp though I’m using 30 Day Shred right now. I loved how my body felt when I was finished – all stretched out and strengthened! I’m still using the workout, when I use it, where she slowly walks you through the moves. There’s a lot to remember about the technique. I’ve tried using the knee technique when I can with the 30 Day Shred. I think it does make a difference.

    • I think it makes a difference too. I have found myself “assuming the position” in the shower and even when I’m drying my hair! lol

    • I’d LOVE this! right now, I just try to jog (slowly) on the treadmill for 25-30 muitnes before the kids wake up. and I try to go on walks with my youngest when the weather is nice, but those days are past! so this would be great to try.tara.the.equestrian at gmail dot com

  3. This sounds too good to be true. You sure she didn’t pay you to say this;) I have a couple of questions- were you active before doing T-Tapp? What is the difference with this and other workouts you’ve tried? And most importantly, will it work for me:)?
    I’m also wondering if it’s possible to use the book only, or you think book and DVD are needed?

    • Chana,
      I was not at all active before T-Tapp, and really am not even now. The major difference with this one is that you don’t have to be co-ordinated to do it-which I am not. No special equipment, no jumping, no kicking, just pretty much stand in one place. But you engage 5 to 7 major muscles with every move that you do, instead of just 1 or 2. I honestly believe it will work for everyone! I also like Teresa’s grace filled approach: Do what you can do, keep doing what you can do, and eventually you will be able to do more. There is no guilt if you can’t do it all and do it all perfectly. I love that! I persoanlly needed the DVD because I needed to see what the moves looked like. People who have exercised a lot might not need the DVD because they are familiar with different kinds of moves. The book has lots of before and after pictures of all shapes and sizes and ages and at all stages in their T-Tapp journey. I will be 49 next month and I was encouraged by stories of older women, some with health and joint issues, and their successes with T-Tapp. If you want to check it out, you can go to YouTube and search for T-Tapp and do some of the moves from the videos posted. Also, check out Charlotte’s video there. She lives in my town and I know people who knew her before she began her journey. I hope that helped :). Also, you might check with your local library for the book and DVD.

  4. Cery, You are SO encouraging me. I want to be stronger. I just realized that I personally learn really well from books as opposed to DVD’s so…remember when you loaned me the DVD and it never made it into the player??? alas. Any how…I think i would really read the book…if you can find it, may I borrow it for a bit?

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