Friday, April 27, 2012

Taking care of mom; T-tapp

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After having my 6th baby I realized that the "baby fat" was just not coming off like it used to....welcome to the 30's!  I struggled with finding time for a work out though, and the best I ended up doing was some long walks with the baby.  Those walks helped, but not to the extent that I needed.  By the end of my pregnancy with my 7th I knew I needed to find something that would help me get in shape.

My goal was not to get to a certain weight or even a certain size, those things were not the problems.  The problem was that I knew I was not being a good steward of the body God had given me.  I wanted to get myself in better shape so that I could feel better doing the job God had given me, and just take care of the body God has given me.  I had been hearing about T-Tapp for years.  It seems to be popular with moms of many for several reasons.  It does not take much time and there is no special equipment needed.  It focuses on toning muscles, something most moms of many need help with. ;)

I started doing T-Tapp in November.  I was faithful to keep it up everyday for about 10 days, then went down to every other day for a couple more weeks.  By mid-December my clothes that had been tight fitting after baby was born were now fitting very nicely.  The end of December and early January were rough and I was not able to keep up with doing T-Tapp for couple of weeks.  Once I got back into it though I started feeling much better and I've even been able to go down a size (and since my clothes had been a bit tight before I'll say I went down two sizes!).

I've still got a ways to go, but I've been very encouraged by the steady progress I've been able to make so far.  Something I really like about T-Tapp is that the focus is not on weight loss, but on taking care of your body, getting it functioning properly, and toning it.  I've noticed that when I'm faithful with it I feel much better.  Right now my goal is to continue with T-Tapp three times a week, sometimes that does not work out though.  I've found that if I'm faithful to do it at least once a week I'm able to maintain the results I've already achieved.

I'm not an expert.  I'm just a mom sharing what I'm doing, and what has worked for me.  As with any sort of workout you must be faithful with it to see results, and those results differ from person to person.  You may want to check with your doctor before starting a new exercise routine if you are in doubt as to whether this is right for you. ;)  I was not compensated for this post, though links are affiliate links.

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