Anita’s T-Tapp Testimonial, March 2010:
“I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.” This quote by Thomas Edison has been my inspiration during my T-Tapp journey. When I first learned about T-Tapp in the fall of 2007, I gave it a good try, but then temporarily discarded it because it was the “wrong attempt” for me at that time.
By January of 2009 it was difficult for me to walk to our mailbox without getting winded. The pockets on my size 16 Lee Plain Front pants were bulging and the pants were secured at the waist by a long rubber band that went from button, through hole, back to button. (Okay, okay, I “should have” been wearing 18s.) Not only had I become the “elastic queen” but I was heavier than my six foot husband, discouraged, and needed to do something. My back hurt, my knees were killing me and I was just a general mess.
Then I received a notice about a T-Tapp workshop I signed up for a T-Tapp clinic the last weekend of January with Kirsten Tucker and Carol Heinrich, thinking maybe I would get some pointers and drag those T-Tapp workouts back out. I didn’t even make it through the Basic Workout portion. I watched and took notes. But I did go home with renewed enthusiasm and started “working out”.
“Working out” is a gross exaggeration! I did portions of the Basic Workout two to three times each week. It was difficult for me to accept that I could not even do a 15 minute workout without breaking it into two days. The 2009 60-Day Challenge had been announced and as the May 15 starting day approached, I questioned if this was something I could do. Then on May 10th, I realized I had lost 10 pounds and was down to a pretty comfortable size 14 Lee Plain Front pants.
On May 15, 2009 I made a “commitment” to T-Tapp and have never looked back. I finally took my measurements and those horrible photos. My, what an eye-opener! I got active on the forums and was amazed that so many people could do a “bootcamp” Heck, it was another five weeks before I could even do the basic workout at one time, but I persisted. After those first five weeks of the Challenge, everything just “clicked” and I seemed to start melting right before my husband’s eyes.
At the end of the sixty days, not only had I lost 29" and half a pound, (that is correct, only one half pound) but my knee pain was gone, I experienced no more back pain, and my blood pressure medications were greatly reduced. I had my first “normal” BP reading in well over two years. I was on a roll!
I have stayed active on the forum, receiving encouragement and form tips and sharing information with others. I added various T-Tapp workouts as I purchased them, did my daily skin brushing and added alfalfa three times a day. I continue to measure and take photos on the 15th of the month to track my progress. At this time, I am down to my original goal of a comfortable size 8 Lee Plain Front pants and have lost almost 50"and 14 pounds since May 15th. I feel better than I have since my 30s.
It is true that T-Tapp helps heal a body from the inside out. My digestion, assimilation and elimination is like it was in my 30s. True, there have been some months where my weight has “shifted” causing my numbers to rise a little. (I also started using a different measuring device in January 2010 that I cannot pull “tight.”) But as Edison stated, “I am not discouraged, ... it is another step forward.” From the monthly photos I can see my body sculpting to a more desirable shape. I still have that dreaded back fat and hip pad fat, but it is so much less than one year ago. My former 4" rolls are now about 1-1/2" and getting smaller daily. My pot belly is almost totally gone and every part of me is firming. Not too bad for a 61 year old! I credit all of this to consistency and the encouragement I get from other Tappers. T-Tapp has definitely changed my life for the better.