Mary G.

OVER 50 – Less to Lose

BODY PART INCHES LOST
Pecs 2
Bust/Chest 0.25
Ribs 1.125
Waist 0.5
Abs 0
Hips 2.75
Right Upper Thigh 0.75
Left Upper Thigh 1
Right Lower Thigh 1.25
Left Lower Thigh 0.25
Right Calf 0.5
Left Calf 0.5
Right Upper Arm 1
Left Upper Arm 1
Total Inches Lost:  12.875

 

Essay:  This challenge was different. I started out all gung-ho with plans to workout, brush regularly and use the new fascia blaster to tone my very saggy body. The fascia blaster didn’t work for me. I received it in the mail 2 days into the challenge and followed instructions to the tee! But, 24 hours later I was covered with bruises and swollen and it scared me. I had a routine Doctor’s appointment that week and he asked me to please not do it because of my varicose veins. So that was a wash!

I was still diligent about working out but . . . I got sloppier and sloppier through the days to brush. I am an “all or nothing” kind of person and the one failure set the stage for my lack of determination regarding the skin brushing.

Despite my set back with the fascia blaster and lack of determination about brushing, I still feel good about the challenge. I didn’t “kill” myself working out and I found it fairly easy to stay faithful to myself regarding the workouts. That is MAJOR!…Since I never ever exercised until I found out about T-Tapp 4 years ago.

I’m not content with where I am but do feel I am making progress. It is a gift to have this annual challenge to “begin again” and keep on keeping on with all the wonderful support from the staff as well as the other t-tappers! If someone had told me I would stick to an exercise program for any length of time longer than a couple weeks, I would have not believed them.

Here is my diary of the workouts I used:
**note I joined the challenge under the fascia blast category because I had ordered the blaster. I tried it one time (on the 17th) and the bruises and hurting scared me. I took it to my doctor and he asked that I not do it anymore because of my varicose veins. So I only did it that one time. I don’t know if you want to judge me in that category or not. Whatever is fair.

Here is my Schedule of workouts during the 60 Day 2017 Challenge:

February 15 MORE 2/ Brush
2/16 MORE 2/Brush
2/17 MORE 2/Brush/Fascia Blast
2/18 4 sets Ho-Downs/Brush
2/20 FIRST STEP/Brush
2/21 MORE 2/Brush
2/22 TBT (Standing)/Brush
2/23 REST – Brush only
2/24 TBT (Standing) part of TBT floor
2/25 MORE 2
2/26 REST
2/27 ARMS TEMPO
2/28 MORE 2
3/1 REST
3/2 MORE 2/ HAPPY HOE DOWNS
3/3 ARMS TEMPO
March 4 MORE 2
3/5 REST
3/6 MORE 2/ CHAIR 3
3/7 BASIC + TO TEMPO
3/8 BASIC + TO TEMPO
3/9 BASIC + TO TEMPO
3/10 FIRST STEP
3/11 REST
3/12 FIRST STEP
3/13 BASIC + TO TEMPO
3/14 REST
3/15 BASIC + TO TEMPO
3/16 ½ FIRST STEP (32 Minutes)
3/17 BASIC + TO TEMPO
3/18 REST Not feeling good
3/19 REST Not feeling good
3/20 MORE 2
3/21 ½ FIRST STEP (37 Minutes)
3/22 MORE 2
3/23 MORE 2
3/24 BASIC + TO TEMPO
3/25 BASIC + TO TEMPO
3/26 REST
3/27 FIRST STEP
3/28 MORE 2
3/29 TBT (STANDING)
3/30 MORE 2
3/31 BASIC + TO TEMPO
APRIL 1 MORE 2
4/2 REST
4/3 BASIC + TO TEMP
4/4 BASIC + TO TEMP
4/5 BASIC + TO TEMP
4/6 MORE 2
4/7 REST
4/8 MORE 2
4/9 MORE 2
4/10 CHAIR 3
4/11 MORE 2
4/12 BASIC + TO TEMP
4/13 BASIC + TO TEMP
4/14 REST
4/15 MORE 2
Thank you Teresa for helping me like myself again. I have always been embarrassed to walk in front of people so I would often sit uncomfortably waiting until others left to leave my place on the back row. I have the confidence now to stand in front of people and speak. I even bought a bathing suit – woo hoo!

Going on from here – my new personal challenge is to stay the course and add brushing to my routine.