Rachel Y.

UNDER 50 – Average to Lose

BODY PART INCHES LOST
Pecs -4
Bust/Chest 2
Ribs 1.25
Waist 3.5
Abs 2.5
Hips 0
Right Upper Thigh 1.25
Left Upper Thigh 1.25
Right Lower Thigh 1
Left Lower Thigh -0.5
Right Calf 0.25
Left Calf 0.25
Right Upper Arm 0.5
Left Upper Arm 0.5
Total Inches Lost:  9.75

 

Essay:  I first learned about TTAPP the summer of 2016. I was skeptical as I have tried a lot of exercises over the years and never saw results. I also have a myriad of medical issues that makes “hard core” exercises that I love impossible. I essentially did not exercise from 2011-2016 aside from a few occasional walks. This was primarily due to my body’s intolerance for exercise.
Over the last 12 months, I have learned a lot about my body, including my riotous blood sugar and the impact on my ability to walk or move. I have focused on diet and low glycemic but still struggled with blood sugar irregularity, mobility concerns, muscle contractures, and significant edema.

Then I began to TTAPP. I realized quickly it made me feel better and I have amazing moments in which I would have significant edema and would do a few TTAPP moves and the edema would go down. Yet, I often start my TTAPP exercise feeling weak and struggling to move, so I would take the attitude of “listen to my body” and not TTAPP. However, I didn’t get the benefit.
This got me to the point in which I did the 60 day challenge. I did it because I knew that I needed to exercise more, but often felt like I couldn’t physically. I decided to see how I could handle the challenge. I began the first 2 weeks and did a 4 day boot camp followed by 4 to 5 days of TTAPP and had a very positive result. I realized that as I did TTAPP, I felt better. It was a classic case of finding the boundaries in which I could push myself.

2 weeks into my TTAPP Challenge I had a significant flare of my health issues and I wasn’t able to walk at all – hence the inability to do TTAPP. However, despite being frustrated over my ability to TTAPP I began to realize that TTAPP works, even in small doses. I will no longer be able to be a person who can do excessive exercise that I love 7 days a week. I began to fall in love with TTAPP because I can do it, it makes me feel better, and I don’t have to feel guilty or like I have lost something if I can’t physically handle a day. It also showed me I can do WAY more than I had ever imagined with TTAPP. My body can handle it, it feels better, and I feel great after doing it!
My proudest moment was getting my husband to do MORE2 with me. My husband is a big strong man and he was able to admit TTAPP was a good exercise. It made me realize my viewpoint on “not being able to exercise” is false. I can, I can do TTAPP! And this is the best exercise I have ever experienced in my life! I still love my walks, but I incorporate TTAPP into it.

My proudest moment was getting my husband to do MORE2 with me. My husband is a big strong man and he was able to admit TTAPP was a good exercise. It made me realize my viewpoint on “not being able to exercise” is false. I can, I can do TTAPP! And this is the best exercise I have ever experienced in my life! I still love my walks, but I incorporate TTAPP into it.
While I did not have weight loss and only a few inches lost, I had fat shift, and my lower half shifted up. With my understanding of TTAPP and fat shift, I am able to not get upset and keep at it. My view of myself and how I see myself is completely different. I realize I can do things with my body and be proud of what I’m able to accomplish.

While I did not have weight loss and only a few inches lost, I had fat shift, and my lower half shifted up. With my understanding of TTAPP and fat shift, I am able to not get upset and keep at it. My view of myself and how I see myself is completely different. I realize I can do things with my body and be proud of what I’m able to accomplish.
I now have a vision to become a TTAPP trainer so that I can help others like me who have extremely rare disorders that many doctors don’t even know about, let alone how to help. I own a wheelchair and cane, I have a handicap placard, yet I can do TTAPP. I am empowered to help myself and others, YES WE CAN!

I now have a vision to become a TTAPP trainer so that I can help others like me who have extremely rare disorders that many doctors don’t even know about, let alone how to help. I own a wheelchair and cane, I have a handicap placard, yet I can do TTAPP. I am empowered to help myself and others, YES WE CAN!