What if I told you that you can fit in a workout any day of the week, even every day if you wanted? This week in our Fitness for the Busy Mom series, I’m going to tell you about how I’ve been working at toning up. In just 15 minutes.
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A couple months ago, I finally started T-Tapp, a fitness DVD that I have heard so much about for the past few years. (See What Is T-Tapp for more info). Several years ago, my pastor’s wife told me about it and said it it really helped her tone up in ways that her avid walking routine never could (she’s very fit). I’ve also read about it on blogs like Raising Arrows and Stacy Makes Cents. Everyone says it’s fabulous.
As you know, running is my exercise of choice. But I finally took the plunge and started T-Tapp for one reason: It was so easy to make excuses for not running.
Maybe the baby woke me up repeatedly the night before, making it hard to go for a run before my husband left for work. Or it was a day when I had other morning activities that took me out of the house. I also had to give my plantar fasciitis a rest for a time so that I would no longer have foot pain.
So T-Tapp is perfect. No excuses. I borrowed the DVD and book from a friend and I’ve been T-Tapping ever since.
You can do it in your living room.
Since it’s a DVD, you won’t need a gym membership to exercise. In fact, it probably costs less than a month’s gym membership, depending on your gym. And it only requires about 3 square feet of space to do. You won’t even need to move the living room furniture just to get it done.
It only takes 15 minutes.
This is one of the main reasons I wanted to start the T-Tapp program. It’s easy to make excuses for not going on a 45 minute run, but there’s just no excuse for skipping a 15 minute DVD. None. You can get the Total Workout which takes much longer, but most moms stick with the Basic Plus, which only takes 15 minutes.
Your kids can do it too.
My kids love T-Tapp! They either play while I do the video or they stand next to me and try to imitate Teresa Tapp on the video.
My 5 year old daughter loves the plies. If you know her, then you know the Tinkerbell costume, Jasmine crown, and fairy wings are pretty typical attire. She was Minnie Mouse today.
It’s wonderful to have one less thing to cram into nap time. I really think my kids would be sad if I did T-Tapp when they weren’t around to join in the fun, though occasionally, my 1 year old likes to crawl through my legs while I’m trying to work out. Last week, we discovered that one of the few words he can say is “T-Tapp.” Crazy, I know.
He’s doing the T-Tapp Twist with a pacifier in his mouth. Meanwhile, my 3 year old is making blanket forts in the background.
Anyone of any fitness level can do it.
Because it’s low impact, T-Tapp is perfect for anyone who is new to exercise or even a veteran. Either way, you’ll feel it the next day. Which leads me to my next point.
You’ll feel completely ridiculous the first few times you put the video in. And that first time, you might be doubtful that it actually works. The moves are so simple! But then you’ll wake up the next day with sore muscles, and the truth will be painfully evident. T-tapp works. It works out muscles that you’ve forgotten you even had. I have lost 6 pounds recently, which is not a ton, but little by little, through calorie counting, T-Tapp, and running, I’m getting the weight off.
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