5 Days of Resources for New Year’s Resolutions: T-Tapp

Today’s resolution resource is for the quintessential New Year’s Resolution–exercise! Since the only exercise I like is T-Tapp, that’s what I’m sharing with you today.

One of the best exercises is OIP (Organs in Place) and Half-Frogs, which is on the DVD included with Teresa Tapp’s book Fit and Fabulous in Fifteen Minutes. It’s the T-Tapp secret to a flat stomach!

Awesome December special: 5 DVDs for $49.95: The Basic Plus and Step Away Set includes the 15-Minute Basic Workout Plus, the T-Tapp Seminar, Barefoot Basic, plus my 2 favorites–Basic Tempo and Step Away the Inches.

So, here are some of the reasons I like T-Tapp so much:

1.  It works!

2.  I can do it at home, with no equipment, and in only 4-square feet of space.

3.  It’s aerobic without having to jump around.

4.  It’s fast!  The Basic Plus workout is only 15 minutes long, and you WILL loses inches with just doing that.  It’s fast, but not easy.  :)  I repeat the Flylady’s mantra to myself. “You can do anything for fifteen minutes–except whine!”

5.  It’s rehabilitative and created to work with all body types and sizes, as well as those with all kinds of health challenges.

6.  I don’t have to exercise daily to continue to lose inches.

7.  There are great sales on T-Tapp products.  Follow my blog (email, RSS, FB, Twitter–see sidebar/footer) and I’ll let you know about them!

8.  I can do it in my regular clothes.  I wear cross trainers all day long (due to the Flylady’s advice to wear shoes that tie and because it helps with my plantar fasciitis), so it’s quick and easy to just stop what I’m doing and start exercising!

9.  It’s also easy to do on vacation.  I’ve put several workouts on my my iPad, so I can just exercise in my room!  (I do this at home, too.)

10.  I hate exercising-but I love T-Tapp!

**See my other T-Tapp posts in the category tab for more information about this wonderful exercise program.  Or feel free to leave a comment with your questions!

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5 Days of Resources for New Year’s Resolutions: Family Fitness

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Yay, it’s time for New Year’s resolutions! For the next five days I’m going to share with you some of my favorite resources for helping us all reach our goals with our New Year’s resolutions.

If you’re like me, one of those is to help get your family get in better shape this year. For today only, December 27, you can get Family Time Fitness Core 2 free with the purchase of Core 1. Even if you miss the sale, $57 for just Core 1 is still a great deal!
Fitness 4 Homeschool – Core 1 and 2 $57 After Christmas Sale

Or for a limited time get the Homeschool P.E. Curriculum — 30% OFF from Educents , only $39.90!

What’s so great about Family Time Fitness?

If there is one major weakness I have in the teaching realm, it’s in the area of physical education.  But just like everything in homeschooling nowadays:  there’s a curriculum for that!  Here are the Top 10 Reasons I love Family Time Fitness “Core Physical Education Level 1″.

1.  There are daily lessons (260 to be exact!)

2.  Each lesson provides 60 minutes of physical fitness activity.

3.  Minimal equipment is required:  bean bags, hula hoops, jump ropes, playground/soccer/basketball, cones (or alternative), stop watch, measuring tape, and exercise mat.

4.  The activities are linked to YouTube videos, so you and your kids know exactly how to do it!

Here’s an example–the very first exercise in the first lesson:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L3x3RsZoXg

5.  The lessons and video links fit easily on my phone, so I can bring it to the park, backyard, or wherever else we’ll be doing our P.E.

6.  When it isn’t possible to go outside, the lessons can be done indoors in a living room or play room.

7.  You can break the lessons up into 10-15 minute segments if you prefer to spread the activity out during a day.

8.  There are assessments that you can use to measure improvements in your child’s abilities.

9.  The price is very reasonable.  

10.  It’s for a wide range of ages–K through 8th grade, ages 5-13. I am definitely going to use some of these great activities for my preschool co-op class as well (ages 1-5) and we adults will certainly get fitter doing these exercises, too!

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T-Tapp Cyber Monday Sale & My December Fitness Goals

If you missed Friday’s sale, you can still get the T-Tapp workouts for 25% off on Monday, and the 3 Starter Systems are 50% off! Use the coupon code GIFT25 on Monday, December 2.

As we begin this last month of the year, I thought I’d make and share some fitness goals I have.
1. To lose 5 pounds during December
2. To exercise at least 4 times a week.
3. To drink enough water daily
4. To take my vitamins daily
5. To eat sensibly

Would you like to join me? Let me know with a comment below. And if you need a push, get some T-Tapp help. :)

Here’s a good deal:

3 DVD workouts called the Walking Workout Super Set for $30:

Comes with Step Away the Inches, Step it to the Max, and T-Tapp Broom 2.

And another awesome deal:

Basic Workout Plus and Total Workout are 50% off!

Basic is $19.98 and Total is $39.98.

But there are lots of other choices, so check them out!

 

Use coupon code GIFT25 on December 2, 2013 only.

 

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Review of Family Time Fitness Core Physical Education Level 1

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If there is one major weakness I have in the teaching realm, it’s in the area of physical education.  But just like everything in homeschooling nowadays:  there’s a curriculum for that!  Here are the Top 10 Reasons I love Family Time Fitness “Core Physical Education Level 1″.

1.  There are daily lessons (260 to be exact!)

2.  Each lesson provides 60 minutes of physical fitness activity.

3.  Minimal equipment is required:  bean bags, hula hoops, jump ropes, playground/soccer/basketball, cones (or alternative), stop watch, measuring tape, and exercise mat.

4.  The activities are linked to YouTube videos, so you and your kids know exactly how to do it!

Here’s an example–the very first exercise in the first lesson:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L3x3RsZoXg

5.  The lessons and video links fit easily on my phone, so I can bring it to the park, backyard, or wherever else we’ll be doing our P.E.

6.  When it isn’t possible to go outside, the lessons can be done indoors in a living room or play room.

7.  You can break the lessons up into 10-15 minute segments if you prefer to spread the activity out during a day.

8.  There are assessments that you can use to measure improvements in your child’s abilities.

9.  The price is very reasonable.  $67

10.  It’s for a wide range of ages–K through 8th grade, ages 5-13.  But I am definitely going to use some of these great activities for my preschool co-op class as well (ages 1-5) and we adults will certainly get fitter doing these exercises, too!

Next month I’ll be back with another post telling you how we’ve used it both at home and at our homeschool co-op.

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90-Day Family Fitness Challenge and 50% off Sale!

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It’s time for a fitness challenge, don’t you think?  I know I could use the motivation and accountability.  I Still need to lose 10 pounds because I Still haven’t been consistent with my exercising!

The company Family Time Fitness is hosting the challenge and you can sign up here!

You can do it as an individual or as a family–and there will be prizes!  Free to enter.  It’s starts next Monday, so be sure to sign up today!

And, if you need something to help you get moving each day, Family Time Fitness is running a sale on their products for 50% off until October 7.  After the first week, it will go to 25% off, and then the sale will be over.

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Today’s the Day to Get the T-Tapp Basic Workout!

Today is Deep Discount Tuesday at T-Tapp and you can get 50% Off the T-Tapp Basic Workout Plus – the 15-minute workout that WORKS!

If you’ve never tried T-Tapp, this is the best workout to start with. It includes a full instructional where Teresa explains in detail how to do each move. T-Tapp is all about form–not repetition or using fancy equipment or spending an hour.

In fact, this full workout is only 15 minutes long! Join thousands of others who have gotten in shape, lost weight, and improved their health just by doing this 15 minute workout!

OK, listen: Today’s deal is so good, everyone reading this needs to buy it! Not only do you get the DVD with Basic instructional and full workout, you get 3 bonus DVDs: Basic Tempo (my favorite workout), the Seminar (explains all about T-Tapp), and Barefoot Basic.

 

Read more about my experience and success with T-Tapp here.

Click here to read more about this special.  (See a star link on the bottom of the page which says “Deep Discount Tuesday.”

 

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From House to Home {Link Party}: T-Tapping Again!

It’s finally summer weather here in the Chicagoland area, so I got out my shorts that I haven’t seen for 2 years (last summer I was in my post-pregnancy clothes).  They don’t fit!  Well, I can zip them, but they are definitely too tight,  so, it’s time to get T-Tapping again.

After the T-Tapp 60 Day Challenge ended a few months ago I fell off the wagon and haven’t exercised much.  I know that I need to make it a part of my daily life, not just to fit into my shorts but to help with different health challenges I have such as varicose veins, arthritis, diverticulosis, and hormonal imbalances.

So, I’m back to my favorite exercise program.  T-Tapp is named after the founder Teresa Tapp.  She has figured out specific exercises that give you the most comprehensive workout  in the least amount of time.  So, I say to myself, “Can I give 15 minutes to this today?”  There is really no excuse to say no.  I don’t have to leave the house, get a babysitter, or spend an hour on it.  I don’t even change my clothes!

The first thing I did when I first considered T-Tapp was read the book Fit and Fabulous in Fifteen Minutes.  There I learned what’s different about T-Tapp and why you can really see results with only doing a 15-minute workout.  Then I got the DVD called Basic Workout Plus.  It includes the workout straight thorough but also a slowed-down version of it explaining how to do each move.  Doing the moves correctly is crucial in T-Tapp if you want to see results.  That’s one thing that’s so different about it compared to running, biking, aerobics, etc. where you are just trying to keep moving for a set amount of time.

If you’re curious, check out the T-Tapp  Website! and try out some of the videos (“try before you buy”).  Let me know if you have any questions.  I’ll let you know next Tuesday if I have lost any inches yet!

 

It’s time for our Link Up Party: From House to Home!

Only 2 rules:

1. Link up family-friendly posts (exact post, not website) about making your house into a home: homemaking, parenting, homeschooling, marriage, loving God!

2. Link back to my site with the button below or a text link. Thanks! The code can be found at the top of the Link Party page. (If you don’t link back, your link might be deleted.)

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See the wonderful blogs I’ve linked up to here!

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2013 Goals and Resolutions: Do Hard Things

Do Hard Things!

It’s my “word” of the year.  :)  I haven’t read the book Do Hard Things yet, but heard the young men speak about it on the radio.  It’s a goal for all of us to follow–to live our lives for Christ and graciously do the hard things He has called us to.

 

Here are my goals and resolutions for this year.  I have to be honest and tell you that I’ve already changed my mind about some of them since last week!

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1.  My big goal for this year is to get back to my “wedding” weight.  It’s been a few years, but I’m ready to make it happen.  I need to lose 19 pounds, 2 sizes.

One way I hope to accomplish this is by joining the T-Tapp 60 Day Challenge, which starts on January 20.  I’m going to do a 4-day Boot Camp of Basic Workout Plus (started it yesterday) and then do that workout or Step Away the Inches at least every other day.  On the off days, I’ll do Hoe-Downs and OIP/HF (those exercises are found on the DVD included with Fit and Fabulous book.)

After the Challenge is over I’ll learn the T-Tapp Total Workout and Ladybug Workout, which I’ve had for a while but have never tried.  I plan to eat less fast food, desserts, and doughnuts and eat more salads, fruit, and veggies as well as drink 75 ounces of water daily.

If you want to join me in the 60-Day Challenge,–see it listed in the 2nd column on the T-Tapp website– there is still time to order a DVD or book.   Also, next Tuesday will be Deep Discount Tuesday–I don’t know what the special will be, but I’ll let you know as soon as I find out!  And if you don’t know what T-Tapp is, check out What Is T-Tapp!

 

2.  Stay more on top of the Cleaning and Organizing of my house, using the Motivated Moms Planner.  I’ve already been using it for a week and have really liked the easy way it tells me what to do each day!  I also want to look at my Pinterest Boards to get some more great ideas!  I absolutely love this post over at Confessions of a Homeschooler and would like to try to set up our upstairs schoolroom and our basement craft room to be more learning-friendly and organized!

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3.  Read the Bible daily.  I was going to read through the Bible, but that’s too big a goal for this year.  I’ll read through a book at a time, starting with 1 Corinthians.  And I pray that the Lord will grow me this year; I long to be more like Him–more patient, more kind, more loving. . .

4.  Learn how to use my new camera and Photoshop Elements.  Improve the photos here on the blog.  Fix my blog header and make a blog button.

5.  Sew my oldest daughter’s quilt (finally!) and make dresses for the four girls.  I have all the material for the quilt, but need to decide what to do for the girls.  I have lots more I’d love to sew, but I’m not going to stress if I can’t get to it this year.

6.  Teach the kids two songs with parts (performance ready).  We’ll work on singing at least twice a week.  It has always been a dream for my husband and me for our family to sing together!

 

I’ll post updates on how things are going.  Let me know about your goals, too!

 

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Fitness Challenge #1 Wrap-Up

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Today ends the 6-week fitness challenge. I did not do all I hoped for as far as exercising goes, so I didn’t reach my goal. But I’m not giving up! I did lose 2 pounds and 2 1/4 inches. For the next 7 weeks, I’m going to be careful what I eat and exercise when I can (try to do 3 full T-Tapp work-outs a week). Then, I’ll start up a new Fitness Challenge on New Year’s Day! Please plan to join me!

If you missed it, be sure to read my review about the balance cushion I tried out last week.

And here’s a free magazine for you:  Enjoy the December issue of Eating Well magazine (digital). No strings attached. You’ll never receive a bill. This free issue is yours, compliments of JudysHealthySnacks.com.It’s a food magazine with high journalistic standards, impeccable nutrition credentials and has one of the most respected recipe-development teams ever assembled.

 

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Review of Exertools DynaDisc Balance Cushion

I’m excited to review an exercise product today:  Exertool’s DynaDisc Balance Cushion.

Exertools Dynadisc 14? Core Balance Disc, Mulberry

When it arrived, there were no instructions with it, so I did what anyone would do–Check YouTube!  I found all kinds of different ways to use it.

 

The exercise I’ve done the most this week is one to strengthen the back while sitting on a chair:

Here are a few for beginners.  I tried some of these this week.

These next three are for advanced users.  There is no way I could do these yet!

This next one is great for my boys–tossing a ball while balancing on the disc:

I was grateful that I also received a hand pump.  I’ve adjusted the air pressure different ways to see what works the best.  And I found a video which told me how to pump it up!

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So, here’s my review.  I like this balance disc and will keep it and continue using it.  I’d like to gain more balance and continue activating more muscles than I usually do.  My kids will be using it as well.  They love walking by it and testing out their balance.  I love that it’s inexpensive (less than $30) and takes up practically no space.  I’ve been keeping it on my computer chair!  I can see how using a balance disc is similar to T-Tapp’s focus on the T-Tapp stance–you’re activating far more muscles using the stance or by balancing on the cushion.  There are some balance exercises on the TappCore DVD which I haven’t tried yet.  I did use the balance cushion with 3 other TappCore exercises, though:  Butterflies, Chest Press, and Shoulders.  It was hard–I’ll have to keep working on it.

There is a YouTube channel from ExerTools  so you can see how some other products may be used.  Be sure to check out the Exertools website.  I can see a lot of great uses for Homeschool P.E. there!

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I Choose Joy! 6-Week Fitness Challenge #1, Week 6

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This is the last week of the challenge!  Can I do 4 work-outs this week?  I sure hope so!  Last week I did two–one should count for double since it was at the T-Tapp clinic.  I was so sore the next day!  The clinic was great, though, and I’m once again thrilled that I use this incredible mind-body work-out.  One way I could describe it is that most exercise is mindless.  You just try to work your body in a certain way (aerobics, running, walking) for a set amount of time.  T-Tapp uses very deliberate movements.  Form is extremely important, and it requires a great deal of concentration.  You get more done in less time because you work 5-7 muscle groups with every exercise.   (See the T-Tapp website for more info!)
One thing we talked quite a bit about last week was the soon-to-be-released exercise DVD called Senior Fit.  I’m so excited about it!  Finally, there will be a great way for older people to work out that is created just for them with their special needs in mind!  Teresa Tapp has spent years working on it.

Well, for our last week I want you to join me in making healthy choices this week!

Here’s a recap of our our 6-week fitness challenge: Are you ready to lose some inches and get healthier before the holidays? I am! My goal is (was) to lose 1-2 sizes by November 12.

We’re going to keep each other accountable and encourage each other to keep at it by linking up here each Monday. I know I need the challenge spirit to keep me motivated. Exercising is not my favorite thing to do! Link up your blog post telling us how you did the previous week. I’ll share how I did, as well as highlighting a few of you!

If you don’t have a blog, no problem! Just leave a comment here each Monday telling us how you did.

(Also, if you missed the start date, join in with us at any time!)

The rules:

1. Choose any exercise program and do it 4 times each week for 6 weeks (starting Monday October 1 and ending Monday November 12.). Examples of an exercise program are a DVD, gym, class, a 30-minute walk, etc. I’ll be doing T-Tapp, of course! I want the most benefits for the least amount of time invested. :) (Notice, I didn’t say the least amount of effort.)

2. Link up your blog posts each Monday with a report on what and how you did during the previous week (how many work-outs, any inches or pounds lost, benefits to your health). If you don’t have a blog, just leave a comment.

3. Bonus–Add a new healthy habit each week, such as drinking more water, eating more fresh vegetables, getting 10,000 steps with a pedometer, etc.

4. Please follow I Choose Joy! (see sidebar) so that I can remind you to come back here each week to link up your update. Also, please leave a link back here so others can join us! I’ll be posting on my Facebook page throughout the weeks to keep us all motivated — so be sure to Like I Choose Joy! (link in sidebar).



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I Choose Joy! 6-Week Fitness Challenge #1, Week 5

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I had high hopes for this fitness challenge, but it seems that going into high drive and losing a size or two wasn’t meant to be at this time.  Although I have “exercised” sometimes 4 times a week for the last month, I haven’t done 4 full work-outs a week.  I haven’t done enough to make a change.  I have not lost a single pound or inch in the last month.  But at least I haven’t gained any!

Here’s what I know I’ll need to do:

–Full work-outs at least every other day

–Change my eating habits  (I eat way too much sugar/desserts and love to get fast food 1-2 times a week.)

So, am I able to make that a priority right now?  No, I’m not.  I’m still very sleep-deprived.  I’m trying to transition my 4-month-old into her own bed (out of mine) but it hasn’t happened yet.  So, I’m up with her about  4-5 times a night nursing.  The other 7 kids are very demanding right now and require quite a bit of my time, so mornings are hard to fit a work-out in.  Lately, I’ve been doing my exercising  in the evenings, but if I get too tired or it gets crazy around here, it doesn’t happen.

I checked my BMI and found out that I am in “normal” range.  Size 10 isn’t too bad for the present.  I still want to get down 20 more pounds and into size 6, but I’m not going to stress about it right now.  The saddest part is that I still can’t wear my rings–and it’s been a year!

So, here’s my new goal:  I will exercise as much as possible every week.  I will eat more sensibly.  But if I stay at the same weight until January, that’s OK.  I’ll revisit my Fitness Challenge then!

 

Here’s a recap of our our 6-week fitness challenge: Are you ready to lose some inches and get healthier before the holidays? I am! My goal is (was) to lose 1-2 sizes by November 12.

We’re going to keep each other accountable and encourage each other to keep at it by linking up here each Monday. I know I need the challenge spirit to keep me motivated. Exercising is not my favorite thing to do! Link up your blog post telling us how you did the previous week. I’ll share how I did, as well as highlighting a few of you!

If you don’t have a blog, no problem! Just leave a comment here each Monday telling us how you did.

(Also, if you missed the start date, join in with us at any time!)

The rules:

1. Choose any exercise program and do it 4 times each week for 6 weeks (starting Monday October 1 and ending Monday November 12.). Examples of an exercise program are a DVD, gym, class, a 30-minute walk, etc. I’ll be doing T-Tapp, of course! I want the most benefits for the least amount of time invested. :) (Notice, I didn’t say the least amount of effort.)

2. Link up your blog posts each Monday with a report on what and how you did during the previous week (how many work-outs, any inches or pounds lost, benefits to your health). If you don’t have a blog, just leave a comment.

3. Bonus–Add a new healthy habit each week, such as drinking more water, eating more fresh vegetables, getting 10,000 steps with a pedometer, etc.

4. Please follow I Choose Joy! (see sidebar) so that I can remind you to come back here each week to link up your update. Also, please leave a link back here so others can join us! I’ll be posting on my Facebook page throughout the weeks to keep us all motivated — so be sure to Like I Choose Joy! (link in sidebar).

 


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I Choose Joy! 6-Week Fitness Challenge #1, Week 4

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We had a wonderful 50th Birthday party for my husband last night!  I surprised him with having several of his family members do some performances for him.  I love that so much of our family is musical!  Four of my kids recited poems as well; they work on their public speaking each week at our ICC class.   And I sang the 2 songs that I sang at our wedding reception (“Embraceable You” and “Misty”) with my oldest son accompanying on his saxophone!  Such fun!

Well, with all that I did not exercise this weekend, so I only did 3 days last week.  This week will be four!

Next week I’ll be going to my first ever T-Tapp event led by a lovely lady whom I’ve known through blogging for years.  This will be my first blog friend to meet in person!  She’ll be working on correcting our form in the Basic Workout Plus, so I’m really looking forward to that.  Here is Trisch’s blogT-Tapp Website, and her seven daughters’ website.

 

Here’s a recap of our our 6-week fitness challenge: Are you ready to lose some inches and get healthier before the holidays? I am! My goal is to lose 1-2 sizes by November 12.

We’re going to keep each other accountable and encourage each other to keep at it by linking up here each Monday. I know I need the challenge spirit to keep me motivated. Exercising is not my favorite thing to do! Link up your blog post telling us how you did the previous week. I’ll share how I did, as well as highlighting a few of you!

If you don’t have a blog, no problem! Just leave a comment here each Monday telling us how you did.

(Also, if you missed the start date, join in with us at any time!)

The rules:

1. Choose any exercise program and do it 4 times each week for 6 weeks (starting Monday October 1 and ending Monday November 12.). Examples of an exercise program are a DVD, gym, class, a 30-minute walk, etc. I’ll be doing T-Tapp, of course! I want the most benefits for the least amount of time invested. :) (Notice, I didn’t say the least amount of effort.)

2. Link up your blog posts each Monday with a report on what and how you did during the previous week (how many work-outs, any inches or pounds lost, benefits to your health). If you don’t have a blog, just leave a comment.

3. Bonus–Add a new healthy habit each week, such as drinking more water, eating more fresh vegetables, getting 10,000 steps with a pedometer, etc.

4. Please follow I Choose Joy! (see sidebar) so that I can remind you to come back here each week to link up your update. Also, please leave a link back here so others can join us! I’ll be posting on my Facebook page throughout the weeks to keep us all motivated — so be sure to Like I Choose Joy! (link in sidebar).

5. I’ll have a couple of prizes to give away at the end of the challenge!



I Choose Joy! 6-Week Fitness Challenge #1, Week 3

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Well, I did exercise 4 times last week–but not 4 full work-outs.  On the days that I was still feeling the effects of my cold, I made myself at least do one or two T-Tapp moves (hoe-downs, OIP/HF ).  This week:  4 full work-outs!

I’ve plateaued (is that how you spell that word?) on losing inches, so it’s a bit discouraging right now.  Whenever I go through these times, I love to watch Charlotte Siems’ video to get inspired once again.

So, here’s the word of the week:  CONSISTENCY!!!

Here’s a recap of our our 6-week fitness challenge: Are you ready to lose some inches and get healthier before the holidays? I am! My goal is to lose 1-2 sizes by November 12.

We’re going to keep each other accountable and encourage each other to keep at it by linking up here each Monday. I know I need the challenge spirit to keep me motivated. Exercising is not my favorite thing to do! Link up your blog post telling us how you did the previous week. I’ll share how I did, as well as highlighting a few of you!

If you don’t have a blog, no problem! Just leave a comment here each Monday telling us how you did.

(Also, if you missed the start date, join in with us at any time!)

The rules:

1. Choose any exercise program and do it 4 times each week for 6 weeks (starting Monday October 1 and ending Monday November 12.). Examples of an exercise program are a DVD, gym, class, a 30-minute walk, etc. I’ll be doing T-Tapp, of course! I want the most benefits for the least amount of time invested. :) (Notice, I didn’t say the least amount of effort.)

2. Link up your blog posts each Monday with a report on what and how you did during the previous week (how many work-outs, any inches or pounds lost, benefits to your health). If you don’t have a blog, just leave a comment.

3. Bonus–Add a new healthy habit each week, such as drinking more water, eating more fresh vegetables, getting 10,000 steps with a pedometer, etc.

4. Please follow I Choose Joy! (see sidebar) so that I can remind you to come back here each week to link up your update. Also, please leave a link back here so others can join us! I’ll be posting on my Facebook page throughout the weeks to keep us all motivated — so be sure to Like I Choose Joy! (link in sidebar).

5. I’ll have a couple of prizes to give away at the end of the challenge!

Link up (or leave a comment below) to let us know how your week went!


I Choose Joy! 6-Week Fitness Challenge #1, Week 2

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How did you do last week?  Did you exercise 4 times?  I didn’t.  Yes, it’s true.  The first week of the challenge, and I already didn’t reach the goal,  I got sick with a bad cold on Friday and missed a couple of days,  so, from now on I will concentrate on getting more workouts in during the earlier part of the week!

One thing I did do was take a couple of long walks.  It was very enjoyable to get outside and walk in the beautiful fall weather.  The first walk was with my oldest daughter, and the second with my husband.

I did one T-Tapp workout and want to definitely do more next week when I’m well from this nasty cold.

I’ve been posting different tips, questions, etc. at my Facebook page.  Please join us there!

Here’s a recap of our our 6-week fitness challenge:  Are you ready to lose some inches and get healthier before the holidays?  I am!  My goal is to lose 1-2 sizes by November 12.

We’re going to keep each other accountable and encourage each other to keep at it by linking up here each Monday.  I know I need the challenge spirit to keep me motivated. Exercising is not my favorite thing to do!  Link up your blog post telling us how you did the previous week.   I’ll share how I did, as well as highlighting a few of you!

If you don’t have a blog, no problem!  Just leave a comment here each Monday telling us how you did.

(Also, if you missed the start date, join in with us at any time!)

The rules:

1.  Choose any exercise program and do it 4 times each week for 6 weeks (starting Monday October 1 and ending Monday November 12.).  Examples of an exercise program are a DVD, gym, class, a 30-minute walk, etc.  I’ll be doing  T-Tapp, of course!   I want the most benefits for the least amount of time invested.  :)  (Notice, I didn’t say the least amount of effort.)

2.  Link up your blog posts each Monday with a report on what and how you did during the previous week (how many work-outs, any inches or pounds lost, benefits to your health).  If you don’t have a blog, just leave a comment.

3.  Bonus–Add a new healthy habit each week, such as drinking more water, eating more fresh vegetables, getting 10,000 steps with a pedometer, etc.

4.  Please follow I Choose Joy! (see sidebar) so that I can remind you to come back here each week to link up your update.  Also, please leave a link back here so others can join us! I’ll be posting on my Facebook page throughout the weeks to keep us all motivated — so be sure to Like I Choose Joy! (link in sidebar).

5.  I’ll have a couple of prizes to give away at the end of the challenge!

Link up (or leave a comment below) to let us know how your first week went!


I Choose Joy! 6-Week Fitness Challenge #1, Week 1

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Today we start our 6-week fitness challenge!  Are you ready to lose some inches and get healthier before the holidays?  I am!  My goal is to lose 1-2 sizes by November 12.

We’re going to keep each other accountable and encourage each other to keep at it by linking up here each Monday.  I know I need the challenge spirit to keep me motivated. Exercising is not my favorite thing to do!  Link up your blog post telling us how you did the previous week.   I’ll share how I did, as well as highlighting a few of you!

If you don’t have a blog, no problem!  Just leave a comment here each Monday telling us how you did.

(Also, if you missed the start date, join in with us at any time!)

The rules:

1.  Choose any exercise program and do it 4 times each week for 6 weeks (starting Monday October 1 and ending Monday November 12.).  Examples of an exercise program are a DVD, gym, class, a 30-minute walk, etc.  I’ll be doing  T-Tapp, of course!   I want the most benefits for the least amount of time invested.  :)  (Notice, I didn’t say the least amount of effort.)

2.  Link up your blog posts each Monday with a report on what and how you did during the previous week (how many work-outs, any inches or pounds lost, benefits to your health).  If you don’t have a blog, just leave a comment.

3.  Bonus–Add a new healthy habit each week, such as drinking more water, eating more fresh vegetables, getting 10,000 steps with a pedometer, etc.

4.  Please follow I Choose Joy! (see sidebar) so that I can remind you to come back here each week to link up your update.  Also, please leave a link back here so others can join us! I’ll be posting on my Facebook page throughout the weeks to keep us all motivated — so be sure to Like I Choose Joy! (link in sidebar).

5.  I’ll have a couple of prizes to give away at the end of the challenge!

Link up (or leave a comment below) to get started!



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It’s coming Monday! Are you ready?

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We start next Monday on our 6-week fitness challenge!  Are you ready?  I am.  I’ve decided to do a 10-day Basic Workout Boot Camp that will end on October 1, and I’ve completed 3 days in a row.  Then, I’ll switch to 4 days a week with the rest of you.

Here are the rules, so you can see if you’d like to join us.

 

1.  Choose any exercise program and do it 4 times each week for 6 weeks (starting Monday October 1 and ending Monday November 12.).  Examples of an exercise program are a DVD, gym, class, a 30-minute walk, etc.  I’ll be doing T-Tapp, of course!   I want the most benefits for the least amount of time invested.  :)  (Notice, I didn’t say the least amount of effort.)

2.  Link up your blog posts each Monday with a report on what and how you did during the previous week (how many work-outs, any inches or pounds lost, benefits to your health).  If you don’t have a blog, just leave a comment.  And for you really private types, you can send me an email!  :)

3.  Bonus–Add a new healthy habit each week, such as drinking more water, eating more fresh vegetables, getting 10,000 steps with a pedometer, etc.

4.  Please follow I Choose Joy! (see sidebar) so that I can remind you to come back here each week to link up your update.  Also, please leave a link back here so others can join us! I’ll be posting on my Facebook page throughout the weeks to keep us all motivated — so be sure to Like I Choose Joy! (link in sidebar).

5.  I’ll have a couple of prizes to give away at the end of the challenge!

 

Please leave a comment to let me know you’re joining us!

 

If you don’t have a workout to do, I would suggest getting the 15-minute Basic Workout Plus or the 25-minute Step Away the Inches ($16.95), both from T-Tapp.  Those are the 2 workouts I’ll be using. Order now so you’ll be ready!

 

 

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Me? A 5K?

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OK–those are two words that have never been in the same sentence before!  Me and 5K!  But after reading Sam’s post last Monday I started thinking.  And then I did some research!

Here are the upcoming 5K’s that I found:  October 14 through a corn maze (sounds really fun!), November Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, St. Patrick’s Day, and Mother’s Day.

Well, the corn maze one is too soon.

I’d like to do the Thanksgiving one (especially since we won’t be hosting Thanksgiving this year), but because I’m in survival mode I can’t put training for it as a priority yet.  I am getting very little sleep right now (up about 4 times to nurse plus helping a bedwetter with the alarm–it is working YAY!–and other kids who may wake up in the night).

The weather won’t be nice in January and February, so I won’t be ready for St. Patrick’s Day.

That leaves Mother’s Day for when I’ll do my first 5K!  And, no, I’m not going to run it.  My body isn’t built for running.  I’m going to walk it!

And I am going to push my husband and older sons to do the Turkey Trot.  :)

 

Update for this week:  I fit into my size 10 jeans!  I’m so glad to be able to wear another size of clothes.  And I’ve finally lost a few more pounds–it’s been steady on the scale since August 8.   I only did one full workout (Basic Tempo) and one partial workout (Primary Backstretch and Hoe-Downs) this week.

My goal now is to do a 10-day Boot Camp of Basic Workout Plus.  Then, I’ll be ready for our 6-week Fitness Challenge to lose the rest of the weight before the holidays.

 

 

By the way, if you’ve been thinking of trying out T-Tapp, look at all you can get for $35.95:

Basic Workout Plus DVD 15% OFF for the month of September only $35.95!

Retail Value Over $75.00 and Bonus Workout for FREE:

Barefoot Basic Plus DVD (Retail $29.95)
Basic Plus Tempo DVD (Retail $29.95)
Yes You Can Seminar DVD (Retail $19.95)

 

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I Choose Joy! Fitness Challenge

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Those of you who have been following me for a while know that I’m trying to lose the baby weight.  I really, really, really want to wear my old clothes again!  Since starting school 3 weeks ago I have had a very difficult time keeping motivated and staying consistent.  I need your help!  I don’t want to enter the holiday season and possibly gain more weight.  So, I’ve created this challenge so we can help each other.

Here’s how it works:

1.  Choose any exercise program and do it 4 times each week for 6 weeks (starting Monday October 1 and ending Monday November 12.).  Examples of an exercise program are a DVD, gym, class, a 30-minute walk, etc.  I’ll be doing T-Tapp, of course!   I want the most benefits for the least amount of time invested.  :)  (Notice, I didn’t say the least amount of effort.)

2.  Link up your blog posts each Monday with a report on what and how you did during the previous week (how many work-outs, any inches or pounds lost, benefits to your health).  If you don’t have a blog, just leave a comment.  And for you really private types, you can send me an email!  :)

3.  Bonus–Add a new healthy habit each week, such as drinking more water, eating more fresh vegetables, getting 10,000 steps with a pedometer, etc.

4.  Please follow I Choose Joy! (see sidebar) so that I can remind you to come back here each week to link up your update.  Also, please leave a link back here so others can join us! I’ll be posting on my Facebook page throughout the weeks to keep us all motivated — so be sure to Like I Choose Joy! (link in sidebar).

5.  I’ll have a couple of prizes to give away at the end of the challenge!

I’m new to using InLinkz, so I’d like to test it out today.  If this challenge interests you, please link up your blog below (home page or a particular post–your choice). It’s not a commitment yet; there will be an official sign-up again on October 1.  Please tell your friends–the more the merrier!  It’s easy to share on Facebook, Pinterest, Stumle Upon, or Twitter with the icons right above this post.

**Why did I decide to wait two more weeks before starting?  To give you enough time to get your exercise program!  If you don’t have one, I would suggest getting the 15-minute Basic Workout Plus or the 25-minute Step Away the Inches ($16.95), both from T-Tapp.  Those are the 2 workouts I’ll be using. Order now so you’ll be ready!

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