Use T-Tapp to Ward off the Weight Gain During the Holidays!

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In January I’m going to push to finally lose the last 15 pounds that I haven’t lost since my last baby.  But until then I am determined NOT to gain any more weight during this holiday season!  Here is how I plan to do it: T-Tapp exercise workouts!

I completed Day 3 of a 4-day boot camp this morning.  I am doing the Basic Work-out Plus DVD for four days in a row.  Then I will do a T-Tapp work-out every other day until January 1.  The nice thing about the Basic Work-out is that it’s only 15 minutes long, so I don’t have much excuse for not doing it!

Are you ready to join me T-Tapping during December?  You will want to order your T-Tapp DVDs, books, or supplements this Friday November 28 – Monday December 1 to take advantage of these incredible specials!

* All T-Tapp Workout DVDs are 35% off!

* All T-Tapp Products are 35% off!

* All T-Tapp Starter Systems are 35% off!

* Buy One, Get One Free Nutritional Products


Never tried T-Tapp and don’t know what to buy?


*If you are brand new, get the Basic Workout Plus With Instructional DVD (15-minute workout), along with the Fit and Fabulous in Fifteen Minutes book.

* If you are used to exercising and want a total body workout (45 minutes), get Total Workout DVD.

* If you have health issues or more weight to lose, get the MORE Rehab workout DVD.

* If you love walking for exercise, get the Step Away the Inches DVD or Step it to the Max.

* If you are an older person who needs more careful exercise to avoid injury, get the Senior Fit DVD.

* If you have hormonal imbalance issues, get the Healthy Hormones DVDs.

Leave me a comment and let me know you’ll be joining me!  Let’s support each other!


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T-Tapp Deep Discount Tuesday: Finger and Foot Fitness!

I know a lot of us have feet and hand problems.  Here is T-Tapp Fitness to the rescue!  (See on the right hand side where it says Current Top Sellers if you are on the Store page or at the bottom in a Star that says Deep Discount Tuesday on the Home page.)

Personally, I have arthritis in my hands and plantar fasciitis in my feet!  I can certainly use Teresa’s expertise!

Finger & Foot Fitness is more than 50% off.  Normally $39.95, get Finger & Foot Fitness for only $16.50!  71 minutes of help for your hands and feet!

Deep Discount Tuesday offer valid through midnight on 08/19/14.

Remember, the foundation of fitness starts in the fingers and the feet.  Finger and Foot Fitness can help to wake up your neuro-kinetic connection all the way to the furthest extremities.  Therefore, can actually attain better muscle activation and, over time, better results!

Yes You Can!  

Check out this Finger Fitness video here:


Here are a few of my other favorite T-Tapp DVDs:

Basic Workout Plus (get a great 15-minute workout without spending an hour!)

TappCore (9 short moves, great for kids too!)

Step Away the Inches (25 minutes, great 2-mile workout)

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T-Tapp’s “Step Away the Inches” is only $11.25!

I have finally had enough of this extra weight I’m carrying around.  If you know me, you know I don’t like to exercise.  But I do know how important it is.  That’s why I’ve started up with T-Tapp again.  I did a 4-day Boot Camp of the Basic Workout Plus and have made a committment to exercise at least 5 days a week.  I love T-Tapp because it works for people like me:

*don’t like to exercise

*don’t have time to exercise

*don’t have the $$ to go to a gym

*prefer to work-out at home for lot of different reasons

The Basic Work-out Plus is awesome because you can see results doing it, and it’s only 15 minutes a day!

But the work-out I do when I don’t have much motivation is “Step Away the Inches.”  It’s a great walking work-out that will get your muscles activated and your heart rate up, and it’s only 25 minutes long for 2 miles!


If you want to read more about the T-Tapp method and why you’ll see results with shorter work-outs, be sure to read Teresa’s book “Fit and Fabulous in Fifteen Minutes!”  She explains all about comprehensive compound muscle movement, the T-Tapp stance which activates far more muscles than typical exercises, and why her exercises require concentration–not time–to see results!

Get “Step Away the Inches” for $11.25 on Tuesday 7/15/14 only for the Deep Discount Tuesday sale.  (Just click on the Deep Discount Tuesday banner!)

Or get “Step Away the Inches” and “Step it to the Max” (50 minutes) for only $20!

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T-Tapp’s Premium Alfalfa on sale today!

T-Tapp’s TOP selling product, Premium Blended Alfalfa, is this month’s Deep Discount Tuesday! I’m getting this one today!

This Tuesday ONLY (6/17/14) Buy 1 bottle of Premium Blended Alfalfa and get a second bottle for FREE! LIMIT OF 3 SETS (6 BOTTLES TOTAL).

Click here to purchase: T-Tapp’s Premium Blended Alfalfa

Alfalfa is one of the few plant sources of vitamin K. It’s considered a “food”, not an herb or vitamin and it’s safe to take with any type of medication without side effects. Alfalfa also contains 8 digestive enzymes, numerous trace minerals (like calcium/magnesium) and high quantities of Vitamins A, D and E. Alfalfa is plant protein so it naturally assists the body in elimination of “puffiness” caused by water retention without depletion of body nutrients whether it be from excess carb consumption or hormonal during menstrual cycle. In fact, the American Dermatology Association clinically proved (published in May ’99) that alfalfa reverses aging of the skin of the face (however, skin is ONE organ that covers the entire body, not just the face). That’s because the nutrients in alfalfa enable the body to produce its own collagen to the level where skin can “tighten”, varicose veins can lessen and dark circles under the eyes disappear.

Alfalfa is also alkaline producing so it can help offset acid imbalance created from sugar, processed foods and/or meat. Our bodies NEED alkalinity – most of us are too acidic. Alfalfa has also been clinically proven to be anti-cancerous and as an effective anti-inflammatory without any side effects. Great for those with arthritis, joint injuries and/or muscle soreness from overuse. It really stimulates hair and fingernail growth too.

Premium Blended Alfalfa from Better Body Basics is of optimal quality, organic and pesticide free but what really makes it special is the way it has been processed so nutrients remain in tact without any alteration to protein molecular properties. That’s why you will not gain weight with Premium Blended Alfalfa. Additionally, the percentage of protein in Premium Blended Alfalfa is 25 to 27% (most good quality alfalfa is in range of 21-22%). Reason the Premium Blended Alfalfa is higher is because the crop is sprayed with ionic minerals during growth. Last of all, alfalfa can help the body with hormonal balance. Intake of alfalfa stimulates the Pituitary Gland, which in turn regulates hormone balance including internal release of Human Growth Hormone (shown in clinical studies at the National Institute of Health). You can read more about the many benefits of alfalfa on the Internet.

T-Tapp’s Premium Blended Alfalfa is safe for autoimmune diseases such as, Arthritis, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s, etc. The main reason is because our brand does not have any seeds or sprouts.

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T-Tapp Sale: Free Shipping until 4/21


Have you been waiting for a T-Tapp Sale? You can get free shipping for a $50 order until 4/21/14! What is T-Tapp? Read about my T-Tapp successes here!


My suggestions on what to buy:

For Beginners:

The book Fit and Fabulous in Fifteen Minutes, The Basic Workout Plus DVD, TappCore DVD, and Step Away the Inches DVD



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Get T-Tapp’s Digest Plus for 50% off today only!

Deep Discount Tuesday for 2/18/14 ONLY is Digest Plus for 50% off!

Save $24.98 – try Digest Plus today!
Retail $49.95

“Help your body help itself improve digestion, assimilation and reduce inflammation – ALL key factors for easier weight loss and weight management. YES YOU CAN with Digest Plus!” – Teresa Tapp

Read more about T-Tapp at this post.  :)


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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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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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Great Deals at T-Tapp Today Only!



Yay–I exercised today!  I sure needed it after all I ate yesterday.  We had 30 people at our home for Thanksgiving.  It was a beautiful family time of sharing, singing, eating, and praying together.

But, now I need to get back in shape.  I’ve really been lazy with my exercising lately, and I’m feeling weaker and my clothes are tighter.

So, I’m going to do something I can actually do–T-Tapp!  To read more about how I use it and why I love it, see this post:

But today’s the day to buy because they are having some GREAT deals!

Be sure to use the code GIFT25.

If you need some ideas, these are my three favorite T-Tapp workouts, and all are great for beginners:

Step Away the Inches is 25% off:

TappCore is 25% off:

And the 15-minute Basic Workout is 1/2 off!:

Stocking Stuffers – Just in Time! 
25% off ANY T-Tapp Workout
25% off T-Tapp Brand Nutritional Products

BOGO on these T-Tapp Brand Nutritional Products
Pyruvyl-Glycine Spray
Digest Plus Enzymes
50% off any of these T-Tapp Starter Systems
Basic Workout Plus
T-Tapp Total Workout
T-Tapp MORE Rehab Program


Hurry!  Sale ends at 11:59pm on 11/29/13

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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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T-Tapp Deep Discount Tuesday: Step Away the Inches set

Here is a wonderful set of T-Tapp DVDs, on sale only on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Get Step Away the Inches (2 miles in 25 minutes) and Step It to the Max (5 miles in 50 minutes) for only $20 today! Use the T-Tapp methods to really burn off those inches and get fit right at home! If you want some great cardio that will work for all fitness levels and all body types, you’ll love these DVDs!

Click here and find the Deep Discount Tuesday banner!

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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.)

I Choose Joy!

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

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T-Tapp Deep Discount Tuesday: 50% off All Workouts!

I know I’ve posted a lot today, but I just had to post one more that I just found out about!  T-Tapp is offering 50% off all workouts, including Starter Systems and Variety Workouts.  If you’ve wanted to try out T-Tapp or add to your collection, Tuesday 5/21/13 is the day to buy!

And a BONUS:  All orders over $100 receive their choice of either Digest + (Retail $49.95),  Pyruvyl-Glycine Spray (Retail $39.95) or HCG-PG Spray (Retail $43.95)

Here’s a link to the T-Tapp Store!  Use coupon code DDT032113 at checkout to receive this discount on your T-Tapp order.

Here are a few great workouts:  (My favorites are Basic Workout Tempo, Step Away the Inches, and TappCore!)


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From House to Home {Link Party}: T-Tapp 60-Day Challenge


I decided to join the T-Tapp 60-Day Challenge this year!  My goal was to lose 2 sizes, to get back into my size 6 clothes.   Look at this picture:

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Yes–it’s size 6!

So, there’s good news and bad news regarding the challenge.

The good news:  I lost almost 2 sizes (can’t fit into all of my size 6 clothes, so I still have a bit more to lose), 6 pounds, and 13 inches!

The bad news:  I wasn’t as consistent with the exercising as I was hoping to be.  I began the challenge with a 7-day boot camp, which means that I did the T-Tapp Basic Workout Plus Tempo everyday for 7 days in a row.  That work-out is only 17 minutes long, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy!  The following week I did the same work-out every other day and did some other T-Tapp moves on the off days.  But after the 2nd week I only did 3 more work-outs and 3 more days of other moves for the whole rest of the challenge.

This, of course, helps you see the benefits of T-Tapp!  I still lost inches even though I didn’t do a whole lot of exercising.  One of their sayings is, “Less is More With T-Tapp.”

So, now I will continue my work-outs and getting more in shape.  If you want to learn more about T-Tapp, check out What Is T-Tapp!
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 to 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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T-Tapp Deep Discount Tuesday–Only $25!


Deep Discount Tuesday March 2013 is a packaged set containing the following products for ONLY $25.00!   (Retail Value:  $76.85)

**I’ll be sharing on Thursday about my success with the 60-Day T-Tapp Challenge, but couldn’t wait until then to share this great deal, as it’s only available now through Tuesday 3/19/13!

1.  Fit and 
Fabulous in 15 Minutes paperback book
:  Teresa Tapp reveals her signature T-Tapp Workout, and teaches you how to “use your body as a machine so you can lose inches quick, build bone density, and condition your heart, all with only 8 repetitions and no equipment.  “Motivational and educational, this book teaches you how to help your body help itself – look better, feel better and stay fit forever.  Perfect as a reference manual this book also teaches you how to lose without dieting.  AUTOGRAPHED by Teresa Tapp, each book includes a free DVD with 3 bonus exercises (Hoe DownsAdvanced Hoe Downs and Organs In Place/Half Frogs Sequence).  Retail $16.95

2. Healthy Hormones Brain-Body Fitness Seminar DVD:  Previously only available for purchase on public television’s Healthy Hormones Brain-Body Fitness pledge drive series, the Healthy Hormones Brain-Body Fitness explains the connection between physical fitness, brain fitness and balanced hormones. This hour-long program features internationally known fitness expert and muscle activation specialist Teresa Tapp, along with the country’s leading thyroid patient advocate, Mary Shomon. “Our hormones control everything in our bodies — sleep, body temperature, hunger, stamina — but when we stop moving, it affects our hormones, especially when we hit the big 4-0!” says Tapp, “The key to rebuilding our health and turning back time is to use our muscles…and T-Tapp provides a safe, efficient, and fast way to help bring hormones back to balance. Viewers will see how easy it is to just start moving and quickly it will make a difference. They’ll also see that my unusual way of doing each movement exercises the entire muscle fiber, so you can quickly get long, lean, fit muscles — no matter how old you are!”  Retail $24.95

3.  Ladybug Workout DVD 66 minute combo workout – 40 minutes standing, 26 minutes floor.  The Ladybug Workout is designed to help females build better hormonal balance, glucose control, and mental clarity for easier menopause management and less PMS.  The upper body standing sequence is a variation of theTotal Workout and Tempo Series and the lower body floor sequence is a variation of Hit the Floor.  The Ladybug Combo (Standing + Floor) is a variation of the Maxi Max Series.  Each exercise is tweaked to increase neuro-kinetic and lymphatic flow, so your body can establish better balance between glucose, insulin, and estrogen, increase metabolic function, decrease inflammation, eliminate stored toxins and accelerate your body’s ability to cinch in from rib to hip.  This workout not only increases metabolic processing for better carbohydrate conversion (energy instead of fat), but also empowers your body to target and tone the stubborn “ladybug” area  (thicker waist, torso, abdomen, back and butt) that seems to spread during menopause due to neuro-kinetic atrophy and sluggish lymph flow.  This workout works well for all ages, all body types and all fitness levels.  The Ladybug Workout contains new T-Tapp movements never before filmed and best of all, enables YOU to regain control and prevent or lose hormonal weight gain, achieve inch loss where you want it and create a body in proportion with better balance inside and out.  OLD LABEL ARTWORK DVD.  OLD LABEL MEANS THERE IS NEW ARTWORK AVAILABLE FOR THIS DVD.  THE OLD LABEL CONTENT IS THE SAME.  Retail $34.95

Deep Discount Tuesday March 2013 is not available after the date of 3-19-13.  


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T-Tapp Deep Discount Tuesday: Total Workout and More!



Get the Total Workout Package for only $79.95 for Today’s Deep Discount Tuesday!

(This special will only be offered on 1-15-2013 and will expire at midnight EST – no exceptions.)


**To find the special, click the above “Yes You Can” banner and see the left column that says Recent News: Deep Discount Tuesday! 

In this Total Workout package you will receive the following 6 items as listed below:

#1 T-Tapp Total Workout DVD Set: “The Workout that Works” for all ages and fitness levels. This total body workout has a special sequence of comprehensive, compound muscle movements that use isometric linear alignment along with lymphatic pumping to deliver higher aerobic, strength, flexibility and body sculpting – as well as rehabilitative benefits to shoulders, back, hips and knees.  Inches drop quickly since muscles are developed with density, not bulk, to cinch-in, uplift, tighten and tone.  TheTotal Workout also teaches how to increase intensity without adding weights or repetitions so you can always challenge your body and get results with only one set of 8 repetitions.  Less IS more with T-Tapp!  The Total Workout delivers a full body program that not only builds a better body with optimal fitness and wellness, but helps you keep it for the rest of your life.  The T-Tapp Total Workout includes:

  • Instructional Workout #1: teaches how to do each exercise step by step with detailed instruction.
  • 15-Minute Basic Workout Plus: includes all of the movements from Instructional Workout #1 done without instruction at the regular pace, plus the exercise Hoe Downs.
  • Instructional Workout #2: teaches how to do each exercise in the second half step by step with detailed instruction.
  • 55-Minute Total Workout: includes all of the movements from both Instructional Workout #1 andInstructional Workout #2 done without instruction at the regular pace.

(Retail $79.95)


#2 Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes book:  Perfect as a reference manual, the book teaches each exercise, step-by-step and in great detail for two of Teresa Tapp’s signature workouts, Basic Workout Plus (Chapter 4) andTotal Workout (Chapter 5), along with an easy and effective way to lose without dieting. It explains how to “use your body as a machine to comprehensively activate more muscles so you can lose inches quicker, build better bone density and condition your heart without equipment and with only one set of 8 repetitions.” Motivational and educational, Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes will help you understand how to look better, feel better, have healthy hormones and stay fit forever.  (Retail $16.95)

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#3 Yes You Can 
Seminar DVD:  90-minute seminar explaining how and why the T-Tapp program works, includes several exercises to target different areas of concern (arms, torso, back fat, stomach, thighs, knees, inner core balance) and how to apply T-Tapp techniques with daily activity.  (Retail $19.95)


#4  Step it to the Max- Core Cardio Workout DVD:  50-minute workout.  This walking workout is similar to Step Away the Inches (25 minutes), but contains more upper body movements and step/lift sequencing for increased core cardio concentration. In addition to detailed instruction with form tips, Step it to the Max also includes T-Tapp warm up and cool down stretches for comprehensive conditioning. Equivalent to walking about 5 miles!  Remember, fat burning continues through stretching and with Step it to the Max you’ll feel the heat from start to finish!  (Retail $24.95)



#5 Tempo Arms Variety Workout DVD:  29 minutes.  Tempo Arms is done at a smooth, slow tempo for better isometric isolations and optimal results. Although a full body workout, extra emphasis is placed on the Deltoids, Biceps, Triceps, and Latissimus Dorsi muscles. This workout features the exercises Butterflies and Triceps Curls, plus 4 more new arm exercises!  (Retail $27.95)



#6 Radio Interview featuring Teresa Tapp Audio CD.  This is a fantastic audo CD featuring a radio inteview with Teresa Tapp, Dr. Roizen, Dr. Oz and Dr. Perricone talking about health, wellness and optimal fitness!  (Retail $5.00).



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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!

Motivated Moms Planner


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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Our Week: Gingerbread Cookies, Jokes, and HooRags

What God is Teaching Us:

Philippians 4:8 says “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”

I’ve been trying to help my children know that we have a choice of what we fill our minds with.  God wants us the think about things that are true, noble, and good.  That leaves out quite a lot of movies, games, etc.

I just finished listening to S. M. Davis’ presentation of “What to Expect From a 12-Year-Old.”  I have a new 12-year-old as of last Sunday, and have some good ideas of where to lead him.  I’ll share more details in a future post.

What I’m Reading:

The Lily Series books Lily Robbins, M.D. and The Body Book (review coming in a week or two) by Nancy Rue for tween girls to help them prepare for issues during puberty.

Tabitha’s Travels: A Family Story for Advent by Arnold Ytreeride as our advent daily reading.

Exercise Update:

I’m sad to say I have only exercised 10 minutes this week.  Oh, so bad!  I’ve got to get back to it.  I finally got the T-Tapp Total Workout and need to start learning it!

In Our Homeschool:

At our public speaking class this week the kids presented jokes.  I’ll share them all in a post next week, but here were a few off my favorites.

Did you hear the one about the man who lost his left leg and arm?  He’s alright now.

Why is the Christmas alphabet different than the regular alphabet?  There is Noel.

Why did the orange stop in the middle of he road?  It ran out of juice.

What did the porcupines say after they kissed?  Ouch!

Why didn’t they play cards on the ark?  Noah sat on the deck all day.

And. . .

The kids made gingerbread cookies this week!


Did you see my HooRag post?



Baby News:

She’s now rocking back and forth on her hands and knees!  If she crawls by Sunday she’ll beat my oldest son’s record of crawling one day shy of 6 months old!  Everyone is rooting for her–except my oldest son!  I am, too!  It’s harder when they crawl, but I’ve been enjoying this baby so much.  I know each stage is very short-lived, so I’m really trying to savor each moment.  She turns 6 months old next week, and will be starting solids.  Time sure flies.

Extracurricular News:

Upward basketball practice started this week.

My oldest son did not make the musical he auditioned for, but is already trying to think of a song for the next audition.  :)


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Fitness Challenge #1 Wrap-Up


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.

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