Someone said that anyone who thinks a minute is short hasn’t been on a treadmill. That made me smile, and how true it is. A few minutes on Facebook flies by, but the same amount of time drags on when you’re standing in line at the bank.
Does the clock actually speed up or slow down? No, of course not–it’s just our perception of time.
In fact, we can talk ourselves out of doing things because of our perceptions. It’s easy to say “I don’t have time” when it’s something we’d rather not do anyway. Even when it’s something we know we “should” do, it’s convenient to use the time card for an excuse.
In my previous life of wearing plus sizes, I had always associated exercise with an hour at the gym six days a week. That’s what the exercise enthusiasts said, and since I couldn’t muster up any enthusiasm for exercise, I just avoided it. I truly did NOT have an hour a day to spare–and still don’t.
Enter T-Tapp. One of the first things that appealed to me about T-Tapp was the fact that Basic Workout Plus is a 15-minute workout. It fit great with my busy life of homeschooling the eight kids at home, and it was my mainstay workout over the course of the year and a half it took to lose nine sizes.
But like the person on the treadmill, you may find that your time perception is in slow motion. Even a 15-minute workout seems like too much for your already-overloaded schedule, so you put it off and break promises and generally avoid T-Tapp completely.
Let’s try a quick cure. Quick, as in seven minutes.
What if, over the next seven days, you committed to seven minutes of T-Tapp every day?
There are lots of ways to do this:
- Push “play” on your favorite T-Tapp DVD and set a timer for 7 minutes.
- If you have a workout memorized, do it from memory with the timer or a clock nearby.
- Use the “individual moves” menu on your DVD to choose some moves.
- Do several moves from the 9 moves on TappCore.
- Use some Try Before You Buy moves for your quickie workout.
And here are the rules:
- To get a better body with your seven minutes, you have to activate muscles. No flopping, no sloppy moves, no straight knees or dropped ribs.
- You can do a memorized workout faster because you won’t be waiting on the DVD setup and cues, but that doesn’t mean you get to skip setup and checking your form.
- No fair expecting seven minutes a day to make you lose two sizes in two weeks. 🙂
- Do some form of Primary Back Stretch to put your body in alignment and warm up your spine when you begin. This is VERY important before twisting moves.
I’m not saying you’ll get amazing results with seven minutes a day, but I DO believe you’ll have a better body with seven minutes a day. In fact, you might be surprised at what seven minutes a day will do for you. Lauren at the T-Tapp office says she committed to a 7-minute Basic workout every day and she lost inches–crazy, huh?
If nothing else, seven minutes will get you back in the game. There will be days when you trick yourself into going a little longer. You’ll develop a painless habit of consistency. Baby steps, baby steps. SOME T-Tapp is better than NONE, every time. T-Tapp does some pretty incredible things for your body, and that seven minutes of goodness can only help.
Maybe after a couple of weeks of seven-minute workouts, you’ll be ready to step up to ten minutes.
Make time fly–and get a better body–with a small, doable commitment of seven minutes of T-Tapp today!
What’s your favorite way to fit in some quickie T-Tapp? Please share!
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