Welcome!! I’m Charlotte Siems and this is my blog, This Lovely Place.
I’m a 53-year-old wife, mother, Master T-Tapp Trainer, speaker, author and coach living in an Oklahoma college town with five of our children (ages 7-17), my awesome pastor husband and assorted cats and dogs. We also have three sons in college and four married children, for a grand total of twelve children, plus four grandchildren ages three and under (#5 is on the way!).
This Lovely Place is where I write about home life, faith, food, fitness, homeschooling and generally being a happy mama. I love to share the fastest, easiest ways to cook, clean, exercise and stay sane at home.
We’re in our 26th year of homeschooling, we’ve graduated seven so far and I’m currently teaching our 12th first-grader how to read.
At that point I knew something had to change.
I found the T-Tapp exercise system and began a journey, going on to lose 100 pounds and nine sizes in about 18 months, finally wearing a size 6/8. I found my waist and abs again, even after giving birth twelve times and being totally out of shape for 25 years.
Along the way I learned how to deal with stress and overwhelm while still homeschooling and caring for my family.
I look younger and feel happier at age 53 than at age 43!
After reaching my goal with T-Tapp, I was personally certified by Teresa Tapp as a T-Tapp Trainer, and later a Master T-Tapp Trainer. Becoming a trainer led me to start my very first business, which led to an online business. This part-time business at home quickly generated a full-time income, and I also work part-time with Kim Garst and Terry Williamson at Boom! Social providing Social Media services and training to business owners.
And here are a couple of short videos about my weight loss journey: