Welcome!! I’m Charlotte Siems and this is my blog, This Lovely Place.
I’m a 53-year-old wife, mother, T-Tapp Master Trainer, speaker, author and coach living in an Oklahoma college town with five of our children (ages 8-18), my awesome pastor husband and assorted cats and dogs. We also have two sons in college, one recently graduated, and four married children, for a grand total of twelve children, plus five grandchildren ages four and under.
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 and we’ve graduated seven so far. Four have graduated from college, and we have a senior and a sophomore in college. The five children at home are still living the daily homeschool life.
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 T-Tapp Master Trainer.
And here are a couple of short videos about my weight loss journey: