I searched for suggestions on what to do and this was the recipe I read on the T-Tapp forum:
QUESTION: “How can I achieve dramatic results in a month?”
ANSWER: “Full workout every other day, with Basic Workout Plus or Step Away the Inches on off days, Sunday off. Organs in Place with Diva Derriere or Ladybug move before bed. Skin brush twice a day, drink plenty of fluids, eat clean.” ~ Michelle Barbuto, Senior T-Tapp Trainer
I printed this formula for my notebook and placed it inside the front cover. And how did it work?
Well, I only brushed once a day, but stayed consistent with it. I made an effort to drink more water and was careful to eat only between hunger and fullness. Here are the workouts done for that 30 days:
(Immediately following the 2007 T-Tapp Safety Harbor Retreat till the reunion):
Day 1: Primary Back Stretch (PBS)
You see that I did NOT follow the formula, so don’t blame the formula. However, I WAS pretty darn consistent. Please note that this super-consistency ended with the reunion. From that point until the following March, I did Basic Workout Plus or MORE 3-4 times per week until I was motivated and ready for another month of harder effort. I didn’t do another long workout until April–nearly five months later!
Documented on my measuring charts, here is the inch loss from my efforts:
Week 1: gained 1”
Net loss: one inch. And five and a half pounds in 4 weeks. Really not too impressive, huh? Okay, here’s the weird part. I wore size 12 pants to that reunion. I had lost a size in that month! And still weighed more than 200 pounds. Here’s a proud photo taken before we left for the reunion:
I wonder how many people give up because they only lost an inch after working hard for a month. Maybe their body was just on the edge of a breakthrough, or maybe their body was going to take 4 more months to lose a size. Sadly, if they quit they never find out. Dramatic results in a month or dramatic results in a year, either way the results are, well….dramatic!
For more of the nitty-gritty details of what I did to lose nine sizes, see my best-selling eBook: Renewing Me: Size 22 to 6, 16 Minutes at a Time