How’s this for a weekend? Woke up at 3:00 a.m. Saturday when the phone rang with the news that my daughter was in labor. Got up at 5:00 to get ready for a T-Tapp clinic in another city (which was, fortunately, the same city where my daughter lives). Picked up my friend Delores to get to the clinic early to set up. Had a tire blow out suddenly on the highway and steered to the side of the road. Waited for another car to be brought to us and planned registration and setup while we waited. Arrived at the clinic a few minutes before it started and set up.
Had a great time with T-Tappers, doing a Basic Workout Plus super s-l-o-w, with lots of form tips and tweaks. Finished the clinic, found out my daughter was being admitted to the hospital. Drove to the hospital and spent several hours as a labor coach and foot massager. Witnessed the absolutely beautiful and amazing delivery of my granddaughter. Celebrated with family and friends, stayed up too late, and took two sons to eat breakfast in the night.
Got up Sunday morning, went back to the hospital. Left at lunch to make it to my son’s last performance in the local community theatre. A few miles from the theatre, car made a funny noise and the engine died. Started walking on the side of the highway to the theatre. Accepted a ride from a nice man riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle. He promised he wouldn’t kidnap me and I believed him. I am not making this up. Enjoyed the performance, went home and realized I hadn’t filed two of my son’s income tax returns. Finished the two returns and am heading back tonight to spend the week at my daughter’s house to help with the new baby.
The van tire is fixed, the car is toast and I’m just hoping for a good night’s sleep. Since you’ve read this far, let me reward you with some tips from Teresa Tapp from a post on the T-Tapp forum:
What I do to help stop carb cravings
Well…. in addition to taking a shot of 1/2 dropper of PG, /1/2 dropper of B12+, 1 tsp of lemon juice, in 2 oz of water I do the following T-Tapp sequence:1. assume T-Tapp stance in preparation for T-Tapp Twist Stretch 2. inhale big (4 counts), then twist during exhale until shoulders are square to side wall 3. inhale big again (4 counts), then during exhale lift ribs/set lats, tuck a little deeper, push your opposite knee out more while you twist back as far as you can….looking at back wall. 4. hold this position for 4 counts, then push/pulse 4x and finish with a strong tuck as you return your upper body back to front wall 5. repeat steps 1-4 to other side 6. then do one set of butterflies
This little sequence helps me just as good, if not better than Hoe Downs. Sometimes I do a one set of Hoe Downs afterwards just to make sure to keep those carb cravings away.
I also like to consume 10 almonds along with 4 oz of water mixed with Emergen-C “Immune Defense” (I like the Ruby Lemon Honey flavor) …. sometimes with 1/2 dropper of PG, sometimes not….there’s something about this combination of protein, fat and carbs that zaps cravings away….maybe the 1,000 of vitamin C empowers the combination….tastes good too!
After my weekend, carbs are calling my name. Lifting a glass of Emergen-C to you…Cheers!
Charlotte Siems spent over 25 years avoiding the mirror while managing a busy household and homeschooling her 12 children. Gaining more weight as the years passed, she ended up exhausted, stressed and 110+ pounds overweight. After finding the T-Tapp workout system, she went from a tired size 22W to an energetic size 6, which she has maintained for years. With a heart to help women struggling to regain their figures and their energy, she became a certified fitness trainer. She was personally certified by Teresa Tapp as a T-Tapp Trainer.