Drive-By Workout Schedule

Driving home through dark neighborhoods at night, it’s fun to peek into houses with lighted windows that look friendly and inviting. We can peer through the open curtains as we drive by, to catch a glimpse of what color the living room is painted and how the furniture is arranged.
In the same way, we like to take a peek into the workout schedules and practices of others, hoping for inspiration and a dose of reality. Let me turn on the lights and throw back the drapes so you can drive by for a quick view of one month’s workout schedule in the first year of my T-Tapp journey.
September 2007
Started the month with my version of a 4-day bootcamp:
1 – MORE plus Balance and Thread the Needle
2 – Total Workout through Thread the Needle
3 – Total Workout through Arms
4 – BWO+, Hit the Floor Softer
5 – Off
6 – Off
7 – BWO+
8 – Off
9 – Off
10 – Off
11 – Off
12 – Total Workout through Torso Twist
13 – Hit the Floor Softer
14 – Off
15 – MORE
16 – Total Workout through Arms
17 – Hit the Floor Softer
18 – BWO+ a.m., PBS, Thread the Needle p.m.
19 – Off
20 – BWO+ a.m., Hit the Floor Softer p.m.
21 – Off
22 – Off
23 – PBS, Hoe Downs
24 – PBS, Step Away the Inches
25 – Total Workout through Thread the Needle
26 – Off
27 – Total Workout (one set of Hoe Downs)
28 – Off
29 – Off
30 – BWO+ a.m., Lunges through Thread the Needle p.m.
There you have it, folks. One month in the life of a Not-So-Super T-Tapper. This was actually a month of more sustained effort in my workout schedule because at the time I was preparing for my first T-Tapp Safety Harbor Retreat. Following the retreat that year, during the holiday season I cut back to 4 short workouts per week for several months. Even though the schedule became less intensive, it was, nonetheless, consistent. So while you’re driving through the neighborhood of workout schedules, keep your eyes on the road of consistency!

9 Comments

  1. Patricia Anderson says:

    Cool! Thanks for being open with me about your workout schedule. Looking at you I’d think you would workout every day but now I can see that you can be slim and beautiful & still have a life!!

  2. MandyKnits says:

    Your schedule and success story makes me want to strive with T-Tapp and help others as you have done for so many I’m sure! You’re a blessing! 🙂

    Mandy

  3. Applebyacres says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your workout schedule for that month. Gives us a peek and incentive.

  4. Just curious as to how you chose which workout to do on which day. For right now I’m focused on BWO+ and trying to improve my form. But I’m sure I’ll want some diversity down the road!

    Thanks!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Honestly, sometimes I planned ahead and wrote the plan in pencil on my calendar page, sometimes I got up and did what sounded good. I was pretty focused at the time and like I said, preparing for the long days at Safety Harbor so I sometimes did two workouts in a day. That way I got in a long workout, but split it up to work with my busy schedule. I think the variety helped me both physically and mentally.

  5. Sheryl lund says:

    thanks so much Charlotte!!Yes you are right that it really helps to hear what others are doing and how they got there. I was just going through your e-book and over your schedules to see what you did and if I thought it or they were doable maybe for me and to give me some sort of idea besides the TWO where I can’t find 50 minutes most days. They and this month that you share really does give me more motivation and also for a friend who has 3 little ones and time limits. Thanks so much for your taking out the time for us !!!!I know I soooo apprciate it and it really helps in the motivation department for the January Challenge!!Thanks again so very much!! Sheryl

    1. Anonymous says:

      Good luck on the Challenge, Sheryl!!

  6. It does help to see how other people plan their workouts. I am on Day 6 of starting the MORE workout. Crazy thing I noticed this morning; my left foot & ankle is not swollen. It has been swollen for 2 1/2 years since I had a fall on ice. That is with just one week of tapping…. shocking! I was hoping for change but I’ve only put in one week. I had never expected it to help me so quickly.

    On your schedule, the several days off looks scary to me since the inertia to start was so hard for me. I’d rather just do a little every day (except Sun) so I don’t break my habit. I know that sounds perfectionist but I struggle with an all or nothing personality. I am afraid to take a break. I know I need to work on that but here at the beginning of my T-Tapp journey I’m scared to let up. Hopefully, once I’ve been doing this for months, I won’t be so nervous. Thank you so much for your encouraging posts. They are helping me focus on this goal in my life to regain my health. Thanks!!

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