News You Can Use

News You Can Use
by Charlotte Siems
It’s one thing to hear about someone else’s results and get a general idea about their workout schedule, but it’s even more helpful to get the nitty gritty details.   It’s like the difference between a short, general article about weight loss in a tabloid magazine, and a full, detailed plan in a book. Inquiring minds want to know, so here’s the scoop.
Three weeks ago I shared my dilemna:  the skirt I bought online for my son’s wedding was too tight.  I loved the suit and it was just what I wanted, so I set out on a mini-challenge to fit into the skirt.  I knew it had to be a doable challenge, as the weeks leading up to the wedding were full of errands and summer activities.  Part of the plan was to be more mindful of my eating.  I didn’t do so hot on drinking more water or extra brushing, but I faithfully took at least 8 alfalfa every day.  I told you I would share my T-Tapp schedule, so here it is:
Day 1 – am:  Tempo Lower Body to T-Tapp Twist, Extended Stretching in Linear Alignment (ESLA)
pm:  Organs in Place/Half Frogs (OIP/HF), Ladybug move (LB), Crab Claws (CC)
Day 2 – pm:  ESLA, OIP/HF, LB, CC
Day 3 – am:  PBS, Oil Wells, T-Tapp Twist Stretch
Day 4 – am:  Hit the Floor (last 10 minutes), ESLA, OIP/HF, LB, CC
Day 5 – pm:  ESLA, OIP/HF, LB, CC
Day 6 – pm:  ESLA, OIP/HF, LB, CC
Day 7 – off
Day 8 – off
Day 9 – pm:  OIP, CC
Day 10 – pm:  ESLA, OIP/HF, LB, CC
Day 11 – am:  Step It To The Max (10 minutes)
pm:  OIP/HF, LB
Day 12 – pm:  ESLA, OIP/HF, LB, CC
Day 13 – pm:  ESLA, OIP/HF, CC
Day 14 – am:  Tempo Torso (MORE version T-Tapp Twist), Pretzel Twist, CC
Day 15 – am:  Moves from Green Smoothie Challenge
Day 16 – pm:  ESLA, OIP
Day 17 – am:  Green Smoothie moves
Day 18 – am:  Green Smoothie moves
pm:  ESLA, Awesome Legs
Day 19 – am:  Green Smoothie moves
pm:  ESLA, OIP
Day 20 – am:  Green Smoothie moves
pm:  ESLA, Pretzel Twist
Day 21 – am:  most of Basic Workout Plus (private session)
Day 22 – pm:  ESLA, OIP/HF
Day 23 – pm:  ESLA
Day 24 – am:  Primary Back Stretch, ESLA
Day 25 – pm:  ESLA, OIP/HF, LB, CC
Day 26 – off
Day 27 – off
Day 28 – off
Day 29 – Wedding!
The results?  I lost 5” from waist to knees and 4 ½ pounds.  The skirt fit for the wedding:
Notice I didn’t knock myself out.  I’m sure I could have had even better results, but I was realistic about my busy-ness level.  I felt so good and noticed such a visual reshaping of my thighs that I think I’ll continue this quick bedtime routine consistently.
There you have it….all the news about the Wedding Challenge and how it turned out!
Charlotte Siems is a home-maker, home manager, T-Tapp Trainer, teacher, speaker and author.  Her story of losing over 100 pounds with T-Tapp has encouraged thousands of people all over the world.  She specializes in making home management and T-Tapp “doable” for real people and real life.  She is happy to be a wife and mother of twelve children whom she has successfully taught at home for 25 years.

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  1. Hi Charlotte

    Wow, you keep on amazing me ! Well done dear, you look spectacular. 

    This routine looks so interesting, I am definately going to try it, because I simply love these short, creative workouts that yields these great results.  Just by following your program of short, consistent workouts, I am sooo very close to my goal ( I am almost a size 34 now- I started wearing a size 38 last year). 

    Please can I ask the following, what is ESLA? Is it gymnastic stretch or runners stretch?

    Thank you so much for sharing. 

    Friendly regards

  2. Hi Helen! ESLA is Extended Stretching in Linear Alignment. You can find it on a Target POP and it is the first move on Ladybug Floor (love it)! I’m so proud of you!!

    1. Thank you Charlotte! Have a great day dear, and thank you so much for responding.  If I am going to reach my goal this year, dear, you will definitely be the first to know.

      Friendly regards

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