If you haven’t already, measure yourself! Measure in the morning, if possible, in your birthday suit. We don’t want to know what your clothes measure! This is a great baseline to have, but don’t use it to beat yourself up if you don’t get the results you were expecting. Remember, don’t measure again until you’ve taken two days off after your last bootcamp workout. Even then, you might not see inch loss until a week or two later.
Don’t despair! We’re working with a human body here, not a room remodel. We can’t do A + B and expect C. It just doesn’t work that way. There are many factors involved in inch loss: how many sizes you have to lose, hormones, state of health, age, ability to hold form and more.
That said, you’re sure to reap benefits from this extra effort. It’s a great way to begin your consistency and jumpstart your body.
Today’s form tip: Make a mitten with your hand. Fold your thumb in. Place it palm down on the floor between your feet. Your index finger and pinkie finger should touch your shoe on either side. THIS is how far apart your feet should be (and stay) during the workout–four fingers apart. Yes, I know it’s much closer than it looks on most of the DVDs, but try it and see how it helps activate muscle!
NOTE: If you have extra padding on your thighs and you cannot get your feet that close together, that is perfectly fine! Don’t worry that this won’t work because of that. Adapt to your body, get them as close as you can and call it good!
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PLEASE NOTE: I PROMISE, I will read every single comment! Please don’t be offended or hurt if I don’t ANSWER every comment! With more than 100 T-Tappers participating, it’s likely to get pretty lively around here. I’m a busy Mom spinning many plates in the air. I’m really excited to offer this fun way to bootcamp together, but it will be virtually impossible for me to offer individual support to every participant. Thanks for your understanding!
~ Charlotte Siems, Master T-Tapp Trainer