T-Tapp Beauty Bootcamp: Saturday/Sunday
by Charlotte Siems
Saturday morning at the 2012 Beauty Bootcamp began with no shower, because there was no point. I decided to eat breakfast in the room, and then discovered that I had forgotten to pack a spoon for my oatmeal. T-Tappers are resourceful, and my mirror handle worked nicely for a makeshift eating utensil:
The first workout of the day was Senior Fit, followed by 20 minutes of Broom. (Can you say sweat?) Even Gary, the camera guy, got in on the act:
We had a quick green smoothie break, and then Teresa Tapp and trainer Renee did a show-and-tell of many products they’ve discovered. While they spoke everyone did a magnesium oil foot soak in a dishpan on the floor by their chair.
Lunch was delicious salads (I got a Santa Fe salad, with various greens, grilled chicken, dressing, cheese and tortilla strips). While we ate, we listened to Kim Bright of Sweet Wheat, a company that sells wheat grass supplements. She shared her life experiences that paralleled Teresa’s, and it was an emotional, moving hour.
After a short break it was time for another workout, but I couldn’t tell you what it was since I didn’t go. I had a nice talk with a couple of the vendors and then went outside to sit and reflect and process.
Dinner was a beautiful buffet (here’s the dessert):
The evening speaker was Maka’ala Yates. He spoke on Hawaiian healing traditions and taught us a really cool technique for massaging someone’s neck and shoulders. The evening ended with the final raffle, with the proceeds going to medical expenses for the son of Shelly Ballestero.
I had a quick conversation with Teresa about feeling a little under the weather and she recommended a hot bath and extra vitamin D3 and C before bed. She is such a wellspring of knowledge!
Sunday will be one last all-the-way-through workout, then final measuring for everyone. Lunch will be the hotel’s fabulous Sunday buffet, then it will be time to say goodbye (although many are staying for the Trainer Retreat and Certifications). This event has had a very peaceful and loving atmosphere. I hope you’ve enjoyed the travel diary!