Last Year’s Workouts: Consistency Pays Off

 

Last Year’s Workouts:  Consistency Pays Off

by Charlotte Siems

Having done workouts in the past, whether that’s last week or last year, is a good thing.  You’ve probably built some strength and muscle. 
 
Unfortunately, it’s not a permanent effect. In order to maintain and/or move forward with inch loss, you have to continue to exercise.  This sounds overly simple, but you’d be surprised how often our fond remembrance of workouts we’ve done seems like a guarantee of continued results.
 
After about 25 years of being overweight and completely out of shape, I’ve spent the last four-plus years reversing the effects of that lifestyle with the T-Tapp workout.
 
Reaching a size 6 was pretty exciting, having started out as a size 22W.  But even more exciting is the fact that I’ve STAYED in a size 6, for years, without knocking myself out in a gym or dieting.
 
Continuing with exercise has been a major factor in maintaining my shape and size.  I’ve gained and lost 15 pounds or so, but managed to stay in the same size.
 
That’s a great benefit, but I just discovered another, really major benefit to staying consistent with T-Tapp—for years.
 
You’ve probably heard that I was recently involved in a car accident.  When the ambulance guys arrived on the scene, their first concern was for my back and neck.  I told them my chest really hurt from the airbag deployment, but I had no pain in my neck or back.
 
As the days passed, the soreness spread to my entire upper torso, including muscle soreness in my back, but I didn’t experience problems with my back or neck. 
 
After a week at home I attended church and during the service I began to feel throbbing discomfort and nerve pain in my back and injured left hand from the hard pew.  I sat up straight, lifting ribs, away from the back of the seat.  The pain immediately disappeared, along with the sciatic nerve sensations in my hand.   
 
At that moment it dawned on me that the strength in my back and core from years of T-Tapp had probably protected me from further injury and ongoing problems.  I realize that there are many factors determining the extent of injuries in a collision, but I wonder….If I hadn’t stayed consistent with a workout that concentrated on the muscles that support and protect the spine I would probably be in a whole lot more pain (and believe me, I’ve had enough as it is).
 
I would guess that the majority of people that the ambulance crew sees in a car wreck don’t have that spinal stability and strong core.
 
Exercising “just in case” is probably not enough motivation to keep most of us going on a daily basis.  Fortunately T-Tapp provides so many other benefits for your shape and your health, that there are plenty of reasons to keep going.
 
Is it hard to stay consistent at times?  Of course, absolutely.  We’re human, our lives aren’t perfect.
 
All I know is that inconsistency leads to regrets.  Consistency leads to gratefulness.
 
Acknowledge and celebrate your past consistency.  You’ve built a foundation, you’ve gotten benefits.  Now move forward with staying consistent, starting today.  You won’t regret it.
I love to hear what you think–leave a comment below!
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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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5 Comments

  1. What I know is… that I love you very  much and your beautiful girls too… and that I’m very GRATEFUL that you are going better and better day after day…  AMEN.

  2. Hi Charlotte,
    I think your absolutely right!  And I say that from some minor experiences compared to your car accident but the same principle.  I have slipped and fallen twice in the wet grass going to feed our chickens.  I was unhurt in any way both times.  No pulled muscles, no strains, no pain latter that evening or the next day. I believe that is only because I have been doing T-Tapp for 6 months.  I also notice if I’m not doing T-Tapp for a few days I have little aches getting out of bed in the morning but if I’m doing T-Tapp I don’t have those.  Thanks Teresa!!
    Thanks Charlotte for all your encouragement.  Glad your doing better from your accident! God Bless!!!

  3. Wow– I just read this.  Impressive!  I know from personal experience that keeping the body aligned according to T-tapp principles has immensely helped my chronic hip pain.  My hip has a tendency to go out of place on me… the other day, I could feel it trying to, but practicing proper alignment kept that devil away!  🙂  
     I agree with Cyndi, too…  T-tapping helps keep all those little aches and pains away!  

  4. I meant to mention also that I love that statement you made…  “Inconsistency leads to regrets.  Consistency leads to gratefulness.”  That’s a great rule to remember, not only for exercise, but for housekeeping, training children, and many other aspects of life.   I hope you won’t mind if I quote you on FB.  

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