My T-Tapp Journey: Measuring Day and Position Musings

Measuring Wednesday

Each Wednesday is the day to take my measurements. In T-Tapp has you measure in 14 different locations on your body.

Today’s inch loss is 2.75 inches. And the total to date is [Trumpet fanfare please] 23.5 inches! Whoop! [Insert happy dance here.] Other signs of my personal progress was the other day when I was able to pull on a pair of size 10 jeans. They were a little snug, but hey, I got them on. J I was, however, able to comfortably wear size 12 jeans.

You know, I’ve come to realize that I’d rather lose a smaller amount of inches consistently than a huge loss all at once. Although no one sees those ¼ inch losses on my body, seeing it on the tape measure encourages me to turn on the video and tap away with Teresa Tapp. Once you get something established as part of your daily routine, you do it almost without thinking about it.

T-Tapp Position Musings

After all the time I’ve been doing T-Tapp, it still amazes me that doing this 15 minute exercise routine 4 to 5 days a week results in inch loss without any change in my diet. Granted, the positions and exercises are aerobic and I can feel the tightening in my muscles; but still, 15 minutes?

Then it occurred to me, the T-Tapp position is similar to master mixes.

If you’re not familiar with them, a master mix is a basic mix that bakers create, using ingredients that are common to different recipes. They contain flour, shortening leavenings, some have sweeteners, or other flavorings. Then, when you need to make biscuits, instead of taking the time to measuring out flour, shortening, and salt, you measure out the master mix. It reduces preparation time.

How does a biscuit mix relate to the T-Tapp position, you ask?

In many workout routines, you exercise each portion of the body separately. So many reps for arms, so many for chest, so many for waist, hips and so on. In T-Tapp, maintaining the basic position – toes forward, knees slightly bent, tail tucked, rib cage lifted – through each exercise works more muscles at once. Teresa Tapp calls it as “comprehensive, compound muscle movement combined with leverage isometrics and lymphatic pumping.”

I call it amazing!