Tapping into Health: My T-Tapp Journey

Several years ago, my friend Shelly Ballestero, author of “Beauty by God,” introduced me to the exercise routine, T-Tapp. Its claims of losing two dress sizes in 15 minutes a day for four weeks by just exercising 15 minutes a day – without any equipment and no dieting – sounded too good to be true. However, I knew Shelly – a licensed esthetician, nutritional consultant and certified herbalist – never hesitates to point out fallacies in health and beauty products and claims, so I decided to give T-Tapp a try.

Let me just say that I am soooo thankful to Shelly and to Teresa Tapp, the creator of this amazing exercise regime.

The first time I followed the basic boot camp of T-Tapping for 15 minutes a day, 7 days a week, I lost a total of 39 inches and 2 dress sizes in 2 months. Not bad for a woman in her mid-50s.

Then I fell – or rather, was shoved – off the T-Tapp wagon, first in the form of an upper respiratory attack. I was not able to breathe without hacking and coughing for the better part of 2 months. Once I was able to breathe again, I injured both knees. It took most of the year before I could walk without extreme pain.

By the time I was able to get back on the T-Tapping regimen, I had regained all the lost inches. I began again this past January, only to have seasonal allergies hit in late February. Last week, I finally found a combination of medications that help me to breathe without sneezing.

So, once again, I am back on the T-Tapp wagon. I have regained 7 of the lost inches. Not as much as 39, but hey, I’m thankful for baby steps.

Today, I used the 25 minute Step Away the Inches routine which, according to the T-Tapp website:

Step Away the Inches is a core cardio, indoor walking workout that teaches T-Tapp techniques to maximize any walking program with a focus on inch loss rather than just weight loss.  This is a total body workout and will deliver results from head to toe, plus it’s equivalent to walking about 2 miles!  Step Away the Inches also contains instruction and form tips in addition to the workout.  Great for walking off those holiday treats!

Another plus: the walking technique taught in Step Away the Inches can be used throughout the day.

Between the Basic Plus, Barefoot Basic and the amazing cardio workout, Step Away the Inches, my goal is to regain the lost inches and keep them off. To quote Teresa Tapp, “Yes, I Can!”