About two weeks ago, I posted that I was doing Les Mills Pump and loving it. Then I hurt myself somehow and had to stop using the program. I pulled some kind of muscle on my hip and it is still very painful. On a side note: My husband is still going strong with Les Mills Pump. He is on week 5 and his body is really starting to change for the better (not that it wasn't already pretty amazing). I spoke to my doctor about my hip injury. He feels that at my size Les Mills Pump was just a little too much for me. I really hope to get back to it at some point.
I wanted to keep working out so I pulled out my T-Tapp DVDs. If you have been following my twitter account you will see that I have been working out very consistently with T-Tapp. When starting T-Tapp you do a "boot camp" based on how many sizes you want to drop. If you only want to drop a clothing size, you workout four days in a row and then every other day for six weeks. Since I want to drop three sizes or more, I am doing a 14 day boot camp (14 days in a row and then every other day for six weeks).
Today is day 8 of my 14 day boot camp. Previously, I never gave T-Tapp enough of a chance. I would do one or two workouts and then quit. It just seemed too good to be true. But, as of today, I can honestly say that I am starting to see some amazing results. After the fourth workout, my jeans got loose. About a half of a size loose. Then on day five I looked in the mirror and my double chin halved in size. It was weird, in the best way possible. The creator of T-Tapp used to work with Chemotherapy patients and developed these exercises to get their lymphatic system moving properly. This is what I attribute my inch loss to at the moment. I will take inch loss any day. While I haven't measured myself yet (will do so next week) it is obvious something good is happening.
I've also been listening to my Slimpod very consistently. I log that on my twitter account as well. It seems that consistent listening is helping me to keep going with my exercise. Having a positive attitude really supports all of the other changes I am trying to make in my life.
After the boot camp is done I plan on getting back to Tai Chi night at karate. Eventually, I will get back to karate. Right now, I am just taking a little detour in hopes of getting healthy again.