When Stacy started T-Tapp I wasn’t sure it would be any different than any other exercise program she’d tried and I’m a skeptic when it comes to a lot of this stuff. But I was glad she’d found an exercise routine SHE could enjoy. Then she said I should try it. Yeah, right. Let me watch a video of some random lady and follow along…sure. I’ve seen Richard Simmons – I can’t “sweat to the oldies” because I’m laughing too hard. I’ve tried Tae Bo – same deal. How can you be serious? I reluctantly agreed and when we started the 8 week T-Tapp Challenge in early January I was already in the routine of Tapping a few times per week. As a man, I am not embarrassed to say that I exercise using T-Tapp and would recommend lots of other men do the same. Let’s talk about why.
- It doesn’t take long. I work a full-time job, help Stacy with this website, run several other websites and do financial counseling. Not to mention I’m a husband and father. I’m busy and I am not going to waste my time on something that doesn’t benefit me sufficiently to make it worth my while. I can spare 15 minutes three times per week and have done so for a few months now. If I can give up 45 minutes in a week’s time, I think pretty much anybody can.
- It is easy. I have always had to work to keep my weight down and I’m too lazy (yes, I admit it) to do any exercise that is really hard. From my very first experience with T-Tapp, I thought it was a piece of cake. It was EASY, so I keep doing it.
- I have a history. I reached my peak weight when I was 15 years old. I was a bit over 300 lbs. and wore a size 50 jeans…yes, 50! Now I weigh about 210. I did not use T-Tapp to lose all that weight – I started working, and the job was pretty physical. When I started to lose a little weight I got excited enough that I gave jogging a try. At 300 lbs., I wasn’t much to see but I eventually got up to where I could run three miles – and did so several times per week. The weight was melting off! By 18, my weight was an even 200. But then I stopped running because it started hurting. In fact, I stopped exercising altogether because college and work combined made for a busy schedule. At my highest weight since, I was nearly 250, but I’ve kept my weight mostly in check through diet and exercise (when required – I generally hate both). My history tells me I need to do something to stay healthy and maybe even lose some pounds.
- I’m not losing weight, but that isn’t the point of T-Tapp. In my mind, I was supposed to use T-Tapp to help me lose weight. I got on the scale after my first week and…nothing. I took all my measurements and…nothing. But I felt better, so I kept going. I’m a few months in and from a weight loss perspective, all I can tell you is that I made it through Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s without gaining any weight – and that usually doesn’t happen. That being said, I know all of the weight loss tips out there and most of them do apply if you’re trying to lose weight. T-Tapp may help you drop the pounds, but T-Tapp to me has been about feeling better.
- I have back problems, and T-Tapp REALLY helps. I didn’t know this when I started, but Teresa Tapp has back issues as well and developed T-Tapp partially because of those issues. I have scoliosis and kyphosis and doctors tell me I can either have surgery or deal with the pain and challenges my back brings. T-Tapp honestly helps my back feel better. Even if I never lose weight, I will use some of the T-Tapp exercises to keep my back stretched and strengthened.
- Modesty exists! I’m a man, so I’ll openly admit I like to look at beautiful women. God made me that way and it is normal. However, he also gave me a beautiful wife to whom I am dedicated and instructed me to flee temptation. Many (most) exercise videos out there are going to include young women dressed in skin-tight clothing doing things that men shouldn’t watch. I had this concern with T-Tapp but was pleasantly surprised that the most skin is shown by Teresa herself. Her outfit (see photo) isn’t something I would encourage Annie to wear, nor is it appropriate for all situations, but for exercise, I don’t believe it is inappropriate either.
Have any of you guys out there (or ladies, you can speak up for him) tried T-Tapp? What’s your experience?
Week 2: Getting in a Groove
Week 3: TappCore for Kids
Week 4: Cutting Back on Sugar
Week 6: Simple Carb Crackdown
Week 7: Saving on T-Tapp
Week 8: The Results