Life is a Highway: How NOT to Get Overwhelmed with T-Tapp

Life is a Highway:  How to NOT Get Overwhelmed with T-Tapp

by Charlotte Siems

If we were planning a driving trip and we didn’t know where we were going or how to get there, we’d be in trouble. Having a map and a destination makes all the difference.  It’s the same with T-Tapp exercise.

“I don’t know where to start.  I feel overwhelmed with all the options.”  These are comments I’ve heard from people brand-new to T-Tapp.  Never fear, you’re normal!  T-Tapp is so unique and effective, it’s a little hard to comprehend at first.

Whether you’re just now finding out about T-Tapp or you’re dusting off your DVDs to climb back on the wagon, here are some tips:

Start with Instructional #1.  That’s the 25-minute teaching workout on the Basic Workout Plus disk.  Don’t just watch it, DO it.  Hold the stance while Teresa Tapp talks.  Sweat while you hold the stance.  Kick out if you need to. If it’s been a while since you T-Tapped, still start with the Instructional.  Do it at least 4-5 times (more is better) before you move on to the workout.  Continue to go back to it once a month.

Note:  If you have more health issues, more weight to lose or more birthday candles on your cake, start with the MORE workout (and the MORE Instructional, of course).  Even if you don’t have any of these issues, MORE rocks!

After Instructional #1, do Basic Workout Plus.  This is the 15-minute workout of wonder.  This is where I started, and where I stayed for a good long time.  Perfect for busy people!

Have a simple, doable schedule.  Every other day is a good plan.  Or Monday through Friday.  Or every day except one.  Always take at least one full day off every week.  Depending on your fitness level, tweak to adjust.  

Keep going.  Three weeks of staying consistent is fabulous—congratulations!  But it took me about seventy-five weeks of consistency to reach my goal.  Not perfect—consistent.

And that’s it.

Of course you’ll have form questions.  Check out the T-Tapp forum, contact a trainer, attend a clinic.  I attended my first form clinic after five months of solo T-Tapp.

Having to know all the details, wanting to figure out the first year, fearing form errors—these are a good way to get overwhelmed and to avoid starting.  


It can be like a form of blocking yourself from doing what you know you should be doing.  Sitting in the driveway with the engine running sounds good but it gets you nowhere.

Get started, and you’ll know what questions to ask and the answers will make sense.  

Keep it simple, keep it doable, don’t burn out either physically or mentally with complications and overdoing it.

Zoom past the overwhelm and move forward on the highway to consistent, effective exercise (and your new body) with T-Tapp!
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