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Beautiful view from my room at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

I’ve been MIA–and then I’ve been playing “catch up”!

November 14 found me on a plane for the 7th time in my life–and for probably the first time I was excited to fly–vs. being terrified or nervous!  In fact, last night I was thinking I’d like to fly again!  (My mom would have cracked up to read that!)

The T-Tapp Wellness Weekend was absolutely wonderful!  Smaller group and a more relaxed pace.  I love the annual Retreats, but the more intimate group made it extra nice.  What made it even more special is I wasn’t expecting to come!

I had the privilege of being a part of the MORE 3 filming that took place after the Wellness Weekend was over (and after eating a delicious brunch Sunday morning!).   Teresa filmed MORE 3 ten years ago, but she wanted to add some new tweaks to it.  She brought back Diane Stone and Heather Petrie, the original gals in the dvd.  They both have lost over 100 lbs. and have kept it off for ten years!  In fact, they look even better today than they did then!  Teresa added T-Tapp trainer and mom of 12 Charlotte Siems to the filming, because she also has lost over 100 lbs. and has kept it off for five years–such inspirations!

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“Photographer-eye-view” of three lovely ladies!


With all of Teresa’s new “brain/body” tweaks, MORE 3 is going to be THE hot item when it is released!  (Hopefully April 2014)

Since MORE has made up half of my workouts over the past almost-7 years, I was also invited to be a part of the filming–along with fellow T-Tapper Sonya Bernhardt, who also has an amazing T-Tapp story of not only size loss, but health improvements, too.  Sonya and I were the “shorties”–those three lovely ladies in the picture above are all 5’11”!

We had SO much fun, bonding over the REAL workout–the pictures!  If it weren’t for our favorite T-Tapp photographer Dave, it would be worse than torture!  He and Lisa keep you smiling and laughing, even when you’re about to fall over or get a major cramp from twisting just a bit more, tilting head a bit more, turn it this way, hand down a bit lower–too low!  Now twist just a bit more towards me–ribs UP!  Let me tell you, models EARN their paycheck! 😉

Lots of hurry-up-and-waiting, sharing meals together, getting over how we perceived that we looked vs. how we really looked (yes, it was a bit emotional for all of us, I think!)….that will bond you for life!

Teresa is SO real and down-to-earth!  When we got done on Monday it was so late that local restaurants were closed, so we all piled into her car to to go Applebee’s at 10:30 pm!  We laughed, ate and talked until after midnight–such fun!

Probably the best part for me was getting to room with Charlotte. We have so much in common, and of course we’ve talked at the different events before, but for the first time we really got to connect and found we had similar visions for ourselves and for T-Tapp.  A true kindred spirit!  (And if you’ve never met Charlotte, she also is VERY down-to-earth and real!  LOVE you, Charlotte!)

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Just before our 10:30 pm run to Applebee’s! Yes, we’re tired but happy Tappers in our “bling” t-shirts!


You’d think after all that yummy food between the October Retreat and the Wellness Weekend, I would have gained a size!  I actually lost a size from the Retreat to the Wellness Weekend!  The new Core Floor that is coming out soon (not sure of the final title) is AMAZING stuff!

So now it’s back in the saddle–catching up e-mails and schedules and–blog posts!

I’m offering three programs to help keep you from derailing over the holidays:

1. FREE!  Festive Fitness at the T-Tapp forums.   This is an accountability thread, new one posted each week. There are several categories you can track, or you can just focus on one or two.  And there’s room for everybody–Susie-so-Perfect and Agatha-Adrenal-Challenged as well!  Head on over to Festive Fitness to grab your spreadsheet and join the fun!

2. Foundations for Festive Fitness.  Yes, I know it sounds the same, but this is a paid online class where you choose your level for an individualized schedule (support only, 3 moves per day, short workouts every other day) and you are also a part of a private Facebook group, where I share a form focus each week as well as sundry tips throughout the 6 weeks.  Great place for support, accountability and getting questions answered!   We officially started Monday, but registration will be up until this weekend.  Want to check it out?  Click here: Foundations for Festive Fitness

3. December Beautiful YOU! Core Concentration.  Starting December 1 we are focusing on Step Away the Inches and TappCore for the month of December–and you can participate if you only have TappCore!   Four schedules to choose from, daily tips, core focus each week and a private forum as a place for questions and encouragement. This is my 5th month and many ladies are continuing each month because they love the core focus through different workouts each month!  This month’s schedules are geared to keep something going even with the busiest of holiday preparations and celebrations!  You can check it out here:  Beautiful YOU! Core Concentration for December
(registration will be up until December 6) 

If you’ve been thinking of doing Skype training, I will be having a Black Friday weekend sale–AND a few sweet package deals that will be available on Black Friday only!   If you haven’t opted in on the sidebar to receive my e-mails, please do!  I am able to send out information out as soon as the links go live.  There are also some GREAT Black Friday deals that will be happening at the T-Tapp website and I can share those more quickly via the e-mail list so you don’t miss out!

Also on Black Friday I will kick off a giveaway that will only last through midnight Monday, December 2!

Who could have dreamed almost seven years ago, when I checked Fit and Fabulous in Fifteen Minutes out of the library, where it would have taken me?!  I am so very grateful that I found T-Tapp!  And I am especially grateful for the most important part–  the heart of Teresa and kindred spirit T-Tappers that I now am blessed to call my friends!

May you and your family, whether that’s a blood-related family or friends or those you are reaching out to, have a wonderful and most blessed Thanksgiving!  And if you are not in America, may you have a blessed day–and really, every day should be a day of giving thanks!

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