Friday, February 26, 2010

Making Short Workouts Effective, Part 2

Gee whiz, sorry so much time passes between posts.  Life happens.  I realized I need to write "blog post" on my calendar so there's a slight chance it will get done. 

More questions from Elizabeth:
Also, did you brush after "every" workout? What about supplements? What supplements did you take during your weight loss that you feel really made a difference for you? Did you use PG spray? Alfalfa?

Yes and yes.  I did brush about 6 days a week and I truly believe it helped my skin tighten as I lost the inches.  Even when I did workouts every-other-day, I brushed every-day.  A few months in to my T-Tapp life, I began to take Sundays off from anything remotely resembling T-Tapp, and that included brushing.  I needed a mental break, a day that was *legal* and guilt-free, even if I had missed a couple of days before Sunday.  It is very rare for me to do any T-Tapp on Sundays to this day.  My life is so 24/7 with a (very) large family that I guard against getting overwhelmed, 'cause it doesn't take much to tip the scales in that direction.  I guarded my mental attitude towards T-Tapp by those Sundays and occasional longer breaks because I didn't want to burn out and quit. 

Supplements?  As an O blood type I don't need Fibertox so after that first bottle I didn't take it anymore.  I took alfalfa pretty consistently and when I didn't I definitely noticed a negative difference in my skin texture and the appearance of cellulite.  In my current lovely menopausal season of life I take 8-12 day.  I used PG spray and B-12 during workouts and again in the afternoon.  And let's not forget Skin Saver.  I used Skin Saver Face under my eyes morning and night and Skin Saver Body on problem areas.  I also took Natural Calm before bed fairly regularly.

And I'm not saying if you run out and buy and do all of this you'll get the same results, I'm just sharing what I actually did because, after all, that is the point of this blog. :-)