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There’s No Place Like Home!

I had a FANTASTIC time at Safety Harbor!   It was beautiful and warm!  I left 80 degree weather for 40s here at home!     Too bad I couldn’t pack some in my suitcase!


The Retreat was Thursday through Sunday, then Trainer Certifications were Sunday through Wednesday.  First of all, the ride down was a HOOT with my two "adopted" sisters!   We had a great time!  


I am amazed to have gotten through FIFTEEN workouts over the course of the week!  I have not had the stamina until very recently to do more than 3-4 workouts a week and I did 15 all in less than a week’s time!  It was really neat Monday, when Teresa did the straight through review workout for the trainers who had not been at the Retreat, that afterward I didn’t feel sore at all. In fact, I felt very limber! 


I didn’t lose oodles of inches (yet!), but some things definitely reshaped, my stamina obviously improved, and best of all, a lump under my arm (which had reduced by half when I started T-Tapp) reduced another 1/3.  Then I got a light massage, and it is now smaller than it has been in TEN years!  THAT is worth losing 40 inches to me! 


It was fun eating at the local restaurants and having the waitresses ask about a "fitness retreat where everyone gets together"!   T-Tapp is so much more than just inch loss and looking good.  It’s about total health and balance.  Teresa’s heart is more about health, and the "inch loss" is often the open door that many have found leads to MUCH more.  So many of the testimonies on Thursday night included health improvements, hormonal improvements, getting off meds……isn’t feeling better more important, after all?


Even one of the guys on the camera crew commented about how nice all the ladies were!  I think meeting so many of the ladies, putting faces with forum names–that was so neat!  There was such a camaraderie and everyone was supportive of everyone.  No one’s there to show off or toot their own horn but we’re all there to encourage and cheer each other on!


A little sadness during my time there–I found out our beloved shih-tsu, Pooh, passed away on Monday.  Teresa has two furbabies, Buddy and Mitzi (Bichons).  Now Mitzi is more sociable as Buddy is "Teresa’s"!   I went downstairs after talking to my daughter and asked if I could hold Mitzi for awhile.   Everyone was so sweet and sympathetic–if I had to be away from home when this happened, I couldn’t have been in a better place!


Here’s a picture with Teresa and Mitzi.




There is just NO program out there like this where everyone truly cares about you.  Where you gain not only a better figure (however long it might take!   ) but better health and better body balance.  Where the inventor of the program remembers your name from a year and a half ago, is down to earth and really cares about you as a person.  I’m not saying there’s not nice people out there in the fitness world, but I truly believe Tappers are the bestest! 


Where else would I have met my "triplet" sisters, who are crazy enough with me to do Hoedowns at a gas station somewhere in Kentucky?


At 2:30 a.m.?!




If you haven’t checked T-Tapp out, I encourage you to.  You get lifetime support from the office when you purchase from them, the forums offer loads of encouragement and information, and you are doing something wonderful for yourself that far outweighs inch loss. 


I loved the Retreat, and my last morning there I was blessed to see a b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l sunrise over the harbor.  I’ll close with a few pictures (I only have 318 total from my trip!  HaHa!)





I hope you have enjoyed a glimpse into my trip—I’m sure I’ll have more to share in the days to come!



 Here’s a "picture perfect" sunrise!




6 Responses to “There’s No Place Like Home!”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I LOVED reading about your special time at the TTapp Retreat!!!! Hooray for you! So glad you got to go and enjoyed it so much!! I'm hoping you will be full of new suggestions for all of us TTapp Success Story wannabes! :)

    I LOVED your pictures — the ones God painted were Beautiful and I loved seeing you with Teresa and her "furbaby" as you called her! And what a hoot — doing hoe downs at a gas station!!!! LOL!

    Sounds like you had a very memorable trip!!!



  2. Anonymous says:

    God is good—so good!



  3. genamayo says:

    What a fun experience! I've been T-Tapping since July 8 and have had a few set-backs (such as a miscarriage.) I really enjoy it!


  4. Jacque http://jacquedixon.com says:

    SO GLAD to read about your trip!! Sounds like you so enjoyed yourself!

    Thanks for sharing all the details!

    We heard about your sweet Pooh, and we are really sorry.

    We lost another little doe, but I think we saved Keci, a fave girls of ours. Sigh… tapeworms! After a month+ and her getting down to 100#, I think she is going to make it. It took forever for me to finally figure it out!! Thank goodness for the goat 911 group!

    Anyway, be VERY blessed my friend. Love you, take care!


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  6. Anonymous says:

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    Anyhow, I've been gratefully reading your, the SevenSisters', SimplyVintage's, ABowlOfMoss&Pebbles' blogs for awhile now. With that introduction may I ask a sort of personal question? I have been studying (on & off for years) the issue of 'headcovering' and wonder about you thoughts on the subject. I am sort of 'easing into it' (with my Beloved's support) and wonder what you use for coverings, how on earth you keep them from slipping off, what do you do at home vs. 'abroad' (only wear 'out'? only wear during 'formal' prayer times? etc.). Lots of questions (sincere ones, not intending for controversy at all).

    Secondly, do you have a list of books that you recommend (for different ages?). We are raising only 2 Keepers (and a Provider), but would LOVE a book list (what with Christmas coming and all…). :)

    grateful for HIS grip,


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