Don’t Say It; Stop Spreading Crazy in Your Home

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Don’t Say It; Stop Spreading Crazy in Your Home

By Kayla Howard

The other day I saw an article, most likely in a Facebook feed, which triggered something down deep inside of me. You know that feeling you get about ideas that are important to you…something you are passionate about?  That was this feeling.  It screamed, “NO!” with every fiber of my body.

The article was titled, “’I’m fat’ and other things my daughter has heard me say.”


Now, I confess, I did not read the article, but I’m going to make a hopeful guess that it was actually encouragement to stop this kind of practice, however, it brought out my own inner passion on this very subject.

This is something I’m so passionate about in fact that I would venture to guess my daughter’s have actually never heard me say that. I don’t call myself ugly names as a general rule, but raising daughters free of feeling fat has always been my special ambition.

Why would I care?  Simply because I did feel fat growing up and it literally inhibited me by keeping me focused on myself…which was completely ridiculous because I was certainly not fat.

How much time do we as girls, young ladies and then as women, WASTE on ourselves.  Time that could have been spent enjoying games (if you weren't "too fat" and self conscious,) blessing others with your gift (if you could stop thinking about how you looked long enjoy to stand up and sing) or serving a hurting soul (if only you weren't too busy standing in front of the mirror pinching an inch and complaining).  

Don’t get me wrong, not all time spent on yourself is a waste.  But, time spent calling yourself fat, talking about all the things you hate about you, and slinging insults about your body is time WASTED. Period.

Sure, if you need to lose some weight or tone up, there’s nothing wrong with that. Please, JUST DO IT. Don’t talk about it.

Words have great power.  The age old rhyme is so absurd!! Words do hurt.  Words change atmospheres.  Words change lives.

Moms, Dads, you have so much influence on the atmosphere of your home.  Not only in what you allow or disallow your children to do in your home, but what you they see you do as an example.  Do they hear you speak words of life about yourself? Children are very likely to do what you do.  That age old line is true.

Are you living out a life in front of your children that you would be proud to see them live out for themselves?

Okay, so I know you can’t keep your kids from bad things in the world, and they will hear people use cruel words toward themselves and others.  But I believe you can create an atmosphere in your home that will be make similar training ground as to how they train people to identify real currency—by studying the real thing.  If we create a beautiful atmosphere built on the truth of God’s word, they will sense when something is off when they are out and about.

Speak life over your home.  Refuse to invite crazy, offensive and vile spirits there. Don't say it if it's not going to edify. 

There are two key things I do in our home to encourage spiritual health:

#1 Praise and worship music is playing almost all day.  We use Pandora and create our own station with our favorite artists such as Toby Mac, Casting Crowns, Bethel, Jesus Culture, & Bekah Shae.  It's pretty common to see someone break out in a worship dance around here. 

#2 We also soak in biblical teachings in our car, on our computer etc…  We personal enjoy these specific teachers:

Kris Vallotton

Steven Furtick

Bethel Church

Graham Cooke

I’d love to hear who are your favorite speakers and music!!! Please post it in the comments below!

10 Days to Smooth Skin and Flatter Abs!

10 Days to Smoother Skin & Flatter Abs

by Kayla Howard

During this month of June I've had some pretty fun changes take place on my body.  Thankfully, I took pictures!  I'm not usually good at taking pictures, but the T-Tapp 60 Day Challenge "forced" me.  After I started noticed even more results, I took a third picture–and boy!  Was I surprised!! (yes, that's me in the picture above.)

A few months back you may have heard me mention the idea of trying a different T-Tapp workout each month.  I did do that as that is what my Inner Circle Coaching Program became.  For me, having a different workout for each month has been really refreshing!  I've been asked to share what my results were using the different workouts.  Unfortunately, I've found it hard to measure that.

As I workout each month, I do about 15 personal Skype sessions.   That works out to be about 4 per week.  At that amount, they are my workouts and I rarely do anything in addition to those.  Basically it means that I am getting great strength training, and good muscle activation because we always work slowly to concentrate on form, but it also means I lose a little of the cardio aspect you get from doing a workout to tempo.

Enter June and Step Away the Inches.

During T-Tapp's Step Away the Inches and Step it to the Max routines, continuous stepping is the name of the game.  Now for 60 minutes, every time I do a personal session, we are actually moving a bit more—no more stop and discuss this—it's keep it moving and let's talk!

This is exactly what my body was craving to burn off that extra layer over all those strong muscles I've been building in previous months.

Pictures are the best way to show this story.  But there is even more to the story than just Stepping Away the Inches.  A secret magic ingredient for quick "inch loss" on my body was the addition of T-Tapp's alfalfa!

The most frequent, and logical question I've been hearing from people who know me is, "I thought you couldn't take alfalfa."  That's true, I tried for years to take T-Tapp's alfalfa, I have always said I LOVED everything that it did for me except that it caused my skin to breakout.  Being slightly vain, I chose to not take it.  Recently I inadvertently discovered that it was actually cows milk that was causing my acne and when I removed it from my diet, my skin became exceptionally clear.  I'm still baffled as I think on it because I-know-that-I-know-that-I-know that when I took alfalfa I got extra acne, and I have no answers for why that was, but it seems to no longer be the case.

Now my skin is loving alfalfa, and my dimples are vanishing at an astonishing rate!

So I wanted to share my 10 workout schedule with you, and my alfalfa consumption.  During this time I started taking 8-10 alfalfa per day.  The reason it's easy for me to do so many is simply because I get up earlier than most people, (3am) so I can down an extra round.  How much alfalfa you should take is up to you.  People consume anywhere from 3-16 in a day depending on their needs.  It is best if you can take it 3 or 4 times per day, keeping it in your system.  You will get the most benefit that way.  However, taking it when you will take it is most important.  I'm going to start keeping some in my purse for when I'm out and about. 

Some of the other positive things I notice when I take T-Tapp's alfalfa is that my digestion works even better.  Since I exercise a lot, I don't have much trouble in that department anymore, but alfalfa is very soothing to the digestive track and I notice.  I've also noticed my skin getting smoother, my moods are much more happy and stable and of course, my cellulite and inflammation are vanishing.

10 Day Workout Schedule

SITTM = Step it the Max

June 11th SITTM Skype Session

June 12th Off

June 13th SITTM Skype Session

June 14th SITTM Skype Session

June 15th Off

June 16th Off

June 17th Family Hike, (2-3 miles)

June 18th SITTM Skype Session

June 19th SITTM Skype Session

June 20th SITTM Skype Session

June 21st SITTM Skype Session

There you have it!  A Skype session is not a must to get results, just pop in your Step Away the Inches or Step it to the Max DVD and start stepping. 

a Myths People Believe About Wheat Kayla Howard is a stay at home wife and homeschooling mom who loves to teach the T-Tapp method of staying fit in 15 minutes a day from the comfort of your own home.  She is a  Biblical Health Coach and Senior T-Tapp Trainer, certified to teach all forms of T-Tapp.  If you'd like to know more about becoming and staying fit and healthy, Kayla is happy to answer your questions!  Visit her website: or Send an email to:

Defy Sagging Skin in 5 Easy Steps

Defy Sagging Skin
by Kayla Howard
#1 Dry Skin Brush DAILY
Dry skin brushing is ideally done in the morning, after your workout. However, the very best time to dry skin brush is the time that you will do it.
Dry skin brushing does several things for your skin. 
  • Exercises the skin to tone it and tighten it.
  • Removes dead skin cells to smooth and brighten it.
  • Moves lymph under the skin to get rid of waste.
I personally love Lauren’s tip from T-Tapp Moms Blog: “Put an extra brush in your office, car or by where you watch TV at night. Make an extra effort to brush your areas of concern. I personally keep an extra brush at the office that I use to brush my décolletage and neck and since I have started doing this, I have noticed the significant difference it makes in my skin. My favorite motivation for CRT Body Brushing Success is this story from Michelle P. Every time I look at her story I am SO motivated. I hope that her success story will inspire you to keep on brushing daily. Results from brushing take time and are slower, but they are steady.”
Teresa shared with us that she likes to think of Alfalfa as “God’s Multi vitamin mineral. It has all the necessary nutrients in it to help your body help itself to achieve balance.” Alfalfa is an adaptagen. What does that mean? It means that it addresses the hormonal imbalance that needs correcting. It supports the pituitary gland.
Because of all the vitamins, minerals and the hormonal balancing that alfalfa produces, it is amazing for supporting the skin! 
The most common questions I get about alfalfa is, “how much should I take?” That varies a bit, anywhere from 3 per day to 12+! I always tell people, you will know what you need when you start taking it by experimenting. Women who are going through menopause usually take quite a bit more than someone before or after menopause. Start with 6 per day at 2-2-2, and see if you need more.
#3 Drink Your Water
This may seem elementary, but it’s important. You need to stay hydrated for smooth skin. You also need water to flush out toxins and things moved about by dry skin brushing.
#4 Salt Masks
Dead Sea salts are full of wonderful minerals to support the skin! One day I would LOVE to go swim in the Dead Sea, but for now, a dead sea salt bath will have to do.
You can also make masks and apply to specific areas of concern. Sagging areas, stretch marks, and cellulite would be your targets.
Click here to get the recipes! Skin Saver Recipes
#5 Mineral Supplements
Alfalfa is a great way to get minerals in your diet, but occasionally we either need more or for some reason cannot take alfalfa. I am one of those rare people who cannot take alfalfa. It makes me so very sad because I truly believe it’s a wonderful supplement! 
Lately I have been trying the Fulvic Minerals that T-Tapp carries and I have to admit, I think my skin is looking better! I have also added essential fatty acids to my diet as well. 
To sum it all up: Your skin needs exercise with dry skin brushing and minerals to feed it. All said and done, you’ll spend less than 10 minutes per day taking care of your skin—is it worth it to you?
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Kayla Howard is a stay at home wife and homeschooling mom who loves to teach the T-Tapp method of staying fit in 15 minutes a day from the comfort of your own home.  She is a  Biblical Health Coach and Senior T-Tapp Trainer, certified to teach all forms of T-Tapp.  If you'd like to know more about becoming and staying fit and healthy, Kayla is happy to answer your questions!  Visit her website: or Send an email to:






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