Welcome to the Friday Fitness Check In! I am using this as a bit of a fitness diary to keep my goals in check while sharing exactly what I am doing with you (since I get so many questions about it! 🙂 Feel free to link up and/or do your own Friday Fitness Check In in the comments where you can keep track of the following:
- Fitness: Workouts for the week, how did you feel?
- Food: Did you eat well? Not so much?
- Strength Training: Did you lift weights this week? Which ones?
- Mind and Motivation: Where are you mentally? What motivated you this week?
- Weight: Have you lost weight this week? gained?
Monday: Jamie Eason LiveFit Trainer Day 10
Tuesday: Jamie Eason LiveFit Trainer Day 11 and Spin
Wednesday: Jamie Eason LiveFit Trainer Day 15 (12, 13, 14 are rest days)
Thursday: Jamie Eason LiveFit Trainer Day 16
Friday: Much needed rest
Saturday: Teaching Zumba
- Shoulders and Abs
- Biceps & Back
My food intake was pretty darn awesome this week. I measured everything, made my greens take up half my plate and I even had water only for a couple of days. (As far as beverages go, not just water all day! LOL)
Also, one thing that I am noticing is that my appetite has increased more now that I am lifting more often and heavier. This was definitely an unexpected side effect as my cardio has been reduced dramatically. There is definitely less wiggle room, so I have to tighten up the diet.
I’ve been conquering that 5pm hungry monster by eating a small 100 calorie snack at 4pm when I leave work. It makes a huge difference because when I get home from work I am no longer dying for something to snack on.
The Jamie Eason LiveFit Trainer week 2 & 3 is beast. Last week I was sore, but I managed. This week I wanted to cry for mommy, smack myself, or maybe do both at the same time. On the website, as week 3 began, she says “this is where we start building muscle”
Say what now?
I thought we were already doing that!!
Apparently, that was the warm up. The third week you work out five times, and the workout for each muscle group gets more and more intense, for example, I was using machines I didn’t even know existed–like this one:
I am sore all over. However, I have taken some of the BCAA’s (an amino acid supplement) that was provided to me from the gracious folks over at bodybuilding.com. They definitely took the edge off the soreness but I am still aware of every muscle. I expected this because a) its a tough program and b) I haven’t strength trained exclusively ever.
I say all of that to say, I feel stronger, like in a really wonderful way. The compliments are coming again, and I am loving the lean look that is happening, and that is just in 2.5 weeks! Unfortunately my schedule doesn’t allow me to do the trainer in exact order, but I am not skipping days, I just keep going back to back.