How was your week? My week was normal busy, which was good because I was actually expecting the holidays to send things into overdrive. I am SO used to getting really stressed this time of year but this is actually the first year where I am not working/commuting 10 hours a day so it is making things a LOT easier, and making the season WAY more enjoyable.
Speaking of celebrating the holidays…
On Tuesday I stepped a bit out of my comfort zone and went to the Annual NYC Blogger dinner. This was not a normal thing for me because although I LOVE my blogger peeps, I have my moments where I want to throw the covers over my head and go to sleep. I am the classic introverted extrovert.
We went to La Mela in Little Italy. Don’t tell anyone but this was my FIRST real experience at a restaurant in Little Italy! It was FANTASTIC! I don’t even like Italian food like that and I ate my weight in just about everything. I had seconds of the Eggplant Parm and have been inspired to make it on my own. If you have a good recipe, let me know!
I need to make sure that I find my way back down to Little Italy more often especially during the warmer months, it was only a 45 minute train ride home and that is QUICK from the city to where I live in Brooklyn!
It’s Fitness Friday
This week was the fourth and final week of Phase 1 of the Jamie Eason LiveFit Program! These first four weeks were really to get your body ready and conditioned to be in a full time strength training program. This week was the same as last week, I’ll spare you the deets, if you want learn more about the exact exercises I did, check out last week.
Monday: Legs + 22 Minutes on the Stair climber
Tuesday: Back and Biceps + 12 Minutes on the arc trainer
Wednesday: Chest and Triceps + 5 Minutes on the row machine
Thursday: Legs + 2.30 Mile run on the treadmill
Friday: Shoulders and Abs + Cardio (?? Whatever I feel like doing :))
Thoughts on the first month
I love this program. More that I can even type into words. I love lifting weights so much I even briefly considered maybe NOT running races in 2017, then I remembered what running does for me and I got my wits about me again. 🙂
The fact is that even though I didn’t take any measurements in the beginning of the program (oops!) I can see a total difference in my body composition. I’m feeling like the old days, prior to running! I have to be honest with myself that my body simply doesn’t respond to running the way I would like it to. In four short weeks however, my body has snapped back in a surprising way. So much so that I’m likely going to do a different 3 month strength training intensive once this one is over.
Dinner in #LittleItaly, #strengthtraining LOVE & a recap of phase 1 of #JamieEasonLiveFit
The second month of the program is critical. It’s where things got too hard time wise and exactly when I dropped out last time so it’s super important that I stick with it for the next four weeks even THROUGH the crazy holidays. This phase incorporates cardio as a requirement for some of the days and now includes supersets. I’m SO excited! It will be tough, but fun.