Monday, May 21, 2012

LiveFit- Phase 2 Begins

I made it through Phase 1 of Jamie Eason's LiveFit Trainer. Phew!

It's time to move on to Phase 2... I've done some reading through the program.  Here are the highlights that are coming for me:

1. More cardio.  But remember, I wasn't supposed to be doing any cardio in Phase 1.  Of course, this runner girl can't just give up running for 4 weeks.  You wouldn't like me very much if I did that.  Heck, I set a new 5K PR during Phase 1.  So in this respect, nothing much is changing.

2. Less carbs.  This is just fine with me.  Frankly, the diet plan from Phase 1 was a little carb-heavy for my liking.  I find that starches with dinner make me feel sluggish.  I think everyone needs to evaluate what works for them.  I find that I feel better if my diet is mostly plants & protein.

3. Six workouts per week.  Um... wow.  This is going to take some planning, but I am up for the challenge.

Week 5 looks like this:

Week 5



Day
31
LegsDay 31
Day
34
LegsDay 34
Day
35
RestDay 35


I am planning on switching Day 33 & 34.  I am running a 5K on Saturday and I would prefer to do Shoulders that day instead of Legs.  


Reflections on Phase 1:

  • I was not as careful about the nutrition as Jamie would like me to be.  I'm truly not sure how much this will change as I move into Phase 2, but I'm giving it some thought.
  • I have bicep muscles!  If you see me out & about I'll happily show you my guns.  This is terribly embarrassing for Katie, but I don't care.  I've never been able to see any definition in my arms before and I'm very proud of it!
  • I am still liking the structure of the trainer.  I enjoy having my whole week of workouts planned already.  I printed the pdf files on Sunday and I'm ready.
Do you strength train?
Do you use a training plan or DIY?
Do you want to see a picture of my guns? Be honest- I can take it.



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