Workout Wednesday: The 12-Week LIVEFIT Trainer
Hey sweeties! How is everyone’s Wednesday going? Mine has been pretty tasty and very productive I don’t know where all of this motivation to study came from, but I am lovin’ it! I was able to get a ton of studying done today which makes me feel so much better about my up coming exams
Seeing as how it is “workout Wednesday” today, I thought it was only appropriate to talk about Jamie Eason’s LIVEFIT Trainer that I recently started I have mentioned it a few times so far, but haven’t gone into much detail since I assumed many of you know enough about it already (it seems as though many healthy living bloggers are following the program); however, the phrase “never assume” would have been useful for me as it seems many of you, my readers, are quite interested in knowing more about the program
I won’t go into great detail about the program seeing as how everything you need to know about it can be found here. So instead, I thought it would be more fun to talk about my thoughts and experience with the program thus far
I mean, who doesn’t like talking about themselves? Haha…
Well, to start things off I would like to say that I have been putting this program off ever since it launched this summer. I did the first workout on the program and stopped there. I didn’t like how short it was and I didn’t want to follow a meal plan.
Stubborn? A bit. But, I also just didn’t know what I wanted out of my training at the time.
Now I do
I am committed
Since spending time with my Mom for the past week, my attitude changed for the better. Her and I talked a lot and I realized that my goals were not consistent with what I was currently doing; therefore, I was never going to achieve my goals.
So, I started the 12 – Week LIVEFIT Trainer and I have never been happier and more committed.
How did my commitment change?
Well, I have always said my goal is to gain muscle, but I could never really get myself to say my goal is to gain weight. Even though I know well enough muscle gain = weight gain I couldn’t bring myself to tone down my workouts to actually let the gains happen. I had been told a few times that by removing cardio for a few weeks isn’t a bad thing, it would just help me reach my goals/gains quicker. For some reason I just couldn’t take the advice, so I continued to do HIIT on the treadmill 2 – 3 times per week.
Did I see any progress?
Nope. Maybe I hit a few more PR’s, but did my muscles increase in size? No. Did the weight on the scale go up? Not at all.
Mom’s must be magical because ever since I spent that week with my Mom I have never been more comfortable with the term “gaining” as I am now
So what – I am in a gaining phase. I am going to get awesome results in the end I am actually really excited to gain weight, so I am taking this program very seriously. I hate cardio, but I did enjoy doing my intervals on the treadmill, but I won’t be doing them for a month because I am following the program to a “t” and want to see the most gains possible And now, I say gaining phase loud and proud It feels so good.
Today completes Week 1 of the 12 – Week Trainer and I have complete confidence in the program. No, not one program works for everyone, but really – the program is just about eating “clean” and working out. Two things of which I love and already had been doing
The one thing I absolutely love about the program are the workouts Before the program, my routines would consist of many more exercises than I am doing now. I thought by doing more exercises I was working harder and would see better results. Not true. I have noticed throughout my first week on the trainer that I am actually lifting heavier now because I am not so burnt out. I am super happy with my progress already and can’t wait for the next 11 weeks!
My confidence has also been boosted from being on the program because it made me realize how healthy or “clean” I already ate. The meal plan suggested for the program is almost a clone of what my typical day already looked like!
I am still eating the same amount of calories (despite the fact that I am no longer doing cardio)
And I am still eating 6 meals per day that are well balanced and consist of protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats.
I tend to be quite hard on myself, so it was really rewarding to see that I already eat the way Jamie has suggested
There is a Facebook group that over 5,000 people belong to! The group is a type of “support system” for those on the trainer. It’s great to use as a resource, but it’s important to remember to do what is right for you
Every body is different and I always have to remind myself of that.
Personally, I had to alter the trainer’s meal plan a tiny bit seeing as how I already knew from experience that I would lose weight if I decreased my calories. I have always had a high metabolism, so I am just making sure to have a bit more than suggested!
To wrap up this longer than usual post, I will give you a sneak peak of some of my eats throughout the day
Did you workout this workout Wednesday? It was my rest day, but I am going hard tomorrow!
What was the best thing you ate today?
Have you considered doing Jamie Eason’s LIVEFIT Trainer?
Have a wonderful night darlings!