Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I got through week 2 of the JE challenge, and I feel awesome. The clean eating has been tough some days, and I haven't been perfect, but I did okay. The workouts were great, and I am seeing results already. I feel slimmer, have more definition, and even my trainer noticed that I am getting stronger.
The rest of this week should be interesting. I have my usual ST with my trainer tomorrow. One more week of light before we switch to heavy! Then Thursday she is training the high school volleyball team and invited me to join them for an hour of plyometrics. Should be interesting. I'm following that with my usual Pilates class. I'm going to need a couple rest days after all that.
I'm excited to weigh in and take my measurements this week. I'm expecting to see some progress. Even if I don't, I feel great, strong, and I know I am making gains.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Back to ST!
I had a hard time with the 3 rest days. I did my usual weights with my trainer on one day and went for a walk on one. I took my usual rest day on Friday. I can't skip exercise. I love it, and it keeps me happy and on track. Even my usual rest day is difficult.
Somehow, I have become an active person. Gasp!
I am feeling strong. I love the increase in ST, and the eating is working for me. I feel
Today I did the first day of Week 2, which has a ton of pushups. I love pushups. A year ago, I couldn't do one "real" Pushup. Now, I can do a lot of them. All different kinds. My favorite exercise that I do with my trainer is pushups to failure up and down a rack. I go until failure on each level before moving on. It is intense and makes me feel strong.
Love, love, love!
I didn't do any pics or measurements at the beginning of this challenge. I was in a funk after a very LONG plateau. I kind of felt like this might not work. I needed this to remember how good I can feel, how strong I am, and that I am capable of achieving my goals. I think I'm a little scared of achieving this. What's my goal if I'm not trying to lose weight?
Anyway, I'm feeling good now. I took some measurements for the beginning of Week 2.
Here they are:
Bust - 39.5
Chest - 31
Waist - 32
Here's hoping they go down. I think they will. I'm back in the zone.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
So, I love, love, loved the Day 4 workout, and I did my speed training, too. Which I was excited to do again after vacation. It felt great even if it did bring back the excruciating heel pain. I think I need some new shoes
My husband has expressed an interest in ST in the past and after a couple days of Jamie Eason's program, I decided to propose the program to him (minus the food part, of course). He's going to try it, and I am so proud of him.
At the same time, I'm a little irritated with him at the moment. Here's where the being honest part comes in. I've been doing really well with eating clean, and I am feeling the benefits already. Yesterday was a long, difficult day. The kids were crazy, we were bouncing around from one thing to another, and my hubs forgot to tell me about a meeting which set dinner back to about 8:30pm. I was grumpy on the way home because I was hungry, and I explained that to him.
Still, he bought me a candy bar. "Because it seemed like I needed it"
No, I don't need it.
Granted, he did buy my a peppermint patty, which are the only candy bars I eat nowadays. It's way lower in calories and fat than most. And he did apologize and say that he was not trying to sabotage me (he knows me so well)
But it was there. In my hand. And I was ravenous.
I ate it and a very large, late dinner. And you know what? I feel awful this morning. None of the light, healthy, motivated feeling I've had for the last three mornings.
Back to eating clean today. I'm really looking forward to it, actually.
I'm not mad at the hubs. He tries. He doesn't think about the fact that even if he's not sabotaging me, he is reinforcing an old pattern of behavior that I am trying to break. It's not easy. I let the old excuses come back and I gave in.
Now, I'm feeling it.
Everything good you do, like a kick ass workout, you feel.
Every not so great decision you make, like a candy bar, you feel.
How do you want to feel?
I want to feel healthy
And in control
Day 5 is here, and it is a rest day. I've got a badass ST session with my trainer today, and I am psyched. Still on track and ready to rock it! Tomorrow I will do Pilates and rest.
I love this challenge!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I just finished the Day 4 ST, and I feel Amazing! By far my favorite day so far. Shoulders and abs!! It was a tough workout, too.
Day 3 was difficult to do at home, but I did squats and lunges to replace the leg presses, etc. It felt good, but my legs can take a lot, so no soreness this morning.
I'm adding this challenge to my usual routine, so later I have speed training with my trainer. I am SO looking forward to it. I love to sprint!
Tomorrow is a rest day for the challenge, but I have my usual lifting session with my trainer. I think we're switching to heavy starting tomorrow! I LOVE lifting heavy!
I don't think it will affect the challenge. I'm keeping the weights light at home because it's all I have, and I think it might help the soreness from lifting heavy. We'll see...
As far as eating clean goes, I've been doing really well. I feel so much better when I get to eat tons of fresh fruits and veggies.
I haven't followed her exact diet plan, but I'm eating clean, getting my protein, and feel so amazing. It might be my imagination, but I feel slimmer. I feel like I've lost weight and toned up already. We'll see on Saturday when I weigh myself, but no matter what the scale says, I'm happy. I love feeling this good. I've been in a slump for so long I almost forgot how awesome it feels to do what my body needs. I am so thankful that this challenge came along when it did. It is my first on SP, and I am proud of how well I've done so far. Now, I just need to keep going strong!!
Sunday, August 21, 2011
As I mentioned before, I joined the Jamie Eason Live Fit Trainer Challenge. lots of ST, which I love, and clean eating, which I definitely need to do. So far, so good. Day 1 I felt great after doing the exercises, and I was nice and sore this morning.
I slept great last night and woke up feeling good again. It was great. The Day 2 exercises went well, though I'm doing the program at home and had to change some of the exercises. Still, I feel like I got a great workout. I did some interval running after to get in my cardio and feel amazing. I've done really well with the food today, too. I'm not following the diet part exactly, but I am eating cleaner than I ever have. Feels good
I'm going to finish this challenge!
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