Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I completed the Jamie Eason's 12 Week LiveFit Program last year. It was not a smooth ride. I hit many speed bumps along the way, but persevered and completed the challenge. Jamie's LiveFit Diet was another story. The eating plan did not sit right with me and my entire system was off for months. This go around I'll do things differently and try to put an end to my emotional eating.
Ok, I'm honestly not sure I can EVER conquer my emotional eating. I'm fortunate to have a loving husband and caring friends, but I know I'm not as social as probably should be and I tend to keep a lot inside. Cookies or chips always seem to have the answer to my problems and I don't have to bother anyone. I hate the thought of burdening others with my problems. My Dad was the one person I could vent to and since he passed away last October I sometimes feel very much alone and overwhelmed by life. My husband says I can talk to him and he means well, but he only hears half of what I'm saying. Yesterday I had a mini melt-down. The laundry was piled to the ceiling, the kitchen was a mess and I'm trying to get my Dad's house ready to sell. But instead of reaching for cookies or chips I told my husband exactly how I felt. I told him I was overwhelmed and didn't know what to do. I think it was my tears and sobs that got his attention, but he did clean up the kitchen for me. Now I just need to ask for help BEFORE the melt-down or hubby needs to help BEFORE I have the melt-down. Either one will be an improvement.
Now, LiveFit. Yesterday was Day 1, Chest and Triceps. Today, Day 2 was Back and Biceps or the "Bombshell" muscles. Workouts, no problem, but I miss my cardio! No Cardio for 4 weeks. Ugh. I hate this part. Diet is crucial when you're not doing cardio! I'm not going to follow Jamie's eating program religiously. I'm using some of her recipes and small meal options, but I'm following Spark's nutrition guidelines. I think I need a more relaxed, happy medium approach to the LiveFit Diet. It's Day 2 and I'm super motivated. I hope the feeling will last!!!