Earn Your Body!

Earn Your Body

I found this quote today, and I LOVE IT! There is no way to say it better. This is exactly what I want to do; earn my body. I think there is so much more satisfaction when you look at your body and know you look like that because you worked hard for it.

Today is LEG DAY!!! I’m actually really excited for leg day because I haven’t had a realy, solid leg day since before having my baby. I’m sure its been a good 6 months since I’ve done heavy squats, and split squats, and heavy leg extensions…I know I certainly won’t be able to do as much as I could before, but I am eager to get myself back to where I was ASAP! My PR for squats is 185lbs. I know I will be no where near that when I get in the gym today, but I can hope that I will be there soon!

I took yesterday as my rest day, as Baby P had her first visit with Grandma dn grandpa, so our day was pretty busy!. I continued to eat healthy and follow the LiveFit trainer’s nutritional guidelines, and already, in just 3 days, have seen my stomach changing. It feels good to know that this one change I have made is actually making a difference. Now, just to get my “old” body back, and improve on it. I see all these pictures on Instagram, Twitter, facebook, etc of these women in really great shape; the same kind of shape I want to be in, and it inspires me! I am eager to try to get my body to look like that. I will EARN a body like that!!!

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So, I lied….

So, right after I posted that picture and my last post, I thought to myself, “get your ass down there and do today’s workout!” So, I did!

I thought about it, and if I want to change the way I look, I need to be consistent with the trainer and get to the gym and workout EVERYDAY!!! I need to be accountable to myself. I set this goal to do the trainer, stick with it, and follow it as closely as I can. In order to be successful, I need to actually lift the weights!!!

I’m finding the blog helpful in keeping accountable!!! Thanks to my followers, who hopefully read this. Even if you don’t, I think you do, which in my mind is helpful! Ha ha!!

Post Treadmill Run

Post Treadmill Run

Although I didn’t lift weights today (I took an active rest day from the Trainer, I do get 3 this week), I did get in a 1.5 mile run ont he treadmill. It only took me 15 min of running time, plus 5 min combined of warmup and cool down.

I am finding that I need to find more time. My 5 week old baby comsumes to much of my day, which I am not upset about, but I do find it hard to fit the gym into my day.

Tomorrow is going to be Shoulders and Abs, straight from the Trainer. Then Legs on Thursday.

LiveFit Trainer Week 1 (Post Partum Week 5)

Well, today I officially started the Jamie Eason LiveFit Trainer. I used Sunday (yesterday) to prep my food (rice, veggies, meat, etc) so that I could focus fully on the trainer this week, and keeping on track with my meals and my workouts. 

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Some things I noticed today with W1D1 (chest/tris):

– I was disappointed with my strength. Previously, I was lifting much more than the numbers I recorded today. I know that being pregnant and not working out for a few months definitely had something to do with it, but I was very surprised at how much these numbers have decreased. I hope that I can get my strength up to “normal” quickly.

– I need to get use to the “change” of the exercises. I am use to doing different exercises with different weights and different reps and sets. I normally wouldn’t put pushups into the middle of my weightlifting. I would usually use them as a warmup and include a different weightlifting exercise in their place, so when I saw them listed as an actual exercise in the trainer, I thought “Oh, this should be easy.” WRONG!!!!

– Although right now, I have a new baby (5 weeks) and we have nearly a full gym set up in our basement, I realized I need to get to the gym for workouts because there are just too many distractions at home. I am going to try to plan to get up early and get to the gym before my husband goes to work in the morning. The only problem is my baby runs my schedule right now! If she’s hungry, I’m the only one to help her! And, if we’ve had a rough night, getting up early to go to the gym is the last thing that will be on my mind. I’m hoping I can figure out some kind of routine.

Another issue I’ve noticed is that I am constantly feeling hungry. I’ve followed the nutrition guidelines of the trainer pretty closely, but I still feel hungry. I’m thinking it has something do to with breast feeding and the amount of calories I need for that. This is something I need to look in to!

Anyways, so far, I’m on track with the trainer. I will be taking weekly pictures and posting them to keep myself accountable!

Anyone else done or is starting Jamie Eason’s LiveFit Trainer???

Back at it

I’m not quite ready to start the LiveFit trainer yet, but I did get myself back into the gym this past week. I started with some light legs – body weight squats, light weight lunges and split squats, wall sits, light weight single and double leg curls and extensions. Let me tell you – a person gets sore quickly when you haven’t worked out in months. Then I did a light arm workout a couple days later. Yesterday, I went for a morning run with my dog. 37 min and I only stopped to walk once for a short block. I was so impressed with myself. I wanted to quit so many times but fought through it, put my mind over matter and did it! I was so happy when I was done, and I think that is important. Important for your self esteem as well as in your results. Let me tell ya though, in one sore mama right now.

One thing I am finding difficult post baby is getting up every 2-3 hours in the night to feed. I really feel it throughout the day; am tired and ready for bed by 8pm, less energy, and all the other side effects of getting a poor sleep. I wouldn’t change being a mother for anything in the world, but I would sure love to get my sleep back!!!

I think I will start the LiveFit trainer at 6 weeks postpartum which is still 2 weeks away. I want to ease myself into a solid workout routine first – one that fits into my busy motherhood schedule.