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!!

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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.

After baby, before LiveFit pictures

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Well there you have it, my baseline pictures before starting the trainer. The first pictures are from January 24 (3 days postpartum) and the second ones are from January 26 (5 days postpartum). As you can see, there is really quite a noticeable difference between the two sets of pictures. I contribute that to breastfeeding and pumping as both contract the uterus back to its almost original size (this, making my gut look smaller, lol). If I were to take a picture today too, you would again notice a significant difference. My stomach looks almost as flat as it did before baby, without the definition and tone I had before.

I’m using these as my baseline before starting the trainer. I will take other pictures, like arms, back, etc the day I start the trainer so I have baseline pictures to compare to as well. I’m excited to see a difference in these pictures.

I’m excited to start this exciting new chapter of our lives. I’m ready to be a fit mom. I’m ready to get my old body back and make it better. I’m ready to get started!!!!

Baby has arrived….

Well, our beautiful baby girl arrived on Monday, 4.5 weeks early, but we are both at home and doing very well. I have taken post partum day 3 pictures and day 5 pictures that I will share with you on my next post. I’m going to use these as my starting point before beginning the LiveFit trainer in a few weeks. I’m going to ease into getting back to the gym for the next couple weeks as life with a new baby is something our family needs to get use to.

Let the new, post baby body begin!!!

WOW, did I ever fall behind on this!!!

Life has been crazy busy these past few months. Not only have we been preparing for baby to arrive next month, but we were building a house, working full time, and all the other little things life throws at you. Needless to say, I have not been very good at updating my blog or my Twitter account.

I have really slowed down on my fitness during my pregnancy, which I know I shouldn’t have done, but it happened. And now, with only a month left, I’m finding it very difficult to get back on the exercise wagon. These days, my exercises consists of 8 hours a day of busy surgical nursing and 30 min a day of walking my dog. I think for me, at this point, that is enough. I can feel my body getting tired easily now.

I know that when baby arrives, I won’t have much time for the blog, but I am really going to try to stay accountable. My plan is to start Jamie Eason’s LiveFit Trainer once I begin to try to lose the baby weight.  Hopefully, I can keep on track with that, this blog, and having a new baby!!!!