Just finished my last weight training session for all 12 weeks of the program I committed to (Jamie Eason’s LiveFit Trainer). Just have cardio outside tomorrow and then I’m done without missing one workout!! Pretty damn proud.
I didn’t eat very well today. But, it’s the first time since I started this training program two months ago that I was that bad, and I want to hit this next phase hard including the diet so it almost needed to happen now. lol
Here goes circuit month and more morning workouts… Bed early!
One of those late days where I thought of about 2 excuses to skip cardio, then about 4 more excuses to stay and finish it.
This weekend was my first time doing cardio in about 2 + months besides dog walks. 3rd day in a row now.. Shock this body.
Done with first workout of phase 2 of three of Jamie Eason’s Live Fit Trainer plan! Feel pretty good for it being my late day. Lots of protein and greens today…It was a LATE day and holy tired, but I did it.
I’m starting to take everything (most cardio) outdoors and not stress so much about a precise routine. Just staying active, eating clean, giving Eva exercise now that I commute again, and enjoying the weather before we hunker in and I build mass again.
This morning I got an email with some living social deals, and now all I can think about for lunch is pizza. But I must wait until the weekend for that… So close!!
And squats, always squats
Done with a bunch of freelance work, feeling lethargic after chowing on some chips earlier. I was too starved.
I need a good sweat, plus I feel super down on myself for working out less lately. Gotta fix that mood… beautiful evening!
Really pushing myself tonight… On the final 10 mins of stepper then DONE + feel great. Been doing awesome with eating, working back up to normal workout length with longer work days!
Well I recharged my fridge with fresh produce and that has helped tremendously with making better decisions. I’m still on track, and although today will be a little up in the air as far as time to work out, I will go either late tonight or I have the rest of the week.
I have to stay dedicated, but wow am I hard on myself.
I worked very hard the last 2-3 weeks with a tough nutrition plan for me (1400+ some cals a day and a weekly cheat meal) and training with fresh full body workouts. Took a break from the heavier weights and dedicated muscles to just having fun outside while shocking my body and keeping the times short since was so busy. Intensity is key!
Was really hoping to lose another lb. in a week, and this morning I officially weighed in at TWO less! Granted one of those may be some muscle mass, but that was the reason I built the muscle in the first place - to burn fat. I love the physique I have with muscle but ultimately I want to lean down more and really dig into some of those stubborn fat cells. I only have 1 more lb. to get to my latest goal for the beach in 3 weeks!
The last couple of weeks I lost weight a bit slower but kept focusing on the work. That’s a must sometimes especially when you know what works for you.
a 126 lb (21 lost) Danelle.
Today I used some reverse grip ideas I read about in last issue of m&f Hers, during my routine from maybe last spring of theirs. Then tonight I did some crazy creative cardio intervals in the back yard with my gymboss just to get cardio in, after some ab work I just read about that I brought outside. Oksana is amazing. Ok maybe I’m a little obsessed with this magazine but it works for me!
Then I still went for a quick steady run since I missed my cardio yesterday…
Tomorrow I think I’m gonna do a kettle bell workout in the yard and go for a run or bike at the gym before I turn into a grease monkey.
Dedication and tools mixed.
What a week! Reached my weight goal, got news on a new position at my company that I applied for in the fall (in Product Design & Innovation!), my car parts are in, and I got tons done on the company site. All in all, big results of hard work over time.
Dedication. Dedication. Dedication.
Eye on the prize, but Work Hard, Play Hard!
I’m at 133 lbs, and I’m a little confused how to gear my workouts and nutrition. I want to get leaner (I have a good bit of fat left in my thighs and hips), and keep my muscle/weight training but I’m not sure how to go on without cutting too many calories for such a long term. I’ve been around 1600/daily (some weeks I tried 1400 per day) for months now and it’s helped me lose 14 pounds in addition to my workouts. I know that weight loss is calories in vs. calories out but I also know that cutting forever isn’t very sustainable and I’m starting to feel a little deprived which is making it tough to keep on this way, especially now that my metabolism is more revved up.
Do I go into maintenance mode and trust my muscle, workouts and metabolism to burn the fat off the top at this point? Or do I keep cutting calories and suck it up until I lose more fat before I go into maintenance mode? I want to lose about 5-7 more lbs of body fat in the next two months. I’ve been stalled again for about two weeks (going by weight only).
I have been switching up my workouts every 2-4 weeks.
Thanks for any advice!