WOOHOO Phase 3 Begins tomorrow!! Video Check in :)
So it is nearing the end of week two of livefit and I wanted to share something I am doing to prepare for success!
Right now the workouts take 30-40 minutes at MOST but as the program continues more moves are added in as well as 30 minutes of cardio so workouts last 1:20-30 which is a significant change.
I have to go to 18 more chapels this semester for school and they are in the mornings. I like to workout in the mornings so I have to wake up extra early and then go to chapels. I don’t want to wake up EVEN earlier to add in that extra time later this semester so for the next 2 weeks I will be going to every chapel every morning. Which should get me down to around 5 at most! Which means instead of needing to wake up at 7am I can wakeup at 8! Which means I can stay out later, hang out with friends and not miss out on college experiences :)
Always think ahead a little :D
Oh I did a ‘Progress Video’ yesterday too!
Let me start out with a pre-livefit timeline at the time I was doing a Crossfit workout 2x a week with my schools Crossfit Club. It was a great workout, but I just was not seeing the type of results I wanted from it. So I had been doing CF from Jan-Feb, and in Feb I added in the workout routine that Savi from Muffintop-Less had on her page. I didn’t have a HUGE knowledge on weightlifting and good workout sets so this kind of got me in the weight room and more familiar with all the equipment.
So I started livefit in March. It was around 1.5 months after starting my ‘fitness’ inspired tumblr and a few people I had began following were talking about the program (Lane, Caro and Sierra). So I thought, what better way to kind of ‘throw myself’ into the community and bond with some people over this 12 week process. So I signed up for the program (it is free, so pretty much you just sign up using your email and what not) and than I made my own spreadsheets for the workouts and started to plan out my meals.
I didn’t want to just half-ass the program and only do the workouts and not the diet. So I made sure to really focus on the diet, seeing as I was in college I knew this would be a little more challenging. I also have food allergies which in some ways played for my advantage.
In one aspect, because of my allergies I have to get my food made seperately so I ‘request’ my meals. So I could ask for “6oz chicken, 2 c of veggies, and a 1/2 of rice” and for the most part they would give me what I requested. The downfall is because of my allergies I was unable to use whey protein powder, milk, cheese and some of the other things that were recommended for the diet plan. Because of that, I had a really tough time getting my calories up (so that effected my muscle gain, aka I could have gained more muscle if I had been eating enough — but I wasn’t).
Okay so now that I have all that explained let me talk about the program itself. I will separate it into the 3 phases.
Sorry for the nip action in the before pic… my room was cold.
I can definitely see that I made progress in muscle, over all I actually lost 7ish pounds which was completely unintentional.
I love the way I look and I love the way I feel about my body. I love that even when I think I look crappy I know that where I am right now is someones goal. I love that I can help people see that their goal is possible!
I am so excited to start my intense training & to gain back the weight I lost but this time gain it in muscle.
Also.. for some reason in my after picture I feel like Meg from Hercules…
did i tell yall that the elliptical machine full on banged into my ankle yesterday. I wimpered like a puppy… its bruised and banged up now.
I hit chest and calves tonight!!
Barbell Bench Press 20 Rep/
Incline Press 20 rep
Dumbbell Fly 20 rep
Dip 20 rep
Pushups 20 rep
Standing calf 20 rep
Seated calf 20 rep
Rest 2-3min 3rounds
I am going to be posting my “last” Livefit progress pictures this Sunday!! I took this picture last Sunday. I would have never believed someone if they told me I would have a flat and fit stomach by summer.
Barbell Deadlift 20 rep
Bent Over Barbell Row 20 rep
Wide Grip Lat Pulldown 20 rep
Seated Cable Row 20 rep
Hyperextensions 20 rep
Roman Chair 20 rep
Air bike 20 rep
Rested 2 min, did 3 rounds!
Then my parents were not done with their workouts so I did a 5min plank, decline sit ups, and 10 min on the stair master + some stretching :)
I am going back to the gym tonight to hit Chest & Calves and do some cardio :)