So...today I'm sharing with you my new workout regimen/program :) It's Jamie Eason's 12-Week LiveFit Trainer Program and it's straight forward ------>, to the point (.), and provides you with not only a daily workout schedule....BUT ALSO a daily meal plan that is VERY descriptive, yet totally BaSiC!
I started this new AdVeNtUrE on Saturday (Yea...I know! A weird day to start a new workout routine...lol!), but I stumbled back upon this around 11:00 pm the night before while reading another one of my favorite fitness icon's blogs...Tosca Reno...and so I thought "Well! There's NO SENSE in waiting! I'll H-o-P on board tomorrow!" You probably caught that I said I stumbled "back" upon the program...Jamie Eason actually released this full program back at the beginning of September I believe and I had looked into it then. However, I was doing Turbofire and my own mix of things in the gym and decided I'd make my way back around to it at some point. So that brings me to the present :)
This program is divided into 3 separate phases...hence the "12-Week" timeline in the title. Each phase consists of 4 weeks...so it's practically 3 months of FUN!!! ha! The first month is super dedicated to building muscle, while doing hardly any to zero cardio (let's just say I'm still sneaking in some power walks ;).....sorry Jamie!). Her main concept/reasoning behind this is to develp muscle, while not focusing any energy or time on the monotony that can stem from stride after stride or spin after spin on what many feel are the "DrEaDeD" machines. Also...in this 1st phase it is SUPER DUPER WAY IMPORTANT that you focus on your nutrition and diet. She wants you eating like clockwork every 3 hours with Tosca Reno's own "Clean Eating" approach, while drinking a ton of water.
The second month adds in cardio, while switching up the weight room workouts with some supersets (doing 2 exercises back to back with no rest). You're encouraged to still keep your nutrition on POINT, while cutting back on your heavy carbs like brown rice, sweet potatoes, and other whole grains later in the day. You can easily substitute in veggies to accomodate this change though, so your energy doesn't slump and ultimately so you don't feel like "the pants on the ground" song! lol :P So that was a lil' corny...but whatever! It made me smile :)
The last month is said to be the true test and the time when your body fat percentage should really drop. Here Jamie incorporates plyometric training into your weight room workouts, which increases the intensity and helps you to BLAST that fat right off your hind end ;) Also...you are given a super simple formula to help you determine how many calories you should be taking in based off of your weight and activity level.
So...now that I've given you the RUN...d-o-w-n, let me tell you my thoughts on the whole workout program.
1.) It's SUPER TO THE POINT and STRAIGHT FORWARD
2.) You M-U-S-T follow/closely modify the daily recommended diet in order to truly see the results you are going to want to see
3.) You M-U-S-T prepare and plan ahead at all times!!!! Jamie even advises you to make one day out of the week your "cooking prep day".
4.) Don't get DiScOuRaGeD :/ You HAVE to keep the mindset that nothing in life worth truly fighting for is going to just happen in the blink of an eye or in this scenario in the course of a few weeks.
5.) Take on 3 new BFF's during this time...CONSISTENCY, DISCIPLINE and PATIENCE ;)
Today I'm doing "Legs" and looking forward to TaCkLiN' my workout with FULL FORCE!!! So if you'd like to join me or hop on board this CrAzY healthy lifestyle train I'm riding...you can click on the picture above or take a look at the link below about the 12-Week LiveFit Trainer Program and shoot me an email so we can EnCoUrAgE one another :)
YOU CAN DO THIS!!!! I'm always here to listen, MoTiVaTe, and help keep your tail in gear ;)
"You can only achieve what you're willing to pursue...so let's pursue it together!"
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