Happy Thursday, Doll!
How are ya?
This morning I’m moving a bit slower than normal. I thing the weekend travels, late nights and bevy’s are catching up to me.
Last night this did not stop me though….nope. My motto lately is to just keep going and rest on my “rest day” = Sunday.
It was my dad’s birthday so we hit up a restaurant, Joe Fortes, downtown and feasted!!
My mom and dad
Michelle and I…
Hunky Man and I…
Everything tasted amazing, especially the wine!
What a FAB name, huh???
So what I wanted to do today was to recap how Phase 2 of the Jamie Eason LiveFit is going for me. I’m officially in the “leaning” stage and my calories are lowering. I’m actually kinda sad about this because I got used to eating 2200 calories a day and now I feel hungry! hahah.
Before my friend get their panties on the floor and into knots, let me share with you the reason the calories have lowered for me.
*Since starting this program I’ve gained weight…from the muscles I’m sure, but mentally its a wee bit of a struggle for me.
I’m following the Jamie Eason plan to a T….well, as closely as I can and this is what has allowed Jamie herself and other amazing testimonials reach their goal. I am in the business of promoting 90 Day Challenges and I REALLY wanted to take a challenge that people could see a difference in me and show that the challenges work.
My philosophy in life has always been Calories Schmalories, if you’re eating healthy don’t worry about them, but right now I’m following the plan and increasing protein…a lot!
The way the system works is during half of Phase 2 and then through Phase 3 I’m to lower my calories to between 1800-1500 depending on the day and the workouts I’m scheduled to do. During ALL of Phase 3, I’ll be at the lowest and fully doing this to LEAN DOWN for muscle definition and get rid of the extra puff I’ve put on during Phase 1, trust me, it happened. That’s what NO cardio for 4 weeks will do to you!
I’ve seen that 1500 calories is a good amount of food when you’re eating foods that are keeping you full! I’ve lowered my carbs, increased protein and filling up on a lot of Shakes and Veggies!
My snacks have looked like this….
Everyone’s been asking – What Do You Eat??
Shakes – 2x a day!
*Limit Fruit to Berries and Green Apples.
Loads of Egg Whites, Salmon, Tuna and Veggies!!
For late night Snacking, I’ve kept it to High Protein & No Sugar which is usually Greek Yogurt with Cinnamon and Stevia.
Swimming Pools full of water!!
MyFitnessPal.com has been very good at letting me know when I’ve eaten too many nuts and avocados….doh. I LOVE fats.
The NEXT Burning Question!!
So how is the Challenge going?? Ahhhhh let me fill you…. I’m noticing some definition, but not nearly where I’d like to be, but I still have 4.5 weeks left
What I HAVE realized is I haven’t been lifting as Heavy as I should have been…..I found out for more noticeable results, you need to lift HEAVY!
So yesterday while rocking legs, I did lunges with 50lbs. It was GLORIOUS!
*Hand Raised* I declare from this day on I lift heavy heavy weights so I can rock out the next 4 weeks and notice huge differences in my tall body BOOM!
Yea, so there you have it. My journey so far on this crazy challenge! I have loved that I’m pushing myself beyond my limit and really seeing my walls coming down and actually sticking to something that I’m enjoying.
Now, I’m starving. Time for some Yogurt Mousse with Strawberries and a good sweat session.
Comment Below! Do you count your calories??
To Your Glam Life,