I hope everyone had a great weekend! I have a lot of catching up to do, as I took two days off to spend with Dean and to organize some new goals. One of these goals is fitness-related (obviously) and Dean is 100% on board with me! We decided it’s time to challenge ourselves in a different way, so we’re taking on Jamie Eason’s LiveFit Trainer!
It’s a 12-week program which incorporates a lot of strength training, cardio and super clean eating. The whole first phase/month of this program involves no cardio at all. At first this kinda freaked me out because I am a cardio junkie. Instead, the focus of this phase is on building fat-burning muscle and eating right to fuel your body, all in the hopes of looking like Jamie by the end (a girl can dream, right?).
Hanging with all of the tough guys in the weight room doesn’t scare me anymore and I could use a little time off from cardio. With my injured feet, I should probably be laying off them and giving them a chance to heal. Before I know it, the first phase will be over and it will be time for some sweat-inducing HIIT training in phase two!
My eating habits are taking a huge turn as well. I know I have been focusing on getting more protein but it’s now at a whole different level. I took a shopping trip to Costco, with and courtesy of mom :D, and came home with some pretty sweet goods! Veggies, fruit, flax, frozen cod, egg whites, Greek yogurt, and hemp hearts.
I used a lot of these items yesterday and my meals were delicious. The day went really well as Dean and I worked out (it was chest and triceps day) and prepped all of our food for the week. I can’t wait to see how this progresses! I will talk more about the food in another post 😛
Please note that Dean and I are not doing this to lose weight. We wanted to challenge ourselves and push our bodies in a way we have never done before. We will (hopefully) build strength and what happens to our bodies will be a surprise!
What is your favourite body part to train??
It was always legs for me but I am really loving shoulders these days!
Tell me your ultimate go-to high-protein snack or meal!
Protein oats for me! Quick and delicious 😉