We are coming to the end of our first 4 weeks of Jamie Eason’s LiveFit program. How have we found it? Well, the first month for us was more about the eating plan, we had been lifting in the gym for a little while before we began the program and we see the work outs as more of an introduction to the gym floor and lifting weights (more for beginners). BUT, we wanted to stick completely to the plan and so decided to start it from the beginning and work through the plan as it was intended, especially with the difference in the eating plan. What foods we previously saw as healthy or nutritious (scrambled egg with the yolks, milk and butter on toast haha!) were not appropriate for such an intense program designed to maximise great results.
The food was somewhat easier than we thought in that there is a clear list of foods you are allowed and a set daily plan detailing the foods and amounts you are allowed. As long as you stick with the plan and eat the foods listed, it was easy enough to stick with it. The only thing that becomes boring is the 5 egg whites you have to eat every morning … 4 weeks have passed and they are definitely still as boring as day 1 but you just get on with it. Rose really struggled in the first week to stomach the egg whites every morning, (literally nearly puking as she had worked herself up so much!) so she ordered liquid egg whites from bulkpowders.co.uk , she says the are much much better; less gloopy, less eggy and much quicker to use than separating your own. We try to see it as fuel for the body rather than delicious egg whites haha. Other than that, the food was OK … turkey, chicken, cod, talipa, lamb etc. You are allowed good carbs such as sweet potato, brown rice, wholewheat pasta to name a few so that is good and as much salad and veg as you like.
The exercises were well set out and designed to target specific muscle groups which we really enjoyed. Weeks 1 and 2 exercises were different to weeks 3 and 4 and what we have coming in the next few weeks is different again. We had 4 exercise days in the first two weeks, 5 in weeks 3 and 4 and next week we have 6! So 6 days a week with an added half an hour cardio 4 days a week after our work outs, we are like :O ! We are recognised daily in the gym now which I think makes us official gym addicts, we have been accepted into the land of fitness 🙂 ! We are excited and raring to go with it as we know we will loose even more weight with the added cardio. We are going to try and mix up the cardio not just stick to the boring treadmill every day, we are going to try all sorts of hiit woooop, we will see how get on and let you know 🙂 .
So the results so far … both of us have lost a lot of body fat and build a considerable amount of muscle which we are thrilled with! What more could we ask for?! We are happy and we are not the only ones noticing the difference, all our friends and family are noticing huge changes which is a huge motivation for us. We can clearly see the plan is working. We have a lot more energy, our metabolism has officially changed, we are thinner and we are stronger this all added together means we are a lot happier!
Wahoo bring on week 5!!
Kelly and Rose
~ ‘It always seems impossible until it’s done’ ~ Nelson Mandela ~
~ ‘I think I like who I am becoming’ ~
~ ‘If you are waiting for a sign THIS IS IT.’