Jamie Eason Live Fit – Phase 1, Week 3

Week 3


Stick With It

               I woke up early today around 5:30am to go to my gym. The workouts in Week 3 increase from 4 days a week to 5 days a week and you are allowed to choose which body part you would like to work twice a week. I chose back and biceps. I consider my back to be the area that needs special attention.  As far as the diet part of it, the hardest part is eating so much. It’s hard for me to eat 1,700 calories a day. I’m eating more around 1400 – 1600 calories a day.

Ok…if I’m going to do this review then I have to be 100% honest. I was thinking about doing some cardio this weekend because I am so sick of looking at this fat on my body. BUT. I am going to stick with the program because if it doesn’t work then I want to be able to say it didn’t work for me AND I followed all the directions. So I’m going to stick it out, and wait another two weeks to incorporate cardio, and do a legit review on this program. I also gained about 2lbs. I was pissed.

 I haven’t cheated on my diet or missed any workouts; I just gained out of nowhere. I was happy to weigh in because I looked like I had loss weight, but I gained weight. Everyone keeps telling me it’s the muscle. I’ve prepared all my meals for the week so it’s a no brainer as far as what I am going to eat. Sunday I went to the mall, and I refused to buy any pants because I am more than certain I am going to be out of a size 16’s and into my size 8’s in no time. I also resisted Auntie Anne’s Pretzels while shopping at the mall! Talk about dedication.

                I’m going to stick with the Live Fit program, and not deviate from the plan because you are going to gain before you lose in Phase 1, and I am shrinking regardless of what the scale says. I was slightly depressed seeing I gained weight but I am not giving up. I was doing my hair today and I noticed my biceps in the mirror. They were jumping as I was brushing my hair back! I have refocused, and I’m ready to get these next two weeks over with so we can get to the good stuff…cardio and fat burning!


Epiphany Moment: Don’t expect to see results after only 2 weeks of following the program. True healthy weight loss is a marathon, not a sprint. Although I gained 2lbs of the 4lbs back this week, I’ve still lost 2lbs during the program in two weeks!

Jamie Eason Live Fit – Phase 1 Week 1

Phase 1, Week 1. Camera's date is wrong! Today is Sept 10, 2012.

Phase 1, Week 1. Today is Sept 10, 2012.

Week 1


Goal Setting

In June 2012 I was 213lbs, and I was depressed. I decided to set a goal to lose 73lbs by eating 1,200 calories a day, and doing 5 miles of walking/jogging five days a week. Because I was under eating and killing myself over cardio, I lose weight but remained flabby. Desperate to lose weight and keep if off without the yo-yo effect of a low calorie diet, I sought advice on how to reach my goals effectively. I learned about bodybuilding.com from a co-worker back in August 2012, but after looking at the website knew I wouldn’t be interested. I didn’t want to look like a body builder. That look was not my goal. However when I thought about it, I couldn’t visualize my ideal body. I just wanted to lose weight!

Sometime during the month of September I got this epiphany that in order to get what I’ve never had, I have to try things I’ve never done before. I don’t know what exactly made me decide to refer back to the bodybuilding website, but I did. Maybe it was fate, maybe it was my co-worker who really helped inform me on the options the website had to offer. I saw Jamie Eason’s Live Fit plan for fat loss, and read what she had to say about losing weight, and watched her videos. I learned that Jamie Eason, like me, was a Communication major in college, and used modeling and wanting to be a spokes model for fitness as her motivation. I have always wanted to model but I never considered fitness modeling because I’ve never been fit. I definitely could use this as a motivator.

The following week I decided that I would give it a try. On Monday, September 10th, 2012 I started the 1st workout and was pissed about having to do pushups. I did a modified girl pushup and for the narrow pushups I used a wall and did those standing up.  The 1st day that I did the workout I felt it was tough but quick! However, as the day went on I became super sore. And so as the week went on, each body part that she has you work gets sore. This could have been eliminated or at least minimized if I had taken the supplements Jamie recommends. Instead I purchased over the counter supplements from my local grocer.

The first two weeks of the Live Fit plan includes a 4 day workout hitting each body part. Today is Thursday September 13, 2012 and I have finished my first week of Phase 1! The goal now is to keep it clean with my eating this weekend which for me means no alcohol or processed foods. It helps that I have planned out my weekend in My Fitness Pal so I know exactly what to eat. I also got rid of all the processed foods in my house to avoid possible cheating. I am going to enjoy resting these next few days. I purposely planned my workouts so that I am able to rest Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and I need it. I am anxious to see my results and show them off. Everyone who I tell about this program agrees that building muscle is the right way to accomplish my fitness goals.

By the way, my goal is to enter a bikini contest sometime in 2013…and win!

Epiphany Moment: In the beginning you will have to sacrifice the things you have or can have, for the accomplishments you wish to gain or the things you want.