My Weight Loss Progress

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Phase 1 Summary

Phase 1 of the transformation begins tomorrow. Here is a short synopsis of what my week will look like.

Phase 1: Week 1
Start your transformation with weight training and Clean Eating

There are four workouts to do this week. I will blog more detail about each workout as I do them. The plan discourages you from doing cardio because it wants to focus on muscle growth but I have been working out consistently for over a year and I LOVE my zumba class so I am still going to commit to zumba. It is practically therapeutic for me to be there and to be with my friends.

Workout Schedule
Each workout has about 6-8 exercises, doing 3 sets of 12 reps
Back & Biceps (Monday)+ Zumba
Chest & Triceps (Tuesday)
Legs & Calves (Thursday) + Zumba
Shoulders & Abs (Saturday) + Zumba

As I have said before, I am not worried at all about the workouts. I have been committed and look forward to my time in the gym. With my awesome new phone app, I have the workouts already planned out. The next part will be the hard part. Clean Eating! I am headed to the store today to get stocked up on some stuff.

The diet consists of 3 meals a day plus 3 mini meals. At first glance it seems like a lot of food to me. It is a lot of protein but does allow unlimited veggies, 2 fruits and limited amounts of starch. As I go thru the days I will blog about what I am eating and how I feel.

I printed off a 3 month calendar to stick on my fridge. I will be placing a red "X" on each day to count down. I think it will help me to have a visual. Today I had a friend on facebook with a status that said' "Today I am starting my 20,000 day be healthy for the rest of my life". I want this to be my status too. I want it to be a lifestyle change but I feel like these 12 weeks can be a good jump start.

Friday, April 13, 2012

At it again

So yesterday I was given a little (well actually a lot) of extra motivation. Lets just say that if I could conquer my weight and reach my goals, there could be a big prize :) For the last several months I have been in equilibrium. I haven't gained or lost an ounce. I am still working out at least 5 days a week and recently started doing weight training again with Travis. I am so sore. I think that I work out enough to keep the weight off and stay in equilibrium but I haven't been decreasing my calories enough to see a deficit. To lose weight I am going to have to change my diet. The good thing is that I think if I could lose the weight I should be able to keep it off. That isn't to say I am going to start eating donuts but I might be able to enjoy an indulgence every once in a while.

I am thinking about doing the Jamie Eason 12 week Live Fit transformation program. This would require lots of discipline; especially in regards to diet but I feel like I need to do it. Several people have done it with really incredible results. The great thing is that every day is designed for you, what you can eat, what workouts to do, etc. It is only 12 weeks, I should be able to have self control and will power for that long, right?

There are three phases to the program, one per month. I am going to try really hard to blog this journey of 12 weeks and discuss what I am eating, what exercises I am doing, etc. However, I don't want to recreate the wheel so I will be linking to the program to share information and then giving my extra insight and opinion; specific to my journey.

I am hoping that by blogging this process and by having some people to hold my accountable that I can be successful. I got a new app on my phone that allows you to track all your workout progress and weight. Travis has been using it for months and really likes it.

Here I go...back to blogging!!