Okay, I promise, this will be my last post about the LiveFit Trainer. I know I’m constantly blabbing about it but I just can’t help it. It’s been one of my major focuses for the last 3 months. I finished the program this weekend and just wanted to share all my thoughts with you. I put most of this on the My Mission Impossible FB page yesterday but I know some people read this that are not on FB so I thought I’d
shove it down everyone’s throat share it here as well. For those of you that know me, you know why this is such an accomplishment for me. I was ALWAYS making excuse after excuse to not workout or eat right yet ALWAYS complaining about the way I looked. This program was challenging and really forced me to change almost every part of my life to be successful in it: the way I ate, the time I woke up, the time I went to bed, the time I spent with my family, the time I spent socially, the amount of alcohol I consumed and the way I spent the tiny bit of free time I had. For me it was a sacrifice, but one that was well worth it!
Here are my before and after pics, dated accordingly. I wanted to take them at the beginning, end of P1, end of P2, and end of P3, but I kept forgetting so they are a little random. Please excuse my awful faces…I couldn’t stop laughing for the life of me. I wish I would have flexed in the first set so you could get a better point of reference of where I began, not sure why I didn’t think of that. I also wanted to take them all in the same bathing suit, but I couldn’t find the black one at the moment, and nope, didn’t get a tan, just different lighting.
I was very unsure as to whether I wanted to post these or not, but now I’m glad that I did. I worked my butt off and I want to show other people that just a few short months can make a difference!
That being said, my transformation is not as dramatic as a lot of other’s I’ve seen from LiveFit and I have three theories as to why that may be:
1) I did the ENTIRE 12 weeks at home, not at a gym. I used free weights, dumbbells and bands. For the last 4 weeks I had a machine that allowed me to do lat pulldowns and leg extensions, nothing else. And for the last two weeks, I had a lot more equipment at home; however the workouts did not really require me to use much of it. My point is that although this is meant to be done in a gym, it is possible to complete at home.
2) As much as I hate to admit it, I slacked a bunch on the cardio and HIIT, I just couldn’t get enough time to fit in hour and a half workouts 6 days a week.
3) I did not do the carb cycling. This was just a personal preference. I did the Trainer only to improve my health and fitness, not to lead towards competing or doing any kind of photoshoot and just did not feel it was necessary.
I did not lose much weight, probably only about 2 lbs., however, I was not trying to lose weight. My goal was to lose fat and put on lean muscle, which I know that I did succeed (to some degree) because my clothes do not fit me the same; however, my measurements didn’t change too much either.
I think I’m going to post these pics on Jamie Eason’s wall as well, I just haven’t worked up enough courage yet. I have 150 followers, she has 175,000! For me, looking at pictures is incredibly motivating and I’d like to show other people that you can take advantage of this program even if you can’t get to a gym, so hopefully I’ll decide to do that soon.
I loved this program. Every second of it, even when I hated it! I’m so thankful to Jamie Eason and Bodybuilding.com for making it available. Although having been through it I think it would be worth if it it cost money but since it’s free…what have you got to lose? I urge everyone to give it a shot! It may sound dramatic but it really did change my life. It taught me so much about nutrition, fitness, weightlifting, and my body in general!
I’m obviously no expert, but if anyone has any questions about the program, I’ll do my best to answer them. I wanted to add the link again in this post since a lot of you have been asking me what I’ve been doing and where you can find it. The program is called Jamie Eason’s LiveFit Trainer. It’s found on Bodybuilding.com (one of my fav websites) and is 100% FREE! That’s what’s so cool about it there’s no risk. Trust me, it’s worth it. You can find it here
if you want to check it out.
Thanks for following this journey with me, hope you’ll stick around!