Tuesday, October 23, 2012

My Live Fit (WEEK 6) Recap

Week 6 of the Live Fit Challenge was hard because I'm lifting heavier weight, and because I started a new job, so keeping up with 5 workouts a week was a challenge.  Most days I went after work, but one day, when I had after work commitments, I got my arse up at 5:30 a.m. to get that workout in.  I'm sore!  But not so sore that I can't move.  

Now that Week 6 is over, I'm halfway there. :) I'm scheduled to complete Week 12 on December 1!  I think this will keep me motivated to enjoy the holiday food and desserts, but not completely go crazy.  

I feel like my face is thinning some, which is a result I didn't anticipate.  I like seeing my cheekbones!  I'm really digging starting to be able to see more shoulder definition too.  Because I am seeing results, it's helping me stick with the clean eating.  It's really like clockwork now.  I prepare meals on Sunday night and Wednesday night for the week- some people have asked what my husband eats, and he's doing the same thing so it works for us for now.  Saturday night is eating out at a restaurant and getting to indulge.  


Week 6 is days 36-42.  I'm doing 20 minutes of cardio at the end of my workouts and incorporating abs between the last sets before cardio.  For cardio, I do the stair mill at intervals between 60-75.  

You have to go to the Live Fit website to print out the workout logs for each day. 






Below is my progress in the last month.  I can tell my arms are more toned, but it's hard to tell the progress in my legs since I'm wearing capris in the last two photos.  


Please know that I am reading EVERY comment and email, but I haven't had a chance to respond.  I plan to get back to it this weekend.  Thank you so much for reading and sharing in this journey with me. 

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27 comments:

  1. Wow-you can see a difference from last week! You look amazing!!!

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  2. Way to keep up on a busy schedule. My working out has dropped off because of busy-ness the last few weeks.

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  3. You look great! You're almost there and the results are showing!

    -Sarah

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  4. Way to stick with it! It's hard...I fell off a couple of weeks ago and last night was the first night that I've ran in over two weeks. It's crazy how fast you fall out of shape!
    You look great!!

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  5. You are so inspiring! You can tell such a difference! You look smaller and toned all over! congrats on your progress~

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  6. I am starting this on Monday! Trying to lose the last baby weight I have and tone up a bit. The only time I have to go is 5am! Any encouraging "get-your-butt-out-of-bed" words?

    -Melissa

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    1. Getting up early is so hard! I literally just have to get out of bed the second my alarm goes off, before I have time to talk myself out of it. I know there's really no "wiggle room" for snoozing in the morning if I'm trying to get a workout in.

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  7. Hey Megan!

    I am starting this program on Monday! Any encouraging "get-your-butt-out-of-bed" words? I can only go at 5 am! Gah!

    - Melissa

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  8. I am planning to start this program on Monday with my husband! Glad to know it works! I do have a question... Do you do the supplementation, if so, when do you take those supplements. It wasn't very clear on the website. I just want to make sure I am doing everything to achieve max results.

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    1. Hi Sarah! I add the BCAA to my water while I workout. I drink a protein shake as soon as I get home after working out. I also take a mulitvitamin and fish oil in the morning and at night.

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  9. Wow, sister. So toned and fit. So proud of you. Such an inspiration.

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  10. Great job! You look awesome! Keep up the hard work! www.i-heartfitness.blogspot.com & www.styleoyster.blogspot.com

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  11. You look awesome! I wish you could come here and motivate me!

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  12. You look amazing! Truly!
    I think it would be great if you put together side-by-side "timeline style" photos for weeks 1-6 and then 7-12, then a large collage of all 12 weeks. Would be so cool to literally watch your figure change from week to week.

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    1. I agree! :) Unfortunately, for the first six weeks, I only have photos of week 2, 5, and 6. I will continue to take a weekly photo from now on though. I like the collage idea- will definitely do that.

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  13. I started (due to your inspiration and Maggie's!) last Saturday! I'm eating clean as well! I love the feeling of being organized with my eating and having a plan each day for my workout! Can't wait to see your continued results!

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  14. Ok So I posted this comment earlier, but I just wanted to make sure you saw it! I have been loving following your blog and all the information you have been giving about your workouts and diet. It is so motivating! I looked into the Jaime Eason program you are doing right now and noticed that the nutritional portion of phase three seems so much more complicated and intimidating then the first two phases. What I loved about the first two phases is that there was no COUNTING haha and specific calories and all that. The third phase seems really specific about caloric intake and it's broken down by specific amounts for carbs, proteins, fats, ect. I was just wondering if you plan on following the nutrition part of the third phase as it instructs or if you will just stick to what you are doing now...the clean eating and 5-6 small meals a day? Either way I am just so anxious and excited to see your results!

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    1. I'm on Week 7 (Phase 2) and have not been counting calories yet. I need to read in more detail about that. I am just doing the 5-6 small meals now.

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  15. Megan you are looking great! I just started a blog yesterday... (see previous comment to you from your last post). I can't wait to get my first post up...it'll be BEFORE pics though...ERRR! Keep up the great work! I'd love to see more meal examples and such... and how much do you indulge on Saturday?! I plan to still eat clean on cheat days but I'd love suggestions on what to eat when you're out! ;)

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    1. Good for you Kischa! On Saturday, when I eat out and "cheat", I have a glass or two of wine, appetizer (meat and cheese tray is always great), whatever meal I want, and maybe half a dessert.

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  16. noticeable change!! way to go!!! I was looking at the daily gym workout sheets you posted and some of the workouts seem a little intimidating, ie PULL UPS!..... I was thinking if you are ever wanting a post topic you can talk about conquering gym intimidation. So many people at my gym are in super awesome shape that sometimes I feel kinda silly using the weight machines etc. what are some things you have overcome at the gym? what are some tips you have or have learned along the way. Mind SET is key I know, so what does your mind "look" like when hitting the gym!:) Hope the new job is going well!!! I admire all you pack in each day!!!

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    1. Great idea Aly! It can be very intimidating to go to a gym especially if you're new to it. The pull ups I do are assisted, so I'm not pulling up my entire body weight. There's a machine for that. I am very comfortable around the machines and know how to adjust them to my height, etc. but you have to ask for help (I do too when I need it). There's always a chance of getting hurt if you don't know what you're doing, so better safe than sorry. When I go to the gym to workout, my mind is focused on me and my workout entirely. I don't pay attention to what anyone else is doing. I keep my headphones on and don't even talk to anyone (not that I know anyone there anyway!). This is YOUR time, don't worry about anyone else. :)

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  17. WOW Megan! Amazing results. I want to start this so bad, but I don't belong to a gym and I only have small weights - 3, 5, 10. Is there any way to do this at home, or does it have to be at a gym? Someone needs to create a program like this for those of us who would prefer to be at home. I mean, I'd love to join a gym, but even if I did, I wouldn't have the first clue as to how to do those excercises since I typically run or do dvds without weights. Any advice you can give?

    p.s. Yes, please post your protein shake recipe!

    Thank you, loving this blog!!

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    1. I think this program is best suited for a gym. There are lots of DVD workout programs you can use that incorporate weights. I would recommend doing a google search and looking at reviews. I hear Jillian Michaels has good home DVDs.

      A good protein shake is Lean Body for Her protein powder, blended with ice and water.

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  18. Awesome answer Megan! THANK YOU!!!! very encouraging:):) HAPPY FRIDAY!

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