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Jamie Eason Review {Week 9}

Wow! Phase 1 and 2 done! WOOP WOOP! This past week started The final phase (the home stretch), Phase 3 of Jamie Eason’s Live Fit Program. Only 3 weeks left.
Overall Phase 3 definitely kicks it up a notch!! OMG the workouts are way more intense! I will talk more about that later in this weeks post.
As far as the food goes, it is basically very similar (only for week 9) to Phase 2 nutrition, EXCEPT you are actually counting calories. I was already tracking my calories using My Fitness Pal. I am not as concerned with calories, since I am eating healthy food in the proper portions, BUT for Phase 3 you will need to be more meticulous with the food calculations. Week 10 – 12 will get a little crazy with carb cycling BUT I’ll talk about that next week.

Weight loss update:
I am down another pound this week! Making 21 pounds total!! YAY!! I have to say with as hard as the workouts have been I thought surely I sweated off at least another 5 pounds right?! HA I was a little bummed that it was only 1 pound this week.. BUT every pound counts :) My goal is by the end of Week 12 to have lost 25 pounds total! AND my BIGGER goal is to lose 30 pounds total from when I started..I am going to be doing Jamie’s program twice, making it 6 months of clean eating and lifting weights.. and by the end of the 6 months to have the total pounds lost equal 30! At that point I will continue to use her workouts as a guide for my daily workouts. They are just layed out SOOO well and Phase 2 workouts are def something I will continue to do in the future.

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(Picture Above) So food prep for phase 3 WEEK 9, was really the same as Phase 2. I was already hitting my recommended calories and limiting my carbs to earlier in the day, so nothing really changed this week. NEXT week (week 10-12) is when the nutrition will really get kicked up a notch! SOOOO looking forward to that, HA Not!

Once again here is a recap of my daily meals:
-Meal 1: 2 egg white muffins with 3/4 cup of chickpeas
-Meal 2: 2 squares of Jamie Eason’s recipe Pumpkin Protein Bars
-Meal 3 (LUNCH): 4 oz of baked chicken, half a steamed sweet potato, and half a cup of steamed broccoli OR spinach salad with strawberries and walnuts
-Meal 4: 2 Jamie Eason’s recipe of Turkey Meatballs
-Meal 5: Protein Shake (post workout)
-Meal 6 (DINNER): Baked Tilapia (or Baked chicken), spinach salad with walnuts and tomatoes, 2 tb of new mans own balsamic vinaigrette, AND half a cup of string beans (or other veggie)

For a downloadable copy of My Grocery List CLICK the link below!
Alesha_FOOD_list_09_28 <—— CLICK here to download the PDF Document

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(Picture Above) Dinner’s this week have been pretty simple, baked chicken or tilapia with string beans or broccoli. One night I also added some mushrooms, onions and an avocado.

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(Picture Above) Saturday night I went to my sisters house to craft (we use any excuse to actually use our pinterest ideas!) The old me would have just grabbed sushi rolls to go (with plenty of PINK SAUCE to dunk them in! HA) and brought a box of brownies to our girls night! HA But instead I brought my little tupperware of baked chicken and string beans and we made Pumpkin Protein Bars. If you plan ahead and have meals already made, it makes it sooooo much easier to stay consistent, ESPECIALLY on the WEEKENDS! It is possible to eat healthy every day, just prepare for it :) 

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I Just have to give a HUGE shout out to my amazing SISTER!! I am sooo blessed to have her in my life, she is an amazing mother of 3 little ones, devoted wife and works for my dad’s company AND not to mention is a true friend!  She manages to balance EVERYTHING with such grace and poise! And is one of my biggest cheerleaders! She is starting to tackle the clean eating journey too and I LOVE being able to swap recipes and text eachother every time to be a voice of reason when we get a crazy craving!!

Surround yourself with people who will lift you up, keep you accountable and cheer you on!! It makes all the difference! 
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I have had a lot of people ask if it’s okay to eat out during Jamie Easons program?

My answer: This is a LIFESTYLE not a diet. ☝️In the past two months I have only gone to a restaurant 3 times, every incident I was very hesitant, but the reality is I cannot isolate myself just because I am trying to eat healthy. I need to empower myself to make healthier choices & order food that is good for me!

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