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October 14, 2013

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 πŸ™‚ 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_28Β <β€”β€” CLICK here to download the PDF Document

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(Picture Above)Β 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 πŸ™‚Β 

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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! Β 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!Β 
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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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22 Comments

  • Sammi

    When you start the program again after 12 weeks are you going to start right back at phase 1 again?

    October 14, 2013 at 10:17 pm Reply
    • aleshahaley

      Yes mam πŸ™‚ I was tempted to start back at phase 2.. but after talking to other girls who have done it a second time I think starting at Phase 1 again is soooo important! And the phases really build on eachother.

      After this crazyness of Phase 3 I think I will enjoy taking a break from cardio and HIT training! HAHA!! I am taking a 2 week break once I finish the 12 weeks then I am starting over after Thanksgiving. But next time my weights will be upped so phase 1 for me will still be challening!

      October 14, 2013 at 10:42 pm Reply
      • Sammi

        Sounds like a great plan! You are really inspiring me to start it. I’ve got 6 more weeks of PT training so I will start the training program then. I’m going to start the nutrition plan now though.

        Thank you for answering all my questions! I love the way you talk – I’m for Australia btw πŸ™‚

        October 15, 2013 at 9:35 pm Reply
        • aleshahaley

          Aw of course!! I am HAPPY To help!! I am still starting out but i feel like I have learned so much already πŸ™‚

          WOW from Australia!! So cool! I know you are just going to LOVE Jamie’s program!

          October 16, 2013 at 9:22 am Reply
  • Allison

    Holy smokes girl you are FLYING through this challenge. I cannot believe you only have 3 weeks left!! ROCK those shorts your legs look great!!

    October 14, 2013 at 10:41 pm Reply
    • aleshahaley

      HAHA thanks girl!! I might break out the shorts on week 12! πŸ˜‰

      October 15, 2013 at 10:12 am Reply
  • marasu3

    Woohoo!! You’re looking good chica! Proud of you for staying strong! Time flies when you’re having fun. πŸ˜‰

    October 14, 2013 at 11:38 pm Reply
    • aleshahaley

      haha thanks girl!! I cant believe Im almost done!! Def flys by!

      October 15, 2013 at 10:12 am Reply
  • Jennifer P.

    On September 22 I gave up desserts, sweets/candy, chocolate, and bread until October 31st. The first week was hard. The 3rd day I was a nightmare to be around but at the end of that week I had lost 7.2 pounds! The second week I didn’t lose any weight. At this point I went on a hunt to figure out how to shed my extra weight. I found your blog about a week ago and read every one if your Jamie Eason posts. You totally motivated me. I test drove it over the weekend. I had to try a turkey ball before I committed. Lol. Love them! So today I began day 1!!! Thank you for writing about each week. You gave such good advice about food and honesty about the toughness of the workouts.

    October 15, 2013 at 2:16 am Reply
    • aleshahaley

      O wow!! Thanks soooo much Jennifer!

      I am soooo proud of you!! It is such a rollercoaster isnt it?! The first three weeks were the hardest for me as well!! I was def no fun to be around HA!
      BUT 7.2 pounds!! That is amazing!

      And you totally have to try the pumpkin bars!! I made the chocolate protein bars for the first 4 weeks and it was an adjustment and they were pretty good.. BUT THEN I tried the pumpkin bars! OMG they are amazing!! Wish I would have started with those.

      Please keep me updated on your progress! I just LOVE hearing other people’s experiences with Jamie’s program. It is NOT easy but it is worth it πŸ™‚ You got this girl!

      October 15, 2013 at 10:17 am Reply
  • Beth Mescher

    Alesha,

    I love to read your blog. It is very motivating. I was wondering if you would be willing to share your ftinesspal login and share your food journal? It is very helpful (to see what foods you are eating day in and day out) and helps to keep me accountable. If you would do so, it would be appreciated!

    October 15, 2013 at 10:43 am Reply
    • aleshahaley

      Hi Beth!

      Aw thank you soo much!! My Fitness Pal info is: AHaley01..

      And my blog posts pretty much sum up my food diary.. but I do try and track every day on My Fitness Pal πŸ™‚ So you can look there too!

      Are you doing Jamie’s program??

      October 15, 2013 at 10:50 am Reply
  • Morgan

    You are doing awesome. I haven’t started yet, about the time I was going too I got the crud and can’t breath. But hopefully after this week will be back to 100%. Do you print everything off and put it in a binder? noticed your pic above. Do you take it to the gyM?

    October 15, 2013 at 11:55 am Reply
    • aleshahaley

      Thank you sooo much Morgan!! Hope you feel better, I know once you start you will LOVE it!

      And yes I take my notebook with me EVERY day to the gym. I have ALL the phases printed out as well as my food list too. It’s all in one notebook. I felt kinda silly at first with lugging it around, but now i LOVE it! And its so great to look back at the previous weeks and have a visual checklist!

      October 15, 2013 at 4:19 pm Reply
      • Morgan

        Is there a place you can print it all or do you just go day by day?

        October 16, 2013 at 9:47 am Reply
        • aleshahaley

          If you click the links above, you print out all the workouts.. Each PHASE is broken up into ONE PDF.. It has about 25 pages per phase.. And then each day has its own page..

          Does that help?

          October 16, 2013 at 9:52 am Reply
  • Donna Smith

    Hi, I just found your page thru Pintrest. I am looking at starting Jamie’s challenge. I want to thank you for your posts. They are very good. I enjoy the pictures and food list. This is very motivating to me. You have done awesome so far. I think I will be able to try this now. Thank you.

    October 17, 2013 at 9:57 pm Reply
    • aleshahaley

      Hi Donna!

      O that makes me sooo happy!! I hope my weekly recap is helpful for you! I think it totally would have helped me from when I was starting out.. It seemed SOOO overwhelming and challenging (especially the food portion) BUT now that I am almost done I realize how it is very manageable & has truly changed my LIFE!!

      I am already planning on doing it a second time!
      Please keep me updated on how you like Jamie’s program πŸ™‚

      October 18, 2013 at 9:33 am Reply
  • Amelia Maria

    Girl, you look amazing! I am kinda nervous about phase 3 (which starts on Monday for me) and how intense it will be, but I know I can do it.

    October 19, 2013 at 12:07 am Reply
    • aleshahaley

      How is it going in Phase 3?! Honestly the first two weeks of phase 3 are a little harder than the last two.. I am finishing up week 11 and I am missing those dang sprints! HAHA

      October 23, 2013 at 11:18 pm Reply
  • Stephanie

    Hi Alesha,

    My friend and I just started this program and we are super excited. We are on day 3 and the food and workouts feel great so far. I was looking around for reviews and found your blog. Ummm you look amazing! Thanks for posting and giving me just another reason to be motivated.

    January 27, 2014 at 1:31 pm Reply
  • Kristin

    Alesha,

    I have come back to your .pdfs for this sooo many times in the last 2 years– i keep a copy of them on my computer and keep re-printing them as booklets, 2 pages to a sheet (4 front and back) and staple them together and take them to the gym with me. I love keeping track of my progress, being able to write things down really helps me, but the bodybuilding.com app is too difficult to update at the gym, plus i can’t see it in front of me all laid out like this. I just want to say thank you for putting together the pdfs and sharing those, I absolutely love them!

    December 30, 2015 at 6:49 am Reply
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