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October 21, 2013

Jamie Eason Live Fit Review {Week 10}


Another week down! Only 2 more weeks till I’ve completed Jamie Eason’s Live Fit Challenge!
I can’t believe it, the time has flown by. This week was suprisingly a little challenging with the food.. and NOT so challenging with the workouts!
I mean don’t get me wrong, the workouts were still SUPER intense but it was not as hard as last week. I think maybe because I knew what to expect in the gym? And I am getting used to the sprints.. it was still HARD but totally manageable.

Weightloss Update:
So no weight lost this week. BOO!! I couldn’t believe it!! I have worked sooo hard all week and even stuck to the plan over our out of town weekend. How could that be?! At first I was totally frustrated BUT then I realized that it is not always about the scale. I have come a long way and have learned so much in just the last 10 weeks. I was able to pull out an old pair of jeans from the back of my closet! So I guess that kind of makes up for it! HA I know I am a total party pooper this week! I thought for sure I would have lost another 2-3 pounds BUT alas it just didn’t move at all this week. 🙁

Total Bummer but I am not guna let it get me down. I have worked so hard and lost 22 pounds so far!! I am going to keep pushing through and try to reach my goal of 25 pounds lost by the end of week 12!

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Here’s a little snippet from Jamie Eason about Carb cycling:

Carb cycling takes the macronutrients (the proteins, fats and carbs) of your meals and manipulates them to reduce body fat to very low levels, with as little muscle cannibalization as possible. This carb cycle will last only 3 weeks. Any longer and you might lose too much hard-earned muscle.

Week 10 started the Carb cycling that I will continue for the remaining 2 weeks as well. It took me a couple of days of research and plugging foods into My Fitness Pal to really understand what I could eat for my low carb and high carb days.

LOW CARB DAYS:
20% of your food intake should be CARBS
50% Protein
30% Fat

HIGH CARB DAYS:
20% Protein
50% Carbs
30% Fat

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I’m not guna lie, the Low Carb days were a little rough. I found myself really getting used to eating my pumpkin protein bars.. and MISSING my beloved sweet potato at lunch!

And then what was weird was on the HIGH CARB days I kind of didn’t want to eat the carbs.. I guess I was getting used to the low carbs. By the weekend I was fine and finally felt like I got a handle on the low carb/high carb days for week 11. I feel like just when I get the hang of the workouts or the food. BAM it’s time to change it up. I was REALLY enjoying Phase 2 and then BAM Phase 3 has thrown me for a loop. LOL

I’m going to break down what I ate on each day, hoping that it will take some of the guess work out for other people 🙂

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Low Carb Day (Pictured Above)
Meal 1 – 2 egg white muffins with 1/2 a cup of black beans
Meal 2 – 2 Turkey Meatballs (use Jamie Eason’s recipe)
Meal 3 – 1/2 a cup of Sugar Snap Peas, 4 oz of baked chicken, 1 whole tomato
Meal 4- Protein Shake with Almond Milk (not pictured)
Meal 5 – Hummus and walnut crusted Tilapia with a spinach salad & 2 tb of Light Balsamic Viniagerrete

Above is what I continued to eat on all 6 low carb days for the rest of the week 🙂
The FREE app My Fitness Pal is GREAT because you can plug in your foods and it will give you the percentages (20% protein, 50% carbs… etc) And that way you know if you are hitting your goals. YOU HAVE TO BE VERY ACCURATE. You can’t eyeball your measurements, you need to know exactly the right portions for this to work.

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High Carb Day (Pictured Above)
Meal 1 – 2 egg white muffins with 1/2 cup of black beans OR quinoa
Meal 2 – 1 sweet potato
Meal 3 – 1/2 a cup of string beans, 4 oz of baked chicken and a whole avocado
Meal 4 – 2 Pumpkin Protein Bar squares (not pictured)
Meal 5 – Hummus and Pesto crusted chicken with 1/2 a cup of quinoa and 1/2 a cup of black beans

Above is what I ate on the only HIGH CARB day I had (Thursday).

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And then with just two weeks to go.. we decided to go out of town this weekend.

Taking a ROAD TRIP reminds me of Chick Fil A breakfast biscuits, sweet tea, doritos, hamburgers, twizzlers… (basically anything horrible for you! HAHA) Talk about sucking the fun out of a road trip.. UGH
BUT I knew I wanted to stick with my plan EVEN IF WE WERE TRAVELING, and these last few weeks are SOOOO critical. I have busted my butt in the gym all week and didn’t want it to go to waste!

David and I went to Georgia to see family, 5 hour drive there (on Friday Night) and then came back on Sunday afternoon. So what did I do all NIGHT on Thursday?!  MEAL PREP!
I stayed up late making ALL David and I’s food for the weekend. We packed our little cooler to the BRIM with the following:

-Egg white muffins with 1/2 a cup of Quinoa (breakfast)
-Baked chicken, green beans, and tomato (Lunch)
-Jamie Eason Pumpkin Protein Bars (Snacks)
-Protein Powder and Almond milk (snacks)

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It was SOOOOO great to see all my aunts, uncles and cousins! There is something about campfires and how peaceful the woods are that really made it seem like fall.

Even though I didn’t lose any weight this week, I hit a HUGE milestone! NOT caving into my junk food cravings and having all my meals prepped ahead of time, allowed me to stay on track EVEN while being out of town!
IT IS POSSIBLE TO EAT HEALTHY ON A ROAD TRIP. This was a BIG deal for me. I would usually cave into to any of the food and not think twice BUT now I am more aware of what I am eating and really want to stick to my clean eating plan.

It was MORE work BUT I came home knowing I stuck to my guns and continued with my healthy habits.

I had a hard time turning down funnel cakes, “crack brownies” HAHA (carmel, peanut butter brownies), hot dogs, coleslaw and potato salad.. just to name a few little gems from the weekend BUT I didn’t feel pressure to eat it AND I didn’t judge anyone for eating it either! If I wasn’t doing this program I probably would have dived in too! I think if I was at maybe month 6 or so I would have had no problem indulging in some treats over the weekend BUT with this being my first time through Jamie Eason’s program I wanted to stick with what I said I would do.

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I have said from the very first week I want to stick to this plan to the “T” all the way through! So no cheat meals for me! It was a tough weekend as far as denying myself all the yummy food BUT I came home satisfied knowing that I didn’t give up and I stuck to my original commitment!

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Workout Time:
I have to say after the torture from last week I soooooo was NOT looking forward to this weeks workouts. HAHA BUT suprisingly it wasn’t too bad. I mean it still sucked HA But at least I didn’t feel like I was going to die, which is basically my feeling during every workout last week. I think I knew what to expect for week 10  so it was more manageable. And the Treadmill Sprints really weren’t too bad. I even bumped it up to level 9 (last week was level 8)!!

The HIT workouts between the weights is still challenging and it’s safe to say I HATE mountain climbers and burpees! But I know they are good for me… so I guess I’ll just suck it up 😉

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O hello there little tricep muscle, nice to see ya! It’s been a while.

Finally seeing some more muscles in my arms. They still have a LONG way to go BUT I can start to see more changes. With only 2 more weeks I feel like Okay Im guna be ripped by week 12 right?! But realistically I know this is going to take alot longer. I have said this before, but I am taking a two week break (going to enjoy my thanksgiving…  Perfect timing 😉 And then I am going to start the program up again!

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Another progress photo.. I didn’t take too many workout pictures the first couple of weeks because I felt sooo BIG in all my tshirts! I wish I had taken more. I HATED wearing tank tops but NOW I love working out in them 🙂
I have lost 22 pounds so far and excited to see even more changes by week 12!! EEEK only 2 more weeks to go!

Click the Links BELOW to download the PRINTABLE workout sheets for each phase!
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Phase 1 PDF                         Phase 2 PDF                        Phase 3 PDF

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14 Comments

  • Amelia Maria

    I am loving your weekly recaps! I think it’s super helpful for people thinking about doing the program! You look awesome and your arms look great! I honestly lost 0 lbs (I contribute this to not following her diet plan, I think it’s good for a lot of people, just not for myself ), but I know I have lost inches. I know it’s really hard not to be annoyed when the scale doesn’t budge, but you are right the scale is not everything. I have been a bit crazy with the scale in the past, so I am not going by weight, but by how my fitness level is much better compared to before I started this program and the way my clothes are fitting better. I have gone from working out once a week, to 5-6 times and I am starting to love exercise again.

    October 21, 2013 at 7:59 pm Reply
    • aleshahaley

      Thank you!! I know I looked all over trying to find weekly recaps of the program BUT it was only a FINAL recap. So I figured this would help some people thinking about starting.. it can totally be overwhelming at first!

      And YAY congrats on the lost inches! That is one thing I regret not measuring.. I wish I would have! And I totally hear ya, sometimes a victory is just creating healthy habits!! You go girl!

      October 22, 2013 at 10:40 am Reply
  • This Northern Belle

    You look so incredible! Thanks to you, I’m seriously looking into doing this workout challenge. I want something to kick my butt and help me attain my goal. Keep up the good work!

    October 22, 2013 at 10:38 am Reply
    • aleshahaley

      Thank you thank you!! I HIGHLY recommend it 🙂 It has really been awesome for me! Alot of work and I have pushed myself more than I thought possible but its a FREE program and I LOVE how the workouts are spelled out for you 🙂

      You should totally give it a try! Let me know if you do 🙂

      October 22, 2013 at 10:43 am Reply
  • joycehaleyprudentialnetworkrealty

    Alesha, It is so cool that you stayed with your plan even while traveling! Very hard to do, especially easy to justify that you have ‘been so good’!
    But even though you didn’t lose this week, you will prob do even better next week because sometimes your body just ‘likes’ a certain weight, and it takes extra commitment and effort to get the results. You are n inspiration to me–I love the mel planning, and bringing good food choices to work or travel with you. It’s hard to make the best choices when you are hungry, and stuff is screaming at you to eat it!!
    Great job–I’m a very proud Mom-in-law!!

    October 22, 2013 at 12:30 pm Reply
    • aleshahaley

      Aw thanks so much Momma Haley!!! You’re so great!

      You’re so right! I am not going to let the scale define me 🙂 This whole experience has been soooo eye opening! And I am learning so much. It really makes such a difference being more aware of what I am eating.

      And my whole cooking style has changed! I know David loves being the guinea pig! HAHA But he has been soooo supportive too and eats right along with me 🙂 I was really proud of myself for bring my food with me, it was a real test, But I was so happy that I stuck with my plan.

      October 22, 2013 at 2:19 pm Reply
  • joycehaleyprudentialnetworkrealty

    Reblogged this on joycehaleyprudentialnetworkrealty and commented:
    Fantastic job!

    October 22, 2013 at 12:31 pm Reply
  • Michelle Hodges

    So I’ve been
    following your posts and love it by the way! Thinking about doing the program but do I need a gym or can I modify at home? Can’t seem to find that out anywhere?? I have been eating clean for a week now whoo-hoo! Thanks for the great recipes 🙂

    October 22, 2013 at 2:24 pm Reply
    • aleshahaley

      YAY!! Go you!! The clean eating was pretty new to me so you are already a step ahead!

      I would def say you need a gym membership to do this. There are people who do this program at home and just modify all the exercises. I however liked to follow exactly what the workouts are so I went to the gym.

      You can google Jamie Eason at home and there are some websites that list alternatives 🙂 Your going to LOVE it!

      Please keep me updated on your journey!!

      October 22, 2013 at 2:41 pm Reply
  • Kara

    Love your blogs! 🙂

    I think the headers might be mixed around here..confused me a little bit. but I think thats what it was 🙂

    LOW CARB DAYS:
    50% of your food intake should be CARBS
    20% Protein
    30% Fat

    HIGH CARB DAYS:
    50% Protein
    20% Carbs
    30% Fat

    October 28, 2013 at 3:44 pm Reply
    • aleshahaley

      AH OMG I didn’t even realize! HAHA I just fixed it.. THANK YOU for pointing it out 🙂

      October 28, 2013 at 3:47 pm Reply
      • Kara

        Well I was just moving into this week myself and was gonna see what everyone else was using for Macros..and I was like WHAT? mmmm ahaha oK THANKS girl! Doing a GREAT job!

        October 29, 2013 at 4:36 pm Reply
  • Jeannie

    You look great, don’t feel bad about not losing weight every week. Remember you are building muscle and muscle weighs more than fat but I’m sure you are still losing inches.. Keep up the great work,,,

    October 4, 2015 at 9:53 am Reply
    • alesha_haley@yahoo.com

      Thank you Jeannie, this post was from a long time ago, I ended up losing 22 lbs. Thank you so much!

      October 5, 2015 at 12:09 pm Reply

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