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April 10, 2015

Jamie Eason Recap {Week 8+9}

Okay so bear with my y’all, I have been SOO behind in posting my Jamie Eason recaps!! AHHH sorry guys! I am still doing the program, I’m actually finishing up my final week this week! (April 10th) BUT I still wanted to post my recap from the last couple of weeks! I have some good food examples, that I think y’all will like!


Weightloss Update
Okay so *spolier alert* since it’s been about a month since I’ve posted a recap, I can’t exactly remember what my weight was at Week 8/ 9.
BUT I can tell you in the last month, my weight has gone UP & DOWN. I lost 2 lbs, then gained 2 lbs, then we went on vacation and I gained 2 pounds, then I lost it again! HA So my weight has pretty much been all over the place, BUT I can totally tell I’m getting stronger in the gym! I’ve upped my weights on everything, and can really feel a difference.

So the biggest Change with Week 8 is you start counting calories!
Carb cycling doesn’t start till week 10, so I’ll go over that in my next recap.
I average about 2100 calories a day. I eat ALOT of protein, since I am still nursing. But even before I had Annabelle I was still averaging about 1,800 a day in calories. I think their is a misconception that you have to eat a little bit of food to lose weight. As long as you are eating the RIGHT healthy clean foods, you can lose weight!

To Use the Calorie Calculator on CLICK HERE.

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With counting calories, I also use My Fitness Pal App and log all my food. This helps me really stay on track and stay accountable.
Weeks 8 & 9 had some yummy foods. I ate mainly scrambled eggs, chickpeas and fresh fruit for breakfast most days, but then you know me, I had to throw in some protein pancakes on Saturdays! I topped mine with greek yogurt + a little all natural peanut butter. So good!

Dinners were kind of all over the place these two weeks, but the biggest challenge is keeping NO CARB, so I try to eat my last carb around 4:00PM.
I get a little tired of just plain sautéed chicken, so I mixed it up and prepped some baked chicken, seasoned with Teriyaki, some honey and mustard, and sprinkled some Mrs.Dash on top, I added some water to the seasoning and then baked the chicken at 350 for 30 minutes. The seasoning keeps it SUPER moist and flavorful!!

chicken_1I had the baked chicken a couple nights in a row, so I paired it with a side salad and mashed cauliflower. I like Newman’s Own Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing, with some fresh strawberries!

I’ve also really been loving some baked Tilapia!! I like the fish in foil recipe that Jamie Eason has, but this is also a good one too! Just season your fish with Ole Bay, some lemon juice, then slice your lemons on top, bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Taste really fresh, have done this recipe with Mahi too, and its really good! I’m all about mixing it up so I don’t get bored!

Ya’ll know I’m obsessed with my Veggetti, I make Zoodles {Zucchini Noodles} Probably a minimum of three nights a week! I’m pretty sure Daves over them, but I can’t help it, their just so good! I sauteed up some shrimp in lemon juice and garlic, then cooked my zoodles in coconut oil while my butternut squash baked at 400 for 40 minutes. Toss all together and top with some more lemon juice, VOILA! Easy peasy dinner! Full of lots of veggies!

I also made Zoodles with just olive oil, sautéed onions and tomatoes. That was even easier and it was really good too! I think the trick is to not overcook them or they get mushy. I sautee mine on medium heat for about 8 minutes and they are perfect.

I’ve mentioned this before, but I really LOVE brussels sprouts too! They are prob the one veggie that I thought I would NEVER eat, but now that I’m older and wiser, haha I really love them. They hold flavor really well and if you roast them they get nice and crispy! I roasted mine with onions and broccoli and a little olive oil at 400 for about 30 minutes.

Served the brussels sprouts with spaghetti squash, and hummus crusted chicken, for a low carb dinner.

Also since I’m talking about all this yummy food, I should mention I’ll be hosting a clean eating workshop here in Jacksonville, FL on April 19th at 1:00PM. If you’re in the area, come on out would love to meet you!! For more info check out YOGABAR in FruitCove. Reserve your spot today!


Week 8 & 9 WORKOUTS
Alright lets talk workouts for Weeks 8 & 9. You can read more about my Week 8 recap from my first round, HERE. Week 8 wasn’t too bad, I mean it was still a lot but because I knew what to expect for Phase 3 I was enjoying my last week of normalness. HA! Phase 2 is 6 days a week 30 minutes of weights PLUS 30 minutes of medium intensity cardio. I usually just did the elliptical for my cardio, ever since I had Annabelle my hips still bother me when I run, so I try not to run too much.

This is an example LEG DAY For Week 8. As you can see its LOTS of reps! Some of the exercises are using lower weights with higher reps or HIGH weights to failure. Those failure sets always get me!
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Okay so WHOO finished Phase 2! Let’s talk Week 9 Workouts. You can read more about my Week 9 Recap from my first round HERE. So Phase 3 Begins! OMG just like last time, it gets CRAY CRAY! Below is an example workout from Week 9. Its ALOT of weights then just when you think you can’t do anymore, you have to do 30 second sprints (30 seconds on, 30 seconds OFF) on the treadmill. OMG y’all thats what gets me! ITS SOOO INTENSE! BUT what’s amazing about it, is you build muscle so quick! You are really building on all your handwork from the previous phases. If you just started at phase 3, you would probably give up, but because your body has worked so hard for the past 8 weeks, its totally doable! That’s not to say its not hard, or challenging or may seem impossible at times, BUT trust me, YOU CAN DO IT! If I can do it, you can totally do it!

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Stay tuned for my Week 10 & 11 Recap, then my FINAL Week 12 with my total weightloss post next week!!
QUICK side note; Just want to say a huge thank you to all you amazing blog followers for supporting me on this journey! I read EVERY SINGLE comment, email, question, Facebook post, instagram comment, etc!! All the support means sooooo much!! You guys ROCK!



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  • Stephanie

    OMG, I love all of these posts! I completed Jamie’s program a year ago after having my first baby. Loved the muscles is brought to my body, and it was so easy to follow! I’ve also been using AdvoCare products to help me not only loose my baby weight and gain 6 pounds of lean muscle — but I’m now earning $4,000 a month! I just thought maybe you’d be interested, mom to mom 🙂

    April 17, 2015 at 3:45 pm Reply
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