Friday, September 16, 2011

Fitness Friday?

Sure, why not?

We are nearing the end of week three for the LiveFit Trainer program.  You can find more details here.  The first month of the program is all weight-training and no cardio, so it has been interesting to say the least.  I am taking in between 1300 and 1700 calories daily, with a lot of that being protein.  I really need to work in more veggies, but am not really good at selecting, prepping, and bringing them to work with me (any suggestions are appreciated).  I really want to get the most nutritional bang for my veggie and I just don't know enough about them.  I am working on cutting starches out of dinner since we usually don't eat until 8pm.  I am also experimenting with smoothies for breakfast, but they are often higher in calories and have more sugar in them.

Although I am not a fan of the scale, I have been weighing myself at the gym weekly and am down 2 WHOLE pounds (sarcasm) since the 29th.  I am not really expecting to lose weight in the first month since I am building muscle, but if that's what the scale is gonna give me, I'll take it.  I was doing really well with logging my food/exercise/water in My Fitness Pal until this past Saturday.  Kinda fell off until yesterday (with logging, not with food).  But the important thing is that I am back on track with it and moving forward.

I am taking the suggested supplements with the program which are whey protein, multi-vitamin, fish oils, and branch chain amino acids (I only take the BCAA before a workout).  I typically have 8oz of water with a scoop of protein poweder within one hour of waking and then have breakfast a little later.  I have another one right after my workout.  The idea is to get the protein to the muscles ASAP so they can start to build and repair.

This week we moved to a 5 day split for workouts so I have two days off this week (too bad I already used them) and next.  Once we hit phase 2 we go to a 6 day split.  Should be interesting to try to have a life while doing this program, but I want to follow through with the whole 12 weeks and see how it goes.  I am feeling stronger and more confident in the gym.  I have had a few issues where I got caught not knowing what the hell I was doing, but I know the trainers there so they were kind enough to help me figure it out or find an alternative.

Overall I am really enjoying the program because it is so easy to follow.  The gym I go to is small and doesn't always have the equipment I need, but like I said, between my knowledge and the help of the staff, I am able to find an alternative that serves the same purpose.  The workouts are laid out so precisely, with videos, which makes it easy to know what you are in for before you even get to the gym.

This post ended up being waaaaaay longer than I expected, but I guess it's 3 weeks worth of an update, soooooo...

Happy Friday!!  Hope you all have a great weekend!

1 comment:

ThePaintedPisces said...

Way to go Bre! It's great to see you succeeding at your goals. But maybe we could SEE more of it? Pictures?

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