my best advice for the LiveFit Trainer

I am by no means the expert, especially only being in Week 2 of Phase 2. But I do feel I started this program with a slight advantage because I wasn’t new to weightlifting or clean eating, so there was very little behavior modification required on my part and the ones I did need to make weren’t that uncomfortable.

Having listened to many people discuss and go through the trainer, including some of my good friends, I have learned a lot about the do’s and don’ts. Combined with my own experience from this program and years in the gym, here is the best advice I can give to anyone starting or struggling.

Before I say anything else though, ANYONE who makes it through these workouts is tough. I have pushed myself pretty hard in the gym before, but these workouts are the real deal and would be challenging to most people, so pat yourself on the back because what you are doing isn’t much different than competitive bodybuilders!

I just can’t give up cardio, so is it okay to go ahead and do cardio in Phase 1 even though she says not to?

No, no, and no again. If you can’t give up cardio, this isn’t the program for you, to be blunt. And that’s okay, it doesn’t make you any less, just means it isn’t a good fit. The whole purpose of no cardio the first four weeks is to preserve every ounce of muscle you gain in the gym and cardio will completely defeat the purpose. If your diet is clean, you aren’t consuming lots of alcohol, and you are working hard in the gym you WILL see changes without the cardio. I dropped six lbs in four weeks which even I thought was impossible without cardio. Phases 2 and 3 will not benefit you like they should if you do cardio in Phase 1.

I’m not following her nutrition plan, but I am doing the workouts. Is this okay?

Again, my suggestion would be to follow a different program, or write your own. Her program is designed as a system of eating, exercise and supplements and if you aren’t going to follow it, you won’t get the results. Not only is it important to keep your diet clean, you have to EAT and EAT ALOT to pack the muscle on. I have been consuming an average of 2,000 calories a day with 170 grams of protein and it’s tough to do some days.

But THAT is how you build and retain muscle. Good clean calories and lots of protein! Let go of everything you knew from before, because 1200-1300 calories per day isn’t going to cut it unless you are a tiny person. She has a calculator in Phase 2, and I highly recommend punching your numbers to get an idea of where you should be. A good rule of thumb to follow is 40/40/20. 40% of calories from carbs, 40% from protein, 20% from fat and less than 2500 g of sodium and 25 g of added sugar per day.

I don’t even break a sweat lifting weights so I’m worried I’m not going to lose any weight.

You SHOULD be sweating. Maybe not to the degree you would with cardio, but you have to push yourself hard and if you are doing that, there will be sweat. Or a “slight glistening” as I like to call it 😉

I like to print my workout sheets for the week so I can plan days, times, etc. but also to track the weight I lift and beat myself. Muscles grow when they are stressed, so put the pressure on! You should be able to increase your weight every week, even if it’s just for one set or a few reps. I would also say to make sure your form is good, because without good form, you won’t hit the muscle right. Lift heavy enough to struggle mentally, but not hard enough that you can’t complete the motion.

I can’t stress enough, WORK HARD in the gym. Great results come from hard work.

I still want to be able to live my life and I’m going to drink beer with my friends on the weekends

That’s great, but I wouldn’t expect the same results as someone who is strict with the program. I gave up alcohol, had one minor slip and learned a very valuable lesson. When you are training with weights six times a week, keeping your diet clean, going out for a night of drinking will attempt to sabotage your goals. Your body needs every ounce of rest and energy to recover as that is when muscle growth happens. Alcohol taxes the immune system, makes you crave bad food and affects your mood which will hinder your performance in the gym the following week. It will also make defining your abs difficult, and isn’t that what everyone wants at the end?

I messed up on my eating one day, so I took a couple of weeks off, should I just start over now or go ahead and finish it?

Start over. I can’t stress enough that it’s a program. It’s designed to all work together, so when you commit to a specific program, it’s really important to follow it. Again, if you want to only use certain elements, that’s great too, but you can’t expect the same results. If you slip one day, bad meal, miss a workout, certainly just jump back on and keep after it, but two or three weeks has put your progress behind.

I’m in Phase 2 and not losing weight. It seems like I’m stuck. What am I doing wrong?

Possibly nothing. If you are lifting heavy and eating like you should, it’s entirely possible that your body is making changes you can’t see yet and will not reflect on the scale. Now I don’t think it’s possible for one month to pack on 5 lbs of muscle, but I DO think it’s possible for your scale weight to stall. Toss the scale and only weigh at the end of each phase to save yourself the mental roller coaster ride. TRUST the process. If you know deep down you are following the program, it will all come together in the end, as Phase 3 is designed to strip the fat. I would re-check your calorie numbers, make sure your added sugar is in check, drinking lots of water, pushing yourself with workouts and with all that okay, trust the process.

I started out 50 lbs overweight, will LiveFit get me where I want to be?

It took longer to put on 50 lbs than 90 days, so it’s going to take longer to get it off. BUT I do think LiveFit is a TERRIFIC place for anyone to start, no matter your weight. These workouts could be a lifetime fitness routine for anyone, combined with a healthy diet and some cardio, it’s definitely something you could modify and sustain forever. The worst thing you can do is compare your results with someone else. I started this program with about 10-15 lbs to lose, so it would be really unfair for someone with 30 lbs to lose to compare their progress to mine. Get in a competition against yourself and win!

To sum it up, follow the program. The way it’s outlined. Be patient and trust the process.

jamie eason’s livefit trainer phase 2, week 1

I finished my last workout of Phase 2, Week 1 today and I gotta say, after six straight days of workouts I am REALLY looking forward to my rest day tomorrow!

Like I said here, it’s becoming more and more imperative to me that I give myself credit for my accomplishments.

This week was challenging. With the Adorables out of town, I switched my workouts to 6 a.m., and the workouts changed and became more complex. I had to start new on figuring out minimum weights for things I hadn’t done before, and work through the frustration of not being able to lift as much doing a different exercise. The supersets made even my normal weight feel more difficult and today especially, I was sweating like a pig!

But I stuck to my goals without letting life pass me by. I had flavored almonds at the NBA game last night, laughed my butt off all night, and cooked a delicious healthy breakfast this morning when I really wanted to just say forget it and eat a moons over my hammy at Denny’s. I am going out with some friends tonight, friends I would normally drink with, to a place I would normally drink at, and it doesn’t even phase me that I won’t be drinking.

Last night, matter of fact, as I watched people around me who were drinking, I found myself so happy that I wasn’t. This experience has really opened my eyes to how easy it is to become dependent on alcohol in social settings. It’s almost as if there isn’t an option NOT to drink when everyone else is. Tonight will definitely be a social experiment, as I have never gone out in a setting such as this one without drinking right along with everyone else. I’m actually pretty excited to blog about my findings.

(Did I just use the word findings?)

To celebrate the end of my first week, I decided to post what I consider to be the worst picture of the old me. Not worst because of the picture, necessarily, but worst because when I look at this, I remember how heavy I felt mentally and physically. This was taken a few weeks before my second daughter was born, after I promised myself I wouldn’t overdo it again like the last pregnancy. I would watch my food, continue to exercise, and make good choices. I didn’t.

It is hard to believe that six weeks after this photo, after a c-section, I was back in the gym walking on the treadmill at 245 lbs and it was the beginning of the new and improved me. Yes, all those stretch marks are still there, though not as pronounced, obviously. Yes, the loose skin that is inevitable when you gain that much weight, is still tucked into my jeans. But I rarely see that look on my face anymore.

(side note: people ask me often, men especially, if it embarasses me to post these pictures. Of course it doesn’t. BOTH of these people are very much me. While I might be a smaller version of this person, the struggles she had are still there, losing weight and feeling more confident just gave me the mental energy to deal with life better.)

And not seeing that look on my face anymore is the only form of celebration I need that I made it through another week of workouts, and one week closer to my goal!

you are too obsessed

If I had a dolla for every time I’ve heard this, I would own every pair of cute shoes at Payless. Cause you will NEVER catch me spending hundreds on Jimmy Choos.

Is obsessed a term the lazy use to describe the dedicated?

I think it’s really important to put things into perspective when it comes to being “obsessed” with food and exercise. Whether someone has an unhealthy obsession with anything relies greatly on their ability to balance that obsession with real life, and how strong they are without the crutch. If someone suddenly ripped the gym and healthy food out of my life forever, I wouldn’t crumble into the fetal position and lose it. I would very much dislike it, because it’s my favorite hobby, but I could certainly survive mentally without it.

A good friend of mine, on the other hand, could not. I can tell you with almost 100% certainty that if you took away the ability to exercise and forced her to eat the way she SHOULD eat, she would crumble emotionally. She is very, very dependent on her lifestyle, no matter how many times anyone tries to tell her she should be different.

But guess what? It’s not my cross to bear. She’s not at an unhealthy weight. She eats enough to survive. She’s not passing out or throwing up or starving herself, she is just what most would call a little too “obsessed” with her body image which manifests itself in her behavior towards food and exercise. It is not my business or my place to tell her what she should be doing, she’s a grown woman and her choices affect me zero.

What’s difficult for people who are not “obsessed” with fitness and nutrition to understand is that most of us love it. We love it like other people love playing video games. We love it like some people love farmville. We love it like some love shopping or scrapbooking or bike riding or photography. We love it like some people like changing their relationship status on Facebook. We are all “obsessed” with something.

It’s a hobby. A challenge. Logging calories is FUN to me, as crazy as that might sound to some. Browsing product labels at the grocery store is fun. Sitting at home curled up with a blanket and movie while everyone else was partying the night away on St. Patrick’s Day was fun, because my life is usually go go go go. Crunching my numbers to find the right combination to meet my goals is fun. Outdoing my previous week’s weight is fun. It is a constant, everyday challenge for me to be better than before. I am a competitive person by nature, so it comes as absolutely no surprise to me that I love competing with myself.

Can anyone disagree that if you are going to have a race against yourself, being healthier and happier than the week before is a good one to take on?

Does that mean I’m constantly striving for perfection? No. Not happy with who I am? No. Setting unrealistic standards for myself? No.

To be really honest with you, sometimes I want to scream at people. I eat 2,000 calories a day! My bloodwork is always perfect! My blood pressure is perfect! Would you please stop worrying about whether I am too obsessed with something that causes no one (including me) any issues and attend to bigger issues than me being, healthy!?!

I anticipated the flack when I started the LiveFit Trainer. It’s just really difficult for many people to grasp that I could give up alcohol, give up the nights out, eat the same things day in and day out, spend six days a week in the gym and not allow myself cheat meals. But it was a natural progression for me. I’ve already lost the weight, started the foundation for weight training, the next step was for me to push myself to see how far I could go. When I get my mind set on something, I am driven, it’s just my personality. Naturally, someone just starting the journey to a healthier lifestyle NEEDS to log calories and NEEDS to be a little obsessed, because otherwise, you set yourself up for sabotage all over the place.

I love it. I’ve been pretty happy for quite some time, but I am happier in the last five weeks than I thought possible. I feel great, my energy is through the roof, and I don’t miss drinking or going out. I’m finding new ways to socialize and to be honest, some of the changes I am making will be permanent, while some are a temporary committment to a program I am determined to finish better than I started. (Cause you will not catch me in the gym six days a week for an hour when this is over. Back to a 4-5 day split for 45 minutes max.)

I loved this comment on the thread about being obsessed:

Life happens. Weddings, graduations, funerals, Christmas, Thanksgiving, 4th of July picnics, vacations. These are all detrimental to the “obsessed” dieter/calorie counter. Nothing wrong with counting calories, but we are talking about “obsessed” here. The obsessed dieter would just rather not go to their sister’s wedding, or to the family Christmas gathering or pass up a vacation b/c they have anxiety about what food will be there. Nothing wrong with bringing your own food or better yet, portion control and make good choices when you’re there. This is about a LIFESTYLE change – not just a diet time frame change (for 3 or 6 or 12 months)…. you can’t keep avoiding friends and social gatherings for the rest of your life. One has to learn how to deal with social gatherings while making good choices at the same time — or else (once off “diet”) you go back to making the same old habits b/c you never learned to deal with the real world obstacles.

The difference between someone who loves the fitness lifestyle, and one who is “obsessed” in an unhealthy way is that they can’t incorporate the lifestyle into their real life. If someone is able to successfully balance both, they are not obsessed. (Don’t you love how sometimes I suddenly just think I’m Wikipedia?)

I think there are times that we could take a step back before we judge someone. Because it’s none of our business. Because sometimes we project our own shortcomings and insecurities onto someone else who doesn’t have them. More often than not, the person who criticizes my lifestyle is someone who has expressed a desire to change their own life before.

And with that, I’m off to eat a pizza.

(juuuuuusssst kidding)


jamie eason livefit trainer ~ end of phase 1

Just as I was about to excitedly scream I MADE IT, I looked at my workouts for next week starting Phase 2 and my heart palpitated. Not like, whoa just saw a gorgeous Italian man lifting heavy weights and writing my name in hearts palpitated, like, whoa I’m in deep trouble. But we’ll come back to that.

My decision to start the LiveFit trainer began as simply a kickstart to weight training again. I thought it would be following nutrition and workouts for 12 weeks, but in four short weeks it has become so much more. My first four weeks in a nutshell:

I decided to give up alcohol for the duration of the program after a kidless night turned major headache and cravings the day after. I know myself, and drinking, even if it’s just occasionally, leads to bad eating, not working up to my potential in the gym, being unproductive in general and major mood fluctuations for a few days after. It’s been three weeks, and I’ve never felt so good, or more confident about a decision in my life. After watching many people post progress photos on the program, it has become even more clear that bad diet decisions and alcohol hinder progress and I ain’t killing myself in the gym not to have abs at the end!

In my fourth week of doing 30 pushups on chest day, I set a goal to do 10 on my feet and go to my knees when I couldn’t do them with perfect form. I CRANKED OUT ALL THIRTY WITHOUT DROPPING TO MY KNEES. I have never, in all my years of working out, pushed myself hard enough to do that, or had the upper body strength. (Yes, I was dying and crying on the minute rest between sets, but whose worried about details? Seriously.)

I had two kid birthday parties with chips and cupcakes, AND dinner with adults all in the same day and not once did I touch anything I told myself I wouldn’t. I cannot remember the last time I resisted so much temptation in one day. I am a really good persuader, especially to myself when I want something.

I went FOUR weekends without a single binge, overeat, or cheat of any kind. When I was craving something, I cooked it myself according to my plan. I can tell you, with 100% accuracy that I have never gone four weeks without binging on the weekend. Never. Especially not the week before mother nature visits. Which was last week.

I progressively increased my weight volume every time I worked a body part. Even if it was just for a few reps, and by the fourth week, my numbers compared to the first week were staggering. I do have muscle memory, so it’s slightly cheating because the strength comes back quickly, but dang I impressed myself! Back in my weight training days, if I didn’t feel like finishing a set, I quit. Now I push myself through it and I feel SO tuff afterwards. T-U-F-F is even tougher than tough.

I made myself go to bed early and made myself get up early, with the exception of a few times, the entire four weeks. Getting plenty of rest has made a world of difference in my workouts, my eating habits, and my mood.

I never forget to take my supplements, which I am taking for the first time. The BCAA’s have made a world of difference in training now and training before and I will never train without them again.

I didn’t cheat and do cardio even once (which was easy because I do not love cardio) and my stomach is leaner than it has looked in a very long time.

I trusted the numbers, and consumed 1700-2000 calories every day, with at least 150 grams of protein. Today my numbers were low, 1500 calories, and my stomach is reminding me right now by driving me nuts like a dog begging for food. I have fed you six times today and you want more?

I started reading The Beck Diet Solution to understand my past issues with binging and overeating and I’m feeling better every day about owning my choices and decisions. Anyone who says to me, “you should live a little. Don’t let life pass you by. Eat the cake if you want it” is going to get the brunt of my working for lawyers training. I will no longer feel guilty turning down something that isn’t good for me to make someone else feel better. Please place your issues somewhere other than on my goals.

I celebrated the end of Phase 1 by shopping and eating seafood with my mom. EVERY time before, I eat the entire basket of cheddar biscuits, get a fried platter with fries (cause it’s a cheat meal right?) and wish I hadn’t eaten all that. Today, I made good choices, despite my mom eating the rest in front of me. Asked the waitress nicely if she would make sure no butter was used and squeezed a lemon over my salad.

I left there feeling so good about myself. My mom and I had great conversation and I really enjoyed her company. I felt very satisfied, especially knowing I would get to eat again in three hours if I was hungry.

In the words of Rocky Balboa, “I feel like I could eat nails.” I feel better than I remember feeling in a very long time. I feel mentally and physically strong as a result of saying no to myself every time I want to cheat or quit a set. I have energy all day long and I find myself happy and excited without a concrete reason. Then I remember all the reasons I have to be happy and I wonder why I let myself get down so many times before.

I let myself get down because I was letting myself down. I am realizing that the theory I read about in Sociology is true. When we don’t live up to our own idea of success for ourselves, depression sets in. Letting yourself down is far worse than letting someone else down because you can get away from them, but you are stuck with you.

I love sharing this program and my progress with all of you. Thanks for the encouragement and motivation you give me by sharing so much of yourselves. There ain’t no pressure like knowing you have to post bikini pics in 60 days to people who expect results from you.

“A woman who thinks she deserves the best expects the best. That is living phenomonally.”

90 days to somewhere

I started Jamie Eason’s LiveFit Trainer on February 20th. It certainly wasn’t the beginning of my fitness journey, but it was a kickstart back into what I love most, eating healthy and weightlifting.

But it was more than that, as I discovered. I started my heathy is happy facebook page awhile before that and realized how many people out there needed to see my before and after pictures. To hear someone who has been right where they are say, I did it and so can you. It completely re-ignited my passion for fitness and helping others lose weight. I realized I had a responsibility to keep going, continue improving myself, and being completely real and transparent in all my success and shortcomings. Other people’s honesty and admissions made me get honest with myself and decide it was time to break some of my bad habits that keep me from my personal goals.

1.  No more binging
No more re-filling my plate five times at a buffet, and no more eating an entire pizza, and no more starting over on Monday because I blew it all weekend and never getting anywhere except right where I’ve been the last five years. No more, “well I worked out really hard this week, so I won’t gain weight.” No more, “well I eat healthy all week so I deserve to binge all weekend.” Because on Monday, I never ever feel good about my inability to control my overeating. And I’m positive I’ll never regret addressing the issue that goes way beyond that fifth plate of food.

2.  No more unplanned cheat meals

Again, it’s about the ability to control myself, not necessarily the food. If I decide, Saturday I’m having a cheeseburger and fries, that’s one thing. But if I go four hours without eating, let my blood sugar get out of whack and the cravings set in, it’s not okay for me to eat food I will regret later.

3.  No alcohol until May 19th

I’m not a big drinker. I hate the way I feel the next day and lowered inhibitions lead to bad decisions, especially regarding food. But when I do decide to have a night out, I overdo it. Are you noticing a theme here? Abs don’t happen by drinking alcohol on a regular basis and I can’t think of even two solid, good reasons that going out and drinking too much is a positive thing. So for my fitness goals and to learn other ways of socializing, bye-bye alcohol. Join my exes club cause we are on hiatus.

4.  Own my decisions

It’s only taken me 34 years to get pretty good at this. I know who I am, well, I mean, I have about 20 personalities but I know ALL of them really well. I know what I want and ultimately it shouldn’t matter to anyone else as long as I am happy and healthy. One person says my face is too skinny and another thinks I could lose 10 more pounds, yet another thinks I’m too obsessed, but this one thinks I’m not dedicated enough. Abs are gross, but muscles are hot. ARG. This is my life. It’s what I love. Outside of my little girls, fitness and cooking are my favorite hobbies. I will smile and keep on keepin on right past the hens clucking.

4.  Reward myself with non-food items

Why, again, do we reward ourselves with bad food for losing weight? At the end of each Phase, I’m changing the way I do things and rewarding myself with other things. Nothing in particular, mostly the accomplishment of laying out a plan and sticking to it. And maybe a pair of blingy designer jeans at the end?

5.  Hiding my scale

I’ve talked about my love/hate relationship with the scale. It drives me mad. Due to my goal being muscle building and not necessarily dropping a lot of “pound” weight, I hid my scale from myself, out of view. I will weigh myself only at the end of each phase for record keeping purposes.

 5.  Make healthy and happy my priority

I had a breakup in recent months. Not a romantic breakup, but a friendship. One that I literally needed like air for many, many years. I never in a million years thought I would be able to breathe on my own even though I was unhappy in the friendship more than I was satisfied. I held on because I couldn’t bear the thought of letting go and now that I have, I know it was the right decision for me. It’s not easy and it hurts sometimes, but I feel stronger setting and sticking to my personal boundaries. I only want people in my life who lift me up, do good things in their life and inspire me to be better. And that’s all I’m willing to accept anymore. Life is too short for anything else.

Interestingly enough, once I admitted I needed to address the food issues, it got easier to face them. I haven’t had one issue with binging or cheating since I started the trainer. I’m not allowing myself to slide, because I know I am capable of more. Sometimes our fear is so much bigger than the outcome. We don’t give ourselves enough credit. We are stronger than we think we are isn’t just a cute quote on Pinterest, it’s true.

What are some of your personal goals and what will you do to achieve them?

p.s. I left one off for fear of judgment (so I went back and re-read #4), but I’m going to have rock hard abs by Memorial Day.



jamie eason livefit trainer week 1

I finished week one of Jamie’s LiveFit Trainer.

With lots of Ibuprofen, some sweat, and maybe a few under-my-breath bad words.

In all honesty, I LOVE it. As I said before, the end of 2011 was a little rough going for me in regards to my fitness goals. With two children in school, class parties, family, etc. the holidays really took a number on my hiney and gym schedule.

Here I am, making excuses when I preach against doing that, but I hope what you learn from me most is that I am human. I am no different than any other busy mom with weaknesses, excuses, and slips.

I re-focused towards the end of December. In part because I was about to film for national television, but also because I needed to. I am happiest and healthiest emotionally and physically when I am eating for fuel and being active. But even so, my workouts consisted of hardcore cardio for weeks in preparation for filming, attempting to take off the 10 lb winter coat I wore proudly for a few months.

I started the LiveFit trainer because I believe in the program and followed one similiar when I started my weight loss journey. I am a big advocate of female weight training because I know what it did for my body. It made changes that stunned me.

Getting back in the weight room has done exactly what I suspected, it makes me feel empowered. I feel strong, tough, and capable of taking on the world. I have my weak moments like everyone else, but when I set my mind to something, I will not be defeated.

Starting week 2 today was still challenging. I still don’t love pushups and I still have to talk myself through every workout, because when you lay off your muscles for a period of time, you quickly lose strength. I don’t like being the weak girl in the gym, but I also trust the process so I started out easy instead of my usual pedal to the medal, can’t lift my arms to scratch my head or walk for a week.

For anyone who is following this program, stick with it. Follow the nutrition plan, follow the workouts exactly as they are laid out and trust the process. Nothing worth having happens quickly, so be patient grasshoppas.

Here’s to one more stupid pushup 🙂


jamie eason’s LiveFit trainer

I found Jamie Eason months ago and wondered where she had been all my life. I mean, she looks like this…

But what I love most is how approachable, real, down to earth, and NICE she is. Reading her LiveFit Trainer program reminded me so much of the program I followed when I first hit the gym 100 lbs heavier, so naturally I wanted to tell everyone about it.

I started my healthy lifestyle change with Bill Phillip’s original book “Body for Life”. I almost hate disappointing people when they ask how I lost weight, because the answer is always “I made good food choices and exercised like a maniac.” I say disappointing because I think they are looking for me to answer with a quicker, easier fix. But in reality, as many who have lost weight will tell you, eating healthy and exercising IS the quick and simple fix!

It’s not easy, but it is simple.

Jamie’s program takes all the guesswork out for you. She outlines the program, day by day, week by week with workouts, nutrition, and inspiration.

I BELIEVE in this program and to prove it, I am starting on Monday, following it to the letter and finishing it. Then I’m going to prove the results with progress pictures so there is no question whether or not it works.

Her program is divided into three well thought out, calculated phases which take a total of three months. Three months would be – YES – just in time for swimsuit season!

Here’s why I believe this program works, not only for three months to change your body, but sustainable for a lifetime, because changing your lifestyle is the true key to weight loss success.

  • It incorporates weight training, which is crucial to making drastic changes in your body. I can’t describe the empowerment of  weightlifting. It makes me feel strong, tough, and capable of taking on anything! It burns lots of calories, even after your workout is finished, and it WILL change the composition of your body.
  • The nutrition plan is flexible, allows for lots of options, and her grocery list is diverse. It allows you to eat every few hours so you never feel deprived!
  • There is NO cardio the first four weeks. I cannot say this enough, you will not produce the same results with cardio. If you are sticking to a clean diet and working hard with weights, you don’t need the cardio and adding it will burn through muscle progression. Stick to the plan as it’s written. Trust me.
  • The workouts are challenging but simple enough for even a beginner to follow. I always recommend working with a trainer if it’s in your budget, to help with proper form and boost your confidence if weights intimidate you.
  • Her program centers around lifting weighs, which will put to rest the myth that women bulk up by weightlifting. Years of working out around bodybuilders and fitness competitors I can tell you, it’s difficult for even some men to “bulk up.” It’s a process that takes lots of effort, it definitely doesn’t happen by accident.
  • Once you get the hang of her nutrition plan, you can customize it to fit your lifestyle and it IS something you can stick with forever.

Start reading. Plan your grocery trip. Decide which days are best for you to work out. Ignore everyone and everything around you in the gym and focus only on you. You are not there to impress anyone and people who judge you aren’t worth your energy.

Then start with me on Monday and I’ll hold your hand through all of it!

I am so excited!