Ever since the Best Body Boot Camp I followed for several weeks ended back in April, I’ve been on the lookout for a new challenge.
I love making up my workouts on the fly and doing whatever I want at the gym, but that feeling typically lasts for a few weeks before I start getting restless and want more structure and a legitimate goal or challenge.
Usually this is when I’ll start training for a half marathon, but I am loving more strength-based workouts lately and wanted to find a challenge that aligned with this preference.
I’ve read a lot about Jamie Eason’s LiveFit Trainer, a free 12-week program with workouts that seem to be based upon solid strength training. It looked right up my alley.
Last night, I examined the program and printed out the first week of workouts, planning to tackle the first one at the gym this morning.
The first workout focused on chest and tricep exercises. I completed three sets of 12 repetitions of six different exercises and have a feeling I’m going to be really sore tomorrow.
When I’ve strength trained on my own in the past, I usually did three sets of 15 repetitions, but lowering the reps to 12 and grabbing heavier weights added a whole new challenge. I loved it!!!
Pushing myself during strength training is oddly fun for me. I like feeling like I’m working my muscles. Feeling strong is the jam!
The LiveFit program also comes with a meal plan which I’m not really planning on following, though I may use it for inspiration for some of my meals and snacks.
Today’s breakfast wasn’t on the meal plan, but it was delicious!
The company sent me three mini sample jars of their nut butters to try and every single one is fantastic. (The Cashew Nilla is my favorite.) Each flavor I’ve tried hasn’t included any kind of sweetener, but they were all still incredibly flavorful and mouthwatering.
I added a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of chia seeds on top of the peanut butter before inhaling both waffles with a mug of hot coffee.
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Question of the Afternoon
- Have you ever tried a workout program that lasted several weeks (P90X, LiveFit, Tone It Up, Body For Life, etc.)? What did you think?