Phew! I’m exhausted! I’m finally finished with Phase Two (week 8) of Jamie Eason’s LiveFit Trainer. I have to tell you, it wouldn’t be too bad on its own, but when I added in 6 cycling classes this week, I’m pretty pooped. The strength training is still going well. The only exercises that I’ve struggled with are most that involve the rear delts. With my torn rotator cuff, it’s nearly impossible to move my arm/shoulder at the angles required to do these exercises. But, it’s just as easy to switch out the exercises and find others that don’t make my shoulder feel like it’s being torn from my arm. 🙂
So I definitely liked Phase Two better than Phase One. The workouts were bumped up to six days with one rest day, and with the addition of supersets and cardio, I was pretty happy. I have seen some really great results as far as strength goes. I’m able to lift heavier weights and the added sets don’t tire me out like they did at the beginning. I can see a noticeable change, especially in my upper body (chest, biceps, triceps and shoulders), and my pants are feeling a bit looser just in the last week or so. Up until then, like I mentioned, I was feeling kinda bulky.
Maybe it’s the different shirt, the lighting, or the angle, but I definitely think I’m seeing some results:
The only other thing is that I am not following the diet plan, so I know that I could probably be seeing even better results at this point.
I was actually at school lifting some heavy stuff the other day and my friend and co-teacher said, “Oh my gosh! I just saw your guns!” Ha ha! Little did she know she had a free pass to the gun show. 🙂
I cannot tell you how excited I am to finally start phase 3! I am actually looking forward to the active recoveries and sprints!
I have to admit, I was a cardio junkie for a long time, but now that I’m reading more about the benefits of weight training and high intensity intervals, I’m definitely on board with it. My body is thanking me. This kind of sums it up I think:
I can’t wait to tell you all about my first week in Phase Three! 🙂