Jamie Eason Live Fit Trainer

•July 4, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Hi everyone!

I’m happy to announce that a friend and I started the Jamie Eason Live Fit Trainer this week.  So far, it’s going great. The diet is a bit extreme and the workouts are at a beginner level right now.  There is 3 phases in total.  we’re obviously in phase 1 which is basically a bulking/eating clean phase.  Currently we’re doing 4 workouts this week with no cardio!! YAY!!! Cardio and I don’t play well so i’m happy to not have to worry about it for 4 weeks.

Monday – Diet
Breakfast
Protein Pancake (4 egg whites and 1/2 cup oatmeal)
I mix in a blender and then fry it like a pancake.  Once it’s done I will add a bit of sweetner with cinnamon.  Along side I added some strawberries.

After breakfast was my workout – chest and triceps

Immediately after my workout I had a protein shake and banana.

Lunch
1/2 cup brown rice
5oz top round steak
brussel sprouts

Snack
2 Turkey Muffins
These actually tasted pretty good:)

So far so good!

Monday, May 28, 2012

•May 29, 2012 • Leave a Comment

I had such a great weekend! The weather was amazing and I was able to spend some quality time with my son, Owen.

The weekends go by way too quickly.

Lately, I have been having difficulty with my protein because I’m sick of the lean protein, turkey, chicken etc.  I’ve decided i’m going to focus more on vegetarian cooking just to give me something different for a while.

I was a bit late on breakfast this morning.  I had to drag my butt out of bed this morning from being so tired.

Below is a list of my food and the nutrition information along with it

Food                              Calories     Fat     Sodium     Carbs     Sugar     Protein

Shredded wheat        78                 0.3      2                 19.1        0.2         2.4
1 cup skim milk          86                0.4      127             11.9        12.5        8.4
1 cup mixed berries    70              0.5        0                 17           10           1
25 almonds                  175             15         0                  7.5         0            7.5

caramel rice cake         50            0            30                11           3            1
1 cup apples and cinnamon 65  0.2         1                   17.3       13          0.3
Turkey BLT                   320          10         680               45         6            15

Flatbread Pizza             317            11           513              41                        17
(recipe to follow)
1/2 chocolate milk        85              1.2          90              12.5      1.5          2

Post Workout
2 slices deli turkey         30             0.5           220           1.5          1.5        5
25g peanuts dry roasted 150          11.5          150           5.5                     6.5
1/2 cup chocolate milk     85              1.2          90          12.5      1.5          2

Totals:

I’m back!!!

•May 16, 2012 • Leave a Comment

It’s been a while since i’ve posted anything.  I fell off the wagon for a bit due to wrist surgery.  I’m finally cleared to start running and working out.  I feel so much better now that i’m able to be active again.

I’ve got a few short term goals that I’m going to post to keep me motivated:

1. Lose 10-15 pounds in the next 12 weeks.
2. Run a couple of 5k races and complete the dirty girl mud run in September
3. My #1 goal that I have put last because I can’t guarantee this will happen but I would like to do a fitness photoshoot and have my son Owen in some of the poses as my little fitness assistant.

Starting this week i’m really going to focus on keeping track of my macronutrients along with what i’m eating and what time i’m eating along with any physical activity i’m doing.

My macronutrient guidelines are as follows:

Calories = 1800

Carbs = 247g

Protein =112g

Fat=40g

Below is what I had Monday, May 14, 2012

8:30 a.m  lrg coffee

9:45 a.m 1 shredded wheat

1 cup skim milk

½ cup berries

11:00     2 Tomato Basil Rice cakes

12:30 p.m     large Salad
7g Croutons
1 egg
1 whole wheat English muffin
2tbsp peanut butter
1tsp honey

2:30        ½ strawberries
½ Pineapple
2 melba toasts
1tbsp peanut butter
1tbsp jam

6:00        Subway Chicken Salad with a side of subsauce
100g of potato fries

I worked out at 8:45, below is my workout schedule

Back/Biceps

Bent Over Dumbbell Row

Lat Pulldown

Alternate Dumbbell Curl

Did 2 sets of 10-12 reps and a third set until failure.  My wrist was giving me a bit of pain so I really couldn’t push as hard as I wanted too.

I then did the following interval schedule on a bike:

Minutes 1-2: Level One
Minutes 3-5: Level Two
Minutes 6-9: Level Three
Minutes 10-11 Level Two
Minutes 12-15: Level Three
Minutes 16-17: Level Two
Minutes 18-21 Level Three
Minutes 22-24 Level Two
Minutes 25-26 Level One

10:15 p.m     2 oz steak
½ cucumber with sea salt

I had about 3 bottles of water today.  I need to work on consuming more water throughout the day.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

9:40 a.m small banana (I forgot my shredded wheat so unfortunatley, it wasn’t much of a breakfast)

10:30 a.m 1 cup strawberries

12:30 p.m. 2.5 oz steak
Tomato basil wrap with mixed greens
2 tbsp feta cheese

2:45 p.m   ½ Darryl Bar
6 all dressed bread sticks
2 tbsp hummus

5:00 p.m. running for 20 minutes. (I tried running for 90 seconds and walking for 60 seconds and kept alternating. I didn’t last long this way and i’m not sure if it was because it was so hot out or because I had my son in the stroller.  I may have to alternate at 60 seconds each time.

6:00 p.m. Protein Shake
1/2 cup stir fry veggies ( I did not like these so I doubt I even ate 1/2 cup).

10:30 p.m. Yes, late I know.  I got an amazing recipe from a friend for protein balls (recipe to be provided) and I can’t believe how amazing these things are.  My husband even loves them.  However, at this time at night I was only able to eat 1 of the and it took alot of determination to not eat another.  I also had half a cucumber with a bit of sea salt.

It’s been a good week so far, although really busy.  I will report back soon 🙂

My broken Wrist

•March 24, 2012 • Leave a Comment

My broken Wrist

Just before getting my real cast on I had my husband took a picture of my wrist. I was quite surprised at how bruised it was. Yuk

A slight hiccup

•March 24, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Well it’s been a crazy week!! Firstly, last week I decided I was going to run a 5k race with some friends from work.  The race is Mother’s day weekend running for Ovarian Cancer.  It will be our first race in preparation for the 10k race that we are planning on doing September 22, 2012 at the Toronto Zoo.

So I was pretty pumped about our plans to start running and was looking forward to finally getting into a solid program.  Saturday, March 17, 2012, I had an accident.  I had made a bottle for my son Owen and my husband Dave was upstairs changing him because we were going to enjoy a nice drink on our deck while he went down for a nap.  Just as I lifted my right foot off the hardwood to go up the stairs, I completely slipped right off the hardwood and banged my wrist on the stairs.  I immediately screamed and thought I was going to be sick and pass out from the pain.  I was not able to move my arm at all and knew something was wrong.  Well I was right…the x-ray confirmed I broke the bone in my wrist, I am now in a cast for 6 weeks.  I’ve had to put my running on hold for a bit because the doctor doesn’t want the bone to shift because it’s in a good place right now and if it moves I could end up having surgery.  He says he wants me to put the running on hold for 2 weeks.

I finally had a good solid plan and then this happens! I was so upset and I even just signed back up with Goodlife and I definitely won’t be doing any weightlifting now for atleast 6 weeks 😦

We are still aiming to do the 5k race for May and if I have to walk it…I have to walk it.  My plan is to start running in April assuming I get the ok from the doctor and that will still give me a good 6 weeks of training.

My next visit with the doctor is Wednesday, so i’m praying for good news. Wish me luck:)

Frustrated!!

•March 15, 2012 • 2 Comments

Well it’s day 3 of my diet and i’m hating it so much!! The problem is and I knew it would be a problem is all the meat/protein I am eating.  I can’t stand eating all this meat in one day every single day.  I am going to continue for the remainder of this week and then tweak my diet.

I’m thinking that I may start taking up running as my main source of cardio.  Depending on what kind of shape I get into I’m interested in running a small marathon.  I wanted to do this a while ago but then I got pregnant.  This is just an idea I have so we’ll see what happens with it.

The first day….

•March 13, 2012 • Leave a Comment

It’s been a while since i’ve eaten healthy on a continous basis and worked out.  However, part of the reason I haven’t is because I didn’t plan properly.  So this past week i’ve been preparing my workout routines and meal plans.  My short term goal for the next couple of months is to lose 10 pounds which is left from the 50 pounds that I gained from being pregnant.

Weight prior to pregnancy =120lbs
Weight post pregnancy = 132lbs
Goal = 10 lbs (122lbs)

The main reason I wanted to start a blog is to keep track of my progress in one place.  This will also keep me motivated to stick with it.
For the first 2 weeks I will be on a lower calorie diet being around 1200 calories. This will definitely shock my body and then in 2 weeks I will be changing to a higher calorie diet and so on until I am unable to lose anymore weight.  It’s all going to be trial and error.  As things progress I will need to tweak my diet and my workout/cardio program.  I took some photographs last night to use as my before pictures and anytime I feel like I want to cheat on my diet I will just look at my before pictuers which will motivate me enough to not want to cheat.

NURTRITION
As mentioned above I am on a lower caloric diet consisting of 1200 calories.

Meal #1 – post workout 8:30
Darryl Bar

Meal #2 10:45
Protein Shake
Large Grapefruit (only one serving of fruit on workout days)

Meal #3 12:30
30z chicken
1/2 brown rice (a little bit of soya sauce)
salad
*I forgot to bring salad dressing today and a friend from work had the best recipe that she uses for her salads which is olive oil mixed with apple cidar vinegar.  It is absolutely amazing!!! It’s now one of my new recipes.

Meal #4 3:30
3/4 cup corn
30z chicken

Meal #5 6:30
3oz top sirloin
20z sweet potato
12 spears asparagus

I think the biggest challenge for me at this point is the whole not eating ANYTHING after 6:30pm but so far so good.
I never have been one for drinking a substaintial amount of water in one day.  This is something I really need to work on.  Today I had 3 bottles of water.  It’s an okay amount but I will work harder at drinking more water.

Supplements
Currently, I am taking a multivitamin, Mitamin C, fish oil and purple K.

Workout
Today was cardio for 15 minutes (fast walking) on a treadmill and abdominals.