My Live Fit (Week 9) Recap

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!”
I had hoped to bring you my Live Fit Week 9 recap last week, but a lingering cold made it difficult to complete it in time.  It seems all of America is getting the flu lately.  A couple of days I went to the gym, but only walked on the treadmill instead of doing that days’ weight training workout.  Phase 3 of Live Fit is difficult because the workouts keep your heart rate up the whole time, no rests!  In between sets, you do “active rests” like jump rope for a minute, jog/sprint, do step-ups, or abs.  I used to hate jumping rope (I couldn’t do it, kept messing up, and felt super self-conscious), but now I’m getting pretty good at it and think it’s FUN! 🙂 
After I recovered from my cold, I kicked butt in the gym!  Seriously, we all have stresses in our lives and taking your emotions out on those weights at the gym can be a life saver.  Put on your iPod, play your rock-out music, and GO!  You will feel so much better after a hard, sweaty workout, I promise.  



I did pretty good completing the workouts as designated, but did not follow the eating plan exactly, which calls for calorie counting in Phase 3.  Because I’m already pretty lean, I just eat like I normally do, something like this:
7:30 a.m.  Coffee with creamer, oatmeal with raisins/almonds/cinnamon/skim milk
10:00 a.m.  Protein bar (ideally this should be a meal, but I was on the go this week so just grabbed a bar from my purse)
12:00 p.m.  Grilled chicken pasta salad
3:00 p.m.  Extra lean turkey chili
5:00 p.m. Post-workout protein shake
6:00 p.m.  Extra lean turkey chili
9:00 p.m. Cereal (this isn’t recommended, but honestly what I ate this week)

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I also had a few hot cocoas (with skim milk) and popped into Starbuck’s for a tall, nonfat, no whip white mocha.  I told you it’s not perfect!
So, at the end of Week 9, my arms are getting a little more muscular and so are my legs/glutes- yay!  Also, I’m finally noticing that my abs are tighter.  
My favorite body parts to work out are shoulders and legs, I don’t like doing biceps/triceps, but I can tell the results are worth it.
Here’s a comparison from where I started to now.  Probably the biggest difference that I’m most thrilled about is my shrinking belly.  I know it’s difficult to tell because I’m not showing my stomach, but you can kind of see in the first shot where my little “pooch” was, and now it’s disappearing.  
You can read about the Live Fit Program (and my progress) by going HERE.   Three more weeks to go.  I will definitely be ready for bikini season this year!  Start NOW, so you will be ready too.  Come summertime, you’ll wish you started today.  
I’ve got my eye on these . . . 
Who’s starting TODAY??
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  1. January 13, 2013 / 6:39 pm

    I have been reading your blogs for sometime now and love them both! You look amazing! After having you introduce me to this program I started and saw awesome results! I got so strong and could tell a huge difference in my arms and legs! Well, I found out I was pregnant and the lethargy set in! I'm almost done with the first trimester and getting my energy back! I can't wait to start back! Also- I appreciate that you are "real" about what you eat! Thanks for sharing that!

  2. January 13, 2013 / 6:50 pm

    Oh my gosh Megan – you look amazing! I started doing Jamie's workout as my fitness program after reading about it on your blog. Im only "half doing it" when I can squeeze it in (meaning I do skip a few days – oops!). But after seeing your results – its time to buckle down and really get dedicated. Alright, Im starting today "REALLY" doing this program! 🙂

  3. Traci
    January 13, 2013 / 7:09 pm

    You look amazing!!! We already have a beach trip planned for May! I need to do this.

  4. January 13, 2013 / 9:36 pm

    I thought you looked amazing at week 2, but I can definitely tell that you have more definition in your arms.

  5. January 13, 2013 / 11:45 pm

    Wow! Your arms are amazing!!! I need to check this program out, thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. January 14, 2013 / 2:38 am

    Yowza girl, You look amazing! This blog is very inspiring. You make me want to work out harder. Thank you.

  7. January 14, 2013 / 2:08 pm

    You look great! I love the color of your hair right now too!

  8. January 14, 2013 / 5:37 pm

    Hey Megan, You look awesome girl. I have been working out on and off for the past year and lost 25 pounds, but still have those last 20 pounds which have been difficult to lose. After seeing your transformation, I am determined and gonna start it from today. Hope my body too transforms as yours. Wish me luck.

  9. January 14, 2013 / 5:39 pm

    I am gonna start this today to look my best in summer. Hope my body too looks great just as yours.

  10. January 14, 2013 / 5:40 pm

    Damn girl, look at those biceps! I just started this program last week and I'm already feeling a difference (not to mention a lot of soreness in these muscles that haven't been worked in a while). Thanks for the tip on the program!

  11. January 14, 2013 / 6:04 pm

    Wow!!! Your arms look amazing!!

  12. January 14, 2013 / 10:19 pm

    You look amazing! The weights are definitely worth the effort.

  13. January 15, 2013 / 2:26 pm

    Wow! You look amazing!!!! You are such an inspiration!

  14. January 15, 2013 / 3:32 pm

    so awesome! your hard work is really showing! i'm also getting back into working out after the holidays so i can be ready for bikini season too!

  15. January 16, 2013 / 7:58 pm

    Wow! Holy arms! You look amazing Megan! Thanks for sharing all your tips. I really enjoy reading them!

  16. January 18, 2013 / 9:26 pm

    What would you suggest we Should do after the LiveFit? What are you going to do? Thanks for sharing.

  17. January 18, 2013 / 9:32 pm

    Hello. I almost finished LiveFit last spring but the timing was not right. I started phase 3 at a busy time and didn't have the time to figure out the carb cycling. I'd love a sample menu from those of you who may have tried it. Also, could you share your plans for maintaining your fitness success now that you have completed LiveFit? Thanks so much.

  18. January 26, 2013 / 4:20 pm

    I'm finishing up week 3 right now and am really looking forward to the next few weeks! Your photos are very inspiring!

  19. March 21, 2013 / 5:22 pm

    So are you done with the program? I am in week 7 right now and it's fun but with 3 kids under the age of 7 and a full time job I sometimes have to put two workouts together since going 6 times a week is rough! Plus I don't follow the diet 100% either but I'm close. I have had some good results up until now so that is exciting! Once I am done I'm going to go back to the start of phase 2 until I get to where I want to be.
    You look fabulous! Can't wait for your up to date photos!

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